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13 "I Was Today Years Old" Moments That'll Make You Feel Super Enlightened

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1. If you always struggle to pull the plastic cover off the top of your deodorant, all you have to do is twist it up and it'll come right off:


My life is changed. No more using my teeth. 🤣🤦🏼‍♀️ #deodorant #fyp #mylifehaschanged

♬ original sound - lepurjoanna

2. It turns out that the package of oatmeal doubles as a liquid measuring cup:

2020 is the year you learned there was a fill line on the back of your childhood favorite oatmeal packs

@landoncassill / twitter.com

3. Apparently, the heart emojis all mean different things:

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4. You don't need to type out the word "degree" when texting:

I was today years old when I found out that when you hold down 0 on your keyboard you get the ° sign. wow. all that time I could’ve saved myself from actually typing out “degrees”

@spiderlingdaya / twitter.com

5. If the exit sign for your destination is on the left, that means the exit is on your left-hand side, and if it's on the right, then the exit is on your right-hand side:

Did you know that the position of a highway's exit sign number might indicate which side you'll have to exit on? https://t.co/tEAejq2bCF

@lifehacker / twitter.com

6. If you're ever in a situation where you get trapped inside your car, remove the headrest to break out of the window:

When you pull the headrest completely out of the seat, it has two solid, metal bars; so if you are ever trapped inside a car and need to get out quickly, you can remove your headrest and use the metal bars to smash out your window.

@TPS11Div / twitter.com

7. Most medicine syringes come with a plastic piece that should be inserted into the bottle to prevent messes:


Mom brain confession. Please tell me I’m not the only one who didn’t know! 😩#mombrain #sickdays #iwastodayyearsold #lifehacks

♬ original sound - twinmamalife

8. Use the black diamonds on a measuring tape to figure out where the studs in your wall are:

@feraljokes If you have a measuring tape, the black diamonds mark the stud centers. Start at the wall corner and measure out, mark and nail. You should be good.

@dcvilla / twitter.com

9. Shopping carts have handy little loops for hanging your grocery bags if needed:

10. A potato peeler can peel in both directions:

11. The following veggies are all part of the same plant:

I was today years old when I learned that kale, broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower are all the same species.

@arcalinea / twitter.com

12. If you're having a hard time opening a soda can, push on the front part of the tab:

#iwastodayyearsold when i found out if you cant open a can for whatever reason you push down the front part to lift up the end to make it easier

@nineteeninenine / twitter.com

13. And lastly, AirPods come with an extra charger that is kind of hidden in the box:


I was today years old when I found out #fyp

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