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Reddit Digest: Friday, December 30
Redditors list the worst puns ever and gear up for election season.
With 30 million unique visitors and close to 2 billion page views a month, it’s safe to say a lot happens on the link-sharing and discussion site Reddit every day. There are more than 90,000 sections on the site; a single discussion alone can sometimes attract more than 10,000 comments.
How can anyone keep track of it all? Our daily Reddit digest highlights the most interesting or important discussions from around the site—every morning.
Is /r/politics about to become an ideological battleground? “With the upcoming US elections everyone and their mother are seemingly trying to organize people to gang up and fuck with /r/politics,” says one of the subreddit’s moderators. (/r/TheoryOfReddit)
A lot of times /r/todayilearned is basically the same as /r/wikipedia. That’s not to say it isn’t educational, though: “TIL there is an island near India, with an approximate population of 250, whose inhabitants have not discovered how to make fire, use stone age tools and weapons, speak a language about which we know almost nothing, have not discovered farming, and kill or drive off all who try to contact them.” (/r/todayilearned)
One of the more entertaining small subreddits is Pareidolia. The name probably doesn’t mean much to you, but take a look at some of the submissions and you’ll quickly understand what it’s all about. My favorite recent submission was posted just last night: Bender’s afterlife. (/r/Pareidolia)
Some interesting questions this morning in /r/askscience: Why are some people “light” sleepers and others “heavy” sleepers? And, If a man were alone in deep space, could he see his own hand if he held it in front of his face? (/r/askscience)
/r/TrueReddit links to an interesting discussion on Quora: “What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics?” On Reddit, the discussion is turned around: What’s it like to hardly understand mathematics at all? (/r/TrueReddit)
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