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Here Are 23 Awesome Things You Didn't Learn In School. But You'll Be Glad You Know Them.

APRIL 24, 2014  —  By Sara Heddleston  
Sara Heddleston

Sara Heddleston

Sara has been working and writing online for so many years, she's unsure if she is still in corporeal form. She considers herself a jack of all trades, but would prefer it if you would stop calling her "Jack."

Going through school as a child gave each of us a wonderful base of knowledge. Most of you owe all of what you know about reading and arithmetic to your teachers. However, no matter how good your teachers were, they probably didn't teach you any of this stuff. Here are some interesting facts you probably didn't know before. (Don't feel bad though, these are probably things you wouldn't even dream of considering before today.)

1.) This is how vining plants grow and find support.

1.) This is how vining plants grow and find support.

2.) This is how an ant walks.

2.) This is how an ant walks.

3.) If a star is devoured by a black hole, this is what it looks like.

3.) If a star is devoured by a black hole, this is what it looks like.

4.) This is how chain links are put together.

4.) This is how chain links are put together.

5.) As a cheetah runs, it will rotate its tail to cancel rotational inertia and minimize torque.

5.) As a cheetah runs, it will rotate its tail to cancel rotational inertia and minimize torque.

6.) When dogs drink water, it is much more graceful than it appears.

6.) When dogs drink water, it is much more graceful than it appears.

7.) This could be how the Easter Island heads were transported.

7.) This could be how the Easter Island heads were transported.

8.) If you cracked an egg underwater, this is what it would look like.

8.) If you cracked an egg underwater, this is what it would look like.

9.) While in the womb, a human face starts out looking like a misshapen potato.

9.) While in the womb, a human face starts out looking like a misshapen potato.

10.) When a spring falls, this is what it looks like.

10.) When a spring falls, this is what it looks like.

11.) Flying snakes (chrysopelea) exist. You should probably run.

11.) Flying snakes (chrysopelea) exist. You should probably run.

12.) The gas sulphur hexaflouride is much denser than air.

12.) The gas sulphur hexaflouride is much denser than air.

13.) This is what happens when you throw boiling water into the air at -40 degrees.

13.) This is what happens when you throw boiling water into the air at -40 degrees.

14.) This is how a key works.

14.) This is how a key works.

15.) This is what happens when a ladybug flies.

15.) This is what happens when a ladybug flies.

16.) Here's an awesome example of linear momentum to angular momentum transition.

16.) Here's an awesome example of linear momentum to angular momentum transition.

17.) There are some octopi that are REALLY good at camouflage.

17.) There are some octopi that are REALLY good at camouflage.

18.) This is a neat trick you can do with some older computer monitors.

18.) This is a neat trick you can do with some older computer monitors.

19.) Delicious Pop-Tarts are made like this.

19.) Delicious Pop-Tarts are made like this.

20.) This is how big Earth is compared to the largest known star.

20.) This is how big Earth is compared to the largest known star.

21.) The sun doesn't set during an arctic summer.

21.) The sun doesn't set during an arctic summer.

22.) This is what the Pythagorean theorem (a² + b² = c²) looks like.

22.) This is what the Pythagorean theorem (a² + b² = c²) looks like.

23.) Snake venom does THIS to blood.

23.) Snake venom does THIS to blood.

(H/T BuzzFeed) There are many strange and wonderful things that you can discover about the world around you. These facts are probably not in high school curriculums, so feel free to do others a favor and share this cool information with them.