This Online Group Is Dedicated To “Mildly Interesting” Stuff, And Here Are Their 50 Best Post

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Running through our daily routines with a burden of endless commitments weighing down on us, few of us find a moment to look around. To really look at things that surround us. In this rare moment, not dissimilar to a meditation of some sort, you may find stuff you have never seen before.

Like, realizing that your rug looks like an exact version of a napkin, or that your jaw from below looks just like your nose from above. Call it random, but a whopping 18.4m members of the subreddit “Mildly Interesting” totally swear by it.

Created in 2012, this online group has a devotee following on Reddit and it’s kinda crazy when you think how comparatively little it offers. It’s not “super” interesting, not even “really” interesting; the things posted here are “mildly” interesting, which makes them a perfect balance between two poles of the world, interesting, which is rare, and uninteresting, which is all too common.

So we hand-picked the mildest of interesting things from the subreddit for you to scratch your head over how random, yet cool some stuff in this crazy world is.

#1 My Dog’s Shampoo Is Tested On Humans First.

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#2 I Have Partial Heterochromia In Both Eyes

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#3 Social Distancing Escalator At Local Mall.

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Turns out that the phrase “mildly interesting” has been used way prior to the “Mildly Interesting” subreddit's launch in 2012. According to Know Your Meme, its first uses online can be traced back as early as July 2005. Just like today, it has been used to describe things that “are not completely captivating, but worth checking out.”

Know Your Meme reports that on July 10th, 2005, the site X-Entertainment compiled a list featuring “mildly interesting” print adverts found in '80s comic books and magazines.

However, it took 7 more years before internet culture really caught up with the phrase, which has become a household name to describe anything that causes “mild interest” in viewers.

#4 This Finnish Bread-Brand Put A Mask On Their Mascot

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#5 Buried Christmas Lights

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#6 My New Fridge Came With A Noise Description

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Today, “mildly interesting” has grown into a sort-of internet trend with numerous Twitter accounts where people share pictures, videos, screenshots, and whatnot that best capture the essence of the phrase.

The huge popularity of the “mildly interesting” trend may have to do with the fact that it refers to the very middle ground that connects intriguing content with something bland and not worth sharing.

In the online culture where exceptionally original, rarely seen, and super captivating content is increasingly rare, “Mildly Interesting” offers a comforting space to quench one’s thirst for browsing through quite, but not too interesting stuff.

#7 This Elevator Has Giant Buttons You Can Push With Your Feet

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#8 My University Has A Yolo Button That Randomly Dispenses A Drink

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#9 My Bathroom Window Looks Like A Painting

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#10 Taking Quotes For A New Neon Sign For The Bar I Work At And One Of The Companies Brought Their Neon Pallet

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#11 My One Dog Looks Like My Other Dog's Shadow.

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#12 A Lizard Fell From The Ceiling And Left This Dusty Imprint On My Wireless Charger.

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#13 Found A Snoopy House On My Walk

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#14 My Freezer Produces Ice Spheres Rather Than Ice Cubes

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#15 This Convenience Store’s Floor Is Made Of Bottle Caps.

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#16 Our Wedding Bands Are Laser Engraved With Each Other's Fingerprint

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#17 My University Has A Rack For People To Lock Their Skateboards!

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#18 My Mom Has A Mark Twain Novel Written Under His Real Name

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#19 Covid Vaccine Being Delivered Via Ice Cream Trucks And Police Escort To A Hospital

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#20 My Town’s Library Is Under Construction, So They’re Using An Old Grocery Store As The Temporary Library

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#21 My Flatmate Placed A Mirror To Get Sun Into Their Room

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#22 I Restored A Beat To Hell Old Pair Of Doc Martens I Found Lying Around My Neighborhood.

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#23 My Rug Looks Like A Giant Version Of My Napkin

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#24 My 100% Complete Collection Of Every LEGO Shield Ever Made

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#25 Making Breakfast This Morning, A Broken Yolk Formed Around A Bubble To Create A Reverse Egg.

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#26 At My Work, We Have Bags Of Pure Oreo Cream

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#27 Burned Out Microwave Bulb Left This Smoke Pattern Inside

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#28 The Hospital I Work For Was Originally Designed To Be A Hotel

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#29 This Hi-Hat Stand Used As A Handsfree Sanitizer Dispenser

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#30 Found These 110(?) Year Old Crayolas In The Back Of A Family Secretary Desk. The Pack Still Has The Crayons.

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#31 The Thorn That’s Been Traveling Through My Fingernail Since July 18 Completed Its Journey In October

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#32 At The Back Of This Intel Sticker You Can See The Processor Architecture

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#33 Me And My Brother Made A Bridge For School That Held 65 Pounds!

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#34 My Tires Have Percentages Cast Into The Rubber That Slowly Appear The More Miles You Drive So You Know How Much Tread Depth Is Remaining.

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#35 These Handles Don't Connect To The Floor So The Floor Can Be Cleaned More Easily.

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#36 Found My Great Grandpa’s Wwii Air Force Goggles With Wwii Dirt Still On Em

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#37 The Machine That Made This Penny Must’ve Missed The Coin Face By A Bit

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#38 This House I Toured Had A Hidden Entrance To Their Utility Room

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#39 My Girlfriend’s China Was Made In Occupied Japan.

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#40 My Jaw From Below Looks Like My Nose From Above

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#41 The Old Escalators Of Wynyard Train Station In Sydney Now Hang From The Ceiling

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#42 In Autumn, My City Has A Public Service That Comes By And Sucks Up The Leaves You Rake To The Curb

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#43 We Have A Bedroom For My Dog Under The Staircase

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#44 This Art Made With One Way Mirrors In My Town.

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#45 The Way The Sun Damaged My Ring Binder

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#46 At My Local Supermarket, The Price Of Rum Goes Up As The Naval Ranking Goes Down

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#47 Amish/Mennonite People Looking At A Super Car

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#48 My New Meds Are Ball-Shaped

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#49 This Old Copper Crayon Turned Green

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#50 Worlds Largest Dragline Bucket. Moved 650,000 Lbs Per Scoop. (Dog For Scale)

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