We all know the basics when it comes to general knowledge - or do we? While some of us might be able to recite Pi up to 62 decimal places, there are others who would be hard-pressed to answer what year The Beatles first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. In honor of those minor details that so few of us remember but can make for an interesting conversation piece.

There's nothing like impressing your friends with some trivia. You know, the kind of tidbits that make them think you're smart. Well, we've got a few for you. From the origins of words to the names of famous people who have called Wisconsin home, we've got you covered. So the next time you're at a party and someone asks you what the capital of Maine is, you'll be ready! Let’s read on and get ready to wow your buddies! (Or maybe just make them a little bit more impressed with you!

In WWI, the United Kingdom had a special regiment for men shorter than 5'3. RECRUITING OFFICE WESTOFENGLAND BANTAMS Apply NEAREST RECRUITING OFFICE. They were called bantams, after the small, aggressive bird. It was such a success, more such battalions got formed soon, and Canada copied the idea. CRACKED.COM

Source: Historic UK

Steve Jobs had the chef at Apple's cafeteria study at Japan's Tsukiji Soba Academy. Jobs loved Japanese food, and he wanted the cafeteria chef to be able to make sashimi soba, a dish Jobs had created himself. CRACKED.COM

Source: Nippon.com

Robert De Niro was actually throwing out real dollar bills in Casino, not props. who In the casino scene, he's tossing actual $50 and $20 bills, which made things complicated - they had to go Everybody freeze! the moment filming stopped. CRACKED.COM

Source: GQ

They set up a support hotline for veterans when Saving Private Ryan came out. The Department of Veterans Affairs thought the movie might traumatize veterans, so they got mental health workers to staff a hotline for them. CRACKED.COM

Şource: AP News

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