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Smily Face or Just Plain Poop Emoji? Check Out These 4 Fun Facts About Emojis

We all love an emoji or 2, but where do they actually come from? Here are some fun facts about emoji!


We use them to say so many things.

Want to tell you’re friends you’re feeling happy? There’s an emoji for that.

And what about when you want to let your mum know you’re too sick for school? Yep, there’s an emoji for that, too.

And if you really, really need to tell someone about the horrible smell in your little brother’s room? Well, you’re in luck, because there’s a big poop-shaped emoji especially for that, don’t you worry!

In fact, we’ve got loads of fun facts about emojis right here!

1. Emojis come from Japan

It’s true! Emojis were actually invented by a man called Shigetaka Kurita way back in 1997   

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2. People celebrate emojis once a year

World Emoji Day takes place on 17th July every year. It was created by Emojipedia founder Jeremy Burge in 2014.

3. 6 billion emojis are sent via social media every day!

That’s loads, right? And the most popular emoji is? And it’s not the poop emoji…Yep, you’ve guess it… it’s the Tears of Joy emoji. In fact, it’s so popular, you’re probably using it right now!

4. The UK’s fastest growing language is… the emoji!

Well, you’re not really surprised, are you? And because they’re so popular, the language of emojis is evolving even faster than older forms of communication, like hieroglyphics.