People Reveal Things They've Learned That They Can't Unlearn

People Reveal Things They've Learned That They Can't Unlearn

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There's a saying: Ignorance is bliss.

There's another saying: What has been seen cannot be unseen, what has been heard cannot be unheard. This is true for lots of little details you may have overlooked. But once they're pointed out, you can never forget them even if sometimes you wish you could.

Reddit user ITakeToTheFace asked "What's something that, once pointed out, cannot be unnoticed?"

Here are some of the observations they made.

Maybe "Mouse Rat" Was a Tribute?

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Chris Pratt sounds a lot like crisp rat.

Gimme a W

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The Washington Nationals (baseball team) and Walgreens convenience store have the same logo.

When A Plan Comes Together

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In movies and TV scripts, if there is a plan, and they explain the plan, then it will not go as planned. If there is a plan, and they don't explain it or cut to black before the explanation, then it will go as planned. The reason why is because if they explain it and it does go as planned, then it becomes a spoiler.

There are exceptions and variations, like for example, some movies will turn the plan into a montage and have the plan explained as it's occurring, or they'll explain a plan that will fail and have a second, non-explained plan underneath that one which will work.

In general though, if you know the plan before it works, it won't work. Really takes the tension out of some scenes.

Timely

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In watch ads, the watch is always at 10:10. It's more aesthetically appealing. If there are several watches, the most prominent will be at 10:10.

A friend told me this in college and I've seen it everywhere ever since.

iNotice

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The black border (around the edge of the screen) of white iPhones.

I've been using a white iPhone for over a year now and just noticed it.

I've had iPods, and iPads and never noticed this. My life is ruined.

Censor Glitch

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Saturday has the word Turd in it.

Otherwise known as the Scunthorpe Problem, this irritates me about a certain MMO's (massively multiplayer online game's) obscenity filter.

They filter out words like Saturday (which makes it hard to organize large groups on that day), Sharpshooter (which is in the name of certain items, so linking an item to it in chat is censored) and the like. It's just such a weak implementation.

Next Generation Seating

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On Star Trek the Next Generation, Riker does not sit in chairs. He mounts them as if he were getting on a horse.

Oh What a Feeling

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The Toyota logo is meant to be each letter of the word on top of each other.

Mind Over Proboscis

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You can always see your nose, your brain just has the ability to ignore it.

Adam

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In every depiction of Adam and Eve, they have belly buttons. Ever since I learned this, I always look for the belly button.

Used

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I was complaining to my mom that I've been waking up in the middle of the night randomly, and that my back has been hurting for some reason.

"it's probably your mattress. we bought it used when you were old enough to have an actual mattress, so it's probably, like, over 20 years old" She said.

I'm so hyper-aware of how old and hard my mattress is I haven't slept soundly since.

Running On Empty

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The amount of people in television and film drinking from empty cups.

A thing I noticed was how freely actors will move a drink in their hand around. If there were liquid in there you wouldn't move it that easily.

Also why Chinese food in those tall white cardboard containers is so popular in film and TV because you can't see how much is left in there.

On the Low(es)

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The "S" in the Lowe's logo is a different font from the other letters.

Freeze Frame

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In Family Guy, whenever one of the characters isn't talking all the others just stay still, staring at nothing. Sometimes they don't even blink, it's just a still frame with one character talking with occasional body movement.

Braces?

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Tom Cruise's teeth, they're not centered.

Subliminal Message

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The arrow in the FedEx logo.

In the same vein, the arrow in the Amazon logo goes from A to Z.

5th Degree of Separation

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In the 1997 Sci-fi classic "The 5th Element", the hero Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) and the villian Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg (Gary Oldman) never actually meet. In the climax of the film they narrowly miss each other, but otherwise are only barely aware of each other's existence.

A Little Privacy

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-4°

(minus 4 degrees) looks like a guy sitting on a toilet

Does Parker Brothers Know?

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Speaking of logos: same guy.

Strong Silent Type

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In the Lord of The Rings movies, Legolas only talks to Frodo once. (When he says "And my bow")

It's also a running joke that Legolas is the team's Captain Obvious. Pretty much anything he says is pointing out the obvious.

When orcs are attacking: "Orcs!"

Aragorn: We must fight, we must draw the eye away from Mordor

Legolas: "...a diversion!"

Maybe after the better part of 3000 years of dealing with people who can't see shit and are comparatively stupid, he picked up the habit of stating the obvious because it's best not to assume everyone sees what you see.

People Explain Which Lessons Aren't Taught In History Class But Should Be
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It's highly believed that it is important to learn history as a means to improve our future.

What is often overlooked is that what is taught in history class is going to be very different depending on where you went to school.

And this isn't just internationally, even different regions of the United states will likely have very different lessons on American history.

This frequently results in our learning fascinating, heartbreaking and horrifying historical facts which our middle or high school history teachers neglected to teach us.

Redditor Acherontia_atropos91 was curious to learn things people either wished they had learned, or believe they should have learned, in their school history class, leading them to ask:

What isn’t taught in history class but should be?
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People Share The Most Random Things They Miss About Life Before The Pandemic
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So apparently we are in the endemic phase of this nonsense.

We have light at the end of the tunnel.

So what now?

Where do we go from here?

Normal seems like an outdated word.

How do we get back to normal though?

Is it even possible?

What are reaching back to?

Life pre-Covid.

Those were the days.

If only we could bring them back.

Redditor hetravelingsong wanted to discuss our new normal in this hopeful "endemic" phase. So they asked:

"What’s something random you miss about pre-COVID times?"
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Atheists Break Down What They Actually Do Believe In
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What do you believe?

Is there a GOD in the sky?

Is he guiding us and helping us?

Life is really hard. Why is that is a big entity is up there loving us?

Atheists have taken a lot of heat for what feels like shunning GOD.

What if they've been right all along?

Maybe let's take a listen and see what they really think.

Redditor __Jacob______ wanted to hear from the people who don't really believe all that "God" stuff. They asked:

"Atheists, what do you believe in?"
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The list of what irritates me is endless.

I mean... breathing too loud or dust can set me off.

I'm a bit unstable, yes.

But I'm not alone.

So let's discuss.

Redditor Aburntbagel6 wanted to hear about all the times many of us just couldn't control our disdain. They asked:

"What never fails to piss you off?"
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