13 True Facts That Don't Seem Real

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13 True Facts That Don't Seem Real

Cracked exists for two purposes: teaching you stuff and making all the writers and artists rich, famous, and sexually irresistible. As the second part of this mission statement has long been declared an utter failure (just ask any of us), we're doubling down on the pedagogical angle. Now, these facts might not help you land a job (except, maybe, writing for some website), but they will definitely give you something to make small talk about, which might be just as challenging (again, just ask any of us).

If you're anything like me, then you love learning random facts. They're just so darn fascinating! And while there's nothing wrong with reading off of a listicle in your spare time, sometimes it's fun to go deep into a topic. That's why today I'm bringing you some of the coolest and quirkiest random facts about food. Bon appétit!

(And as usual, you can follow the links to learn even more.)

Before alarm clocks, people used knock on windows with a big stick In Britain, knocker uppers were hired to wake people up. They would carry long poles to tap on their clients' windows (and not wake up non-paying neighbors) CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Brussels sprouts grow on stalks Brussels sprout plants grow two to three feet tall. CRACKED.COM
Wood frogs can hold their pee for up to eight months Wood frogs have microbes in their guts that recycle urea, allowing them to avoid peeing all winter. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBC

If you hide in a lake, a swarm of wasps will wait for you to re-emerge. If you're attacked by wasps, don't try to take shelter in a lake. They also are not fooled by playing dead. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

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