No matter how many all-nighters you pull devouring volume after volume of dust-laden encyclopedias, it will never be enough. Because learning is a process, and there’s no end visible on the horizon.

But most of us are just fine with one or two "did you know that?" facts always ready to be served at a dinner table. Except they get old fast and nobody wants to listen to another “banana is a berry,” like, ever.

Luckily, one Reddit user who goes by u/RyanBlitzpatrick did everyone a favor and asked people on r/AskReddit “What's a fact that just blows your mind?” 3.6K upvotes and 3.5K comments later, the results are in and you’d better get your notebook ready, 'cause these are some of the hand-picked knowledge bites that may honestly surprise you.

#1

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow When you dream, one part of your brain is making up the story, and another part is experiencing those events and is genuinely surprised by all the twists in the plot.

jayantadey1996 , Quinn Dombrowski Report

ElusiveIntrovert
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2 months ago

So, my brain is playing tricks on my brain??? :O

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#2

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow 2006, which doesn’t feel THAT long ago, saw the death of two colossally old tortoises. The first, Harriet, was reportedly collected by Charles Darwin when he visited the Galápagos on the HMS Beagle. She belonged to Steve Irwin at the time of her death. Charles Darwin and Steve Irwin shared a “pet.” Estimated to have lived 176 years.

The second, Adwaita, was born before the United States declared its independence from England. Think of it: just 14 years ago, there was a land creature alive that was older than our country. Just incredible.

harpo-polo , wikipedia Report

Guild N. Stern
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2 months ago

Not my country.

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#3

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow November 2, 2000 was the last time all humans were on the planet together. Since then at least one person has remained on the international space station

theguy4785 , nasa Report

Scagsy
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2 months ago

What about Major Tom?

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I wish it was as easy to remember these facts as it was to scroll through. In reality, we do learn things every day, but not much of that information sticks with us.

But memory is a very complex function. It turns out, much of it is generated not only through recollection, but also through the emotions that are attached to it. Shahram Heshmat, a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Springfield, believes that “emotion affects all the phases of memory formation.”

For example, “Attention guides our focus to select what’s most relevant for our lives and is normally associated with novelty.” And nothing focuses the mind more than a surprise which escalates emotional intensity.

#4

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank were born in the same year.

Also, that same year, Betty White was already 7 years old.

Rob_Vegas , wikipedia Report

Scagsy
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2 months ago

A good year for the human race

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#5

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow The oldest living tree in the world methuselah is 4851 years old

social-shipwreck , Matthew Dillon Report

Iapetos
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2 months ago

Respect the elderly!

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#6

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow That the Oxford Univeristy is older than the Aztec Empire

TheRhinoMonk , Samuel M Report

Kit Tan
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2 months ago

Oxford University established in 1096, the alliance of three city-states forming the Aztec Empire occured in 1428.

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Another interesting thing which escalates long-term memory is not the recollection of a fact itself, but rather the so-called mood memory. Prof. Heshmat explains that “Our current emotional state facilitates recall of experiences that had a similar emotional tone.”

For example, being in a bad mood primes us to think of and remember unpleasant moments.Having said that, most of the things we forget easily have to do with our inability to put them in our long-term memory.

#7

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow The sound made by the Krakatoa volcanic eruption in 1883 was so loud it ruptured eardrums of people 40 miles away, travelled around the world four times, and was clearly heard 3,000 miles away.

That's like you standing in New York and hearing a sound from San Francisc

armagoei , NASA Goddard Space Report

martin Phiri
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2 months ago

loud and deadly

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#8

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow If time travel were possible, you would need a time-and-space-machine to survive the trip, otherwise when you travelled back in time, the planet would be at a different point in its rotation around the sun and our solar system would be at a different point in space as it rotates, which means you'd travel back in time and be in an empty part of space

brad-corp , Herman Rhoids Report

Bardhi's Dad
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2 months ago

Omg! I have to cancel all my plans after I read this!

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#9

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow The International Space station is closer to the earth than San Francisco is to L.A

BareassedM , NASA Report

Peter Bear
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2 months ago

True. We don't realize how close 'space' is, really. Our mental idea of distance is generally good in the horizontal plane, but pretty lousy in the vertical.

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Meanwhile, forcing yourself to memorize things is likely not to be very effective because our brains are not capable of making sense of dense information quickly and forming strong associations.

It's better to use super simple tricks such as visualization (imagine what you are trying to remember), repetition (boring but effective), and learning the opposite things (create associations in your head).

And never underestimate the power of understanding that which you’re learning, because you'll never be able to remember something you can’t explain yourself.

#10

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow Arctic foxes can survive temperatures as low as -70 degrees Celsius

Weeneem , Tambako The Jaguar Report

Wubbleyew
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2 months ago

Look at that smug face. He knows he's tough

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#11

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow If an underwater bubble is collapsed by loud sound, light is produced and no one knows why

1 -Mark_YU5MAV- , AleGranholm Report

Chyppa Homer
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2 months ago

Good. So next power outage I'm gonna fart in the tub and yell at it :D

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#12

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow Some people don’t have an inner monologue, like they literally don’t have a voice in their head.

DublD96 , Matt Gibson Report

Lynda Momalo
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2 months ago

I can't even imagine. Those must be the people who fall asleep easily!

Tabitha L
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2 months ago (edited)

My husband is one of these people. And yes, he sleeps easily every night. Falls asleep in less than 2 minutes (I've timed it). I've asked him what goes through his head while on an elevator, he said 'nothing'.

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Chyppa Homer
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2 months ago (edited)

That's because some of us are hoarding them

Quinn Parker
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2 months ago

Wow, am I the only person in this thread who is like this? I didn't realise the rest of you actually hear voices in your heads??

Aaron Molina
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2 months ago

its like when you read a sentence, you dont actually hear a voice voice, but is a voice. kinda like imagine calling out your favorite person's name in your mind.

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Rick
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2 months ago

I asked some deaf (from birth) people what they have as their inner monologue if they’ve never heard their own voice or any other persons voice. They all said they visualise a random pair of hands signing everything they think rapidly.

Parmeisan
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2 months ago

I have an inner monologue but it's not a voice at all, it's just the awareness of one word after another

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Dave Walker
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2 months ago

Count me in to this one. I thought "voices in your head" was a metaphor before I asked other people! I can make myself "vocalise" internally (imagining a voice reading words), but it's not what's normally going through my mind. And, yes, I can fall asleep extremely quickly!!

Nicole Jones
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2 months ago

I did as well. I can't get my head around the fact people actually hear voices... in their thoughts. It's so weird!

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Cee Mor
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2 months ago

I still can't really wrap my head around this one

ruthenium the ruther
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2 months ago

Me neither. It's like: they don't think? I don't understand.

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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2 months ago

I literally narrate every moment of my day in my head.

My O My
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2 months ago

I didn't have one and memories and feeling were pictures. Had to learn to vocalise my thought to cope with them

Nicole Jones
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2 months ago

I don't have an inner monologue but I also can't think/visualize pictures in my head either. I feel like my brain is rubbish lol.

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Parmeisan
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2 months ago

Also images. Some people actually have an inner eye and can "see" detailed images... like imagining yourself in a meadow with a stream running and trees and flowers around. Some cannot "see" at all. And lots like me are in the middle - I can start to picture some of that stuff but it's broad strokes only, no detail, I can only focus on the detail of one thing (maybe the petals on a flower) but I lose them instantly if I try to think of something else (e.g. the stream). I can "see" my mom's face, but only really a very broad "idea" of it or a more detailed image of any ONE feature e.g. eyes or nose or hair.

Parmeisan
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2 months ago (edited)

Also, some people have multiple voices in their heads (like they are literally thinking two completely different things at once, all the time) and some don't. Some have a better or worse inner ear. My husband says "counting sheep" for him is actually an image of sheep jumping a fence (for me I can see a sheep but only one at a time so the idea of counting them is kinda pointless, I might as well forget the sheep and just count) but they're cartoons and they bleat when they jump. He can't imagine it without the sound. Everybody has such different experiences in their own mind and everyone generally assumes there's just one way to think but that's not true at all. It's quite fascinating! Have a conversation or three about this stuff, you'll learn a lot about the people in your life.

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MiraiJack
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2 months ago

The amount of people who decided not to abide to the COVID-19’s quarantine and social distancing proves that some people don’t even have a brain, let alone a voice inside their heads.

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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2 months ago

They do have a voice, but is a bad adviser.

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ElusiveIntrovert
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2 months ago

is there a way to quite mine?

Giette Hulsbosch
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2 months ago

how about inner dialogue?

Dynein
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2 months ago

I once made a small poll on a public comment section. There's several versions of inner voice: self-narrator, interview, monologue/talking to yourself in your head, dialogue, non-verbal (pictures etc.)

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Katinka Min
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2 months ago

I'm one of them and I was completely stunned when I found out only last year, that some people hav a non-stop monologue in their brain. That would drive me insane!! My brain mostly works with images and concepts, not actual words.

Sanna Koskinen
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2 months ago

IKR?! Monologue-based thinking just sounds like it's incredibly slow and inefficient!

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tuzdayschild
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2 months ago

I cannot imagine how productive they must be. My inner voice is a time sucking swamp witch.

Nicole Jones
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2 months ago

Not having an inner voice doesn't mean people don't have thoughts. Those thoughts consume you as much as the voice I imagine. The voice is just how your brain expresses those thoughts.

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ewadora
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2 months ago

my voices just told me not to believe this

David Mealer
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2 months ago

Then how do they read? They’d have to hear the words in their heads to be able to understand it

Jeff Requier
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2 months ago

people who cant read to them selves

Ann O'Riley
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2 months ago

I have constant music, including lyrics.

Kristen Brighina
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2 months ago

How do they read to themselves? They’d have to say the words in their head, right??

Lucy Hollings
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2 months ago

No, the words on the page just transform to pictures in my brain :)

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Danieletc
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2 months ago

Makes it damn difficult to read then, dunnit?

Daniel Lewis
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2 months ago

I have 5 of them.

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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2 months ago

Ok, that's something to worry about XD

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Kate
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2 months ago

I demand to know who these people are. We need a registry.

White Wolf
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2 months ago

I am one of them. I see pictures and colours, but I never understood how people have a "voice" in their heads.

Quinn Parker
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2 months ago

Likewise. I think in images and emotions more than words. So interesting to learn about how the rest of humanity is thinking.

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KittyComics
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2 months ago

i might be one, i dont know. i never hear voices in my head

Up All Night
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2 months ago

I think talking to yourself counts as an inner voice.

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Thomas Benson
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3 days ago

We also have no visualization. Aphantasia.

Doglover45
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2 weeks ago

i knew that but idk how u even know anything lol. no offense

Maddie Painter
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1 month ago

Yup, that's me. I can't hear my thoughts inside my head but I also can't see them and I always wonder how do I remember things? I still can't understand my own brain haha

Heather Jones
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2 months ago

I have a friend who says she dreams with no sound and in black and white.

Elaine Dodge
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2 months ago

Has anyone checked their pulse? Or X-rayed their heads? Perhaps the reason there's no voice is because they're without a brain?

Amelia Earhart
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2 months ago

So, some people actually are brain dead. That explains a lot!

Anton Kider
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2 months ago

And the guy's a vampire since he isn't reflected in the mirror...

Anton Kider
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2 months ago

...?

María Hermida
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2 months ago

I wish I were one of them!

Mel Leeee
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2 months ago

🤯

Michelle C.
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2 months ago

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Michelle C
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2 months ago

I sometimes wish I didn't...I can drive me nuts

Khloe Ness
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2 months ago

WHAT? thats so sad! i always have great ideas and i keep them in!

somnomania
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2 months ago

there's a similar sort of thing where some people can read and not get a picture in their head from it, i forget what it's called

Shadow Kat
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2 months ago

Huh. That actually made me gasp IRL

Shelby P
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2 months ago

I'm so jealous

Grace Smith
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2 months ago

WHAAAAAAAAAAT?!?

Cecile Desjardins
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2 months ago

I just cannot believe this !

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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2 months ago

That must be a hard life; no reading, or thinking (maybe)?

Steve Cruz
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2 months ago

Some people associate all smells and/or sounds with color.

Sandra Llewelyn
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2 months ago

I wish I had that when I'm trying to sleep and my head won't shut up

Fatima Anna
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2 months ago

A few night ago I was so sleepy but couldn't have a sound rest because my inner f..voice kept talking non stop. At some point I thought that was my daughter who sleeps next to me is talking in her dream. I made a huge afford to open my eyes and turn my head to her when that voice shut up. I realized it was my inner voice playing games w my brain.

Fatima Anna
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2 months ago

Are they really humans?

Dave Chapman
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2 months ago

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Ruth Beaty
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2 months ago

I wish I could get mine to shut up sometimes, she drives me batty, lol.

elfin
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2 months ago

Perhaps he's a vampire.

Fred Burrows
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2 months ago

That's crazy talk

Margaret Clarke
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2 months ago

I thought I was weird because I have such a loud one.

Bobby Sammons
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2 months ago

What's worse is when you have several and they are always arguing!

Donna Dipaolo-Alexander
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2 months ago

I hear voices sometimes, but I quit telling my husband. LOL

LaDonna Hulcy
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2 months ago

This is amazing....I can't even Imagine...

Lucy Hollings
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2 months ago

I am one of these people and I can't imagine how boring or restrictive it would be to think with a monologue in your head. If I'm making something, I think in flashes of experience and sensations, tagged with emotions. Like, memory of the flexibility of a similar material and scepticism, mental glimpse of diagram from a book with a strong feeling that could work. I can rattle off complex chains of reasoning within a few seconds this way, but for Pete's sake don't ask me to verbalise what I'm thinking. I reckon this type of thinking is definitely faster for some things. I also went to an international language school for awhile, most people there thought without dialogues in their heads. Maybe it makes it easier to learn languages?

Jonathan Schoonbroodt
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2 months ago

Lol the opposite sounds more ridiculous, hearing voices ISN'T normal.... I don't have any "inner monologue" either, why would you need one? Sounds bit weird this

Harrison Beasley
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2 months ago

That's ok, I have enough voices in my head for all of us.

Harrison Beasley
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2 months ago

That's ok, I have enough voices for several others.

Ronnie Lai
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2 months ago

My bf is like that actually, I'll ask him what he thinks about somethin and he'll just dead pan be like "nothing"

Caroline Driver
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2 months ago

I've also heard that there are people who don't visualise in their heads, which seems just so bizarre

Ethio Abyssinia
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2 months ago

Lucky👌🏾

Gail Morgan
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2 months ago

Tell me how to achieve that

Nick Oursler
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2 months ago

i do both just like a movies pictures and words.

Lainey Alexa
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2 months ago

I think I'm one of those people.

Christina SchweitzerGrigoriou
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2 months ago

Like the song says, this could be heaven or this could be hell....

Christina SchweitzerGrigoriou
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2 months ago

So people who hold grudges feel "repeat" hurt when faced with a new unrelated situation.

Emiel Mostert
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2 months ago

It sounds like my first wife, she never had any thoughts and just did not understand when I explained what went on in my head all the time. Now I am a HSP, high sensitive person, there head is always picking up signals and triggers. She was good at het work and very intelligent. I wish I had know this then, then I would have understood her better.

Jo Choto
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2 months ago

I have constant thoughts in my head, but it's not like I HEAR a voice.

Arachmadi Pambudi
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2 months ago

just say, "some people does not have BIOS on them"

David McRoberts
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2 months ago

I’m interested in the werewolf grandma..what’s that about

Zophra
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2 months ago

I wonder if this monologue can somehow compensate if a person is deaf and knows sign language...

Laura Mayes
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2 months ago

Wait. What? I can’t even imagine

Arctic's Gate
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2 months ago

I have had so many arguments with people who are convinced that everyone has an inner monologue...I have never had an inner monologue, but if I believe these folks I apparently have no idea how I think XD

Up All Night
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2 months ago

Sure you imagined someone's response before? Or generally imagine other people talking? It counts as an inner voice.

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Lululoohoo
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2 months ago

that is so weird to me.

Coco
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2 months ago

envy

Katerina Huskova
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2 months ago

I envy those people. My inner voice is f***g talkative.

Sparsh Naik
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2 months ago

How do they read anything keeping their mouth shut.

Nia Loves Art
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2 months ago

This I have heard but I can’t imagine at all. How do you think if you don’t have an inner monologue? How do you know what to say? How is it possible to read or write or form an opinion or make a decision? I can’t wrap my mind around it.

Reagan Besteman
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2 months ago

I don’t specifically hear a voice talking to me but I still hear my thoughts. It’s hard to explain. It’s like I hear a voice but it’s not an actual voice.

Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

How is that possible? wow

Meyer Weinstock
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2 months ago

We librarians have a saying: the librarian who doesn't talk to themselves...is going postal.

M Dream
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2 months ago

i 'm on the opposite side, trying to live outside of my brain also!

Luisa Vasconcelos
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2 months ago (edited)

My inner voice is a pain in the ass. O wake up in the middle of the night to make pipi and i hear all The worries of the all world. The only moment she is out, is when i do sport.

brandon sat
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2 months ago

i read somewhere that instead of having an actual inner monologue, they see the words in their head as the conversation instead of actually "hearing" them.

Tiffany Marie
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2 months ago

And some people have constant voices.

Lola
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2 months ago

I wouldn’t mind not having an inner monologue, especially at 2 am when my brain decides it would be a wonderful idea to have one.

Mama Panda
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2 months ago

Well that explains a lot!!!!

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 months ago

I always pick a random person I know and have conversations with them in my head. Like if I see a cool looking tree I'm talking about it with some in my head not just me talking to myself.

Evil Little Thing
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2 months ago

This is actually really common.

Kenny Kulbiski
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2 months ago

How do they know if they're conscious? Or even alive?

Indra Servo
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2 months ago

Must be the one who always talking aloud to themselves

Light
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2 months ago

I talk to myself and I have an inner voice as well. Talking to myself makes me focused on what I am doing as there are 'many tabs' open in my mind.

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Valentina Lattante
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2 months ago

lucky lucky people....

Pittsburgh rare
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2 months ago

Why? I like my inner voice. It's very entertaining

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JuJu
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2 months ago

But...how...why?

ThreeOfAKind
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2 months ago

What?? I’m guessing extroverts are more likely not to have an inner voice...

Dave Walker
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2 months ago

actually, don't have an inner voice and i'm a massive introvert :o)

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RufffiesWithRidges
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2 months ago

I can think of someone who doesn't have a voice in his head...🤨 potus

Courtney LeDroit
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2 months ago

Are those the people who say everything out loud? Cause I don't think my kid has an internal voice.

Shelli Aderman
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2 months ago

😳

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2 months ago

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Emily Ray Howson
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2 months ago

I envy them

Alice Nelson
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2 months ago

They never think?

meh
Community Member
2 months ago

Wait a sec, so those voices in my head are normal?!! I thought I was cuckoo!

CatWoman312
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2 months ago

Are they psychopaths? Our inner voice is often said to be our conscience and since psychopaths don’t have one is it safe to say they don’t have an inter voice?

Up All Night
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2 months ago

Conscience is sometimes called an inner voice, but not all inner voice is about conscience.

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Daria Z
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2 months ago

Wow! Lucky ones, I guess?

Eglė Bukauskaitė
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2 months ago

Brain is magic. Think of DiD - they do speak between different personalities in their own heads.

Monday
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2 months ago

That''s not true. Ignoring the fact that DiD hasn't been confirmed as actually being real in most parts of the developed world, people with DiD have no idea that they have it. They don't know about the other personalities, they can't talk to the other personalities and they certainly can't summon them at will. When another personality takes over the original person/personality essentially has a blackout and remembers nothing for that time. It's schizophrenia where different voices talk in your head.

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#13

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow A woman once jumped off the 86th floor of the Empire State Building but the wind pushed her back and she fell on a ledge on the 85th floor. She survived.

reddit.com Report

Tivoli
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2 months ago

It like God ticking 'uninvite'.

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#14

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow The fact that nobody knows that if we all see colours the same way

anime_fan77 , oh_debby Report

Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

I think about that. It's more than just how you identify a color. There are colors in the aqua family I see as blue and my husband sees as green.

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#15

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow That there are people in the world who don't like music. Not one specific type, but music as a whole.

That both blows my mind and disturbs me

IncertRandomNameHere , Eugene Peretz Report

Madison Feehan
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2 months ago

Hope I don't run into any of these people, because we wouldn't be vibin'!

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#16

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow I still can’t get over the fact that teddy roosevelt got shot and continued to give a three hour speech

stevew32 , wikipedia Report

Hunter
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2 months ago

i remember learning about that i think it went like I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose

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#17

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow Ant biologists still don't know the maximum life span of most ant queens. They just live too long to keep track, and they're not too easy to keep in captivity. The longest one on record is like 30 years old, and there could easily be species that live longer than that

Broflake-Melter , yokohamayomama Report

My O My
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2 months ago

Are they all called Elizabeth?

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#18

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow There is a termite colony in the Amazon Rain Forest that is the size of Great Britain and is almost 4,000 years old. There are also hundreds of millions of termite mounds

Redditor_2017 , cell Report

Bardhi's Dad
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2 months ago

scary

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#19

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow The U.S government has an official for a Zombie apocalypse. CONPLAN 8888 also known as Counter-Zombie Dominance was written in 2011. And just in case you think it's weird bureaucratic humor, the first line reads, 'This plan was not actually designed as a joke.'

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Wubbleyew
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2 months ago

A plan for Zombies but no real plan for covid. Nice work

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#20

There are more trees on Earth then there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

Confirmed by NASA.

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Indra Servo
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2 months ago

If you compared Milky Way with other galaxies, it's not that big

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#21

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow A neutron star is so dense that a teaspoon of material from one would weigh around 10 million tons

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pei meow
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2 months ago (edited)

🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

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#22

If the timeline of the universe (up to now) was compressed into a year starting on new year's day, Homo sapiens would appear at 11:54 pm on December 31st

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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2 months ago

We really mess up a lot in less then a second.

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#23

Mitochondria is only passed down by mother so there's a concept of mitochondrial eve, all humans today have their mitochondrial dna derived from her

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Hold onto your hats if you're a white supremacist. The place or origin is believed to be East Africa.

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#24

Strawberries aren’t berries. But bananas are

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pei meow
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2 months ago

Bananaberries!

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#25

The Fermi Paradox.

With the number of potentially habitable Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone, it’s very strange that we haven’t detected alien signals of any kind so far.

There’s lots of theories as to why that is, but my favorite is called the great silenceDark Forest (which sounds way cooler). Basically everyone else out there is being quiet and not transmitting because they know of some danger that we are unaware of, and they don’t want it to find them. Gives me chills.

Edit: It’s interesting that most of the replies here, joking or serious, correspond to legitimate theories on the Fermi Paradox.

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Scagsy
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2 months ago

They may be transmitting in an entirely new form which we don't possess

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#26

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow That the biggest bacteria species known, Thiomargarita namibiensis, can have a maximum diameter of 0.7 millimeters, which is big enough for you to see it without a microscope.

That's insane if you consider that your average bacteria species has a diameter of 0.001 millimeters.

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KittyComics
Community Member
2 months ago

wow

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#27

How a computer does what it does. Blows my mind how 1's and 0's can do so much. Maybe I'm uneducated, but still mind blowing

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Johnny
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2 months ago

The 1's and 0's aren't so amazing, binary math is easily understood -- the amazing thing to me is the timing, the fastest CPU's can reach 5Ghz, that's so fast that light can only travel around 2 inches with every CPU clock tick.

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#28

A pig will eat a whole human body except for the teeth

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pei meow
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2 months ago

I don't want to know how they found that out.

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#29

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow The way the human brain works. These cells that are powered by tiny jolts of electricity are collectively having conscious thoughts, coming up with morals and empathy and every human behavior

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Rissie
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2 months ago

Those eyebrows.....

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#30

Interesting-Facts-Mind-Blow That Neutrinos have mass and every second of every day about a billion of them are going through every square inch of your body - but the space between your atoms is so huge there's pretty much a 0% chance they will ever hit you

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Jus
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2 months ago

I'm more amazed that we consist of atoms with huge spaces in between and we are still in one piece. Wow.

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