We’ve all had those moments, when someone explains something and it feels like you’ve been living in the dark your whole life. So when Reddit user TheLunaLunatic asked, “What super obvious thing did you only recently realise?” I wanted to see how many obvious things I hadn’t even realised. Here’s some of the best ones!


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#1 This children’s book character realisation:
“The Winnie-the-Pooh character is named ‘Eeyore’ which is also the noise that real life donkeys make.”
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#2 This Christmas song realisation:
“The mother in the song ‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’ wasn’t cheating with Santa Claus, she was kissing the child’s father who is dressed up as Santa Claus.”
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#3 This occupational realisation:
“Chef’s have the title ‘Chef’ because in France where the idea of restaurants originates, ‘Chef’ translates as ‘Boss’ or ‘Chief’. A Chef is literally the boss of the kitchen.”
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#4 This movie realisation:
“Mike Myers played both Austin Powers and his arch nemesis Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movie franchise.”
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#5 This computer realisation:
“Screensavers, which were used on most personal computers before the advent of LCD screens. Were used to literally save your screen from an image being permanently burned into it.”
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#6 This pollution realisation:
“Smog, a kind of air pollution is a contraction of the words ‘Smoke’ and ‘Fog’.”
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#7 This board game realisation:
“Monopoly is named after the process of monopoly, which is the games core objective. Players aim to gain exclusive possession and control of all the properties on the board forcing the other players into bankruptcy.”
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#8 This world record realisation:
“The Guinness beer company is responsible for the creation of the Guinness Book Of World Records.”
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#9 This rapper realisation:
“The rapper Eminem’s initials are ‘M.M’. His stage name is the phonetic sounding of his initials.”
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#10 This Alphabet realisation:
“The alphabet gets it’s name from the greek ‘Alphabet’ which starts with the ‘Alpha’ and ‘Beta’.”
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#11 This nursery rhyme realisation:
“That the piggy in ‘This little piggy’ didn’t go to the market to go shopping. It went to market to be sold, killed and eaten…”
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#12 This Harry Potter realisation:
“The fictional place ‘Knockturn Alley’ in the Harry Potter series is a play on the word ‘nocturnally’.”
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#13 This mathematics realisation:
“The division symbol ÷ is just a fraction. The two dots represent numbers.”
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#14 This drinking realisation:
“The phrase ‘bottoms up’ which is usually used when encouraging others to drink is used because you literally put the bottom of your glass up in the air.”
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#15 This Pokémon realisation:
“The Pokémon name Sudo-Woodo means pseudo wood, because he’s a fake tree.”
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#16 This Spongbob realisation:
“Patrick Star, Spongebob’s best friend is unintelligent because he literally lives under a rock which is an idiom for being ignorant to what happens in the outside world.”
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#17 This dating app realisation:
“Dating app Tinder is get it’s name because it’s purpose is to help spark a connection with a match.”
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#18 This nursery rhyme realisation:
“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and the Alphabet song have the same melody.”
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