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

Some molecules can be left-handed or right-handed (and it's called chirality). COOH COOH H C R R C H A left-handed molecule is basically a mirror image of a ht-handed one, and a molecule's handedness can determine many of its chemical properties. CRACKED.COM

Source: Harvard

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