How do you feel about talking to strangers? Have you ever pretended to be a shop mannequin just to avoid small talk? What? Oh, no, us neither--that's truly beyond the pale. We just thought YOU might have done something like that. Listen, let's not get hung up on this whole thing, alright?

The fact is PLENTY of people loathe chit chat with random passer-bys and the like. Catching up with cashiers? No thanks. Conversing with cab drivers? We'd rather walk. Jawing with passing joggers? We'll stay on the couch thank you very much.

The thing is, sometimes talking to strangers just can't be avoided. For those times? We certainly do NOT recommend you ask them open ended questions about themselves and their interest. No, dear reader, we recommend you immediately commence a full scale conversational assault with this assemblage of outstanding trivia.

Conversation stuck in a rut? Not sure what topic to bring up next? Just whip out one of these facts!

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Seinfeld's Soup Nazi is based on a real-life person - Ali Yeganeh. Yeganeh was an Iranian-American chef who operated a soup stall in Manhattan and, kind of like the Soup Nazi, also had a pretty strict way to order soup. CRACKED.COM


One of the most popular iTunes songs of 2017 was 10 minutes of silence. 100 TOYOTA HMA I LOAD PASSENGER SCAN TEXT AIR BAG on Pat voc ON RED TUNE SCROLL PUSH SELECT ALE BACKO Y SEX TRACK A PRESET H-1 V TYPE FOLDER ٨ SET UP LO TEMP OFF A/C GoPro I The song was called 'A a a a a Very Good Song,' and it was a way to get around the fact that car stereos would typically start playing the songs on your phone in alphabetical order - 10 minutes would be CRACKED.COM enough time to pick a new song.


Some owl species put mice in kind of DIY refrigerators. They freeze dead mice so they can eat them later and, when that time comes, sit on the mice to thaw them. CRACKED.COM


Jack White changed his surname to White in 1996, after marrying Meg White. Не was born Jack Gillis, and didn't change his name back once he divorced Meg (in 2000), or even after the ridiculous cover story that they were brother and sister was busted. CRACKED.COM


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