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Today I learned...

Today I learned...
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While we’d all like to think that we’re generally knowledgeable, sometimes life throws a curveball at us. When you least expect it, you hear something that you can’t believe you didn’t know before, something you didn’t know until you were today years old. You know what they say – you learn something new every day!

For the people below, their blissful ignorance was shattered and minds were blown by what they recently learned when they were today years old. How many surprised you?

Is there a doggie tooth fairy?

Is there a doggie tooth fairy?
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“I was today years old when I found out puppies lose their teeth like humans do…” —via reddit.com/r/Zynon

Best comment award: “They usually eat them.” —via reddit/todayyearsold/PoglaTheGrate

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Not spooky at all…

Not spooky at all…
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“Mum just woke me up to tell me flames don’t have shadows. I can’t sleep now.” —via pinterest.com/pin/todayyearsold

If you knew that one, check to see if you know these other 25 science facts you never learned in school.

Life-saving tip!

Life-saving tip!
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“I was today years old when I learned you can use mayonnaise to get rid of water stains on wooden coffee tables. It’s like new!”—via twitter.com/u/@MrPaulBae

So simple, yet so allusive

So simple, yet so allusive
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“It took me 16 whole years to realise that ‘st’ in 1st, the ‘nd’ in 2nd and the ‘rd’ in 3rd is because its THE LAST 2 LETTERS OF THE WORDS.” —via pinterest.com/pin/todaysyearsold

Not the duck we know and love?

Not the duck we know and love?
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“TIL (Today I learned) Donald Duck is an extremely popular pop-icon in Germany, where you can buy his comics at most newsstands. In their version, Donald uses a highly sophisticated level of language and ‘many Germans credit him with having initiated them into the language of the literary classics.’” —via reddit/todayyearsold/Priamosish

Here are 65 books everyone should read before they die.

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Scrub or snack?

Scrub or snack?
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“I was today years old when I learned that loofahs are actually the innards of a gourd.” —via twitter/u/@calvinstowell

Here’s why dermatologists don’t use loofahs – and you shouldn’t either.

The Princess and the frog…tongue?

The Princess and the frog…tongue?
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“Did you know that a frog’s tongue is attached to the front of their mouths, not at the back like ours? A frog’s tongue is also 10 times softer than our tongues and is sticky because of the saliva.”—via twitter.com/u/@dacia92

Sometimes the animals we think we know the best surprise us! Learn these 45 fun facts about animals that you probably didn’t know before. Maybe add a couple more facts to your list of things you learned at today years old!

The more you know

The more you know
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“I was today years old when I found out the Hollywood sign used to say Hollywoodland…” —via twitter.com/u/@cloudlyzette

That’s not not clever

That’s not not clever
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“I was today years old when I discovered that the ‘Drafts’ icon in Mail app is a template for a paper plane; the same one that’s used in the icon underneath for ‘Sent.’” —via twitter.com/u/@JPEGuin

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