32 Bits of Trivia to Inject Into Your Grey Matter Like Botox for Your Brain

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32 Bits of Trivia to Inject Into Your Grey Matter Like Botox for Your Brain

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Steven Spielberg did Jaws because the original director flunked basic sea biology. Director Dick Richards was fired because he kept calling the shark a whale during planning meetings. Let this be a lesson, kids: Don't sleep through class, and you may one day change movies forever. CRACKED.COM

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PATRICK DEMPSEY is a racecar driver. Driving isn't exactly brain surgery, like his character for BOLLET MIX BA used to perform in Grey's Anatomy. Still, not every driver competes at AT 58 Porsche - и 0 Le Mans and Daytona, as Dempsey has. CRACKED.COM

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ROBERT PATTINSON TOOK AN OBSESSED STALKER OUT TO DINNER AND BORED HER. Не complained about his life the whole time, and he never saw her again. CRACKED.COM

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A British director made a 10-hour movie showing paint drying (as a big troll). PAINT DRYING A FILM BY CHARLIE LYNE Не made the censors at the British ratings body BBFC sit through it, to protest their charging indie and Hollywood movies the same for a rating. CRACKED.COM

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A cave in Botswana has a key role in the founding of Christianity there. (illustration) Kebokwe's cave was supposedly haunted, but missionary David Livingstone convinced a local ruler to sleep there - he did, and converted to Christianity. CRACKED.COM

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In 1963, the Bristol Bus Boycott was held to protest racist hiring practices. INO COLOUR BAR EVERY MAN BOYCOTT TRE FREHT BUSES NO COLOUR DOA At the time, the bus company in Bristol refused to hire Black drivers - but after an extended boycott, on 28 August 1963, they changed their policy. CRACKED.COM

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The planet Mercury has a tail, like a comet. CRACKED.COM Mercury's thin atmo- sphere contains small amounts of so- dium that glow when excited by light from the Sun.

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The Air Force flies their С-17s in a large V formation similar to geese. GRAGKED.COM If an airplane is positioned in the right spot, the up- draft from the vortex will help keep the airplane aloft. By doing so, the Air Force saves more than 10% of fuel, or millions of dol- lars.

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