When we’re younger, we tend to believe whatever we’re told. And by the time we grow up, we think we know just about everything. That is until we discover something that makes us realize that our whole life has been a delusion. What we may have thought was one thing, actually turned out to be something quite different. We soon discovered that not everything is what it seems. From discovering what is on the inside of our expensive iPad covers, to who really created the “Carlton Dance,” to finding out where pineapples are actually grown — you’ll find yourself saying, “What a time to be alive.” Get ready for life to changed in a blink of an eye. Here are 15 things that will make you believe that your whole life is a lie.
15 Green Man
Wait…what?! This is how that works? Huh. I can honestly say that I would have never guessed in a million years that THIS is how production got models' hair to move in commercials.
I just figured that they used a giant fan or something like that to get the hair to flow. I had no idea that there is a man in a full body green suit that stands behind the models and throws their hair around in a casual fashion.
Now that I think about it, yeah, this makes perfect sense. If they have a fan blowing at the model’s face, it’s going to look very uncomfortable for them. So how do you make their hair move without sticking a giant fan in their face? Have someone move their hair for them...
What kind of sorcery is this? Surely, the material used in our expensive iPad covers aren’t just old toothpaste boxes… or are they? No, that’s impossible… or is it? Well, it turns that that the material inside of our iPad covers are indeed made of recycled toothpaste boxes. Look, don’t get me wrong here. I’m all for recycling. I think recycling is amazing and to be frank, I’m actually a little happy to hear this. I am just shocked that this is what is actually inside of those iPad covers. You would think that if the cover is so damn expensive, there must be expensive materials involved. But alas, there are not. It’s just toothpaste boxes. I could probably make one of my own covers now. I’m not going to, but at least I know I could now.
13 It’s Not Unusual
What is going on? Where am I? Is this real life? All of these years, wasted. This whole time I thought that the “Carlton Dance” was created by Carlton himself, Alfonso Ribeiro. That dance is synonymous with that character. Every single time I hear “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones, I think of Carlton and his dance. Who would have ever thought that this iconic dance was stolen from Courteney Cox in a Bruce Springsteen video!? I will say this though, Courteney may have invented it, but Alfonso perfected it. Think about it, we all know it as the “Carlton Dance,” not the “Courteney Dance.” And that says a lot about it. I just hope that I don’t end up finding out that The Fresh Prince was a rip off of another show.
What in the literal… I have been living a life of lies! All there is inside of those giant lighters is just a simple BIC lighter? Are you kidding me? First off, how was this even discovered? Who would have ever even thought to open up one of these things? I don’t know! But I’m sure glad they did. Come to think of it, it never even occurred to me to think about what was inside one of those things. I guess I just took those giant lighters for granted. Now I have to go out and buy one of these things just to make sure that this is real.
Wait a minute! What’s inside of the small BIC lighter? Is it an even smaller BIC lighter? I’ll be right back.
11 Afraid Not
Have you ever wondered what’s inside of a rope? Of course not. Why would you ever wonder what’s inside of a rope. But guess what? I bet that now you’re wondering what’s inside of it. However, I don’t think you’re quite ready for this. At its core, rope consists of recycled diapers. Yes, you read that correctly. Recycled diapers! Just look at those adorable hippos on the front. I mean sure, there aren’t many things that are stronger than a hippo, but come on. Can you imagine rock climbing and the only thing that is keeping you from falling to your death is a used pair of Huggies? Again, I’m glad to see that companies are recycling, but I’m not really sure what to think of this.
Okay, this is getting to be a little too much. I need to first understand how this person figured out that inside of an SD card is just a MicroSD card. Was this person so curious as to what was inside of their SD card that their first instinct was to pry it open? But why would someone be curious as to what is inside an SD card. Or did their SD happen to break? I need to understand. Nevertheless, I can’t help but feel deceived by looking at this picture. If I wanted to buy a MicroSD card, I would have just bought a MicroSD card. But now I’m very curious as to what’s inside of the MircoSD. Is there a MicroMicroSD inside of the MicroSD? It's like the BIC lighter all over again!
9 Laying Bricks
I’m not sure if I am more disappointed after finding that this is how bricks are laid or if I am more interested after finding out this is how bricks are laid. Whether or not I’m more disappointed or interested, I’m actually in total shock. I’ve really always thought that all bricks are hand laid. I mean, has anyone ever actually seen a machine like this on a street before? I totally get that this would keep costs down for construction sites because there’s less manual labor involved, but still. Call me old fashioned, but I like to think that all fancy brick designs are laid hand by hand. I like to imagine that there is an art to this type of work. But dammit if this isn’t mesmerizing to look at.
8 Bocce Ball
Does anybody here play bocce ball? Please raise your hand if you do. Nobody? Interesting. Nevertheless, I’m sure that you have all heard of bocce ball and know what it looks like. But what you didn’t know is that inside of a bocce ball, are a bunch of billiard balls. That’s right, folks. Just when you had no idea what was inside of a bocce ball, we find out that it is nothing we could have ever imagined it to be. Can we just talk about how creepy this looks for just a minute? It sort of looks like the bocce ball is pregnant and its freaking me out a little. It almost makes we want to go deeper and crack open the eight-ball to see what’s inside of that.
A pineapple is a fruit. And fruits grow on trees. Therefore, pineapples grow on trees. That would sound like it should make sense, but unfortunately, I have some bad news for you. Despite what you may have thought, pineapples do not grow on trees. Instead, pineapples actually grow on a plant close to the ground. I know, right? I feel deceived too. Sure, I may have never actually seen a pineapple tree or ever heard about people going pineapple picking, but that doesn’t mean that I thought they ever grew that close to the ground. To be honest, as long as you don’t put them on your pizza, they can grow wherever they want. But could you imagine walking through that pineapple field and tripping? That looks like it would be excruciatingly painful.
Let’s say you’re playing a board game and your dice breaks. What do you do? Easy, you just use the second dice that is inside of the first. Of all the things that dice could be made of, I would never have thought it would be another dice. Just how far does this dice theory go? Is there another dice inside of the second dice? Is there another dice in the one after that? Are dice like those Russian matryoshka dolls, where each doll is inside another doll that is smaller than the next? I just don’t understand the reasoning behind this. Why would you put a dice inside of another dice and not use a cheaper material to fill it with? But more importantly, how hard do you have to roll dice to break them?
5 They’re Grrreat!
Mmm… Doesn’t the food in advertisements always looks so delicious? Well, it looks like I’m about to shatter another illusion of yours. The cereal you see in advertisements isn’t what it seems. If you have ever thought that the cereal looks better in pictures than in real life, that’s because the milk isn’t really milk; it’s actually glue. Yup!
Why don’t you let that sink in for a minute.
The problem with milk is that the cereal gets all soggy and it sinks to the bottom of the bowl. So by the time you’re ready to take a picture of it, the cereal is already a soggy mess. While it may look good in pictures, I don’t suggest you substituting your milk for some glue. I’m required to say that.
4 I Wanna Rock
What is going on here? Are these amps all fake? Are you trying to tell me that every time I go to a concert and see all of those amps on stage that they’re not really being used? All of those amps are just for show? Why? How did this become a thing? Whose idea was it to bring out fake amps for a rock show? But wouldn’t more amps make it louder? Can somebody please give me some answers? I would have to assume that it doesn’t take that many amps to get the music to sound really loud. And it might look weird to have a giant stage with only one amp on it. Therefore, someone must have thought to just put up a bunch of fake ones to make it look good.
3 No Tears
Are you kidding me?! If this next one doesn’t make you feel like your whole life has been a lie, then I don’t know what will. Don’t you remember growing up and there were special shampoos for kids that were referred to as “no tears” so that if it gets in your eyes, it wouldn’t burn like the fiery depths of Hell? Well, I have some bad news for you. I think you better sit down for this one. What these manufacturers were actually referring to wasn’t tears, as in the liquid that comes out of your eyes. They were talking about tears, as in how you tear a piece of paper. Talk about deceptive marketing tactics. They should be ashamed of themselves for this.
2 Oh Snap!
Let me just say that no, I don’t get any pleasure in revealing all of these things. In fact, a lot of these discoveries leave a sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach. But I’m doing this because I feel that you all deserve to know the truth. And the truth is, is that those old snap bracelets we used to wear, all they really are is recycled tape measures. This is just one of those things that seems to make sense in retrospect. You may not have ever really thought about it, but now that you know what it is, it’s quite a shocking discovery. It’s sort of like when you discover that when you snap your fingers, the noise produced is from the sound of your finger hitting your palm and not from the friction of your fingers. Sorry, did I just ruin snapping for you too?
1 Candy Corn On The Cob
Mother of god! My whole life has been a lie. This is it. This is why it’s called “Candy Corn.” It all makes so much sense now. All of this time I have wondered not only why candy corn exists, but why it is the way it is. Why did it look the way it looked? Surely there had to be a reason behind it. But it never really phased me. But now, after seeing how candy corn can be assembled into an actual corn on the cob, I am left in utter disbelief. You would think that makers of candy corn would have wanted this information to get out years ago, right? Doesn’t it seem weird that it took this long to figure out?