20 Tweets Where Someone Was Today Years Old When They Discovered Something

Ashley Hunte
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There's so much to learn in this world. Too much, in fact. To the point where really simple things we should've known years ago, end up slipping through the cracks.

I love it when people tweet the random things they just learned. We really are all today years old, aren't we.

Wait, what?

Nic Cage changed his name to distance himself from the Coppola family, but apparently he chose Cage because of Luke Cage and composer John Cage? Wild.

A very useful feature too!

If you aren't lucky enough to have more than one computer monitor, this works. I... actually knew about it for a while, but never really used it.

The truth is, they aren't all purple.

The eggplants we usually see here are a lot bigger and, well, eggplant-colored. But they got their name because their relatives literally look like eggs.

The 12 Days of Christmas get more and more mysterious every day...

Apparently, a colly bird is a small blackbird. I... guess that would make sense?

And they both do very similar things...

Was this intentional, and it just flew over our heads all these years? I bet there are people out there all like "duh, everyone knew that." But, not everyone knew that...

Suddenly, math makes sense.

I actually did know this! But... I learned it a few months ago, so I'm not really that much further ahead. Still, math suddenly got a whole lot easier. I'm amazed they didn't teach this to us in school.

It is, in fact, an acronym.

I feel like this was common knowledge when people first started using the term Bae all those years ago, but I guess people either forgot, or never knew in the first place...

Those are... two very different people.

I don't know who needed to hear this today, but... Michael Myers from the Halloween series and Mike Myers the actor are, in fact, not the same person.

The writer's favorite tool.

Similarly, the en dash is called that because it's the width of a capital N (or, like, it's supposed to be). And yet, no one can figure out how to use them correctly.

Just reading this one is making me sweat.

I don't know why you'd want to combine dates and hot peppers in one dish, but I guess sometimes you (and your toilet) learn the hard way why some foods don't go together.

Because he's a crab. It all makes sense!

I'm glad I'm not the only one just cluing into this now. To be fair, though, how many of us have actually seen crab traps? I'm guessing not many.

Slack users rise up!

Apparently, it's true! Here I was thinking it meant something about slacking off, which wouldn't even make sense since it's an application for workplace communication.

That's so useful!

I also didn't know this was a thing. Man, when I was a kid, teachers would always talk about how we wouldn't have calculators with us in the real world. Now look at us.

I was today years old when I learned what "swither" meant!

Apparently, it means to be indecisive. I swear, it's like Scottish people have a language of their own.

And here I was writing "degree" like a fool.

I'm sure there are going to be people laughing at me for not knowing this, but I was really out here suffering whenever I tried to tell someone what the temperature was outside. I feel like such a fool now.

It definitely isn't who you might think.

This is actually a gif of Robert Redford in the movie Jeremiah Johnson (1972). I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought it was Zach Galifianakis, though.

I'm... oh my gosh?

I'm not gonna lie, that's actually kind of terrifying. Apparently, it's actually wreaking havoc on the poor species. And they can't really figure out why so many koalas have chlamydia. So weird.

Okay, now I'm upset.

I just can't believe I used to think that nursery rhyme was so cute. But no, this little piggy is going to market... to be sold. As food. Kinda freaky when you think about it.

Cars are both heavy and machinery, so.

I did know this, but I also get not knowing it. Like, "heavy machinery" just sounds like cranes and stuff to me, and cars are, like, cars.

It just doesn't work that way.

I mean, you probably could say you're today years old when someone asks you how old you are, but you'll definitely get a lot of weird looks from people.