The need to please others drives our existence far more than we'd like to confess. This need to attract others has an impact on the vehicles we use, the clothing we wear, the equipment we use, and the jobs we pursue.

Regrettably, this admiration is frequently elusive. Cars get rust. Fashion evolves (who said JNCO jeans aren’t cool anymore?!). Technology evolves. And the products that wowed your neighbor yesterday don't even -whelm you today.

The universe is a strange and even sometimes amusing place. Maybe the most mundane objects have unexpectedly amusing background stories, or the strangest objects are more prevalent than we believe. There's a lot to laugh about around the globe, from unusual places in the United States to things you wouldn't believe if you hadn't seen them for yourself, and that makes for wonderful conversation starters at your next social gathering.

Do you want to win your weekly factoids game? Are you trying to broaden your horizons by learning a range of fun things? We've got your back!

Danny DeVito dubbed the Lorax's voice in five languages he didn't speak. They were German, Russian, Italian, and Catalan and Castilian Spanish. The movie was a piece of cake compared to the Russian dub, he said. CRACKED.COM

Source: Deadline

In the 17th century, the English village of Eyam voluntarily quarantined to save others. The decision cut their population by 260, but it meant the bubonic plague didn't spread to nearby villages and the towns of Sheffield and Bakewell. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

In Ancient Egypt, keeping your heart after death was an upper- privilege. In Egypt, the heart was the seat of consciousness, but embalmers secretly took out dead commoners' hearts (which would make their afterlife worse). CRACKED.COM

Source: USA Today

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