36 Bits of Trivia That Will Inflate Your Head Like Those Kids in the Gushers Commercials

36 Bits of Trivia That Will Inflate Your Head Like Those Kids in the Gushers Commercials

In this knowledge ball pit of ours, we’ve stuffed each bright, colorful ball with a fact. And not to brag, but we thoroughly wash our colorful balls every few hours. So you can keep your factless, toddler slobber-ridden balls, Chuck E. Cheese. Only smart kids have their birthday parties here!

YOUR CLUNKY HEATING RADIATOR IS THE RESULT OF A PANDEMIC. During the 1918 flu pandemic, cities ordered people to keep their windows open, even on frigid days. That meant that big radiators were needed to keep the cold at bay. And now you know why your old, ugly radiator overheats your apartment. CRACKED.COM

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Euro bills could have a unicorn on them. Among the many designs considered for the Euro banknotes in the '90s, some were quite unconventional - a particular entry depicting a majestic unicorn on the 100 Euro bill. The fact that it wasn't picked is reason enough to call EURO100LY European authorities ACE LCP EZB B 1 cowards, forever. CRACKED.COM

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The Nigerian Prince has been around for 200 years. Rich people randomly offering you big bucks if you help them out of trouble was already a scam genre in the early 19th century. Later, in the 1890s, scammers got to claiming in their letters that they were prisoners of the Spanish- American war, earning the scheme the name the Spanish prisoner. - - as VIS DE - - - CRACKED.COM

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Mice have facial expressions. Scientists have known for years that mice can grimace in pain, but more recent research has shown that their tiny mousey mugs can also convey other emotions, like fear, nausea, disgust, or pleasure. While still lacking Mickey Mouse's range, this makes mice valuable subjects to study the neurology of emotions. CRACKED.COM

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Elle Woods is much less likable in the book. If you loved Elle in Legally Blonde, that's because she's pretty much the polar opposite of her version in the original novel. Literary Elle Woods is manipulative, lazy, entitled, and is constantly mocking and bullying everyone-not exactly someone you would ever root for. CRACKED.COM

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Streaming Despacito used up more power than some countries produce in a year. It was streamed 4.6 billion times from January 2017 to early 2020, which consumed as much electricity as Sierra Leone, Chad, Somalia, the Central African Republic, and Guinea-Bissau make in a year, combined. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Peter Stormare just kind of stumbled into a role in John Wick: Chapter 2. Не was hanging out with Keanu Reeves and, since he was a fan of the first movie, he asked Reeves What can I do? The rest is movie history. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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The director's cut of Blade Runner was released because of an odd mistake. BRYANT In 1992, Warner Bros. accidentally sent one cinema Ridley Scott's own cut of the movie -- and people loved that version, so WB eventually released it on video. CRACKED.COM

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Charles Goodyear invented vulcanized rubber by complete accident. Не left some rubber and sulfur on a hot stove and, to his surprise, found that the rubber not only failed to melt but got harder when he turned up the heat. CRACKED.COM

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