13 Amazing Trivia Nuggets To Up Your Conversation Game

13 Amazing Trivia Nuggets To Up Your Conversation Game

Everyone finds themselves facing awkward silences, conversational lulls or (let’s face it) weird first dates.   We employ icebreakers in a variety of situations, including corporate team-building activities or at the start of meetings. Woof. So, next time you are scrambling for some ‘interesting’ factoid about the GDP of micronesia, try reaching for one of these instead.

We can’t guarantee you these facts will get you through every strange social encounter, but they can’t hurt either. Well, that’s not entirely true. Some of these might make things even weirder, but who are we to judge. The fact is, the world is a weird place and there’s plenty of strange tid bits to go around.

For example, we couldn’t believe what James Cameron sold the terminator script for or the fact that Haley Joel Osment could never blink on camera for A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Not at all. Here's the whole thing, plus 12 more:

James Cameron sold the Terminator script for $1 just so he could direct it. He didn't want to sell the script without directing it himself, but no production company wanted an inexperienced director -- SO he sold for $1, to Gale Anne Hurd. CRACKED.COM

Source: IGN

The city of Chicago reversed the course of the Chicago River in the 19th century. To help control the spread of waterborne illnesses like typhoid and cholera, the river was diverted from Lake Michigan (the city's water source). CRACKED.COM

Source: WTTV

Trees that can withstand high winds follow a rule described by Leonardo Da Vinci. The rule is a mathematical relationship between the branches and the trunk, and a mathematician verified in 2011 that it helps make trees nd-resistant. CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR

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