Sometimes we like to think of life like a role playing game. We all have our own individual stats…health, intelligence, charisma, wisdom. There's things we can do increase our attributes and level up as human beings. It's not a flawless analogy, but it's at least a little true.

No one is saying you're dull, but what if you could level up how interesting you were? What if you didn't have to learn an obscure language, join the french foreign legion or marry the heiress to a haunted mansion? What if all you had to was read this article and learn some surprising and intriguing facts.

For example, did you know that thirteen years old, Phil Collins was an extra in Hard Days Night? He's features ad as one of the fans in the final scene.

Did you know that adding iodine to our diets literally boosted IQ scores? No? 

Well, here’s the full story, plus 12 others:

The voice actor who played Batman for 15 years was considered a scrawny geek type. Olan Soule was typecast as the nerdy scientist or lab technician -- but starting in 1968 with The Adventures of Batman, he was the Dark Knight. CRACKED.COM

Source: MeTV

Adding iodine to salt measurably boosted IQ scores in the United States. A decade after iodized salt went on sale, the average IQ in the U.S. went up 3.5 points. And in iodine-deficient areas, it went up by 15 points on average. CRACKED.COM

Source: NHPR

Saddam Hussein once torched his son's collection of super-luxury cars. It was punishment for Uday's erratic, violent behavior -- I was very angry with him so I burned all his cars, Saddam said. The collection had hundreds of cars. CRACKED.COM

Source: The Drive

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