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Things that are actually pretty weird when you think about them?

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PutItInYourPocket Wed 28-Oct-20 20:33:15

I've just been thinking about this as I've been lay in the bath.

I'm currently pregnant and baby goes mad when I'm in the bath and I was watching him kicking and squirming inside me and just thought... This is actually pretty odd when you think about it. I have a living thing that's moving around inside me!

A friend had to have a blood transfusion not so long ago and she can't think about that for long without feeling squeamish that someone else's blood was inside her!

What other things do you find strange when you really think about them?

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Chicchicchicchiclana Wed 28-Oct-20 20:35:20

Donald Trump.

MudSmudge Wed 28-Oct-20 20:40:23

Rain - that's fucking mental. Like, the idea that a liquid just turns into a gas for no visible reason and then turns back into a liquid for no visible reason. Mental - it's basically flying water and I think aliens would be baffled.

TotheletterofthelawTHELETTER Wed 28-Oct-20 20:42:03


Crystalknobs Wed 28-Oct-20 20:44:18

We were talking about this today ! It’s nuts that a rubbery blob in your head (brain) can do all the things it can , I mean how ?

I also think the tongue is a weird thing to keep in your mouth .

IncorrigibleTitmouse Wed 28-Oct-20 20:45:07

@MudSmudge I remember my tiny mind being well and truly blown in junior school when we learned about the water cycle. Something about all the water that exists is all that exists and it just goes around and around. Amazing!

FudgeBrownie2019 Wed 28-Oct-20 20:47:11

Cats and dogs.

We keep them as pets, love them, treat them like heavenly beings, pet them, assign them voices, personalities and characteristics. Tiny little beings that control our lives. We don't keep beavers and rhinos in our homes - why cats and dogs?

tara738 Wed 28-Oct-20 20:47:22

I always think it's weird, on the brain theme, that brains can control some things and not others. Like why can I move my arm when I want and not burn off all the calories from a croissant just by concentrating extra hard to burn them

IncorrigibleTitmouse Wed 28-Oct-20 20:47:31

I remember feeling the same way as you when I was expecting DS, @PutItInYourPocket. I’d just be sitting still or doing something completely normal and think “I’m currently growing someone else’s knees, eyelids, fingers etc and I’m not actively doing anything about it. I’m just washing the dishes, watching tele, brushing my teeth.” It’s incredible.

Echobelly Wed 28-Oct-20 20:48:51

Religious identity. When our daughter was tiny, my husband looked at her and said 'She's a Jew. That's really weird.' grin

Chameleon72 Wed 28-Oct-20 20:50:26

Honey, how the bees produce it, and we eat it. Yuk.

whitewineandmagnums Wed 28-Oct-20 20:52:00

Sleeping. It's funny when I think of all our neighbours in our close lying in their respective beds at the same time.

TheFutureIs Wed 28-Oct-20 20:52:06

Balloons, here have a rubber bag of my breath

ThunderSkies Wed 28-Oct-20 20:52:16

(Disgusting comment warning)

It’s weird that we all swallow up to a litre (or something) of snot and saliva each day down the back of our nose/ throat, yet it you were to give me a small glass of my own saliva in a glass to drink, I’d probably throw up in disgust 🤢

flissity Wed 28-Oct-20 20:52:49

Beds. I understand why, but getting onto a rectangle box with a cover over you (this is obviously for warmth) and you put your special clothes (PJ’s) on to do this 😆

It’s like some weird ritual I’ve always thought.

TheFutureIs Wed 28-Oct-20 20:52:50

And on a deeper level, all the atoms in our bodies have existed since the beginning of the universe

sooqpuas Wed 28-Oct-20 20:54:15

My mother.

LadyCatStark Wed 28-Oct-20 20:54:30

The fact that humans are made up entirely of just chemicals and somehow they come together to make living, thinking people. How??

The fact the a whole world of information can be sent into your phone through the air!

MrsHuntGeneNotJeremyObviously Wed 28-Oct-20 20:56:33

Eating meat. It's gross when you think about it and yet I'm not a vegetarian.

On the water thing, it's weird to think that we are drinking the same water that the dinosaurs drank and peed!

Namechangeme87 Wed 28-Oct-20 20:56:51

Sex ! Hahaha . Don’t get me wrong it’s biology n also awesome but I just sometimes really think about it n think it’s weird like ok your hot n I like you so u wanna like lay together n roll around a bit 🤣🤣

Keepithidden Wed 28-Oct-20 20:56:53

And on a deeper level, all the atoms in our bodies have existed since the beginning of the universe

Yep that's weird definitely, and how we are all star dust.

Also, thinking astronomically, how really, really fantastically small and unimportant we all are in the universe. It makes me think how pointless our existence is!

TheSpottedZebra Wed 28-Oct-20 20:57:35

That females are born with all the eggs they'll have. So not only did I grow inside my mother, but the egg I came from was formed in my granny!

loopylindazdaughter Wed 28-Oct-20 20:58:06

Make up

Drinking cows milk

Donald trump

Namechangeme87 Wed 28-Oct-20 20:58:24

@TheSpottedZebra also this !

FrogOfFrogHall Wed 28-Oct-20 20:58:32

Cars - do we really get into metal boxes and hurl ourselves around at 70mph changing lanes back and forth only metres away from other boxes hurtling at 70mph?

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