The world is an amazing place. Despite how it may appear on the surface, there's actually a LOT to learn. Even the most seemingly mundane aspects of life are often fascinating if you peer beneath the surface.

We searched for and wide to surface thirty fascinating now-you-know facts about animals, history and more!

For example, did you know astronauts can't drink fizzy beverages like coke, sprite or other sodas in space. In zero gravity, the bubbles behave differently and stay suspended in the liquid, so they can cause gastrointestinal distress.

Remeber that song ‘Macarena’? Of course you do. We bet you DON'T remember that it's about a woman who cheats on her boyfriend while he's drafted. 

At one point, NBC wanted Mike Judge to do the American version of The Office, however, a bad Office Space review made the director pass on the opportunity.

Here's more about that and 29 other interesting factoids about movies, science, history, and more: 

New Order is the remaining band members of Joy Division, created after the lead singer died by suicide. Joy Division (best known for Love Will Tear Us Apart) members regrouped under a new name, retiring Joy Division songs, after their loss. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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As of May 2021, Bitcoin eats up about 0.55% of the world's electricity production. The rough amount is 110 Terawatt Hours per year, which is basically the same as the power consumption of a small country, like Malaysia or Sweden. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


There's a white shark cafe in the Pacific where all the sharks go. It's a Colorado-sized patch of ocean about 1,200 nautical miles east of Hawaii, and great white sharks from the west coasts of Mexico and the U.S. swim there en masse every year. Once there, they dive deep below the surface and then come back, over and over, for days - - but it's not clear why. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Two donkeys together for 10 years at a Polish ZOO were separated because of complaints they were mating in front of children. A petition with 7,000 signatures reunited them. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

The Star

There were a bunch of minor, petty kingdoms throughout Ancient Egypt. They all had varying degress of independence, and some of them later provided rulers that ruled over all of Egypt. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Science actually doesn't have even a single complete T-Rex skeleton. There are around 15 good skeletons, and two are so good as to be considered almost complete, but we don't have any complete ones at all. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Colonel Sanders wore only white suits for the last 20 years of his life. The KFC spokesperson's trademark white suit sold for $21,510 at an auction in 2013. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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