28 Vital Bits of Trivia to Get You Caught Up on Everything That’s Happened Since the Big Bang

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28 Vital Bits of Trivia to Get You Caught Up on Everything That’s Happened Since the Big Bang

This Time Oreo has a thin Big Bang cookie — a present-day cookie, and 13.8 billion years of cream, baby! What would an Oreo like that even be called? They have Double Stuf and Mega Stuf (those aren’t typos, there’s only one F for some weird reason), but 13.8 billion years of cream would be something like Colossal Stuf! With all kinds of little fact sprinkles in there. Mmm, this is quite the tasty analogy.

Black widow spiders don't usually eat their mate. The one thing that gives black widows their name isn't actually something they do more often than other spiders. The cannibalistic behavior tends to only be observed in caged spiders, and it rarely happens in the wild, where the male can easily get away. CRACKED.COM

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The death of Robin was inspired by Saturday Night Live. Batman: A Death in the Family famously let readers decide Jason Todd's fate - a move DC lifted from an SNL sketch, where Eddie Murphy asked viewers to vote on whether a lobster would be boiled or spared. CRACKED.COM

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A guy challenged his ex- wife to trial by combat. As it wasn't explicitly outlawed, in 2020 Kansas resident David Ostrom challenged his ex-wife and her lawyer to decide the custody of the couple's child on the field of battle, wherein he would rend their souls from their corporal bodies. With a katana, because of freakin' course. CRACKED.COM

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ELSTRONG CIRO GIRO MYS Lance Armstrong made an ad mocking his critics (before they were proven right). Everybody wants to know what I'm on, Armstrong said in a 2001 ad for Nike. I'm on my bike, busting my ass six hours a day, he answered. Yeah, his bike and a shit-ton of human growth hormone, as it turned out - let's just say, the piece hasn't exactly aged gracefully. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM Ben Schwartz was almost Dave the Cop in Parks and Recreation. Before becoming Jean-Ralphio, Schwartz auditioned for Dave Sanderson, Leslie Knope's cop boyfriend. The casting directors reportedly loved his energy, but ended up deciding he was too young to play Amy Poehler's paramour.

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CRACKED.COM Six men survived 9/11 thanks to a squeegee. All six were stuck in an elevator after the plane struck - among them veteran window washer Jan Demczur. Demczur used his squeegee to jimmy the door open and then cut through the brittle plasterboard wall. They managed to get out of the building minutes before it collapsed.

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Mindfulness can help with your depression- or make it worse. While meditation can be helpful, it's far from the safe, easy cure-all that it's often claimed to be. Researchers at Coventry University found that in one out of 12 people, meditation and mindfulness can worsen (or even outright cause) depression and anxiety. CRACKED.COM

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