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
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
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
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
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
The Tootsie Pop, a hard-candy lollipop filled with chocolate-flavored chewy, was created back in 1931. It became well-known for its 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
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.