30 Random Dregs of Trivia We Found Floating Around at the Bottom of Our Cask

We’ve got so many facts around here that some lists just kind of build themselves. Take this list for example. We were toiling away, compiling another stellar batch of facts, when we sat on the couch, and this list just spilled out from under the cushions. We couldn’t believe it! There we were, ready to take our second of three naps that day, and our entire afternoon’s workload just presents itself. 

Now we have time for that coveted fourth nap!

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Women in Ancient Rome would make their eyelashes look fuller and longer to demonstrate their chastity. CRACKED.COM The ideal eyes, from the Roman perspec- tive, were large with long eyelashes. They believed that eyelash- es fell out from exces- sive sex.

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Queen Victoria changed the words on Britain's most prestigious military award. CRACKED.COM Originally it was suggested that the scroll on the Vic- toria Cross should bear the legend 'FOR THE BRAVE' but the Queen changed this to 'FOR VALOUR' as the former implied that not all soldiers were brave.

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Milk Duds were originally supposed to be perfectly round. CRACKED.COM Since making them per- fectly round was found to be impossible, the pieces became known as duds, and the name stuck.

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Many people thought women could not ride trains when they were first introduced in the US. Mizuno DW 22342 a р/д CRACKED GOM People believed that women's bodies were not designed to go at 50 miles an hour, and that their uteruses would fly out of their bodies if they were accelerated to that speed.

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David Herman got himself fired from Mad TV. GRACKED.COM The Office Space actor wanted to leave the show to do other projects, but Fox would not let him out of his contract, so he screamed all of his lines at a read-through to get him- self canned.

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The Ark of the Covenant is said to reside in a chapel in Ethiopia. CRACKED COM The chapel of the Ark of the Covenant has been ru- mored for centuries to be the final resting place of the Ark, and no one, not even the Ethiopian presi- dent, is allowed to see it.

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Gnarls Barkley took their own hit song out of music stores. GRAGKED.COM The band removed their hit single 'Crazy' from stores in 2006 after it remained at the top of the British charts for 9 weeks, so peo- ple would remember the song fondly and not get sick of it.

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Medicine bottles are orange or brown to not degrade the pills. W AVA NMO - WTrd ونة NADO HS Id НЕМ is HAMONE - WOVL CRACKED.COM These colors have the abili- ty to prevent ultraviolet light from degrading the contents through photo- chemical reactions, while still letting enough visible light through the bottle.

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The Space Shuttle never flew on new year's day or eve because it couldn't handle a year rollover. N/151 UnitedStates 4 CRACKED.COM The space shuttle's computer software is about 45 years old and does not recog- nise when the calen- dar year switches.

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During the Berlin Airlift, one of the pilots gave some candy to some children in Berlin. CRACKED.COM After seeing how much they enjoyed it, he began drop- ping candy from his airplane before landing. Other pilots soon joined in and over 23 tons of candy would be dropped over Berlin.

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Only 324 of Greece households declared ownership of a swimming pool on their tax form. CRACKED COM Fearing tax evasion, Greek authorities turned to satel- lite imagery for further in- vestigation of Athens' northern suburbs. They discovered a total of 16,974 swimming pools.

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In 1964, Elvis Presley bought President Franklin D Roosevelt's yacht for $55,000. GRAGKED.COM Presley later gave the USS Potomac to St Ju- de's Children Hospital for a fundraiser, and that hospital sold it for $65,000.

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The elephant shrew, or jumping shrew is a tiny mammal with NBA-ready ups. Only a couple inches in size, they have a 36 leap, meaning they need to be taught to dunk IMMEDIATELY. CRACKED.COM

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You can tell the rank of the sculpted warriors featured in China's Terracotta Army by their clothing. The lowest ranked warrior? The one wearing a terracotta t-shirt that says Fart Now Loading. CRACKED.COM

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Angel's Trumpet is a plant that can induce strong auditory and visual hallucinations in humans. But I wouldn't try tripping on them, since they can also, well, paralyze your organs. Not so groovy. CRACKED.COM

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A footrace (or talon-race) between Usain Bolt and a wild turkey might be closer than you think. Wild turkeys can run up to 25 mph, VS Bolt's top speed of 27. If they cheat and fly? They burn him at 55 mph. CRACKED.COM

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Despite what Oregon Trail may have led you to believe, bison are actually quite quick animals. Bison can run 40 miles per hour, which is enough fast-moving meat to turn you into applesauce. CRACKED.COM

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There are only two elements in the world that exist in a liquid state at room temperature. SCHOTT OURAN 100 ml Help - Code Old thermometers may tip you off to the first, mercury, but not as many people know the second: bromine. CRACKED.COM

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Because of the ongoing volcanic activity, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is constantly changing. Hiking trails are even closed and reopened depending on how the landscape has changed. CRACKED.COM

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Did you know that Maine has an official state cat? It is, as the name suggests, the Maine Coon. Maine also has an official state cat lady. Her name is Tabitha and her house smells TERRIBLE CRACKED.COM

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Allow us to make moray eels even less cuddly by telling you that they have two separate sets of teeth. One set is in their mouth, you know... where they're supposed to be. The other is in their throat, and we hate it. CRACKED.COM

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At one point, the amount of bay oysters in the Chesapeake bay could filter the entire bay in three days. However, thanks to them being overfished for horny gourmands, it would now take over a year. CRACKED.COM

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The element that holds the distinction of the world's highest boiling point is Rhenium. Boiling at roughly 10,100 degrees Fahrenheit, it's also one of the world's worst things to try to cook ramen in. CRACKED.COM

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Scorpions are able to exist on a diet that would make most Instagram detoxes seem gluttonous. When there's not much prey to be found, they're able to live on a single insect a year. And look great doing it! CRACKED.COM

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CRACKED HANGMAN It turns out that the most difficult word to guess in Hangman is jazz. It's made up of 75% uncommon letters (J and Z) and you only get three chances to get it right.

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CRACKED SHUFFLING A DECK OF CARDS It's almost impossible to shuffle a deck of cards into the exact same order twice - it's like trying to arrange the same number of atoms as there are in our entire galaxy. So it's almost certain that every single shuffled deck of cards, ever, is unique.

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CRACKED DOPPELGANGERS The chances of having an exact twin are pretty slim - only one in 135. But if you look at the bigger picture - attributes like the overall shape of your face-it's more likely that you have a doppelganger out there.

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CRACKED H BER BIRTHDAY PARADOX There's a roughly 50% chance that if you get a group of 23 people together, two of them will have the same birthday.

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CRACKED CHANCE OF BEING BORN It's incredibly unlikely that you were born - the odds that all 150,000 generations of your lineage would remain unbroken are about one in 400 trillion. So ... go and make the most of it.

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CRACKED SUPER WT ROAD BISHOPSGATE MAYP BOUR 1. KINGS ROAD COLLECT €600k 2. KE £2M AS YOU PASS CMM GO MONOPOLY In the US version of Monopoly, the orange group of properties - St James Place, Tennessee Avenue, and New York Avenue - are statistically the likeliest spots for players to land when they get out of Jail. So: buy those.

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