Have you ever had an "aha moment" about something you should have already known? These people have. If you're curious to find out what you need to learn at a young age to avoid making an embarrassing mistake in adulthood, then keep reading! These stories are all about things everyone should know
- 14 VOTES
They Thought Walnut Wood Was Made Of Actual Walnuts
From Redditor u/livid54:
I don't know why but whenever someone mentioned that a piece of furniture (or often the dashboard of a nice car) was walnut, I kind of thought they meant the nut and shells all mashed up and smoothened and I wondered how they did it. Then, in my thirties, I realised they probably make it from the tree. Felt like a right walnut that day.
- 24 VOTES
They Didn't Believe In Narwhals
From Redditor u/ArtemisArt:
That narwhals were real. I genuinely thought they were myths until I saw them on a David Attenborough documentary.
- 34 VOTES
They Never Questioned Whether The Word "Gullible" Was In The Dictionary
From Redditor u/demolitiondubz:
My dad once told me that the word "gullible" isn't in the dictionary. 18 years later, I got the joke.
- 43 VOTES
They Didn't Know Milk Curdles And Bread Gets Moldy
From Redditor u/Trugem6:
Until I was 19 and away at college I did not know that milk curdles or bread molds. I grew up in a family of 8 and we went through that stuff so fast.
- 53 VOTES
They Didn't Understand The Concept Of Pickling
From Redditor u/MalevolentPumpkin67:
Pickles are pickled things. Like - you can pickle onions and eggs. Gherkins are pickled cucumbers, they’re not just pickles.
- 66 VOTES
They Thought A Popular Saying Was Very Different Than It Actually Is
From Redditor u/um8medoit:
I was deep into my teens when I realized it’s “make ends meet” instead of “make end’s meat”. I always visualized it as procuring the last bit of food you could in tough times. Wrong!