If you stop for a second, you might start to have profound observations about everyday things. For example, you might start to notice how no one knows what it’s like to be a baby. You might also notice that at one point, you were the youngest person alive. It’s possible that you might even notice the fact that your dog could be smarter than you! Take the challenge. Stop for a second and check out these 25 profound observations that will mess with your brain.
Your car keys have traveled more than your car
You think you're unique until you have to choose a username
When Sweden is playing Denmark, it is SWE-DEN. The remaining letters, not used, is DEN-MARK.
Your dog understands at least a few human words. We don’t understand any dog barks. They might be smarter than us.
Earth could very well be like one of those uncontacted tribes in South America. The whole galaxy knows we’re here but they’ve agreed to leave us alone until we figure it out for ourselves.
Taxes are like a subscription to your country that you can’t cancel now matter how bad the service gets.
We shouldn’t be scared of a computer passing the Turing Test. We should be scared of a computer intentionally failing it… (note: the Turing Test is a test of intelligence for a computer. If a computer passes it successfully, it basically means that a human would be unable to distinguish the intelligence of the computer from the intelligence of another human)
If you are 24 years old, you’ve been around for 10% of American history
If you go to jail for tax evasion, you’re living off of taxes for not paying taxes.
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You experience life with a delay. Signals take time to reach your brain from your eyes, tongue, and skin. Moreover, light and sound waves already had to take some time to reach you in the first place. Basically, everything you experience already happened.
If you're over 30, you were alive before every dog in the world.
Most of the adults who told you that Wikipedia was an unreliable source now use viral Facebook posts to get their news
Clapping is just hitting yourself because you like something
Is the “s” or the “c” in scent silent?
"DO NOT TOUCH" would probably be a really unsettling thing to read in braille.
Graham’s number is so big that if you memorized it, your brain would collapse into a black hole (this is due to the fact that you would require an effectively infinite number of neurons to be packed into your head. And at that level of density your brain would simply collapse into a black hole).
There is a non-zero chance that a tornado could rip through a junk yard and assemble a fully functional BMW
All of the planets in the solar system would fit between the Earth and Moon...with room to spare
If you sat on a voodoo doll of yourself, would you be able to stand up?
At one point you were the youngest person on Earth. And you will also be the last person to die in your lifetime
Everyone used to be an infant, but nobody knows what it’s like to be one
It is a slightly arresting notion that if you were to pick yourself apart with tweezers, one atom at a time, you would produce a mound of fine atomic dust, none of which had ever been alive but all of which had once been you.
The word OK is a stick figure lying on its back
After all these years, the pool on the deck of the Titanic is still full of water
If you tear a fishing net...it has less holes
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