37 Bits of Trivia to Make Up for All Those Days You Played Hooky

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37 Bits of Trivia to Make Up for All Those Days You Played Hooky

If the facts were this good in high school, there’s no way we would’ve skipped class. Our desk would’ve been front and center, and our chins would’ve been nestled in our palms as we stared dreamy-eyed at the fact-filled lesson plan in our teacher’s hands. We’ll doodle the word “facts” with hearts around it while you develop a little crush of your own.

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The first Zildjian cymbals were created in 1618. Avedis Zildjian CRACKED.COM Avedis Zildjian was an alche- mist who was looking for a way to turn base metal into gold. Не made an alloy of tin, copper, and silver into a sheet of metal, which could make musical sounds with- out shattering.

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Wheeler, Virginia is closer to the capital of 9 other states than it is to its own state capital. SE ... VII 192 - Herlb Cardin GRACKED.COM It is the southwestern- most populated place in Virginia, at the very tip of Virginia's west stretching arm, 411 miles away from Rich- mond.

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Billie Holiday CRACKED.COM She was 10 when a neighbor tried to rape her. At 11, she dropped out of school. At 12, she was running errands for a brothel. A 14, she worked as a prostitute. Then when a producer heard her singing at 17, he had trouble convincing anyone she understood the blues.

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Ingvar Kamprad CRACKED.OOM IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad managed to get good grades in school despite being dyslexic. The iconic Swedish- sounding names are also a result of his dyslexia: having trouble remembering product codes, he came up with a system easier for him to visualize.

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Dr. Phil WILL GIVE BAD ADVICE FOR RATINGS CRACKED.COM Dr. Phil was homeless. At 12, McGraw lived out of a car with his father before securing a $5 a week room at the YMCA. They were eventually able to save up enough for a one-bedroom apartment, though it lacked such amenities as running water, heat, or electricity.

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