13 Now-You-Know Trivia Nuggets About Movies, Nature, And More

You’d think that celebs can’t even go to Dunkin’ Donuts unnoticed in the age of smartphones and paparazzi everywhere, but somehow, Michael Cera and Aubrey Plaza dated for a year and a half without anyone knowing. Here’s the full story (plus 12 others):


Nuclear workers get a lot less radiation than people who undergo CT scans. 1 Getting an abdominal CT scan exposes you to roughly ten times more radiation than working in a nuclear power plant for a year. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: The New Yorker


25% of all bee species vanished between 2006 and 2015. F That's 25% of the species observed before 1990, and it's happened despite more regular people reporting bee sightings than before. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: National Geographic


Goldeneye's multiplayer mode was added at the last minute, without higher-ups knowing. Neither the publishing company, Nintendo, or management at the development company, Rare, knew that the programmers put in multiplayer mode before they saw it in action. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Engadget


The U.S. owns a one-acre cemetery in Mexico City. Congress established the cemetery in 1850, to bury those killed in the Mexican-American war -- it was the first time a U.S. cemetery was established on non-U.S. soil. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Atlas Obscura


An 18th century Yorkshire man predicted black holes. In the 1780s, John Michell, the rector of St. Michael's Church in Leeds, came up with a theory about dark stars - stars whose gravitational pull was so strong that not even light could escape. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Gizmodo


Fishermen accidentally kill millions of fish a year. The fish's swim bladder suddenly balloons (because water pressure drops really quickly as they're pulled to the surface) and pushes out their organs-. this is called barotrauma, or the bends. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR


Daft Punk recorded orchestra parts for nearly every song on their last album. Randomr Apocss Mopronigs They only used the parts in three or four songs, though, and threw away the rest. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: Pitchfork


An ordinary 2x2 LEGO brick could practically survive having a car dropped on it. E6D IFBI 11 In an experiment, it got crushed only after a force equivalent to 950 pounds was applied to it. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: Smithsonian Magazine


Aubrey Plaza and Michael Cera almost got married in Vegas. 201o It wasn't a joke or anything - they were in a relationship for a year and a half (they started going out after filming Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World). NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: AVClub


Catherine Zeta-Jones insisted on playing Velma Kelly, not Roxie Hart, in Chicago. Velma is the smaller role of the two, but Zeta-Jones wanted it So she'd get to sing All That Jazz. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Yahoo!


Real KHJ radio broadcasts were used for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. They went through 17 hours of broadcasts and took three hours of the best material, and picked material from the movie for that. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM

Source: Fast Company


The Rise of Skywalker was delayed one day in The Netherlands SO it wouldn't coincide with a commemoration. The worldwide release date was May 4, which is Remembrance Day in The Netherlands, commemorating liberation from five years of Nazi occupation in WWlI. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Variety, U.S. Army


Gene Roddenberry's widow Majel Barrett recorded phonetic samples of her voice before she died. Barrett voiced the ships in most Star Trek TV shows, and this means her voice could show up in Trek projects down the line. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: AVClub