That people can think in languages other than my native one.
How Wednesday is spelled.
Spiders have a meaningful and important role in our ecosystem and aren’t just here to terrorize us.
That flying in an airplane is safer than driving a car.
that .999999999999… = 1
Nothing before the big bang, Stephen Hawking said asking what was before is like asking whats north of the north pole. The philosopher in me doesn’t like it.
Tomatoes are a fruit. >:(
It’s estimated that ~86% of species on Earth are still unknown.
Source for those interested. http://www.geek.com/geek-cetera/we-have-only-discovered-14-of-all-species-on-earth-1415995/
That if you don’t have a kid, you’re the first one since your ancestral line started to not reproduce.
ah man I’m gutted I’m late to this party, but if you give a deck of cards a good shuffle into an entirely random order, it is pretty likely that it is the first time in history that any deck of cards has been in that order. When I first heard that my mind was blown.
There are infinite numbers between any 2 numbers.
That everyone else around me has a life just a complex as mine, but to me they are just classmates, friends or strangers walking by on the street.
Wifi/Cellular data/satellite TV… basically anything that takes data signals from the air and reassembles them into pictures. I understand the theory, but it’s still basically magic to me.
How computers work. How can 1’s and 0’s translate into a fucking website I have no idea.
There are perfectly nice, reasonable, intelligent people who disagree with my political opinions.
The pronunciation of ‘gif’.
I think it is wrong that the world is run by an imaginary concept of currency. Somehow if you have enough paper or metal you are worth more than others.
The fact that airplanes can fly.
Cleopatra was alive closer to today than to the building of the pyramids.
or this new one i found recently.
There were still Mammoths alive when the pyramids were being built.
Its just so abstract to me.
My college GPA is near meaningless 2-3 years after I graduated.
Yes it matters for grad school, but not after you finish grad school.
I’m intellectually against the death penalty, because if it turns out the accused was innocent, there’s no going back. But I really want some of those assholes to die, you know?
My parents had sex.
You can get from N.Korea to Finland by going through one country.
“That quotation’s go outside of the period.” Then the next sentence goes right on acting like it doesn’t mind the encroachment. I mind.
That physical objects are mostly empty space, but atomic forces make them feel solid.
After I’m dead, my consciousness will no longer exist.
My mind understands this, but my soul tells me that’s not how it works.
When the sign says Right Lane Closed 1000 yards ahead – the people speeding along in the Right Lane only to merge in at the last moment are… doing the right thing.
Intellectually, I know that the optimal way is for traffic to remain dispersed and zipper merge at the last moment so as to maximize usage of the road.
My lizard brain says “FUCK YOU FUCKERS! YOU SAW THE FUCKING SIGN, YOU KNEW WHAT YOU WERE DOING! YOU FUCKING ROT!”
Air Force One is just any plane with the president and not the name of THE plane.
There are trees alive today that were alive before the pyramids were built. The shit is mind blowing to me.
Affirmative action. I understand why it exists but it just seems wrong to me.