13 Odd Facts To Let Us Easily Fill Awkward Silences

13 Odd Facts To Let Us Easily Fill Awkward Silences

One reason we avoid casual conversation at all costs is the numerous traps that litter it. From gaffes to double engenders to backhanded compliments…the whole activity is a veritable minefield that we'd much prefer to avoid.

When we do venture into the dreaded realm of everyday conversation, we make sure we are armed to the teeth with fun facts--especially prepared in case we run into the dreaded 'awkward gap .'That dreadful, yawning silence can only be defeated by just the right combination of wit, wisdom, and, you guessed it: completely random factoids.

It's kind of awkward to fill the inevitable silences that appear in just about any conversation, but sometimes you can just say, "Did you know that ...” and mention a cool fact, like any one of these 13 facts below.

If that doesn't work, you can always simply flee the scene without explanation. 

So what are you waiting for? Scroll down and find out what we have in store for ya…

When the Hundred Years' War started, the blind King of Bohemia wanted to fight. So he got his men to tie their own horses to his horse, and to lead him into battle. Не refused to retreat, and died in battle. CRACKED.COM


The fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis controls ants in a weird way. It basically turns them into zombies, but not by eating their brain - instead, it directly controls their muscles, while keeping the brain intact. CRACKED.COM


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