33 Bits of Trivia They Won’t Teach You in School

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33 Bits of Trivia They Won’t Teach You in School

We won’t promote vandalism, but these facts need to be added to every textbook in the world. Maybe we can write them down on a piece of paper and tuck it in the back somewhere. Page 453 will teach kids about the Cold War, but page 454 will be all about platypus milk baby! 

The French Navy used Cleopatra's daughter's mausoleum for target practice. Luckily, the mausoleum was mostly unharmed - and when Emperor Napoleon III visited, much later, he demanded that it be preserved. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED A RAT GOT INTO AN ATM AND ATE $19K WORTH OF BILLS. In 2018, a rat got into an ATM in India, through a tiny hole for cables, and ate up more than $19,000 worth of Indian rupees that were inside.

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CRACKED TLC TOOK THEIR LABEL EXEC HOSTAGE (AND GOT WHAT THEY WANTED). 1990s all-female band TLC at one point kept the president of their record label hostage until they could get a better deal in their contracts. It worked. Lef TL FANN IS LC mmm 'RO SCRUBS THE BIGGEST SELLING FEMALE TRIO of ALL TIME RETURNST ALBUM INCLUDES SMASHES TM GOOD OT BEING BAD. SILLY но AND UNPRETTY LION WORT

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GRACKED.COM If you lose a fingernail in an accident, it'll take about 6 months to grow back. But it will take three times as long if you lose a toenail in an accident.

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Every year in the US at least 4,000 items are left inside patients after surgery. In the medical world it is known as retained surgical items. GRACKED.COM

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Detroit gave Saddam Hussein the key to the city. CRACKED.COM The newly minted President of Iraq threw a whole ton of cash at a Detroit church when its reverend simply publicly congratulated him on his electoral victory. That reverend made the understatement of the century, when asked in 2003 what's going on with his Iraqi bro: Money and power changed the person.

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Hitler's reputation was tarnished by a GIF. CRACKED.COM A photographer snapped a series of pics of Hitler looking very goofy on a very serious occasion. A Scottish filmmaker cut them together to make him look like the Chancellor of the Department of Silly Walks. This went as viral as a GIF could in 1940, uniting many of the Allies in mocking this monumental doofus.

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The author of Frankenstein carried around a spare heart. CRACKED.COM It's no secret that Mary Shelley was a li'l freak, having lost her virginity on her own mother's grave. But she'd maintain that goth streak to her own grave, even toting around her late husband's heart from the time of his death until her own.

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