13 Nuggets Of Obscure Knowledge To Impress Everyone In The Room

13 Nuggets Of Obscure Knowledge To Impress Everyone In The Room

Social situations can be tricky to navigate. Sometimes you're in a real jam of a pickle, every socialites worst nightmare: an interminable awkward silence. Sometimes, you just need the rip cord of nuggets of obscure knowledge stashed away in your utility belt to beat a hasty retreat. Do you really think you know ENOUGH? Do you really think there's no more information to stuff into that brain of yours? What do you think all the creases and folds are for if not random trivia and factoids?!

Here's a few examples to wet your beak:

Werner Herzog once said he’ll eat a boot if Errol Morris finishes his first movie, and he made good on that promise. 

In Tanzania, there's video jockeys that literally narrate movies for the audience and face the music in and out.

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Legendary furniture designers Charles and Ray Eames got their start in WWII. SAS They designed plywood parts (including wing parts, gliders, and tail sections) for U.S. Navy planes - which really helped them hone their craft. CRACKED.COM

Source: VICE

In 1831, the Paris Opera hired people to sit in the audience and clap enthusiastically. They were organized into a body of professional applauders, called the claque, and were disguised to look like regular opera-goers. CRACKED.COM

Source: JSTOR

The first on-screen Nick Fury wasn't Samuel L. Jackson, but David Hasselhoff. He played Fury in the 1998 TV movie Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and he said he'd love to play him again (for what that's worth). CRACKED.COM

Source: SlashFilm

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