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The ‘obvious’ things that people only realized

“You have to rub your hands when using a hand dryer”: people share the “obvious” things they’ve just realized – and some might surprise you

  • Everyday people admit the things they didn’t realize that are obvious
  • One person confessed that he just discovered how a wheelwheel got its name
  • Another said they were surprised to hear that a pocket knife is not a pen-shaped knife
  • For others it learned that the Domino pizza logo is a real domino

People have begun sharing the most ‘obvious’ things they have learned about the world recently – and while some are well known, in many cases they are not the only ones surprised by the facts.

A collection of reddit Topics on this topic address some of the uniquely funny epiphany that ordinary people have had while playing Monopoly, listening to Flo Rida music, and using a hand dryer in the bathroom.

The first revolves around the gymnastics maneuver, called a ‘wheel’, and from which it derives its name.

A brain full of thoughts: people have shared their most embarrassing discoveries on the internet

A brain full of thoughts: people have shared their most embarrassing discoveries on the internet

What surprising facts did people learn?

1. Monopoly is so named because you need a ‘monopoly’ of qualities and finances to win.

2. The Guinness beer company is responsible for the Guinness Book of Records.

3. The logo for Domino’s pizza is a domino.

4. You must rub your hands under a hand dryer.

5. Disney’s logo does not start with a silent G.

6. The term “chef” comes from the French word of the same word, meaning “boss.”

“I was 44 when I realized that a wheel wheel is called that, because as you spread your hands and feet, you look like the spokes on the hub of a cart wheel,” a woman said.

In the same spirit, a pocket knife is not really a pen-shaped knife, but rather a knife for sharpening goose feathers.

“I thought a birthday suit was just your favorite outfit. For example, you save this special outfit for a festive occasion. I always got strange looks when I told people that I was going shopping for my birthday suit. I wish I was kidding, “a misinformed fashionista wrote in the thread.

Many people did not know that artist Flo Rida got his name by splitting Florida into two words, raincoats are usually bright in color, so people can see you in heavy rain and the Disney logo does not start with a fancy reverse ‘G’.

Not so fancy: ‘I thought a birthday suit was just your favorite outfit. Like, you save this special outfit for a festive occasion, “said a man (stock image)

Did you know? Guinness beer company is responsible for the Guinness Book of World Records (stock image)

Did you know? Guinness beer company is responsible for the Guinness Book of World Records (stock image)

Did you know? Guinness beer company is responsible for the Guinness Book of World Records (stock image)

A man discovered hard how wine is made – and made a shameful remark to his girlfriend’s family.

‘I am not a wine drinker, but I was dragged into a wine tasting with my girlfriend’s family. I got a long “not sure or serious” look from the man behind the counter when I asked him what made wine white and wine red, “he said.

Equally awkward was someone who played the Monopoly board game and realized how the name came about halfway through the game.

The Disney logo does not start with a nice backward 'G', but that has fooled one person (stock image)

The Disney logo does not start with a nice backward 'G', but that has fooled one person (stock image)

The Disney logo does not start with a nice backward ‘G’, but that has fooled one person (stock image)

Others discovered just a few moments ago that to use a hand dryer properly, you need to rub your hands together (stock image)

Others discovered just a few moments ago that to use a hand dryer properly, you need to rub your hands together (stock image)

Others discovered just a few moments ago that to use a hand dryer properly, you need to rub your hands together (stock image)

“I played Monopoly and someone had many properties that were all grouped together. I said, “You kind of have a monopoly on that part of the board. Hey, that’s funny, because we’re playing Monopoly, and you have a … oh, I see that now.”

Others discovered just a few moments ago that to use a hand dryer properly, you need to rub your hands together.

“I just put my hands under it and wondered why it took so long, but then I saw one of my friends rub their hands and I felt stupid,” a woman said.

A chef is called a ‘chef’ because in French it means ‘boss’, the division symbol (÷) is only a fraction with the two dots representing numbers and the Domino’s pizza logo is a domino.

One of the most hilarious additions to the conversation was a lady who thought that “carpenters” were solely responsible for installing carpets.

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