Cows need to have babies to produce milk.
That Blue from Blue's Clues is a girl. In hindsight, Steve used female pronouns all the time but my child brain associated the color blue with boys.
Just because someone is mad at you, doesn’t mean you did anything wrong
I never realized until I was in college that the song I thought was Secret Asian Man was actually saying Secret Agent Man. 🤦🏼♀️
I had poor vision until 10th grade. Never crossed my mind it could be better until my teacher noticed I was squinting too hard to see the board.
That Diagon Alley was really diagonally. And Knockturn Alley was nocturnally. About two years ago, I was sitting in The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter having butter beer ice cream and finally figured it out.
My dad was not afraid of rodents. He just told me that to get out of going to Chuck E Cheese (whose mascot was a giant mouse.) I didn’t figure it out until my cousins, the daughters of my dad’s identical twin, said their dad had lied about the same thing. I was about 17.
The division symbol is an empty fraction
This little piggy went to Market. I always thought he was going to the supermarket it only clicked a couple of years ago where he was really going. I'm 26
Not me, but one of my friends only realised that the word alphabet is from the Greek letters alpha and beta, a couple of years ago.
When I was a kid and saw a movie trailer and it said “Coming this August 27 ONLY IN THEATERS” I thought it meant it wouldn’t be released to VHS at a later date and I HAD to see it or else I never will
Not everyone has your best interests at heart.
When I was a kid, my mom used to encourage us to eat carrots by saying it would give us better eyesight. She joked that you never see a rabbit wearing glasses on. Since I was a kid, I thought, "That is true! So she must be right!"
It took me a while to realize that she was making a joke and it was dumb to think that *any* animal would even be wearing glasses.
To stop kicking my own ass. Continuing to be upset about an event was just ME causing ME grief, so stop it.
I realized this after being pulled over by a cop for what I believed was a bullshit reason. I only got a warning and the cop went on his way, but I was pissed off. It finally dawned on me that the cop had went on with his day and probably wasn't giving me another thought. Thus at this point I was the one causing me grief and not the cop. No amount of me fussing was going to change the cop's mind.
Bruises are internal bleeding. I don’t know what I thought they were before I knew that.
They’re called soft drinks because they don’t contain hard alcohol
Sitcom is short for situation comedy.
In Missy Elliot's song "Work It", the seemingly nonsense gibberish after the "I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it" is in fact "Ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup I", the previous lyric, reversed.