Surprising Facts About Everyday Things That Need To Be Shared
Noam Schulman | Published: September 8, 2020
Will Traynor: Clark. A few weeks should have passed by the time you read this. If you follow the instructions, you'll be in Paris on one of those chairs that never sit quite level on a pavement. I hope it's still sunny. Across the bridge to your right, you'll see L'artisan Parfumeur. You should try the scent called Papiomextrem. I always did think it would smell great on you. There are few things I wanted to say and couldn't because you would've gotten emotional and you wouldn't have let me finish. So, here it is. When you get back home, Michael Lawler will give you access to a bank account that contains enough to give you a new beginning. Don't start panicking. It's not enough for you to sit around for the rest of your life but it should buy you your freedom, at least from that little town we both call home. Live boldly, Clark. Push yourself. Don't settle. Wear those stripy legs with pride. Knowing you still have possibilities is a luxury, knowing I might have given them to you. This eased something for me. So, this is it. You are scored on my heart, Clark. You have been the first day you walked in with your sweet smile and your ridiculous clothes and your bad jokes and your complete inability to ever hide a single thing you felt. Don't think of me too often. I don't want you getting sad. Just live well. Just live. I'll be walking beside you every step of the way. Love, Will.
Me Before You (2016)

From household items to the food we eat, there are so many things we encounter on a daily basis that we don’t know too much about. Believe it or not, water bottles, bubble wrap, and even the chocolate in your fridge all have little known facts that may come in handy during your next trivia match.

T-Shirts Were Invented For Bachelors That Couldn’t Sew or Fix Buttons

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Believe it or not, t-shirts were invented over 100 years ago! Back in 1904, Cooper Underwear Company started advertising their new product – t-shirts – to bachelors who could not sew or replace buttons. At the time, the t-shirts were completely white and the trend picked up quickly.

270,000 Trees Are Cut Down Each Day For Toilet Paper

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This fact is a great one to pull out during an awkward silence! According to industry experts, each day, 270,000 trees are cut down in order to keep up with the global demand for toilet paper. Interestingly, Americans alone use about 34 million rolls of toilet paper a day!

A Pencil Can Write 45,000 Words

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If you have some time on your hands, maybe give this fact a try! According to reports, the average pencil can write roughly 45,000 words and draw a line that is 38 miles long (61.2 km) long! What’s for sure, you will need a few stacks of paper on hand to try this one out.

The Computer Mouse Was Initially Named a Turtle

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When the computer mouse was first created, it was named an ‘X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System”. But, that didn’t have a nice ring to it. Due to its hard shell and moving parts underneath, the first users immediately started calling the device a ‘turtle’. Ultimately, it was decided that it would be called a ‘mouse’ because of the ‘tail’ that connects it to the computer.

It Takes 364 Licks To Get To the Center of a Tootsie Pop

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The Tootsie Pop, a hard-candy lollipop filled with chocolate-flavored chewy, was created back in 1931. It became well-known for itsĀ very catchy slogan – “How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?”. Well, according to engineer students at Purdue University who created a ‘licking machine’, it takes between 252-364 licks.

A Gallon of Gasoline Contains 31,000 Calories

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Definitely don’t try this at home! If you could drink a gallon of gasoline, you would actually be taking in 31,000 calories. According to reports, the average person should eat between 2,000-2,500 calories a day, so a gallon of gasoline is equivalent to about 15 days of food.