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This is something that will change your outlook on life, your ability to cope with daily struggles, your perspective, and ultimately make you better than anyone else on the planet.

A wedding ring goes right on the Vein of Love.

Wedding rings are worn on the left hand ring finger because of the Vein of Love. CRACKED.COM A tradition derived from the Romans states that the 'Vena Amoris,' or the 'Vein of Love,' in the ring finger is directly connected to the heart.

Source: Visible Body 

Libraries outnumber McDonald’s in the U.S.

There are more public libraries than McDonald's in the United States. CRACKED.COM Although they aren't as prominently advertised, in 2014 there were 16,766 public libraries found in all 50 states, compared to 14,157 McDonald's restaurants.

Source: USC News

Broccoli is a vegetable and a flower.

Broccoli is the only vegetable that is also a flower. CRACKED.COM The stalk of broccoli is the stem of the flower, and all of the small green nubs are actually unopened flower buds.

Source: Britannica

Ford laughs at your attempts to end his life.

President Ford survived two assassination attempts in the same month. CRACKED COM On Sept. 5, 1975, a follower of Charles Manson fired a pistol at the president in a crowd in Sacramento. On Sept. 22, Sara Jane Moore pulled a revolver on Ford in San Francisco.

Source: History 

When it was time to make a symbol for a strikeout, ‘S’ was taken.

'K' was chosen to stand for a strikeout in baseball because 'S' was taken. NEW YORK GRACKED.COM Henry Chadwick decided that the letter 'S' would be used in baseball as the symbol for 'sacrifice', which is when a player bunts the ball to let his teammates advance around the bases while he gets knocked out.

Source: Britannica 

A chef’s hat is like the chain of a Game of Thrones maester.

The 100 folds in a chef's hat represent 100 ways to cook an egg. CRACKED.COM In the past, the pleats of a chef's hat used to actually represent a chef's level of experience, such as the number of ways they knew how to prepare eggs.

Source: Mental Floss 

Baseball is largely just standing around.

There are 18 minutes of total action in a baseball game. 10 GRACKED.COM Roughly 90% of a given baseball game is spent standing. They also found that in the total length of a baseball game, from start to finish, there is roughly 18 minutes of action.

Source: Wall Street Journal 

Phelps wins enough gold medals to outcast most countries.

Michael Phelps has more gold medals than 66 countries. CRACKED.COM Phelps has won 23 gold medals through the years, which would put him at 38th in the world for most gold medals. The country with the most Olympic medals is the United States, with 1022.

Source: Time 

A beer recipe from Mesopotamia survived 3,900 years.

An almost 4,000-year-old poem contains a Mesopotamian beer recipe. VIXNU Colone will SESSION CITRA KOC ORANIA Comics CRACKED COM The 3,900-year-old Sumerian poem honoring Ninkasi, the patron goddess of brewing, describes the production of beer from barley via bread.

Source: World History 

The Stanly Cup is wrife with mispellings.

The Stanley Cup is covered in misspelled names. CRACKED.COM Every player on every team that has ever won is engraved on the Stanley Cup, resulting in a lot of misspellings. Jacques Plante won the Stanley Cup 5 times, and each time his name is spelled differently.

Source: NHL 

Magic Jordan ruled the court in school.

Michael Jordan's nickname in high school was Magic. GRACKED.COM Не was known as Magic Jordan, named after Magic Johnson, arguably the best player in the NBA at the time and one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Source: Sports Casting 

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