15 Facts That Should Be Common Knowledge But Aren’t

                     1. Feeding bread to ducks is bad for them.

        Processed grains, such as are found in bread, can destroy a duck’s digestive system. It can even stop them migrating when they need to. Feeding them seeds and raw grains (except rice) is much better.

           

                 2. If you plug in earbuds into your laptop’s microphone jack, they’ll function as microphones.

                      It’s true. They won’t be very good, but they will work. 

                3. Claudette Colvin refused to give up her bus seat to a white person nine months before Rosa Parks did.

She was 15 years-old at the time and she refused a bus driver’s instruction to give up her seat. Civil rights leaders decided that she was too young, and outrageously, that she was too dark-skinned to make a good poster child for civil rights.

               

              4. Most cars have an arrow on the fuel gauge that tells you what side of the car the gas tank is on.

               5. Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + T will restore an accidentally closed tab, and Ctrl/Cmd + Alt + Shift + T will restore accidentally closed windows.

                     Nothing more annoying that accidentally closing a tab.

              6. Antiperspirant is not the same as deodorant.

                   One stops you sweating, the other stops you smelling like you’re sweating

               7. Humans do, in fact, use 100% of their brain.

                 The ‘you use just 10% of your brain’s capacity’ thing is a myth. Of course, you don’t use all your brain at the same time.

              8. Your brain can’t handle walking and using your smartphone at the same time.

Each activity uses the same cognitive functions, so you can be walking along, looking at Twitter and not notice that the moving object coming toward you in in fact a car. We’ve all been that person. The one who walks straight into a passer-by because we’re busy texting. Try not to be that person again, it might save your life.

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