Not always do we want to squeeze the max out of the internet. Sometimes all we need is a calming scroll and some entertaining (but not triggering!) content. And sometimes it’s the mild kind of information that we seek.

In these cases, this corner of Reddit offers a perfect shelter. Known as “Mildly Interesting,” it’s a Reddit powerhouse boasting a mind-boggling 21.2M dedicated members. And it proves how something moderately interesting is all it takes to catch people’s tremendous interest.

Below we wrapped up a new batch of posts shared on the community, so scroll down. Also, make sure to check out our previous articles for more Mildly Interesting content here and here.

Bored Panda also reached out to Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, the best-selling author and CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts who shared some interesting insights about staying curious and open to learning, as well as the benefits of it.

#1 Orangutan Enrichment Center With Water Guns

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“Have you ever tried to learn something that you were bored by, and then found that nothing sticks?” Dr. Tsipursky wondered. “No wonder,” he added, “researchers find that curiosity helps improve our memory. That means if you want to have a good memory, it’s valuable to stay curious and open-minded.”

#2 This Ambulance Has Stork Decals, One For Each Of The Babies Born In The Back

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#3 This Gravestone Is Shared By Twin Sisters: One Lived For Just Two Days, The Other For 101 Years

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#4 My Friend’s Dog Gently Puts Your Knee Into His Mouth When He Is Happy To See You

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Moreover, Dr. Tsipursky, who’s the author of multiple best-selling books, including Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams (Intentional Insights, 2021), The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships (New Harbinger, 2020), argues that if you find yourself bored by a subject you are trying to learn something about, don’t force yourself to learn it.

On the other hand, it’s wise to first find something that makes you curious about it, and then learn it. “Curiosity is especially important as we age to keep a healthy mind. Curiosity can also help us make good decisions,” Dr. Tsipursky explained.

#5 The Truck In Front Of Us Lined Up Perfectly With The Mountains!

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#6 A Clock That Shows Time By Using The Shadow Of The Person Who Stands On The Current Month

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#7 The Core Of This Dog Poo Bag Roll Says “Use Bare Hands Now”

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One cannot ignore the fact that we live in times when there is so much information that people often lose focus. Many people, especially young, experience a lack of attention and distractibility, as well as the inability to concentrate. When asked what are his thoughts about it, Dr. Tsipursky said that challenges with attention and focus come from a lack of mental fitness.

“People go to the gym to train their physical bodies, but our minds are just as important – if not more important – for our success in the modern world, due to the overabundance of information and the fact that most of us do knowledge work rather than physical labor,” Dr. Tsipursky explained.

#8 Interesting Reflection Caught On The Colorado River In Austin, Texas. Almost Looks Like An Underwater City

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#9 The Embers Of My Bonfire Look Like The Eye Of Sauron

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#10 A Stack Of Cups That You Can Turn To Indicate When Coffee Was Brewed

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So in order to improve your focus, Dr. Tsipursky argues, “it’s critical to pursue mental fitness by learning about how our minds can lead us in the wrong direction and practicing mental exercises to address these problems.”

We also asked whether some people are more naturally gifted with curiosity, to which Dr. Tsipursky explained that since one of the Big Five personality traits is openness to experience, the answer is yes. However, “all of us can learn to be more curious: genes are not destiny, they may explain only up to half of our mental abilities,” he concluded.

#11 My Eggplant Has A Laser Marking Instead Of A Physical Sticker To Show It’s Organic

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#12 A Long Exposure Shot On My Phone Made This Ghost Train

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#13 A Lonely Remora Attached To My Leg While I Was Snorkeling

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#14 This Bar Has A Chilled Strip To Keep Your Drinks Cold

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#15 Taking My Turkey To The Vet

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#16 Discovered A Piano… In The Middle Of A Hiking Trail

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#17 My Dirty Coffee Cup Looks Like A Pine Forest

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#18 Gorilla Glue Completely Dried Before We Used Any Of It. Cut It Out Of The Bottle

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#19 A Person In Medieval Armor Just Standing In The Middle Of Detroit

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#20 All The Trash I Found In 25 Square Feet Of My Forest

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#21 Tributes Left At The Grave Of John Bonham (LED Zeppelin Drummer)

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#22 Found This Cat Wandering Around Lowes (Big Box Home Improvement Store)

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#23 This Guy At Work’s Huge “Dad Wallet”

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#24 I’m Staying In A Scottish Village Called Dull. It’s Paired With Boring, Oregon

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#25 Took This Picture Of An Infinity Mirror In The South Australia Museum Today

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#26 Clearing Out My Recently Deceased Grandfather’s Attic And Found Just Over 200 Grams Of Gold Powder

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#27 This Target Cafe Hasn’t Changed Since The 90s

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#28 Logo On A Chair Has A Small Chair Hidden In It

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#29 Opened A Roll Of Pennies And Found A 1908 Indian Head Penny

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#30 This Seafood Place Called Nordsee Puts Their Ketchup In A Waffle Cone

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#31 I Got A Waterproof Cast On My Ankle Today

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#32 This Person Riding A Cow Though The McDonald’s Drive Thru

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#33 The Shadow From This Plant Makes It Look Like There’s A Decal On My Friend’s Car

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#34 My Dog Left A Perfect Snoot Print On My Dress

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#35 Report Card From My Great-Grandfather In 1926

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#36 Opened Up A Lighter And There Was Just Another Lighter Inside

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#37 I Added A Different Kind Of Soap To This Near-Empty Bottle, And The Original Soap Rose To Form These Little Mushroom Things

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#38 My Local Cinema Has The Carpet From The Shining

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#39 Hotel In Jordan, No Bible In The Nightstand, But A Sticker Telling You Which Direction To Pray

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#40 It Got So Hot In My Grandma’s House That The Candles Melted

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#41 A Line Of Campus Bots Following Me At My College

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#42 This Traffic Light In Germany Has A Little Girl And A Camel As Signal Lights

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#43 Official 10 Code Cup I’ve Had Since I Was A Kid

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#44 This Football I Found In An Old Archive States It Was Made Without The Use Of Child Labor

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#45 2,600 Year Old Fur-Lined Leather Coat

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#46 Anti-Circumcision “Intactivists” Demonstrating In My Town Today

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#47 Starting To Lose The First Joint Crease On My Ring Finger After Being Splinted For 7 Weeks

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#48 This Squirrel I Saw Had A Little Canister Strapped Around Its Neck

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#49 My New House Has A Little Moving Staircase That Leads To The Washer/Dryer

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#50 These Cups Have Chips Under Them To Prevent Refills

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#51 This Coffee Shop In Bedford England Has “Wallpaper” Made From Real, Full Sized Books

#52 My Old Next To My New Clogs

#53 When My Blind Is Open Just The Right Amount, My Bedroom Becomes A Giant Pinhole Camera

#54 A Cloth Façade On An Under Construction Mcdonalds

#55 Right Eye Is -2.50 Left Eye Is -17.00

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