Ok, fact warriors, come out and play! We've assembled another killer selection of interesting and intriguing facts to entertain and enlighten. Hopefully they come in handy, like if you need to trot out some arcane CIA knowledge - like about how they slipped Animal Farm over the Iron Curtain. You just never know when a nugget like that’ll come in handy.
Also, The Simpsons have been credited for predicting the future to an absurd degree (they've also been credited as being a danger to America), but most of that can be explained away by the fact that a series as long running as theirs, with a focus on skewering working class America, will eventually write a joke that becomes reality in the future. Things get a little more freaky when they predict the winning team of the Super Bowl multiple times, by dubbing over the same scene year after year. Read about this and more below:
The clips of McBain from The Simpsons can be put together to tell a full story.
Cavities were once blamed on tooth worms.
Explicit pamphlets were dropped on the enemy during WWII.
Kim Jong-il never claimed to be the best golfer in the world.
The Homer Simpson gene is responsible for making you dumb.
The AMA shut down national health insurance 100 years ago.
Fox couldn't stop Germany from selling their own "Duff" beer.
Cotton was so foreign to people in the 1300s, they thought it was part of an animal that grew like a plant.
A dog managed to get its owner's killer to confess, in trial by combat.
Lisa Simpson's Malibu Stacy doll saying "Don't ask me, I'm just a girl!" is based on a real thing.
The Nazis wrote a rebuttal to a Superman comic.
Diluting spices was punishable by death, once upon a time.
The Simpsons kept predicting the winners of the Super Bowl.
Blood-letting was the cure for being lovesick in the Middle Ages.
"Animal Farm" was airlifted into communist countries by the CIA.