10+ Mind Blowing Facts About Every Day Objects You've Probably Never Heard Before

by Elana

Life is full of a lot more mysteries and oddities than we usually give it credit for but thankfully, there is an awful lot of truth out there as well... as long as you know where to look! Sometimes we don't realize the curious explanations for all sorts of things in life even when we've been acquainted with them pretty much our entire lives. Even more interesting is that sometimes we just had the wrong assumptions or explanations and the truth is significantly more fascinating. And sometimes, it's just the little details that keep our minds buzzing as the days go by. 

Why else would fun facts be placed on things like Snapple lids? As humans, our thirst for knowledge can never be quenched and I, for one, think it's an especially good thing. The more the world has to offer us, big and small, the more interesting our lives will continue to be. So take a look through these everyday objects you've surely spent your entire life not thinking twice about and find out their fascinating facts and secrets! No stone will be left unturned today!

1. What's in a name?

That little dab of toothpaste you like to put on your toothbrush has an actual name. It's called a nurdle and I'm very upset that this isn't common knowledge.

2. Where in the world is the croissant from?

It's NOT France, though many, many individuals might believe that to be so. The delicious pastry originated in Vienna, Austria.

3. The very first webcam...

It wasn't for chit-catting long distance with your friends in family. It was designed and set up by scientists at Cambridge University to check the levels of a coffee pot from their desks. Brilliant.

via: Gizmodo

4. Therapeutic Chocolate

In the 1700's, chocolate milk was sold as medicine by Irish botanist, Sir Hans Sloane. Today it certainly is capable of lifting our spirits.

via: KRCM

5. You will never unsee this.

Look closely, one of these kings is not like the other. In a Rouennais pattern deck of cards, the king of hearts is the only one without a mustache.

6. That's a whole lot of candy.

In a single day, 400 million M&M's are produced. In the United States they are created in New Jersey and Tennessee. I bet those towns smell real nice.

via: OhNuts

7. To tie a tie...

How many individuals have you met in your life who struggle with the whole tie-tying tidbit? Squash their fears in the future by letting them know there are 177,147 ways to tie a necktie, according to some Swedish scientists anyway. That's the productive way to use science in every day life!

8. The useful spaghetti spoon

That hole serves a real purpose! It holds a single approximate serving of dry pasta. Now you never have to cook too much ever again. You're welcome.

via: OhNuts

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