10+ People Showed Us Curious Things They Both Luckily and Accidentally Discovered

Curiosities
10 months ago

Each of us has had a moment when we made a discovery that divided our lives into “before” and “after.” The world, and even ordinary items, can hide many secrets that most people aren’t aware of. And we can learn some interesting and intriguing facts almost accidentally, just as we would by scrolling through our social media newsfeeds.

We’re sure that the discoveries made by curious Internet users were not meant to get lost in an endless stream of information. How else would you find out what cool features your oven or bubble bath have?

1. It turns out that silica gel packets aren’t poisonous. They are labeled “do not eat” because they are a choking hazard.

2. “I didn’t know purple bell peppers existed.”

3. Do you know that a bubble bath helps to maintain the water temperature?

4. “I just found out that you can clean the oven window. There is a special opening for it.”

5. It turns out that Viking women’s faces were more masculine than today’s women.

While Viking men’s faces looked more feminine than today’s men, with a less prominent jaw and brow ridges. These ambiguous facial features mean that it is difficult to decide upon a Viking skeleton’s sex based on the skull alone.

6. Did you know deodorant can change colors over time?

“When I had my son in 2017, my husband packed up a bag that ended up going into storage. Now that we are finally going through our stuff, I found that bag of toiletries that included a deodorant stick that was previously white but is now a strange shade of bubblegum pink.”

7. The ATM cash-dispensing sound is just a recording.

8. It turns out that zoos use mirrors in the blocks with flamingos or other birds to make them believe that their flock is larger than it really is.

The problem is that many birds don’t breed very well in small flocks. The illusion of a larger group helps zoos to increase reproduction.

9. “I just learned Legos now come with a tool. When I was a kid, all we had were our fingernails and teeth.”

10. This is what a space shuttle’s toilet looks like.

11. It turns out that the life expectancy of a raccoon in the wild is only 1.8 to 3.1 years.

Captive raccoons have been known to live for more than 20 years.

12. How old were you when you found this out?

Have you made any interesting discoveries recently? Tell us about them in the comments below.

Please note: This article was updated in November 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.

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