Movies are often a great way to escape from reality for a couple of hours. You can watch them for entertainment, to learn about history, or simply to pass the time. But do you really know everything about movies? Here are some interesting facts about them that you may not have known.

Did you know that the world's first feature-length movie was made in 1912? It was called The Story of the Kelly Gang, and it was about an Australian outlaw. In fact, a lot of famous movies were actually based on true stories - like Schindler's List and Erin Brockovich. And did you know that Jaws is the most successful horror movie ever made? (It made over $470 million at the box office!)

Take a peek at these 30 intriguing facts about everything from movies to science to make you feel like the brightest person in the room:

We know you’re excited and want to know more…Just keep scrolling and read below…

Mice don't like cheese. Mice prefer sweets and foods with more calories. They will eat cheese only as a last resort. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

BBC

Thanks to a missing comma, 120 Maine dairy drivers got $5 million. DAIRY The natural goodnes 202 FL80 Oakhurst The absence of a comma in a state law made it pretty unclear if the drivers can get overtime pay, and the judge presiding in their case said the ambiguity must be construed liberally, and sided with them. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

NPR

In the 1850s, American fire departments started outfitting their stations with spiral staircases. Seems the horses who pulled the engines kept climbing the stairs when they smelled food. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Red Zone

Keifer Sutherland found out there was a 24 drinking game - drink when he said damn it! So he decided to say it as often as possible. For the college kids. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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In the Middle Ages, it was a totally normal thing to put animals on trial. History records horses, goats, pigs, cows, dogs being put on trial for breaking the law and being treated just like bipedal lawbreakers. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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