The B-Movie Gimmick From The '60s (That We Want Back)

We’ve discussed William Castle here at Cracked, the all-time king of horror movie gimmicks. And among all his contrivances to get butts in theater seats to watch B-grade schlock, there's a particularly clever one used in one of his ‘best’ movies, Homicidal.

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Sometimes our brains need a little tune up. And sometimes? They just need a tune. There's plenty of stuff to learn in this world, but we figured we'd start things off with a high note.

While we love facts, trivia, knowledge and tid bits from all areas, music facts really ring our bell. How come? Music is a human universal that seems to have entranced homo sapiens throughout our existence. That and it can totally soothe even a savage beast (theoretically).

So strap in for some fascinating facts about music.

For example, did you know the British navy used Britney spears songs to scare of Somali pirates? We had NO idea about which famous franchise Nicki Minaj worked at before she was famous.

Just because you listen to a lot of music doesn't mean you know much about it. Here are some fun music facts to bring up the next time your favorite pop star is on the radio. 

Ed Sheeran's childhood friend was financially struggling so he wrote Thinking Out Loud with her The song has since been streamed almost 2 billion times on Spotify and has gone triple platinum in the UK. She never has to worry about money again. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: NME

Nicki Minaj worked at multiple Red Lobsters before she was famous She was fired from multiple locations. She once followed a customer who hadn't tipped and taken her pen out to their car. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: MTV

Spice Girls' Wannabe is the catchiest pop song A year-long study done in 2014 showed that people recognized the song in an average of 2.3 seconds, compared to 5 seconds for other hit songs. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

The Church of England co-owns Beyonce's Single Ladies The church has invested in Hipgnosis, a company that owns the rights to thousands of songs. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

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