Does the Loch Ness Monster really exist? What happened to the crew of Mary Celeste? And what are guys up to when they're taking long showers? While we might never find out the answers to the first two mysteries, the latter has just been revealed. Together with a bunch of other men secrets most girls probably have no clue about. Recently, someone on reddit asked "What Are Some 'Guy Secrets' Girls Don't Know About?" and it got funnier and funnier with every answer. Amassing over 80K upvotes in just a few days, this post has become sort of like a diary of the 21st century man, and you couldn't make this stuff up. Scroll down to check out the entries and upvote your faves!

#1

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SchmittyWinkleson Report

Nash Nopper
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1 year ago

hahahahaha :)

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#2

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

"We are task orientated" absolutely true! we respond better with, "can you get me a blanket?" our brain process that faster than "I'm cold" statement.

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#3

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Linouchka 99
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1 year ago

Why don't you tell her ? She might laugh too !

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#4

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Benjamin Boysley
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1 year ago

OMG Yes, please give us a signal!

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#5

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Nash Nopper
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1 year ago

awwww

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varwenea
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1 year ago

I suspect a reasonable percentage of women would not know this. Good advice.

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Kaisu Rei
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1 year ago

This is definitely something everyone needs to remember, that guys can be mentally ill and have body issues and insecurities the same way everyone does and it's important to accept that and give them the space they need to express that

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Kaisu Rei
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1 year ago

I think everyone does this, I'm a girl and I zone out sometimes thinking about something random and then I realize I've been staring at someone all that time

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Linouchka 99
Community Member
1 year ago

But but... What is your mind doing when it is "not thinking" ???!!

Chyppa Homer
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1 year ago

It's like... tvstatics-...26bd79.jpg tvstatics-5c5405426bd79.jpg

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C
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish I had that power

Rafaella Bueno
Community Member
1 year ago

Me too. Although I can occasionally think of nothing useful to the point where I forget what I was thinking right after, but thinking going blank is impossible.

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William Teach
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1 year ago

There's an old joke buy comedian Mark Gungor, and part of it goes like this: Men have a box in their brain that women are not aware of. This particular box, has NOTHING in it. It’s true. In fact, we call it the “Nothing” box. And of all the boxes a man has in his brain, the nothing box is his favorite box. If a man has a chance, he’ll go to his nothing box EVERYTIME. That’s why a man can do something seemingly completely brain dead for hours on end. You know, like, fishing. They’ve actually measured this. The University of Pennsylvania did a study and men can do absolutely nothing and still breathe. Women can’t do it. Their minds never stop! Zzz-Zzzz-zzzz. And they don’t understand the “Nothing” box…and it drives them CRAZY…because NOTHING makes a woman go crazy like watching a man…doing…nothing!” https://www.littlethings.com/mens-brains-vs-womens-brains/

Amanda Ford
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a nothing box and my husband is sooo baffled by this concept! We watched this video and he is so the woman and I am so the man!!!

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Daria B
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1 year ago (edited)

I'm not really the type to ask what one is thinking, but usually, when I'm asked so, I get it as the other person is just trying to start a conversation. It's another way of initiating small talk with someone whom you've reached some proximity. Here's an advice ▷ when you don't know what to answer, just say "nothing, you?"

Flash Henry
Community Member
1 year ago

I am so jealous of men for this reason, you have no idea

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
1 year ago

I used to have a screensaver for my mind, if i wasn't thinking about anything it would go to the "birds eye potato waffles" theme song, just on a loop until i focused on something again.

Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm jealous about this super power.

Ben Steinberg
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, it's not polite to say 'tits', so what do you expect? /s

mulk
Community Member
1 year ago

The "Nothing BOX": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ6mVumHY9I

Linouchka 99
Community Member
1 year ago

Aaah yes, I saw this one some time ago, and I wondered : if the boxes aren't touching, say the boxes "food", "money", "kids" and "clothing", is a man able to understand that if he spends all the money on pizza, there won't be enough money left for his kids to have new shoes ?...

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Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

This is incomprehensible. It really is to me. Nothing? wow.

Linouchka 99
Community Member
1 year ago

IKR ??

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Sean Stallcop
Community Member
7 months ago

And yes sometimes we really are looking at you. Your looks don’t matter and your weight does not matter. We think you are all strange beautiful mysterious creatures. And we want to cuddle you

Artahmiss
Community Member
1 year ago

Shit I wish there were moments when my brain did nothing. Who's with me fellow anxiety/ depression brothers and sisters?

Pug Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

My GF gets that stuff bad. Sometimes I wish I could rent out space in my nothing box to her. Just to put her at ease for a few moments.

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Shull GaRett
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah yes,,, the feeling of nothingness occupying your mind... this is so rare in this crazy world.. ;)

Ryo Bakura
Community Member
1 year ago

Shit... tuned out for a minute there. What did I miss?

Pug Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

HAHA

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Gregory Michael
Community Member
1 year ago

Or we are thinking about multiple things but not focusing on anything in particular so when we get asked "what are you thinking about?" we say nothing because it takes too much energy to remember what we were thinking about 20 seconds ago. Lazy comes into play with much that we do. Or don't do.

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
1 year ago

When we say "Nothing" we mean nothing specific. Our mind sometimes bounce around randomly like " T Rex is cool-pizza sounds good-car oil needs checked-boss is on my ass-warm in here-shiny pretty-whats on tv-.....etc etc etc"

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, hubby has a blank expression I know nothing is going on in there, but when I ask he always says he's thinking of me.

Pug Pug
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

He may be. I say nothing most of the time, but really its either nothing or to much, and my gal is there when I am thinking and saying its nothing.

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Christophe Ferreira
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm a guy and even I don't understand. There is not a time where I'm not thinking about something. It could be stupid stuff but I'm still thinking about it. If my wife asks, I tell her.

Jana Renner
Community Member
1 year ago

This means they are REALLY enlightened beings. Totally zen. Nothing at all going on...just silence. (I got a circus brain with 10 rings, a crowd shouting, animals running beserk and a fair amount of confetti everywhere...all day long. I guess I am just envious!)

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
1 year ago

And then we end up thinking "WTF was that about?"

Melissa Mitchell
Community Member
1 year ago

Honestly, nothing in life has been harder to wrap my head around than this. I have 357 tabs open in my brain...on a calm day!

Farid Adiyanto
Community Member
1 year ago

ONLY man can reduce the work in our body just back to basic need a human can live.. breath.. just breath.. as simple as that.

Deborah Middendorf
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! If only men could bottle this and sell it. I'd love to turn my brain off.

Aleksandra
Community Member
1 year ago

wow so surprising, same with women

LadyGrimm
Community Member
1 year ago

I believe this is true as ::gasp:: women ALSO sometimes think about nothing. But the problem is that when you ARE thinking about SOMETHING, people (men and women both) often don't vocalize what the "something" is. So your partner has no reason to trust when your nothing really IS nothing. So talk to your partners, people!

Jenny Rees
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't think our partners own our thoughts. Can we say "none of your business"? Fortunately neither I nor my partner ask this of anyone.

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RU Sirius
Community Member
1 year ago

thinking is work, so when there's no work I just let my brain idling not engaged with any outside propulsions

birdhouse
Community Member
1 year ago

So true. We do have the ability to turn it all off and just breath.

LeAnn Munson
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Women are mostly the opposite. We tend to overthink and it can be exhausting. I can have issues turning my mind off sometimes. But I will have a moment once in awhile where I zone out. But honestly, it usually happens when I am physically or mentally tired.

Dan Woo
Community Member
1 year ago

Screensaver mode!

Lynn Hansen
Community Member
1 year ago

Same with decisions. I don't really always have an opinion. Now I say, "If you want me to develop an opinion I can do that if you want." If I'm not thinking, I'm day dreaming or kind of shut off, resting my mind.

Mark Kelly
Community Member
1 year ago

usually cars for me

Ieva Nura
Community Member
1 year ago

Sometimes my thoughts are just not explainable yet. So I say nothing.

Uzy
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, I first get a feeling there is something I need to remember and start looking through my memories looking for it, then after a while I forget why and what am I even looking for and space out thinking nothing, just staring blindly

Marnie Rose
Community Member
1 year ago

The brainbis like a frozen computer screen, give it a second or a minute to reboot :) Im female bit do the same thing, its quite refreshing :)

Stefano Zavattini
Community Member
1 year ago

Personally, I say "nothing" but I should more accurately say "everything". It's not that my brain is just on standby doing nothing, it is just thinking very fast to a lot of uncorrelated things without any aim to get a sense out of it. It's just random mental noise, which is easier to refer to as "nothing".

Pug Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

There are 3 types of nothing in a Mans Mind: 1. We say nothing because we just mumbled something and need to buy time to come up with a weak lie so we get in less trouble then the truth we just said and now need to explain. 2. Nothing means everything. The fact that [insert sports team] isn't doing well, that thing I need to fix, the stuff i need to move in order to fix it, the starving children of the world, where is my moon base, the world is a lie, whats this pain in my tooth, is blue really the same blue as it is to me as it is to you, am i to selfish for just thinking of me right now, when can we see that new movie, if anit isn't a word how did I just use it in a sentence, I want to play a game with some one, ect.... wait is it ect or ext? 3 dots? 3. Nothing.

J. Sebastian
Community Member
1 year ago

If you could hear my inner monologue it would be just be saying "Boobs.....Boobs.....Boobs" in a monotonous Stephen Wright kinda voice.

AlanandLeila Hoyt
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a hard time wrapping my mind around this concept. How can you think of nothing? They probably just don't want to say. Even when you sleep, you are dreaming. The only time your thoughts shut off is if you have been out under general anesthesia, or you are dead.

Pug Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

Nah its really nothing. Just a place where you go so no one you care about gets hurt. Its like when a laptop is in sleep mode. Were are still there using energy and breathing, but we re almost in a meditation to a degree. I don't know about the rest of man kind, but if I didn't have access to this box, I'd wined up some kind of lone gunman.

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Marnee DeRider
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1 year ago

If someone asks me what I'm thinking more than once a year, I have to remove them from my life. What a rude and pointless question.

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't be angry if we say that, it really means we doesn't have anything at the meantime. Maybe we can just simply shut our brain half so that we can stop thinking a lot.

Heidi Matsumoto
Community Member
1 year ago

yeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!

Andrew Joseph
Community Member
1 year ago

keeping a clear minds also means having nothing & have a blank stare which exactly to opposite to women

Lark Estelle
Community Member
1 year ago

Thinking of nothing is glorious.

David Whittaker
Community Member
1 year ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ6mVumHY9I

Capitu
Community Member
1 year ago

Sounds legit.

Tim P.
Community Member
1 year ago

I work full time, go to school full time, we are buying a house, just got engaged, are planning multiple trips for the year, and my lady hates my guts when I say "Nothing, goodnight." And roll over and pass right the eff out.

Lori Wojciechowski
Community Member
1 year ago

Women, never ask that question of anyone. It is inane. Signed, a Woman.

Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
1 year ago

what a gift. especially at night when one wants to go to sleep.

LoneWolfie
Community Member
1 year ago

WTH as a girl I can't not think (I know it's a double negative).

Guglielmo Marconi
Community Member
1 year ago

B.S. I'm always thinking about something.

Pug Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

Well if you are thinking of nothing then that is something but it really is nothing but it is something.... So You are correct!

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Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

This is actually one thing I like about guys. I hate doing the girly feelings thing and don't need to constantly talk about them. Probably why I always got along with guys better than girls growing up.

Notsoboredpanda
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahhh. Times like these I wish I was a man. Lol

Tom Hardeveld
Community Member
1 year ago

the infamous "Nothing-box"

m. b
Community Member
1 year ago

Why no one believes this also works for females?!

David Sherwood
Community Member
1 year ago

The great UK comedian Bill Bailey reckons we are in “power saving or sleep mode”.

Cathrine Simone
Community Member
1 year ago

It's called in the zone. It is not exclusive to men, though how common among women I cannot say. Supposedly it does not happen to women, and yet I go to that neither realm, so oh well.

Jeff Requier
Community Member
1 year ago

I can be thinking about a lot of random things at once, or one thing leads into thinking about something completely different

Paul White
Community Member
1 year ago

exactly!!!!!!!!!!!

Nathan Parrish
Community Member
1 year ago

I sometimes wish i could do that

Carmen Elena
Community Member
1 year ago

That level of meditation is impressive.

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

yeah. or we're thinking about stupid geeky stuff like Who shot first? Han or Greedo?

Ina Šantaraitė
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm a girl and not thinking is still relatable to me. And to explain what is happening when I'm not thinking. For me it's simmilar to having a pc's screensaver on inside my head but instead of some kind of picture there's some kind of random song playing

Linouchka 99
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah ! Yes, me to. It's my internal jukebox. There have been times where it started playing before I even woke up in the morning... Now it's mostly silent because I have an external jukebox going on all day long ! ;-)

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a strange phenomena, sometimes our thoughts are there but its like flicking through the channels on a TV, there is information being shown buts it's not there long enough to pin down and process

Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 year ago

I do that too. My husband doesn't get it

Victoria Rey Piuma
Community Member
1 year ago

I'll just add this one here..... Im able to do that but never longer than 2 minutes. After a short pause, the pandemonium, everything, starts again. Don't underestimate a girl's ability to worry over everything.

Victoria Rey Piuma
Community Member
1 year ago

I just love this, 'cause I do it too.... Brian is tired, resting now.

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Daria B
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1 year ago

Uhmm... Is this a gender thing? Because.... I'd think the same...?

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Chyppa Homer
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1 year ago

Well, the secret is out... mosw-5c540...7af914.gif mosw-5c540e57af914.gif

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PyroarRanger
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1 year ago

Accurate.

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
1 year ago

This is kinda sad because it makes me feel like OP isn't getting enough hugs and everyone who wants hugs should be hugged often

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Aman Kharb
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1 year ago

A moment of silence please

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Oathbraker
Community Member
1 year ago

Lucky you. I had my hairdresser tell me I looked like a junkie because I had let my hair grow out. Needless to say I didn't visit her again.

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Prestigous Cactus
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1 year ago

This is no secret, those who do this are heroes and are celebrated.

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Kaisu Rei
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1 year ago

Taking interest in your partner's life and interests is like a basic thing about relationships and it goes both ways

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Darryl Kerrigan
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1 year ago

This is why we need feminism.

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Brandon Collinsworth
Community Member
1 year ago

I laughed at this for way too long, because I can't think of a single time I tied something down and didn't say that.

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Carlota Ocón
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1 year ago

"Maybe just americans" ¿?

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#21

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
1 year ago

Again, this is not a men thing, but a people thing

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Oathbraker
Community Member
1 year ago

And it also smells nice. I think shampoo smells better than most of the expensive perfumes.

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#23

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Wynand
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Throw things to us. Like the TV remote or the car keys. Or a cup of coffee. It does, however, depend on our level of trust in the tosser's tossing skill.

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#24

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Wynand
Community Member
1 year ago

True. But sometimes we're doing the other thing.

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#25

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
1 year ago

Or you might have to bump up signal strength

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#26

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Kriel Kipjes
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1 year ago

Cool shoes!

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#27

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Anne
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1 year ago

Meh, same for women

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

true! even for those of us who are short. We will jump just to fulfill our primal instinct

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Wynand
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah. Sometimes they just happen. At very unfortunate times. As a teenager it would almost invariably happen while in church. And no, it had nothing to do with what was happening during the sermon!

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep, this is true for everyone!

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SykesDaMan
Community Member
1 year ago

Die hard style? I used to do it all the time! :)

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