33 Bits of Trivia To Cram Into Your Cranium

33 Bits of Trivia To Cram Into Your Cranium

Imagine you had a pop quiz tomorrow, and you were the only one who failed because you didn’t know that the first recorded act of mooning caused a massacre?! We’re 99 percent sure that everyone else in your class knows that already, so you’re lucky we’re here to bring you up to speed!

Sometimes, in India, they mark a spot where a tiger killed somebody. They put a red cloth around a tree in a forest, if a tiger killed someone there - that's a sign of mourning. CRACKED.COM

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People feared Comet Halley would kill everyone. When the comet visited us in 1910, many feared that its gases would poison the Earth's atmosphere. People donned gas masks and swallowed anti-comet pills, and hucksters sold protective umbrellas. There was much rejoicing when no one was hurt. CRACKED.COM

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The first recorded act of mooning caused a massacre. Jewish-Roman historian Titus Flavius Josephus recounts the time when a Roman soldier in Jerusalem mooned the Jewish population. During Passover. At the Temple. The locals were very pissed off, and an estimated 10,000- 30,000 people died in the ensuing riot. CRACKED.COM

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Milk won't make your bones stronger. It stands to reason - if your bones are made of calcium, and milk has calcium, you should drink lots of milk, right? It turns out that biology is more complicated than that. Decades' worth of studies have failed to find any benefit to bone health from drinking extra milk. CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD California will give financial rewards to students who volunteer - with a catch. 001992 92 - متجدة .. PA I I - 82 - - 5 OOI HORROLOLORY AM STAR on OCTEA BY STER 100 82 POLIZIAS - - на 447784741 - - 100 The catch is that under half of the money earmarked for the rewards is actually going to the students. The remainder is going towards overheads. CRACKED.COM

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WEIRD WORLD Apparently, a major Indian stock exchange has been guided by a spiritual force. NATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE The CEO of the NSE, Chitra Ramakrishna, sought guidance from that force for 20 years to run India's National Stock Exchange, she says. CRACKED.COM

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Since 1992, women have been legally allowed to walk around New York topless. This was kickstarted by a 1986 protest involving nine women who took off their tops and waited to be arrested. CRACKED.COM

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Most of Van Gogh's paintings were created in the last two years of his life. Vincent Van Gogh first started painting when he was in his late twenties. It was only at the age of 27 in 1880 that he began attending art school. Most of his paintings date to just the last two years of his life. CRACKED.COM

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