People Share The Best Little-Known Facts They've Ever Learned

People Share The Best Little-Known Facts They've Ever Learned

Did you know that the words "thee" and "thou" were actually informal? The King James Bible used them to make the relationship with God appear more personal.

Additionally, "thee" and "thou" were often used between lovers and friends. It was also used to address the lower classes, such as between a master to their servant. This adds a deeper dimension to reading Shakespeare plays because you realize that characters using "thee" and "thou" are in fact insulting each other.

This fascinating duo of facts comes by way of two Redditors who responded to TikiTC's "What's a little-known but obvious fact that will immediately make all of us feel stupid?" which we highly recommend you keep in your back pocket for the next time you want to show off at parties.


"That's why you have to point out..."

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Cats, dogs, and other similar animals can't see directly below their faces.

Because their snout gets in the way.

(That's why you have to point out the treat a million times, they're not stupid, the damn thing is just in their blind spot.)

tinyhatonapumpkin

"Antisocial means..."

Antisocial means that you are hostile or harmful to organized society. As in being or marked by behavior deviating sharply from the social norm.

Asocial is rejecting or lacking the capacity for social interaction.

OttoManSatire

"Many people scoff..."

Everyone has seen shows or movies about traveling circuses, mainly in the 1930's or 1940's. During the Depression, running away to join the circus was a semi-reasonable option.

Many people scoff at the Florida law you must feed the meter where you park your elephant.

Those circuses had a travel season that heavily relied on summer and warmer months. They would spend the winter in Florida until the next travel season. AHS even had an entire season about this.

UnihornWhale

"Without the cover..."

Covered bridges are designed with roofs to protect and preserve the wooden structure from the elements. Without the cover they'd last about 20 years, with the cover they can last up to 100. They're not built that way just to look charming.

ghostofhenryvii

"911 operators..."

911 operators have no clue where you are instantly unless you're on a landline.

You HAVE to say where you are. It's not our fault movies made you think we have a spy level video of you in your car.

Know your location.

BeardsuptheWazoo

"When extracting organs..."

When extracting organs for donating, doctors need to keep the body alive, obviously through machines, but they need to keep the blood pumping.

JustAFanPassingHere

"You don't actually..."

You don't actually bite down. You bite up because of your lower jaw.

Random_Weirdo_Girl

"The King James Bible..."

Thee and Thou were actually the informal forms. The King James Bible used them so that the relationship with God would seem more personal.

kkngs

"It's a statistic driving teachers love to toss out there..."

Around 70% of all car accidents happen within 10 miles of your home......because over 70% of your driving is within 10 miles of your home.

It's a statistic driving teachers love to toss out there, that most accidents happen close to your home. But if you think about it, most of your driving is close to your home. Even if you drive 20 miles to work, 50% of your driving will take place 10 miles from your home. The average commute is around 15 miles, and most people shop close to home. So it's really common sense that the majority of your driving will take place in that 10 mile radius, even if you travel further for work or other activities.

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