35 Rowdy Bits of Trivia That Will Not Quit Heckling Us

35 Rowdy Bits of Trivia That Will Not Quit Heckling Us

It’s one thing to scour the universe for fun facts and arrange them in little listicle clusters. Keeping them in line is the tricky part. You start typing up this little blurb above them, and they start hurling insults like some prepubescent class clown. Well, we’re not putting up with it anymore! You little facts just sit there and shut up, or security might have to “escort” you outta here!

Indonesia has made it illegal to hunt and kill manta rays anywhere in its territory. A cost-benefit analysis showed that a live manta ray makes about $1 million from tourism, but a dead one only makes $400-500. CRACKED.COM

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Theoretically, you could actually cross the entire universe in your natural lifetime. To do that, you'd have to accelerate at 9.8 meters per second squared, and billions of years would pass while you got a few decades older. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM The flu almost vanished during lockdown. During the 2020-2021 season, hospitalizations due to the flu plummeted to about 14% of the previous year. As the flu spreads the same way as COVID but is less infectious, it didn't stand a chance against all the masks, social distancing, and hand-washing.

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CRACKED.COM A Thanos-like approach to population was seriously proposed in the '70s. Overpopulation was one of the great fears of past decades. Famine was thought to be inevitable, so some authors proposed triage- essentially, letting entire nations starve to feed the rest. Luckily, new agricultural techniques were developed that curbed food shortage before that happened.

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Pigs can learn to play video games. Using food as reward, researchers at Purdue University trained pigs to operate a cursor on a screen with a joystick, and then make the cursor collide against targets. One day they'll learn they're the bad guys in Angry Birds and get mad at humans. CRACKED.COM

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We're Trappist running monks, so nkees of out we might start running out of unites Baseball father son Trappist beer. Authentic Trappist beer requires that monks supervise its production, and fewer and fewer men are becoming monks, so there might not be any certified authentic Trappist beers around soon. CRACKED.COM

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Lucha libre wrestlers enforced mask wearing in Mexico. unites Baseball father son They went into the Central de Abasto market in Mexico City, the biggest wholesale food market in Latin America, and shouted Put on a mask! and Be responsible! People who didn't comply were sprayed with disinfectant. CRACKED.COM

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A Pennsylvania woman tried to eliminate her daughter's cheerleading rivals unites with deepfakes. Baseball father son She made fake photos of videos of the girls drinking, smoking, or naked, and sent them to her daughter's cheerleading coaches, all to try and get those girls off the team. She was charged with two misdemeanors. es CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD One Tesla owner started using his car as a crypto mining machine. EN And he says his Tesla makes him $800 in cryptocurrency every month. CRACKED.COM

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