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Have you ever been pressured into trying something... and it wasn't disappointing?


I've always heard about French press coffee and couldn't imagine why it would be any different from a traditional coffee pot.

But then I bought one from Ikea. Oh. My. God. The flavor is richer, it's easier to use, no more coffee filters... I can go on and on about the benefits of a French press, and urge any coffee drinker to buy one!

Redditor u/LeftWhale2 got people talking about things that amazed them by asking, "What actually 100% lived up to the hype?"

10. Street view changed my life

"First time I loaded up Google Earth on a tablet I knew I had officially reached 'living in the future' status."

RobertAPetersen

9. Tough but worth it

"Being healthy. It feels so good to feel good. I thought I would hate cutting out soda and junk food because they taste so good and made me happy. But I was so heavy, knee pain, couldn't sleep, miserable most of the time. Now it's normal to just feel good. It's actually crazy to think I lived like that for so long. It's worth it to put the effort into your health. Who cares if it takes a long time. You'll thank yourself."

Barton_Thorn

8. If Galileo could see how far we've come...

"Both Hubble and Kepler space telescopes. Deep field images showing thousands of galaxies in just a tiny patch of sky and the discovery of thousands of exoplanets that are so different from planets in our own solar system. What better could astronomers hope to find up there?"

chebezlcrow4212

7. Having roommates was rough

"Having your own place to live without roommates."

donotpassgo369

"I live alone, and I gotta say...

It's awesome, but without any incentive to clean or organize things get messy quick!"

boywar3

6. I'm already convinced that it's delicious

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"Neighbor's chili. Moved in and everybody wouldn't shut up about this guy's chili. To the point it was annoying to hear about. The first cold day that fall I had it. Now I won't shut up about it."

DKmann

5. Lima is on my bucket list

"Visiting Machu Picchu and other Inca ruins. It was amazing. They don't tell you that there are just random llamas grazing on these ancient stone terraces. Or that there are huge blue butterflies everywhere. Or about the tourist city that has sprung up around the ruins of Machu Picchu. Or about how crazy the city of Lima is."

Taman_Should

4. I'm glad this wasn't a bad experience for them

"Divorcing a terrible person.

The sense of relief, freedom and having my old self back again cannot be expressed in words.

I would marry her all over again and divorce her just to experience that feeling again"

keiths31

3. I have this and can confirm

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"Squatty Potty. Let that hate flow right out of you."

Sirnando138

"Oh god yes, first I thought it was a bit daft, but an awesome advert. Then tried one.

WE HUMANS POO SO WRONG!!

Every toilet should have one as standard. IT has improved my heath massively."

PerspicaciousEntity

2. There was so much doubt about smart phones

"Smart devices, but especially smartphones. I remember watching the keynote in 2007 and thinking this was just an Apple gimmick. Twelve years later and theres no way I'd willingly go back to not having my smartphone; I wouldn't be typing this right now."

ChunkySoup93

1. Is this the same Manhattan I know?

"My very first trip to Manhattan.

My sister and I booked a 10 day stay at The Roosevelt in Midtown. We land at LaGuardia from Dallas and the airport employees were super friendly when they saw me in my UT Dallas hoodie; I even got a hug! Like, what?! So we go out of the terminal and the car service to Manhattan calls us to let us know they overbooked and ran out of sedans and SUVs....so they sent a stretch limo to pick us up!

The trip was full of lucky turns. We got very last minute front and center seats to the Radio City Rockettes for $60 each!

The city just lived up to every expectation I had since childhood. I love it"

LightsStayOnInFrisco

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I don't miss high school or the people in it. People who seem to have peaked in high school also weird me out. How? Why? I can definitely tell you that life got much more interesting the older I got (my 20s were way more fun than any of my time in high school). If you were to ask me if I have any regrets, I suppose I would say that I wish I had been more assertive and stood up for myself more. Depression has a way of complicating goals like that, though. Let me tell you: It feels nice to be so much healthier than I was then.

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