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We don't give a second thought about beautiful flowers on display. So innocuous. So simple. So...creepy?


When you really think about it, the concept of exhibiting something that once used to live – although not quite as dramatic as taxidermy – can be unsettling.

That was one of several observances strangers on the internet shared when Redditor ZzzSleep asked:

"What's creepier the more you think about it?"

Still Out There

"The number of people out there who intentionally killed a person or two who went under the radar and never got caught."

notreallysrs

Just Passing Through

"The amount of living things separate from us that are inside our body."

CrystalHoland

Mind-Blowing

"The human brain and the numerous, incurable things that can go wrong with it for NO reason at all."

CalledFractured7

Marketing

"Advertisements where they pretend the company 'cares about you' or 'believes everyone deserves the perfect (insert product here).'"

Mouts93

For Example

"I love the new H&R Block commercial where they say they're on your side. It's their fault that we Americans have to do our taxes and not our government. It's a f'king business."

Arxl

How Our Mind Works

"How only we will ever truly know our thoughts and feelings, interpretations of the world -visually, emotionally, mentally. No matter how much we try to describe it to someone else or how close you are to another human, its still just you in so many ways."

Appledarling

Left To Our Devices

"How my phone seems to know what I have thought and not spoken about ."

max-the-chicken

Vastness Of Space

"The unfathomable size of the universe, its extreme emptiness, and the unknown reason why anything exists at all."

DustMan8vD

Nearing The End

"Dying. We all live these lives and work really hard to get somewhere and all we do is just die. No way out of it. And we have no idea what happens."

mpssss22

After Blossoming

"Flowers. They are essentially plant genitals that we like to cut off and put on display."

superflyusername

Too Young?

"Beauty pageants for kids."

Actuaryba

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