17 Things That Really Should Be Common Knowledge


The fact that the earth is a giant round ball and not flat. Even as a kid the idea that the earth was flat and you could sail or fall off its edge was ridiculous to me.


There are so many more than just our galaxy. I went to a planetarium with my mom and when we left she said, “Wow! I had no idea there are so many galaxies! I thought there was only one.”


You can’t see the Great Wall of China from space, and certainly not from the moon. Space is a long distance away, but the wall, while long, is only about 10 meters wide at the widest point. Spotting the wall would be like spotting a strand of hair from two miles away.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of