Interesting Facts That Many People Never Learned in School


| LAST UPDATE 10/13/2021

By Sharon Renee
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There are certainly a lot of meaningful things that we learn in school, such as history, mathematics, and many other topics. However, the truth is, many things can't be learned from sitting in a classroom, which might come in handy later on in life. Take a look at some of these interesting facts that you probably didn't learn in school but may come up again in a game of trivia.

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The first interesting fact we've come across is about Susan Travers, the only woman to serve in the French Foreign Legion. She had quite the story to tell but was hesitant about writing an autobiography until she was 91-years-old. But why did she wait so long? Travers reportedly waited to publish a book on her life until everyone she mentioned had already passed away.

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The second interesting fact was truly astounding. Dogs are often used to guide those who can't see, but did you know that mini horses have far more capabilities as an aid than dogs? Miniature horses have an average lifespan of 30 years, and since they have eyes on both sides of their head, they're very reliable when it comes to detecting potential danger.

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The next fascinating piece of information we're going to share has to do with ancient Egyptians and their pets, something you may not have learned in school. In a household where a cat died of natural causes, everyone living in that house would shave their eyebrows. And when a dog passed away, all members of the household would shave their entire body and their head to mourn, according to Ancient History Encyclopedia.

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People were amazed when Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon during Apollo 11, but many people didn't realize that he made a slight mistake during the mission. After landing on the moon, Aldrin accidentally damaged the circuit breaker, a crucial piece of equipment to make it back to Earth. Thankfully, Aldrin and his team completed their mission safely and had no idea that they were in danger until after the fact.

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So, next time you're given a random piece of information, we highly recommend that you try and absorb it because there is truly so much to learn in life, even outside of school.