What makes a person a true fan of trivia? You have to be passionate about the topic, or it's just plain hard to care about the details. The first time we ever watched Jeopardy, we were completely engrossed. Even though they're playing for thousands of dollars, Alex Trebek seemed like he genuinely wanted to know the answers and give it his all. That passion and enthusiasm rubbed off on us, and now we can't help but feel like an impostor when someone says 'you must have a great memory.'

So if you're like us and can't wait for a trivia contest so you can prove how smart you are, or if you have a trivia night at your house, or maybe you want to learn something new, then this is for you. Grab some popcorn and prepare yourself for an informative read that will leave you with nothing but knowledge and a subtle yet palpable appreciation for the way the world works.

Marriage ceremonies at the top of the Empire State Building are free on 2/14.

Marriage ceremonies at the top of the Empire State Building are free on 2/14. CRACKED COM Couples who plan to wed or renew their vows have until December 30th of the previous year to sign up. If you make it on the list, your nuptials will be celebrated on the 86th floor.

Source: ABC 

“Robot” comes from a word meaning “forced labor.”

The term robot means servant. FUTURIUM CRACKED.COM Originally coming from an Old Church Slavonic word, robota, the word's meaning was forced labor or servitude. If AI ever becomes sentient, let's all agree to not tell them about this.

Source: Merriam Webster 

Monopoly is banned in the royal castle.

The Royal family is not allowed to play Monopoly. CCADIL WA TER WORKS le CRACKED.COM There is no law against it, but the Duke of York disclosed that the game is no longer played simply because it gets too vicious and too competitive.

Source: Yahoo Sports 

“It took me like 2 years to finish the shading on your upper lip.”

Leonardo Da Vinci took 12 years to paint just the lips of the Mona Lisa. CRACKED.COM Da Vinci first began the Mona Lisa painting in 1503. Не carried it wherever he went and worked on it constantly, and it took him over 12 years just to paint the smirk of Mona Lisa's mouth.

Source: The Atlantic 

Couples in the UK are being broken up by Facebook.

Facebook is at least partly to blame for a third of divorces in the UK. CRACKED.COM Facebook In 2018, 20 percent of all people in the UK who filed for divorce claimed that Facebook was at least partially responsible, and that number jumped to 33 percent in 2020.

Source: Dailymail 

There are only 2 letters in the Hawiian alphabet.

The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters. CRACKED.COM The written language was adopted from the English alphabet in the 1800s by American missionaries. The letters they use are A, Е, H,I,K, L, M, N, О, P, and W.

Source: Go Visit Hawaii 

Camo was first used by the French army.

The French army became the first to use camouflage during WWI. CRACKED.COM The word 'camouflage' comes from the French verb 'to make up for the stage'. Most camouflage was originally used on guns and vehicles.

Source: NPS 

The public decided what the plural of Prius is.

The plural of Prius is Prii. 25g TOYOTA CRACKED.COM After a general vote of the public in 2011, Toyota decided that the official pluralization of the word Prius is Prii. Knowing how most public polls go, they got lucky.

Source: Wired 

There have only been a few presidents in Sports Illustrated.

Four presidents have been on the cover of Sports Illustrated. PARIN IN HIS OWN WORDS Sput ts OCES 24 Illus r ted May 30 2016 SI.COM I follow @SINOW THUNNE CRACKED COM Bill Clinton, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan have all been on the cover. Reagan was the only one to make an appearance twice.

Source: Sports Illustrated 

New parents lose 250 “Avengers: Endgame”s worth of sleep a year.

Couples lose about 750 combined hours of sleep the first year of parenthood. GRACKED.COM A parent loses around 109 minutes of sleep every night with a newborn, resulting in around 750 hours of lost sleep between two parents in the first year alone.

Source: Healthline 

Susan B. Anthony cast an illegal ballot.

Susan В. Anthony was fined $100 for illegally voting, and never paid. CRACKED.COM In 1872, Susan В. Anthony was fined for unlawfully voting in the election of Ulysses S. Grant and Horace Greeley, but she was posthumously pardoned... by President Donald Trump.

Source: National Geographic

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