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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4 months ago

Fair enough

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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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Whitehart
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4 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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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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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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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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hispanic! at the disco
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4 months ago

Well aren't we all special.

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Indra Servo
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4 months ago

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

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Shelp
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4 months ago

One more reason not to display babyb skulls in your house

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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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Tom Hardeveld
Community Member
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
Community Member
4 months ago

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

Aileen
Community Member
4 months ago

Likely because it was only a portrait for a close friend, so it didn't need to be that large. And it wasn't even famous until it got stolen.

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Cthulhu
Community Member
4 months ago

It's generally believed that this is Lisa Gherardini, but art historians do not know this for sure.

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes; literally watched an entire BBC documentary on this very subject.

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David Viesta
Community Member
4 months ago

Since so many people call her "Mona" for so long, by now we can say it's "Nostra Lisa".

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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4 months ago (edited)

I like that! ("Nostra Lisa" translates "our Lisa" for those who didn't know)

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Filippo Cesari
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4 months ago

It's "Monna" not "Mona" . Monna means Lady, Mona in venetian, meas dumb and sounds pretty tough. The paint it's called "la Gioconda", because Leonardo da Vinci was florentine and italian speaker. Not french.

There Is No Planet B
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4 months ago

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It means something else...

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Pseudo Puppy
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4 months ago

Was highly unimpressed when I saw this in person. In the end, this painting only became famous after being stolen & recovered decades ago. I expected it to be some huge masterpiece, and it's tiny and really not that impressive, sorry to say. :(

Jesse
Community Member
4 months ago

I don't really care for it either.

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Kenny Kulbiski
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4 months ago

I've never understood the fascination or value. If it was only worth $5 it's not something I'd hang on the wall.

Inga Viviane
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4 months ago

Whats interesting about her is the background, not the woman. Leonardo used a technique called sfumato, to beautifully blend the background landscape. So she just a plain woman, whilst the background is what makes the portrait interesting for art historians.

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Bob Belcher
Community Member
4 months ago

I thought it was a mystery who it really was and some people thought it was the artist?

Mumof1
Community Member
4 months ago

I've never understood the fuss about that "smile", which to me is more of a smirk. Do we know why the Laughing Cavalier was laughing? Why isn't a fuss made about him?

your mom
Community Member
4 months ago

nEw KnOwLeDgE

Michael Dworkin-Robertson
Community Member
4 months ago

also did you know that there are complete other paintings underneath the paint creating this work of art?

Roshan Dash
Community Member
4 months ago

In odia, "Mo" means my and "Na" Means name which roughly translates to My name is Lisa.

pinkytoes
Community Member
4 months ago

this one I did learn in school

Nevaeh Milton
Community Member
4 days ago

she did have eye lashes and eye brows but overtime they faded away

Laura Deckers
Community Member
4 months ago

mia signora Lisa

iblowsheep
Community Member
4 months ago

most overrated painting ever.

Ranko Yokoyama
Community Member
4 months ago

This is why she is called "La Gioconda"...

Jo Choto
Community Member
4 months ago

One of the biggest let downs in my art adventures. It's a very small, kinda dull painting. I just have never been able to understand the hype. Seeing Starry Night was amazing. My favorites have to be Vermeer. Most incredible paintings to see up close.

Carol Stephen
Community Member
4 months ago

I've heard it called La Gioconda

Emma Cook
Community Member
4 months ago

Bored of Mona Lisa facts, don’t fully get, why others need to know more?

Mandy Delaforce (PC Girl)
Community Member
4 months ago

No. Totally not true. This was painted over many years and is a fictional piece.

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
4 months ago

The French call it La Joconde, Italian is La Giaconda

He is love
Community Member
4 months ago

ohhhhh... so that's why french people call her La Jaconde!

Bella Bimba
Community Member
4 months ago

La Gioconda in Italian. And also Monna Lisa, as Mona has a vulgar meaning in many italian dialects...

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Tiber Zann
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4 months ago

Mona is short for Madonna, that is a TITLE not a name. Stupid ass people...

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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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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

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

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
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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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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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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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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Daniel Lewis
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4 months ago

How many indistinct human faces can they recognize?

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giovanna
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4 months ago

Well I guess it would be useless to know anyway 😬

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Gareth Graham
Community Member
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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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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