The dilemma of the modern corporate information worker is the fact that the work is not particularly hard, but the boredom and monotony create their own unique form of stress. Well sir (and, or, Madam) Cracked is here to help. Sometimes the cure for interminable boredom is, wait for it, engrossing bits of trivia! See, the issue is that you're just NOT STIMULATED enough. You need to work the ol' gray matter by downloading some new info into that thick noggin of yours.

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If you're stuck at a boring job with not much to do, yet you're feeling a strong urge to learn new stuff, we have just the thing for you.

The last time a Canadian team won the NHL Stanley Cup finals was in 1993. And the first ever winner, exactly a century before in 1893, was the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (ААА). CRACKED.COM


Apollo astronauts had no toilet in space - they just had a plastic bag. لما - NOW SACE The bag had a rim that would stick to their skin and, after using the bag, they'd put disinfectant in it and knead the resulting mixture by hand. CRACKED.COM


In 2000, a woman basically performed an emergency C-section on herself. She made a slice to her abdomen that was 17 cm (about 7 inches long) and delivered her baby, because medical assistance was unavailable. She and her kid both survived after being hospitalized. CRACKED.COM


Purple is a royal color because of the properties of purple dye in ancient times. It was made from sea snails' glands, and unlike so many other dyes, it only got more intense over time instead of fading away. CRACKED.COM


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