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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Laugh Fan
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ALL the time!!

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Cip IESAN
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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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1 month ago

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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1 month ago

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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Peter Korpershoek
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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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

hits way harder in quarantine

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Cathelijne van Weelden
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1 month ago

Just to feel the pull of gravity...

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hispanic! at the disco
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1 month ago

omg it actually sounds just like that

Azziza
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1 month ago

@hispanic! at the disco I adore your username!

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

I do this after I blow on it thinking it would be cool enough but sadly it still hot like a mother fucker.

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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1 month ago

"hot like a motherfucker"; me, in a dinosaur suit because my church is doing a fundraiser, but also my mouth while I'm sitting on the couch while trying to eat a VERY hot pocket.

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

I never knew how to spell "hashafashasha", so thank you.

Paul K. Johnson
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1 month ago

I do both. First I blow on it and then even though I know it's still way too hot I lose patience and proceed to burn the living hell out of my mouth. By the time it's cool enough to actually enjoy it's gone.

Elida Lechuga
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1 month ago

I sometimes blow on ice cream and proceed to feel like an idiot.

Azziza
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1 month ago

You're definitely not alone!

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Mainecoonsandhuskies
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1 month ago

HASHAFASHASHA

Kerri Russ
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1 month ago

Thank you for giving that activity a name! Woot!

Kathy Baylis
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1 month ago

How about drinking something cold real quick when you realize you put something hot—-temperature or spice—-in your mouth?

Kristina Thomas
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1 month ago

Yep that''s usually my solution because I really want to spit out the food but I don't want anyone to see that.

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Connie Seybold-Resch
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1 month ago

I actually blow on cold food sometimes and then think, 'WTF am I doing?"

Marika Stanway
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1 month ago

Laughed out loud at this, haha!

Donovan Strader
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1 month ago

IT REALLY DOES SOUND LIKE THAT

Jill Ferguson
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1 month ago

This is so funny.

Jessica Cifelli
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1 month ago

I actually blow on it, but then end up making that noise cause i didn't blow on it enough

Peejay Galona
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1 month ago

Did you just try to read "hashafashasha" out loud to find out if it sounds exactly how it is when you eat something hot?

Bill Kratz
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1 month ago

Amazing how fast you can learn a foreign language!

Hurrem Haseki
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1 month ago

This one is the best-est!!!

Destiney Torres
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1 month ago

Both,omg it sound just like that well the more u know

Ginny Weasley
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1 month ago

yes. lol

Magical dolphin
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4 weeks ago

hashafashashsa

Fred and George Weasley
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1 month ago

if im hungry its hashafashasha but if im not too hungry i'll wait, blow on it or fiddle with the tv and find a programme to watch on netflix or iplayer

Anna Versace
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1 month ago

I'm laughing so hard I'm crying lol

Lulu the ©ʟɪᴄᴇɴsᴇᴅ ᴘᴏᴛᴛᴇʀʜᴇᴀᴅ®
1 month ago

.............blow, why?

♡JuiceMay221♡
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1 month ago

I have to blow on it, I hate burning my tongue,!!!!!

Anne Jackson
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1 month ago

That made me laugh, thank you !

Khloe Ness
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1 hour ago

just hashafashasha

Courtney LeDroit
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2 weeks ago

Keep your mouth open and blow outwards.

V.T. Proto
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1 month ago

XD

Bellatrix Lestrange
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1 month ago

I hashafashashasha until it’s cold-unless it’s icecream, and then I do it till it doesn’t hurt XD

Mañana Bañana
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1 month ago

Or you jam it in the freezer for about 30 seconds and not a second longer

Heather Menard
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1 month ago

depending how good it smells and what it is

Donna O
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1 month ago

I blow on it when it's too cold too 😂

Dee
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1 month ago

A bit of both...

I Liek To Cute
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1 month ago

I do one blow when i'm eating hot noodles and for some reason it lowers the temperature to the EXTREME when I put it in my mouth

Ian Koch
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1 month ago

I blow on it, but in the case of pizza rolls, I end up hashafasha-ing anyway.

Jenna Winters
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1 month ago

both pretty much xD

Jenna Winters
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1 month ago

both

Rinpai
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1 month ago

I hashafashasha and down it with ice water. Then burn my throat because I was too slow.

Jazmin Rebel
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1 month ago

HHhAAhHhaH

Debbie Pugsley
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1 month ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Azziza
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1 month ago

I blow, but apparently not enough because I usually still have to hashafashasha.

Anja Schmidt
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1 month ago

hahahaha, sometimes I forget that icecream biting with teeth is not a good idea.

Cybele Spanjaard
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1 month ago

Hahahahaahahahaaah both...depends on the texture..liquid or solid or in between

Garth Robinson
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1 month ago

yeah, especially when it burns ya teeth...... Ahhh!

Charity Slagter
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1 month ago

Both.

IZama
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1 month ago

Do you what???

George Hudacko
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1 month ago

Blowing might work if we had lie 3 hours! Wait a bit and risk!!!!

ForkNBeans
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1 month ago

I blow on ice cream! Without thinking of course...

Iapetos
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1 month ago

Hashafahasha.

BabyBooby
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1 month ago

My sister and mom would heat food til it was SMOKIN.....just so they could make these sounds🤣🤣🤣

Sasha Kuleshov
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1 month ago

Depends of which food, beans are pretty heat absorbent XD

Kika González
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1 month ago

Oh my God. That made me impulsively laugh too

Zophra
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1 month ago

and then wonder if those calorie count as you really didn't taste it...

Iris Engler
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1 month ago

Depends how hungry and patient I am but yeah most of time I do hasafashahasha. Thanks for this word lol

Katrin
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1 month ago (edited)

I hashafashasha and wink with my right hand really fast next to my head. No idea why, did this since I was a child. Apparently this looks very funny.

Sherry Hart
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1 month ago

I totally just hashafashasha til I can chew it......especially if I’m really hungry or it’s my favorite food.......then I regret it later because of the burn marks in my mouth lol 😂

GirlFriday
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1 month ago

I totally hasafashahasha. That is me.

debrina blackmoon
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1 month ago

then you hope no one sees your watery eyes

AzKhaleesi
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1 month ago

both actually....

Fred and George Weasley
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1 month ago

this is me

deanna woods
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1 month ago

Depends on what the food is.

Iris
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1 month ago

I do hashafashasha 🥵

Animal lover❤
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1 month ago

Depends how I'm feeling

Just another user...
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1 month ago

I blow on it but still have to hashafashashasha because I didn't blow on it hard enough

miley stewert
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1 month ago

she is 3 years old

miley stewert
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1 month ago

my sister just called me a but hole

iblowsheep
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1 month ago

I just swallow the shit to prove I ain't no pussy!

Lucas
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1 month ago

Eating and drinking food that is too hot can lead to esophageal cancer. Best to not do that one really.

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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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Vanta Black
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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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1 month ago

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

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Nea
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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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tuzdayschild
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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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1 month ago

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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