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Many of us think we have life all figured out.


Some of the most elusive subjects can be researched simply by Googling, and our newfound useless information can come in handy at cocktail parties.
But not everything has a readily available explanation. There are just some things that will forever remain head scratchers.

Curious to hear what stumps strangers online, Redditor homo1ogize asked:

"What makes absolutely no sense to you at all?"

The things people do can be forever mysteries.

Entitlement

"Grown adults not taking responsibility for their actions/property and expecting others to clean up after them."

RevenantBosmer91

A Curious Culinary Process

"How people came up with baking."

"I get eating meats and veggies and fruits. That's just food that's pretty much ready to go."

"But somehow someone figured you can grind this plant into a powder, add a certain amount of water and some chicken eggs and some oil and some other crushed plant stuff and then heat it for X Minutes and now you have cake or bread or cookies or whatever."

JohnLocke815

Leaving The Bowl Full

"People that don't flush public restroom toilets."

"What's the deal with that? Do they not flush in their own homes? Is it laziness? Contempt with society? Seeing retail and other workers suffer? Just not knowing better?"

SmashElite16

Life Insurance Loophole

"Seems like half of the true-crime shows I watch involve life insurance. What I don't understand is how the perpetrators convince themselves that being the beneficiary on a brand-new life insurance policy and then having the insured turn up dead within days or weeks is not going to put you under a detective's microscope."

"Even more suspicious are the ones who immediately make the claim for payout within a day of the death. At least sit on it for a month or two and act like you're grieving."

Southern_Snowshoe

These trends continue to dumbfound Redditors' minds.

The Housing Market

"House price rises. How seriously can people have so much money for crappy houses? Where are all these great paying jobs that service the mortgage?"

"My partner and I have decent middle class jobs ( teacher, nurse) yet cannot afford to buy in the city where we live…. And not even close to the city where we live."

"How can a pandemic wreck an economy… throw thousands out of work needing to rely on government handouts …. Yet house prices increase?"

mwm1980

The Facebook Ploy

"Those Facebook photos that promise you a lot of money if you post them. Is it true that people believe it?"

"How, in what environment, under what conditions, could that possibly work? Is this some sort of inside joke that I'm not aware of? 'Write Amen.'"

PlasticVariety565

Brain Talk

"My first language was Spanish, which I learned at home. I learnt English at school and with friends outside of school. In addition, German is spoken."

"Surprisingly, when I speak in my brain, it's always in English. When I pronounce them out loud, though, they come out in the correct language."

AutomaticGuava898

What's In A Name

"Dick is a shorter way to say Richard. Like when the f*ck does Richard turn into Dick. If you're going to have a shorter way to say Richard just say Rich, because that makes sense unlike Dick. Sorry for anyone named Dick out there, but ur name makes no f'king sense."

– [deleted]

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Work Experience

"That i can't get a job without experience. Like how am i going to get the experience if not at a job?"

– No-Frosting6958

Knowing scientific explanations doesn't necessarily mean we will completely comprehend them.

Moon Face

"How the moon is in perfect rotation with the earth to the point where we only see one side of the moon at all times no matter what."

N3RDAL3RT96

Lack Of A Void

"What is the root of consciousness and why is there something instead of nothing."

Honest-Cicada4897

Baby Transition

"How babies just go from swimming/breathing in a pouch of goo to being born and able to breathe normal air. It makes no sense to me. How does something go from not breathing air to breathing air in like a second?"

doxiebark

The Vastness Above Us

"Space."

"Look at the moon. Some days you can see Saturn or Jupiter out there. Look at the stars."

"You think about us… people on this rock in space all running around. We're floating in space on a rock. Spinning around. All together. One."

"And space is just soooo big. It's overwhelming. Really really big. I can't even comprehend how big."

"It doesn't even make sense how big it is."

MorePieForEveryone

Device Communication

"how bluetooth works."

– This_Confusion3890

"I always picture radiowaves like Bluetooth or wifi as simply another 'realm of light' (which it basically is). The sender like your wifi router is like a light bulb that blinks very fast and in different colors. Your receiver like your phone can 'see' the light bulb flashing and receives the information via the on/off intervals (ones and zeros, binary)."

"In this realm, everything looks like it's transparent, but depending on the material, it has a more or less tint. A wooden door or your pants would be only slightly tinted, a brick wall much more. So if you stand behind two brick walls, the 'flashing light' of your sending device is much harder to see for your phone as if you would stand right next to it."

– verraeteros_

How We Fly

"Planes. It still amazes me how something that massive can fly."

– Regular_Logical343

Hairy Situation

"How your body knows when to stop growing your eyebrows, arm hair, leg hair, pubes, etc., but your facial hair and the hair on your head grows endlessly.​"

– SupaKoopa714

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How did I wind up with the friends in my circle? How did I get paired with my parents in this life? And how did I meet the person with whom I wound up exchanging vows?

It's terrifying to comprehend the prospect of never having met some of the most important people in my life, yet I would never know because I haven't been faced with the alternative.

It continues to blow my mind.

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