30 Bits of Trivia You’d Better Consume Quick Before They’re Cancelled by Netflix

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30 Bits of Trivia You’d Better Consume Quick Before They’re Cancelled by Netflix

Like previously classified UFO documents, the Random Fact Agency recently made these facts public. We were first on the scene. Our random fact correspondent camped out all night to be the first microphone in the RFA rep’s face, and we’re happy to report that they got these goods firsthand.

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FORT WAYNE, INDIANA, HAD A MAYOR NAMED HARRY BAALS. The man with snicker-worthy name was a four-term mayor. (Yes, it was pronounced like that.) City leaders unfortunately turned down the popular idea to name a government center after him. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED THE FIRST PERSON TO WIN TWO NOBEL PRIZES WAS A WOMAN. Marie Curie, born in Poland in 1867, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 for her work on radioactivity, and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911 for her discovery of two new elements, polonium and radium.

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Harriet Tubman was the first woman to lead a military operation in the U.S. As a result of her actions, more than 700 people escaped slavery. She was never paid for her military actions. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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After being refused by the War Office, Mary Seacole used her own money to serve as a nurse during the Crimean War. Due to racism, she almost forgotten to history, compared to her contemporary Nightingale. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Vidal Sassoon (yes, the hairstylist) was the youngest member of an anti-fascist group. Sassoon was only 17 when he joined Group 43, which physically broke up fascist meetings. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Deep beneath a Siberian impact crater, there are trillions of carats of diamonds. The Popigai crater, about 100 kilometers wide, lies above enough diamonds to supply all the world's diamond needs for the next three millennia. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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One time, the Russian Air Force bombed a river to break the ice that blocked its flow. 25 Ice on the Sukhona River created a dam which could have made the river overflow, endangering thousands -- so it was bombed every hour until it broke. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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