30 Bits of Trivia We Extracted From Our Skulls and Stuffed Into Ornate Canopic Jars

30 Bits of Trivia We Extracted From Our Skulls and Stuffed Into Ornate Canopic Jars

Anyone who is out spreading the good word about facts is okay in our books. Thank you, Gen-Z. By slangily dropping the word “facts” after everything you agree with, you’re keeping facts in the zeitgeist. You older generations can learn from these youngins. 

Mars Attacks is secretly Christmas-themed. PROP DAY The skeletons are bright green or bright red because the movie was scheduled to be released for Christmas. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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All freshwater fish kind of come from duck poop. The first fish in a new pond or pool come from eggs eaten by ducks. 0.2% of the eggs come out of the duck's other end intact -- a really low percentage, but ducks are very abundant, so a swarm of ducks moving to a new pond will leave enough eggs to populate it with fish. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Keira Knightley had a small role in The Phantom Menace (that she mostly can't remember). She was 12, and played Padmé's body double / decoy. All she remembers from that is the headache she got from one of the headdresses they gave her, and falling asleep while sitting on a chair in the background. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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There were more 'immaculate innings' in 2017 than from 1929-1952. NEW YORK 34 CRACKED.COM An immaculate inning is when a baseball pitcher strikes out three batters with only nine pitches. 1929 to 1952 saw zero such innings, while there were 8 in 2017 alone.

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Tea bricks were used as currency in some places until World War II. CRACKED.COM In Tibet, tea bricks were in such demand that swords, horses and other property were sometimes priced in a given num- ber of tea bricks.

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Of over 8,000 satellites orbiting the Earth, only one has ever been destroyed by a meteorite. CRACKED.COM Satellites are programmed to avoid meteorites so they don't get destroyed. The European Space Agency's communications satellite, Olympus, is the only one to have been hit, in 1993.

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The contestants of Big Brother weren't told about the 9/11 attacks when they happened. BIG BROTHER DINNIN CRACKED.COM The show had a policy of keeping the contestants in total information isolation. They had to change the policy after one of the cast's family members was lost at Ground Zero.

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