33 Delicious Shmears of Trivia to Slather on Top of Your Brain-Lox and Mind-Bagel

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33 Delicious Shmears of Trivia to Slather on Top of Your Brain-Lox and Mind-Bagel

We’re not like your grandmother, okay? We won’t take offense if you don’t finish every fact on your plate in one sitting. We’ll resist the urge to guilt you into a fact coma, and just go get you some Tupperware. It’s got a nice orange-y ring from the facts of yesteryear, but it’s clean, we swear. But at some point, you better finish all these facts! 

CRACKED.COM Riverdale's showrunner was almost sued once for making Archie gay. An early work by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa was a play titled Archie's Weird Fantasy, a loving pastiche where Archie comes out of the closet and pals around with 1920s murderers Leopold and Loeb. Archie Comics sent him a cease-and- desist letter, arguing that a gay Archie would somehow dilute and tarnish the character.

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Yes, Thomas More was martyred for his beliefs... after he martyred others for theirs. More is looked up to as a symbol of conscience and resistance - sidestepping the fact that he didn't exactly champion those values when he was Lord Chancellor. Не had heretical texts burned, and ordered imprisonment, torture, and death for those who owned them. CRACKED.COM

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Iron Maiden forced a video game to change its title. In 2019, the band sued the developer of the retro-style game lon Maiden for $2 million, claiming it was an incredible blatant infringement on their trademark. The game people caved and renamed their product lon Fury. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM The Last of Us was initially pitched to George Romero. Neil Bruckmann came up with the basic concept while he was in college, and had a chance to pitch it to Zombiemeister George Romero himself - who passed on it. After that, Bruckmann tried to turn his idea into a comic book, before it became a game.

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Blood spatter analysis is full of crap. According to the National Academy of Sciences, the uncertainties associated with bloodstain pattern analysis are enormous, and the thing is more subjective than scientific. Hardly the almost magical forensic tool Dexter and other TV shows make it out to be. NY Fabric 2903 CRACKED.COM DEPARTMEN

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TUCKE Tucker Carlson used to be for truth in reporting (and was booed for it). Carlson was never progressive, but there was a time when he cared about facts. The New York Times is a liberal paper ... but it's a paper that cares about accuracy, he said at CPAC 2009. Conservatives need to ... mirror those institutions. The audience booed him. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM George Washington was a huge whisky producer (for a short time). After retiring from politics in 1797, Washington set up a whisky distillery in his land. During its first year, the distillery sold nearly 11,000 gallons of booze, and was one of the biggest in the U.S. But Washington soon died, and his nephew couldn't successfully continue the operation.

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CRACKED COM cain's Jawbone is a puzzle that only four people have been able to solve. In 1934, puzzle writer Edward Mathers (a.k.a. Torquemada) published Cain's Jawbone, a novella of 100 cryptic, out-of- order pages. The challenge was to rearrange the pages in the correct sequence and solve the murders. The task proved so hard that only four people have ever completed it.

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