Obvious Things That People Are Just Finding Out Now

We’ve all had those “aha!” moments when something finally clicks and we have what we consider to be a major discovery, only to learn that everyone else has known it all along. A Reddit post has people revealing these moments by asking, “What really obvious thing have you only just realized?”

Nearly 10-thousand responses have come in so far and these are some of the best:

  • "How the American bail system works. I thought it was a sum of money you paid to avoid jail. I was surprised when I realized you get the money BACK if you show up for your trial."
  • “When I was 15 I realized rice isn’t pasta chopped in small pieces”
  • "I recently learned that goodbye is a shortened form of 'God Be With You,' which people in Ye Olde England would say to each other."
  • "I was a 20-something regular cannabis user struggling to clean my pipe when I finally realized that that's what pipe cleaners are for. Those fuzzy bendable tubes weren't just for childhood crafts."
  • "Water towers are for water pressure, not just a town putting its name on a tank and saying, 'Hey, look how much dang water WE have.'"
  • "My 21-year-old cousin just realized he is mildly allergic to peanut butter and has been his whole life. Until now, he had assumed EVERYONE'S throat closed up a little while eating a PB&J sandwich, but they just fought through it."
  • "In my high school science class, we were watching a video and it was then that I realized reindeer are, in fact, real creatures and not just mythical beings for the purpose of pulling Santa’s sled."
  • "I was at least 50 when I learned that the little piggy who went to market wasn’t going shopping."
  • "That the 'Mad' in Mad Men meant 'Madison Avenue.'"
  • "I was 50. 50 F-ING YEARS OLD when I learned that bats are not, in fact, blind."
  • "That it’s called metal because it’s harder than rock (music)."
  • "That the best time to start saving for my future really was all those years ago."

Source: Reddit

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