Reindeers are real animals, not fictional creatures that ride along with Santa.
I learned that ponies aren't baby horses.
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I lived most of my life believing that there were specific socks for your left and right feet.
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I legitimately believed in Santa the easter bunny & the tooth fairy until I was 12.
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I thought “bazooka” was a bad word until I was a teenager.
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I was 18 when I figured that my birthday is June 25 and not July 25. Yeah I know. Don't ask.
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That chocolate milk does not in fact come from brown cows. My dad told me this when I was five. I believed him until I was fifteen.
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I learned to read and write before being able to tie my shoes alone.
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Someone I know realized that lambs are just baby sheep and not a different animal at age 14.
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It took me 21 years to realize that pumpkin pie is actually made with real pumpkins. Blond moment of the day goes to me.
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Watermelons don't grow on trees. Aged 17, while holidaying in Turkey.
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I thought the crust of a slice of bread was the healthiest part of it. This went on until I was 14.
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Last year I learned chips were made of potatoes. I guess I never really thought about potato chips.
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I didn't realize until I was 19 that the buttons for the elevator determine which direction you want to go in.
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I thought the world was actually black and white when there were black and white shows.
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That each month has the same number of days every year (feb. Excluded). I thought they alter every year between 31 and 30. It wasn't until my mid 20s, when i learned the difference. My gf gave me a photo calendar. And the next year she asked me, why i don't use it anymore. "Why would I use a calendar with a wrong number of days?!"
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It is not illegal to turn on the little light in the car, at night while driving.
I'm 29 and just realized this recently...
Thanks, mom and dad.
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What chromosomes were... I knew we had 23 chromosome pairs. But I figured one set of them existed somewhere in the body. Didn't know where, just thought we had those 46 chromosomes sitting around somewhere. Was an absolute mindfu*k when I found out they exist in every cell. I was about 15.
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Found out at like 7 or 8 that I was not actually engaged to my neighbor's son who was the same age as me, just cause our parents made jokes about us being married someday.
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I was 20 when I learned that white meat and dark meat come from the same chicken.
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I live in England, but was convinced that I lived in the USA until I was about 15. Growing up I was bombarded with American TV, film, and movies, I spoke English, and I went on holiday to Florida regularly. I didn't know the difference between England and New England, and since I knew I lived in the 'Northeast,' I fully thought I lived between Washington, DC, and New York. It didn't click until I went to New York and it took an eight-hour airplane ride instead of an hour drive.
I was fu*king dumb as a kid.
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My dad told me when I was a kid that my glow in the dark necklace was made out of kryptonite, probably just to make it like... seem cool. I thought kryptonite was what made things glow. I learned at 12 that it's a fictional substance when I told my teacher that we'd bought "kryptonite paint" at the hobby store.
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It took me 14 years to learn my parents real name. I knew their first names but one day I heard someone call my dad a name I'd never heard before and I was so bamboozled. I asked them and as it turns out, I'm not a good son.
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I learned that mice can climb stairs. We once had mice growing up when I was 5 or 6 and to ease my worries going to bed that night, my parents told me they can’t climb steps with their small feet.
Cue a very embarrassed and terrified 13 y/o me when catching one on the stairs of the basement years later and realizing how stupid I was.
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I was 20 before before I realized garbage men worked more than the one day a week they picked up my garbage. I really just thought they picked up all the garbage in the city on one day. It wasn't until I was at my cousins house, who only lived like 4 blocks away, and he was putting out the garbage on the wrong day I asked why he was putting the garbage out a few days early. It just had never crossed my mind until that day.
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