34 Bits of Trivia to Squelch Into Your Braincup Like an Extra Large Slushie

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34 Bits of Trivia to Squelch Into Your Braincup Like an Extra Large Slushie

After this list, your brain could definitely get its own episode of Fact Hoarders. It’s kind of like Hoarders, except there’s really no problem with all the piles. If anything, each episode of Fact Hoarders ends with truckloads of more facts. You’re gonna need a bigger brain!

CRACKED.COM Tea can climb back to the kettle as you brew it. Tiny tea particles can climb short distances from the cup to the kettle. Researchers have found that small waterfalls create counter-flows strong enough for water to go upwards.

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Driverless elevators became popular due to the 1945 elevator operator's strike. Elevators mostly had operators then -- but the strike kept about 1.5 million people from getting to work, so the elevator industry soon made changes. CRACKED.COM

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Boston has a museum devoted to a collection a woman gathered over 30 years Isabella Gardner filled several warehouses with odd objects from foreign lands, then opened a museum. Anyone named Isabella gets in for free. CRACKED.COM

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Richard Linklater never made money on anything to do with Dazed and Confused. Не waived his rights just so he could pay for the soundtrack, and the movie took in $8 million (against a $6.9 million budget) anyway. CRACKED.COM

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Harlan Thrombey's name in Knives Out was based on a Choose Your Own Adventure book. It came from Who Killed Harlow Thrombey, one of Rian Johnson's favorite childhood books. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Jared Leto blinded himself for Blade Runner 2049. Не had customized contact lenses made that left him totally unable to see. When he walked slowly into the room for his camera test, with an assistant helping him, Denis Villeneuve says that veryone was in awe. It was so beautiful and powerful-I was moved to tears. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED FOUR-DAY WORK WEEKS: LESS STRESS, FEWER SICK DAYS, AND FEWER QUITTERS. A recent trial in the UK tested out a four-day work week and it was a success. People reported lower stress and illness levels, and 57% fewer people left their jobs.

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CRACKED PUTIN'S WAR LEADS TO EUROPE GOING GREEN IN 2022. The war in Ukraine has led the European Union to reduce its use of Russian fossil fuels and increase its use of renewable energy sources. This has resulted in wind and solar sources producing more electricity than gas in 2022.

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CRACKED 26 SPECIES SAVED FROM EXTINCTION IN AUSTRALIA. Thanks to the hard work of government agencies, conservation groups, and Indigenous land managers, 26 species of Australian wildlife have been saved from the brink of extinction. These include mammals, birds, frogs, reptiles, and fish.

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