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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5 months 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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5 months ago

Ooooooooo

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#3

Its Bigger I Swear!

Its Bigger I Swear!

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Sasy
Community Member
5 months 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
5 months 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
Community Member
5 months ago

What a stupid OP actually.

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#6

Coming Out

Coming Out

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Hans
Community Member
5 months 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
Community Member
5 months ago

Avoid paying tax

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#8

Smart Teacher

Smart Teacher

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chrissy
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5 months ago

ha!

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#9

Hide Your Christians!

Hide Your Christians!

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JuJu
Community Member
5 months ago

Do they need a tiny church instead of a dog/cat house? Do you have to feed them red wine and oblates once a week?

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#10

Interesting Title

Interesting Title

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
5 months ago

Bahahahaha mad respect for the guy in the comments

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#11

Amazing Comment

Amazing Comment

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Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
4 months ago

It is. Also that's super cool!

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#12

That's An Argument He Can Win

That's An Argument He Can Win

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Ian Milne
Community Member
5 months ago

Brilliant!

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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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago

Pfft, bahaha. I am so immature.

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#16

Fair Enough

Fair Enough

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
5 months ago

Me neither

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#17

Correct

Correct

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Sabse
Community Member
5 months ago

Aww. This is sweet

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#18

This

This

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Hans
Community Member
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago

Very accomplished.

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#21

Not His President

Not His President

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
5 months 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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Hans
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5 months ago

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Camera moves over to Michelle: "Michelle Obama – Barack Obama's Husband"

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#23

Well Yes Buy Actullay Yes

Well Yes Buy Actullay Yes

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
5 months ago

Bring on The Purge! (I do like the premise of those films, although the majority of people killed are working class and poor... just like the real world!)

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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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Daniel Wang
Community Member
4 months ago

is anyone else seeing a diary of a wimpy kid book ad?

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#25

The Truth Behind The Pyramids

The Truth Behind The Pyramids

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
5 months 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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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
5 months ago

This one reminds me of that asian riddle (iykyk)

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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
5 months 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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Scyth
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5 months ago

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He could have sold the car and kept the money to himself, no need to destroy property.

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#29

Ask And You Shall Receive

Ask And You Shall Receive

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
5 months ago

Manners

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#30

Can Confirm

Can Confirm

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
5 months ago

this one made me laugh

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#31

Checkmate

Checkmate

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rspanther
Community Member
5 months 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
5 months 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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actaully...nevermind
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5 months ago

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and like how Instagram is basically a made up word?

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#34

Tasty Humans...

Tasty Humans...

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Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
5 months 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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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
5 months ago

That last emoji tho...

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#36

We're Just Too Busy!!!

We're Just Too Busy!!!

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Bill
Community Member
5 months 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
5 months 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
4 months 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
5 months ago

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

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#40

Oh Phoebe

Oh Phoebe

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JessG
Community Member
4 months ago

Yikes, that’s dark

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#41

They're Dead

They're Dead

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
5 months ago

it's 'their', not 'there'

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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
5 months ago

well he's not wrong!

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#43

Former Record Holder

Former Record Holder

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
5 months ago

Indeed, and all competitors you're ahead of you stay ahead of, that takes the stress away. Once you made it to the top, the decent thing is to leave the race so the youngsters have a chance.

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#44

An Interesting New Scientific Discovery

An Interesting New Scientific Discovery

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
5 months 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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Oskar vanZandt
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5 months ago (edited)

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Hmmm. The reply isn't that clever, considering there are many trillions of possibilities of where the signal originated... "astronomers put current estimates of the total stellar population at roughly 70 billion trillion (7 x 1022)" in the observable universe. [Source of statistics: skyandtelescope.org]

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#46

Chickens Can’t Afford Umbrellas

Chickens Can’t Afford Umbrellas

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
5 months 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
5 months 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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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
5 months ago

and it's like telling a moron to keep being stupid because you like correcting them

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#49

I Just Threw Up In The Toilet

I Just Threw Up In The Toilet

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actaully...nevermind
Community Member
5 months ago

well, at least it can rise back up

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#50

Exactly Bro

Exactly Bro

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Hans
Community Member
5 months ago

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

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