35 Random Bits of Trivia to Strap Into Your Skull Like Batman’s Utility Belt

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35 Random Bits of Trivia to Strap Into Your Skull Like Batman’s Utility Belt

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Venus flytraps were once thought to have been brought to Earth by meteors. CRACKED.COM Venus flytraps were believed to be an alien species because they seemed to grow in places where meteor- ites were found.

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Weed smokers in the 1930s were called muggle-heads. CRACKED.COM Its leaves can be dried, ground and rolled into cig- arets , which are boot- legged under the name of 'muggles,' 'reefers,' or 'Mary Warners, according to a Time article from the period.

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Doctors tried to treat fake wounds from a Goodfellas actor. CRACKED.COM While filming his death in 'Goodfellas,' Michael Im- perioli cut his hand on a glass and was taken to the ER where the doctors rushed to treat his fake bullet wounds.

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James Blunt sold his sister on eBay as a damsel in distress. GRACKED.COM James sold his sister Emily when she could not find a ride to a fu- neral. She ended up marrying the man who won the auction.

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The Black Death was responsible for the beginning of the end of European Feudalism. CRACKED.COM As there were fewer work- ers, their lords were forced to pay higher wages. With higher wages, there were fewer restrictions on trav- el. Eventually, this would lead to a trade class/mid- dle class.

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Human's place on the food chain is a mere 2.2 on a 1-5 scale. CRACKED.COM Apex predators such as lions and great white sharks have a trophic level of 5. Hu- mans rank even with pigs and anchovies.

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Airbags in 37 million vehicles had to be recalled by an auto parts manufacturer in 2008. CRACKED.COM Faulty inflators in Takata airbags ex- ploded and shot shrapnel-like materi- al at the vehicle's ос- cupants.

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