There's nothing we dread more than the inevitable awkward silence in the midst of conversation. Contemplative silence? See, that's just peaceful. Poignant silence? Mmmm, we sure do love the thrill of expectation. Grim silence? Even that we can take, the world is too unserious most of the time anyway. Awkward silence though, that one is a doozy that we just can't handle.

Fortunately, we've just the perfectly shaped factoids, trivia and bit of wisdom to fill even the most oddly shaped awkward silences. On a date that isn't going well? An awkward family dinner? You never know when it'll be advantageous to have a weird, random fact in your back pocket!  

For example, did you know Richard Donner actually tricked Gene Hackman into shaving his mustache for a role? The movie was Superman, and Donner got Hackman to begrudgingly give up his stache by offering to shave own. The catch? Donner's stache was fake!

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