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20 unexpected uses of everyday things that people have shared and helped others

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Usually, this or that thing has a purpose, and it was created for a specific purpose. A spoon is needed in order to eat soup or porridge, we cut something with scissors, and season our dishes with salt. But all these and many other products can be used not only for their intended purpose. The Reddit user with the nickname Secondhandsisters apparently thought about it and went to Reddit to ask people, "What alternative uses for everyday things do you know?" and people responded by giving a lot of helpful advice to those around them.

 

How to cut a pizza if you don't have a knife at hand

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"Scissors make a great pizza knife."

 

Affordable Hand Cleanser

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"Add salt to liquid hand soap to get rid of the gasoline odor."

 

Advice for parents of toddlers

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“I carry a garlic press in my purse. So when I go to a restaurant, I can make a small amount of baby food from any steamed vegetables. "

 

How to stop bleeding with the available means

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"Cornstarch is a good clotting agent that will help stop bleeding."

Approx. Ed .: it is necessary to sprinkle a small amount of cornstarch on the wound, being careful not to rub it into the cut. When the blood stops flowing, wash off the starch with running water.

 

Diverse Uses of Coffee Grounds

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“Coffee grounds are quite versatile. You can use it for:

☆ Soil fertilization;

☆ Neutralization of odors in the refrigerator;

☆ Cleaning pots and pans;

☆ Scaring off ants;

☆ Exfoliate your skin. "

 

When there is no shaving cream

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“You can use your hair conditioner as a shaving cream. I buy the cheapest conditioner and use it exclusively for shaving. I only shave my legs and armpits with it, but I know others have successfully used it to shave their face and head. ”

 

 

Multi-Vodka

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Purpose"Buy the cheapest vodka and pour it into a spray bottle to use as a glass cleaner, mirrors, and bathroom mold."

 

Vinegar is amazing!

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"Vinegar can be used as a cheap household cleaner to freshen up the coffee maker, treat fungus on the feet, and relieve itching."

 

Not just for making coffee

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“If you have a French press for coffee, you can also whip milk in it. Pour in hot milk and raise and lower the plunger until the milk is about doubled in volume. "

 

Peroxide - friend and helper

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"Hydrogen peroxide removes blood stains."

Approx. Ed .: Apply hydrogen peroxide to a cotton swab and press it to the place of contamination. Under the influence of oxygen, peroxide releases active oxygen molecules - they lighten the blood pigment.

 

Helpful Hint for Home Hair Coloring

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“If you color your hair at home, apply a thick layer of Vaseline to the skin around the hairline, ears and neck. If paint accidentally gets on the skin, it can be easily wiped off. "

 

Wipes that remove more than just make-up Make-up

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"remover wipes are really good at removing grease from the bike chain."

 

In case you have a loupe lying around at home

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“Jewelry loupe can be used as a macro lens for a mobile phone”.

 

 

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Do not crowd, there will be enough interesting things for everyone! Who ordered a cat that has two "Eyes of Sauron" at once? What about a white moth with a chicken on its back? And this is just the tip of the iceberg, because we have prepared for you a lot of interesting photos with stories that will tell you about something that you have not seen yet. Some people are constantly striving to learn something new, while others are keen to share their experiences. Fortunately, there is a thread on Reddit that caters to the needs of both. We hope you are also from inquisitive minds who are eager to learn something new and interesting.

Make a coffee, sit back, we're getting started!

 

This piece of foam floated in the ocean for so long it looked like a stone.

 

"This tree that I met in Tokyo has grown over a fence and it looks like it put its elbows on it to lean back and relax."

 

"A friend of mine found a green stem growing out of a shell. It was a grain of popcorn."

 

"I just finished this puzzle that has no picture."

 

"It rained at night and washed away all my child's chalk drawings, except for the one under the sheet."

  

"The disappearing stain on my thumb looks like the development of a deadly virus."

 

Beets with a flawless heart shape

 

"The alarm clock at this hotel has three displays so you can see the time while lying on any bed in the room."

 

"I just landed in Berlin and the plane lights are colored."

 

Traffic light showing how long you have to wait

  

"Alien DJ on my coffee cup"

 

"Green bread with the addition of pandanus leaves is sold in Malaysia"

 

Perfectly trimmed tree in Seville, Spain

 

"Found a set of round playing cards"

 

"My grandparents measure time on the dial with one week instead of 24 hours."

 

Clear hot sauce

 

"My friend looks like a giant"

 

A cat with two "Eyes of Sauron"

 

A boat that has a part for underwater views

  

Single egg tray

 

"Bumped into a Danish door leading to a field"

 

Someone crocheted a cover for this tree


Butterfly with transparent wings

 

This is a building that looks like a huge open cardboard box.

  

Fleet of delivery robots at work

 

The leaves of this tree grow in such a way that it feels like it was blurred in Photoshop.

 

White moth with a picture of a chicken on the back

 

"The color of my red pen is exactly the same shade as the margins in the notebook."

 

Babies sleep on the street in the courtyard of a hospital to strengthen the immune system, Moscow, USSR, 1958


Raindrops only cling to the colored areas of this poster.

 

National Geographic's door handles are shaped like the brand's logo

 

"My oatmeal became smooth and egg-shaped after I ran to work."

 

There is a miniature copy of it near this temple so that blind people can get acquainted with its architecture.

 

Tiny starfish

  

Pizza box opening from the center

 

Smoke from the fire painted the cobweb black

 

"Gradient colors on eggs that I collected from my chickens"

  

 

The photographs on the walls of this pub curve along with the walls

 

These chairs have a recess so you can hang your bag

  

"My coffee with milk came out the same color as my mug."

 

"This cactus has been growing from the metal roof of my friends for 4 years now."

 

Tiny seashell in sea salt

 

It says "Closed"

 

Funny patterns on ventilation grilles in new Swedish trains

 

A bench and a table made of rails. Vandalism level: 100

 

Toilet paper that helps you learn English

 

Stone before and after polishing

 

This is what bags of potato chips look like in a store located at an altitude of 2250 meters.

 

Here's what $ 1 million looks like in 10 dollar bills.

  

Plain 2D graffiti, but it looks like it's three-dimensional

 

From the inside, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is hollow

 

Wolves can be very large

 

At a time when there were still no clocks, people used candles with marks, each of which marked 1 hour. If it was necessary to set an alarm, then people simply stuck nails into the candle and put it on a metal surface.

 

Another alternative to the alarm clock was special people who were paid to spit frozen peas at windows to wake people up for work.

  

How much Shanghai (China) has changed in just 20 years

 

Jupiter and Saturn's Northern Lights compared to Earth

 

These two photos are exactly the same - they were taken from the same angle, they have the same crop and contain the same pixels, but the second one looks different

 

There is a truck on the left in this photo.

 

Inside the fire alarm is the usual small toggle switch.

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Since childhood, many have heard the saying “you will know a lot, you will soon grow old”, but we never took it seriously, because everything around seemed very interesting to us, and we wanted to learn as much as possible. However, as we grew up, we began to realize that some things we would rather never know at all. But since you are here, then you are ready to learn a little more about what others usually prefer not to talk about. These people do not include the tiktoker Adorian Deck, who has amassed 2 million subscribers with his disturbing facts videos. Adorian himself calls them "facts that will ruin your day", but this is not certain, but the fact that they will expand your horizons with unusual knowledge - definitely! Look, get new knowledge, and this ... do not be discouraged there 💛

 

“In the minds of everyone who knows you, there is a different version of you.”

10-15-39-1635079162361255643In fact, this simply means that each person perceives you differently, which is why they form your own image in their head, which is most likely different from yours. an image created in the head of another person.

 

“Night is the natural state of the universe. For a day, it is worth saying thank you to the nearby fireball. ”

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There are enough cosmic bodies in the Universe that are far from the stars, on which, perhaps, there was never a day.

 

"If you become the oldest of the people, by the time all of humanity has time to update, except yourself,"

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That your entire generation (and all previous ones) will already die, and new ones will come to replace it, in order to repeat the same cycle once again.

 

 

“If you try to remove the brain in its natural state, it will fall apart. When you see how scientists do it, it keeps its shape because they used chemicals to strengthen it. ”

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The brain is not as resilient as many are used to thinking.

 

"By law, cruise ships must have a morgue for passengers who inevitably die on every voyage."

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Perhaps the information about death on every voyage is a little exaggerated, but in fact this does not happen as infrequently as we would like.

 

“Hearing is the last feeling that disappears before death.”

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People in a coma are reported to retain their hearing ability, so doctors often recommend that visitors talk to people in a coma.

 

“In babies, molars (permanent) teeth are right under the eyes.”

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Naturally, we are not talking about all molars, but only about some of the teeth from the upper row, which will eventually replace the milk ones.

 

 

“Doctors once planned to remove what they thought was a tumor from a patient's lungs. It turned out that it was a pine twig growing in the lungs of this man. ”

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In 2009, doctors found a 5 cm long spruce twig in the lungs of a resident of Izhevsk Artyom Sidorkin. The man was hospitalized with lung cancer.

Doctors believe that the man could inhale the seed, and it sprouted in the lungs, while biologists say that this is impossible, and the twig got into the lungs entirely. In their judgment, biologists rely on the fact that a plant needs sunlight to grow, which, obviously, is not in the lungs.

The appearance of a twig in a man's lungs is still a mystery.

 

“Dogs like squeaky toys, because they look like frightened or injured prey.”

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Apparently, for the same reason, dogs instinctively violently shake toys from side to side in order to break the back of their toy prey.

 

"Once upon a time, sea scorpions the size of a great white shark lived on Earth

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Scientists came to this conclusion after finding fossilized remains, which were first discovered in 1844.

 

"During World War II, Japan dropped fleas infected with bubonic plague on China

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." Along with their experiments, the actions of the popular TV series "The Squid Game" will seem like a child's fairy tale.

According to information in Wikipedia, Detachment 731 was organized to prepare for bacteriological warfare, mainly against the Soviet Union, as well as against the Mongolian People's Republic, China and other states.

 

"At some period of life in the human body, on average, there is more than one skeleton, and all this is due to pregnancy"

10-15-40-16350792171250124417In the overwhelming majority of countries of the world there are more women than men, and this dry statistical conclusion follows from this information.

 

 

“The photo for your grave monument may have already been taken”

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No one ever knows which photo will be used to put it on the monument, so it may be the one that was already taken, and that you may have taken.

 

"Cannibalism is common among hamsters"

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You may have already heard that female hamsters can eat their cubs, but males living in the same cage can show this attitude towards each other.

Reportedly, males are not very fond of the company of other males, as they have to share the same territory with them, which leads to constant stress. Some hamsters solve this problem as described above.

 

“Trapped person syndrome is a syndrome in which you can only move your eyes while the rest of your body is paralyzed. In fact, you can go into a coma-like state and be aware of it. ”

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At the same time, people remain conscious and sensitive. With long-term preservation of the "locked-in person" syndrome, patients can be trained to transmit rather complex information with their eyes.

The causes of the development of the syndrome can be various disorders of the brain, diseases and some poisons.

 


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50-interesting-and-fun-facts-about-russia-that-you-probably-didnt-know

Russia is a country that impresses with its massive size and culture. At the same time, Russians are kind and nice people who are glad to welcome every guest. This country is associated with forests and mountains, clear lakes and endless rivers, diverse flora and fauna. It is here that people of different nationalities live, respecting the culture and customs of the locals. Next, we suggest reading more interesting and amazing facts about Russia and Russians. The country is made up of people, not the government. 



1. Russia is the largest country in the world, with an area of ​​more than 17 million km2, so its length from east to west covers 10 time zones at once. 


2. The Russian Federation includes 21 national republics, which occupy 21% of the territory of Russia. 


3. Throughout the world, Russia is considered a European country, but at the same time, 2/3 of its territory is in Asia. 


4. Russia is separated from the USA by only 4 km, which separates the Russian island of Ratmanov and the American island of Kruzenshtern. 


5. The area of ​​frosty Siberia is 9.7 million km2, which is as much as 9% of the land mass of planet Earth.



6. Forests occupy most of the Russian territory and make up as much as 60% of the area of ​​Russia. Russia is also rich in water resources, which include 3 million lakes and 2.5 million rivers. 


7. The lake in Russia, which is located on the territory of the Valdai National Park, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is said that the water in this lake is healing and holy. 


8. In Russia, Swan Lake is not only the name of the ballet, but also the place in the Altai Territory, where about 300 swans and 2000 ducks arrive for wintering in November. 


9. In Russia, mother nature is honored, therefore, 4% of the country's area is occupied by nature reserves. 


10. Russia is the only state in the whole world whose territory is washed by 12 seas at once. 



11. Russia is home to the largest active volcano in the world, Klyuchevskaya Sopka, which is 4.85 km high and has been erupting regularly for 7,000 years. 


12. The climate in Russia is very diverse, and if in Sochi in winter the usual air temperature is +5°C, then in the settlement of Yakutia it can reach -55°C at the same time. 


13. The record low air temperature was recorded in 1924 in the Russian city of Oymyakon, and it amounted to as much as -71 ° C. 


14. The first place in the world in gas and oil production, as well as in the export of aluminum, steel and nitrogen fertilizers, is awarded to the Russian Federation. 


15. The capital of Russia, Moscow, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with 11 million people living there, according to official figures. 



16. In terms of population, Russia ranks 7th in the world and has 145 million people, with Russians in Russia making up 75% of the population. 


17. Moscow is one of the richest and most expensive cities in the world, and the level of wages in this city differs from the level of wages in other Russian cities by 3, and occasionally 33 times. 


18. In Russia there is one amazing city - Suzdal, on an area of is 15 km2 10,000 people live, and which is amazing in that there are as many as 53 temples, majestic in their beauty and decoration.


19. The Russian city of Yekaterinburg in 2002, according to the UNESCO rating, was included in the list of 12 most ideal cities for living in the world. 


20. One of the oldest cities in the world where people still live in Russia is the Dagestan city of Derbent.


21. If you add together the territory of the Netherlands and Belgium, then their area will be equal to the area of ​​the Tambov region. 



22. The Russian Federation is considered the successor of the Roman Empire, because the double-headed eagle depicted on its coat of arms symbolizes the Byzantine idea of ​​harmonious interaction between the power of church and state. 


23. Russia is rich in its secrets. For example, there are more than 15 cities there that are hidden from everyone, because they are neither on maps, nor on road signs, but nowhere at all, and, of course, foreigners are strictly forbidden to enter there. 


24. The Moscow metro is the most punctual metro in the world, because the intervals between trains during rush hour are only 1.5 minutes. 


25. The deepest metro in the world is located in the cultural capital of the Russian Federation - St. Petersburg, and its depth is as much as 100 meters. 


26. The Russian metro was the safest place during the air raids of World War II, and 150 people were born there during the bombing.



27. St. Petersburg is not just called the cultural capital of Russia, it's just that in this city there are 2000 libraries, 45 art galleries, 221 museums, about 80 theaters and the same number of clubs and palaces of culture. 


28. Peterhof is one of the most amazing palace and park complexes in the world, because in addition to luxurious palaces, it has a huge number of fountains, of which there are 176 pieces, of which 40 fountains are truly gigantic. 


29. They say that Venice is a city of bridges, but no matter how, because there are three times as many bridges in St. Petersburg. 


30. Russia has the longest railway line - the Trans-Siberian Railway, connecting Moscow and Vladivostok. The length of this route is 9298 km, and during the trip it is possible to pass 8 time zones, 87 cities and 16 rivers. 



31. Russia also has the largest freshwater lake in the world - Baikal, with a volume of as much as 23 km3. To imagine its greatness, it is enough to think about the fact that the 12 largest rivers in the world have to flow for a whole year in order to fill Baikal. 


32. The most ancient, and therefore the most majestic mountains in the world are the Urals. For example, Mount Pencil, which is part of the Ural Mountains complex, arose more than 4 billion years ago. 


33. One of the strangest mountains in the world is the Russian mountain Magnetic, located under the city of Magnitogorsk, which is almost entirely made of iron. 


34. In Russia, there is the largest, densest and almost wild forest in the world - this is the Siberian taiga, half of which has not even been mastered by man yet. 


35. In the capital of the Russian Federation there is one fountain, which is part of the architectural group "Alexander and Natalie", from which it is not ordinary water that beats, but drinking water, which you can gladly quench your thirst on a hot summer day. 



36. Located on Borovitsky Hill, the Moscow Kremlin is the largest fortress in the world, preserved since the Middle Ages, and its area covers 27.5 hectares, and the length of the walls is 2235 m. 


37. The largest and oldest museum in the whole world is the Russian Hermitage Museum, which contains 3 million exhibits, and if someone wants to examine them all, devoting only one minute to each exhibit, this person will have to go to the museum, as if to work, for 25 years. 


38. The Hermitage is also famous for the fact that the staff of the museum includes not only people, but also the most ordinary cats who have their own passport with a photo and earn their Whiskas money by catching rodents in the museum, preventing them from spoiling the exhibits. 


39. In Russia, there is the largest library in Europe - this is the Public Library, which was founded in Moscow in 1862. 


40. In the small town of Kizhi there is a church resembling a work of art, which is interesting because not a single nail was spent on its construction.


 


41. In Russia, there is the world's largest university building - Moscow State University, whose height, together with an exquisite spire, is 240 meters. 


42. In Moscow, you can see the highest building in Europe - the Ostankino TV tower, whose height is 540 meters. 


43. The world's largest bell was cast in Russia by craftsmen Ivan Motorin and his son Mikhail. This is the Tsar Bell, which is 614 cm high and weighs 202 tons.


44. The oldest Christian temple is located on the territory of the Russian Federation - this is the Tkhaba-Erdy temple, built in the VIII-IX centuries, which is located in Ingushetia. 


45. Russia has one of the largest urban parks in the world - this is Izmailovsky Park, which was founded in 1931 and whose territory is now as much as 15.3 km2. 



46. ​​The largest botanical garden in Europe is again Russian. This is the botanical garden. Tsitsing, which was founded immediately after the end of the Great Patriotic War in 1945. 


47. The world's largest tram network is located in St. Petersburg and is as much as 690 km. 


48. The most record-breaking issue of a paper newspaper took place in May 1990, when 22 million copies of Komsomolskaya Pravda newspapers were published. 


49. The frame of the world-famous New York Statue of Liberty was smelted in one of the Russian cities - Yekaterinburg. 


50. Russia is a paradise for tourists with many beautiful and interesting tourist and sightseeing routes, among which the Golden and Silver Rings of Russia, as well as the Great Ural Ring, are considered the best.


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 If you are one of those people who avoids flea markets and second-hand shops, then you will never understand the excitement with which people are looking for "treasures" in these stores. And there, believe me, there are a lot of them! After all, what one person does not need can be a thing that another person desperately needs, and this is what makes finds from thrift stores so valuable.

 

“I am an electrician and I constantly save old fixtures by taking them out of the trash heap or buying them for next to nothing at thrift stores. I already have a whole collection in my basement, and this octopus will also replenish it ”

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“I found this vintage Edwardian wedding dress at a local thrift store and couldn't leave it there. It cost only 7 dollars and, besides, I have a wedding soon, so I think I was very lucky "

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 "I found these photos from the premiere of Good Will Hunting at an antique store in Seattle."

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"For years I was tempted by miniature chairs in thrift stores, and one day I finally bought nine of them."

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"I went to a thrift store and found this duck there, not even suspecting that it was an incense burner."

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"I'm just in love with these gold earrings with an angel and a devil, which I was lucky to snatch at a flea market."

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"This is one of the sweetest budget purchases I've made in a thrift store to date."

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"A magical find at today's garage sale"

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“As soon as I saw this chair, I remembered about my cat, August, and for good reason - he immediately appreciated it”

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"I fell in love with them and just couldn't pass by!"

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"I found this naughty raver outfit at a garage sale and I can't wait to get people to wear it!"

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"I got this beauty for just 5 bucks."

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"A wicker miracle that both my cats liked"

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"I gladly paid $ 25 for this BEAUTY!"

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“I found this brass fly ashtray at a thrift store in Wisconsin. I'm going to fill it with pretty pebbles that I found in our backyard. "

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"I'm just wildly delighted with my recent find."

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"I went to a flea market for things that I really needed ... and returned with a frog-shaped mirror for $ 2."

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"A few months ago, I bought this incredible handbag for women at auction."

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"This is possibly the coolest thing I've ever found in a thrift store!"

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Reddit. Anyone who follows the news closely will certainly come across numerous references to Reddit - a real giant that is rapidly gaining popularity from year to year. But, unlike Facebook, the immigration of population did not happen there. For most users, the social news site remains a mystery - a kind of overseas wonder of the world that the mind cannot understand. And there are several reasons for this.

 

Reddit is a social news site that was once created to make it easy to find and share links to news, articles, and just interesting content. But over time, the portal grew, destroying the popular Digg, and now it is, in fact, a platform for conversations, that is, a forum, an image board, and so on. Links and their discussions remain an important part of the platform, but only a part. Increasingly, people come here to communicate, having escaped from sinking forums and dead sites.

 

Due to the huge popularity of the portal, many users use it to draw attention to a particular issue, or, more often, a site. Many sites have experienced the so-called “Slashdot effect”, when one link to Reddit (sometimes even just in the comments) leads to an overload of the site’s servers due to the influx of visitors.

 

Reddit may once have seemed like a strange alternative to popular social networks where anonymity continues to be valued and where people are addressed by nicknames rather than names, but now it has become the standard platform for both just chatting and connecting with fans. AMAs (Ask Me Anything) are constantly held here, when a star (yes, anyone in general) answers questions in the comments for an hour. This only emphasizes the influence of the site and its role in the modern world.

 

Reddit is the fastest growing site on the internet. This is a website where anyone can hyperlink to interesting content from all over the internet. If you've never visited Reddit, chances are you won't like it for the first time. The design is inspired by the early days of the web with small fonts that can easily distract a new user. But looks are deceiving. This is evidenced by the extensive statistics of Reddit. Bemorepanda collected some interesting facts.

 

 

 

1. It hosts 6 million daily users and internet marketers, promoters, spammers, creators are fighting to get this total user share pie for free. But no one succeeds because of their community-driven and heavily moderated structure. Only really popular content is promoted on Reddit.

 

2. The secret behind Reddit's popularity is the anonymity of users and the insignificance of user accounts. You click on any user profile and you will be redirected to a page that shows their submissions, comments, etc. along with a link and comment karma. No, selfies with fake facial expressions, without focusing on yourself and copying text about yourself. This is the real power of Reddit. It is focused on content, not users.

 

3. Digg was the successor to Reddit and was a pioneer of news voting sites. Both websites were on par in 2010, but Reddit's nuclear growth since 2010 has propelled it into the top 50 websites on Earth, in just 5 years.

 

4. In addition, its anonymity allows the user to speak their mind and go beyond creating or presenting content without thinking about what others will think. Check out a screenshot of the most popular post in Reddit history.

 

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Registration on the site is instant. No personal information is required, just like a phone number. In this sense, the site continues to follow the precepts of the old Internet, and this is very good.

 

At the moment, Reddit is going through perhaps the most difficult period in its history - the transition to a new design. We all know how painful this process is for sites with an attached audience. Reddit is no exception - it's been in the process of being updated for a long time now, and as is often the case, the redesign didn't get users excited. The new version, currently in beta and optional, strips the portal of its archaic charm and adds more modern elements. Beginners will most likely want to use the newer version, which is much more logical. Everyone else rightly points out a lot of new problems. For example, the redesign significantly reduces the ability to customize subreddits, making them more unified.

 

The entire site is divided into subreddits - interest groups or just communities united by an idea. Initially, there was supposed to be one main "reddit", but the idea did not catch on, although the site still has default reddits, to which all newcomers are subscribed. The /r/popular subreddit includes the most important entries of all groups, excluding some controversial subreddits, such as those dedicated to Donald Trump. /r/all is the sitewide popularity feed without any filter. The user is free to choose what interests him - in this sense, you can draw an analogy with YouTube and its channels. Or with LJ and band news feed. In general, everything is very simple, albeit unusual.

 

Any site like Reddit at first seems like a dump of content that is impossible to sort through. In fact, it is possible, but Reddit itself will hardly help you with this. Finding content here is not very easy - as well as the subreddits that interest you. Among experienced users, it has long been customary to joke about how bad site search is, and the anecdote is not without truth. Therefore, even if the search is possible, I most often use search engines for this task - or rather, Google, which indexes the site very quickly. All other search engines, including the growing DuckDuckGo, are experiencing some difficulty in finding fresh entries.

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5. Anyone who visits Reddit regularly can easily answer it. Nearly 40% of Reddit's top stories are images from the image-sharing site imgur.com. Imgur gets almost 30% of its website visitors through Reddit.

 

6. In fact, Reddit does not allow users to upload images to their server. Imgur founder Alan Schaaf saw this as a great opportunity and created imgur. When he launched Imgur, he posted an ad on Reddit for his new product.

 

7. The total amount of funds spent by the founders of Reddit on its advertising since its inception is only 500 US dollars, and this is also for stickers.

 

8. Reddit's founders received $12,000 in initial funding to launch the idea, of which they only spent $500 on their website's promotional activities as well as stickers.

 

9. In a post written by Alexis Ohanion about Fast Company, he stated that it was the most sound investment he had ever made. 

 

10. The Reddit Snoo mascot was there before the site even went live.

 

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Many Reddit users have been silently consuming content for years, with no desire to add anything of their own. However, most often you will want to insert your word. To do this, in each subreddit there is an opportunity to add your entry, share a link or photo.

 

Unlike forums, on Reddit, the relevance of a post is determined by its rating. This is, in fact, a system of likes, but, like in YouTube, entries can be both “plus” and “minus”. This is called upvoting and downvoting. If your entry gets a good upvote ratio, the system considers it worthy of attention. So from the “new” section, the record crawls into “hot” and “best”. If you posted something really interesting or original, then, depending on the number of subreddit subscribers, it can even crawl out to the main page of the site - and there you are already guaranteed endless "karma" and the attention of millions of visitors.

 

It is impossible to find a formula that would guarantee a 100% “hit”. For a recording to work, a perfect set of circumstances is required: the relevance of the recording, the right time, the urgency, and so on. Of course, there are various tricks that can only be learned over time. Even really great content can get lost in the garbage stream. It often happens that your picture passes the attention of the masses, but when someone posts it again in a couple of days, it will immediately fly up to the main site. Try to figure it out.

 

"Karma" (that is, the counter of upvotes, or likes) is calculated in the user's profile. There is no sense in it, but attention to your own record is always nice. The owners of great karma consider themselves, if not the elite, then very respected people. It is reminiscent of Google Questions and Answers (if you remember such a service), where the most erudite experts liked to brag about their achievements.

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11. In an interview with the website, Alexis Ohanion revealed that he started working on the logo even before it was clear how the site would work. He would sketch in his marketing class or whenever he had free time.

 

12.  In the early days, the founders of Reddit made a lot of fake accounts to make the site look active.

 

13. In a video for an online educational website, Steve Huffman explained that in the early days of Reddit, he and Alexis created hundreds of fake accounts to make the site more active because no one else was submitting any content to the site at the time. and there was a lot of empty space that didn't look very pretty.

 

14. Reddit launched the commenting system six months after it first launched.

 

15. It's good that in just six months, Steve and Alexis realized that without comments, this community could not survive.

 

16. A graduate student analyzed the top 850,000 Reddit posts to find how to create successful posts.

 

17. Randy Olson, a computer science graduate student at Michigan State University, posted a blog post on how to create a successful Reddit post. His advice was backed up by his analysis of 850,000 top Reddit posts out of the 4,200 most active subreddits.

 

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The popularity of the site and the activity of its audience attract the attention of companies that are trying to advertise themselves in a less obvious way. Reddit is a great place to draw attention to your site or even your product, but obvious self-promotion will be easily figured out by moderators (read Reddit and business below). But if you're an artist who wants to raise their profile, a writer who's written something interesting, or a startup with an interesting idea, then Reddit can be the perfect tool for your own promotion. The main thing is to choose the right subreddit. Do not forget to read the rules - each subreddit has its own rules, and non-compliance with them leads to the removal of the post or even the ban of the user.

 

If your comment receives a large number of dislikes, it will be hidden from other users, although it can still be seen if desired. Often the "reputation" that looms from this ranking affects how often you can post. Subreddits can put a limit on the number of posts per minute, and this can seriously limit your ability to take an active part in the life of the subreddit.

 

Upvotes and downvotes, despite some controversy in their implementation, are very important for maintaining order. If social networks like Twitter or VKontakte almost always rage with chaos, with obscenities, swearing and spam, then “karma” on Reddit allows you to hide bad comments and raise quality ones. Thanks to this system, the discussions on the site look like a smart dialogue, and not like a kindergarten, which is most often seen on other popular Internet sites.

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18. His post includes tips like when is the best time to post, what to write, what heading to use and many other great tips, you should check out his post. 

 

19. The first post on Reddit appeared 13 years ago and was called The Downing Street Memo. You can still find it at the following link. At first, most of the content on the site was written by the creators of the resource themselves - they created a lot of fake accounts from which they filled the site with interesting links and news, thereby creating the appearance of an active resource.

 

20. Comments first appeared on the site in December 2005, and sections (subreddits) only in March 2008. 

 

21. At the same time, the latter were met with hostility - the users of the site did not understand what the need for such “segregation” was, because the population of the resource at that time was very modest, and the need to scroll through all the subreddits in search of new news then seemed strange.

 

22. From the moment of his birth until about 2010. Reddit actively competed with Digg, which is extremely similar in design and purpose. Reddit was born just a few months later, but Digg was much more popular at the time.

 

23. Everything changed dramatically in August 2010, when the creators of Digg ruined their project with a bad design update. Users of the resource were furious and for a whole month the main page was filled with messages with complaints, requests to return the old version of the site, as well as links to Reddit - annoyed people urged everyone to change the platform, leaving for competitors.

 

 

24. Over the next year, the popularity of Reddit skyrocketed, while Digg fell. At the same time, at first, as many as 20% of Reddit's monthly traffic was from Digg.

 

25. Theoretically, any Reddit user should strive for the same thing - to have their post appear on the front page. But is it possible to achieve this result by following some magical "formula for success"? As it turned out - it is possible.

 

26. In this universal formula, there will be several factors that you will need to consider: this is the time and day of the week when you will publish the post; brightness or scandalous content; correct title wording. There is also the possibility of buying votes - there are corresponding resources that sell them for real currency.

 

27. But any Redditor will tell you that the most effective (albeit cynical) way to earn votes that will eventually lead you to the main page of the resource is to steal someone else's content. The usual repost of someone else's post, which has already appeared on this resource before, will lead you to success much faster than any original content.

 

28. In 2013, a study was made, the results of which showed shocking statistics: over a 17-day period, more than 52% of the materials that reached the main page had already appeared on the forum before. Moreover, in the same 17-day period of time indicated in the study, and not several years before.

 

 

29. If you use the Google Ngram Viewer resource, you can see how often a particular word was used in world literature centuries before you were born. Thanks to him, we can note with surprise for ourselves that the word Reddit already existed, and its use has been declining since the 1700s.

 

30. This strange fact is connected with the existence of the Latin word REDDO, which means "give back", "return" or "restore". At the same time, in the REDDIT form, this word means “it returned”, and REDDITOR means “the one who returns”. Thus, all users of the Reddit resource who call themselves "redditors" literally turn into reposters and people who steal other people's content.

 

31. Thanks to the collective power of this resource, Reddit has saved its users more than once. 

 

32. One of the most striking cases can be called an incident that occurred 3 years ago, when a user under the nickname RBradbury1920 reported mysterious yellow reminder stickers that appeared in his apartment. He was sure that he did not stick them on, and suspected that this was some kind of bad joke on the part of the owner of this apartment (he rented it).

 

33. However, these pieces of paper contained information that was known only to RBradbury1920, which further confused this strange mystical case. A Reddit user decided to turn to his favorite forum for advice - should you call the police or just call the landlord for a serious conversation?

 

 

34. He advised the topic starter to buy an inexpensive CO tester that could confirm this hypothesis. And indeed, that was the problem. The tester showed an off-scale concentration of this gas, which in such cases can lead to various problems with the brain, as well as memory loss. 

 

35. Subsequently, RBradbury1920 unsubscribed that throughout the whole year he visited various medical specialists in order to regain his lost health. And only after a long course of treatment, his body returned to normal.

 

36. In August 2015, Roskomnadzor added Reddit to the register of banned sites. The reason for the blocking was a request to remove one of the pages of the resource from the Gosnarkokontrol. It contained instructions for growing mushrooms containing narcotic substances. After a call from the administration of the resource to the department, a day later, the resource was unblocked. 

 

37. Reddit has restricted access on the territory of the Russian Federation to prohibited information.

 

38. The post, which drew the attention of the State Drug Control Service, was posted by one of the Russian-speaking users with the nickname rsocfan intentionally and specifically “for the RKN”. It was a provocation to block a popular resource.

 

39. However, another user with the nickname Kakkerlak offered an alternative explanation for what happened - he clung to a small detail in the description of the RBradbury1920 apartment. He talked about an unusual tiny bedroom, devoid of any windows. Kakkerlak suggested that it could be due to severe carbon monoxide (carbon monoxide) poisoning that RBradbury1920 was exposed to due to poor ventilation in his bed.

 

 

40. And finally, a fresh interesting event. Reddit users (by the way, 53% of whom are from the United States) made popular the YouTube channel of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemiev, which almost no one watched. The video of the astronaut got on Reddit and after 5 days scored 84k pluses. “This is a Russian cosmonaut named Oleg who posts videos from the International Space Station on his channel. His new video from space, posted five hours ago, has only 17 views. It captures the flight through the entire station,” wrote the user.

 

41. Reddit ads are often forgotten in the paid social world, in part because other systems seem to have more impressive targeting capabilities or are talked about more. For some advertisers, this can bring bad luck.

 

42. Reddit gets over 21 billion screen views per month and the platform is used by 6% of adults online. Over 70% speak English, and a significant proportion are from the US.

 

43. Although Reddit has an extremely diverse audience, a sizable segment of users have high sales revenue of $75,000 or more per year.

 

44. There are two types of ads on Reddit that marketers can use to their advantage.

 

 

45. The second type of ad will appear in feeds. They will look like posts, except for the blue "Promoted" tag at the top. When users click on these ads, they are taken directly to the landing page of your choice, not to the talk page.

 

46. ​​Reddit is demographic and geo-targeted, like all your standard paid social platforms you know and love, where you can target by age, gender, location, and interests.

 

49. There are over 2.2 million different subreddits, ranging from broad ones (like "finance") to much more niche ones ("vegan beauty").

 

50. Some ad platforms have high minimum ad spends, resulting in a high entry threshold for companies that want to try out new platforms or that have a low budget.

 

 

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