30 Delicious Morsels of Trivia, Fresh Out of the Oven

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30 Delicious Morsels of Trivia, Fresh Out of the Oven

Like a warm bowl of chili on a cold December’s night, these facts will hit the spot. They’re warm enough to hug your brain like a sweater, but unlike everything else on a cold December’s night, they magically won’t give you a fever. They care too much about you and your now snug, cozy brain.

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CRACKED World War I started because someone took a wrong turn. On June 28, 1914, a wrong turn taken by Archduke Franz Ferdinand's driver put him within mere feet of a guy who had just tried (and failed) to assassinate him. The assassin got a second chance, and he killed the Archduke and his wife, ultimately kicking off World War I.

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The first Talkie: 1927 CRACKED.COM The unfortunately minstrel-heavy film The Jazz Singer was the first one to have some dialogue and singing sequences synched up to the action.

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The first movie writer: 1900 CRACKED.COM Journalist and humorist Roy McCardell was the first person hired by a production studio for the explicit job of writing movies. Не wrote over a thousand, including A Fool There Was, the first movie to make vampires cool.

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CRACKED.COM Most reviews shredded Friends when it premiered. They complained the characters just aimlessly drank coffee and chatted, and that the show used pop culture references too much.

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BREAKING BAD BECAME BIG ON NETFLIX. For most of its run, Breaking Bad was just another AMC show. It got most of its fanbase when the first four seasons were released on Netflix - and over Season 5, audience numbers climbed from just 2 million to 10 million. CRACKED.COM

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100 years before Rosa Parks, there was Elizabeth Graham. She hopped on a horse-driven streetcar despite being told it was full, and the driver had her forcibly removed. She sued, and her lawsuit eventually led to the desegregation of New York Public Transport. Incidentally, her lawyer was Chester А. Arthur. CRACKED.COM

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Eliot Ness didn't catch Al Capone. Frank Wilson did. COU Не and prosecutor George E.Q. Johnson had to prove Capone was a millionaire with zero documentation. It took three years. Ness brought up 5,000 violations of the Volstead Act, but none of them stuck. Wilson found 22 charges of tax evasion, and these brought Capone down. CRACKED.COM

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