31 Medicinal Bits of Trivia to Be Used Only As Directed

31 Medicinal Bits of Trivia to Be Used Only As Directed

Since facts are the only thing we’ll ever legally be allowed to prescribe, we’re feeling pretty cocky. This must be what a doctor feels every time he prescribes a magic mix for a magic fix. Maybe that cockiness is what has them needing to be addressed as “Doctor.” You never hear “Janitor Phil,” or “Fact Finder Phil.” 

Hey, maybe we should all start adding the “Fact Finder” label to our names! After this fact batch, we deserve it.

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WEIRD WORLD A giant rubber duck appeared in a Maine city, and nobody knows why. (illustration) The duck is 25 feet tall, has the word Joy in large letters, and showed up in Belfast, Maine. It's not clear at all who put it there, or why. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED.COM Sam Neill is a farmer. Everyone's favorite grumpy paleontogist runs Two Paddocks, a vineyard and farm where he doesn't raise dinosaurs, but the next best thing: animals named after his celebrity friends (so he won't be tempted to eat them). Appropriately, Jeff Goldblum is a horny ram.

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CRACKED.COM Steven Spielberg refused for years to release E.T. on home video. In the mid '80s, home video was booming - but the decade's highest-grossing movie wasn't available. It took the industry six years to convince Spielberg to release his ugly alien on cassette. His more recent beef with streaming platforms isn't exactly unprecedented.

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Memento is a surprisingly accurate portrayal of amnesia. The film is lauded by medi- cal experts for its accurate portrayal of anterograde amnesia and is considered close to a perfect explora- tion of the neurobiology of memory. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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Over 50% of the human population has bone spurs. Bone spurs are permanent deposits and do not heal or go away. You would nev- er know you had them un- less you had an x-ray spe- cifically to look for them, as they have zero impact on your life. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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The common head louse has a cousin that only infects gorillas. CRACKED.COM It is speculated that mod- ern human lice are de- scended from gorilla lice that parasitized early hu- mans that slept in gorilla nests or butchered gorilla corpses.

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The planet Uranus was discovered before the continent of Antarctica. GRACKED.COM In 1781, Uranus was the first planet to be discov- ered with a telescope. In 1820, 39 years later after Uranus was discovered, the first expedition in Antarcti- ca was led and proved its existence.

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There are almost no mosquitoes in Disney World. GRACKED.COM Even though it is in a swampy territory abun- dant with bugs, they have a sophisticated mosquito surveillance program to try and elim- inate them quickly.

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