20 interesting facts Reddit taught us in 2012

From Kraft Singles-esque peanut butter slices to a popular water gun helping fund energy research, we’ve learned a lot from the content sharing site. Plus, employees call in sick for video game release, best interview in TV history, millennial news, and more.

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Peanut butter slices, Super Soakers, beer, memory for my computer’s hard drive—OK, who leaked my Christmas list? Apparently, it was Mashable. Recently, the site published this list with 20 of the most stimulating truths learned from social sharing site Reddit over the past year. For instance, peanut butter was once sold in a way similar to Kraft Singles, and Lonnie Johnson, inventor of NERF’s popular line of water pistols, reinvested his earnings from the toy into research and development for his energy technology companies.

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Also recently shared on Reddit is a video gone viral of now-fired Walmart employees heedlessly throwing and damaging iPads in a Pikesville, Ky., stockroom.

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