14 Tasty Now-You-Know Facts About TV Shows, Food, And More

Is your brain hungry for knowledge? Are you running out of things to tell your friends? Are you sick of rhetorical questions and desperately want me to get to the trivia tidbits? Well, look no further. Here are 14 facts that will entertain your brain… 

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For Parks and Rec, NBC contracted the game designers behind Settlers of Catan to create Cones of Dunshire Although originally a throwaway joke, Mayfair Games eventually created a fully playable version. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: AV Club

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Max Greenfield had a Saturday Night ive-themed bar mitzvah The New Girl star even had a Blues Brothers cake. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

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Students use to give teachers apples because their salaries were SO low In early United States, frontier families were responsible for feeding and housing their children's teacher. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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Saddam Hussein wrote a romance novel Zabiba and the King is an allegory for the US invasion of Iraq. The CIA studied it to see if it could offer insight on the dictator. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Newsweek

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Octopuses are cuddly when given ecstasy Octopuses are normally antisocial to each other, but on the drug, they hugged each other. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: NPR

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Dinosaurs had shorter days than we do. The Earth turnned faster than it does now, making a day 23.5 hours 70 million years ago. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: USA Today

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Jellyfish aren't fish, they're invertebrates. They don't have brains, hearts, blood, or lungs. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: CBC

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Halle Berry was named after a department store. Halle Brothers Co. was based in her hometown of Cleveland, OH. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: CBS News

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Zach Galifianakis had a vo-week trial run as a writer on Saturday Night Live Tina Fey comforted him after one of his sketches bombed during a table read. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Philly Voice

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Schitt's Creek's Annie Murphy had $3 in her bank account when she landed the role After two years of not getting any roles and her apartment burning down, Murphy had decided to quit acting only two days before receiving the call that she had gotten the role. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: CNBC

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The first fast-food chain in the U.S. was White Castle The Casttr 5 Uhite Castle 5 Bleinclet HAMBURGERS atdt Fgate n2 It opened in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Smithsonian

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Queen Elizabeth II worked as a mechanic during World War II 608R Then-Princess Elizabeth served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1945. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Snopes

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Viking funerals used to include board games M Playing pieces were found in over 36 burial boats across 12 counntries. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Mental Floss

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6-foot, 220-pound giant penguins once lived in New Zealand 2 melres metres 12 metes Metres Anthropornis Human Emperor They are believed to have existed around 55 to 59 million years ago. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Atlas Obscura