31 Now-You-Know Facts About Science, History and More

31 Now-You-Know Facts About Science, History and More

The world is filled with interesting facts, trivia, intel and general knowledge and inspiration. When we consider the areas of science and history alone, well, its enough to fill several lifetimes of study. Since most us are unfortunately constrained to this one life, we best get cracking.

So buckle up, because we've assembled more than 30 now-you-know facts about science, history and other fascinating subjects that are sure to delight and surprise you…

Rebecca the raccoon was President Coolidge's pet at the White House Gifted as a Thanksgiving dinner, she was treated as a pet and traveled with the First Family on vacation. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Genghis Khan let his daughters rule allied kingdoms. He'd marry off his daughters to the kings of allied kingdoms, have all their other wives dismissed, and put the daughters in charge while he called their husbands to fight in his wars (where they usually got killed). NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Tater tots were invented to use up leftover potato chunks in the Ore-Ida factory. They get their shape by being extruded Play-Doh- style and sliced. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Signs saying Ye aren't supposed to be pronounced with a why sound. No 42 YE OLDE LONDON No 42 The letter Ye is supposed to be pronounced th, so the proper pronunciation of Ye in, say, Ye Olde is just the. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


The popularity of the death by meteor theory of dinosaur extinction is new. Other ideas include a ton of volcanic eruptions, or a similar worldwide catastrophe - but the meteor thing emerged as the leading theory in the '80s. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


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