32 Bits of Trivia to Slather on Your Grey Matter

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32 Bits of Trivia to Slather on Your Grey Matter

We’d say that we’re very liberal with our fact portions, so your brain is in for a real treat. We’re not like those restaurants that boast more about the portion sizes than the quality of whatever ends up on your plate either. Lookin’ at you, every restaurant on Kitchen Nightmares. Today, you’ll need a few takeout boxes, because these can satiate that salivating brain of yours all week long!

France gets about four fifths of all its electricity from nuclear reactors. In the U.S., where there are 104 reactors, that figure is about 20% - but France has 58 reactors. This also means France emits the least carbon in the OECD. CRACKED.COM

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Hailstones in Jupiter and saturn are diamonds. Thunderstorms turn atmospheric methane into pure carbon soot. As the soot falls and the pressure increases, it gets compressed into diamonds as big as one centimeter across. CRACKED COM

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Each arm of an octopus has its own brain. Octopuses have more nerve cells in their arms than in their heads. Each arm can move, touch, and taste by itself, with no input from the central brain. CRACKED.COM

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Martian sunsets are blue, thanks to dust. CRACKED .COM Curiosity team scientist Mark Lemmon explained, The colors come from the fact that the very fine dust is the right size so that blue light penetrates the atmosphere slightly more efficiently.

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The original London Bridge was dismantled and moved to Lake Havasu, Arizona. An Arizona businessman bought it, thinking it'd make a great tourist attraction. They numbered each of the 10,276 blocks before taking it apart. CRACKED.COM

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Mice don't really love cheese at all - it's just a pop culture myth, basically. And it's much older than, say, Tom & Jerry, for that matter -- scholars actually think it probably dates all the way back to medieval times. CRACKED.COM

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In the country of Kosovo, you can hire a professional Hitler impersonator. Emin Gjinovci is a 55-year-old military vet who calls himself Kosovo's own reincarnation of Adolf Hitler and partly relies on playing Hitler to make a living. CRACKED.COM

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The country with the greatest number of time zones isn't, say, Russia or China. It's France - because of its many overseas territories, scattered from South America to the Indian Ocean, France spreads over 12 time zones. CRACKED.COM

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