27 Random Bits of Trivia to Slake Your Permathirst for Knowledge

27 Random Bits of Trivia to Slake Your Permathirst for Knowledge

We’ve been bottling this up for a while now, and we just have to get it off of our chests. When it comes to random facts, you’ve been a little hard to please lately. Your undying thirst for knowledge is great. Commendable even. But you’re really putting our dedicated fact-finders through the ringer. They’re panting away in our office, slamming water, awaiting your next fact order. So please, read these slowly. Give them time to catch their breath.

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CRACKED.COM Titanic saved three sailors' lives. In 2004, an explosion quickly sank the tanker Bow Mariner - but while everyone else jumped into the water, three crew members remembered Titanic and clung to the railings until the last possible second, as Jack and Rose did. They turned out to be among the only six survivors.

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The costume designer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice designed the SpaceX space suits. CRACKED.COM Elon Musk commissioned Jose Fernandez, and said he wanted the suits to look badass and heroic. Fer- nandez didn't know what SpaceX was at the time, and thought it was for a film.

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Henry Ford tried to end WWI by sailing to Europe on a Peace Ship. Не sailed with a group of pacifists and reporters, planning to convince European soldiers to go on strike. When they landed, they were greeted by eight college students in total. The half-million-dollar expedition ended in failure and ridicule. Ford told the pacifists he couldn't go on to Stockholm because he was sick, and then he sailed home on an ocean liner. CRACKED.COM

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Isaac Newton was a waiter. Until he got an undergraduate scholarship, he waited tables at Cambridge. CRACKED.COM

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Val Kilmer has lost his speaking voice due to the intense treatments for his throat cancer. Audio tech company Sonantic is building an AI program to help synthesize Kilmer's voice using past performances. CRACKED.COM

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The German government posthumously thanked David Bowie for the fall of the Berlin Wall. Germany credits a concert Bowie held in 1987 as a major reason Berlin was unified and tore down the wall. CRACKED.COM

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