Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Updated Oct 07, 2020 at 06:20AM EDT by ohmyjosh.

Added Jul 02, 2012 at 02:44PM EDT by RandomMan.

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did you know? If you put a finger in your ear and scratch, it sounds like Pacman! did-you-kno.tumblr.com

About

"Did You Know?" is a single topic blog featuring various trivia and factoids on a wide range of subject topics, as well as odd news stories and popular misconceptions that are factually inaccurate. This blog has led to creation of several other spin-off blogs on Tumblr, ranging from parody blogs to single topic blogs focusing on niche interests.

Origin

The Tumblr blog “Did You Know?”[1] was launched on April 30th, 2011 with a post titled "10 Facts About You" directly addressing the reader.[2] The blog wasn't updated again until May 19th with a post stating that if the reader reblogged the image and clicked on it, the social networking site MySpace would appear differently than before. The blog began posting daily images on May 21st.


did you know? 10 Facts aboutyou 1. You're reading this rightnow. 2. Youre realizing that is a stupid fact. 4. You didnt notioe l skipped three. 5.Youre checking now 6. Youre smiling. 7. Youre stilreading this even though its stupid. 9. Youdidnt realze lskipped eight 10. Youre checking again and smiling about how you fell for it again. 11. Youre enjoying this. 12.You didntrealze there's only supposed to be ten facts. did-you-kno.tumblr.com did you know? If you go to myspace right now you will see it like you never did. (Reblog and Click on this image to see) did-you-kno.tumblr.com

Precursors

Beverage company Snapple began placing “Real Facts”[10] on the inner label of their drink caps sometime in the 1990s. In 2006, a rumor[11] that half of the facts on the caps were fake began circulating online with an image of a cap labeled “Real Fact #0." In 2009, Snapple retired the first 675 facts[6] and began posting image macros[13] (shown below left) and flash animations[14] (shown below right) illustrating their new facts designed as an Easter egg for people who search the web for facts they found on Snapple caps.


Real Fact #879 Most Koala bears sleep about 22 hours aday KOALA EXHIBIT KOALAS Open 3am to 5am Closed Real Fact #901 The quartz crystal in your wristwatch vibrates 32,768 times a second Lucky for you they re realraly tiny

Other websites containing factoids have existed since the early 2000s, when the website didyouknow.org[4] was created on February 18th, 2002. The site originally sorted the facts into more than 20 categories[12], hosting jokes and inspirational quotes as well. In 2008, Mameshiba animated shorts began appearing on Japanese television, featuring anthropomorphized characters resembling beans and nuts who come alive shortly before a person is about to eat them. Upon waking up, the character says “Did you know?” followed by a random fact that ruins the person’s appetite. The cartoons were uploaded to Nico Nico Douga and YouTube shortly after airing. In December 2009, the website did-you-knows.com[5] was created, specializing in facts presented within one sentence.



Spread

Many of the "Did-You-Kno" trivia images have spread to other image-sharing communities such as Pinterest[29] and Instagram with the tag #didyouknow.[19] Additional examples have been featured on design blog Untitled[20] and religious blog Drops of Knowledge.[21] As of July 2012, the Tumblr blog receives a monthly average of 155,900 U.S. visitors, 308,400 global visitors [22] and 220,854 page views. The Facebook fan page[28] for the blog has 258,072 likes.

Notable Examples

did you know? did-you-kno.tumblr.com A radio station in NZ has "No Nickelback" Days - If they play a Nickelback song, you can call in to win $1000. did-you-kno.tumblr.com did you know? When someone tickles you, laughter is a panic response. This is also why you can't tickle yourself, as your body senses no real danger. did-you-kno.tumblr.com did you know? Snoop Dogg sold Cameron Diaz weed in high school. did-you-kno.tumblr.com did you know? Yo Mama jokes/insults were invented by Shakespeare. did-you-kno.tumblr.com did you know? Sandwiches taste better when someone else makes them for you did-you-kno.tumblr.com did you know? Till early 1800s the slang for balls was twiddle-diddles. did-you-kno.tumblr.com did you know? SpongeBob SquarePants is the only Nicktoon from the 1990s that has not ended yet. 4 did-you-kno.tumblr.com did you know? Mice were exposed to heavy metal music during a study to see how it affects them-- Instead of completing the maze, they killed each other. 1 3 did-you-kno.tumblr.com did you know? A kick in the balls is above 9000 del (units) of pain which is similar to giving birth to 160 kids & breaking up to 3200 bones at a time. did-you-kno.tumblr.com


Spin-Off Blogs

The first spin-off blog DidYou-Know[16] was created on August 2nd, 2011, publishing 225 factoids in the first month. Two more, 1000 Did You Knows[17] and Interesting Facts[18] were both created in March 2012. The following month, Did Yuo Know?[9] began publishing blatantly false or exaggerated factoids using the "Did-You-Kno" style of image macros, in an attempt to troll unsuspecting readers into believing they came from the original blog.


did you know? The ocean gets its saltiness from the tears of misunderstood sharks who just want to cuddle. did-yuo-kno.tumblr.corm did you know? 100% of everything that has ever been said on the internet is true. did-yuo-kno.tumblr.com did you know? 1 in 4 Chinese people are Jackie Chan. did-yuo-kno.tumblr.com

Did You Know Gaming?[7], which focuses on video game trivia, began in May 2012. Their posts are also shared on their sub-reddit[8] and Facebook[15] fan page, which has 18,712 likes as of July 2012. Other notable "Did You Know" trivia blogs include the Pokemon-related site Did You Poke-know[30] and the music trivia sites Metal Did You Know[31] and Did You Know One Direction.[32]


凸凸凸 Your POKèMON dont ook dead IN POKEMON RED AND BLUE VERSIONS, AFTER THE RIVAL BATTLE ON S.S. ANNE YOU WILL AGAIN BATTLE YOUR RIVAL IN LAVENDER TOWN. DURING THIS BATTLE IN THE POKEMON TOWER HE DOES NOT SEND OUT HIS RATICATE. IT'S THOUGHT RATICATE HAD DIED IN THE PREVIOUS BATTLE AND YOUR RIVAL WAS PUTTING HIM TO REST. YOU KILLED YOUR RIVAL'S RATICATE. 几 DIDYOUKNOWGAMING.COM THE SACRED REALM AS DEPICTED IN THIS ARTHORK FOR A LINK TO THE PAST IS ACTUALLY SKYLOFT 几 DIDYOUKNOWGAMING.COM 0 Hoenn Johto Kanto Sinnoh ARBOK HAS DIFFERENT MARKINGS ON ITS SKIN FOR EACH REGION IN POKEMON 几 DIDYOUKNOWGAMING.COM

Outside of Tumblr

On Facebook[23], there are several different Did You Know? themed pages, with the largest page[24] accruing 162,635 likes since its creation in May 2011. On Twitter, the largest Did You Know? account[25] @iTweetFacts[26] has more than 460,000 followers and the hashtag #didyouknow[27] has been used to share random facts.




Search Interest

The tag "Tumblr" has been added to the search terms to avoid results unrelated to the blog.


External References

[1] Tumblr via Wayback MachineDid You Know?

[2] Tumblr – Did You Know? – Post of April 30th, 2011

[3] Tumblr – Did You Know? – Post of May 19th, 2011 (page deleted)

[4] didyouknow.org

[5] did-you-knows.com

[6] Snapple via Wayback Machine – Retired Facts

[7] Tumblr – Did You Know Gaming?

[8] Reddit – DidYouKnowGaming Sub-Reddit

[9] Tumblr via Wayback Machine – Did Yuo Know?

[10] Snapple – #Real-Facts

[11] The Real Truth – Snapple Real Lies

[12] Internet Archive – DidYouKnow.org Captured November 25th, 2002

[13] Archive – Fact #879 image

[14] Snapple – Fact #901 Flash animation

[15] Facebook – Did You Know Gaming?

[16] Tumblr – DidYou-Know

[17] Tumblr via Wayback Machine – 1000 Did You Knows

[18] Tumblr via Wayback Machine – Interesting Facts

[19] Statigr.am – Photos tagged #didyouknow (site redirect)

[20] Untitled Magazine – Did-you-kno repost (page deleted)

[21] Tumblr – Drops of Knowledge

[22] Quantcast – did-you-kno.tumblr.com Stats (login required)

[23] Facebook – Search results for "did you know"

[24] Facebook – Did You Know?

[25] Twitter – Search results for "did you know" users

[26] Twitter – @iTweetFacts

[27] Twitter – Search results for "#didyouknow"

[28] Facebook – Did You Know Blog

[29] Pinterest via Wayback Machine – Photos pinned from did-you-kno.tumblr.com

[30] Tumblr via Wayback Machine – did you poké-know?

[31] Tumblr via Wayback Machine – Metal Did You Know

[32] Tumblr via Wayback Machine – Did You Know One Direction

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