If you think that the word ‘mild’ is drab, boring, and pretty ‘meh,’ then you couldn’t be more wrong. As the incredibly popular ‘Mildly Interesting’ community on Reddit will show you, mild is actually wild!

The subreddit, which boasts a whopping 18.6 million members and keeps growing as though being watered and cared for by the best digital gardeners on Reddit, is a magical place dedicated to (yup! You guessed it!) mildly interesting stuff.

Ranging from posts that will make you go ‘hey, that’s pretty neat’ to ‘wow, I can’t believe this exists, the world is amazing and life rocks so much, I’ve already forgotten about 2020,’ the subreddit has a bit of everything for everything. (And it has the follower count to prove it). Check out some of their best newest posts below, upvote your fave pics, and once you’re done enjoying this list, check out Bored Panda’s most recent mildly interesting posts right here and here.

Moderator RedSquaree told Bored Panda that even though it's been 9 years since the subreddit was founded, it hasn't changed much over that time. "We've been working hard to keep it that way," they said. Read on for our full interview with them.

#1

Beach Has Baskets For People To Help Clean Up

Beach Has Baskets For People To Help Clean Up

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ume reid
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4 months ago

thats great! wish every beach had this

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#2

These Kittens With Perfect Moustache Patterns

These Kittens With Perfect Moustache Patterns

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

And, they're so dapper in their tuxedos too!

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#3

I Stacked 65 Jenga Blocks On One Block

I Stacked 65 Jenga Blocks On One Block

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

Amazing feat! I am not going to breathe.

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"The mildly interesting feel of the subreddit is maintained probably due to its rule about titles which weeds out all clickbait which is common in other subreddits. On our side, submissions have massively increased and the moderation team has been forced to expand," moderator RedSquaree explained to us how the mod team is very hands-on in maintaining the quality of the content.

"That means we're removing more rule-breaking content than ever before; often the content is OC can be resubmitted which is great. There haven't been any massive changes in how we do things recently, although over the past few years we have used bots to automate a lot of our moderation practices. We haven't changed the rules in years despite some temptations caused by fads. In my honest opinion, it has been for the best. The sub feels pretty much the way it always has."

#4

I Genuinely Thought My Car Was Hovering Over The Parking

I Genuinely Thought My Car Was Hovering Over The Parking

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River Webb
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4 months ago

is looks like someone badly photoshopped a hovering car in this picture

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#5

This Dental Office Trims Their Shrubs To Look Like Molars

This Dental Office Trims Their Shrubs To Look Like Molars

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River Webb
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4 months ago

as if the dentist isn't scary enough

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#6

Used My Fingers To Make A 'Drawing' On Velvet

Used My Fingers To Make A 'Drawing' On Velvet

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River Webb
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4 months ago

I wish I could draw that well, this is amazing

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As for how the subreddit was first founded, RedSquaree told us about how one thread had lead user Doginabathtub to create the community but has been "missing in action for years, and left the mod team years after becoming inactive as a moderator."

RedSquaree mused: "So, I suppose Woggietree named the sub he did not found! A few years ago we were featured in a h3h3 Productions video (linked in our sidebar) which was a great compliment and is perhaps a good marker of success."

#7

The Tag From My New Frying Pan Can Be Planted To Grow Thyme

The Tag From My New Frying Pan Can Be Planted To Grow Thyme

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cheezydinosaur
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4 months ago

Brands need to do this everywhere !

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#8

My Great Grandmothers Sketches Of Her Teachers. 1924

My Great Grandmothers Sketches Of Her Teachers. 1924

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

They are all characters from 'The Pickwick Papers' and look like copies of book illustrations

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#9

The Dew Forming On This Trampoline Is Squared Out By The Fabric

The Dew Forming On This Trampoline Is Squared Out By The Fabric

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cheezydinosaur
Community Member
4 months ago

Omg! That is so cool!

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Moderator RedSquaree confirmed to Bored Panda that what sets their online group apart from others on Reddit is that they allow only original photos to be posted, nothing else. "Our content is generated by our community and given that titles cannot be clickbait, there is a unique feeling of people seeing something mildly interesting, whipping their phone out of their pocket, capturing, and posting. So the community feels very interactive (the content creators are all here) and laid back. This is probably why our comments sections are almost always nice and relaxed and, themselves, mildly interesting." And we wouldn't have it any other way!

The main draw of the r/mildlyinteresting subreddit is, of course, the awesome photos and descriptions that their multimillion membership base posts daily. However, beyond that, the subreddit is incredibly focused in explaining to everyone what it aims to do.

#10

Crosswalk Projected On A Dirty Winter Road

Crosswalk Projected On A Dirty Winter Road

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

In Greece it wouldn't even matter because drivers don't stop at crosswalks :(

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#11

The Exterior Of The Old Library Inside The New Library

The Exterior Of The Old Library Inside The New Library

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago (edited)

It's cool that the extension was built around the old library.

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#12

I Made A Very Round Snowman

I Made A Very Round Snowman

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로희
Community Member
4 months ago

Do you want to build a dango?

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“Mildly interesting stuff. Stuff that interests you. Mildly. It's in the name,” the moderators explain what the community is all about. And while each and every one of us will have different interests, what unites all of us is our (mild) passion for something and our desire to share the (again, mildly) awesome stuff with everyone else. Sharing is caring, after all.

Founded back in February 2012, the subreddit celebrated its 9th birthday just last week. So if you’re planning on joining them, be sure to wish them a happy birthday when you tell them, ‘Hi!’

#13

Bathroom At My Dentist Has A Picture Of The Bathroom At My Dentist Hanging On The Wall

Bathroom At My Dentist Has A Picture Of The Bathroom At My Dentist Hanging On The Wall

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Javiera Gotelli
Community Member
4 months ago

Inception!

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#14

The Blossoms On My LEGO Bonsai Are Small Frogs

The Blossoms On My LEGO Bonsai Are Small Frogs

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Hooman
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4 months ago

Shut up and take my money

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#15

This Cute Wizard Made Out Of Soap Is My Son’s First Try At Whittling

This Cute Wizard Made Out Of Soap Is My Son’s First Try At Whittling

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

There is no place like gnome.

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They’ve got plenty of rules, though, so be sure to brush up on them before you go posting things on the subreddit. Like all subreddits, r/mildlyinteresting needs to keep the community in check and to balance between being friendly and maintaining high standards that keep the content quality high and the entirety of Reddit happy.

Some of the rules include avoiding posting memes, as well as reposting and cross-community posting. That way, the photos are kept fresh instead of being a constantly repeating cycle of mildly interesting stuff. Remember, folks, high standards lead to everyone being happier.

#16

This Winter Scene That Appeared On Our Car

This Winter Scene That Appeared On Our Car

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

Bob Ross might be tickled to see those "happy little trees".

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#17

My 3D Printed Julius Caesar Pencil Holder

My 3D Printed Julius Caesar Pencil Holder

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

Ha, ha, ha! Caesar is stabbed in the back. Genius.

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#18

My Sister Gave Me Hot Cocoa With A Tiny Gingerbread House Hanging On The Cup

My Sister Gave Me Hot Cocoa With A Tiny Gingerbread House Hanging On The Cup

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Raine Soo
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4 months ago

Your sister is the hostess with the mostest. Did I just type that?

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Another rule (and one that we can totally get behind) is that each and every post on the r/mildlyinteresting community has to be an original photograph! That means that everyone puts in a lot of work in their posts—it’s actually going out into the field and snapping a pic instead of screenshotting something fun that you saw on the net.

#19

The Cat Makes This Statue Look Like Elvis

The Cat Makes This Statue Look Like Elvis

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River Webb
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4 months ago

if Elvis is a Moai statue with a cat on his head then sure it looks just like Elvis

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#20

My Husband’s Fully Reflective Iridescent Rain Set

My Husband’s Fully Reflective Iridescent Rain Set

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River Webb
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4 months ago

that is awesome

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#21

Books-A-Million Puts A Slip Of Paper Under The Stickers On Their Books To Prevent Sticker Residue Being Left On The Covers

Books-A-Million Puts A Slip Of Paper Under The Stickers On Their Books To Prevent Sticker Residue Being Left On The Covers

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Cynner
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4 months ago

Heroes!

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Heavy photo-editing is also something that’s frowned upon. So keep in mind that the ‘Mildly Interesting’ mods want laser-like focus from their members. The photos have to be original and barely retouched while the titles have to be concise descriptions that don’t have any unnecessary “jokes, backstory, or other fluff.” The backstory belongs in follow-up comments where you can obviously expand as much or as little as you want to.

#22

My House Turned 101 Today (Originally A 1920’s Corner Grocery)

My House Turned 101 Today (Originally A 1920’s Corner Grocery)

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Carole Reid
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4 months ago

I would love to see the interior.

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#23

The Spot Where A Cat Waited Out The Snowfall

The Spot Where A Cat Waited Out The Snowfall

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tuzdayschild
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4 months ago

poor baby

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#24

This Art Nouveau Building Known As The "Het Bootje" ("Little Boat") In Antwerp, Belgium

This Art Nouveau Building Known As The "Het Bootje" ("Little Boat") In Antwerp, Belgium

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Chris Van Cammeren
Community Member
4 months ago

@MUOarchitecten : proud to call this our offices !!! 💥🤩

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#25

Someone Made A Giant Iguana Out Of Snow

Someone Made A Giant Iguana Out Of Snow

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Community Member
4 months ago

It's a giant iguana camouflaged as snow.

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#26

This Maintenance Guy's Shirt Doubles As A Sign

This Maintenance Guy's Shirt Doubles As A Sign

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Mu B
Community Member
4 months ago

How many times did he have to direct people before he came up with this? (Great idea though.)

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#27

Games At The Thrift Shop Were Arranged According To Color

Games At The Thrift Shop Were Arranged According To Color

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Doggo Froggo
Community Member
4 months ago

Looking at that makes me happy and relaxed. It's so satisfying!

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#28

I Made A Pueblo Out Of Clay For My Roborovski Hamster

I Made A Pueblo Out Of Clay For My Roborovski Hamster

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Marta Dyrgała
Community Member
4 months ago

That's nice but he should have more space than that and a lot more stuff to dig into. I wish someone on Reddit told that to the owner.

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#29

I Found A Cake Vending Machine

I Found A Cake Vending Machine

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago

I'd be raiding that machine at every opportunity.

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#30

There Was A Small Hole In The Side Of A Trailer I Was Loading Today, Resulting In An Image Of The Street Outside Being Projected Upside Down On The Opposite Wall

There Was A Small Hole In The Side Of A Trailer I Was Loading Today, Resulting In An Image Of The Street Outside Being Projected Upside Down On The Opposite Wall

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N G
Community Member
4 months ago

Camera Obscura!

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Oh, and for those of you who are big emoji and emoticon fans—keep in mind that they won’t win you any favors. So only add those to the title of your post if it’s absolutely necessary. When in doubt, it’s best to opt for basic editorial standards and you won’t go wrong. In other words, go for something to-the-point and simple; something that you'd personally love to see and read.

#31

Real Estate Agents In New Orleans Specify Listings As "Haunted" Or "Not Haunted"

Real Estate Agents In New Orleans Specify Listings As "Haunted" Or "Not Haunted"

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Jamziee
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4 months ago

why does non haunted look more spooky

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#32

American Breakfast Cereals Imported And Sold In Asia Have Their Unsubstantiated Health Claims Blanked Out

American Breakfast Cereals Imported And Sold In Asia Have Their Unsubstantiated Health Claims Blanked Out

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Oliver
Community Member
4 months ago

I think those electronic price tags are cooler!

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#33

My Dog Hates Getting Rain/Wind In His Eyes, So My Dad Got Him Goggles For Christmas For When They Go Hiking

My Dog Hates Getting Rain/Wind In His Eyes, So My Dad Got Him Goggles For Christmas For When They Go Hiking

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N G
Community Member
4 months ago

Doggles!

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#34

My Friend And Her Sister Have Exchanged The Same Birthday Card For 32 Years

My Friend And Her Sister Have Exchanged The Same Birthday Card For 32 Years

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Persp Gold
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4 months ago

"there was a mixup at the hospital..." let's me know its a real siblings card

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#35

My Periodic Table Shower Curtain Has The Element Of Surprise On It

My Periodic Table Shower Curtain Has The Element Of Surprise On It

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Bacony Cakes
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4 months ago

Everyone knows that the symbol for surprise is Ah.

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#36

This Sight Seeing Binocular Is For The Color Blind

This Sight Seeing Binocular Is For The Color Blind

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Quaxaryar
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4 months ago

That’s wonderful, but I’ve heard that it takes a while for the brain to register the new colours. So you’d have to stand there like 20 minutes?

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You really can’t overstate the impact that the ‘Mildly Interesting’ community has had on Reddit. They’ve created a massive network on the site that contains dozens of related niche subreddits and we’re absolutely astounded by how much they’ve branched out. They’re creating new ‘Mildly [insert word]’ communities all the time, so keep an eye out if you’ve got something in mind that you’re particularly interested in seeing.

#37

My University Sent Me A Wallet-Sized Diploma

My University Sent Me A Wallet-Sized Diploma

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로희
Community Member
4 months ago

It's a license to adulting.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Oh no. No no no. The last thing we need is dumb people with degrees thinking they’re more adult than those without. Trump has a degree.

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Whitney-Blair Beals
Community Member
4 months ago

LOL My High School did the same thing

Calypso poet
Community Member
4 months ago

So did mine in 1990😂

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Izzy_
Community Member
4 months ago

I still wonder when I will make use of this

Sum Guy
Community Member
4 months ago

That's cool... instead of giving people business cards, you can have many copies of this and give it to people

I’m A Black Cat
Community Member
4 months ago

I'd like my PhD Diploma at wallet-size, so I can show it to misogynistic guys mansplaining stuff to me in my subject

tuzdayschild
Community Member
4 months ago

I got one of those when I graduated high school.

Mark McCloskey
Community Member
4 months ago

I'm actually doing an online program at that school, hopefully I get my tiny diploma

Ross Keim
Community Member
4 months ago

Paid that much might as well get something from them

Dave P
Community Member
4 months ago

most send these and have for years

Pauline bennett
Community Member
4 months ago

Got one when I graduated Nursing!

deanna woods
Community Member
4 months ago

So now you can say "Pauline Bennett at your service" while holding it up.

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BG
Community Member
4 months ago

i lost the physical copies of both of my college degrees when I moved from college back to my home state. That was 20+ years ago and I've never replaced nor needed them.

Josh Tall
Community Member
2 weeks ago

we got one of these with our high school diplomas

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
3 months ago

Because you never know when you'll be asked to see your degree.

Lisa Pockat Bork
Community Member
3 months ago

I got one of those when I graduated from high school in 1985

carol Vaughn
Community Member
3 months ago

I got one when I graduated high school back in 83

moeless
Community Member
3 months ago

They know what their product is worth.

Wandaluzt
Community Member
4 months ago

How many times is this post going to be included in Bored Panda articles. At least remember what you've copy and pasted from Reddit!

Vicki Donaldson
Community Member
4 months ago

Me too

Id row
Community Member
4 months ago

On the other side it says, "I dug myself into 100k worth of debt and all I got was this lousy card."

Alison
Community Member
4 months ago

What I great idea ☺️

dora sim
Community Member
4 months ago

I want this. I deserve to have this. I need to make all my colleagues aware so we can demand this from our unis...

Sandra Charlot
Community Member
4 months ago

When I got my black belt the jury gave me a karate black belt card looking like credit card. Totaly useless ... but cute :D

tinker bell
Community Member
4 months ago

well that something to lose easily

S Baucom
Community Member
4 months ago

That's neat. Congratulations.

...
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

A bachelor of arts...not a license to adulting, more like a ticket for the unemployment line.

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#38

Troll Guarding Bridge Near My Town

Troll Guarding Bridge Near My Town

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Ani Archeron
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4 months ago

I think this would be a different experience at night haha

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#39

A Wall Was Removed In A Victorian House We Are Working At Which Revealed An Old Cast Iron Fireplace

A Wall Was Removed In A Victorian House We Are Working At Which Revealed An Old Cast Iron Fireplace

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Anne
Community Member
4 months ago

please clean it and keep it

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#40

A Piece Of My Swiss Army Knife's Handle Chipped Off, So I Carved A Dragon's Head In The Plastic To Hide It

A Piece Of My Swiss Army Knife's Handle Chipped Off, So I Carved A Dragon's Head In The Plastic To Hide It

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Whitney-Blair Beals
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh... lol I thought it was melted lololol.. I suck.

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#41

My Aunt Spilled The Wine And The Glass Broke Exactly In Half

My Aunt Spilled The Wine And The Glass Broke Exactly In Half

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LesAnimaux
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4 months ago

"I'll just have half a glass of wine"

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#42

This Bumper Sticker I Passed Walking In My Neighborhood

This Bumper Sticker I Passed Walking In My Neighborhood

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cheezydinosaur
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4 months ago

Very specific...

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They’ve also inspired other subreddits to pop up, such as the r/OddlySatisfying online group that Bored Panda has written about right here. It’s great to see all of these communities cooperating and helping each other out instead of fighting for attention. It’s something that we could all learn a bit from.

#43

I Was Given An Embroidered Face Mask From The Japanese Embassy

I Was Given An Embroidered Face Mask From The Japanese Embassy

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N G
Community Member
4 months ago

The title is wrong. It's not embroidered.

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#44

Left An Eye Print In My Glasses After I Accidentally Punched Myself

Left An Eye Print In My Glasses After I Accidentally Punched Myself

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cheezydinosaur
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4 months ago

Am I allowed to laugh?! Lol

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#45

My New Turtleneck Has An Incorporated Face Mask

My New Turtleneck Has An Incorporated Face Mask

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Sum Guy
Community Member
4 months ago

fashion is catching up to the new normal

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#46

The Largest Size For Hellmann's Mayo Is Called "American Size" In My Country

The Largest Size For Hellmann's Mayo Is Called "American Size" In My Country

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Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
4 months ago

Well they do supersize everything

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#47

This Massive Remote That My Grandma Uses

This Massive Remote That My Grandma Uses

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Oliver
Community Member
4 months ago

Plot twist: it’s just a really small hand

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#48

A Mask Gumball Machine At The Dollar Store

A Mask Gumball Machine At The Dollar Store

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Ekate
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow, the disposable plastic comes with new bonus plastic!

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#49

My Raw Egg Has The Number 5 On Its Yolk

My Raw Egg Has The Number 5 On Its Yolk

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Raine Soo
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

That's eggcellent! It's Chanegg number 5. Leave me alone. I'm supposed to be asleep.

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#50

My Shirt Appears To Be Two Vastly Different Colors In Different Lighting

My Shirt Appears To Be Two Vastly Different Colors In Different Lighting

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cheezydinosaur
Community Member
4 months ago

It’s like the blue/gold dress!

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Note: this post originally had 160 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.

Which pics did you like the most and why, dear Readers? Which mildly interesting thing did you think was the wildest? Do you have any mildly interesting photos or facts to share with all the other Pandas out there? Drop us a comment or two below and be sure to visit the r/mildlyinteresting subreddit if you enjoyed what they’ve got to share!