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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I Thought I Knew Dogs Until I Learned These 20 Little Known Facts. They’re All Amazing.

Through out history man has always had a trusty companion by his site, a creature so attached to us it’s called man’s best friend. I’m speaking of dogs of course, but how much do you know about our four legged friends? You probably know they go “woof” and love to chew on bones, but I’m sure you didn’t know most of these crazy facts about dogs:

1) Stray dogs in Russia have figured out how to use the subway system in order to travel to more populated areas in search of food.

2) Dogs don’t enjoy being hugged as much as humans and primates do. Canines interpret putting a limb over another animal as a sign of dominance.

3) Two stray dogs in Afghanistan saved 50 American soliders. A Facebook group raised $21,000 to bring the dogs back to the US and reunite them with the soldiers.

4) “A day in the Life” by The Beatles has an extra high-pitched whistle, audible only to dogs. It was recorded by Paul McCartney for the enjoyment of his Shetland sheepdog.

5) This cute dog, Nesbit, earned over one million Delta airline miles in his life and even had his own frequent flier card.

6) One of Michael VickÆs former fighting dogs, Leo, went on to be a therapy dog who comforted dying children.

7) Service dogs are trained to know when they are on duty. When their harness is on, they know it’s business time. When you take it off, the pups immediately become playful and energetic.

8) Tiger Woods stuttered as a child and used to talk to his dog until he fell asleep in an effort to get rid of it.

9) Seeing eye dogs pee and poo on command so that their owners can clean up after them. Male dogs are also trained to do their business without lifting their leg.

10) In ancient China, an emperor’s last line of defense was a small Pekingese dog literally hidden up his sleeve.

11) When Lord Byron was informed that his dog was not allowed to come with him to Cambridge Trinity College, he retaliated by bringing a bear instead.

12) During the 1860s, in San Francisco, two stray dogs who were best friends became local celebrities. Their exploits were celebrated in local papers and they were granted immunity from the city’s dog catchers.

13) There is this crazy dog-shaped building in New Zealand.

14) This dog, Naki’o, lost all of his legs to frostbite in Colorado, but now has four prosthetic legs and can run around like normal.

15) The wetness of a dog’s nose is essential for determining what direction a smell is coming from.

16) Hyenas aren’t actually dogs. They are more closely related to cats.

17) Spiked dog collars were invented by the ancient Greeks and were originally designed to protect dogs throats from wolf attacks.

18) Baks the blind boxer has a seeing eye goose named Buttons. Buttons the four-year-old goose leads her pup around everywhere either by hanging onto him with her neck, or by honking to tell him which way to go.

19) Frito Feet is the name of the phenomenon in which the bacteria on a dog’s paws cause them to smell like corn chips. Because a dog’s feet are in constant contact with the ground, they pick up tons of microorganisms in their paws. When dogs cool off by sweating through the pads of their feet, the combo of moisture and bacteria releases a nutty, popcorn-like aroma.

20) Dogs drink water by using forming the back of their tongue into a mini cup.

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