Reddit bills itself as “the front page of the Internet” with communities (subreddits) on every conceivable subject. Reddit is the natural evolution of the old-style forums which dominated Web 1.0 and the voting buttons democratizes what gets seen and what doesn’t.

The fact that you can start a subreddit on any legal topic means there is some crazy stuff on there, a lot of which you won’t realise exists unless you are actually searching for it.

So in the name of research, I went hunting for the 5 weirdest subreddits which aren’t porn. “Weird” is obviously subjective – what I find weird, you may find perfectly normal. So feel free to challenge my opinions.

ggggg

All hail to the letter G! This subreddit is for people who love the letter G in all of its forms and who quite frankly have a weird fetish for it (I suppose there are worse fetishes in the world).

What’s amusing is that in the comments, people just write GGGG or some other variation.

I am more of a Q man myself to be honest.

ToastersGW

If you thought a subreddit devoted to the worship of the letter G was rather eccentric, then you haven’t seen anything yet. I now present to you Toasters Gone Wild. A parody of the porn reddits, Girls Gone Wild, this very safe for work reddit has toasters which people find “interesting”.

I mean, look at this sexy Avanti with its toaster and toasting oven, where the temperature can soar from “warm” to “hot”!

The titles to each submission are rather sexually suggestive and explicit, but the photos themselves are not. They are just toasters (but boy, they are good looking toasters!).

Pyongyang

When I saw this one, I honestly thought it was a satire of all the North Korea memes where Kim Jong Un walks around with fawning notebook-carrying deputies. But in actual fact this seems to be an actual official subreddit by the North Korean government themselves!

Since it is basically propaganda, its entertainment value is extremely limited (unless you like statistics on crop quotas). But the fact that North Korea feels it needs to maintain a presence on Reddit of all places…..who are they trying to woo exactly?

My Evil Plan

Do you fancy yourself as a Doctor Evil? Do you have evil plans to take over the world or just to do some evil? This subreddit doesn’t condone cruelty or anything. It’s more of a pranking site combined with people wanting to get justice for someone else.

So one person asks what he should do with the phone number of a cheating guy pressuring his girlfriend to get an abortion. Someone else got scammed on eBay and wants advice on how to scam the scammer to give the guy a taste of his own medicine….that sort of thing.

There’s no nuclear missiles being stolen and no world being held to ransom for ONE MILLION DOLLARS!

Chairs Underwater

If you thought Toasters Gone Wild was a bit eccentric, then you obviously haven’t met Chairs Underwater yet. Who knew there was a community out there who got so fascinated with chairs sitting in water or underwater?

I mean, the very first post on the page says that any picture of a chair not completely underwater should be marked as NSFW (not safe for work). Basically porn.

Some of the pictures are extremely weird, such as this one. It’s so spooky that it looks like the deck of the Titanic.

Conclusion

The great thing about the Internet is its democracy. People can form communities on any niche they want without fear of recrimination. If you want to know how strange some sections of society are, you only need look as far as Reddit.