13 Counterintuitive Pieces Of Trivia

13 Counterintuitive Pieces Of Trivia

Ah, trivia. It's the stuff that keeps us up at night, the questions that tickle our brains and make us wonder, "How did I not know that?!" It's a never-ending source of knowledge that can be used to impress friends, family, and strangers alike.

From President John F. Kennedy's last-minute Cuban cigar order to the fact that drinking coffee can help protect your liver, this list has it all. We'll explore the scandal of "Carpet-gate," the Michelin Guide's secretive and unaccountable reviews, and the surprising truth that grizzly bears are more powerful than polar bears. We'll even learn about Tecwen Whittock, the man who coughed his way to infamy on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, and Andre the Giant, who wasn't as tall as advertised. 

So, if you're ready to explore the world of counterintuitive trivia, then you've come to the right place. Let's dive in and see what we can uncover.

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Mystery diners, eh?

CRACKED MICHELIN GUIDE REVIEWS: SECRETIVE AND UNACCOUNTABLE? The people who review restaurants for the Michelin Guide stay anonymous, and they're protected by a lack of any available legal recourse against bad reviews.


Ancient Misconceptions.

CRACKED ANCIENT PEOPLE THOUGHT BIRDS COULD TRANSFORM. People in ancient times thought that certain birds, like Redstarts and Garden Warblers, could change into different kinds of birds during the wintertime. This was an attempt to explain what we now understand is bird migration.


Navy's too loud: permanent damage.

GRACKED THE U.S. NAVY IS PAINFULLY LOUD. The U.S. Navy's loud pinging and metallic shrieking noises can cause permanent hearing damage to sea animals if they're louder than 210 decibels.

HuffPost / Navy 

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