Most of us have a small Ravenclaw inside of us and we adore learning new things about the world, especially if they’re random facts that completely blow our minds. A lot of us are still spending loads of time working and studying from home which leaves plenty of time for random browsing—so we’re picking up semi-useless but fun new facts about the world every day.

Like the fact that the American Gothic painting shows a farmer and his daughter, not his wife. Or how Gandalf carries his pipe in his staff.

You’re probably aware of the ‘I was today years old’ jokes that people post online when they want to share something weird that they just learned with everyone. Well, these jokes have made a resurgence during the coronavirus lockdown and there are plenty of new ones to make our jaws drop. Bored Panda has collected some of the best ‘I was today years old’ for you to enjoy (and to have cool random facts to drop during your next Zoom cocktail party), so scroll down and don’t forget to upvote your faves.

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omynthe Report

pei meow
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4 months ago

That's a cute and fascinating fact

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todayyearsoldig Report

kitty.boom
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4 months ago

I read about it years ago, but didn't know they sent him a painting. That's cool and sweet too!

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Palestinian warrior
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4 months ago

How cute 😍

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So, since we’re talking about random facts today, let’s share some other cool ones, shall we? For instance, did you know that one study found that dogs prefer to align themselves “along the North-South axis under calm magnetic field conditions” when they have to go number two? Researchers studied 70 dogs over two years and this was the first time that magnetic sensitivity was proven in dogs. Science is weird and wonderful.

Another brain-melting fact is that for significant periods of time during the Stone Age, there were fewer than 1.5k people living in Central Europe. Yeah, that sounds unbelievable. IFL Science made a great analogy about how you could fit all of those people on a modern mid-sized cruise ship.

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Hans
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4 months ago

This typically is not the best idea, though. Rather use a socket wrench with bits and operate it really carefully. Using special oils to loosen a screw firstbor to de-rust it can also help. Merr mere force likely destroy the screw!

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

I didn't know that because I'm more familiar with the purple kind in the stores. I didn't know that that's how they grow. BTW, this is the white version. The purple version starts out purple from the beginning.

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Hans
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4 months ago

Owl: "Let go, how inappropriate!"

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Speaking of modern times, if you’ve ever complained about TV ads being too long, just wait until you realize that Old Spice made a 14-hour promo. Their ad ran on December 18, 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil, and won the Guinness World Record for the longest TV ad ever. You can find the abridged version right here (don’t worry, it’s just over 3 minutes, not 3 hours, long).

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sassycrass Report

Ani Archeron
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4 months ago

Measles targets memory cells?? Thanks to every scientist who ever put an ounce of thought into creating that life-saving vaccine.

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Nash Nopper
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4 months ago

cool!

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Advil Report

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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4 months ago

Holy crap.

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yourpappalardo Report

Martha Meyer
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4 months ago

Which is Latin for “and“.

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Hans
Community Member
4 months ago

The English are unchallenged in having absurd units of measurement.

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Not-so-MadMax
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4 months ago

Oh god, they really should talk to the people making cartoons. I have been gravely misinformed in my youth...

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Agnes Jekyll
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4 months ago

Is it just me or do they all look like cabbage patch kids?

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Martha Meyer
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4 months ago

They look like grumpy gnomes.

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RJ
Community Member
4 months ago

Ooooooh never noticed

Steve Internet
Community Member
3 months ago

Just liked your comment. Somebody else legit did it AT THE EXACT SAME TIME.

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Nash Nopper
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4 months ago

This is the city arms of Bern from Switzerland

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
4 months ago

And correct me if I’m wrong, but Berne means bear

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KittyComics
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4 months ago

am i the only idiot who thought that the upper part was the bears eye and luxurious hair Screenshot...fafba1.png Screenshot-2020-05-26-at-10436-AM-5ecccd9fafba1.png

Leo Petipas
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4 months ago

hilarious

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Mark
Community Member
4 months ago

No weirder than the dead lion and bees on a jar of Lyles Golden Syrup.

Musashi
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4 months ago

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The Lyles Golden Syrup logo isn't hidden but it's completely disgusting. I would never buy that or allow it in my house. That bear is innocuous.

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Jonahs Mrs
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4 months ago

Oh. My. God. There's a bloody bear!!! I am loving this article x

Sandra Simpson
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4 months ago

after you see it you can't unsee it

Sandra Simpson
Community Member
4 months ago

*hint- it's in the mountain

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Makayla Rhodes
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4 months ago

Took me forever to notice it didn’t say beer. I now feel stupid

MikariMartini
Community Member
4 months ago

Pretty cool this person I’m assuming is a child is seeing the negative space in their logo. I’d never seen it before either!

Sarah Laurent
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes, it's an "hommage" to Bern, and the bear is the emblem of the city and the canton :)

Ahmed Samer Khalil
Community Member
3 months ago

Thats sooo 2016 lollll

Jolee Hang
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3 months ago

I feel like this means something, and should look like something, too, but can't figure out what. Toblerone-...079b6d.jpg Toblerone-5ed5dfe079b6d.jpg

kennedy longworth
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3 months ago

I am a toblerone maniac and I have never noticed that!

CincyReds
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4 months ago

I love secrets hidden in logos! So cool!

la rana
Community Member
4 months ago

Also a salmon!

Eva Camera
Community Member
2 months ago

Noticed this

Mildred Thompson
Community Member
2 months ago

Me TOO!

Racoons Rock
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow so am I

sabocat
Community Member
3 months ago

I guess you've been "toddler-owned". I'll see myself out.

IrishGirl
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3 months ago

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Ally Kaye
Community Member
3 months ago

Took me a second to find it.😂😂😂

Kai Wendorf
Community Member
3 months ago

That took me so long

Madelyn Grace
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow

Thomas E S Thomas
Community Member
3 months ago

Bears love honey

Thomas E S Thomas
Community Member
3 months ago

It's a Honey and Nougat chocolate bar. Bears love honey.

Jewels Vern
Community Member
3 months ago

??? I see a flying pig, but no bear.

Suski Viljanen
Community Member
3 months ago

Toblerone is produced in Berne, Switzerland. The bear is an allusion to the name and coat-of-arms of the town of Berne.

Silke
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh Crikey! I had to really look at this to find it. It looks very nearly like the old Berliner Bär

Mshauri Mazuri
Community Member
3 months ago

I just found out today also.

Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

I can’t say I ever noticed.

Lauren Michlin
Community Member
3 months ago

i noticed that in ma childhood

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
3 months ago

First time for me....................

Ilir Ajdini
Community Member
3 months ago

nop. no bear in toblerone. it's mountain with some snow making some figures

Mohra Taylor
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks more like a dancing pig

Rita Teo
Community Member
3 months ago

There is? Ah ... found it! Thank you!

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
3 months ago

OH fancy that. I had to stare a little to see it on the mount too..Now cant not see it!

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
3 months ago

Easy to understand if you know they are Swiss.

Me
Community Member
3 months ago

Oooooooh

Sarah Brinsfield
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! I never saw it before.

Colin White
Community Member
4 months ago

W Well there you go never knew that

Lynn Morello
Community Member
4 months ago

Known about the Mountain Bear for years.

Jasmina Pavlovic
Community Member
4 months ago

Never seen that ... 😮

Matthew Rasanen
Community Member
4 months ago

My innocence is gone forever now.

Julie Hanford
Community Member
4 months ago

omgosh there is!

Evripidou Maria
Community Member
4 months ago

lol its very obvious

syed hossain
Community Member
4 months ago

I thought it's an image of alps of switzerland ?

William McCarthy
Community Member
4 months ago

wow

jevais
Community Member
4 months ago

Incredible! I've been eating this chocolate for over 60 years and never noticed this. I wonder if they are still made in Switzerland 🇨🇭. It's embarrassing as I'm Swiss and have returned to my country many years ago.

Jo Choto
Community Member
4 months ago

To-bear-one. I never noticed before.

Jamie S. Martindale
Community Member
4 months ago

And the mountain is based on a specific peak in the Alps ... which is coincidentally a competing brand of chocolate with Andes mints!

Bob Connely
Community Member
4 months ago

Where? Where is this "bear?"

Steve Cruz
Community Member
4 months ago

I bought my VERY LAST Toblerone bar at a movie theater, opened it and every other triangle has been "sized out." The candy bars are 40% smaller now than five years ago.

Amy Pontious
Community Member
4 months ago

Just realized this!

K. Kerry Kozak
Community Member
4 months ago

Thanks.........opened my eyes.

Diana Dodd
Community Member
4 months ago

Still took me awhile to find it ... looks like a mountain!

Steve Barker
Community Member
4 months ago

Illuminati.

Anne Hoopes
Community Member
4 months ago

I just bought one today ad had to go check!

kkathleen517
Community Member
4 months ago

What? I thought that was a mountain

Kelly Hartle
Community Member
4 months ago

It’s to honor Bern, Switzerland, where Toblerone candy is made. The bears are a huge tourist attraction. They sell food for tourists to throw to them, and the bears will try to get the tourists to pick them by waving their paws and pointing to their chests, like, “Me! Me!”

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
4 months ago

Me too!

Leo Petipas
Community Member
4 months ago

Is he hibernating in the snow bank?

Alessandra Trabalho
Community Member
4 months ago

Never had I ever...

Simonne
Community Member
4 months ago

I can't unsee it now.

Magpie
Community Member
4 months ago

Also to break it apart *push* the tops of the peaks towards each other.

Adam C
Community Member
4 months ago

Once you seen it you will ALWAYS looking for it.

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
4 months ago

To show the thriller dance move.

Kearen Hand
Community Member
4 months ago

i always thought it was just a shouting mountain

M Adams
Community Member
4 months ago

There are lots of hidden images in logos and packaging. Its a whole thing.

Katie Allen
Community Member
4 months ago

I've seen the naked man on the camel cigarette pack

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
4 months ago

Toblerone: 1 / Me: 0

Linda Harms
Community Member
4 months ago

OMG

Max L.
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

There’s a legend about the bear and the king who hunted in the area in Switzerland where the toblerone I believe is from, before founding the city of Bern. It’s in its flag.

Bonnie Dawkins
Community Member
4 months ago

Bears can't eat chocolate. Bears have been killed by theobromine, a toxic ingredient found naturally in chocolate bars.

Laura Jones
Community Member
4 months ago

nope cant see a bear

glowworm2
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4 months ago

I never noticed the bear either.

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Rj
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4 months ago

*cries in Android*

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

The painter's sister Nan who modelled as the woman in the paintintg, perhaps embarrassed about being depicted as the wife of a man twice her age (modelled by a dentist), started telling people that Wood had envisioned the couple as father and daughter, not husband and wife. The painter Grant Wood himself remained vague on this point.

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Palestinian warrior
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4 months ago

Hahahahaha

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3ke
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4 months ago

I knew James Earl Jones and that was it

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chi-wei shen
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4 months ago

Not parking in front of a fire hydrant should be common sense.

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OS
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4 months ago

Chupakabra

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DE Ray
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4 months ago

And if you pick them young enough, they're edible.

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Martti Laurson
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4 months ago

It is funny. I was just eating M&M's when reading this

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David Jeu
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4 months ago

This all make sense now. Btw love technology connections channel.:)

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Flisey
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4 months ago

I was told "bumped his head in the middle of the bed" was really "his wife killed him'. My grandmother was one dark woman

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Untitled_Goose_Man
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4 months ago

How old were you when you realized Bikini Bottom is under Bikini Atoll, where the US tested hundreds of nuclear weapons? Spongebob is a nuclear mutation

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

I have known this for ages but forget to do it and always ended up cooking more pasta than needed.

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Troux
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4 months ago

They taste identical, so don't bother going out of your way for it.

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Untitled_Goose_Man
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4 months ago

Jesus Luke, aren't you supposed to be able to sense these things??

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Hans
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4 months ago

Here we go again...

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