30 Random Things Twitter Told Us That We Should Have Learned In School

Your teacher, mom, and virtually any adult with a thoughtful mind would never approve of Twitter as a learning tool. And how would they with this whole infinite source of the not-very-serious side of the internet where memes, jokes, and burns are roaming free?

But people are proving them wrong by sharing incredible facts brought to them by Twitter that should have been put in the textbooks. From realizing the symbol “&” is a ligature for the word “et” to finding out that an 18-inch pizza has more of a good thing than two 12-inch pizzas, these are some of the facts that could have been part of my wisdom bank this whole time.

So scroll down, upvote your faves, and after you’re done with this post, check out our previous list of 30 random facts that will make you feel “today years old.”#1 


UberFacts Report161pointsPOST

Truth Monster1 day ago

Fair enough59ReplyView more comments#2 


jasonhickel Report156pointsPOST

hispanic! at the disco1 day ago

And still today, Natives are being harassed by police for protesting there peacefully. Nothing much has changed..98ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 


stephens_ben Report145pointsPOST

Foxxy (The Original)1 day ago

I am just confuzzled.54ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Look, I am not saying we should believe all that Twitter has to offer. But it turns out, the things we were taught at school are not so innocent either. Some facts we still believe to this day are complete myths, and they had better be laid out bare before you become “today years old” to realize they aren’t true.

You probably would place a pretty high bid on the fact that Columbus discovered America. You’re not the only one. A 2005 survey showed that 85% of Americans believed Columbus discovered the continents and only 2% correctly answered that he couldn’t have discovered America because it was already inhabited by Native Americans.#4 


juliamacfarlane Report137pointsPOST

Whitehart1 day ago

Caligula declared victory and his soldiers brought back chests full of seashells as proof.61ReplyView More Replies…View more comments



beardjam Report128pointsPOST

None23 hours ago

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/of-drinks-and-clinks/29ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 


sparkleyflowers Report123pointsPOST

hispanic! at the disco1 day ago

I wish people could do that70ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Another fact which turns out to be a myth is the tongue map idea, which suggests that different parts of our tongues identify different kinds of tastes. However, the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste stated that “the locations of those taste buds aren’t in accordance with the ‘tongue map.’” And even if taste buds are indeed receptive to certain types of tastes, the difference in reality is tiny.

You’ve probably heard how Einstein failed math in school and was not an A student in general. It turns out, the only exam he failed was an entrance test to the Zurich Polytechnic he had to take in French, which he didn’t speak well at the time.#7 


thesahilshah Report122pointsPOST

Gareth Graham1 day ago

The London Underground maintain several stations that trains never use. They are reserved for TV and movie locations so as not to close down functioning stations88ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 


MyWayOrGreenway Report115pointsPOST

WilvanderHeijden1 day ago

Printer ink can cost up to $5000 per 1 liter. (0.26 US Gallon)29ReplyView More Replies…View more comments



amaranamara Report103pointsPOST

Shelp1 day ago

One more reason not to display babyb skulls in your house94ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#10 


WECAN_INTL Report101pointsPOST

స్టీఫెన్ ఆండ్రూ1 day ago(edited)

Let’s just ignore the human rights abuses suffered by the Nepali minority group…49ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#11 


Okeating Report97pointsPOST

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi19 hours ago

Read a funny story about him. He used to pay meals with checks. People didn’t cash them cause Dali’s signature was more worthy than the pay, so he got many free meals doing so. Not sure if its true, but like this story.26ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 


spdustin Report93pointsPOST

hispanic! at the disco1 day ago

Well aren’t we all special.25ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#13 


TimOBrien Report89pointsPOST

Indra Servo1 day ago

Well…there is no internet in 1600s, guys must be bored28ReplyView more comments#14 


_____tabitha Report84pointsPOST

Lil Bare1 day ago

The earth is secretly ruled by mushrooms and cats52ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 


minutephysics Report82pointsPOST

chi-wei shen1 day ago

A small group of wooly mammoth existed on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean until about 2000 B.C.26ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#16 


Museum_Facts Report82pointsPOST

Mishte Tine1 day ago

She’s also small and behind a ton of protection. She’s beyond amazing.19ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#17 


yourpappalardo Report80pointsPOST

Shelp1 day ago

…which is perfectly logical if you have French or Latin as your first language34ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 


AnikaNoniRose Report80pointsPOST

Martti Laurson1 day ago

I’m in Estonia, so I’m good85ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#19 


joshnorthsouth Report76pointsPOST


It is hard to imagine millions of years—-19ReplyView more comments#20 


jacob_dahlke Report72pointsPOST

Tom Hardeveld1 day ago

I used to know this…78ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#21 


LenaInMN Report72pointsPOST

Saurin Apriliawan23 hours ago

My identical twin cousin just told me that, although wearing exactly the same clothes and has quite similar voice, their toddlers can still tell them apart.21ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#22 


MaaloufMD Report69pointsPOST

Aisha Boudy1 day ago

Googol Plex (it’s a number) is so large that if u wrote each of its zeros on separate atoms in the universe, there won’t be enough space to finish writing all the zeros.19ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#23 


fermatslibrary Report66pointsPOST

Tiny Dynamine1 day ago

Did you know you can get free extra pizza slices if you cut your pizza into 8 pieces instead of 6? 😉17ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#24 


sunny Report62pointsPOST

Daniel Lewis21 hours ago

How many indistinct human faces can they recognize?28ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 


ThatEricAlper Report58pointsPOST

Gareth Graham1 day ago

Amy Schumer time travelling again?16ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#26 


WhatTheFFacts Report58pointsPOST

Clare Bond1 day ago

And some people never develop beyond that point !!!239ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 


rfxob Report57pointsPOST

Daniel Lewis20 hours ago

Because humans polluted the water.29ReplyView more comments#28 


UberFacts Report55pointsPOST

giovanna1 day ago

Well I guess it would be useless to know anyway 😬47ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 


Museum_Facts Report51pointsPOST

WilvanderHeijden1 day ago

Eat your heart out Jeff Bezos with your meager $178.1Billion…33ReplyView more comments#30 


terpityderpity Report51pointsPOST

Martti Laurson1 day ago

Just wondering where would a flamingo get boiling water?57ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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Liucija Adomaite is a creative mind with years of experience in copywriting. She has a dynamic set of experiences from culture, advertising, academia, and journalism. Liucija received her Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Leiden University. Before that, she studied at Goldsmiths, University of London which is famous for its progressive vision on contemporary cultures. She has set out on a journey to investigate the ways in which we communicate ideas on a large scale. Her current mission is to find a magic formula for how to make ideas, news, and other such things spread like a virus. Read more »

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