32 Cold, Hard Trivia Tidbits That Are Like a Life Raft in a Sea of Content

32 Cold, Hard Trivia Tidbits That Are Like a Life Raft in a Sea of Content

If you’ve ever been stranded at sea, you know the huge sigh of relief that comes with finding a deserted island. Well, that’s what happened with this list, too. We were scrolling in a sea of nothingness, stumbled upon these facts, visually devoured each one and then experienced such a sigh of relief as we floated back out into the internet. They must’ve been exactly what we needed.

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Parrots will eat clay to help when food is scarce. CRACKED.COM This is most common during the breeding season when parrots need extra minerals to feed their young. Clay helps eliminate toxins from the body, allowing parrots to eat toxic foods without be- coming ill.

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CRACKED.COM THE CITY OF FLORENCE BANNED ARABIC NUMERALS. The Indo-Arabic numeric system we use today was resisted for centuries in Europe. Professional abacus users lobbied intensely against this newfangled Eastern invention, fearing their profession would become obsolete. Florence and other cities outright banned Arabic numerals, citing concerns that they would be used for fraud. B p6 RAS Ф & OGVL BOETIVS 21 8 РУ VC 6

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Most Canadians live south of the 49th parallel. 40 N Ceded to CANADA Britain, 1818 Ceded to Oregon United States, 1818 Territory 49th Parallel Stony Mts 42° N Louisiana Purchase 1803 Atlantic UNITED STATES Ocean 500 MILES 72% of them live south of it, including the population of the two largest Canadian cities, Montreal and Toronto. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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In Nepal, there are honey hunters who climb granite cliffs to get hallucinogenic mad honey. It's produced by Himalayan giant honeybees, who make nests at high altitudes under the overhangs of vertical cliffs, and sells for $60 to $80 a pound on the black market. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Little Richard became a preacher after seeing a sign in the sky. C On a 1957 Australian tour, he saw a fireball in the sky (which was the satellite Sputnik 1) and interpreted as God telling him he should change his ways. Не became a preacher a year later, and went back to making regular music after four years of preaching. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Doctors don't replace your kidney, during a kidney transplant. They add a third one, and transplant in a new ureter to hook it up. CRACKED.COM

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2000 people a year are treated for BRIs or bagelrelated-injuries. CRACKED.COM People going to the emergency room from hurting themselves while cutting a bagel is so common it has its own name.

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY IS OLDER THAN THE AZTEC EMPIRE. The Aztec Empire originated in 1325. The first class at Oxford was in 1095. CRACKED.COM

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