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
Community Member
2 years ago

Fair enough

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hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
2 years 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 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Gareth Graham
Community Member
2 years 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 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

I wish people could do that

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MyWayOrGreenway Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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WECAN_INTL Report

స్టీఫెన్ ఆండ్రూ
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

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

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hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
2 years ago

Well aren't we all special.

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TimOBrien Report

Indra Servo
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Shelp
Community Member
2 years ago

One more reason not to display babyb skulls in your house

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm in Estonia, so I'm good

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Tom Hardeveld
Community Member
2 years ago

I used to know this...

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Lil Bare
Community Member
2 years ago

The earth is secretly ruled by mushrooms and cats

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Mishte Tine
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Shelp
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Okeating Report

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
2 years 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.

Ms Phit
Community Member
2 years ago

I've Heard the exact same story but it was Picasso...

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
2 years ago

I honestly never knew that. Other random fact: the name "Chupa Chup" comes from the Spanish verb "chupar" meaning "to suck".

Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
2 years ago

He designed it on a small table napkin, in about 10 seconds, out of sheer frustration. He had rejected their request repeatedly, until someone from the company interrupted him while at a cafe, asking him again if he'd do it. So he grabbed a napkin, scrawled the design on it, then chucked the napkin at the employee and said something to the effect of "here, now leave me alone!!!". At least that's the story in his home town. :)

LottieH
Community Member
2 years ago

Now that's pretty cool!

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 years ago

Grr, those wrappers are a pain in the fucking arse to get off. Surely there was an easier way.

Vicky Zar
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes there is. The Nimm 2 Lollies are way easier to open

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Blackheart
Community Member
2 years ago

Dali delved into several commercial endeavors.

Craig Silberman
Community Member
2 years ago

what are Chupa Chups?

Craig Silberman
Community Member
2 years ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chupa_Chups

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 years ago

Chupa Chups are delicious. I just wish that I wasn't diabetic.

Tabitha L
Community Member
2 years ago

Chupa chups make my day. I don't usually take a free sucker....unless it is a Chupa Chup.

Gina Babe
Community Member
2 years ago

I haven't seen these in a while, they're so good

Firework
Community Member
2 years ago

They were also invented to help people quit smoking.

Kisses4Katie
Community Member
2 years ago

Somehow it makes sense..

humdrum
Community Member
2 years ago

Logo. Not wrapper.

Shelp
Community Member
2 years ago

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

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago

https://www.leoprinting.co.uk/blog/salvador-dali-chupa-chups-logo/

Chris Challis
Community Member
1 year ago

did he! I love this sort of trivia.

Janice Blaufox
Community Member
1 year ago

What are Chupa Chups?

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
2 years ago

& what is Chupa Chups?

Mildred Thompson
Community Member
2 years ago

What are Chupa Chups?????

Octavia Hansen
Community Member
2 years ago

Dali worked on only one Warner Brothers Cartoon: The Last Dodo. Try to find this -- it's incredible. It took him months and he hated every minute he was working on it.

Anna Witt
Community Member
2 years ago

What are Chupa Chups?

Kit Cassidy
Community Member
2 years ago

Pizarro did too

Cat Nip Gal
Community Member
2 years ago

What is a chupa chup?

Patzpie
Community Member
2 years ago

I was an Art major in college. I heard that same story about Picasso........

Bill
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

"I don't do drugs, I am drugs"

Chetanwa
Community Member
2 years ago

and how does that benefit me chusni?

Sandy Wyman
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2 years ago

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Does anyone care?

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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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B
Community Member
2 years 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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2 years ago

Well I guess it would be useless to know anyway 😬

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Gareth Graham
Community Member
2 years ago

Amy Schumer time travelling again?

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Clare Bond
Community Member
2 years ago

And some people never develop beyond that point !!!

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Blackheart
Community Member
2 years ago

They should stop smoking.

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Martti Laurson
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2 years ago

Just wondering where would a flamingo get boiling water?

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