36 Freshly Ground, Sustainably Sourced Bits of Trivia to Start Your Day

36 Freshly Ground, Sustainably Sourced Bits of Trivia to Start Your Day

Mornin’ sleepy head! You get started on that crossword and halved grapefruit on the table, and we’ll have a warm cup of facts brewed up for you in just a sec. But just so you know, if one of these facts is so interesting that you stay home from work to perform a day-long deep dive on the subject, that’s on you!

Willem Dafoe had a movie cancelled when he was about to show up for filming. It was Disney's Treasure Planet 2, and he was supposed to voice the bad guy. They pulled the plug when he was 30 minutes from the studio. CRACKED.COM

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Before alarm clocks, people used knock on windows with a big stick In Britain, knocker uppers were hired to wake people up. They would carry long poles to tap on their clients' windows (and not wake up non-paying neighbors) CRACKED.COM

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An average cumulus cloud weighs 1.1 million pounds You don't have to worry about the sky falling as the weight clearly isn't concentrated in one space; it's spread out over a very large area. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED WOMEN HAVE A BETTER SENSE OF SMELL THAN MEN. Research has shown that women have a more sensitive olfactory system, which allows them to detect fainter odors and distinguish between similar scents more easily than men.

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CRACKED 25 25 25 WOMEN'S HEARTS BEAT FASTER THAN MEN'S. On average, a woman's heart beats 8-10 times per minute faster than a man's. This is thought to be because women have smaller hearts that need to pump blood more efficiently.

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GRACKED SAY GOODBYE TO MICKEY'S MONOPOLY (KIND OF). In 2024, Mickey Mouse will become public domain. But Disney will still have the rights to his trademarks and some of his features, like his white gloves, which weren't added until 1925. Plus, you won't be able to use color versions of him until 2035.

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GRACKED A 1950 TV SHOW BROUGHT ON A HIROSHIMA BOMBER AS A GUEST. dezel Bisher In 1950, a TV show called This is Your Life surprised a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing by bringing on one of the bombers, live. It was pretty shocking for the survivor, as you might imagine.

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NAIL IN THE SKULL 2005 AirStrike RYOBI GRAGKED.COM A colorado man went to the doctor complaining of tooth pain and blurred vision. Turns out he'd shot a nail right up into his skull with a nailgun and didn't realize it.

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Think all poop stinks? Not to your mother. Scientists found that when mothers sniffed and rated various samples of baby poop, they reported that poop from their own babies smelled less nasty. It actually makes sense. If mothers are less disgusted by their own children, they'll take better care of them. CRACKED.COM

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