13 Cool Facts To Show Off In Front Of Your Friends

13 Cool Facts To Show Off In Front Of Your Friends

This world is filled to the dang brim with amazing facts, wild tid bits and surprising info. It can be easy to forget that amidst the monotony of traffic, bad TV and annoying managers. We're here to remind you: “Hey, wait one second there fella, there's plenty of stimulating knowledge to absorb in this mysterious life, so how about that?” What's that you ask? You'd like to learn from cool facts to show off to your friends? Well, you've come to the right place.

Did you know Arthur C. Clarke tried to get an Indian film director to sue Steven Spielberg? Clarke was convinced Spielberg stole the movie idea for E.T. from the director.

In Space Jam, when Bill Murray explains how come he’s in the toon world, he’s … actually literally correct. 

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RDJ was inspired by a movie his father directed for his role in Tropic Thunder. Putney Swope Robert Downey Sr. dubbed the main actor's lines in Putney Swope (the main actor kept forgetting them) for Kirk Lazarus, RDJ drew on that voice. CRACKED.COM

Source: MTV

In Space Jam, Bill Murray says he's friends with the producer, and he was. His explanation for entering the world of toons is that the movie's producer is his friend, and one of Space Jam's producers is Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman. CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDB

In the late 19th century, the biggest fad was pretty lethal - it 00 was X-rays. NOW RAYING LAST NO CONFIDENTIAL UNDRESSING .4YRS X-rays were everywhere they were used as a novelty toy to let you see your finger bones, they were the subject of comics, they were used at lectures, etc. CRACKED.COM

Source: JSTOR

The oceans on Europa might have twice as much water as Earth's oceans. Its oceans are very deep (about 40 to 100 miles), so even though Europa's diameter is four times smaller than Earth's, it might have more ocean water. CRACKED.COM

Source: NASA

Quaker Oats' oatmeal with blueberries doesn't actually have any blueberries. TO reucress NO QUAKER ARDIFICIAL PRESERVATIVES no SWEETEMERS NO QUAKER. ARTIFICAL FLINGRS -EST? 1877- OATMEAL INSTANT & CREAM BLUEBERRIES LAVOR WITH OTHER NATURAL FLAVORS The blueberries are actually just dried figs mixed up with stuff like glycerin, blueberry juice concentrate, and artificial blueberry flavor. CRACKED.COM

Source: Hy-Vee

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