By Fran Rattle
This article is exclusive to the Online Edition 8 of VARSITY.
“You learn something new everyday”. We never really took this quote seriously when we were younger, but with the recent trend on social media, people are discovering the wildest things that they never knew before.
Here is a compilation of interesting tweets where people were “today years old” when they figured something out that’s crazy enough to share with everyone on social media:
I was today years old when I realized the Krusty Krab was a crab trap ??♀️ pic.twitter.com/C0ZMOwJPMr
— Aspen Sipes (@Aspen_Sipes98) June 11, 2018
Nothing is better than discovering that your favourite childhood cartoon has been well thought out. Figuring out that the Krusty Krab is actually a crab trap makes the already amazing cartoon even better!
i just found out that the division symbol (÷) is just a blank fraction with dots replacing the numerator and denominator. oh my god.
— abdul (@Advil) September 11, 2017
There are many things in life that we just never question, one of these things being symbols. Who looks at a divide symbol and thinks, “I wonder why someone came up with this?”. Well now we all know!
I was today years old when I found out that the first episode of a show is called “pilot” because it’s the first time they are on air!
— Delilah ? (@lilah_16) June 17, 2018
Another thing we don’t really question is words and how lexicographers came up with them to define certain things. This one is genius in the way the common name of a “pilot” episode resembles real life pilots who gets planes in the air!
I was today years old when I found out when someone says “hold your horses” they’re telling me to be stable
— JOHN SNOW (@JIGGAA_) June 13, 2018
You get it? Because horses are held in a stable! And to be stable also means to be calm. This one is pretty straight forward, and definitely my personal favorite.
I was today years old when I found out the phrase is “open says me” not “open sesame”
— Harry (@HarrisonAmazin) May 3, 2018
I refuse to believe that this is true. It will always be “open sesame”. Do not believe everything you hear kids! Even if it is true.
I was today years old when I found out that “club” in club sandwich stands for Chicken Lettuce UNDER Bacon.
Like i don’t know about y’all but I’m shook right now.
— Maddie Rose? (@MaddieRoseRuff) August 29, 2018
If a BLT is “bacon lettuce and tomato” then surely a chicken lettuce and bacon sandwich should be called a CLB? I don’t know about this one, but I feel like the “U” is only in there because it creates a word. Nevertheless, it’s still very clever.
I was today years old when I found out if you’re not there you’re square because you are not “a-round”
— Dominic Shaheen (@DominicShaheen) August 29, 2018
I honestly believed this was just a mindless, funny saying because “there” and “square” rhyme; but honestly, this makes so much more sense.
I was today years old when I learned this https://t.co/F4j4sLBnqM
— Broooooke (@BrooklynMcKart) August 29, 2018
Here’s another word we haven’t really questioned but is quite self-explanatory I would say.
No matter how old you are, finding out new facts is awesome! It can be quite a hilarious and shocking situation to find out that you actually don’t know it all. It often makes you feel like a kid again, making you think back to your childhood and memories you would share with close friends. For example, running around and playing tag. By the way, did you know that “tag” stands for touch-and-go?
Out of all the “today years old” tweets, and memes which ones did you find the most mind blowing? And were you “today years old” when you found any of these out?