28 Bits of Trivia Relentlessly Swarming Our Heads After We Ran Off With a Pot of Honey

28 Bits of Trivia Relentlessly Swarming Our Heads After We Ran Off With a Pot of Honey

On our relentless hunt for facts, it sometimes feels like our brain won’t be able to handle them all! But that spongey little devil always manages to surprise us. He says it’s like dessert. No matter how stuffed he gets, there’s always room for dessert.

WEIRD WORLD The University of Otago's Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies is full of feuds. According to a 31-page review in the Otago Daily Times, it has a toxic and unproductive culture that is paralysing, isolating and divisive. CRACKED.COM

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Most of the elements in your body were made in stars Most of the elements were created over billions of years during the lifetimes of multiple stars. Elements in your body heavier than iron went through at least one supernova. CRACKED.COM

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After a stroke, some smokers were able to quit smoking with ease. Smokers whose insula got damaged after a stroke were able to quit smoking easily one day after the stroke, with no relapse and urges, suggesting that this brain region might play a role in nicotine addiction. CRACKED.COM

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Jurors in a 1994 murder trial used a Ouija Board to try and communicate with the victim. Registered 1234567890 GOOD BYE As the other jurors slept, a small group sat on the floor around a crude Ouija board they had made from a piece of paper and a hotel room wine glass. CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD One British supermarket is getting rid of the use by date on its cartons. Instead, Morrisons will put best before labels on 90% of the cartons from its own brand, and will encourage people to use the sniff test - all to cut down on the amount of perfectly good milk being poured down the CRACKED.COM drain, they say.

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WEIRD WORLD One COVID patient hid Ivermectin in a stuffed animal in a hospital, it turns out. Staff at the Windsor, Ontario hospital found the ivermectin behind a slit in the stuffed animal (belonging to an adult patient, as it happens). CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD A British store made its sausages only available to people over 18. It was a truly dumb mix-up - they mistakenly listed saucisson sec as secateurs, which was a bladed item, and people who wanted to buy it had to prove they were of age. CRACKED.COM

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