Fans of horror stories and video games are bound to know American writer, H. P. Lovecraft, as his name is pretty much on everything these days: Lovecraftian-this, Lovecraftian-that. A central theme in his works is that learning the truth about the world can drive you mad. But it’s not just knowledge about eldritch beings and uncaring cosmic gods that can shock you! Some jaw-dropping truths are closer to home, much more mundane, and far, far funnier.

That’s where the ‘Technically the Truth’ subreddit comes in. A community of nearly 1.26 million, they dedicate their time to sharing some hilarious examples of things that are technically true but completely unexpected. Check out some of their best posts below, upvote the ones that made you laugh, and be sure to check out their subreddit if you like their content!

#1

He’s Got A Good Point

He’s Got A Good Point

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Patti Brock
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1 year ago

This should be higher

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#2

I Am Iron Man

I Am Iron Man

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Sasy
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1 year ago

Ooooooooo

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#3

Its Bigger I Swear!

Its Bigger I Swear!

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Sasy
Community Member
1 year ago

Laughed out loud

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We’ve got a theory that the reason why ‘Technically the Truth’ is so successful is because of the type of humor they use in their posts. Specifically, dad jokes! And who doesn’t love a good dad joke?

Scientifically speaking, dad jokes are bound to have lots of fans because they rarely (if ever) offend anyone by their very nature, comedian Paul Seven told the National Post.

They’re also ‘clean’ and require almost no extra context to get, as The New York Times points out. And the more accessible the jokes, the more fans you’re bound to get. However, comedian Seven also points out that stating the truth can and will offend some folks.

#4

This Is Correct

This Is Correct

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Technically, this is not far from the truth.

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#5

Thats The Best Last Name

Thats The Best Last Name

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Hans
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1 year ago

What a stupid OP actually.

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#6

Coming Out

Coming Out

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Hans
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1 year ago

har har, flawless

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So ‘Technically the Truth’ is somewhere between (technically) the truth and dad jokes, having a ton of fun in the comfortable digital nook it’s carved out for itself.

Rule-wise, the subreddit puts a lot of emphasis on quality. So reposts are out (unless they’re older than 3 months) and you can actually get a temporary ban if you share certain controversial posts again.

The community also incentivizes its members (or ‘truthers’ as they’re known on the sub) to actually make good content and avoid ‘low effort’ and ‘lazy’ statements and titles. And it looks like it’s working because the quality’s great (and the member count proves it).

#7

Outstanding Move

Outstanding Move

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Adam C
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1 year ago

Avoid paying tax

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#8

Smart Teacher

Smart Teacher

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chrissy
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1 year ago

ha!

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#9

Hide Your Christians!

Hide Your Christians!

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Pungent Sauce
Community Member
1 year ago

But then what do I feed my lion?

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#10

Interesting Title

Interesting Title

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
1 year ago

Bahahahaha mad respect for the guy in the comments

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#11

Amazing Comment

Amazing Comment

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JessG
Community Member
1 year ago

Like Veteran’s Day. It was started on 11/11/11, at 11:11

Niffler_13
Community Member
1 year ago

The first Veteran's Day celebration was in 1947. Because WWI ended at 11am on Nov 11, 1918 (The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month.)

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 year ago

11/11 is the start to Carnaval in the south of the Netherlands. For Americans 11/11...

Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

For Koreans it's Pepero Day ♡

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Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
1 year ago

It is. Also that's super cool!

Whizzle Pop
Community Member
1 year ago

WWI ceasefire was set for 11am to give the armies time to get the message to their troops. Fighting steadily stopped on 11 November, but in some places soldiers were still getting killed in the MINUTES leading up to the final ceasefire. The last British soldier killed in action died at 0930AM, only 90 minutes before the war ended. With a tragic irony, he was killed in a sector that had actually seen some of the first fighting of the war in 1914. So the last British soldier killed in WWI is buried only about 10 metres away from the first British soldier killed in that war back in 1914. If anything illustrates the total futility and tragedy of that war, then that's it: The First and last soldiers of WWI killed fighting over the very same little bit of ground in Belgium.

Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

11 November 2011 was a big day in Korea. Especially for the Lotte company. ♡

I'm a makeup addict
Community Member
1 year ago

That's pretty cool!!!!!!!!!!! (PS I put 11 exclamation marks in this comment)

Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
1 year ago

11/11 is cuckold national day in italy.

Ramona Rhein
Community Member
1 year ago

The edit was great! Lol.

Quazmodic
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

So ... you're one too.

Forrest McCanless
Community Member
1 year ago

Son turned 13 on Friday the 13th, 2013.

Ashley Maurer
Community Member
1 year ago

Thats MY birthday too!! 11/11 ..... 1985 :P

Anonymous Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. He should like, be in a newspaper (or she).

Pink Rose
Community Member
1 year ago

I dont get it

Full of Giggles
Community Member
1 year ago

The U.S. formats the date mm/dd/yy. Everyone else formats it dd/mm/yy.

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 year ago

I see what you did there XD

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#12

That's An Argument He Can Win

That's An Argument He Can Win

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Eric Law
Community Member
1 year ago

I saw a bumper sticker once that said "What if your mother had had an abortion?" I"m pretty sure if my mother had had an abortion I would not care.

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#13

Do You Agree? Was He The Main Character All Along?

Do You Agree? Was He The Main Character All Along?

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 year ago

I always hoped Neville would really be the chosen one cause Harry was often insufferable.

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#14

He Expertly Defied Logic

He Expertly Defied Logic

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha

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#15

A Penis Is Like Life...

A Penis Is Like Life...

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 year ago

Pfft, bahaha. I am so immature.

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#16

Fair Enough

Fair Enough

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El Dee
Community Member
1 year ago

A garage, rich parents and a loan/gift from said parents who supported them through the lean times..

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#17

Correct

Correct

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Didi Wong
Community Member
1 year ago

Went from :-O to :-|

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#18

This

This

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

WTF original post? If you need drugs to enjoy it you are doing someone terribly wrong.

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#19

Thought This Might Belong Here. I Would Totally Eat 6 Donuts And Be No Worse Off Than Drinking 1 Coke

Thought This Might Belong Here. I Would Totally Eat 6 Donuts And Be No Worse Off Than Drinking 1 Coke

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Bill
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I read that smoking and drinking are bad for your health. So I decided to stop reading. (Not really)

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#20

Technically The Much-More-Impressive-Sounding Truth

Technically The Much-More-Impressive-Sounding Truth

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Rissie
Community Member
1 year ago

Very accomplished.

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#21

Not His President

Not His President

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 year ago

Wasn't mine either, but he sure made life unpleasant for many people in America and indirectly in the rest of the world.

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#22

I Am Glad They Cleared This Up

I Am Glad They Cleared This Up

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Karin Jansen
Community Member
1 year ago

Hehe, reminds me of the documentary 'the last dance' where he's discribed as 'a former Chicago resident' XD https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.boston.com/sports/media/2020/05/01/obama-former-chicago-resident-last-dance/amp

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#23

Well Yes Buy Actullay Yes

Well Yes Buy Actullay Yes

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로희
Community Member
1 year ago

Enter the White House and bitch slap Donald Trump.

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#24

Just Because It’s True, Doesn’t Mean I Like It

Just Because It’s True, Doesn’t Mean I Like It

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Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
1 year ago

That's not even a question! Ariel chose land and legs, she didn't even want the sea anymore.

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#25

The Truth Behind The Pyramids

The Truth Behind The Pyramids

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
1 year ago

Exactly. Doesn't mean that somehow these civilisations communicated with each other, it proves that humans have been able to figure out the optimum way(s) to construct.

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#26

Why Is This Correct?

Why Is This Correct?

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MadDawg
Community Member
1 year ago

good on the dad jokes from day one ;)

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#27

Kicked Out Even After A Perfect Answer

Kicked Out Even After A Perfect Answer

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brukernavn340
Community Member
1 year ago

How often do you think about him?

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#28

I Mean, It Is

I Mean, It Is

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 year ago

That dude needs to be shut away, seriously.

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#29

Ask And You Shall Receive

Ask And You Shall Receive

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Richard is becoming hard to get along with, though.

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#30

Can Confirm

Can Confirm

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

this one made me laugh

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#31

Checkmate

Checkmate

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rspanther
Community Member
1 year ago

Seems legit.

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#32

I Don't Need No Dummy

I Don't Need No Dummy

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 year ago

My empathies lie with the poor crash-test dummies... especially when a whole family of them in a minivan is deliberately crashed into a wall.

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#33

Can’t Trust Anyone

Can’t Trust Anyone

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David K
Community Member
1 year ago

I am more concerned by the fact that a company called Apple never did anything around fruit...despite what Forrest Gump thinks :-)

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#34

Tasty Humans...

Tasty Humans...

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah, the beauty of symbiotic natural relationships... Bless Mother Nature.

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#35

Cmon Google Assistant

Cmon Google Assistant

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David K
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh Google, you little...

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#36

We're Just Too Busy!!!

We're Just Too Busy!!!

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Bill
Community Member
1 year ago

"Diamonds aren't rare or intrinsically valuable" CEO of DeBeers cartel

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#37

Probably Yes

Probably Yes

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
1 year ago

What? Mine was $50.00

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#38

It’s True

It’s True

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Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
1 year ago

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA

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#39

Apparently The New Lifesaver Brand Watch.

Apparently The New Lifesaver Brand Watch.

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Charlotte A.
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh dear, poor guy drowned... o.O

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#40

Oh Phoebe

Oh Phoebe

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JessG
Community Member
1 year ago

Yikes, that’s dark

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#41

They're Dead

They're Dead

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 year ago

The reality is however planes regularly fly with dead people, and indeed it's not an emergency. Some companies have a dedicated broom cupboard/locker, most move them+family to first class, some to staff quarters, all struggle. There's interesting articles occasionally. I think the statistic is that at EVERY single (non-corona) moment there's over 100K people in the sky; even if healthy enough to travel, some of them die every day.

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#42

The Traveler Aka The Pizza Man

The Traveler Aka The Pizza Man

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
1 year ago

well he's not wrong!

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#43

Former Record Holder

Former Record Holder

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Ian Milne
Community Member
1 year ago

Love Alex Horne. My favourite was this: https://youtu.be/_52zdiltkRM

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#44

An Interesting New Scientific Discovery

An Interesting New Scientific Discovery

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
1 year ago

If your parents didn't have any children, chances are, you were delivered by a stork

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#45

Can’t Argue With That

Can’t Argue With That

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SushiPanda
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1 year ago

I mean, Alan is correct.

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#46

Chickens Can’t Afford Umbrellas

Chickens Can’t Afford Umbrellas

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
1 year ago

they really didn't even try on that one

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#47

You Can't Deny It....

You Can't Deny It....

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Wendillon
Community Member
1 year ago

Except there it's the professor giving you your rat so he can bang your single mom while you're gone.

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#48

In A Way?

In A Way?

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 year ago

I do not think it is a terrible thing to encourage a friend to be healthy... but a friend's role is to be supportive, not badgering.

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#49

I Just Threw Up In The Toilet

I Just Threw Up In The Toilet

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David K
Community Member
1 year ago

And now Flush Away! OIP-5fae5d...da59b9.jpg OIP-5fae5ddda59b9.jpg

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#50

Exactly Bro

Exactly Bro

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

He is yet the elected guy in a democracy. Showing support is just perfect, if actions follow.

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