As I get more removed from high school, I’m having a hard time remembering anything that really stuck out and made an impact on me.
I had a few decent classes here and there, but I feel like a lot of things just went in one ear and out the other.
But you can always keep learning, right!
Of course, you can!
So dig into these interesting facts that Twitter users shared that they think we all should have learned in school.
1. Cough, cough.
That’s pretty strange…
— RFXOB (@rfxob) January 28, 2020
2. Richest person of all time.
Rollin’ in the cash…or whatever they had back then.
Richest person to ever walk the face of the Earth was Musa I of Mali.He had an estimated net value of 400Billion US$ pic.twitter.com/OUubtYp0AK
— Museum Facts (@Museum_Facts) June 11, 2016
3. Doesn’t sound very pleasant.
But it is what it is.
Flamingos can drink boiling water
— Rich (@terpityderpity) January 28, 2020
4. Just in case…
You never know who you’re drinking with.
The act of touching glasses to cheers comes from medieval suspicions of poisoning each other, so youd slam mugs together to spill each others drinks into your own to show trust you werent trying to kill them. Europeans man…
— james beard (@beardjam) January 28, 2020
5. Quite a journey.
Think about that!
When you look at a flower, some of the photons that entered your eye just ended a 100,000-year journey from the center of the sun.
Nobody else sees them.
10% of THOSE will give up their energy to cause a chemical reaction that—literally—makes them a part of you. https://t.co/LK339c4jym
— ➖Dustin Miller➖ (@spdustin) January 28, 2020
6. A huge population.
And a ton of kiddos.
There are more children in California than people in Iowa.
— Margaret 🗽 (@MargaretMorneau) January 28, 2020
7. Sign your name here.
Her poems are still being sold…
The first ever human being to sign her name to her writings was Enheduanna, High Priestess of Inanna and Nanna. She was the daughter of King Sargon of Akkad. She lived in Ur, Sumeria. The city mentioned in the Bible.
So she is the oldest poet who’s poems are still being sold.
— Stefaan De Wasch (@Erulin) January 29, 2020
8. This is so cool!
Never heard that before.
The staircases in medieval castles were always round with occasional uneven stair heights. This was to make it harder for an attacker coming up the stairs to draw their sword and cause trips and falls.
— Amanda Krupa, MSc (@AmandaKrupa) June 24, 2020
9. Love charm.
That makes sense.
The vertical indentation in the middle area of the upper lip is called the philtrum, which in Greek means “love charm” pic.twitter.com/xapVYKB15c
— Timothy Danger Monkey (@tdm_now) January 28, 2020
10. Common names.
It’s not John Smith, sorry.
Muhammad is statistically the most common first name on the planet while Wang is the most common last name on the planet. But I still haven’t met anyone named Muhammad Wang.
— So There I Was… (@HercNav130) January 28, 2020
11. Elephant funerals.
They are majestic beasts.
Elephants are the only animals other than humans who have something like funerals. They cover the dead elephant gently with leaves and branches, then stand around in a circle for hours making sad noises.
— 🌹Saffi ✡️ (@SaffiEriksdottr) January 28, 2020
12. Give it a shot.
It might work for you.
The Phenomena: “The Doorway Effect”
When you forget the reason you enter a different room.
To retrieve the reason, walk backwards w/o turning around.
It can trigger the memory.
— CK (@la_natif) January 28, 2020
How about you?
Do you have some fascinating knowledge that you learned outside of school that you think should have been taught in your classes?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know what you think!