Here Are 23 Awesome Things You Didn’t Learn In School. But You’ll Be Glad You Know Them

Posted on Fun 19

Going through school as a child gave each of us a wonderful base of knowledge. Most of you owe all of what you know about reading and arithmetic to your teachers. However, no matter how good your teachers were, they probably didn’t teach you any of this stuff.

Here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know before. (Don’t feel bad though, these are probably things you wouldn’t even dream of considering before today.)

This is how vining plants grow and find support.

bean stalk

Source:  YouTube

This is how an ant walks.

ant walks

Source: Reddit

If a star is devoured by a black hole, this is what it looks like.

black hole

Source: wikipedia

This is how chain links are put together

chains

Source: boingboing

As a cheetah runs, it will rotate its tail to cancel rotational inertia and minimize torque

cheetah runs

Source: forumotion

When dogs drink water, it is much more graceful than it appears

dogs drink water

Source: 9gag

This could be how the Easter Island heads were transported

easter island

Source: scientificamerican

If you cracked an egg underwater, this is what it would look like

egg underwater

Source: YouTube

While in the womb, a human face starts out looking like a misshapen potato

human face

Source: YouTube

When a spring falls, this is what it looks like

falling spring

Source: YouTube

Flying snakes (chrysopelea) exist. You should probably run

Flying snakes

Source: funnyflava

The gas sulphur hexaflouride is much denser than air

sulphur hexaflourideSource: YouTube

This is what happens when you throw boiling water into the air at -40 degrees

hot water

Source: folioolio

This is how a key works

how a key works

Source: gizmodo

This is what happens when a ladybug flies

ladybug

Source: YouTube

Here’s an awesome example of linear momentum to angular momentum transition

momentum

Source: gifbin

There are some octopi that are REALLY good at camouflage

octopus

Source: YouTube

This is a neat trick you can do with some older computer monitors

polarize

Source: gizmag

Delicious Pop-Tarts are made like this

Pop-Tarts

Source: Reddit

This is how big Earth is compared to the largest known star

Earth

Source: pandawhale

The sun doesn’t set during an arctic summer

sun set

Source: huffingtonpost

This is what the Pythagorean theorem (a² + b² = c²) looks like

Pythagorean theorem

Source: 9gag

Snake venom does THIS to blood

Snake venom

Source: YouTube
dogs drink water