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
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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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
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
Community Member
4 months ago

Well aren't we all special.

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 months ago

Made of stardust..." BTW, I love your username :-)

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sorlag110
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4 months ago

A mind blowing extra fact is that those 100 000 years bouncing around in the sun and finally leaving for 8 minutes to reach the flower is only a really long journey from the perspective of us. Because of special relativity, the closer you get to the speed of light, the shorter distance in both space and time you travel. So at the speed of light the distance to any other point in the entire universe is 0. In other words, light itself does not experience neither time or distance. So the moment a photon is formed, from its perspective, is also the same moment it hits your eye. Even if it is a star millions of light years away.

Sarah Blanche Brinsfield
Community Member
4 months ago

Interesting!

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
4 months ago

We are all part of everything, before, now, and after.

Sarah Malicoat
Community Member
4 months ago

This is the best thing I've read in quite some time.

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Same apply when you look at a piece of dog poop.

Peko
Community Member
4 months ago

And possibly a few of them ended a million year long journey from another star. And possibly some of those photons were from the first formed stars and planets in the universe

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
4 months ago

Really? I have a lot of flower photon's in me then.

Sander
Community Member
4 months ago

All energy on earth came/comes from the sun. Chew on that.

Electric Ed
Community Member
4 months ago

Except the thermonuclear energy. So if you grow a flower in artificial light powered by a nuclear plant, you are all set.

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Phunny Philosopher
Community Member
4 months ago

I feel violated somehow.

Marek Yanchurak
Community Member
4 months ago

Well, not really the end of their journey though. It's not like your eye uses them up.

sorlag110
Community Member
4 months ago

Not really yeah but also kinda, your eyes convert them to a chemical process.

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Kisses4Katie
Community Member
4 months ago

Beautiful.

Alex Newell
Community Member
4 months ago

And a shadow is those photons coming all the way to Earth just to be stopped by your body.

Heather Jerrie
Community Member
4 months ago

But isn't the sunlight lighting up your back?

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Rich Ferg
Community Member
3 months ago

This is true for 100% of everything you see every second of every day.

Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
3 months ago

mind-blowing!

Weishaar Jamie
Community Member
3 months ago

Facinating

Sharon Heim
Community Member
4 months ago

What???!!!

Berlinda Dunbar-Nye
Community Member
4 months ago

I really like that

Peta_C
Community Member
4 months ago

How beautiful.

Marinella Marinova
Community Member
4 months ago

We are all made of stars.

Max L.
Community Member
4 months ago

Im wondering what he thinks it happen to all the other photons coming from the sun.

Birma Gustafsson
Community Member
4 months ago

Who needs religion, when universe is so spectacular?? This is wonderful!!

Rae Black
Community Member
4 months ago

we are all one *thunder clap*

Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
4 months ago

Whoa whoa whoa.. only 10%? Are you married to that number?

Anna Neemus
Community Member
4 months ago

Fake news.

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Indra Servo
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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Shelp
Community Member
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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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
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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
Community Member
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
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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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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
Community Member
4 months ago

Because humans polluted the water.

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
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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