29 Trivia Nuggets About Pop Culture, Architecture and More

29 Trivia Nuggets About Pop Culture, Architecture and More

The world is a fascinating place that's filled with wild facts, strange tidbits, odd knowledge and simply tons of things to learn. From pop culture, to architecture, to history, science and psychology--well really the list is almost endless.

We wanted to dredge up some trivia and factoids from the depths of the internet that made us pause and say “holy macaroni!” and boy, did we ever.

For example, it turns out the Statue of Liberty's iconic green look isn't actually its true form. The statue was originally bronze but turned green after years of oxizidation.

Did you know there are exactly as many cicada songs as there are species of cicada in existence? Each species has a unique song that's sung by the males as a mating call. Talk about collective crooning…

Want to learn more? Scroll on down! Here's more about that and 28 other interesting facts about pop culture, history, science, and more: 

In 1985, a man rigged his computer to call Jerry Falwell's toll-free prayer line every 30 seconds for eight months. It clogged the line and cost it over $750k in reverse charges. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Butter used to be associated with witches in Ireland back in the day. BUTTER 1 FIRST QUALITY 1 NET WT. 4OZ. (113g) BUTTER Butter was used in Celtic pagan rituals, 1/2 CUP START MEASURE HERE 1/4 CUP-> 1/3 CUP->/ and also, a witch could steal a neighbor's لم ESPOON MEASURE: 1 8 6 5 4 3 butter luck using magic. ABELED FOR RETAIL SALE CRACKED.COM NOW YOU KNOW


Medieval knights had a special dagger they used just for finishing off an enemy. It was called the misericorde (which came from the French word for mercy): a long, thin dagger you could kill a wounded enemy knight with. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


Rihanna threw Katy Perry a bachelorette party. When Perry married Russell Brand, Rihanna was unable to attend due to scheduling issues, but still performed the maid of honor duty of bachelorette party planner. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM


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