28 Bits of Trivia That Have Swarmed Upon Our Crops and Blotted Out the Sun

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28 Bits of Trivia That Have Swarmed Upon Our Crops and Blotted Out the Sun

They say that a fortune is made one dollar at a time. A marathon is run one step at a time. Mount Everest is climbed one foot at a time. You get it. Well, our own version of that credo is that a knowledge pool is built one fact at a time. So please, allow these hot facts to cool off in your burgeoning knowledge pool.

Stephen King's Carrie only exists thanks to King's wife, Tabitha. King threw it in the trash, but she eventually fished it out and said she wanted to know what would happen next in the story, and that he should keep writing it. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM Platform shoes were created to stay away from crap. Long before they were a fashion statement, platform shoes were a statement that you didn't want your feet (or the hem of your clothes) covered with literal shit. Back when many streets weren't paved, the lil' stilts helped you stay away from the dust, mud, and animal feces.

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A video game lets you steal art for real (or at least NFTs). The Crypto Doctrine is as close as a game can get to art theft, in that you can steal actual NFTs, for real. It's only fitting that the NFTs were made without the consent of the original artists. CRACKED.COM

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THE BEST MAN AT RAND PAUL'S WEDDING WAS HIS DAD. The Republican Senator from Kentucky chose his father, three-time Presidential candidate Ron Paul, as his best man. That had to have been a strange bachelor party. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM Lara Croft's creator fought against Lara's oversexualization. Even after giving Lara huge boobs (by accident, allegedly), designer Toby Gard was unwilling to turn her into a sex object. Не has gone on record saying that he and the other devs refused a request by higher-ups to get Lara nude.

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Bill Watterson turned down Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Watterson is so dead-set against a movie or TV adaptation of Calvin and Hobbes, that he said no to Lucas and Spielberg in the '80s. Не has nothing against animation, and in fact he loves it - he just sees no benefit in giving that treatment to his strip. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM Katy Perry used to pretend she was Zooey Deschanel. Newly arrived in Los Angeles in 2002, a teen- aged Perry really enjoyed the club scene - and would often pass herself off as Deschanel to be admitted into clubs. I had no money, and I had no clout, I had nothing, and sometimes I would pose as  to get into the club, Perry admitted in 2020.

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