We tend to take things that we see everyday for granted. But did you know that behind these obvious and familiar things are some amazing facts that will boggle your mind?
In this post, you are going to learn something amazing about the things that we use everyday that you may find unbelievable. From how chain saws are originally designed to help in childbirth to how just rare platinum is, here are 30 amazing facts about everyday things that will blow your mind.
1. Bunny Rabbit.
A young rabbit is actually called a kitten, or a kit. You call a rabbit “bunny” just like you would call fish “fishy”.
2. Tic Tac’s 0 sugar.
Tic Tac’s claim that they have 0 sugar is actually a lie. The truth is, they are made of 98% sugar. So how did they get away with that? The serving size of a typical sugar-free Tic Tac is .49 grams. According to the FDA, any food can’t be labeled “sugar-free” unless it has .5 grams of sugar per serving. Well played, Tic Tac.
3. Wow that’s a lot of trees.
Did you know that we have to chop 127,000 trees every day to meet the global demand for toilet paper?
4. The number of ways your neck tie can be tied.
There are actually 177,147 ways to tie a neck tie according to Swedish scientists.
5. To Berry or not to Berry
Strawberries aren’t actually berries. They’re classified as accessory fruits.
6. Folding paper until it reaches the moon.
If you were to fold a piece of paper in half 42 times, it would reach the moon.
7. Folding paper until it’s large as the universe.
If you fold it 103 times, the thickness of your paper will be larger than the observable Universe: 93 billion light-years.
8. Pineapple not sweet enough?
Adding salt to pineapple will actually make it sweeter.
9. All the gold we’ve mined.
If you could somehow put together all the gold that man has ever mined into one place, you could only build about one-third of the Washington Monument.
10. The rest of the gold.
More than 99 percent of Earth’s gold is missing—it all sank to the center of the planet billions of years ago.
But what’s even more rarer than gold is platinum. All the platinum ever mined will fit into an average sized home.
12. Fire hydrant patent.
It is never known who owns the patent for fire hydrants because the patent office in which the records were being held burned down.
13. Chocolate medicine.
Chocolate milk was originally sold as medicine by its Irish physician inventor.
14. Folding paper in half.
Contrary to popular opinion, a piece of paper can actually be folded in half more than 7 times. Britney Crystal Gallivan, a highschool student from California actually succeeded in folding in half a length of toilet paper 12 times.
Croissants do not come from Paris. They were not even invented in France. Austria is actually the birthplace of this famous pastry.
While most people think of peanuts as nuts, they are actually legumes.
17. The signature line.
That signature line you see on your check is not actually a line. If you look really close, it’s actually the words “authorized signature” repeated over and over again.
18. Honey bees.
Of the 20,000 species of bees, only 7 species are recognized as honey bees.
There is no butter in buttermilk. Actually buttermilk technically is the liquid that is left over after making cultured butter.
20. Chainsaw for childbirth.
The chainsaw was designed to help doctors with Symphysiotomy, a medical procedure that widens a woman’s pelvis during childbirth.
21. Oreo cookies.
Oreo Cookies was actually inspired by Hydrox Cookies, the first cream-filled cookie that debuted in 1908 and yet Hydrox still suffers from the impression of being the knockoff.
22. To berry or not to berry.
A berry’s scientific definition is “a fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary.” That is why bananas, tomatoes, pumpkins ,watermelon and avocadoes are technically berries.
23. Barbie’s full name.
Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
24. Why it’s called trailers.
Trailers used to play after the movies in the olden days, that’s why they are called “trailers”. Marketers started playing them before the movies after noticing people don’t tend to stick around after the movie.
25. Lighter before the match.
The lighter was invented before the match. The German chemist Johann Wolfgang Dobereiner invented the lighter in 1823. Three years later, John Walker of England introduced the first modern match.
26. The Ampersand.
The ampersand (&) and “and” usually mean the same thing, except in movie credits. The “&” is used if a group of people were working together while “and” is used for people that worked independently.
27. A deck of cards’ order.
If you give a deck of cards a good shuffle into an entirely random order, it is pretty likely that it is the first time in history that any deck of cards has been in that order.
28. King of Hearts.
The King of Hearts is the only King in a deck of cards without a mustache.
29. The cost of an iPhone in 1991.
If you were to purchase the parts to make an iPhone in 1991, it would have cost you around $3.5 million.
400 million M&Ms are produced everyday.