25 Painfully Obvious Facts That Might Still Change Your Perspective

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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25

Cruella de Vil is a pun on the words "cruel devil"

Cruella de Vil is a pun on the words "cruel devil"Source: wikipedia
24

They're called movies because they move (etymology - "motion pictures")

They're called movies because they move (etymology - "motion pictures")Image: wikipedia, Source: wiktionary
23

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.

Dates will always fall on the next day the following year (if May 10th is a Monday, next year it will be Tuesday)Image: pixabay, Source: reddit
22

4 out 5 of New York City's boroughs are on islands (only the Bronx is on the mainland)

4 out 5 of New York City's boroughs are on islands (only the Bronx is on the mainland)Image: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia
21

Uncle Sam (US) refers to the United States (US)

Uncle Sam (US) refers to the United States (US)Image: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia
20

If you are one in a million, then there are 11 people exactly like you in Beijing.

If you are one in a million, then there are 11 people exactly like you in BeijingSource: wikipedia
19

Neil Armstrong's abbreviated name is "Neil A." Backwards it is "A lieN."

Neil Armstrong's abbreviated name is "Neil A". Backwards it is "A lieN".Image: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia
18

New York is not in New England.

New York is not in New EnglandImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia
17

Ray-Ban sunglasses ban rays.

Ray-Ban sunglasses ban raysImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit
16

It's "for all intents and purposes," not "for all intensive purposes."

It's "for all intents and purposes", not "for all intensive purposes"Source: wiktionary
15

The Washington Redskins are in Washington D.C. not Washington State.

The Washington Redskins are in Washington D.C. not Washington State. (especially relevant to non-Americans)Image: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

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14

If you walk all the way around the world at the equator, your head will have traveled farther than your feet.

If you walk all the way around the world at the equator, your head will have traveled farther than your feetImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit
13

The Beatles isn't spelled with two e's because of the "Beat."

The Beatles isn't spelled with two e's because of the "Beat"Image: pixabay, Source: reddit
12

The only reason doctors ask you to turn your head and cough is so that you don't cough on them.

The only reason doctors ask you to turn your head and cough is so that you don't cough on them.Image: pexels, Source: reddit
11

When you suck on hard candies, you're basically enjoying your favorite flavored spit.

When you suck on hard candies you're basically enjoying your favorite flavored spitSource: wikipedia
10

The buttons at the bottom of your shirt are extra (in case you lose a button).

The buttons at the bottom of your shirt are extra (in case you lose a button)Image: wikipedia, Source: lifehacker
9

Sim (as in Sim City) stands for "Simulation."

Sim (as in Sim City) stands for "Simulation"Source: wikipedia
8

Almonds grow on trees

Almonds grow on treesImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia
7

A female explorer in Spanish is an exploradora (Dora the Explorer).

A female explorer in Spanish is an exploradora (Dora the Explorer)Image: youtube, Source: wiktionary
6

A cupcake is a cake...that is cup sized.

A cupcake is a cake...that is cup sized.Source: wikipedia
5

Target's food branch is Archer Farms.

Target's food branch is Archer FarmsImage: Mike Mozart via Flickr, Source: wikipedia
4

In The Land Before Time, the girl's name is Cera (not Sarah), from "triceratops."

In The Land Before Time, the girl's name is Cera (not Sarah), from "triceratops"Image: amazon, Source: wikipedia
3

You go to college to pay for college (even in countries with "free" university, you still have to pay taxes).

You go to college to pay for college (in some countries)
2

Ponies aren't baby horses.

Ponies aren't baby horsesImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia
1

The word "alphabet" comes from the first two Greek letters "alpha" and "beta."

The word "alphabet" comes from the first two Greek letters "alpha" and "beta".Image: pixabay, Source: wikipedia


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