13 Facts To Make Us That Much Better At Breaking The Ice

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13 Facts To Make Us That Much Better At Breaking The Ice

Have you ever been in conversational ice so thick you thought you'd need an industrial drill just to get through it? Believe us, we know. That's why we mostly stay indoors making listicles. The fact is though, sometimes you HAVE to venture out. When you do? It's best to be armed with some FASCINATING TID BITS to help shatter any conversational glaciers you encounter.

Have trouble striking up conversations with strangers sometimes? Yes? Well, if you know at least one thing they're into, and you know a fact or two about that, you've got a start. Here are 13 diverse facts to help you.

For example, did you know in the old days in Korea, eye glasses were actually a symbol of high status? Wearing them in front of social superiors was actually seen as an insult.

So don't just stand there, your next opportunity for witty repartee could be right around the corner! Scroll on down…

There was a secret experiment that involved feeding kids radioactive oatmeal. To make things worse, it was done without them or their parents knowing - MIT and Quaker Oats were involved in it, and had to pay a $1.85 million settlement. CRACKED.COM

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Apparently, being a PhD student makes you pretty likely to be depressed. A study of 3659 Belgian students found that 32% had at least four symptoms of poor mental health - that's twice as likely as for similarly educated people who weren't PhD students. CRACKED.COM

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