There’s nothing quite like being in your own company. It’s a pure judgement-free zone⁠—no pressure to show off, no expectations met by reality, no strange looks given as you’re voicing all the nonsense out loud in an empty room.

And interestingly, some of the most unusual behavior happens while we’re on our own. In fact, the things we do are so random, we don’t really talk about them. Ever. Like doing a remote trace or aligning your feet to the tiles so you won’t die.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of all the odd things we all do but never dare to tell, not even in truth or dare. And you know what? It's better off that way.

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Walking Up A Hill

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

So glad I am not the only one.

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#2

Appreciating Music

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hispanic! at the disco
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1 year ago

Ok some songs are just that good.

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#3

Staying Sleepy

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Berry Budgie
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1 year ago

YES THIS!😆

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Humor plays a vital role in younger generations’ communication and media consumption. But Gen Z and millennials are renowned for what’s called absurdist, surrealist, and often dark comedy full of dank memes and observational one-liners.

In order to get this sense of humor, one has to understand the context in which the youngest generations came to live. In the past decade, the world has been bursting with information which is “both more accessible and less reliable,” writes The Washington Post. “Brands pose as a friend on social media to millennial consumers, and the line between real and artificial matters less than it once did.”

#4

Passwords

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

ALL the time!!

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#5

Brain Freeze

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Cip IESAN
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1 year ago

The same for telling jokes!

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#6

Birthday Greetings

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tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

Must be polite...must be polite

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Another explanation is that such surreal humor is a response to a world that has stopped making sense. According to Andrew DeYoung, the director of 555 and editor on The Eric Andre Show, the Adult Swim school of comedy is designed to “reflect the frenetic distribution of information on the internet.” And that’s why most of their shows are so chaotic and absurd.

Since there’s no time for a narrative joke to be said online, traditional punchline structure doesn’t work. “Instead, things are funny because they are willfully jarring and strange,” writes Rachel Aroesti for The Guardian. Weird Twitter and bizarre dank memes are perfect examples of how millennials break down the joke, decontextualize it, and create utter randomness.

#7

Picking A Song

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

That is definitely a hard one but considering the situation I would be in that I had 6mins to live, I would probably listen to Always look on the bright side of life from Monty Python.

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#8

Things Causing Anxiety

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Liam Walsh
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1 year ago

When the cashier gives you the change by placing notes on your palm and then the coins on top... awkward shuffling around of money ensues.

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#9

Being Sociable

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The Emerald Triangle
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1 year ago

Or after we leave a video conference.

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#10

Standing In The Way

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

If a person is there trying to make a decision or taking too long I just say excuse me please and grab what I want.

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#11

Volume Down

Volume Down

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Rosie Hamilton
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1 year ago

It's about concentration though.

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#12

Charging Your Phone

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

I have a 2m charger cord so I'm good! :)

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#13

Forgetting The Time

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

Hahaha, I do this all the damn time.

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#14

Security Sensors

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Peter Korpershoek
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1 year ago

I once got 'caught' by a store manager after the alarm went off, i was 12. I patiently waited right after the sirene, but nobody showed up. I got some angry faces from customers and personnel. I tested the alarm again by swinging my plastic bag trough the gates, it went off again. Nobody showed up... After one minute i started walking back to my bike, and right then someone grabbed me by the neck. He dragged me roughly to a small office where i had to empty my pockets and bag. He checked the receipt and saw that I didn't steel anything. He tested the alarm with my bag, it went off. They seem to have forgotten to remove a tag. I was 19 when i had the guts to enter that store again.

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#15

Sleep Time

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

It's the best feeling ever, knowing you can have lots more sleep! Like waking up at 7 but then remembering it's the weekend and you can go back to sleep

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#16

Auto Pilot

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago (edited)

That’s a bit dangerous. Although I have walked to the shops and as I am almost half way home I have thought “I don’t even remember walking to the shops”. It’s like I was just suddenly placed there without knowing how I got there. Does that make sense? Kind of like I was on auto pilot.

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#17

Spending Time

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Just another user...
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1 year ago

hits way harder in quarantine

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#18

Put Your Hand Up

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Cathelijne van Weelden
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1 year ago

Just to feel the pull of gravity...

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#19

Hot Food

Hot Food

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hispanic! at the disco
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1 year ago

omg it actually sounds just like that

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#20

Just Adult Things

Just Adult Things

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hispanic! at the disco
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1 year ago

My OCD makes me do weird shit like this :( It can be really tough

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#21

Alone Time

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SanchaTheSeeker
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1 year ago

*oop time to eat dinner and go to sleep again*

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#22

Walking By

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juice
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1 year ago

also works when you make awkward eye contact with strangers and don't want to be perceived as rude

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#23

Catching Lies

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Donovan Strader
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1 year ago

wow this article is so accurate

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#24

Leaving Without Buying

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Nea
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1 year ago

So often i buy things that will eventually be used like kitchen towels just to avoid this...

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#25

Shipping Rates

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

But if it's 135.99 dollars with free shipping, then it's fine!

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#26

Pee Run

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Hilary Rudd
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1 year ago

As a night worker all the time!!!

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#27

Well Deserved Rest

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Vanta Black
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1 year ago

Nah, that's enough for a full 8 hours of sleep.

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#28

Just Do Nothing

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troufaki13
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1 year ago

I mean, it's a direct order. No?

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#29

Silent Mode

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The Emerald Triangle
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1 year ago

Hell you think I actually want my family to know where I am at?

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#30

Childhood Things

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Nea
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1 year ago

But i am an adult.

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#31

Sleeping Pose

Sleeping Pose

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earringnut
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1 year ago

This is comfortable. When I straiten out my back hurts.

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#32

Checking Yourself Out

Checking Yourself Out

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Berry Budgie
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1 year ago

Hehehe😆

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#33

Getting A Shower

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Too often.

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#34

Blanket Choice

Blanket Choice

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hispanic! at the disco
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1 year ago

I always put one foot in and one foot out. I remember reading it controlled the temperature of your body.

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#35

Package Tracking

Package Tracking

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tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

I don't care how you get here, just get here if you can...

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#36

Random Things

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hispanic! at the disco
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1 year ago (edited)

It feels nice okayy, sort of relaxing

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#37

Good Conversation

Good Conversation

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The Emerald Triangle
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1 year ago

Trump. Totally Trump.

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#38

Under Pressure

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ShayLynne Bronson
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1 year ago

😂

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#39

Checking Yourself Out

Checking Yourself Out

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hispanic! at the disco
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1 year ago

haha I always think that this is how I would look if I were pregnant.

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#40

Forgetfulness

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Kaisa
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1 year ago

It is almost like forgetting that the same thing was posted already

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