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
Community Member
2 months ago

Fair enough

Bobert Robertson
Community Member
2 months ago

By this logic wouldn’t this make most wars nowadays “the American war”?

Ivana Bogdan
Community Member
2 months ago

Exactly

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David Viesta
Community Member
2 months ago

And WWII in other planets is called "The Monkeys are at it again, silly Monkeys".

Dann999
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2 months ago

no matter how you call it, the USA lost the war

Bill Newsome
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2 months ago

Pulled out and the Vietnamese people lost.

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James C.
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2 months ago

This fact is what got me into the rabbit hole of government propaganda. After learning this, around 13 yo, I thought to myself, "what else are they lying about?". AND OHHH BOY! 😂😂😂

Phunny Philosopher
Community Member
2 months ago

Me too! And led me to realize the winners get to write the history. For example, if lions were in charge, the statue of the lion and the man would have the lion on top, victorious.

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Sasha Kuleshov
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2 months ago

WWII is also referred to as the Great Patriotic War in East Europe ;)

Daria B
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2 months ago

As a European, never heard of it. You learn something new every day... In my country "patriotic war" refers to the post Yugoslavian war of the 1990s.

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Iapetos
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2 months ago

Poor Vietnamese.

Bill Newsome
Community Member
2 months ago

Poor southern Vietnamese that were butchered by the Viet Cong

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William McGivney
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2 months ago

Good. Truth will out. 🤗

Lenka Smetanová
Community Member
2 months ago

In russia the learned about "ocupation of czechoslovakia" as a "rescuing czechoslovakia"

A Bringhurst
Community Member
2 months ago

Fair enough

Kelly O'Leary
Community Member
2 months ago

But it started out as the French War.

Scagsy
Community Member
2 months ago

Also, in China, Chinese food is called 'food'

Rustyn Birch
Community Member
2 months ago

I also learned that it was never officially declared a "war" but was official a Police Action. Please, give me some links if I am wrong about this. For real. I'm not being sarcastic here - I'm really interested what the real story is.

Derek
Community Member
2 months ago

This is actually only half true. The real name of the war in Vietnam is "The War of American Hostility." I visited Saigon a few years ago and learned all about it at their museum.

Vanta Black
Community Member
2 months ago

"And they lost! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

Next shocking news: "Frech Fries" aren't called that in France.

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 month ago

As it should be!

Celtic Pirate Queen
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1 month ago

And technically, I believe it was a "police action" because Johnson never actually declared war.

Crusin Sandi
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1 month ago

Is amazing - I knew an American Marine and he told me that the Vietnam War was 'because' of Australia. Even though they were there fighting first - smh

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
2 months ago

That's the correct name for that war

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
2 months ago

uh huh

Chloe Patt
Community Member
2 months ago

Actually the translation of Vietnamese name for this war is: War Against Americans, not American War. Dont believe everything Twitter says please.

Mumof1
Community Member
2 months ago

True, and they don't talk about it.

Emma Cook
Community Member
2 months ago

Of course

mande.be
Community Member
2 months ago

I think not, it is "The Great Liberation War"

KandiePrine
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow. It was never declared a war. Everyone here is massively wrong, as usual.

Kady Maree Mcgrath
Community Member
2 months ago

When I'm in HS they will probably teach us this

Jo Ellen Washburn
Community Member
2 months ago

As it should be.

Mark Serbian
Community Member
2 months ago

Of course it is!

Jace
Community Member
2 months ago

Makes sense.

Andy Mutch
Community Member
2 months ago

What else would they call it?

Amy Pattie
Community Member
2 months ago

It’s one of those things that is obvious when you say it, but I’ve never thought about. Also, Australia was involved in the war also, but I guess it was because of American peer pressure, so I guess the name still holds up...

David K
Community Member
2 months ago

You don´t say

shemeowsalot
Community Member
2 months ago

do brits learn about imperialism like a great victory of the past?

Jana Boardman
Community Member
2 months ago

That's weird since it began with the French...

Susan Moranz
Community Member
2 months ago

Was that conflict ever declared as a "war"?

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 months ago

What else?

JessG
Community Member
2 months ago

Uh...duh

Grumble O'Pug
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2 months ago

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Color me not surprised.

Eric Mac Fadden
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2 months ago

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Always though as "War at Vietnam"

anotherboredpanda
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2 months ago

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No shit, Sherlock?

Peter Bear
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2 months ago

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Which is actually ironic twice, because the French started it.

Nevid
Community Member
2 months ago

No, you're thinking about the Indochine war, which ended in 1954. The Vietnam war started in 1955 and started as a civil war in Vietnam. France wasn't involved at all in this war, and even advised the US not to get involved.

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chillchillpill
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2 months ago

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Started by the French and finished by the Americans.

Laetitia Astolfi
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2 months ago

No. France was involved in Indochine war, which ended before Vietnam war started.

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hispanic! at the disco
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2 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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2 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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Whitehart
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2 months ago

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

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Gareth Graham
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2 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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2 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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hispanic! at the disco
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2 months ago

I wish people could do that

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#8

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

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

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స్టీఫెన్ ఆండ్రూ
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2 months ago (edited)

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

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#10

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hispanic! at the disco
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2 months ago

Well aren't we all special.

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Indra Servo
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2 months ago

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

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Shelp
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2 months ago

One more reason not to display babyb skulls in your house

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chi-wei shen
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2 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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Martti Laurson
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2 months ago

I'm in Estonia, so I'm good

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Tom Hardeveld
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2 months ago

I used to know this...

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Lil Bare
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2 months ago

The earth is secretly ruled by mushrooms and cats

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Mishte Tine
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2 months ago

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

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Shelp
Community Member
2 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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2 months ago

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

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Okeating Report

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
2 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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Tiny Dynamine
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2 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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Aisha Boudy
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2 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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Saurin Apriliawan
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2 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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Daniel Lewis
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2 months ago

How many indistinct human faces can they recognize?

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giovanna
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2 months ago

Well I guess it would be useless to know anyway 😬

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Gareth Graham
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2 months ago

Amy Schumer time travelling again?

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Clare Bond
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2 months ago

And some people never develop beyond that point !!!

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Daniel Lewis
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2 months ago

Because humans polluted the water.

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

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

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Martti Laurson
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2 months ago

Just wondering where would a flamingo get boiling water?

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