I have often used the phrase, “That blew my mind.”
I imagine my mind exploding into a million bits, that fly in all directions, each seeking enlightenment. My brain is so shocked by this event that it is reconstituted into a new brain ~ capable of thinking in amazing ways it could not even imagine before.
Poor Erma thought differently:
I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up.
………… ~ Erma Bombeck