29 Bits of Trivia We Sold to Old Arthur Slugworth After Our Tour of the Wonka Factory

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29 Bits of Trivia We Sold to Old Arthur Slugworth After Our Tour of the Wonka Factory

Do you ever go on a movie-trailer binge? We do. That short, punchy, compressed version of the movie is a mini thrill ride of its own. And that’s why we love facts. They’re the trailer of the knowledge flick. If you like the fact enough, you can hunt down an entire article or Wikipedia page or go old school and drive to the library for more on the subject — after reading this entire list of course. We hear that the Cracked higher-ups like when you do that.

The FBI was told about the attack on Pearl Harbor before it happened but they ignored it. CRACKED.COM A Serbian double agent named Duško Popov knew about the attack on Pearl Harbor months before the attack.

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Eminem repeated the 9th grade three times. CRACKED.COM After spending three years in ninth grade due to truancy and poor grades, he dropped out of Lincoln High School at age 17.

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SAVAGE GARDEN IS NAMED AFTER A LINE IN A VAMPIRE NOVEL. In the Anne Rice novel The Vampire Lestat, which was just one in a series of 1990s novels that inspired the movie Interview With The Vampire, the title character describes the world around him as the savage garden. In the movie, Lestat is played by Tom Cruise. GRACKED.COM http://vampirechronicles.wikia.com/viki/Anne_Rice

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An engagement ring for a man is referred to as a mangagement ring. Before men even regularly wore wedding bands, jewelers tried to make mangagement rings catch on in the 1920s. Man + engagement, get it? CRACKED.COM

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Bacteria dies on copper and copper alloy surfaces. Infection rates have been found to be significantly lower in hospital rooms with copper equipment. Cheap copper rings that turn your fingers green are looking a lot less dirty, right now. CRACKED.COM

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We solved a mystery of the Venus of Willendorf Created over 30,000 years ago, the ancient piece of art is now believed to have been made from material from Italy. That shows us that the material moved from south of the Alps to the Danube north of the Alps, an incredibly long journey for early modern humans. CRACKED.COM

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Performance pressure can negatively affect even monkeys Tufted capuchin monkeys were given tests with rewards and timeout consequences, and their performance suggests that higher stakes may cause some monkeys to choke under pressure. CRACKED.COM

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