With everything that's going around the internet, we have become hard to surprise. WTF stock photos, ridiculous real estate listings, and other similar gems have desensitized our 'Whoah!' sensors. But one online community consistently amazes even those who think they've seen it all. Of course, I'm talking about r/MildlyInteresting.

As we have shown you in our earlier publications here, here, and here, the members of this subreddit always seem to find the stuff that lifts your eyebrows. Either by showing off their own or reposting someone else's pictures, these folks know how to entertain. So continue scrolling and check out what they've got in store for us today.

#1

The Way Our Wallpaper Installer Covered The Vent

The Way Our Wallpaper Installer Covered The Vent

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
4 months ago

WOW!

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#2

My Oven Shows The Time That You Started Cooking Incase You Didn’t Set A Timer

My Oven Shows The Time That You Started Cooking Incase You Didn’t Set A Timer

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
4 months ago

This is excellent

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For one of our earlier publications on r/MildlyInteresting, its moderator RedSquaree, said, "I think we've done an amazing job of curating a subreddit that is still niche despite being hugely popular."

"The content is roughly the same today as it was almost a decade ago. Most subs change (for the worse) as they grow, but we've kept things mild—just the way people want it," they explained.

It's hard to pinpoint what makes something 'mildly interesting' but as my colleague Innes highlight, there’s a certain theme running throughout the images: they depict things that go against the grain of what we consider as “normal” in everyday life. Or, they capture some bizarre coincidence that we would never have expected.

#3

My Cat Has One Eye And This Is How She Peeks Around Corners

My Cat Has One Eye And This Is How She Peeks Around Corners

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Susan Green
Community Member
4 months ago

What a cutie.

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#4

My Public Library Tells You How Much Money You’ve Saved By Checking Things Out Instead Of Buying Them

My Public Library Tells You How Much Money You’ve Saved By Checking Things Out Instead Of Buying Them

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
4 months ago

Its a nice way to remind people of the important role libraries play in the community because many middle class people see no reason for their existence as they can buy books, use the internet or netflix.

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#5

The Roof Of This Small Chapel Collapsed, And Instead Of Rebuilding It Normally They Made It Out Of Glass

The Roof Of This Small Chapel Collapsed, And Instead Of Rebuilding It Normally They Made It Out Of Glass

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Vicky Z
Community Member
4 months ago

You can produce vegetables in there now!😁

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But RedSquaree, who has been looking over the subreddit for some time, thinks the main ingredient of the formula is ambiguity. They said, "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".

However, this can also make it difficult to moderate the content. As RedSquaree explained further, "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.'"

#6

These Statues In Front Of A Finnish Train Station Are Vaccinated

These Statues In Front Of A Finnish Train Station Are Vaccinated

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troufaki13
Community Member
4 months ago

Even statues have more brains than many anti-vaxxers

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#7

There Is A Sharing Point For Walking Sticks At The Beginning Of My Favourite Hiking Path

There Is A Sharing Point For Walking Sticks At The Beginning Of My Favourite Hiking Path

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Susan Green
Community Member
4 months ago

At first I thought these were for dogs.

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#8

This Welcoming Sculpture At A Truck Stop Tire Store In Co

This Welcoming Sculpture At A Truck Stop Tire Store In Co

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Fliphpo
Community Member
4 months ago

Alice :)

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#9

Snake Looking Through My Glass Door

Snake Looking Through My Glass Door

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C. Wade
Community Member
4 months ago

Put the flute down or this will keep happening.

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Researchers understand human curiosity as being linked to learning and information seeking. In terms of evolution, it makes sense for people to be curious about the world around them.

Professor Celeste Kidd studies curiosity and learning at the University of California, Berkeley where she runs the Kidd Lab. “Curiosity is the driving force behind everything we know,” she said.

Celeste’s research suggests we’re most curious when we feel uncertain about something. This could explain the popularity of r/MildlyInteresting!

#10

A Cheese Vending Machine In A Mountain Village In Switzerland

A Cheese Vending Machine In A Mountain Village In Switzerland

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
4 months ago

Is there a wine vending machine nearby?

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#11

Table I Made Out Of Old Skateboards In My Clients House

Table I Made Out Of Old Skateboards In My Clients House

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Susan Green
Community Member
4 months ago

I love it!

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#12

My Bachelor's Degree Is Signed By Arnold Schwarzenegger

My Bachelor's Degree Is Signed By Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

"I'll be back" ... for another degree!

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#13

I’m The Only Apartment With The Holiday Spirit

I’m The Only Apartment With The Holiday Spirit

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Yay! It has a patch of pretty

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"Uncertainty indicates that there’s valuable knowledge available," she highlighted. "By contrast, certainty indicates you know everything there is to know so there's no point in continuing to be curious because there’s nothing further to be gleaned."

This is sensible, she explains, because it guides us towards what is most useful for us to learn.

In uncertain times, curiosity can help us to focus on the most pressing issues. This could explain the growing interest humans show in fields like sustainability, the circular economy, and ethical data use.

#14

My Grandma's Collection Of 544 Different Cookie Cutters That She Has Been Expanding For 50+ Years

My Grandma's Collection Of 544 Different Cookie Cutters That She Has Been Expanding For 50+ Years

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Fliphpo
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh, wow

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#15

This Walgreens Is In An Old Bank

This Walgreens Is In An Old Bank

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
4 months ago

Precious vitamins!

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#16

The Gas Station Near Me Has The Price Of Coffee Also Listed

The Gas Station Near Me Has The Price Of Coffee Also Listed

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
4 months ago

Per gallon?

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#17

Someone Put A Bob Ross Toaster In Our Breakroom, And It Burns An Image Of Bob Ross Onto The Toast

Someone Put A Bob Ross Toaster In Our Breakroom, And It Burns An Image Of Bob Ross Onto The Toast

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
4 months ago

Happy little toast!

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#18

This Painting In A Waiting Room Is The Same Print As My Phone Case

This Painting In A Waiting Room Is The Same Print As My Phone Case

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Rick
Community Member
4 months ago

I’m so dumb, I was like “but why is there a massive see-through part where the camera lens normally is” 🤦🏽‍♂️

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#19

My Orange Had Segments In Two Shades Of… Orange

My Orange Had Segments In Two Shades Of… Orange

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Vicky Z
Community Member
4 months ago

50 shades of orange

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#20

How The Water Froze On The Lake By My House.

How The Water Froze On The Lake By My House.

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
4 months ago

That is some troubled water.

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#21

I Recorded The Quality Of Each Of My Days During 2021

I Recorded The Quality Of Each Of My Days During 2021

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
4 months ago

Only one awful day in the entire year sounds wonderful

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#22

Garlic…but Each One Is A Single Clove

Garlic…but Each One Is A Single Clove

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Jill
Community Member
4 months ago

When the recipe asks for 1 clove of garlic! 🤔

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#23

The Hotel I'm Staying At Has A Tiny Door That Says "John Malkovich"

The Hotel I'm Staying At Has A Tiny Door That Says "John Malkovich"

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
4 months ago

"Being John Malkovich".

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#24

Deer Were Using My Car As A Salt Lick

Deer Were Using My Car As A Salt Lick

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
4 months ago

Aww!

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#25

These Jars Contain The Same Amount Of Jam

These Jars Contain The Same Amount Of Jam

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
4 months ago

I hate optics

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#26

Flew On A New Delta Plane, And They Put A Window In The Lavatory

Flew On A New Delta Plane, And They Put A Window In The Lavatory

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Lizzie Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

With a privacy screen. Useful in case superman flies by.

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#27

My Aunt Has This Birthday Calendar, Names On Disks Using Hooks

My Aunt Has This Birthday Calendar, Names On Disks Using Hooks

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troufaki13
Community Member
4 months ago

There was a lot of hanky panky around June ;)

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#28

The Penguin Classics Version Of '1984' By George Orwell Has Its Title And Author Censored

The Penguin Classics Version Of '1984' By George Orwell Has Its Title And Author Censored

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Vicky Z
Community Member
4 months ago

One censoring that BP is not responsible for

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#29

I Haul The Windmill Blades For Electric Wind Turbines

I Haul The Windmill Blades For Electric Wind Turbines

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N G
Community Member
4 months ago

i'm a big fan of renewables

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#30

Found A Check From 1879 For $105 In My Dresser That I Inherited From My Grandfather

Found A Check From 1879 For $105 In My Dresser That I Inherited From My Grandfather

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KJ
Community Member
4 months ago

Got to be doing well to be able to misplace a cheque like that back then.

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#31

This Puddle Is Labeled

This Puddle Is Labeled

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Vicky Z
Community Member
4 months ago

Avoid the ones that say pee

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#32

This Burger Puzzle Has A Piece Shaped Like The Whole Puzzle

This Burger Puzzle Has A Piece Shaped Like The Whole Puzzle

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N G
Community Member
4 months ago

did anyone else think the piece was too big to fit?

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#33

This Dish That I Ordered That Kinda Looks Like Homer Simpson!

This Dish That I Ordered That Kinda Looks Like Homer Simpson!

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
4 months ago

Mmmmmmmm, Homer....

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#34

This 100-Year-Old Perfume Bottle That Glows Under Blacklight

This 100-Year-Old Perfume Bottle That Glows Under Blacklight

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
4 months ago

Uranium glass

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#35

Emergency Room Guide Listing The Order Of People Who See The Doctor

Emergency Room Guide Listing The Order Of People Who See The Doctor

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I I
Community Member
4 months ago

waited 14 hours for 6 stiches one time ,didnt mind it was free

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#36

Dune Book That You Can Read On Any Sides

Dune Book That You Can Read On Any Sides

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Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
4 months ago

Only the title on the cover, surely.

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#37

My Hotel Jacuzzi Tub Fills Up From The Ceiling

My Hotel Jacuzzi Tub Fills Up From The Ceiling

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Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
4 months ago

I bet it’s loud and annoying

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#38

My Dad Found A Face As The Pocket Of His Pepperoni Pizza Pants

My Dad Found A Face As The Pocket Of His Pepperoni Pizza Pants

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Damon
Community Member
4 months ago

Face palm!

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#39

The Pumpkin Pie I Bought Contains "Finger"

The Pumpkin Pie I Bought Contains "Finger"

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Samantha Melnychuk
Community Member
4 months ago

At least it was declared? I hate it when I bite into a chunk of finger that wasn't on the ingredients list...

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#40

This Balcony Has A Balcony On It

This Balcony Has A Balcony On It

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
4 months ago

Balconception

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#41

My Eco Friendly Packaged Toothpicks Are Individually Wrapped In Plastic

My Eco Friendly Packaged Toothpicks Are Individually Wrapped In Plastic

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
4 months ago

Fail

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#42

My 10 Trillion Dollar Zimbabwe Bank Note I Use As A Book Mark

My 10 Trillion Dollar Zimbabwe Bank Note I Use As A Book Mark

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Probably couldn't even buy a bookmark with that.

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#43

My Dads Salt And Pepper Shaker Collection

My Dads Salt And Pepper Shaker Collection

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Pandasanne
Community Member
4 months ago

Wonder how many of those are snatched from restaurants :)

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#44

I Bought A $14k Staircase Today And It Came With A Little Example Model

I Bought A $14k Staircase Today And It Came With A Little Example Model

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
4 months ago

For cats!!!!

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#45

This Bath Bomb Is Labia Safe

This Bath Bomb Is Labia Safe

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Joonscrab
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

I never used any bath bombs until now for this reason.......... To all the people who don't understand, what this means is that unlike normal Bath bombs that might (do) contain chemicals that are harmful for a sensitive organ like the labia, this is safer and won't cause discomfort, dryness etc etc.

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#46

My Dad Burnt A Pancake So Bad It Camouflages With The Black Pan

My Dad Burnt A Pancake So Bad It Camouflages With The Black Pan

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
4 months ago

oh wow. Bet the smoke alarms went off

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#47

Drove By A Helicopter Wrapped In Plastic This Morning

Drove By A Helicopter Wrapped In Plastic This Morning

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Samantha Melnychuk
Community Member
4 months ago

How do you know it's a helicopter? Maybe it's actually a smart car in disguise under there.

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#48

The Nicu At The Hospital Had Masks With Mouth Windows So The Baby Can See Your Expressions

The Nicu At The Hospital Had Masks With Mouth Windows So The Baby Can See Your Expressions

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
4 months ago

That's not the first expression you want Baby to see!

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#49

My Sliced Bacon Looks Pixelated

My Sliced Bacon Looks Pixelated

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Lizzie Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

8 bit bacon!

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#50

I Saw Mark Zuckerberg And His Wife, Pricilla Chan, At Mcdonald’s

I Saw Mark Zuckerberg And His Wife, Pricilla Chan, At Mcdonald’s

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Gandalf the Pink
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

"Pricilla, is this where my products ingest their sustenance?"

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