Thanks for that Captain Obvious. Who hasn’t heard that before? Whether you’ve been on the receiving or the delivering end of that remark, we all know the feeling when somebody says something that is so painfully obvious we just can’t help but give a smart-alecky answer. Well, today we are going to be looking at things exactly like that.
The only difference is that although these facts and statements should be completely obvious, they are still capable of making you think. For example, if somebody told you that grass is green, you’d think, “Wow, that’s an obvious statement that hasn’t changed my life in any way whatsoever.”
But let’s say that somebody told you that you go to college just to pay for college. That’s obvious. Either you have to pay off your debt, or you have to pay taxes (depending on where you live). Now, as obvious as that statement is, it still has the potential to change your perspective. In spite of its obviousness, you still may not have thought of things in precisely that manner. It just shifted your perspective. That is exactly what we are aiming for with this list. These are 25 painfully obvious facts that might still change your perspective!
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Cruella de Vil is a pun on the words "cruel devil"
They're called movies because they move (etymology - "motion pictures")
Dates will always fall on the next day the following year (if May 10th is a Monday, next year it will be Tuesday). For leap years, add two days.
4 out 5 of New York City's boroughs are on islands (only the Bronx is on the mainland)
Uncle Sam (US) refers to the United States (US)
If you are one in a million, then there are 11 people exactly like you in Beijing.
Neil Armstrong's abbreviated name is "Neil A." Backwards it is "A lieN."
New York is not in New England.
Ray-Ban sunglasses ban rays.
It's "for all intents and purposes," not "for all intensive purposes."
The Washington Redskins are in Washington D.C. not Washington State.
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