Your teacher, mom, and virtually any adult with a thoughtful mind would never approve of Twitter as a learning tool. And how would they with this whole infinite source of the not-very-serious side of the internet where memes, jokes, and burns are roaming free?

But people are proving them wrong by sharing incredible facts brought to them by Twitter that should have been put in the textbooks. From realizing the symbol “&” is a ligature for the word "et" to finding out that an 18-inch pizza has more of a good thing than two 12-inch pizzas, these are some of the facts that could have been part of my wisdom bank this whole time.

So scroll down, upvote your faves, and after you’re done with this post, check out our previous list of 30 random facts that will make you feel "today years old."

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Truth Monster
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9 months ago

Fair enough

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hispanic! at the disco
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9 months ago

And still today, Natives are being harassed by police for protesting there peacefully. Nothing much has changed..

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Foxxy (The Original)
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9 months ago

I am just confuzzled.

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Look, I am not saying we should believe all that Twitter has to offer. But it turns out, the things we were taught at school are not so innocent either. Some facts we still believe to this day are complete myths, and they had better be laid out bare before you become "today years old" to realize they aren’t true.

You probably would place a pretty high bid on the fact that Columbus discovered America. You’re not the only one. A 2005 survey showed that 85% of Americans believed Columbus discovered the continents and only 2% correctly answered that he couldn’t have discovered America because it was already inhabited by Native Americans.

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hispanic! at the disco
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9 months ago

He was also bi-sexual

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Gareth Graham
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9 months ago

The London Underground maintain several stations that trains never use. They are reserved for TV and movie locations so as not to close down functioning stations

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Lil Bare
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9 months ago

The more sophisticated version would be to use copper mugs - no?

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Another fact which turns out to be a myth is the tongue map idea, which suggests that different parts of our tongues identify different kinds of tastes. However, the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste stated that “the locations of those taste buds aren't in accordance with the 'tongue map.'” And even if taste buds are indeed receptive to certain types of tastes, the difference in reality is tiny.

You've probably heard how Einstein failed math in school and was not an A student in general. It turns out, the only exam he failed was an entrance test to the Zurich Polytechnic he had to take in French, which he didn’t speak well at the time.

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hispanic! at the disco
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9 months ago

I wish people could do that

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Valquerys
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9 months ago

If that’s true, Popcorn should be on Gordon Ramsay’s menu

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elia 84631
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9 months ago

I wish we had this in my country

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hispanic! at the disco
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9 months ago

Well aren't we all special.

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hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
9 months ago

Now I feel like I'm wasting my quarantine!

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Shelp
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9 months ago

One more reason not to display babyb skulls in your house

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Indra Servo
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9 months ago

Even Cleopatra didn't know what kind of people the pyramid builder is

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Martti Laurson
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9 months ago

I'm in Estonia, so I'm good

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Lil Bare
Community Member
9 months ago

Poetically speaking: "the present is usually invisible"

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Scott Noble
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9 months ago

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That's because animals evolved from fungi

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Mishte Tine
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9 months ago

She’s also small and behind a ton of protection. She’s beyond amazing.

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Shelp
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9 months ago

...which is perfectly logical if you have French or Latin as your first language

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ADHORTATOR
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9 months ago

It is hard to imagine millions of years----

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Shelp
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9 months ago

I already knew it but it's still somehow mindblowing to think about it

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Martin Holek
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9 months ago

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Not correct math. It is 2*( pi* (12/2)), so nope!

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Aisha Boudy
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9 months ago

Googol Plex (it's a number) is so large that if u wrote each of its zeros on separate atoms in the universe, there won't be enough space to finish writing all the zeros.

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Vicky Zar
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9 months ago

Nature is amazing

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B
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9 months ago

But how would we know? It's not like, 'Oh hey Bob, it's you - high five!' or anything. They're surly little guys.

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giovanna
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9 months ago

Well I guess it would be useless to know anyway 😬

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Gareth Graham
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9 months ago

Amy Schumer time travelling again?

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Clare Bond
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9 months ago

And some people never develop beyond that point !!!

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Indra Servo
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9 months ago

Fish talk with fart

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WilvanderHeijden
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9 months ago

Eat your heart out Jeff Bezos with your meager $178.1Billion...

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Shelp
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9 months ago

But does it mean they should?

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