You know what’s the worst? That awkward moment when you’re talking to someone you’re not totally comfortable with and a thread of conversation ends and you find yourself utterly devoid of anything interesting to say. Your mind goes completely blank, your palms start to sweat, and all you can think about is how uncomfortable this situation is for everyone involved.
You need something to fill the silence. How about an interesting, little-known fact?
Fill the Silence has got your back. This Tumblr, created by a dude by the name of Ryan Chapman, is filled with illustrations of interesting tidbits you can drop when things start feeling uncomfortably quiet. Below are a few of my favorites, and you can find the rest here.
(photos via Fill the Silence)