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    People Are Sharing Things They Learned Way Too Late In Life And It'll Make You Shake Your Head In Disbelief

    This post may be slightly alarming.

    TikTok user @wavymcgrady recently shared that he just now learned you're not supposed to swallow toothpaste after brushing your teeth:

    @wavymcgrady

    please tell me someone else had this same issue..?

    ♬ What's Up Jane - Wavy McGrady

    For the past 20 years of his life, he's been swallowing (and enjoying) what he calls a "minty milkshake."

    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    And, it turns out, he isn't alone. Tons of people rushed to the comments to admit that they are also toothpaste swallowers:

    Person saying, "my friends and girlfriends give me so much shit for swallowing my toothpaste but it's just such a habit i can not stop [smiling while sweating emoji] so glad to know not just me
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person actually thought spitting it out was a fake thing they did in movies:

    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    Let's just say there is a scary amount of people who swallow their toothpaste:

    Person saying, "The amount of people who are with you on this is alarming as heck and I'm concerned. Please stop swallowing your toothpaste. [smiling with tears emoji] Or don't...you do you
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    And lots of people don't know you aren't supposed to swallow mouthwash after rinsing your mouth either:

    Person saying, "my cousin didn't know you were supposed to spit out mouth wash till she was about 26. you are not alone"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    SIGH.

    Person saying, "I found out at the age of 10 that it's not ok to swallow mouth wash [wide-eyed, blushing emoji]"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    Anyway, other users started to share different things they learned way too late in life. Like this person, who didn't know pickles were made from cucumbers:

    Person says, "...pickles aren't a real vegetable"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person actually thought pickles grew on trees:

    Person says, "I went 16 years not knowing that pickles came from cucumbers"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person was well into adulthood before finding out the check oil light wasn't a cute lil' turtle:

    Person says, "I thought the check oil light was a turtle...until I was 30"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This gullible person thought soy sauce was made from human hair:

    "My cousin told me soy sauce was made of human hair when I was little. I believed him until I was 15 [wide-eyed, blushing emoji]
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person thought the buzzing sound of cicadas in the summer was just the sun making noise:

    Person saying, "...I thought the sun made noise until I was 15"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    And this person thought it was electrical wires:

    "I thought the sound of chirping cicadas in the summer was...electrical wired getting hot in the heat until like age....22"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person was about to enter high school thinking a guitar was a "kuitar":

    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person nearly made it to 30 years old before realizing the moon didn't magically disappear:

    Person saying, "At 25 I learned that the moon set. Like you could watch it set. Not that it just faded from the sun"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    And this person was also almost 30 before realizing the meaning of this traffic sign:

    Person says, "Im 25 and just realized the 'blind driveway' sign doesn't mean there's a blind person living nearby"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person thought highways had a special ramp so you could dodge the police:

    Person says, "I thought the runaway truck ramps on freeways were for ppl running away from cops to hide in till i was like 17"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person was in their twenties EATING pills that were meant to be swallowed:

    Person saying, "my friends been on meds since she was too little to swallow pills. so they said she could chew...she was 22 before she realized its not the normal way"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person thought malls only sold milkshakes:

    This person said, "Growing up I thought the mall was where people went to get malts like milkshakes, I thought this for years"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person probably fell victim to their parents' fib about turning the interior car lights on:

    Person said, "That it's not illegal to turn the light on in the car when your driving"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    And this person fell victim to their grandma's lie to get them to eat their crust:

    "When I was a kid my grandma told me the crust of the bread had all the nutrition and I didn't question it until I mentioned it to someone last year"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person, uh, never unwrapped Starbursts (I hope they were kidding, but you can never be sure):

    "I get it I used to eat starbursts w the wrapper on"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person thought cars and stoplights had some sort of predictability mechanism in them:

    "i thought the blinker and the turning stoplight knew where my parents were going. It blew my mind that it always had an arrow for them when we turned"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    And this person thought you could just turn gravity on and off:

    "I thought that in spacecrafts, such as the international space station that there was a button to turn the gravity on..."
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person went through all of elementary and middle school not knowing how to spell Wednesday:

    "i spelled Wednesday wrong until high school sometimes things slip through the cracks man"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person didn't think seahorses were real:

    "I found it at the age of 16 that seahorses were real. I had always thought they were mythical creatures [wide-eyed, blushing emoji]
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    And this person didn't think pirates were real:

    "I was in my 20s when I learned Pirates were real and it wasn't just in Peter Pan"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person was addicted to drinking caffeinated tea as an adolescent without realizing it:

    "i was in my 20s when i found out tea had caffeine...and that i was heavily addicted to caffeine because that's all we drank my whole life because it was cheap"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person didn't know you are supposed to rinse conditioner out of your hair:

    "i just found out that you're supposed to rinse out most conditioners in the shower and not apply it after"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person thought you ate vapor rub when you were ill:

    "My grandpop's mom used to make him eat a spoonful of Vick's when he was sick"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    This person never understood the IOU acronym:

    "I just found out that IOU literally has its meaning in the letters iou. I owe. you. I am a big dumb"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    And this person lived a decent amount of life not knowing how to use a can opener:

    "I just learned today how to open a can with a can opener"
    @wavymcgrady / tiktok.com

    Phew! I hope you all leave this post feeling a little more accomplished...Now tell us something you learned way too late in life!

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