25 Hard To Believe Observations About Everyday Things

Did you know that there are over 177,000 different ways you can tie your tie? Get ready to learn something new about the items you use all the time. These are 25 hard to believe observations about everyday things.

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Croissants are not from Paris. They're not even from France. They come from Vienna, Austria

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A young rabbit is not a bunny. It's actually called a kitten, or a kit. "Bunny" is to "rabbit" as "fishy" is to "fish".

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There is no butter in buttermilk. It's actually what's left when you churn the butter out.

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The first modern lighter was invented by German chemist Johann Wolfgang Dobereiner in 1823. The first modern match was developed three years later by John Walker in England.

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If you could somehow gather all of the gold ever mined by humans into one spot you would only have enough to build about one third of the Washington Monument (roughly 10 billion ounces)

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In fact, 99% of the Earth's gold is stuck in its core

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Platinum is even rarer. You could fit all the platinum every mined into an average size home.

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In the good old days movie trailers would play after the movie. That's why they were called "trailers". Marketers quickly realized that people don't tend to stick around!

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If you want to make a pineapple sweeter you actually need to use salt!

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Peanuts are not nuts. Along with peas and beans they are legumes.

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And strawberries aren't berries. They are officially known as "accessory fruits".

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Avocados, watermelons, pumpkins, and bananas are berries. Why? The scientific definition of a berry is a "a fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary."

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Contrary to popular belief it is possible to fold a piece of paper in half more than 7 times

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Although it would be impossible, if you could fold a standard piece of paper (.10mm thick) in half 42 times it would be thick enough to reach the moon

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If you could fold the same paper in half 103 times it would be as thick as the known universe. How? The thickness (.10 mm) doubles every time.

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Nobody knows who owns the patent for fire hydrants because the patent office in which the records were being held burned down.

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Oreo cookies are actually a rip off of Hydrox cookies which came first (1908). Unfortunately for Hydrox, people eventually began to think that Oreos were the original.

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127,000 trees are chopped down everyday in order to keep up with the global demand for toilet paper

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There are more than 20,000 species of bees but only seven species are recognized as honey bees

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Although Tic Tac's claim to have 0 sugar, they consist of nearly 98% sugar! How? If you look at the serving size you will see that it is .49 grams. According to the FDA a food cannot be labeled "sugar free" unless it contains less than .5 grams of sugar per serving! Nice one Tic Tac, very clever...

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The modern chainsaw was invented by Scottish doctors to help with Symphysiotomy. This is a surgical procedure that widens the pelvis in order to assist in childbirth.

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Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts

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Chocolate milk was originally invented by an Irish physician and sold in the UK as a medicine

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The signature line on a check isn't really a line. It's just the words "authorized signature" repeated over and over again.

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According to Swedish mathematicians there are 177,147 different ways to tie a tie

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