13 Fun Bits Of Trivia To Help You Break The Ice In Conversations

13 Fun Bits Of Trivia To Help You Break The Ice In Conversations

Does the conversational ice ever feel thicker than an antarctic ice berg? Do you ever feel like meeting new people is like talking a very awkward brick wall? Do you ever wake up in a cold sweat at the mere thought of attending a party with friends of friends of friends?

Not us, we never leave the house. But if we DID, we'd highly recommend arming yourself with some fun bits of trivia to help you break the ice in conversations.

Don't worry, your friends here at Cracked have you covered. That's why we assembled more than a dozen fun little factoids that will absolutely annihilate the next akward silence you encounter.

For example, did you know Krabby Patties in Spongebob actually contain NO meat? Conversely, the first meal ever eaten on the moon included bacon squares, peaches and coffee. Frankly, that sounds delightful.

To honor a 1992 Simpsons episode, Homer was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame – about 25 years later. Here’s the full story, plus 12 others:

Charles Darwin travelled to the Galapagos islands as a geologist, not a biologist. He'd read Principles of Geology, a book that explained geological change as the gradual result of many small causes, which strongly influenced him. CRACKED.COM

Source: NEH

Homer Simpson got inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame a few years ago. 178 It was thanks to the 1992 episode Homer at the Bat, in which he played for the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team. CRACKED.COM

Source: MLB

Mosquitos extract blood from people using a -intricate mechanism. The needle isn't just a single needle, but a combination of six different ones which pierce the skin, find a blood vessel, and then suck blood out. CRACKED.COM

Source: KQED

There's only one animal that has a single ear, and that's the praying mantis. That ear, located in the mantis' thorax (or chest part) is so good at its job, though, that it lets the mantis hear sounds humans can't. CRACKED.COM

Source: NWF

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