The best subreddits to learn something new, one day at a time

Learning subreddits

Access to information has become incredibly affordable and accessible in most parts of the world. Ever since the internet has touched our lives, it has been transforming things quickly.

Education on numerous topics is just a couple clicks away nowadays. Accessing information has never been easier. And we mean any type of information you could imagine. This has also helped people to learn about a certain topic and/or ability of their interest.

Don’t you know that one friend of yours that learned how to play guitar by watching YouTube tutorials? Or how about that person that knows about the lives of famous celebrities? Or what could we say about the nerdy and curious person that loves to learn something new each day?

Well, if you fall in either the first or the second type, we will provide you with the best subreddits to support your endless, healthy, smart curiosity, by helping you learn something new each day:

r/todayilearned

TIL (Today I Learned) is the most popular and largest subreddit of today’s list, with 18,654,536 subscribers. It encourages their users to post about specific verified facts and discuss them with others. It does not create long, broad posts about a topic; they actually have within their rules, that they’re not “r/wikipedia”.

You will find discussions on anything you can imagine, and as random as they could possibly be. For example you will see where the invention of price tags originated and why; China’s impressive use of concrete; expensive literature acquisitions some rich people make; the existence of awkward professions, etc.

In this particular subreddit, you don’t post questions about something, you post what you learned that day, to share that obtained knowledge with the rest of the subscribers.

r/SmarterEveryDay

This community has established their goal: “to encourage an atmosphere of learning”. In this subreddit’s case, people share a topic that they would like to discuss about, with the pure intention of learning. You are free to post a subject, theory or a specific question that has you thinking.

If you take a look at the different posts users have been doing, you will read about weightlifting in space; a bullet striking in slow motion; the speed of electricity; extreme cold weather science, etc.

r/IWantToLearn

If you join this subreddit, you will be able to submit a question regarding some new skill you wish to acquire. It can be anything from how to work effectively from home; how to develop an app; how to apply time management; how to read faster; learn about a certain country; how servers work, etc., and as you post your question, the rest of the users will join the discussion with their tips and suggestions, especially people that know about the subject you wish to learn.

r/ TellMeAFact

By joining this particular subreddit’s community, you are invited to post “TMAF about topic” and complete with what you want to learn about. For example, subscribers have posted: TMAF about… math; Japanese culture; the Great Wall of China; Stephen Hawking; Dr. Strange; Subaru; gasoline, and so on.

r/HeresAFunFact

This subreddit is a bit similar to the previous one, but in this one the subscribers share a fun fact they found about or that they already knew. You begin your post with “HAFF” and you add the fact. You could check it out and learn about random facts such as Abraham Lincoln’s hobbies; the amount of beverage cans made every year; the longest theoretical chess game possible; fruit fermentation; the closest finishes in NASCAR history; rare laws some countries have, etc.

r/DamnThatsInteresting

And now, last but not least, we have for you this catchy-titled subreddit. Did you see an interesting post, article or video talking about something you found truly interesting? Then, this is the place to share it.

Subscribers have shared a very large list of interesting things that created discussions, which you’re free to browse and join. You can read about a colorful and artistic basketball court found in Paris; the black ice cream trend; the most crowded island on Earth; or you could watch a video of a shark swimming in its egg; or one showing how a bubble freezes at -10°F.

So, there you have a good list of interesting, random and full of knowledge subreddits that are ready to share all of it with you. Now you know where to go if you want to learn something new each day.

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