15 Facts About Rodents, Toilet Paper, and The Casserole Hanging Above France

Tina Turner music helps scare away airport birds.
15 Facts About Rodents, Toilet Paper, and The Casserole Hanging Above France

"I can't do it! I just can't!" they said to each other in despair as more and more creatures came at them. The woman turned around, her back toward the man. She grabbed hold of his hand. He held on with all he had. "Please don't let me go," she pleaded.

"You know I wouldn't."

"Yeah, but... I hate myself for doing this..."

The two looked up at each other as the monsters approached, and in that moment they knew that nothing was more important to them than holding one another's hand. They closed their eyes tightly so as not to see the approaching beasts. It seemed they could hear faint human voices.

The two began reciting a mantra that always calmed them so far. It never failed to deliver, and they hoped it would not do so now, in their hour of desperate need. It was a list of fifteen facts that went:

One building in Delaware is a tax haven for thousands of businesses.

15% of all public corporations in the United States use a single building in Delaware as their registered address. Arcada Street our CRACKED.COM The Corporation Trust Center acts as a tax haven for 285,000+ businesses, including Google, Apple, American Airlines, General Motors, and Coca-Cola.

Atlas Obscura 

Cold welding in space requires no tools.

Two metals will fuse in space without any need to weld them. K-108 CRACKED.COM Called cold welding, if two pieces of the same type of metal touch in space, they will be permanently stuck together. It happens because the atoms of the individual pieces have no way of knowing that they are different pieces of metal.


A fence the length of the lower 48 states is keeping dingoes at bay.

The Dingo Fence in Australia is longer than the distance between New York City to London. You're crossing... THE DOG FENCE is COOBER PEDY TODNADATTA 188 This 5,600km fence runs from Surfers Paradise. Qld. to the Bight near WA Dingoes'are found to the north-in cattle country. Protected sheep gountry is the south. For more inter action UNDERGOUND BOOKS COOBER PEDY de 721558 CRACKED COM The unassuming chain link fence is 3,488-miles long, built specifically to keep dingoes from killing sheep in Queensland. The fence was connected to a preexisting rabbit fence.

CN Traveler

It really is not easy being green.

Kermit Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's grandson, overthrew Iran for the US government. CRACKED.COM Kermit is the son of Kermit The First, son of Theodore Roosevelt. Papa Kermit was medically discharged from the military for his drinking, forced back into service, deemed unfit for duty, and committed suicide in 1943.

NY Times 

French people look at the big Casserole in the sky.

The Big Dipper star formation is known as The Casserole in France. CRACKED.COM Literally the saucepan, these stars form an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major. Asterisms are prominent groups of stars that form patterns but are smaller than, or even part of, a constellation.

The Guardian

Tina Turner music helps scare away airport birds.

Gloucestershire airport used to blast Tina Turner songs on the runways to scare away birds. CRACKED.COM A car, equipped with a loud speaker, used to play bird distress noises but one day those sounds stopped working, so the airport staff turned on the tape player and found Tina did the job just fine.

Digital Spy

Scott Paper was ashamed by selling toilet paper.

Scott Paper Company was embarrassed when they first started manufacturing toilet paper. CRACKED.COM Scott Paper is credited as being the first to sell toilet paper on a roll in 1890, but perhaps they didn't think it would become as popular as it would end up. They didn't put their name on the rolls they started to sell.

ABC News

It’s dogs, not birds, that give the Canary Islands their name.

The Canary Islands were named after dogs, not the canary bird. CRACKED COM The archipelago's Spanish name Islas Canarias is derived from the Latin phrase Canariae Insulae which means the island of dogs, and it even bears a pair of canines on its coat of arms.

World Atlas 

It took 8 hours to develop the first photo.

The first camera took 8 hours to record a photograph. a DARKERSH I of 28 State معد Juint Fat Parin CRACKED COM The world's earliest surviving photograph was taken by Nicéphore Niépce in a commune in France, somewhere between 1826 and 1827. Niépce spread a type of asphalt on a pewter plate and sat it in a camera obscura for 8 hours.


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