Over the past few months, “How old were you when you learned…?” questions have made their rounds throughout social media, resulting in responses of “I was today years old when…”
Mind-blowing discoveries have ranged from childhood games…
…to useful office skills…
“How old were you when you found out that staples can be placed on the bottom of the stapler?”
…to fun television facts.
I was today years old when I found out that the first episode of a show is called “pilot” because it’s the first time they are on air!
— Delilah ???? (@lilah_16) June 17, 2018
The most recent question that has finally received its answer has to do with our most beloved seasonings.
“How old were y’all when you found out the ridges on the bottom of the salt/pepper shakers had a purpose?”
If you can’t watch the video right now, it shows someone attempting to shake pepper into a bowl.
As most pepper lovers know, it takes a lot of shakes to get just a little bit of pepper.
However, the person in the video proceeds to run the ridges from the bottom of the salt shaker along the ridges of the bottom of the upside-down pepper shaker.
The results are an instantaneous plethora of pepper.
People’s lives are forever changed.
Okay, listen up…I didn't know what the ridges on the bottom or a salt and pepper shaker were for. Do you?
— Lizabeth Scott (@LScottBooks) January 5, 2019
I’m ngl, since I found out about the ridges on the salt and pepper shakers, ive been acting different
— Double Trey (@TreyCarline) January 6, 2019
Just tried out that salt and pepper thing where you rub the ridges on the bottom together and it sprinkles right out and it works like a charm. Wild.
— Mike Ryan (@Mike_Ryan80) January 2, 2019
Turns out it actually works:
There is some dispute over whether or not that’s the actual purpose of the ridges. Regardless, my life is forever changed for the better.