A Grab-Bag Of 13 Intriguing Facts To Help The Day Along

A Grab-Bag Of 13 Intriguing Facts To Help The Day Along

Oh, would you look at that? It’s interesting facts o’clock! Yup, right now, at precisely (am/pm). Wow, who would’ve known that the exact time we dispense a handful of fun knowledge sprinkles is the exact time that you’re looking for a nice topping for the sundae that is your day (which may or may not actually be Sunday). That is just the craziest coincidence. Well, we’d better get on with it, yeah? Maybe we ought to whet your appetite a little bit first? Okay, sure, here, we got you. How about this morsel from the following list: When a British warship wanted to reward a cat for killing rats like a champ (and saving their food supply), they officially gave him a promotion. Oh, yeah that probably did it. Here’s the full story, plus 14 others to get you through another bathroom break at work.

Auric Goldfinger's voice in Goldfinger was dubbed over by another actor. Gert Frobe, who played Goldfinger, didn't really speak English, so they had to get somebody else - - Michael Collins to actually voice Goldfinger. CRACKED.COM

Source: TIME

In 1949, a cat on a British warship was promoted to Able Seaman. Simon the cat hunted down rats that threatened the limited food supply, and the crew gave him a promotion after he killed a particularly big and nasty rat. CRACKED.COM

Source: PDSA

The Olympic Village in the 2010 Winter Games needed over 100,000 condoms. Apparently, even though alcohol and drugs are technically banned in the Village, they're really easy to get -- so the Villages are always full of sex, drugs, and booze. CRACKED.COM

Source: Mic.com

Elephants are the only non-primate land animals that can copy sounds. Researchers think they probably use that ability to strengthen bonds among themselves by copying each others' vocalizations. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

According to the American Dental Association, soft-bristled toothbrushes are the way to go. Those are the only toothbrushes the ADA recommends -- - despite their advantages, medium bristles can wear away at your gums. CRACKED.COM

Source: ADA

Philip K. Dick's private nickname for Blade Runner was Road Runner. He was really skeptical about it, at least until he saw the first footage -- he then asked Ridley Scott How did you know what was going on in my head? CRACKED.COM

Source: SCPR

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