13 Random And Interesting Facts You’ll Want To Share With Everyone Immediately
Cap’n Crunch’s name isn’t Cap’n Crunch.
The word “podcast” is a portmanteau — a combination of the words “iPod” and “broadcast.” The term itself was actually created by accident in 2004.
The first text message sent to a cellphone happened almost 30 years ago (!) — in 1992 — and the message sent was “Merry Christmas.”
In 1953, Swanson was basically forced to invent TV dinners because they had around 260 tons of leftover frozen Thanksgiving turkeys and needed a way to get rid of them.
In 2002, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the first TV show to ever use “google” as a verb.
In 2005, Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” became the first song to sell a million digital downloads.
The word “meme” isn’t new, and was first coined in 1976 by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene — albeit, it did have a bit of a different meaning.
Douglas Hofstadter’s Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought was the first book ever sold on Amazon in 1995.
McDonald’s created Chicken McNuggets because of changing dietary habits in the late ’70s (aka people — because of health concerns — were eating less red meat and were eating more chicken).
It wasn’t until the Great Depression that movie theaters began selling popcorn as a snack to eat during movies.
The first Disney Channel Original Movie was 1997’s Northern Lights, starring Diane Keaton.
Cap’n Crunch has a full name — it’s Horatio Magellan Crunch.
And finally, the urban legend about the ghost of a boy appearing in Three Men and a Baby actually started after the film was released on home video.
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