19 Images That’ll Teach You Some Cool Things About The World Around You

Even if you’re a full-grown adult with a degree, job experience, or a family under your belt, you don’t know everything there is to know about this world. As we get older, we should realize how little each of us knows (and how small we truly are in the world).

Did you know…

1. This is how people collect lava?

Fun fact: If you fall in a pool of lava, you will not sink into it. The density of lava is three times greater than a human body and between a hundred thousand to a million times more viscous than water.

2. This is how refraction works?

3. This is how puffer fish deflate?

Fun Fact: Dolphins like to get high off of puffer fish toxin.

4. How dolls get their eyes?

5. How camouflage helmets are painted?

Fun fact: It is illegal for anyone, even children, to wear camouflage clothing of any kind in Barbados.

6. How pelicans eat?

7. What happens in your toilet when you flush?

Fun fact: It wasn’t until the 1930s that production techniques improved to the point where toilet paper could be advertised as “splinter-free.”

8. How a VCR really worked?

9. Exactly how the Pythagorean theorem works?

Fun fact: The Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz got the Pythagorean theorem wrong after the Wizard gave him his diploma.

10. That cameras can auto-stabilize like this?

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11. What happens inside a mother’s body during a pregnancy?

Fun fact: MTV’s 16 and Pregnant has been linked to a decrease in teen pregnancies.

12. What movies look like before adding CGI?

13. What the world looks like to someone who is color-blind?

Fun fact: After making 1.4 billion crayons, the senior crayon maker for Crayola admitted he was color-blind.

14. How waffle fries are really made?

15. What swallowing looks like on the inside?

Fun fact: NASA cannot bring birds into space because they need gravity to swallow.

16. How big the sun really is?

17. What NFL players feel on EVERY SINGLE HIT?

18. What oysters really do for our oceans?

19. What a self-driving intersection would look like?

Fun fact: Google’s self-driving cars have an “Aggressive” mode.

(via BuzzFeed)

…Yep, the world really is an interesting place (and I know nothing about it).

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We All Love These Pixar Films, But Have You Ever Noticed What They’re Hiding?

Say what you want about life imitating art, but you really can’t argue with the fact that art imitates itself every now and again. Just ask the creators over at Pixar. You’ve probably seen most of their movies, but did you know that some of their most popular films pay homage to the greats of cinema past?

Movies like Toy Story, Up, and The Incredibles are filled to the brim with references to some of the most beloved films of all time.

The parallels might not be obvious at first, but looking at the productions with a discerning eye reveals the level of influence that these revered blockbusters have had on Pixar’s greatest hits over the years.

After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

To see more of these parallels in action, check this out:

(via Design Taxi)

Pretty amazing, right? It’s easy to watch Pixar movies with idle, cartoon-loving eyes, but the next time they roll out another classic, be on the lookout for allusions to your favorite cinematic standbys.

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