13 Trivia Tidbits To Lob Out At That Late Season Holiday Party

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13 Trivia Tidbits To Lob Out At That Late Season Holiday Party

Do you often struggle to compete with house plants and particularly colorful wallpaper when you are a guest at a party? Does making small talk give you the heebie jeebies? Do you often feel like the least interesting person in the room?

Well, first of all we commend your self awareness. As grade A, uninteresting dullards ourselves, we applaud your self awareness. Most people would rather watch paint dry than conversate with us and by gum if we don't know it.

That said, there IS a work around--but it's only for the most daring of souls. You see, we've assembled more than a dozen of the most stimulating, fascinating and flabbergasting facts we could find to ensure that you'll be the most interesting person in the next room you find yourself in. 

For example, you’ve probably heard that Steve Irwin got killed by a stingray -- but you probably didn’t know how insanely unlikely that was. Here’s the full story, plus 12 others:

For a while, Cruella de Vil was supposed to be the villain in The Rescuers. They considered updating her for the '70s in various ways, like having her obsessed with alligators, but then ditched the idea because they didn't want to make a sequel. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBR

Harvard University has an old book that's bound in literal human skin. Des destinees de I'ame (Destinies of the Soul) was bound in the skin of an anonymous female patient in the late 19th century, apparently -- and Harvard got it in the 1930s. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Charles Barkley was the first kid born in his town's segregated hospital. The town was Leeds, Alabama, and the year was 1963. It only happened because his grandpa was a janitor there, the story goes. CRACKED.COM

Source: ESPN

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