All of us have them

I’m referring to those tidbits of information that we should have learned WAY earlier in life.

But here we are, folks!

Let’s hear from AskReddit users about this!

1. What’s going on here?

“It took me 18 years to realize shampoo goes before conditioner.

I always wondered why my fair felt silky smooth before I used the shampoo.”

2. This is great.

“I’m from Mississippi and until I was 18 I thought that everyone else in the country counted with their own state.

So, instead of 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi they would count 1 Nevada, 2 Nevada, or 1 Maryland, 2 Maryland etc.”

3. Yuck.

“It wasn’t until I was about 20 that I discovered that you’re supposed to add water to condensed soup.

Very vividly remember eating condensed tomato soup in my dorm room without any water, so was essentially eating ketchup.”

4. Hmmm…

“That players on American sports teams do not all originally come from the area where their team is from.”

5. No!

“When I was 10 I thought the word “mast**bate” meant “contemplate.”

So I told my math teacher that I needed more time to “mast**bate my math problem.””

6. Way off.

“When I was 15 I learned that a woman’s eggs were not the same size as chicken eggs.

I thought periods were so bloody because the chicken-sized egg was stretching them out.”

7. The second one.

“I was maybe 17 or 18 before learning that it was Timbuktu, not Timbuk 2.

I thought there was an original Timbuk out there somewhere.”

8. Oh, no!

“Why I was really young my sister told me she threw her guts up.

So I was really afraid of vomiting my entire insides up for years.”

9. I can see clearly now.

“Things aren’t supposed to start to get blurry at about 15-20 feet.

Learned I needed glasses at like 26 from one of these threads.

Yes people you are supposed to be able to see individual leaves on trees.

Hope someone else can be helped like I was.”

10. LOL.

“That a p**stitute doesn’t actually sell a piece of their body.

Backstory: my mom and I were watching the scene from Titanic where Jack tells Rose that he painted a one-legged p**stitute.

I asked my mom what a prostitute was and she told me “It’s someone who sells their body for money.” I could not fathom why someone would sell their leg for like $30.”

11. Bingo!

“Moving cross-country, driving east to west. Crossing from Idaho to Oregon, noticed huge fields with signs for the Ore-Ida Potato company.

So I was in my early 20s when I figured out Ore-Ida wasn’t just a brand name but was because their potatoes came from Oregon and Idaho.”

12. Confused.

“”Oral Contraceptive.”

You mean you can get pregnant just from doing that?”

13. A lot going on.

“I live near the Hospital for Joint Diseases

When I was a kid I thought it was a special hospital for people who had two different diseases at the same time.”

14. Oops.

“When I was a teenager, I posted a status online that said I was “jacking off”.

I thought that meant you were just bored and wasting time…until my older sister messaged me, horrified.”

What’s your story like this?

Share it with us in the comments.

Please and thank you!