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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UberFacts Report

Truth Monster
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4 months ago

Fair enough

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jasonhickel Report

hispanic! at the disco
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4 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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4 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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juliamacfarlane Report

Whitehart
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4 months ago

Caligula declared victory and his soldiers brought back chests full of seashells as proof.

Vic
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4 months ago

What were they smoking? Can I have some of it? Sounds fun..

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WilvanderHeijden
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4 months ago

Because if they didn't play along they would be killed in a most sadistic way. Caligula often said: "I can do anything to anybody. That's my right."

Claire
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4 months ago

Hmmm, this sounds rather similar to something a current leader of country says. Something along the lines of "I can do whatever I want as President".

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Sabse
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4 months ago

You mean like nuking a hurricane? 🤔

ElusiveIntrovert
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4 months ago

I actually pictured men stabbing water..:D:D

Nameless 4
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4 months ago

I imagined a bunch of Roman Legions marching up to the ocean and then being told by their superiors that the water was the enemy and they needed to defeat it.

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Norah Reilly
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4 months ago

Sounds kinda like a Trump campaign...

Sasha Kuleshov
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4 months ago

Sounds like someone Trump would admire XD

TTCA Gravity
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4 months ago

Oh- I love Caligula's reign... stabbing at the ocean wasn't the only absurd thing he did in his time lol

Better watch your language bud
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4 months ago

I learnt this on horrible histories! *sigh* thems the days

Val/Malibu/Dante/Bob
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4 months ago

Omg yesss. Horrible histories was everything and more

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

This is very random but Caligula is a funny name to say.

Phunny Philosopher
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4 months ago

Right? It just sort of rolls off the tongue but doesn't. And feels naughty but really isn't. It sounds like fancy writing plus the act of making lady bits happy plus the name of that thing that hangs down in the back of your throat.

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Xan A. Du
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4 months ago

Kind of like what is happening today. Trump bad. Must destroy. [everyone scurries along]

Mike Crow
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4 months ago

Trump isn’t bad per say, but he is incompetent and a narcissist.

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chi-wei shen
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4 months ago

He was crazy enough to fill a lot of movies.

Jo Johannsen
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4 months ago

Caligula's elevator didn't go to the top floor.

Martha Meyer
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4 months ago

Well, he WAS completely bonkers. At least this one, unlike his other crazy ideas, didn't hurt anyone.

Peter Bear
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4 months ago

I just recently read an article where this was debunked. It was propaganda from Caligula's political opponents. A smear campaign to make him look even more insane than he actually wasy. So... sorry, but this one isn't true.

Jesse
Community Member
4 months ago

Doesn't matter. The problem with being madder then a box of frogs and taking your lunatic impulses out on people in crazy and horrible ways is that you get stuck with whatever people want to pin on you. The lesson here is don't treat people poorly and don't impose your crazy on others.

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

This is hilarious.

BoredPerson
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4 months ago

We won! Thank you all. We pulverized our enemy. I could see all the blood, radiating out from his dying body. ... It was either that or the fish that Charles accidentally stabbed.

BusLady
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4 months ago

"What did he want us to do, again?" "Don't argue, he's the emperor."

Virgil Blue
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4 months ago

Thus Caligula can be seen as a proto-trump.

Steve Barker
Community Member
4 months ago

Syphilis addled brain.

Blackheart
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4 months ago

Yes, Caligula was crazy. When I showed students a bust of Caligula, their comments were "He's kinda hot."

Radek Suski
Community Member
4 months ago

Google Incitatus

Tom Susala
Community Member
3 months ago

After the battle, they filmed an epically awful movie with that jerk who used to own Penthouse Magazine...

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
4 months ago

I can believe that. Just look at the idiots today. They're basically doing the same thing.

Nothanks L. Walk
Community Member
4 months ago

I did that too when I was really young

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
4 months ago

He was a serious nut job as emperors go. It is believed he suffered from some genetic disease. Julius Cesar apparently had epilepsy. Caligula declared himself a god at some point.

Jro308
Community Member
4 months ago

Caligula was also considered an insane tyrant so in that case this makes more sense

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
4 months ago

Didn’t he also elect his horse to a seat on some council. And bang his mom. And sister.

Bonnie North
Community Member
4 months ago

I could see this happening at a political rally today - you know the ones!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
4 months ago

A bloodless battle at least

Ken K
Community Member
4 months ago

There's a Trump joke here, but I won't...

Nichole Dug
Community Member
4 months ago

Trump must be reading

Rae Black
Community Member
4 months ago

No

Kady Maree Mcgrath
Community Member
4 months ago

I knew this and in proud

Florence Hastings
Community Member
4 months ago

Sound likesomething trump would do.

Rustyn Birch
Community Member
4 months ago

Caligula was more than a little batsh*t crazy too. Gore Vidal wrote a very good book about him- the movie that was made of it in 1979? Not so much.

April Cast
Community Member
4 months ago

That definitely sounds like an average guy's experience in life.

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
4 months ago

Another reason we need women leaders.

Sarah Blanche Brinsfield
Community Member
4 months ago

This feed. LOL!

Shelli Aderman
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4 months ago

Sounds a lot like #45... sigh.

Lenka Smetanová
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4 months ago

He also made his horse the Consul

Curry on...
Community Member
4 months ago

So...some leaders are, indeed, insane.

miniarmour 42
Community Member
4 months ago

Horrible histories

Lynda Momalo
Community Member
4 months ago

Caligula was almost as crazy as Trump!

Darth Vader
Community Member
4 months ago

A work only suited for Caligula.

Bill
Community Member
4 months ago

It is believed it was a form of humiliation and discipline. He may have been brutal but he wasn't too crazy.

Iapetos
Community Member
4 months ago

And we think that today's leaders are stupid.

Netra
Community Member
4 months ago

@ElusiveIntrovert That's hilarious, because that's the first imagine that popped in my head 😂

VANILLA
Community Member
4 months ago

Umm... ok

PhantomBuni
Community Member
4 months ago

You know what? I’ve been close. Stupid sea tide came and yoinked away a pretty shell. Darn thing didn’t come back.

Xan A. Du
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4 months ago

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Animal lover❤
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4 months ago

Hahahahahaha

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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4 months ago

Caligula also allegedly committed incest (hmmm, sounds like a famous blonde-haired sibling on "Game of Thrones"), was unusually fond of his horse Incitatus, and fed his prisoners to wild animals. What a great guy!

Steve Barnett
Community Member
4 months ago

Whilst King Canute was nearby trying to stop the tide. Which, even though it probably didn't happen, he was actually proving that even though he was a King, even himself could not stop the tide.

hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
4 months ago

He was also bi-sexual

Ksenia M
Community Member
4 months ago

i do not think those two things are related)))

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Tom Brock
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4 months ago

maybe people from USA shouldnt get to answer. They dont get taught alot

Catlady6000
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4 months ago

Maybe people from the USA shouldn't get to answer. They don't get taught a lot.

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Chetanwa
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4 months ago

it's posiedon not neptune. you're an ignorant. learn.

Catlady6000
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4 months ago

It's Poseidon, not Neptune. You're ignorant. Please, learn.

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Gareth Graham
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4 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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None
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4 months ago

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/of-drinks-and-clinks/

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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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sparkleyflowers Report

hispanic! at the disco
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4 months ago

I wish people could do that

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MyWayOrGreenway Report

WilvanderHeijden
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4 months ago

Printer ink can cost up to $5000 per 1 liter. (0.26 US Gallon)

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WECAN_INTL Report

స్టీఫెన్ ఆండ్రూ
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4 months ago (edited)

Let's just ignore the human rights abuses suffered by the Nepali minority group...

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spdustin Report

hispanic! at the disco
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4 months ago

Well aren't we all special.

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TimOBrien Report

Indra Servo
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4 months ago

Well...there is no internet in 1600s, guys must be bored

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amaranamara Report

Shelp
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4 months ago

One more reason not to display babyb skulls in your house

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minutephysics Report

chi-wei shen
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4 months ago

A small group of wooly mammoth existed on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean until about 2000 B.C.

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AnikaNoniRose Report

Martti Laurson
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4 months ago

I'm in Estonia, so I'm good

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jacob_dahlke Report

Tom Hardeveld
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4 months ago

I used to know this...

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Lil Bare
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4 months ago

The earth is secretly ruled by mushrooms and cats

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Mishte Tine
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4 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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4 months ago

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

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joshnorthsouth Report

ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

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

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Okeating Report

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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4 months ago

Read a funny story about him. He used to pay meals with checks. People didn't cash them cause Dali's signature was more worthy than the pay, so he got many free meals doing so. Not sure if its true, but like this story.

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fermatslibrary Report

Tiny Dynamine
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4 months ago

Did you know you can get free extra pizza slices if you cut your pizza into 8 pieces instead of 6? ;)

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MaaloufMD Report

Aisha Boudy
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4 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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LenaInMN Report

Saurin Apriliawan
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4 months ago

My identical twin cousin just told me that, although wearing exactly the same clothes and has quite similar voice, their toddlers can still tell them apart.

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sunny Report

Daniel Lewis
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4 months ago

How many indistinct human faces can they recognize?

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UberFacts Report

giovanna
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4 months ago

Well I guess it would be useless to know anyway 😬

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ThatEricAlper Report

Gareth Graham
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4 months ago

Amy Schumer time travelling again?

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Clare Bond
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4 months ago

And some people never develop beyond that point !!!

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rfxob Report

Daniel Lewis
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4 months ago

Because humans polluted the water.

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WilvanderHeijden
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4 months ago

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

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Martti Laurson
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4 months ago

Just wondering where would a flamingo get boiling water?

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