The Most Interesting Subreddits [June 2019]
Reddit is the most popular discussion site on the internet, with over 1.2 million subreddits and hundreds of millions of users. It covers topics ranging from science to entertainment, from politics to pets.
This website’s diversity of topics is what makes it so popular. It doesn’t matter if you want to engage in a serious discussion or you just want to have a good laugh – you’ll find your place on Reddit.
If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve selected some popular non-specific subreddits that you can enjoy in your downtime.
AskReddit is definitely worth checking out if you like expanding your horizons. Here, every thread asks a random question, such as “You start a new religion. What is it based on?” or “What’s the most disturbing secret that you’ve been told?”
Due to the diverse nature of Reddit users, you can come across complex and serious discussions, as well as some hilarious questions and comments. It has over 23 million subscribers and the most popular daily threads span from 1,000 to 30,000 comments.
Some of the most upvoted threads and comments of all time come from this subreddit. Even if you don’t feel like joining in, this board is always a source of quality content.
2. IAmA or Ask Me Anything
Ask Me Anything is a subreddit where celebrities and other notable and renowned people answer questions that the Reddit community asks them. Over the years, plenty of famous people had their threads here, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and others.
However, there are also fascinating conversations to be had with less-known people. For example, there were AMAs with a former member of the Church of Scientology, a chemical specialist at NASA, or a guy who studies invasive frogs in Florida.
If you think you have some interesting answers to offer based on your life experience or occupation, you can make an AMA thread of your own.
3. Today I Learned (TIL)
Today I Learned is a trivia-focused subreddit where members post a plethora of interesting information every day. Did you know that the continent of Europe covers only 2% of the Earth’s surface? Or that there is a phenomenon that is the opposite of déjà vu? You can find out much more if you visit this board.
Besides the scientific, historical, and other serious facts, there are many funny threads too. If you like learning new things, this is one of the best places on the internet for you.
4. Perfect Timing
Do you enjoy seeing photos that were caught at just the right time? This subreddit keeps them all in one place and frequently adds new ones.
Some pictures are there just for laughs – for example, people photographed moments before being hit by something, etc. But there are also some artistic shots that will leave you in awe. If you want to combine great photography and a good laugh, you’ll enjoy this board.
5. Food Porn
Here is a subreddit for all the cooks and food lovers around. Its members use it to share mouthwatering images of all kinds of food, from gorgeous decorated banquets to giant triple cheeseburgers.
It is a good place to boost your appetite and get cooking ideas. You can also upload your own creations so other community members can see and comment on them.
6. 100 Years Ago
This subreddit is a window to the world as it was 100 years ago. It originally started as a project that documented the events of World War I on a daily basis. Now, it continues to post snapshots of the most significant events throughout history.
It covers more than just wars and struggles. The subreddit focuses on the social, political, economic, and cultural development of the whole world. When you look at some issues that the world faced a century ago, you might feel better about what we’re dealing with today.
You’ll enjoy browsing this subreddit even if you don’t (yet) think you have an interest in history.
Futurology is a different kind of technology subreddit. It doesn’t care about the new Apple products, Google buying another app, or Microsoft’s earnings. Instead, it focuses on amazing, ambitious reveals from the world of high-end science.
Here you’ll get a glimpse of what the world might be like in 10 years’ time. You’ll learn about flying cars, green energy, nanotechnology, colonization of other planets, and all these other big projects that are happening behind the scenes.
Relationships is a board where you can find relationship stories and problems of all kinds. People come here to anonymously seek out a second opinion about the dilemmas they’re facing with their loved ones.
The fact that people are willing to take relationship advice from an anonymous message board may seem strange, but opening up to a group of random people can be a cathartic experience. Sometimes users have a hard time sharing certain things with people close to them, and this board is a good place to start.
Most users are pleasantly surprised by the empathy and constructive responses they get to their problems, and that is why this board has over 2.5 million subscribers.
9. Internet Is Beautiful
As its name says, this subreddit focuses on sharing awesome websites and tools that you find online. It usually focuses on lightweight, minimalistic tools that have a specific purpose. The tools and links shared here are so unique that they’ll make you stop and appreciate the greatness of the internet.
For example, there is a web app that shows you where on earth you’d end up if you dug a straight hole down from where you’re standing. Also, you may stumble upon the ‘Google Graveyard’ website, where you can see all the Google products that don’t exist anymore.
Which Subreddit Would You Recommend?
This article listed some big-name subreddits you’ll enjoy if you’re looking for something interesting to do with your time. But with over 300 million active users, Reddit offers many more gems.
If you have some favorite subreddits that this article left out, share them with the TechJunkie community in the comments below.