Even if you think you learned quite a bit growing up, chances are that you didn’t learn absolutely everything you should have?
But when you do get a little bit older, it can be depressing to see exactly how much information you missed out on.
That’s why being curious is always important!
Twitter users shared their thoughts about what information they think all of us SHOULD HAVE learned growing up.
Let’s see what they had to say.
1. Trying to live in the present.
But it sure is hard!
No matter how fast our brain can process information, it can never be fast enough to experience the actual present moment. Everything we experience is in the past.
— bioethics402 (@jacob_dahlke) January 28, 2020
2. They are very interesting.
And they’re great on pizza!
In DNA, mushrooms are more similar to animals than they are to plants.
— tabitha (@_____tabitha) January 28, 2020
3. Not her real name.
My Lady Lisa.
‘Mona Lisa’ is not her real name! Her name is Lisa Gherardini. Her husband Francesco Del Giocondo commissioned the work and called it ‘My Lady Lisa’ which translates to Mona Lisa. pic.twitter.com/hS0CcjuYEd
— Museum Facts (@Museum_Facts) March 5, 2018
4. I had no idea!
Not sure how I’ll use that info…
I was today years old when I learned that an ampersand (&) is a ligature for the word ‘et’ pic.twitter.com/3xaXMyhlwP
— Sarah Pappalardo (@yourpappalardo) January 31, 2020
5. Mind-blowing, isn’t it?
Crazy to think about…
We live closer to when T. Rex lived than T. Rex did to when Stegosaurus lived. https://t.co/f4UVS5dh10
— Josh (@joshnorthsouth) January 28, 2020
6. Whoa! Really?
That’s pretty cool.
Salvador Dali designed the wrapper for Chupa Chups.
— Oonagh (@Okeating) January 28, 2020
7. Add it up.
And break it down.
A million seconds is 12 days
A billion seconds is 31 years
— Dr. M (@MaaloufMD) January 28, 2020
8. Anything pizza-related is useful.
Don’t you think?
Here’s a useful counterintuitive fact: one 18 inch pizza has more ‘pizza’ than two 12 inch pizzas pic.twitter.com/hePSpG0pJs
— Fermat’s Library (@fermatslibrary) January 7, 2019
9. For your safety.
And the safety of your children.
At this moment it’s that the glands on your areola secrete oil that smells like your amniotic fluid that serves to help comfort your child during breastfeeding after they are born. So they know who is Mom, who is home. Who is safe 🤗💜❤️
— Lena G. (@LenaInMN) January 28, 2020
10. That is wild.
Smart little chickens.
Chickens can recognize up to 30 distinct human faces.
— Sunny Hostin (@sunny) January 28, 2020
11. Wrap your head around it.
Mother Nature is something else, I’ll tell ya…
If the sun were to explode, it would take us 8 minutes and 20 seconds to know it happened.
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) September 25, 2018
12. I just learned this recently.
Father and daughter.
I was today years old when I realized American Gothic depicts a farmer and his daughter, not his wife. pic.twitter.com/k4fAHQfHfg
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) April 30, 2020
13. I did not know that!
And there you have it!
The anus is the first part of the body to form in the womb.
— What The F*** Facts (@WhatTheFFacts) May 2, 2014
What are some interesting facts that you learned later on in life that you wish you had learned?
Talk to us in the comments!
We look forward to hearing from you!