The world is full of totally fascinating, awesome things that just a few people know. Like these 13 facts, for example.

There's a fruit fly gene that's named after Kenny from South Park. TRASH Fruit flies that have a bad version of it die two days after they've gotten a specific bacteria. CRACKED.COM

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Drinking alcohol used to be a regular part of participating in the Olympics. For example, runners drank it in the 1908 London olympics - i it was believed to be a performance enhancer. CRACKED.COM

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Turns out, T-Rexes grew so fast, you could almost watch them grow. Teenage T-Rexes could sometimes add 35-45 pounds to their frame in as little as a week. CRACKED.COM

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The vice president of the US wasn't always the president's running mate. Before they added the 12th amendment, it was whoever got the 2nd most votes in the election. CRACKED.COM

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