35 Bits of Trivia Someone Left at the Royal Ball, Which His Highness the Prince Is Now Using as an Excuse to Touch Everyone’s Feet

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35 Bits of Trivia Someone Left at the Royal Ball, Which His Highness the Prince Is Now Using as an Excuse to Touch Everyone’s Feet

Can you believe that someone could learn that Stone Cold Steve Austin got his ring name from a cup of tea, then just drop that fact right here on our pristine floor? What kind of person wouldn’t tuck that tidbit safely in their back pocket to regurgitate thrice a day? Not you! You’ll carry that and the rest of these with you forever, right?

Your avocados may be grown by a drug cartel. Since trade restrictions were lifted in the '90s, avocados from Mexico became more and more popular in the U.S. while Mexican cartels were hit by the escalating War on Drugs. So what did the hardened narcos do? Exactly- they branched out into the lucrative avocado business. CRACKED.COM

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An entire bank in Utah was sent by mail. In 1916, bank director William Horace Coltharp realized that bricks to build a new bank in Vernal, Utah were cheaper to ship by mail than by truck. Through a series of sneaky loopholes, he got 1,500 parcels (each containing 50 pounds of bricks) delivered all the way from Salt Lake City. CRACKED.COM

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MIT intentionally irradiated children (with Quaker's help). In the 1940s, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology decided to study how the body absorbs nutrients by feeding disabled and abandoned children radioactive oatmeal. The experiment was government-sanctioned and sponsored by Quaker Oats, who even supplied the tainted cereal. CRACKED.COM

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INGREDIES THE Tomato Spice ge - STORA whete PROH 57 ketchup was a medicine. In 1834, Ohio physician John С. Bennet began selling tomato ketchup as a medicine for all kinds of ailments. The condiment was a medical fad until around 1850, when studies showed that its miraculous healing properties were (amazingly) not real. CRACKED.COM

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One of the Titanic's survivors was dubbed The Unsinkable Molly Brown. After the Titanic's disaster, she got highly involved in women's and worker's rights, and acquired a reputation. CRACKED.COM

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The heir apparent of the Ottoman Empire fought in the Normandy landings. Не had studied at Princeton, and joined the US military, where he went on to have a 22-year career. CRACKED.COM

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12 American POWs were being held in Hiroshima when the nuclear bomb went off. And 9 of them were crewmembers of the same plane, the B-24 bomber Lonesome Lady. CRACKED.COM

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Groucho Marx began his career with a murderer. 14-year-old Groucho started out as part of a group called The Leroy Trio, headed by one Eugene Leroy - who became a wanted man years later for brutally murdering his wife. (Young Groucho was lucky - Leroy and his partner just left him stranded in Colorado.) CRACKED.COM

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D.B. Cooper wasn't called D.B. Cooper. The mysterious hijacker gave his name as Dan Cooper when he bought his plane ticket. Still probably fake, but he never used the initials D.B. - those came from Oregon journalist James Long, who misheard the name over the phone. CRACKED.COM

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