In order to protect their power, Horus and Set each tried to convince the other he would be the most suitable ruler of Egypt. Naturally, each one also wanted to make themselves immortal to ensure this future outcome will remain the same.

They argued back and forth about who is most fit to rule, until Osiris was brought into the argument to determine who really should be chosen, but he decided that the best leader should be one they do not yet know.

Horus and Set were united in their displeasure at this verdict. In order to figure out who the next ruler would be, Horus sent an army to kill the strongest fighter on Earth: Set. Set won in the strangest way yet known: he charmed Horus' army into placid submission by recounting a list of strangely fascinating facts. Here, for the first time in human history, we repeat these facts.

 

Cocker Spaniels could have been known as “Bogsuckers.”

Cocker Spaniels got their name from hunting woodcocks. CRACKED.COM English hunters prized the dogs' particularly skilled tracking of woodcocks, so the dogs became known as cockers.

Dogtime

Apple’s Super Bowl ad didn’t go over well with the Board of Directors.

The famous 1984 Super Bowl ad from Apple was hated by its Board of Directors. CRACKED.COM John Sculley recalled the reaction after the ad was screened for the board: Most of them felt it was the worst commercial they had ever seen.

Folklore

Tapir-like, chocolate frogs have been discovered in the Amazon.

Chocolate frogs with big noses have been found thanks to their beeping call. CRACKED.COM The quarter-sized frogs, found in Amazon rainforest, look like a caricature of a tapir, says a researcher in the Keller Science Action Center.

Field Museum

Marbles have been found in ancient civilizations all over the world.

No one knows who invented marbles first. CRACKED.COM They've been found in the ashes of Pompeii and in the tombs of ancient Egyptians, and they were played with by Native American tribes.

Britannica 

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Lettuce rejoice: Manatees are being fed salads.

Florida is feeding manatees lettuce to stop mass starvation. CRACKED.COM The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission launched a large rescue operation to help distressed manatees, distributing 20,000 pounds of romaine lettuce a week for the sea cows to eat.

Gizmodo 

Thousands of pets had to be put down in China thanks to COVID.

2,000 COVID-19 infected pets had to be destroyed in Hong Kong. in vaccine 2019-nCo COVID- Injection CRACKED COM After a pet shop worker tested positive for the virus, officials tested the animals in the store, finding a third of the hamsters carried SARS-CoV-2.

Live Science

Carl Sagan would never say Billion and Billions.

Carl Sagan never said Billion and Billions. CRACKED.COM The misquote attributed to the astrophysicist relates to the amount of galaxies and stars in the cosmos, but it originated from Johnny Carson's impression of Sagan.

New Yorker

Springsteen wrote “Hungry Heart” for another group, but kept it.

Bruce Springsteen wrote Hungry Heart for the Ramones. CRACKED.COM In 1979, Springsteen met the Ramones, and Joey Ramone asked Springsteen to write a song for them. Springsteen wrote Hungry Heart with the intention of giving it to them, but hung on to it.

Asbury Park Press

A cremated child was sprinkled over a Disney ride.

There are human remains in Disney's Haunted Mansion ride. CRACKED.COM According to former Disney employee David Koenig, a tourist group requested a little extra time on the ride so they could hold a quick memorial for a 7-year-old boy.

NY Post

An island settled by 8th century mutineers is possibly cursed.

An Australian island settled by mutineers is plagued by migraines. CRACKED.COM The crew of the HMS Bounty settled on Norfolk Island in 1789. 23% of the descendants of the Bounty are affected by migraines, almost double the worldwide number of 12%.

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