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
Community Member
10 months ago

That's a cute and fascinating fact

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todayyearsoldig Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
10 months ago

What KFC does is attention to detail.

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Rachael_Conrad Report

Palestinian warrior
Community Member
10 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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_youhadonejob1 Report

Hans
Community Member
10 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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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
10 months ago

I did not know that.

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Hans
Community Member
10 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

chi-wei shen
Community Member
10 months ago

I don't know much about measles, but I do know how dangerous anti-vaxx is.

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SamSykesSwears Report

Nash Nopper
Community Member
10 months ago

cool!

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#9

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Advil Report

Hans
Community Member
10 months ago

Now what else?

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#10

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yourpappalardo Report

Martha Meyer
Community Member
10 months ago

Which is Latin for “and“.

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Shxperienced Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

I just found out Tun has 2 butts. (Edit: After magnifying the picture I saw it's Tun, not Tim. Thanks to mulk.)

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Not-so-MadMax
Community Member
10 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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#13

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Jordan_Coombe Report

Palestinian warrior
Community Member
10 months ago

They look squished!

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#14

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ColleenB123 Report

Martha Meyer
Community Member
10 months ago

They look like grumpy gnomes.

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#15

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
10 months ago

This is the city arms of Bern from Switzerland

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
10 months ago

COOL!

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#17

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ThatEricAlper Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
10 months ago

Me too, I always thought it was husband and wife.

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#18

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MuellerSheWrote Report

Palestinian warrior
Community Member
10 months ago

Hahahahaha

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#19

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SheaCoulee Report

Palestinian warrior
Community Member
10 months ago

My mom told me this once

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bryan_spoon Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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OS
Community Member
10 months ago

Chupakabra

M Adams
Community Member
10 months ago

Worse, FLYING chupacabra

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Tardis42
Community Member
10 months ago

Nope. Nope. Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope.

Hans
Community Member
10 months ago

I think it is cute.

My O My
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

It is!!!

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Mumof1
Community Member
10 months ago

That is a really misleading photo as it makes the bat look HUGE. It isn't. An adult is about 22 - 23 cms long. Totally harmless it lives on fruit.

d bradley
Community Member
10 months ago

clearly stolen from Star Wars movie set

Rosesinmyhair
Community Member
10 months ago

Kinda looks like a kangaroo face ❤

LivLlama
Community Member
10 months ago

Let it go (gently) and run

Missy Wise
Community Member
10 months ago

Is that Popeye holding it up????

Nitro
Community Member
10 months ago

Nah, bro that's just Sebulba from Tatooine.

Nathan Jones
Community Member
10 months ago

That name doesn't work. It's clearly a donkey bat.

PurpleUnicorn
Community Member
10 months ago

Horsehead bat is a better name!

Pam
Community Member
10 months ago

Hide ya' babies

ProductofNZ
Community Member
10 months ago

Imagine that getting a hold of ya during a night time run.

Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
10 months ago

Would not win any beauty contests!

Elizabeth Lopez
Community Member
10 months ago

"the viral image may have given some viewers a false impression of the animal’s true size." https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hammerhead-bat/

Ahmed Samer Khalil
Community Member
10 months ago

oml that looks scary af

Bita
Community Member
10 months ago

Poor thing, being displayed like that!

Rebekah Boka
Community Member
10 months ago

ew

OhForSmegSake
Community Member
10 months ago

If a camel and a bat had a baby

Steve Barker
Community Member
10 months ago

Cool creature.

Shelley Russell
Community Member
10 months ago

I actually like bats, but this is frigthening!

athornedrose
Community Member
10 months ago

Why is no one this kind of bat for Halloween?!?

Weishaar Jamie
Community Member
10 months ago

That is disturbing

MADELEINE KIMBALL
Community Member
10 months ago

omg its a flying monkey

Animal lover❤
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh god no! That's kinda creepy

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
10 months ago

What a weird arse face.

JLaw
Community Member
10 months ago

Never mind the face...it's f***ing massive!

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it's Wednesday my dudes.
Community Member
3 weeks ago

i want one!!! its sooo cuteeeee

Kim
Community Member
6 months ago

It's not that big, it's the perspective of the photo.

Kat.I
Community Member
9 months ago

😨😳

Mildred Thompson
Community Member
9 months ago

Me TOO!

Colleen Garland
Community Member
10 months ago

AAAAhhhhh

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
10 months ago

Wow, he's big! I didn't know bats came in that size!

patricia matthews
Community Member
10 months ago

Interesting

Diana Tulip
Community Member
10 months ago

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT???? Frankenbat?

Desiree Beck
Community Member
10 months ago

Ew that’s a big bat

Mollie Burge
Community Member
10 months ago

oh no no no no no

Pamula Furness
Community Member
10 months ago

Aw! Cute!

chachkimooch
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

I was today years old too! It looks like a camel/horse bat!

Claudia I.
Community Member
10 months ago

Looks like a gargoyle, how cute!

Christopher Guerrero
Community Member
10 months ago

(LOUD, BLOODCURDLING SCREAM)!!!!!!!!!

Sophie Babbitt
Community Member
10 months ago

IT LOOKS LIKE A TINY WINGED MOOSE OMG ITS SO CUTE

Lyndie Knockleby
Community Member
10 months ago

DON"T F***ING EAT IT!!

Mshauri Mazuri
Community Member
10 months ago

Don't even dare to eat it or do anything with it. Let it go, man. Let it go.

Paizleypie
Community Member
10 months ago

Poor homely, GIANT creature.

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
10 months ago

The Jersey Devil is said to fly, and have the face of a horse ...

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
10 months ago

Wow, looks like a horse head.....That thing is BIG!

May Day
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

It's a type of Flying Fox. They are friendly animals that eat fruit.

Marika Aeon
Community Member
10 months ago

Poor bat...hope he was released

Geoff Morton
Community Member
10 months ago

Oooh, that's a nope from me...

Laura Crawley
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh super cool!!!

Brandy Grote
Community Member
10 months ago

"Phluggrg"

Gabriela Retana
Community Member
10 months ago

Leroy from The Red Pyramid

3ke
Community Member
10 months ago

That picture is unflattering for that poor bat.

Lucia ZG
Community Member
10 months ago

😰😰😰😰

Lucia ZG
Community Member
10 months ago

Scary

Jasmina Pavlovic
Community Member
10 months ago

Woah, how big is this bat???

Teresa Groth
Community Member
10 months ago

I freaked out because we had his cousins in our house, so I am now living miles away from that home!

Dave van Es
Community Member
10 months ago

Isn't that the dude from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace? You know, the one racing Anakin

Cindy Iversen
Community Member
10 months ago

Camera perspective is everything. While large, these bats are between 7 - 12 inches long and under 1 pound.

Annemarie Mattheyse
Community Member
10 months ago

The stuff of nightmares. o_O

Faith Nicole
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh dam !

William McCarthy
Community Member
10 months ago

im hiding under my bed now terrified

William McCarthy
Community Member
10 months ago

what the hell

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
10 months ago

She's a big bat, I love them, like they have leather coats on.

ACE
Community Member
10 months ago

Holy shit!

ACE
Community Member
10 months ago

Looks like a cross between a dog and boar wearing a cape. That thing could carry a small child away.

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Susanna Scott
Community Member
10 months ago

In general, I love bats. I think they're adorable, but this is the stuff my nightmares are made of...

CincyReds
Community Member
10 months ago

WOW!!!

Irene Walton
Community Member
10 months ago

holy crap!!

Patti Renwick Parrish
Community Member
10 months ago

WOW!

Jo Choto
Community Member
10 months ago

Poor baby.

Bob Connely
Community Member
10 months ago

I believe this is incorrect, inasmuch as that creature pictured is my ex-wife's Divorce Attorney...

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
10 months ago

Moose-bat!

Amy Pontious
Community Member
10 months ago

Scary!

Paul Chang
Community Member
10 months ago

Looks like it could harm u

OTTER
Community Member
10 months ago

Damn, he’s ugly!!!

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh, HECK no!

Gabby M
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh my gosh that poor thing....a face only a mother could love.

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
10 months ago

So nice and cuddly! Nightmares? No way! lol

Cathy Carey
Community Member
10 months ago

Poor bat, looks like he's in a bad way - poor thing.

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
10 months ago

He is HUGH. I always think of them much smaller.

Katie Allen
Community Member
10 months ago

Hugh? Hugh Laurie? Hugh Jackman? Hugh Grant?

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Lorraine Mason
Community Member
10 months ago

do they come from india by any chance?

Marcus Sampson
Community Member
10 months ago

They are odd looking, but they usually look cuter when they aren't woken up and man-handled by the scruff of the neck.

Brendy Forest
Community Member
10 months ago

My chinese friends, please don't eat that!!!

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
10 months ago

one ugly critter!

Vanta Black
Community Member
10 months ago

Man-Bat.

Rachel Borowyckyj
Community Member
10 months ago

We have whats called a flying fox over here in Australia. They are sometimes called a mega bat, they are amount some of the largest. Wingspan of 1.5 metres (5 feet), with a head and body length of about 40 cm (16 inches), but, they are really cute.

Glenn Komus
Community Member
10 months ago

thanks for making sure i won't sleep tonight!... lol

Amber Cook
Community Member
10 months ago

That just freaks me the hell out! My brother got big by a small black rabid bat when he was a baby. I watched it happen ( I was 4) and I've had the worst aversion to them since!

Makayla Rhodes
Community Member
10 months ago

That thing is huge

StinkyMonkey
Community Member
10 months ago

This picture is really misleading, they're not nearly as big as the forced perspective makes this one look. They don't usually grow taller than 23 cm.

Cecile Desjardins
Community Member
10 months ago

Fabulous

Cecile Desjardins
Community Member
10 months ago

Amazing

Ice cube
Community Member
10 months ago

Real-life sebulba...

Max L.
Community Member
10 months ago

This dude looks a mangalorian from the fifth element

Allen Lavine
Community Member
10 months ago

That's from jeepers creepers

Panda with Heart
Community Member
10 months ago

That is massive

Talia
Community Member
10 months ago

Straight out of Bloodborne

MsLou
Community Member
10 months ago

Its face reminds me of a camel

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
10 months ago

Reminds me of Coraline

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
10 months ago

oh wow.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
10 months ago

Never heard of the brown m&m character.

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David Jeu
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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sarahmcgphoto Report

Ani Archeron
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10 months ago

yet another darker-than-it-seems children's rhyme to add to the list ...

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Untitled_Goose_Man
Community Member
10 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)
Community Member
10 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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pei meow
Community Member
10 months ago

Ooh interesting

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SlTHBARNES Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
10 months ago

I can't believe Mark Hamill was that naive.

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Hans
Community Member
10 months ago

Here we go again...

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