30 Trivia Tidbits About Movies, History and Other Stuff That Is Not Movies and History (Naturally)

30 Trivia Tidbits About Movies, History and Other Stuff That Is Not Movies and History (Naturally)

Did you know that the world's first feature-length movie was made in 1912? It was called The Story of the Kelly Gang, and it was about an Australian outlaw. In fact, a lot of famous movies were based on true stories — like Schindler's List and Erin Brockovich (duh). Also, did you know that Jaws is the most successful horror movie ever made? (It made more than $470 million at the box office!)

Along those lines, take a peek at these 30 intriguing facts about everything from movies to science that are guaranteed to make you feel like the brightest person in the room…

Mice don't like cheese. Mice prefer sweets and foods with more calories. They will eat cheese only as a last resort. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Blue pigment found in the tooth of a medieval skeleton shows women were artists During the Middle Ages, women, not just monks, may have painted illuminated manuscripts. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


85% of male insects have accidental gay sex. It's accidental because they don't bother trying to find out their partner's gender -- basically, they just get it on. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


In the 2006 Casino Royale, Tsai Chin played Madam Wu. She also appeared in You Only Live Twice, in 1967. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


For a while, in ancient Egypt, iron was more valuable than gold itself. For centuries, Egyptians had no technology for smelting iron, so they got iron from meteorites - and it was very, very rare. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


The most successful pirate in recorded history was a Chinese prostitute. Cheng I Sao was active in the early 19th century, and at her most powerful commanded 80,000 sailors and a fleet of over 1,500 ships. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Dairy Queen can't legally call its product ice cream because it's only 5% buttercream. DAIRY QUEEN To be categorized as ice cream, it must have 10% butterfat, so they refer to it as soft serve instead. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


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