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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Foxxy (The Original)
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So glad I am not the only one.

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Ok some songs are just that good.

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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.”

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ALL the time!!

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The same for telling jokes!

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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.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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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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Liam Walsh
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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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Or after we leave a video conference.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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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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It's about concentration though.

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troufaki13
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I have a 2m charger cord so I'm good! :)

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Foxxy (The Original)
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Hahaha, I do this all the damn time.

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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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Kaisu
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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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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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hits way harder in quarantine

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Cathelijne van Weelden
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4 months ago

Just to feel the pull of gravity...

Zophra
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4 months ago

yep ,yep, still working, Onto other potential problems...

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Okay, I thought I was weird coz I have never known anyone else to do that. I did that once when my arm was still asleep so I ended up smacking myself in the face.

Berry Budgie
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4 months ago

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the redqueen
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4 months ago

Wow, I have never seen anyone talk about this! When I was a kid, my favorite was while watching TV, laying on the carpet, in the floor, on my side, to put my arm up in the air and just let it "hang" there- my hubby says that I now do this in my sleep, often. It's a familiar, relaxing, and kinda comforting, all at the same time......

Donna Niedzialkowski-Imbrogno
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4 months ago

I never knew anybody else to do this. It’s always right my right arm. I think I have a time or two got it balanced just so and can just forget about it.

Anne Easterling
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4 months ago

Yes! I like to think that it's "exercise."

RitaGG
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4 months ago

Sometimes I wake up that way. ;-)

Joanne Cresswell
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4 months ago

Thank goodness! I thought it was just me - I wake up quite often with both arms in the air. Plucked up the courage to tell my Husband but he looked at me like I was crazy. So pleased this is an actual "thing"!!!

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Ginny Weasley
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4 months ago

Not just you

Mainecoonsandhuskies
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4 months ago

not only that I put it pose my hand as if I'm a model or something.

iblowsheep
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4 months ago

no, but i do it with my foot

divydumdrop hello
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4 months ago

i put my leg up for no reason sometimes

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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4 months ago

I find my arm straight up in the air with my wrist bent when I am asleep. I've woke up at least 15 or so times like that in the last 10 years. A few times as a kud, too. I feel like frankensteins monster when I realize I'm doing it.

Joanne Cresswell
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4 months ago

Thank you! Me too!

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Lemon Garnished Potato
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4 months ago

yes.

Ryleigh
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4 months ago

I do it too

Angela Vezdos
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4 months ago

OMG I thought there was something wrong with me. When I was little I thought my arm getting tired would make me tired, at 43 I still do it to fall asleep.

SilverLining
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4 months ago

I do this. Husband always asks what am I doing, with a look of disgust in his face. Who's the stupid one now huh?? Hehe

Cho Chang
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4 months ago

I do

Shawn LaFramboise
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4 months ago

I do it. Usually with my right arm. Also in my sleep

Donovan Strader
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4 months ago

just to feel gravity

Graziella DeLorenzo-Khan
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4 months ago

YES

Alex Newell
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4 months ago

I feel an odd rapport with this one! Trying to balance it so you can stop holding in place and let it fall randomly.

Olivia Kendle
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4 months ago

My friends always think I'm so weird when I do that, so I'm glad to know it's not just me

Hello Dolly
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4 months ago

Haha I don’t usually. I did find myself doing this after I read it just to find out why people did this lol. I only do this when my arms or legs get restless before bed.

WiggleCat
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4 months ago

I do that sometimes and just hope noone sees me do this xD

Poppy Petal
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4 months ago

Yeahhh!

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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1 month ago

I LOVE doing that... and then I wave it around and tap my fingers on the wall... it's soothing.

Anthony Murphy
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1 month ago

I'm sure it has something to do with blood flow or just getting it loosened up that our bodies instinctively and subconsciously do, but we just figure we're being weird lol.

Miguel Garcia
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3 months ago

only if Im high

The Lazy Panda
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3 months ago

Yes I do. How did you know?

Maira Sarwar
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3 months ago

yup

Magical dolphin
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3 months ago

I do it

Sam Makita
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3 months ago

yes

꧁༺ʍǟռɢօ༻꧂
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3 months ago

your room decor tho. hunny no.

Jodie Johnson
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3 months ago

OMG I can't believe anyone else does this!!

Caroleann Mc Callion
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4 months ago

Went through a weird phase in my teens of waking up with one of my arms raised and (apparently at some point comfortably) leaning against the wall. Totally dead. There's that micro second of "huh?" as you come to, before your cold, dead, hand hits you in the face. Please someone tell me "Yeah that happened to me too!"

Pepe
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4 months ago

Legg also.

Rebekah Boka
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4 months ago

not just you

Cheyanne Pavan
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4 months ago

I seriously do this all the time!

Big rod 34
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4 months ago

Same

tigertae
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4 months ago

Apparently I do this in my sleep. I woke up once because my own arm had fallen on top of my face because all the blood had rushed out of my arm and gotten limp. :')

Anastacia Beaverhausen
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4 months ago

Yes!!! And I don'r know why, but it feels good. Maybe it is like Cathelijne says. Just to feel the pull of gravity.

Lauren Michlin
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4 months ago

cuz ya feel like ur drowning and ur hand decides to make it dramatic before it finally plops down.

Amyra Railroad
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4 months ago

yes

Leonel Roque
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4 months ago

Omg yess!!

Shelley Gabrielle
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4 months ago

Yeeeesss

Kiara Dowell [STUDENT]
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4 months ago

i do lol m l l 😊-------<

Aurora Graham-Hayes
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4 months ago

yes me to

Cathleen Morris
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4 months ago

I don’t ... But, I swear this is true —- my husband used to do this when he’d take a nap! From the time we got married until our daughters were in their teens, he’d often take naps on the weekend, lying on the floor in front of the fireplace — with his arm straight up in the air. The girls would watch him, silent & speechless ... Their faces were always incredulous!! “Mom — Why does Daddy do that?”!

Gosia Kieliszek
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4 months ago

every time! :D

jon doglegs
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4 months ago

Why don't you just shred the ceiling with your claws, you know you want to!

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Randy Klefbeck
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4 months ago

No, but still I sometimes put my arm out the window of the car at speed, just to play with the aerodynamics of my hand.

Diana Cartwright
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4 months ago

yes yes yes I can't believe how normal I am after all :)

Elaine Mattingly
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4 months ago

Yes.

AJA MASON
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4 months ago

Bruh i did and accidentally hit my dog.

Dave Chapman
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4 months ago

I have actually woken up like this and my arm is asleep.....just how long have I been sleeping like this??

WaitingtokissGregDavis
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4 months ago

I so do this. Don't even notice I'm doing it, then look at my arm and think "shouldn't this be uncomfortable now?" Think for a sec then realise "no, not uncomfortable at all" but decide it's an odd thing to do and put my arm down. Until the next time....

Lulu the ©ʟɪᴄᴇɴsᴇᴅ ᴘᴏᴛᴛᴇʀʜᴇᴀᴅ®
4 months ago

i dont do it, unless im stretching

Bellamy John
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4 months ago

I thought i was the only one, at night I try to make my hand look like it has 4 fingers lol

Ian Koch
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4 months ago

I do that... usually with my legs thou.

Diane Patrick
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4 months ago

I lock my shoulder and try to balance my arm.

Carolyn McCully
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4 months ago

My partner does, sometime he falls asleep with his arm in the air...

Julie
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4 months ago

"And the clouds are moving on with every autumn breeeeze" -Anna

Lésche-Ann du Toit
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4 months ago

Sometimes I also do it with my leg

Jenna Winters
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4 months ago

just when i am on my phone for to long i need to strech my arms xD

Jackie Bacquié
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4 months ago

What an idea ? I put my foot up, not my hand...

Cheryl Fontaine
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4 months ago

No.

Lane Buckner
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4 months ago

I used to wake up with my arm up like that. I would see it , but it didn't feel like my arm was raised. I'd have to reach up with my other hand to make sure that was my arm. Then I'd pull it down and go back to sleep.

Kate S
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4 months ago

All the time!

Azziza
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4 months ago

OMG I totally do this!

My O My
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4 months ago

Ehm...am I the only one not doing so?

Cheryl Gross
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4 months ago

My father used to do this

Caroline Driver
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4 months ago

I used to do this when I was a kid, never ever knew that anybody else did this!

Anja Schmidt
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4 months ago

with me it´s the feet XD

Anja Schmidt
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4 months ago

oh what a feeli-i-ing to be dancin´ on the ceilin´ ...

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Paulene
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4 months ago

Oh yes

laura gilman
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4 months ago

I did that when I was little. Always that it was up for talking it God

Amanda Hunter
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4 months ago

Errr, no.

Ximena Aldana
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4 months ago

Ever

IZama
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4 months ago

Sometimes I go big and throw a leg up.

Lisa Chambers
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4 months ago

Yep, sometimes legs.

George Hudacko
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4 months ago

You so lost about who/what or you gets/needs too be Loved/SAVED?

ForkNBeans
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4 months ago

Mostly I do it because of restless arms. Just like RLS.

Katherine Gilleland
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4 months ago

Also just did this

Suzanne Dunne
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4 months ago

I do this it is comfortable

Sandra Llewelyn
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4 months ago

me too

Iapetos
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4 months ago

I think I did that once.

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Marika Stanway
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4 months ago

I do that sometimes when I sit on my sofa and watch telly, in fact, even both arms :D

Zbenguet
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4 months ago

Only when high.

Carolyn Kenyon
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4 months ago

Just you!

Tiina Lehtineva
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4 months ago

Not my hands, but my feet many times!

Dori Apati
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4 months ago

yessss

Sasha Kuleshov
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4 months ago

The rush of blood coming down.

Katreise Ruffin
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4 months ago

yup all the time

Crystal galvan mendez
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4 months ago

I actually do it with my leg. All the time

William McGivney
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4 months ago

Gen. Andrew Jackson did that with a lemon in his hand while leading his troops at the Battle of New Orleans.

Fred and George Weasley
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4 months ago

i do this im as weird as i thought i was

Toast Of Saint Louis
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4 months ago

I do too.

Margaret Carter
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4 months ago (edited)

YES!!! Sometimes I fall asleep and my hand drops and whacks me in the face!

Iris
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4 months ago

I do that sometimes, feels good.

deanna woods
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4 months ago

I put my leg up for no reason.

Devyn Nagy
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4 months ago

Yup.

Kerri Russ
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4 months ago

Those claws... wow!

Michelle C
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4 months ago

Every night!

Animal lover❤
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4 months ago

Yes

Guy MacGregor
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4 months ago

Never did, never seen anyone doing it

Tabitha L
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4 months ago

Yep. Have done since I was a kid.

GARRETT O'BANION
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4 months ago

i do that

von Funnyname
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4 months ago

I do this sitting at my desk at work ALL. THE. TIME.

Magdalena Bone
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4 months ago

Yes yes yes yes YESSSS

Beverly
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4 months ago

Legs, too. (p.s. *lying* down)

Lavender Brown
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4 months ago

Yeah but I sleep on the top bunk so I actually touch the ceiling 😂

Mahek Maru
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4 months ago

i do that too! i thought i was the only one who does it

ShayLynne Bronson
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4 months ago

Yeeeeeeesssssssss!!!

Jackson3
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4 months ago

I'm the only one who knows the answer!

JessG
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4 months ago

Haha!

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Maria Rohlen
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4 months ago

Just you, it's just you.

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Can we imprison everyone who says y'all all the bleeding time? Thanks.

PjandBolt
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4 months ago

C'mon y'all it's not just a southern thing! I'm from the northwest! ;D

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omg it actually sounds just like that

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

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

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

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wow this article is so accurate

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

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

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As a night worker all the time!!!

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

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troufaki13
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I mean, it's a direct order. No?

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The Emerald Triangle
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4 months ago

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

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But i am an adult.

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

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Hehehe😆

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Too often.

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

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

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It feels nice okayy, sort of relaxing

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Trump. Totally Trump.

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😂

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hispanic! at the disco
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haha I always think that this is how I would look if I were pregnant.

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

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