40 Keyword-Packed Bits of Trivia to Pad Out Your Resume

40 Keyword-Packed Bits of Trivia to Pad Out Your Resume

We luckily have a job, but these facts are on the hunt. And while it’s a pretty competitive job market, they’re determined to land the gig in your brain. You’re probably looking at a ton of other lists right now, but as people who know facts, we can say with confidence that these facts will get the job done! Reliable, knowledgeable and all around straight shooters, they’ll quickly become an integral part of your brain’s culture.

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THERE WAS A BATMAN VILLAIN NAMED CONDIMENT KING. CRACKED Не was defeated by slipping on his own ketchup.

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CRACKED FAN STUNTS DOLLY PARTON found a newborn baby named Jolene on her doorstep. Little Jolene was addressed to her with a note saying that her momma wished for Parton to care for her. Parton called the Department of Health and Human Services, and took care of the baby (until they arrived).

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Obituary writers get invited to funerals. A strange perk of the job may include invitations to high-profile funerals, either as a gesture of the family's gratitude or as an assignment. The job can be surprisingly uplifting, as a celebration of accomplished lives. CRACKED.COM

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Trash collectors find the weirdest things. From WWII helmets to working violins, people will throw away anything. Your garbage man may bring it home or give it away. It's hardly a fair exchange, considering how dangerous and physically taxing the job is. CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED LOCAL POLICE KNEW THAT THE COLUMBINE SHOOTERS WERE DANGEROUS. They refused to do anything about it, despite one of the shooters maintaining a blog that explained how he built pipe bombs, and how he was going to use them.

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CRACKED IN THE EARLY 1990S, THE MEXICAN MAFIA STOPPED DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS. As hundreds of innocent people were getting killed or wounded, the Los Angeles Mexican Mafia put out a statement that anyone arrested and incarcerated for a drive-by would be murdered in prison. Killings dropped significantly.

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CRACKED.COM All old-timey laugh tracks were made by one guy. If you hate canned laughs, you can thank Charles Douglass for them. Douglass invented the Laff Box, a gadget to add pre-recorded snickers, guffaws, and chuckles to TV comic material. Не had a virtual monopoly in the canned-laugh business.

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CRACKED.COM Whistles were used to hack phone systems. Before phone networks went digital, phone hackers (named phreakers) would use whistles to reproduce the frequencies used by the system for communication. A legend in the field is John Draper, nicknamed Captain Crunch, who used used a whistle from a cereal box to get free long-distance calls.

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The US is home to about 200 million starlings, and it's because of Shakespeare. In 1890, there was a program to bring every bird species from Shakespeare's plays to North America, and that included releasing 60 starlings in Central Park. Eventually, that number grew to 200 million. CRACKED.COM

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Boneless ham seems to be solid because of a quirk in protein chemistry. After the bone is removed, the meat is tightly pressed into the packaging, and salt breaks down some of the proteins in it. Those proteins reconnect, making the meat an unbroken whole again. CRACKED.COM

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Richard Donner tricked Gene Hackman into shaving his mustache for Superman. Hackman refused to wear a skull cap to play Lex Luthor - and to shave his '70s 'stache. Donner said, you take yours off, I'll take mine off, and Hackman grudgingly accepted. Only after the deed was done did Donner reveal his own facial hair was fake. Hackman wasn't pleased. CRACKED.COM

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