21 Random, Useful, And Unexpected Things People Learned From Movies And TV Shows

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    We recently asked members of our BuzzFeed Community to tell us the unexpected things they learned from movies and TV shows. Here's what they said!

    1. "Sabrina the Teenage Witch taught me what mitosis is."

    2. I learnt what military time was from Friends.

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    3. "The Office taught me that CPR compressions can be done to the beat of 'Stayin' Alive.'"

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    4. "On an episode of Full House, Danny's girlfriend at the time is a dry cleaner and she told him that hairspray removes ink stains. It works!"

    5. "I didn't know about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre until I saw Watchmen last year."

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    6. "The Big Bang Theory taught me about Schroedinger's Cat."

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    7. "Before I watched Call the Midwife, I had no idea about afterbirth and the placenta..."

    8. "I know that the tip of your shoelace is called an aglet because of Phineas and Ferb."

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    9. I learned from Grey's Anatomy that when you breathe in through your nose, it opens your nasal passage."

    10. "Bruce Almighty taught me to spell 'B-E-A-utiful.'"

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    11. Everything I know about basketball technique is from High School Musical."

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    12. "I learned from Legally Blonde that you can’t shower right after getting a perm."

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    13. "As I am not one who perms, Legally Blonde taught me about endorphins."

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    14. "I learned how to make a cigarette lighter out of a chewing gum wrapper and a battery from Orange is the New Black."

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    15. "Hamilton legitimately helped me pass my American history final in junior year of high school."

    16. "I learned and use Gratitoad from Big Mouth's method to calm down anxieties."

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    17. "Miley's bone dance in Hannah Montana taught me all about the names of different bones."

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    18. "I didn't learn that our founding fathers owned slaves until I saw Dazed and Confused."

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    19. I learned about EFT tapping for anxiety from Jane the Virgin.

    20. "Thanks to Mean Girls, I know that 'jambo' means 'hello' in Swahili."

    21. "Most of the English I know, I learned from watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer over and over with English subtitles."

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