30 Obscure Now-You-Know Facts About Movies, Animals and More

30 Obscure Now-You-Know Facts About Movies, Animals and More

Everyone knows ground-level facts. For example, the temperature that water freezes at, that Greenland is actually icy and Iceland is actually green, blah blah blah.

So were not here to waste your time with basic tidbits everyone already knows. We want to take things up a notch with obscure, next level, now-you-know facts about movies, animals and more. Case in point: It turns out the first woman in space was sent up in a ship that wasnt programmed to descend. Fortunately, ground control was able to get her back home safely.

Heres more about that and 29 other interesting facts about art, movies, history and more… 

The Great Wall of China isn't the only man-made object visible from space. No man-made object is visible with the naked eye from the moon, but from orbit, astronauts can see city lights. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


The Treaty of Versailles took away Bayer's trademarks on Aspirin and Heroin. That applied in the U.S., UK, and France. Bayer is a German company, and this was one of the consequences of Germany's defeat. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Eye of newt in a witch's potion recipe isn't a part of an actual animal. It's actually just another name of mustard seed, and many other witch's potion ingredients are also just various herbs and so on. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


We think of medieval dentistry as crude, but it was surprisingly advanced. Dentists at the time could do things like filling cavities, handling facial fractures, basic teeth whitening, and even spotting oral cancer. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


The Statue of Liberty was designed to recognize the abolition of slavery. Edouard de Laboulaye wanted to give the US a gift that would both recognize abolition and commemorate Abraham Lincoln's death. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


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