Did You Know (DYK)
100,000 - 500,000 downloads
- Lots of interesting facts
- Crowdsourced database: users can add their own DYK
- Review DYK posted by other users
- Home screen widgets
Did You Know is a crowdsource compilation of incredibly curious facts
Forget awkward silence when you just met someone. DYK is you ace up the sleeve: hundreds of curious facts that can being interesting conversations.
"DYK that there aren't clocks in Las Vegas' casinos?" "DYK that you can't fold a paper in half more than 7 times?" Shocking stuff that won't leave anyone indifferent. Tap any of them to get the details and the sources.
All those facts are listed by "latest", "random", "top" and your "favorites". You can sign up to get moderation rights and to have the chance to post your own DYK.
Likewise, any DYK posted can be reviewed by users with a "Spincredible!" or a "Spitiful". The amount of positive votes will give you a clue of how good it is or how much that DYK has suprised users
In a nutshell, one of those apps that achieves a very difficult thing: teaching and amusing you at the same time.
Unlike many "useless facts" or 'fun facts" applications, hese small facts are all VERIFIED : nothing is false.
Some useless facts you'll find :
- Qwerty keyboards were created to slow down the typing (and to split apart the letters often used consecutively).
- There’s only one death in “Rambo: First Blood”.
- The Bayeux Tapestry is not a tapestry (and was not made in Bayeux).
- In Switzerland, having only one guinea-pig is against the law.
For each information, you'll be able to read more with detailed informations and links to website that will enable you even more!
"Small Facts & Useful Information Enables You Knowledgeable" – AppEggs.com
"Did you know provides some more stories, funny/clever/verified anecdotes" – appgratuites.com
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Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
Great apps. Available in French and English !!