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Sometimes we are so busy in our life, or we just never get the opportunity to learn more about our world and how it works. Someone asked in an online forum, “What is something that blew your mind once you realized it?” Here are some of the most popular answers.

1. Amazing Colleagues

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“Sometimes it is more important to like your colleagues than the actual job. I had sh***y jobs with the most amazing colleagues and had sh***y colleagues and the most amazing job. I’d pick the first every time.”

2. Pablo + Eminem

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“Pablo Picasso and Eminem were both alive at the same time,” a person said.

Another added, “I’d bet a lot of people think Picasso is a Renaissance artist.”

3. Turkeys Roost in Trees

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A user said, “When I was a kid, I was fishing with my dad on a lake, and we saw turkeys crash landing from a few very tall trees along the lake. It was one of the funniest things you’ve ever heard. Just the sound of tumbling mass and gobologoblgobogl.“

4. The Wild Wild West

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“They were colonizing the Wild West at the same time as they were building skyscrapers in Manhattan. I always think of them taking place eighty to a hundred years apart. It’s wild,” a person said.

5. Boiling Water

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One user said, “Nuclear power plants are just steam power plants that use nuclear reactions to heat the water. There’s no fancy magic extracting energy directly from nuclear material. They just boil water and spin a turbine.”

6. All the Ingredients

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“The Romans had copper wire, magnets, and battery acid. They could have invented electricity hundreds of years before it was actually discovered. But they didn’t. The wire was used for jewelry, the magnets as lodestones, and the battery acid was used to clean the rust off of swords,” one user offered.

7. Poisonous Dart Frogs

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Someone said, “Poison dart frogs aren’t poisonous in captivity. I own five of them, and anytime I tell someone I own some, I always get, “Do you ever lick them” or “Can you go kill someone with them” But yeah, they get their poison from what they eat, and all I give them is fruit flies.”

8. The Lungs

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“The lungs are like sponges. I have two lung diseases, and when I first found out and started going to my pulmonologist, he told me this. He said sponges have a lot of cavities; that’s how lungs are. I found it very interesting,” a person said.

9. Fat in the Air

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Somebody said, “When you lose weight, most of it ends up as carbon dioxide, which is exhaled from your lungs.”

10. Being Poor is Expensive

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A user said, “Being poor is very, very, very expensive. Once you have a decent amount of money and no debt, it’s very easy to live super cheaply. Once you have the money to buy things, it’s MUCH easier to say no to those things.”

11. Inner Monologue

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One person said, “When I found out a large percentage of people walk around all day without an inner monologue, it really messed with me. What do you think? What do you think? How do you make decisions?”

12. Shuffled Cards

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Someone said, “That every time you shuffle a deck of cards, it’s extremely likely that no deck of cards in history has ever been in the same order you just shuffled your deck to.”

13. Muscle Movement

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A user said, “It still blows my mind that I can walk without thinking about moving specific muscles. Like, I can just go around thinking dumb thoughts while my body just contracts the necessary muscles to move all these appendages just because I pointed in a direction and thought to go.”

14. Blind

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“That people that are blind from birth don’t see “black” or “nothing,” they see with their eyes what you see with your elbow,” one person replied.

15. Family Matters

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“Urkel. The dude was a downright menace to the Winslows. I know he’s just a nerd that was loveable, but he was definitely stalking Laura and probably trespassed/destroyed more property than any other sitcom character ever,” someone pointed out.

16. Cool to the Touch

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“That when you touch something metal, it feels cold, not because it is cold, but because it conducts heat better than your hand. The cold sensation is heat being drawn away from your body by the metal,” a user said.

17. Change is Constant

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A user said, “Matter and energy can be changed, but it is never destroyed. It is just changed. The second law of thermodynamics states that, within any system, nothing ever remains the same. Change is constant.”

10 Obvious Warning Signs Someone Only Thinks About Themself

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It’s a hard truth that we can only trust some people we meet. Unfortunately, some only really have their own interests at heart. One person asks on a popular online forum, what is a sign that someone is selfish? Here are the top responses shared. 10 Obvious Warning Signs Someone Only Thinks About Themself

15 Things Attractive People Can Get Away With That Others Can’t

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Have you looked out into a crowd and thought, “Wow, That person is so beautiful!” Maybe you’ve noticed that the same type of person gets their coffee paid for them in the morning by a stranger, or the door held open only for it to slam shut in your face? Here are 15 things people think attractive people are able to get away with because of their looks. 15 Things Attractive People Can Get Away With That Others Can’t

10 Things People Have Done To Create a Better Version of Themself

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Sometimes it can be hard to know what next step you can take to best further your personal growth. One person asked on a popular online forum if others would share what things they either changed or started to do that helped them become better versions of themselves. Here are some of the best answers. 10 Things People Have Done To Create a Better Version of Themself

15 Non-Romantic Things Your Ex Use To Do That You Miss Now

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Breakups are hard. After some time has passed, things seemingly get easier, but there still may be small gestures of love and appreciation that your ex used to do for you that you find yourself missing. A recent internet poll asked people to name some non-romantic things an ex used to do that you now miss. Here are some of the most popular answers. 15 Non-Romantic Things Your Ex Use To Do That You Miss Now

10 Important Lessons Millennials Have Learned and Want You To Know About

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The advice and experience of those ahead of us in age can be truly invaluable. And each decade of a person’s life brings new understandings and advice to share. One person asked on a popular online forum, what valuable lessons have you learned after turning thirty and up? 10 Important Lessons Millennials Have Learned and Want You To Know About

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