You know how some people are afraid of heights but still able to fly in an airplane? There's something about how the extreme height of flying makes it almost incomprehensible, and therefore not scary. Go up a ladder? No way. Fly on a plane? Sure! The same is true all people when it comes to revealing private stuff about ourselves with people face-to-face versus sharing our secrets with the whole of humanity on the Internet.Like all those people who shared the weirdest things they saw at a supermarket, or the most brutal ways they had been rejected, or the countless weird sex things people have told about themselves. We just feel OK saying crazy shit as long as it's to everyone.
Today, Twitter busted the silence barrier wide open with the hashtag #ThisMaySoundStrangeBut, inviting tweeters to say literally anything as long as it was strange. Responses varied. There were some very personal confessions, some bizarre science facts, weird shower thoughts, great advice, and of course plenty of extreme garbage from racists, along with pathetic attempts to fit in from corporate accounts. Here are the some of the best and strangest (non-racist, non-corporate) things people wrote: