12 Nigh-Insurmountable Crags of Trivia Only Conquerable by the Most Intrepid Factoid Aficionados in the World

12 Nigh-Insurmountable Crags of Trivia Only Conquerable by the Most Intrepid Factoid Aficionados in the World

The facts that lay beyond this point are no tidbits. These are behemoth, titanic boulders of trivia — unimaginably immense, deceptively steep, utterly inhospitable to human life. Some are regarded as deities by those who live in their shadows; others, terrestrial gates to Hell

The epic beef betwixt Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jonah Hill. One of the empirically most disruptive bouts of diarrhea in the history of sphincters. Lou Bega’s stranglehold on Stephen King’s marriage. These factoids aren’t recreational; they’re a way of life. Proceed with extreme caution.

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Jonah Hill Hated Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Michael Cera said that Hill talked smack after Mintz-Plasse auditioned for Superbad, because he “thought he was getting the better of him, comedically.” The combative, competitive dynamic we saw on screen was the result of each of the actors trying to be the funnier dude. (Source)

Millennial Dads Are Spending Three Times More Quality Time With Their Kids

You have to think the pandemic has skewed the statistics just a smidge, but it’s largely due to a movement of young fathers opting to actively parent, rather than fill the role of career-driven breadwinner and occasional babysitter. (Source)

Robert Downey Jr. Credits Burger King for Beating Addiction

RDJ says his rock bottom came when he was driving around with a car full of drugs, and indulged in a memorable, fateful gut bomb: “It was such a disgusting burger I ordered. I had that, and this big soda, and I thought something really bad was going to happen.” (Source)

Getting Shipwrecked Is a Family Business

Two men washed ashore in the Marshall Islands after being lost at sea for over a month. One of them discovered that his uncle had landed on the same island chain, five decades earlier. Thought to have died at sea, the uncle had actually married into the community and had himself a nice little life. (Source)

Sherpas Are Superstitious About Cumming on Mount Everest

According to Jon Krakauer in Into Thin Air, sherpas regard the mountain as a sacred place, or even a literal, physical god. Some of them earnestly blame bad weather on “saucemaking” — either porking in the tents, or slapping hog to dirty magazines. God specifically does not appreciate unmarried couples saucing up Her face. (Source)

‘Great British Bake Off’ Promises to Lay Off the Racism

The lazy racism that’s rampant in some of their themed weeks was laid bare by their Series 13 “Mexican Week,” and has made people re-examine others like “Japan Week” and “Germany Week.” As such, the show has promised not to do any more national-themed challenges. (Source)

A Dog Went to a Metallica Concert (Alone)

Metallica fans noticed a lone dog, sitting in a seat, apparently watching the show at L.A.’s SoFi Stadium. She hung out for the whole show, and was reunited with her family, who live next to the venue, the next day. (Source)

A Plane Had to Initiate an Emergency Landing After Someone Squeaked Out a Biohazard

A Delta flight was forced to turn around, two hours into a transatlantic flight, after a passenger — as the pilot politely stated — “had diarrhea all the way through the plane.” (Source)

A Paw Patrol Snack Was Recalled Over Smut

A website printed on a kids’ snack wrapper was meant to take children to some exciting digital land of Paw Patrol adventures and activities. But the website lapsed, and began pointing to one of those ungodly amalgams of random ads, some of which were pornographic in nature. (Source)

Black Holes Have Been Puking Up Star Parts

Astronomers have noticed 24 different black holes randomly spewing out radio waves, like a cosmic belch, after successfully shredding and consuming stars. They hadn’t really seen this behavior before, but now think around half of black holes may have this celestial acid reflux. (Source)

‘Mambo No. 5’ Almost Ruined Stephen King’s Marriage

In an interview with Rolling Stone, King said he’s a “big time” fan of Lou Bega: “I had the dance mix. I played both sides of it. And one of them was just total instrumental. And I played that thing until my wife just said, ‘One more time, and I’m going to fucking leave you.’” (Source)

Jimmy Buffett Once Saved Colin Jost’s Life

Jost got caught halfway underwater by the leash of his own surfboard, but luckily, Buffett surfs with a knife, and was able to cut him free. (Source)

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