When we keep getting bombarded by the 24/7 news cycle full of daunting headlines and fascinating stories, it’s easy to feel overloaded with information. Suddenly, you become weary, confused, and convinced nothing will surprise you anymore. But if that’s the case, this post is here to show you there are plenty of inspiring things happening in the world as well.

There’s one absolutely delightful corner on the internet that consistently amazes us every day. Yup, we’re talking about the Mildly Interesting subreddit. This powerhouse with over 19.8M members is on a mission to document and share entertaining things from their daily routines to make everyone’s jaws drop. Mildly.

We can never get enough of this fine line between the mind-blowing and the boring, just take a look at our earlier compilations here, here, and here. So we thought it was time to comb the page and round up the newest feature of their best latest photos. Continue scrolling, upvote your favorites as you go, and share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

#1

This Pet Shop Doesn’t Sell Bunnies At Easter

This Pet Shop Doesn’t Sell Bunnies At Easter

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LeighAnne Brown-Pedersen
Community Member
1 month ago

Sad the number of bunnies bought then dumped. All pets are a lifetime commitment, at least the life of the pet.

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#2

A German Supermarket Pulled All The Russian Products In Its Russian Aisle And Replaced Them With Sunflower Seeds

A German Supermarket Pulled All The Russian Products In Its Russian Aisle And Replaced Them With Sunflower Seeds

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Suzy the observer
Community Member
1 month ago

Awesome!

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#3

My Chickens Greeting Me When I Come Home From Work

My Chickens Greeting Me When I Come Home From Work

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Yvonne Dauwalder Balsiger
Community Member
1 month ago

Now that is sweet! Chickens are a lot smarter than we give them credit for and they can make great pets

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The Mildly Interesting subreddit has been around for quite some time and celebrated its 10th birthday just a few months ago. This online group continues to be one of the strongest and biggest communities on the platform and amazes millions of people by sharing "photos that are, you know, mildly interesting". The page is full of gently exciting and novel stuff members found while going about their day that made them do a double-take.

It won’t come as a surprise that we’re used to living our lives a certain way — we have our daily routines, our schools, jobs, cafes, and other places to hang out with our family and friends. Even when we go online and check our social media feeds, few things can genuinely surprise us. So when something appears not quite like we were used to, we feel this breath of fresh air entering our bored minds.

#4

If You Ever Meet Steve Martin By Chance, He Gives You A Card As Proof You Met Him

If You Ever Meet Steve Martin By Chance, He Gives You A Card As Proof You Met Him

Monkeytitan Report

Isabela Ivan
Community Member
1 month ago

And modest

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#5

I Traced Around My Vitiligo Spots

I Traced Around My Vitiligo Spots

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deanna woods
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like a treasure map.

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#6

One Of My Friends Deleted Social Media And Is Attempting To Stay In Contact Via Mail…

One Of My Friends Deleted Social Media And Is Attempting To Stay In Contact Via Mail…

BrittanyBabbles Report

Chich
Community Member
1 month ago

Bought a fountain pen - there is a whole world about pens and ink and paper! I will have to get busy writing letters.

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As you’re scrolling through this list, you’ll notice that most photos members share spark at least a bit of interest. They remind us to be mindful of our surroundings, to stop and think about what we know, and to open up ourselves to exciting new possibilities. After all, humans often get labeled as a curious species.

We’re often told curiosity is our motivator for learning, creativity, and further healthy development. However, Dr. Eric Maisel, a psychotherapist, teacher, creativity coach, and author of Redesign Your Mind, believes it should not be considered as the driving force behind everything we know.

"Most people are incurious — they aren’t really curious at all. In all the college classes I’ve ever taken, almost nobody asked any questions (except, 'Will that be on the test?')," he told Bored Panda. "Some people are highly curious and become our scientists, artists, inventors, etc. Most people — let’s make up a statistic — 98% of people aren't particularly curious at all."

#7

Came Across A Typewriter For Writing Music

Came Across A Typewriter For Writing Music

tachoknight Report

Leslie Crittenden
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow that is brilliant! Where did you ever find such a thing?

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#8

Mcdonald’s In The Netherlands Now Serve Drinks With A Cardboard Lid Instead Of A Plastic Lid

Mcdonald’s In The Netherlands Now Serve Drinks With A Cardboard Lid Instead Of A Plastic Lid

iF2ix Report

Sonja
Community Member
1 month ago

!!! This !!!

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#9

My Local Gym Gave The Handicap Drawing A Noticeable Bicep

My Local Gym Gave The Handicap Drawing A Noticeable Bicep

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Raoul
Community Member
1 month ago

You need this bicep to park here.

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Although we like to think of ourselves as clever beings, we often get distracted by constant interruptions and miss a lot of what’s going on around us. Moreover, we might have no idea how much we’re missing. And even when we’re able to concentrate on one particular thing, there's a big possibility important details would slip through our eyes.

"We’re most curious when something actually matters to us," Dr. Maisel explained. "We are incurious as to where the exit signs are on our airplane, but when the plane hits the water, we are very curious as to where they are. Suddenly, we really want to know."

"High curiosity is connected to our life purposes and our meaning needs. If, say, one of our life purposes is to start a successful business, then we throw ourselves into learning what works and doing what works," he added.

#10

Cardboard Rings For This 6 Pack Instead Of The Plastic Ones

Cardboard Rings For This 6 Pack Instead Of The Plastic Ones

thehow2dad Report

Chich
Community Member
1 month ago

They all should switch to these or the biodegradable ones.

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#11

The Person Who Lived In My Apartment Before Me Planted Pineapples

The Person Who Lived In My Apartment Before Me Planted Pineapples

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Firestorm Glow
Community Member
1 month ago

AWWW oh wow baby pineapples! I love them!

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#12

A Doll With Down Syndrome Sold At A Big-Box Store

A Doll With Down Syndrome Sold At A Big-Box Store

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

This is at Kmart (Australia).

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While most people believe curiosity drives our creativity, Dr. Maisel told us it’s probably the other way around. It’s more likely for creative people to be more curious than for uncreative people to become more curious, he said. "Uncreative people are most likely to stay uncreative. I don’t think there’s a 'curiosity vaccine' for that. As to how we 'use' curiosity, we use it the same way we 'use' love. We love by loving. We are curious by being curious."

#13

A Dedicated Bench For Jim, Some Miles Into A Hiking Trail

A Dedicated Bench For Jim, Some Miles Into A Hiking Trail

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Mama Penguin
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww :)

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#14

I Made An Alphabet By Carefully Eating Parts Of Pretzels

I Made An Alphabet By Carefully Eating Parts Of Pretzels

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Divya09
Community Member
1 month ago

You have so much time :P

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#15

My Dad Found Apples In Tomato Boxes Labeled As Blueberries

My Dad Found Apples In Tomato Boxes Labeled As Blueberries

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 month ago

Was he shopping on April 1st?

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One piece of advice the creativity coach would like to share with you is to simply learn by doing. "If you’re curious about how to write a novel, write a novel. Don’t take a million how-to-write-a-novel classes. That isn’t curiosity, that’s avoidance. Learn by doing. If you’re genuinely curious, that’s the way," Dr. Maisel suggested.

#16

My Dad Wrote Isaac Asimov A Question When He Was Young And Asimov Took The Time To Answer Him

My Dad Wrote Isaac Asimov A Question When He Was Young And Asimov Took The Time To Answer Him

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Leslie Crittenden
Community Member
1 month ago

What a great man, and a great mind, he was. May he be resting in peace.

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#17

My Leggings Matched The Chair At The Vacation Rental

My Leggings Matched The Chair At The Vacation Rental

EmeraldOwl11 Report

Chinmayee Kalghatgi
Community Member
1 month ago

You are one with the chair

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#18

My Drain Was Blocked So I Pulled It Up And A Frog Came Out

My Drain Was Blocked So I Pulled It Up And A Frog Came Out

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River Webb
Community Member
1 month ago

kiss him, he's your prince

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Redditor RedSquaree, who has been moderating submissions for Mildly Interesting for many years now, told us earlier that it’s hard to define a secret formula for a mildly interesting photo. "Everyone probably has a slightly different interpretation or idea of what is mildly interesting." But they believe that the concept of relatability is most important—it has to be "nothing spectacular but something novel". But apparently, this comes with its own issues. The moderator revealed this ambiguity sometimes makes it difficult to moderate the content: "Sometimes we see users post to r/MildlyInteresting first (because if they didn't, it would break rule 3 of our page). Then, they go on to crosspost to r/DamnThatsInteresting. And we're thinking to ourselves, 'r/HolUp, it can't be both'."

#19

The Sun Reflecting Off My Side Mirror Melted A Mirror-Shaped Hole In The Frost On The Window

The Sun Reflecting Off My Side Mirror Melted A Mirror-Shaped Hole In The Frost On The Window

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Moos
Community Member
1 month ago

wow. small, yet incredible \o/

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#20

This Snow Castle In Someone’s Front Yard

This Snow Castle In Someone’s Front Yard

Unapologetic_Canuck Report

Divya09
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks amazing. May be owner's kid is fan of frozen :D

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#21

A Stop Sign In My Town Is So Old It's Become A Death Metal Band Logo

A Stop Sign In My Town Is So Old It's Become A Death Metal Band Logo

FalconerGuitars Report

Puppeteer Saint
Community Member
1 month ago

It looks like it really means it..

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RedSquaree also told Bored Panda people should expose themselves "to more novelty and ambiguity" in their day-to-day lives if they want to keep a sense of curiosity as they grow older. "Much of our content is novel and/or ambiguous. Go about your day tomorrow and think, 'If I were to submit a photograph to r/MildlyInteresting, what would it be?' Be on the lookout for things that are just novel and ambiguous enough to arouse only mild interest. Snap."

#22

This Book Uses A Drawing Of A Baby With Vitiligo

This Book Uses A Drawing Of A Baby With Vitiligo

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#It'sthatonepersonscrolling
Community Member
1 month ago

The sign language instructions at the bottom is icing on the cake. This is definitely an awesome children's book

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#23

The Indian 1 Rupee Coin Just Has A Dude Giving A Thumbs Up On It

The Indian 1 Rupee Coin Just Has A Dude Giving A Thumbs Up On It

Markisworking Report

Chinmayee Kalghatgi
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s actually a woman since you can see her bangles. I wish these coins are minted again

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#24

This Packet Of Sponges Came With A Free Hedgehog

This Packet Of Sponges Came With A Free Hedgehog

Changmeister888 Report

Mark Howell
Community Member
1 month ago

Here's my money

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#25

Security Camera Inside The Car Wash Is Equipped With A Squeegee Wiper

Security Camera Inside The Car Wash Is Equipped With A Squeegee Wiper

BayYawnSay Report

Anthony Nizza
Community Member
1 month ago

That's hilarious

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#26

A Letter To Humans Of The Future On The Site Of Iceland's First Dead Glacier

A Letter To Humans Of The Future On The Site Of Iceland's First Dead Glacier

Lord_Balconyham Report

Samantha
Community Member
1 month ago

Sadly, we haven't, and even worse, we won't.

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#27

72 Carat Tourmaline

72 Carat Tourmaline

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Dill
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful. Love gems like this.. ametrine and fluorite as well.

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#28

Family Heirloom Watch That Was Passed Down To Me. Traces Of The Family Photo Carried On The Back Are Still Visible

Family Heirloom Watch That Was Passed Down To Me. Traces Of The Family Photo Carried On The Back Are Still Visible

IncandescentSquid Report

Rena
Community Member
1 month ago

couldn't resist test-626f9...b73f3e.jpg test-626f957b73f3e.jpg

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#29

I Was In A Motorcycle Accident And My Gear Did Such A Good Job That My Only Skin Injury Was A Knee Armor Imprint

I Was In A Motorcycle Accident And My Gear Did Such A Good Job That My Only Skin Injury Was A Knee Armor Imprint

zogmuffin Report

Stephanie Wittenberg
Community Member
1 month ago

Glad you were wearing protective gear, considering how much worse it could have been!

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#30

Fresh Wolf Print I Came Across While Lost In Denali, Alaska

Fresh Wolf Print I Came Across While Lost In Denali, Alaska

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David Saenz
Community Member
1 month ago

RUN

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#31

The Trains In Japan Have Women Only Cars

The Trains In Japan Have Women Only Cars

DEEP_SEA_MAX Report

Timmy Pillinger
Community Member
1 month ago

Useful response to a broken world. Ideally would not be necessary.

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#32

My Dishwasher Projects The Time Remaining On The Floor Because It Doesn’t Have A Visible Front Panel

My Dishwasher Projects The Time Remaining On The Floor Because It Doesn’t Have A Visible Front Panel

SailAway56 Report

Scagsy
Community Member
1 month ago

I can see drunken me, staggering in at 3am trying to scrub that off with brillo pads

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#33

I Found A Roman Coin While Out Walking

I Found A Roman Coin While Out Walking

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 month ago

Lucky you!

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#34

Today The Sky In Murcia, Spain, Turned Orange Because Of Dust From The Sahara

Today The Sky In Murcia, Spain, Turned Orange Because Of Dust From The Sahara

Nightrach Report

LeighAnne Brown-Pedersen
Community Member
1 month ago

Like mars!

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#35

I Have Been Keeping A Collection Of The Tiny Balls In Pen Ink Cartridges Since Middle School

I Have Been Keeping A Collection Of The Tiny Balls In Pen Ink Cartridges Since Middle School

lily_hunts Report

Monika Pašukonytė
BoredPanda Staff
2 months ago

omg:O memories

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#36

My Gardening Tool Kit Came With A Claw Glove

My Gardening Tool Kit Came With A Claw Glove

Shrimpio Report

CatAlien
Community Member
1 month ago

That is actually really cool. Would make a good halloween costume.

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#37

My Husbands Uncles Have Used The Same Birthday Card Since 1974

My Husbands Uncles Have Used The Same Birthday Card Since 1974

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DC
Community Member
1 month ago

... gap between 1992 and 1997?

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#38

The Vet Put A Warning On My Dogs Medicine For Him Not To Operate Heavy Machinery Or Drive While Affected

The Vet Put A Warning On My Dogs Medicine For Him Not To Operate Heavy Machinery Or Drive While Affected

GreyCatOrangeBeard Report

Dill
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, my dog would still insist on driving. He's bossy like that 🤣

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#39

Parent's Dog On Near Identical Rug

Parent's Dog On Near Identical Rug

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f finisz
Community Member
1 month ago

Which dog?

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#40

The Way The Pillar In My Home Split The Light Ray Into Only The Color Indigo

The Way The Pillar In My Home Split The Light Ray Into Only The Color Indigo

DiSforza Report

Leslie Crittenden
Community Member
1 month ago

That's a very cool picture. I'm guessing the remaining colors are on the front side of the pillar?

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#41

Thickness Of Ice On My Windshield In Romania

Thickness Of Ice On My Windshield In Romania

AndrewwwG Report

JoyfulZebra
Community Member
1 month ago

I thought the window was broken for a second

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#42

This Guy Makes Pizza Using Volcanic Vents On The Volcán De Pacaya In Guatemala

This Guy Makes Pizza Using Volcanic Vents On The Volcán De Pacaya In Guatemala

Yellowman230 Report

Divya09
Community Member
1 month ago

Won't that be poisonous from gases coming out of lava ?

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#43

Shooting A Laser Through The Transparent Maple Leaf On Canadian Currency Projects The Value On The Wall

Shooting A Laser Through The Transparent Maple Leaf On Canadian Currency Projects The Value On The Wall

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Sonja
Community Member
1 month ago

..do you have a cat..?

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#44

There’s A Dried Flower In This 165 Years Old Latin Book I Just Found In Our Attic

There’s A Dried Flower In This 165 Years Old Latin Book I Just Found In Our Attic

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MellonCollie
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm more surprised how modern the font and layout look and how modern the Italian language looks for a 165 year old book?

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#45

Bus Interior Made To Look Like A Forest

Bus Interior Made To Look Like A Forest

jyrisa Report

Leslie Crittenden
Community Member
1 month ago

What an awesome idea! I'm sure it reduces stress for the passengers.

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#46

The Book I Borrowed Was Last Lended 41 Years Ago

The Book I Borrowed Was Last Lended 41 Years Ago

Gandalf_the_almighty Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm more intrigued by the fact that your library still uses physical stamps. Were the computers down? Or has your library somehow resisted digitizing?

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#47

Portuguese Man O' War Stinging Tentacle Wrapped Around My Ankle

Portuguese Man O' War Stinging Tentacle Wrapped Around My Ankle

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Romy Schneider
Community Member
1 month ago

F**k

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#48

This Burn On My Finger Doesn’t Get Dirty

This Burn On My Finger Doesn’t Get Dirty

Philly_cheapskate Report

Dill
Community Member
1 month ago

Because it is smooth and there are no grooves for the dirt to embed.

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#49

My Mug Is Sweating Tea Through The Cracks In The Ceramic

My Mug Is Sweating Tea Through The Cracks In The Ceramic

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Yvonne Dauwalder Balsiger
Community Member
1 month ago

It is about to crack under the pressure

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#50

The Other Side Of A Fast Food Soda Fountain

The Other Side Of A Fast Food Soda Fountain

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deanna woods
Community Member
1 month ago

They're called BIBS or "bag in box".

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