Since it’s impossible to search Twitter further back than a few days, I actually had to write a quick-and-dirty app to get this.
#didyouknow Mozart coined the word “Comcastic” but it couldn’t be put to good use until the Comcast corporation was formed centuries later!
#didyouknow that King Richard III’s favorite brand of yogurt would have been Yoplait, had it been invented centuries sooner!
#didyouknow a P-51 fighter is 24 times longer than a 1/24th scale P-51 fighter model!
#didyouknow the city of Cutoff, TN is world famous for its f
#didyouknow webcams got their name by providing access to a dark web of intrigue?
#didyouknow the word “fortitude” comes from the roots “forty” + “tude”, and means a person with enough ‘tude for 40 people?
#didyouknow cylindrical Pringles containers can be used as bearings for tank tracks in time of war?
#didyouknow credit cards were originally used to jimmy open stuck locks, a use almost forgotten after scientists learned they produce money?
#didyouknow a group of crows is called a “murder.” A group of apes is called an “apeshit”?
#didyouknow I’m not writing #didyouknow tweets today because I have too much work to do?
#didyouknow goldfish can survive up to 30 minutes outside of water, but only if distracted by a Nintendo DS?
#didyouknow sound cannot travel in a vacuum? The motor is too loud and drowns it out.
#didyouknow Larry Bird, during his NBA career, was constantly being mistaken for Larry Fine?
#didyouknow the Japanese language is so hard to learn that even native-born Japanese only pretend to know it?
#didyouknow the Chinese word “li” means “a deep feeling of sadness upon hearing the ice cream truck jingle and realizing you have no cash”?
#didyouknow your stereo has “speakers” instead of “singers” because music was illegal when it was invented in 1924?
#didyouknow your stereo has “speakers” instead of “singers” because music is illegal in Taiwan, where it was built?
#didyouknow that dyslexia claims more than 100,000 lives a year in the town of Edicius, Pennsylvania?
#didyouknow the Puget Sound is “swiiish”?
#didyouknow hydrogen bombs are useful for those hard-to-reach areas?
#didyouknow the dollar coins featuring Andrew Johnson were originally planned to feature Slater from Saved By The Bell?
#didyouknow Friends is a spin-off MacGuyver? The role of “coffee shop customer” links the two shows together.
#didyouknow while the Maneki Neko figurine in Japan brings good luck, the same statue when placed in the Philippines brings dandruff?
#didyouknow before the potato was introduced to the British Isles, fish and chips shops used paint chips?
#didyouknow daily newspapers now get over 80% of their revenue from ads for adult diapers?
#didyouknow George Washington Carver made peanut butter as a marinade for roast beef?
#didyouknow when in the hand of middle managers, PowerPoint is a powerful sleep aid?
#didyouknow Coke Zero is named after the famous Japanese WWII fighter?
#didyouknow IPv6 is two better than the current IPv4?
#didyouknow whiteboards were originally sold under the brand Her Majesty’s Enwhitened Blackboards?
#didyouknow lard is considered to be the first aphrodisiac?
#didyouknow Microsoft owns a large warehouse solely to store all 358 Xbox prototypes discarded before the Xbox 360 was released?
#didyouknow GPS stood for Gloucestershire Positioning System until they decided to go global?
#didyouknow Microsoft changed .doc to .docx to make Word 2007 more XTREME?
#didyouknow you can empty a swear jar by standing near it and saying “gosh darn?”
#didyouknow Bishops in chess were originally allowed to move in a drunken swagger?
#didyouknow I didn’t do any #didyouknow today?
#didyouknow working with the Twitter API has been known to cause face-reddening and steam emitting from the ear canals?
#didyouknow that you dream during the REM stage of sleep? During the Nirvana stage of sleep you head-bang.
#didyouknow the first unsuccessful version of Facebook was called BackOfHeadBook?
#didyouknow Federal Law states steak-cut fries must only be served with steaks?
#didyouknow Twitter had to hire a sorcerer to figure out how to highlight hash tags as you type them? His name was Ted.
#didyouknow the new $1 coins feature Andrew Johnson because Paul Revere was unavailable for the photo shoot?
#didyouknow traffic cones are painted orange so other traffic barriers know they are poisonous?
#didyouknow Sunlight laundry detergent is not recommended for use on solar panels?