Trivia, The More You Know

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How Tik Tac Mints Were Named

Did you know Tic Tac mints are named after the sound their container makes? In 1970, Ferrero was looking to replace "Refreshing Mints" as the name of its now iconic mini mouth fresheners. Instead of going with a similarly straightforward approach, the brand says the name we all know now was inspired by the tic and the tac sounds heard when you open and close the little plastic container the mints come in.


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The More You Know

  • The average person living in Sweden eats about 22 pounds of chocolate a year.
  • A U.S. park ranger named Roy C. Sullivan held the record for being struck by lightning the most times, having been struck — and surviving — seven times between 1942 and 1977.
  • Danny Devito used to work as a hairdresser. For corpses.
  • In 1993, San Francisco held a referendum over whether a police officer called Bob Geary was allowed to patrol while carrying a ventriloquist’s dummy called Brendan O’Smarty. He was.
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