50 Things That Made People Say “Of Course That’s A Thing”
The moment that you think you’ve got life all figured out, the universe throws you a curveball. Possibly in the form of an interesting opportunity, but (if we’re completely honest) most likely in the shape of a funny or surprising picture that makes you snort into your cup of tea. You see, despite all of humanity’s flaws, people are actually very creative and come up with some extremely bizarre things.
One place that documents the funny, creative, and sometimes plain downright weird things that humanity has done is the ‘Of Course That’s a Thing’ subreddit. A community of just over 723k people, r/ofcoursethatsathing does exactly what it says on the tin: it invites people to share pictures of things that make you think, “Of course that’s a thing.”
It’s more a feeling than a phrase, and you’ll find the very best examples of just how peculiar a world we really live in below. Remember to upvote the pics that made you go “what?” and be sure to share this list with your friends. You and I both know that they’ll enjoy some of these images! Personally, as a huge D&D nerd, I’m a big fan of the bread alignment chart, but be sure to let everyone know which one’s your #1 pic.
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The "One A Day Banana" Pack, Containing Several Bananas Of Different Ripeness So That You Can Eat Them Over Several Days. (Korea)
Pencils That Can Be Planted And Grow Into Kitchen Spices When They Become To Small To Use
My Mate Bought Me This For My Birthday, I Love It And Of Course It's A Thing
Creativity is an intrinsic part of being human. It might not always produce something that’s objectively good in aesthetic terms, but it’s still one of the things that drive us forward. Beauty, after all, is in the eye of the beholder (even if that beholder should really read up a bit more on what’s actually stylish).
National Geographic spoke to Agustín Fuentes, the author of ‘The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional,’ about art and its relationship to our evolution.
10/10 Would Read Again
I have this book! It was in the clearance section at the grocery store and I took a chance. Best $3 I've spent.
Cow Ear Muffs
Thor's Hammer Toolbox
“We tend to think of these beautiful cave paintings of the big mastodons and wild oryx as art. But that’s only about 40,000 years old. We know that 85,000 years ago, in southern Africa, our ancestors were carving on ostrich eggshells. Twenty thousand years earlier than that, they were drilling holes in small shells and wearing them around their necks,” Fuentes told National Geographic.
A Night Stand To Beat Up People With
Nun-Chucks: When you need to beat the holy hell outta someone! Alternatively, Nun-Chucks: Put the fear of God into them!
Catholics vs. Seedless Watermelons
“One hundred thousand years before that, they were crumbling ochre and rubbing it on their bodies. Five hundred thousand years before that, half a million years ago, they were making tools that were incredibly beautiful and more symmetrical and aesthetic than they had to be to do their jobs. Art is very deep in human history,” Fuentes explained that art is fundamentally a part of who we are. Then and now.
Id Buy It
Older Article, But Hell Ill Do It!
The ‘Of Course That’s a Thing’ subreddit has been around since 2013, so you know for a fact that its content is something that captures people’s attention. No doubt, sometimes, because the pictures are very errr imaginative. Otherwise, without this quality content, the subreddit wouldn’t have survived and thrived for so long. The community will also be celebrating its eighth birthday in a couple of weeks. So, if you like their stuff, think about joining the subreddit or just popping in with a quick, ‘Hi, congrats.’
I Need This Lazy Susan Fridge!
The first time I saw this I thought it was stupid, but after feeling awful for having to throw away food because I just didn't see it way back in the fridge... I kind of want one. Plus I'm a klutz and always knock stuff over when trying to grab something in the fridge.
Inflatable Swan Thing
Before joining the subreddit, though, there are a few rules that you have to be aware of. They’re all common sense things anyway, so they shouldn’t be a problem for anyone who isn’t an internet troll or a massive bigot. Obviously, there’s no place for racism, sexism, or bigotry on the r/ofcoursethatsathing subreddit.
Typewriter For Music
This Floating Mug - To Eliminate Coasters
A 24-Hour Clock...
What’s more, the subreddit moderators ask their members not to post any memes or image macros and to avoid self-promotion posts. Furthermore, all members should strive to be polite and void rudeness. “Everybody has a line; if you feel yours was crossed, this is your report option,” the moderators explain. And that’s how you keep an online community wholesome and healthy. All so that people can keep on saying, “Of course that’s a thing.”
I want the uterus plushie just so I can punch it once a month
Because God Forbid Your Cat’s Butthole Is Exposed!
The Much Awaited Sequel
Had no idea they made these in adult sizes! I've only ever seen little ones for babies. Freaking hilarious!
A Rubik's Cube That Doubles As A Treasure Chest. It Only Opens When Solved
well that would be staying locked forever in my house. I mean, can't really pull the stickers off on this one to solve it.
Minimalist Nativity Sets
Portland Airport Sells Socks And Other Merchandise To Match It's Carpet
The Internet Is Leaking Into Real Life
A Punchable Enter Key
Dead Battery? No Worries
A Book To Help You Have Those Tough Talks With Your Cat
This Place Offers A Trump Pizza—half Mexican, Half Bacon-Cheeseburger, Separated By A Wall Of Mozzarella Sticks
Somebody Paid To Promote Their Dog
For People Who Want To Smell Cat Poop But Not Be Able To Find It
Cats don't usually poop outside their litter box. But they can vomit :/
Why Would Someone Sit Down And Make This?
This Magnetic Cookie Dunker
The Atlantic Ocean Has Been Rated 3.9 Stars On Google Maps
A Pure White Puzzle
That Escalated Quickly
If I saw this, I would have to go on it even if I didn't want to go up. I'm a big kid.
Found At Walmart
A Leash For Your Chicken
Damn I Don't Know If That's Lazy Or Just Too Real Haha
A Tube To Prevent Phone Distractions During Conversation
Sausage Vending Machine
Spotify's Has Lyrics To Sandstorm. In Case You Forgot Them
Shower Curtain With Pockets
A National Treasure!
This is disturbing, but for some odd reason I kinda want one.
Note: this post originally had 76 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.
Missed the $300 cake for a 1 year old to smash and not eat.
My 1 year old cousin smashed a $50 cake, ate it, and loved it. So probably the best 50 bucks the family ever spent.
We took the cheapskate route and mother in law made the cake for everyone else and a cupcake for our kid when she turned 1, still somehow got frosting all over her face, hair, clothes, floor, it was a blast! And cheap
Every smash cake is edible. That's the whole point.
Are we sure this isn't paid sponsorship or something? Because I've already bought one item off it and am considering others.
And now I completely understand your name. 😉
You forgot the pooping flamingo.
Missed the $300 cake for a 1 year old to smash and not eat.