Although some people appear to be inherently charming, becoming a good conversationalist is something that can be learned if you know what you're after. Whether you enjoy standing about and chatting or despise the prospect of yet another "forced" conversation, becoming a good communicator definitely has it’s perks. 

Being a good conversationalist is crucial to making friends, developing relationships, and closing deals. Besides all that, it just makes you more pleasant to be around. Who doesn’t love a solid raconteur?! Some people appear to be born conversationalists; however, the rest of us must develop and practice these talents. The facts we’ve compiled here can’t MAKE you a better talker, but dag nabbit if they won’t spice up a few lulls in the convo.

Sounds promising no?

For example, it turns out that the look of surprise on Thud Butt's face when he received the sword at the end of Hook was real. Here's the all of it plus 12 more…

Eagle nests are extremely wide-about I 6 feet across at the very top. They're also pretty deep, because eagles just keep building them up for years. The largest eagle nest ever found was 10 feet wide and 20 feet tall. CRACKED.COM

Source: eagles.org

In the 1700s, it was fashionable in Britain to get a hermit for your estate. Landowners even put ads for hermits in newspapers, offering food, lodging and money (but, of course, there were conditions). CRACKED.COM

Source: Mental Floss

Dogs and cats in the US contribute fairly significantly to global warming. The diet fed to dogs and cats creates 25-30% of the total environmental impact (in terms of fossil fuel use, biocide use, and so on) from animal production. CRACKED.COM

Source: journals.plos.org

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