Reddit is probably one of the best sources of online entertainment after YouTube. When you’re stuck at home, you can browse interesting subreddits for what seems to be forever. Need to kill time, or simply feel bored at home or at the office? Here are the 15 best subreddits to enjoy when you have nothing to do.
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We have divided all the extra credits on the list into categories. The following subreddits make for a good read but also help you learn something new and educational.
first. r / I Learned Today (TIL)
TIL literally means learning something new every day. You’re bound to find something you didn’t know about before browsing this subreddit. It’s filled with curious facts and random stories, such as how some ants passed a mirror test. Do you know that?
2. r / Ask Reddit
Ask Reddit is considered a place to ask thought-provoking questions. However, it’s also a great subreddit to play around with, as there are thousands of interesting questions answered. The most interesting topics discussing profound questions like whether the entire planet can speak only one language or not received thousands of comments.
3. r / DataIsBeautiful
Not a story? If you are someone who believes that “a picture is worth a thousand words”, you will enjoy the DataIsBeautiful subsite. Again, there is a lot of random and interesting facts and information, just in the form of charts, graphs, and other data representations.
4. r / You should know
You Should Know is a subreddit filled with helpful (and not overly helpful) information on everything from Food & Drink to Technology, Relationships, even Finance. Every truth comes down to the personal experiences and findings of the users, so you’re sure to find something you can relate to in this subreddit.
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5. r / WTF Stock Photo
WTF Stock Photos is a subreddit for sharing funny and weird stock photos you come across on sites like Shutterstock or Unsplash. Make sure you also check the comments section.
6. r / Who will win?
Just a fun subreddit where you can find out what a fictional character would do if they had to face another character. There is even a debate about which anime characters can run for President if they have to be voted on by the Avengers and Justice League.
7. r / Shittyfoodporn
We were all there. You find a cute-looking dish on Instagram or Pinterest, follow the recipe and the results are…well, to say the least impressive. Do you have any photos of your creepy-looking culinary masterpieces? You can post them on this subreddit to get some feedback and support (if you need it) or just browse through the photos other users post.
8. r / First world problems
First World Problems is the perfect subreddit for when you’re having a bad day and feel like whining a bit. You can read through some of the ridiculous complaints others have made. Quote: “Lost control, now begin the arduous journey to manual switching of the TV”. And of course, you can write down your own complaints about how unfairly the world has treated you.
Best Subreddits to share with your friends
What good is fun if it can’t be shared? Here are the perfect subreddits to send to your friends or colleagues to make their day a little better.
9. r / Blowit: Let’s blow your mind in a saying
This subreddit is pretty easy to understand. Here you’ll find a million and one examples of a one-sentence text message that might frustrate your friend. Know some amazing facts yourself? Share them in this subreddit to spread the love.
ten. r/ Change my view (CMV)
Is your friend being stubborn about something that you know he’s wrong? To avoid confrontation, send him a link from this subreddit. If he understands the hints, this will solve your problem. Otherwise, Change My View will still keep you entertained.
11. r / Memorize the original from 2008
Who doesn’t like memes? If you and your friends have run out of memes to share, instead of creating a new one yourself, you can use this subreddit for a selection of new memes.
twelfth. r / Strangely pleased
Oddly, Satisfy focuses on images and videos rather than text. This subreddit is full of “strangely satisfying” content. It’s all about the things that you don’t expect to make you feel that way and are pleasant to look at. Expect everything from a skater completing a perfect trick to a Nokia 3310 phone being destroyed in a variety of ways.
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13. r / Explain like I am Five / Don’t panic!
If you feel like your life has gotten a little too complicated lately, Explain Like I Am Five is a great subreddit to visit and slow things down a bit. This subreddit aims to replace lengthy scientific explanations with concise and engaging answers. If you want to know how complicated things work but don’t want to overload your brain – this is the perfect place to spend some spare time online.
14. r / Life Pro Tips
Life Pro Tips is a subreddit where you will find life tips and tricks you didn’t know you needed in your life. Some of the advice shared here may seem a bit trivial, such as “Don’t take criticism from someone you wouldn’t take advice from”. However, the things you will learn here are sure to improve your life in one way or another.
15. r/ That happened
This subreddit also has a name It’s completely true, 100% sure to happen, I swear to you guys. Some of the stories shared there are actually true. However, they are all so unusual, you will have a hard time believing anything you find on this subreddit is real. Send a link to it to your friends or colleagues and try to guess which stories are true and which are not together.
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Maybe nothing on this list caught your eye and you were looking for something completely different on Reddit. Check out our guide to 50 other fun extra credits broken down by interest. You are sure to find something you like there.
What are some of your favorite subreddits to pass the time when you’re bored? Share your Reddit suggestions with us in the comments section below.