From scientists doing fart experiments to save lives, to having a sugar rush apparently being all in your head, here are some interesting new things we learned and wanted to share with you.

American television

Q: What's America's most popular TV show ever? JEOPARDY! A: Jeopardy! According to a YouGov poll done in early 2021, the beloved game show is the United States' favorite TV show of all time. Coming in second was Tom and Jerry, followed by The Flintstones, The Bugs Bunny Show, and Sesame Street that was highly TOM JERRY rated among Gen x. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBS News

Most expensive Jesus

Q: What is the most expensive painting in the world? A: Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi. The painting of Jesus holding an orb sold for $450.3 million on auction in 2016. The buyer was Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Some historians have cast doubt on whether Leonardo actually painted Salvator Mundi, and the Louvre excluded it from its 2019 Leonardo retrospective. CRACKED.COM

Source: Art News


Q: Why are cats antisocial? A: They're not. It's you. Researchers have found that cats aren't inherently independent creatures like most people will make them out to be. In fact, they mostly seek attention and companionship just as much as humans do. Studies have shown that cats will gravitate toward humans who pay them attention and show affection, as opposed to people who ignore them or do not seem excited to be around them. So, if anything, cats are pretty good at reading people and acting accordingly. Unless you're carrying some tuna in your pocket. CRACKED.COM

Source: IFLS

All good boys

Q: Which dog breed is the smartest? A: The Border Collie. Going on working intelligence alone (which basically means the ability to understand and follow prompts and commands), Border Collies do exceptionally well. Coming in second is the Poodle, followed by the German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, and the Doberman Pincher. CRACKED.COM

Source: Science Alert

What's an adult even?

Q: When do we really become adults? A: Scientists say only in our 30s. At least, that's what our brain development tells us. Scientists also pointed out that everyone's development is different, meaning our brains won't hit adulthood at the same time across the board. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Longest place name in the world

Q: What is the longest place name in the world? A: Taumatawhakatangihanga koauauotamateaturpukaka T pikimaungahoronukupokai enuakitanata whenuakitanatahu. It's a hill in New Zealand named after Tamatea who was a legendary Maori explorer. The toponym translates to: The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one. CRACKED.COM

Source: Atlas Obscura

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