Here are just a few things that, in my opinion, I discovered embarrassingly late in my life. Things i should have known long before. I'm sure there are more, but I give you 5. Do you have any of your own? Don't be ashamed to admit it. Just read my list, particularly #3 & 4.
1- that i have a dimple in my chin. Seriously, i was like 18 when i realized this. Remember doing those gene charts in 8th grade biology class... i always put "no" for that one. Then one day i was looking in the mirror and... what the hey..??
2- that before i was born my dad's mom (who died when i was a baby) told him she'd always liked the name Jennifer. I found this one out about a year ago.
3- Penguins, even Emperor penguins (which sound large), are actually quite small (the tallest is 4 feet) and are not, as it turns out, man-sized. No, really. I thought this until way, WAY too late. But whenever they filmed documentaries, they never had any people in the shot so i had no frame of reference!! how can i tell if all i see is penguins and ice??
4- That they speak German in Austria. There is no such thing as the Austrian language.
5- That it really is spelled 'ornery.'