34 Bits of Trivia to Slam Dunk Into Your Skullhoop

34 Bits of Trivia to Slam Dunk Into Your Skullhoop

Look, we’re not saying that you can’t lob one or two of these into your brain. As experts in fact consumption, we’re just saying that slam dunking them will help cement them in your brain for the long haul. That’s just sound neuroscience right there! So do what you want. All we can do is give our expert opinion. But don’t come crying to us when you can’t recite these at a moment’s notice.

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A lawyer dressed up as Tigger in court to prove a point. In 2004, a Walt Disney World guest accused a performer of groping her and her daughter. The guy's attorney said that the Tigger costume was too unwieldy for that, and put it on himself to prove it. The courtroom shenanigans worked, and the performer was acquitted. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED THE LARGEST FLOWER IN THE WORLD IS THE RAFFLESIA ARNOLDII. Found in the rainforests of Southeast Asia, it can grow up to three feet in diameter and weigh up to 15 pounds. The flower has a strong odor, which is often compared to that of rotting meat.

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CRACKED THE FIRST TV REMOTE CONTROL WAS CALLED THE LAZY BONES. It was invented in 1950 and was connected to the TV by a wire. It used a flashlight-like device to turn the TV on and off, change channels, and adjust the volume.

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CRACKED THE OLDEST KNOWN WINE CELLAR IS 3,700 YEARS OLD. It was discovered in 2007 in the ruins of a Cannanite palace in Israel. The cellar contained 40 jars, each capable of holding 50 liters of wine.

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CRACKED THE TROJAN HORSE WAS NOT ACTUALLY MENTIONED BY HOMER IN THE ILIAD. The story of the Trojan Horse was likely added later by other writers.

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The UK has a Chemical Landmarks Scheme that highlights chemists' contributions. The landmarks are located at sites where people or teams contributed in some way to health, wealth, or quality of life through chemistry. CRACKED.COM

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In France, they use teddy bears to introduce medicine to young children. They bring kindergarten kids to hospitals and show a patient's journey through the system by having a teddy play the role of a patient. CRACKED.COM

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The Elf fight between Buddy and the department store Santa was hard to film. L C ح E O M E A N TA The art department worked hard to get the set dressing just right, and re-doing it was not an option - so they had to get it right on the first take. CRACKED.COM

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Gene Roddenberry's original idea for Star Trek II involved JFK's death. To restore the right timeline after a time travel mishap, Spock would have to shoot JFK- so he'd end up being the assassin who fired from the grassy knoll. CRACKED.COM

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