15 Facts We Are Better People For Learning

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15 Facts We Are Better People For Learning

Facts are fun, facts are friends, here’s some facts to… uh, something that rhymes with friends.

For 8 days, a 6-year-old girl was a bonafide Australian Navy enlistee – well, the mascot of the HMAS Sydney, anyway. Either way, it’s a good thing she didn’t have protective, “curling” parents (possibly called “Kangaroo Parents” in Australia?) or the waters of Carnarvon Bay may not have been under her protection for that very special week. She also would probably not have suffered that snake bite in the first place, but who’s counting. 

For you knuckleheads out there (that’s what grandpa Cracked called those of the cannabis imbibing persuasion), get this – trace amounts of THC can be found in your semen! Yuck. And ooooh. And, uh oh, what does this mean for drug testing going forward? Onanism with someone patiently waiting on the other side of the door? No thanks!

These and more, just read on!

Almonds and peaches are genetically similar enough to fertilize each other.

Almonds and peaches can fertilize with each other and create hybrids. Both species are part of the Prunus genus, and are genetically very similar, so much so that they can be cross-bred, and fertile hybrids can be obtained from them. CRACKED.COM

Source: Phys Org 

THC can be the semen of heavy users.

THC can be found in the semen of chronic users of cannabis. A quantifiable amount of THC can be detected in men who smoke marijuana. It's unclear if this will prompt a new method of workplace drug testing. CRACKED.COM

Source: Pubmed 

An Olympic cyclist is now homeless after being famous in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

An Olympic medalist quit cycling and ended up homeless. Rebecca Twigg was one of the most famous American cyclists in the '80s and '90s, but left the sport in '96. She has been without a home for five years, after entering the workforce didn't work out. CRACKED.COM

Source: Seattle Times 

Migraines are more common in women.

Migraines are 3 times more common in women than in men. Dr. Andrew Charles describes a migraine as a spectacular neuro-physiological event that involves bursts of electrical activity that start in the vision center of the brain. CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR 

One person drew sunspots every day for 40 years.

An astronomer hand drew sunspots every day for 40 years. The detailed drawings, by Japanese astronomer Hisako Koyama, aid researchers in studying solar cycles and the sun's magnetic fields. CRACKED.COM

Source: PBS 

Theaters in the Victorian period burned down -- a lot.

The lifespan of a theater during the Victorian period was about 20 years. Theaters had mainly wooden interiors which were always at risk of fire. After the Theatre Royal fire in 1887, in which more than 190 people lost their lives, fire exits and escape routes became a statutory requirement. CRACKED.COM

Source: Theatre Trust 

“Thankful Villages” suffered no casualties during WWII.

Villages in Britain that suffered no casualties during WWI were called Thankful Villages. 31 of these villages, also known as Blessed Villages, exist in England, having all men who left to serve in the war return home. CRACKED.COM

Source: The Guardian 

A Texas town tried to make “Heaven-o” a thing.

A community in Texas tried to replace hello with Heaven-o. In 1997, The Kleberg County commissioners unanimously designated heaven-o as the county's official greeting as a symbol of peace, friendship and welcome. CRACKED.COM

Source: Minnesota Daily 

A 6-year-old served in the Australian Navy.

The youngest female ever enlisted in the Australian Navy was 6-years-old. 03 Nancy Bentley was given the rank of the HMAS Sydney's mascot so that the Navy could treat her for a venomous snake bite. She was discharged 8 days later. CRACKED.COM

Source: Navy Australia 

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