Knowledge is power but the human brain does have its limitation so no one can know everything, right? However, even the smallest things in life can be significant and knowing about them is certainly a plus. We have some interesting facts about everyday objects I’m sure you’ll find fascinating and hopefully can even be useful at some point!
Peanuts aren’t nuts
Technically, they’re legumes. But that won’t stop us from eating them, of course!
Platinum is very rare
Which is why it’s so expensive. All the platinum mined until now would fill a normal-sized house.
No one knows who invented the fire hydrant
The office where the original patent was being held burned in a fire. You have to love the irony!
Watermelons are berries
Berries are “fleshy fruits produced by single ovaries” and watermelons fall into that category. So do avocados, pumpkins and bananas.
Barbie actually has a last name
Her full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. That’s a mouthful!
Chocolate milk was first sold as medicine
Sir Hans Sloane was a 17th-century Irish physician that tried the locally brewed cocoa drink in Jamaica but found it disgusting and in the attempt to improve it, he invented chocolate milk. He then took his recipe back to England where it was first produced and sold by apothecaries as medicine.
Around 127,000 trees are being cut every day to make enough toilet paper for the whole planet
Maybe we should just wash our intimate parts in the tub, or even buy a bidet.
On average, each of us spends two weeks of our lives waiting at traffic lights
The first webcam’s purpose was to monitor the level of a coffee pot without getting up at Cambridge University
The plastic pieces at the end of shoelaces are called aglets
There’s enough graphite in a pencil to draw a line 35 miles long
Q-Tips were initially named Baby Gays
Do you know other interesting facts about everyday objects and which one’s your favorite?