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Obvious Stuff People Learned Way Too Recently

We often take the names of things, and certain processes completely for granted. We often overlook the logical process of how something came to be just because we've never had to actually think about how it got that way.. It makes us feel smart to finally figure something out, but stupid that it took that long. There are a lot of obvious things people realize way too late.

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    Text - dontfeedtheibis 567 points · 8 hours ago · edited Ecuador is spanish for equator and the country is named so because yep.
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    Text - bipolaroid 537 points · 10 hours ago The phrase 'bottoms up' (used like 'cheers' when you're making a toast and having a drink) is used because you're putting the bottom of your glass up in the air. Never put that together in my head until this weekend...
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    Text - DiscoPino 441 points · 6 hours ago "The Los Angelos Angels' is actually The the angels angels'.
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    Text - M7MD7777 149 points · 6 hours ago Teletubbies are named like that because they have a "telly" on their "tubbie"
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    Text - vikingbiochemist 147 points · 7 hours ago "Octane" on the petrol pump refers to, like, the hydrocarbon. I have a PhD in biochemistry.
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    Text - ViciousMetacarpus 126 points · 6 hours ago That the "L" and "R" buttons on the Playstation stand for "Left" and "Right". I was explaining them to a friend of mine who never played and she said "Oh L for Left R for Right.make sense" and I was like "Yeeeeee." I've just played all my life without making this simple connection.
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    Text - Phase3isProfit 4.8k points · 10 hours ago · edited 9 I was playing Monopoly, and someone owned a load of properties all clustered together. I said "yoư've got a bit of a monopoly on that part of the board. Hey that's funny, because we're playing Monopoly, and you got a... oh I see now."
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    Text - 4e696b 2.6k points · 11 hours ago That a screensaver has a purpose and it literally saves your screen from an image being burned into it. I'm 37.
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    Text - Valiantlycaustic 2.4k points · 9 hours ago That the piggy in "This little piggy" didn't go to the market to go shopping.. Im still horrified
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    Text - AvoidAtAIICosts 2.1k points · 7 hours ago · edited That raincoats typically have bright colours so you're easier to spot during heavy rain, not because raincoat designers have bad taste
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    Text - MyFakeNameIsGUS 2.0k points · 9 hours ago That in order to properly use a hand dryer, you have to rub your hands. I used to just put my hands under it and question why it was taking so long, but then I saw one of my friends rubbing their hands, and I felt stupid.
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    Text - janny124 1.7k points · 7 hours ago I always found it funny how Abba songs fit the movie Mamma mia so well.it took me years to figure out the movie was made around the songs.
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    Text - weakenedstrain 1.3k points · 5 hours ago S A. 42 here. In the song "Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid and egg.." I never knew why Robin would lay and egg. It seemed so random and weird to me. Just this winter, walking down a hallway at work, it finally clicked into place: Robins are birds. Birds lay eggs. Yep. Sharp tack over here.
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    Text - maven-blood 1.3k points · 5 hours ago That the mommy in that christmas song wasn't cheating with santa but instead, it's the dad dressed in a santa claus costume that's why "I saw mommy kissing santa claus."
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    Text - earthtojeremiah 1.2k points · 8 hours ago Breakfast is named so because you're breaking the fast from when you were sleeping.
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    Text - rpmmaniac 1.1k points · 10 hours ago The houses in Bikini Bottom are car mufflers
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    Text - catsrmurderers 769 points · 7 hours ago Tinder app is named so because it helps spark a connection with a Match.
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    Text - whysomanyemmas 737 points · 10 hours ago Not me, but my mom was in college when she realized that it's slivered almonds and not silvered almonds.
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