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Random Reddit: 10 Bizarre Subreddits You Need To Explore [Weird & Wonderful Web]

Dave Parrack 27-07-2014

I love Reddit, you love Reddit, we all love Reddit The Awesome Guide to Reddit Wonder how your friends always find cool stuff on the Internet before you? They're probably using Reddit, the self-proclaimed "front page of the Internet". Read More . What do you mean you don’t love Reddit? You should, because it’s an awesome resource for content of every possible description. And if you don’t believe me then read on to discover the stranger side of Reddit.


We have previously explored five ways of randomizing the Internet. The idea being to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. Which is a totally original mission, obviously.

These bizarre subreddits allow us to do just that. Prepare to venture into the obscure part of the Internet.

Pointless Stories


Some people are blessed with full lives full of interesting happenings they can then turn into amazing anecdotes. And then there are the rest of us, who live out our humdrum lives in which nothing particularly interesting or inspiring occurs.

For those people there is Pointless Stories, a subreddit that exists for dull people to tell their dull stories. The result is surprisingly fascinating. You’ll spend far too long here reading stories no one should care about. And not regret it even for a second.


Cats Are Assholes


We all know the Internet is obsessed with cats 8 Purrfect Cat Websites For Feline Lovers Cats are everywhere online… as photos shared by friends on social networking sites, as cute pics on Reddit, on any of the cat-centric Tumblr sites, and even here on MakeUseOf. Oh, and then there’s Nyan... Read More . They’re far more popular on the tubes than stupid, smelly dogs. And yet cats aren’t always those cute, cuddly things your typical cat lover would have you believe. Sometimes cats are assholes.

It’s up to you whether you believe cats are assholes on purpose or entirely by accident, but the fact remains they occasionally embark in epic assholery. This subreddit exists for people to post examples of cats being assholes. It’s certainly not short on content.

Life Of Norman



Norman, full name Norman Tebbutt, is a fictional character that has been given a life, a wife (who has now divorced him for a younger man), a son (who has moved away), and a cat. Called Norman.

No one quite knows why Norman has a subreddit dedicated to him, but he does. And it’s glorious. The Life Of Norman is written in the third-person with most stories under 100 words. Meaning you can read more of them in one sitting.

Screaming Fish


I bet you’ve never heard a fish scream. I know I haven’t. The only reason for this is that screaming fish are incredible rare beasts, and capturing their kind on film takes a skilled photographer.


These skilled photographers 8 Easy Ways To Get Started With A Photography Habit Today Each day can be a new beginning. A hobby like photography also needs the discipline of a habit, and you can give it an extra motivational push with the help of the Web. Read More all hang out on Screaming Fish, a subreddit that exists solely to catalog these extraordinary creatures. The only evidence we have of them actually screaming is the written interpretation of their screams, but that’s surely enough.


Subreddit - Hodor

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Avocados Gone Wild


It’s not only girls that are capable of going wild. Men are capable of it too. As are avocados. No, you read that correctly. Avocados are by far the flirtiest, most outrageous fruits that exist on this planet we call Earth.

Avocados Gone Wild is, as you may have guessed, a subreddit dedicated to exploring avocados going wild in their natural environment. You won’t know what I mean until you click on one of the links and see a photographic representation of avocados gone wild. And remember, it’s only pornographic if your mind makes it pornographic.

Where Did The Soda Go?


Infomercials make for truly ridiculous television viewing. And yet I bet there isn’t one person reading this who hasn’t sat enchanted by at least one infomercial late at night when they’re too tired or lazy to find the remote control. This subreddit is for you.

Where Did The Soda Go? exists to find clips from infomercials and adverts that make absolutely no sense when viewed out of context. To be honest they made little sense when viewed in context, so this just completes the effect.

One True God


We tend to steer clear of religion here on MakeUseOf, because, in case you haven’t noticed, people can get quite impassioned about it all. However, we all know the ultimate truth… that there is only one true God, and his name is Nicolas Cage.

One True God is a subreddit dedicated to praising Nicolas Cage. The religion is called Cagenism and its followers are called Cagenists or Nicolites. You can choose to either believe in Him or be consigned to Hell, which these days is run by John Travolta.

Birds With Arms


A creature almost as rare as screaming fish are birds with arms. These feathered fiends have arms where their wings should be. Because evolution is a cruel and fickle mistress. The bonus is how funny they are to look at.

Birds With Arms is a subreddit devoted to freaky mashups between man and beast, with each post revealing another bird with arms. No, you haven’t taken hallucinogenic drugs, this is all completely real. Photoshop real 6 Best Photoshop Plugins to Enhance Your Photo Editing Skills You would think that Photoshop wouldn’t need any extra help, like plugins. But there’s a whole industry out there doing just that – developing plugins to enhance your photo editing jobs. Read More .

Fifth World Pics


We should all be familiar with the concept of three worlds: the first world being superpowers, the second being lesser powers, the third being exploited nations or, in more recent terms, developing nations. However, there is also a fourth world of subpopulations, and a fifth world which defies logical explanation.

Fifth World Pics is a subreddit filled with images from the fifth world, a place where our notions of time and space are twisted beyond all recognition. Be careful, as once you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole it’s hard to climb back out.

What Bizarre Subreddit Have You Visited?

We have shared 10 of the most bizarre subreddits we have encountered on Reddit. And now it’s your turn to add to the list by telling us what bizarre subreddits you have visited. Don’t be shy, or ashamed, just take to the comments section below to tell us what strange parts of Reddit you have seen for yourselves. We won’t judge you. Much.

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  1. David
    August 7, 2017 at 1:55 am


  2. Amit
    May 19, 2017 at 2:36 pm


  3. hh
    April 7, 2016 at 3:42 am

    check out this subreddit for more weird posts and subreddits /r/WeirdRedditPosts

  4. lavish
    February 25, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    this is awesome msg for us, really good, keep it up

  5. likefunbutnot
    July 28, 2014 at 12:05 am

    I think that it is wrong to speak of lust for avacados. Is it not written that the most erotic of fruits is the supple yet yielding peach, and that for man to lie 'mongst that which is not yet guacamole, basting in the limes of sin, is an abomination in the eyes of our Lord?

    So it is, and we should not suffer the transgression of reddit but rather cast the first pit - the pit of a peach, recently devoured in its godly succulence - upon they who profane His holy plan.

  6. Chase
    July 27, 2014 at 6:03 am

    One of my favorites is /r/Pareidolia, which is the illusion caused by our brain forming images on of or objects that aren't really there, like Jesus on Toast or a smiley-face on a button.

    /r/notinteresting is sometimes hilarious. It's a fork, if you will, of the older subreddit /r/mildlyinteresting. It's people posting things that aren't interesting.

    /r/picturesofiansleeping is now defunct, but for a year and a half, a redditor took pictures of his roommate, Ian, sleeping.

    /r/secret. I really can't put this one in to words.

  7. Josh W
    July 27, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Probably one of the strangest and silliest subreddits is one called /r/ExplainLikeIAmA. A bizarre combination of Explain like I'm Five and Ask Me Anything, the way it works is that someone will ask for an explanation, but with extenuating circumstances, usually about the person explaining or being explained to. Then people try to post responses in the given circumstances. Sometimes they can be ridiculous, sometimes they are insightful, but they're mostly just ridiculous. Some examples include "Explain why Rap is the greatest genre of music like I am Beethoven" or "Explain how to make a PB&J sandwich like you can only explain things to the tune of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" or "Explain why you deserve the role of Tonto in the Lone Ranger like you are Johnny Depp and I'm an out-of-work Native American actor." Like I said, it can get pretty nuts, and it's probably best understood by just going and checking it out.

    Another Subreddit worth mentioning is /r/pcmasterrace, a place dedicated to proving that PC gaming is objectively better than consoles, glorifying the PC elites and shaming the console peasants. The amount of satire going on varies with each post, but it remains a pretty quirky part of the internet.

    The subreddit /r/outside is a gaming subreddit dedicating to playing and understanding the MMORPG known by names such as "reality" or "existence." While you may find some helpful tips, you quite often see people complaining about their class or the amount of grinding the game requires.

    And of course, /r/pyongyang deserves mention, not only as a subreddit about North Korea, but also because of it's tendency to ban or allow certain people on other subreddits based on their comments about North Korea. Again, the level of satire going on here is debatable.