The word “fun fact” is often a misnomer because there are SO many facts and honestly, most of them are a bummer. But some weird realizations about the world around us can be a downright delight.
Here are just a few of the fun facts that people of Twitter learned when they were today years old.
15. Pew pew pew!
Surprise and confuse your friends with disposable income!
I was today years old when I learned an iPhone user can text another iPhone user the words pew pew and it will send lasers.
— Jen (@brokemycoccyx) April 8, 2020
14. Can you handle it?
And here I’ve just been screaming at them and hoping that will help somehow.
I was today years old when I found out screwdriver handles are designed to put a wrench on it to help loosen tight screws. 😯 pic.twitter.com/63aRG1SspO
— Mark Summers (@markysumm) May 12, 2020
13. Ten out of ten
Now THAT is some old timey slang.
I was today years old when I realized that calling someone a dime means you’re calling them a 10
— foreign (@foreignfrnd) August 20, 2018
12. Divide and conquer
I now know one and exactly one thing about math.
I just found out that the division symbol (÷) is a blank fraction with dots replacing the numbers and I AM SHOOK
— Kaylo Ren (@kwizzle123) September 9, 2017
11. Population shifts
It’s actually even crazier than that, you could knock out about 50% of California counties and STILL have slightly more people.
i was today years old when i found out california has a bigger population than canada
— jay (@JayWalkr) August 29, 2018
10. Hold still
The looks on their faces. Pure betrayal. Pure confusion.
I was today years old when I found out how they X-ray small children and I can’t stop laughing😭😭 pic.twitter.com/iYp5QQkUqg
— Jordan (@Jordan_Coombe) April 29, 2019
9. Would you look at the time
Ok but like that sounds like a lot of work.
i was today years old when i realized the clock icon on the iphone also gives you the time — ie it moves
— Monica Lewinsky (she/her) (@MonicaLewinsky) November 22, 2019
8. The shape of things
And it’s probably softer than the physical one I’ve go.
I was today years old when I realized the word bed is shaped like a bed
— Ariel Rabinowitz (@RabinowitzAriel) November 15, 2018
7. The right direction
I think I learned this when I got my license. Super useful, especially when you’re in a rental.
I was today years old when I found out that the gas tank icon on your car's dashboard has an arrow beside it that shows you which side of the car the gas tank is on.😳 pic.twitter.com/WWsOV3egNF
— Ms. V 🌹 (@VickiSherlock) October 15, 2020
6. The eff word
You shall stifle us no longer, autocorrect.
I was today years old when I learned that adding "fucking" to your contacts dodges autocorrect and my life is at least 10% improved by this. https://t.co/W3erpOcuL8
— Maggie Smith (@maggiesmithpoet) October 10, 2020
I don’t know if this is accurate etymologically speaking but it seems right.
I was today years old when I found out when someone says “hold your horses” they’re telling me to be stable
— Darcy Dingman (@darcy_dingman) May 30, 2018
4. Pique your interest
Let’s just put a pin in that for now.
I just realized the reason it's called Pinterest… Because you pin your interests!!!!
— Douidy-Bird (@irish_girl_1029) December 11, 2015
3. Holding it together
Yeah, we get that.
I was today years old when I found out the "L" in "Staples" in really a half open staple pic.twitter.com/AmDFYOBJIr
— toaogtcs (@gabrielalvper) June 17, 2018
2. Yes, and
And *I* just learned the word “ligature,” which means “a thing used for tying or binding something tightly; a slur or a tie.”
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
1. Love me Tinder
Don’t mind me, just going to see an old flame.
I was today years old when I realized the Tinder logo is a flame because you get matches
— Today Years Old (@todayyearsoldig) November 10, 2018
I was today years old when I learned most of those things. I wonder what I might learn when I’m tomorrow years old…
What fun facts would you like to share with the class?
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