Facts About Everyday Things Most People Don’t Know

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.