10 Things You Didn't Know About Emojis

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    A recent study determined that people who use emojis get more sex than people who don't.
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    According to EmojiTracker which tracks real-time use of emojis online, the crying while laughing emoji is the most popular. Hearts are a close second.
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    'Emoji' was added as a word to Oxford dictionaries in 2013.
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    There was a documentary made called 'Emoji Among Us' that shows the importance of emojis in our society.
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    The Wall Street Journal has a function that allows you to translate their headlines into emojis.
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    A man named Shigetaka Kurita created them as a way to make communication easier. They didn't become popular until Apple incorporated them on its operating systems.
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    If you're threatening someone and use certain emojis, you can get in serious trouble. Courts are admitting emojis like guns, bombs, and that little skull as evidence of threats.
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    Emoji is taken from the Japanese "E" (picture) and "Moji" (character).
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    Twitter finally released emoji support on its web version on April of 2014. Those little icons would simply show up as blank if you visited Twitter.com on a laptop or desktop computer.
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    Basketball player Mike Scott had several emojis tattooed on both arms and Miley Cyrus also had some ink featuring the sad cat emoji, on the inside of her lower lip.