13 Movie & General Now-You-Know Facts To Rev Up Your Gray Matter

If you somehow guessed that mammals got their teeth from fish scales, we’d be truly impressed  by that brilliant yet incomprehensible thought process. Because, it turns out, that’s 100% right. Here are more details on that and another 12 stories:

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Cats can receive dog blood, but only once. Cats don't normally have antibodies against red blood cell antigens in dogs' blood, but they do produce them within 4-7 days of getting a transfusion of dog blood. So, saving, say, an anemic cat's life with dog blood is something you can

Source: PubMed

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In Jeopardy!, all the contestants are standing on adjustable platforms. $3,000 $29,600 $3,400 ML Y Kocrin. That makes sure they're all roughly the same height on TV. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Baltimore Sun

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The movie in which most miniatures have been used for visual effects, ever, is Independence Day. lita mthL anres nit Most of its effects were done by just blowing up miniatures. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Directors Guild of America

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The Apocalypto crew watched a COW survive a 170-foot drop. It was trying to swim across a river, got swept up by the current, and fell down a 170-foot waterfall where Apocalypto was being filmed. Somehow, it survived and got up, and started eating grass on the bank. NOW YOU

Source: MovieWeb

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In 2011, a Japanese hospital admin gave his life to help his co-workers survive a tsunami. IyaKO When the tsunami hit, Shigeru Yokosawa ran back into the building and got a satellite phone, then threw it to a co-worker with seconds to spare. That gave the survivors a way to

Source: CNN

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Thomas Jefferson gave his library to Congress after the British burned the Capitol in 1814. That doubled the size of the Library of Congress- there were 3,000 volumes before the fire (all of which burned down), and Jefferson sent about 6,500 volumes. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Library of Congress

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They repainted the Abbey Road crossing during lockdown. 27% TENIG LINE PAINTING It's a very busy crossing, so the government took advantage of the drop in traffic to repaint the marking. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: The Guardian

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Apparently, teeth come from our fish ancestors. Ancient fish had dermal denticles-- small, spiky scales that some fish, like sharks or mantas, still have. Scientists think that, as those fish evolved into land animals, the denticles moved from the skin and into the mouth, where they became teeth. NOW YOU

Source: BBC

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In 1899, French president Felix Faure died while having sex with his mistress in his drawing room. Newspapers at the time wrote things like Felix Faure passed away in good health, indeed from the excess of good health. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: RFI

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In century London, you'd have to pay one of several fire brigades to save your building. A fire mark You'd insure it against fire, and the company would place its fire mark on the building. That way, when it caught fire, the company's firemen would know they were supposed to

Source: London Fire Brigade

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Penguins can drink saltwater like it's regular water. A gland above their eye filters the salt from their blood, and that salt then gets sneezed out or it comes out through their bill. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: Good Housekeeping

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That was Jim Carrey's real chipped tooth in Dumb and Dumber. It got chipped in grade school, and he had a cap put on it he just took it off for the movie. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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There's a 4-hour cut of both Kill Bill movies that you might never get to see. It's called Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, and it combines the two volumes and adds new scenes. Tarantino screened it at Cannes and at his theater, the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles,

Source: SlashFilm