I learned that in order to overcome your fear of drowning, you have to learn to swim. And in order to learn to swim, you have to take a lesson, not just think really hard while you're in water.
I learned that beach balls defy all physics by knocking things of greater mass towards the impact instead of away from it.
I learned that dogs can jump well over twelve feet in the air.
I learned that it's really easy to get written about in the local paper. All you have to do is say something or stand up.