I am the son of a lowly fisherman in an unknown town on an unknown planet. It was there that my father met my mother and married her, so that I would have two loving parents to care for me as I grew into adulthood. He had little wealth or influence, but his heart was strong, and he always tried to give me what he could to help me grow up well-rounded. But the world we live in is harsh, and not every child grows up happily with both loving parents watching over them.

My father was taken away by men who had dark intentions before my fourth birthday. My mother cried and cried as she told me he'd gone on a long trip to work abroad to earn money for us. That night, the men came to our house in force and took everything they could. But, the next morning, I sighed with relief as I saw that, at least, they left one thing of value in our house behind.

It was this list of fifteen facts:

If you want your marriage to last, spend less.

The more expensive your wedding, the more likely you are to get divorced. CRACKED.COM In a 2014 study of 3,000 married couples, Emory University discovered that couples who spent more than $20,000 on their wedding are roughly 46% more likely to get divorced than couples who spent $5,000-10,000.

The Atlantic

Whiptails are strong, independent lizards that don’t need no males.

There is a species of all female lesbian lizards. GRACKED.COM New Mexico whiptails are 100% female. They are nicknamed as the Lesbian Lizards, they still participate in mating rituals in which they mount each other. This stimulates egg production without any gene transfer.

BBC

We all just agreed it’s the current year, but what if it isn’t?

According to the Phantom Time Hypothesis, we are actually living in the 1700s. GRACKED.COM According to this scenario, the entire Carolingian period is a fabrication, with a phantom time of 297 years (AD 614-911) added to the Early Middle Ages.

University of Wisconsin 

There is a band that plays music on veggies.

An Austrian group plays music on instruments made from vegetables, and turns them into soup after the show. CRACKED.COM A pumpkin works very well on its own as a bass drum, and you can make all sorts of instruments-like flutes, recorders and xylophones-from carrots, says Jörg* Piringer, a musician in Austria's Vegetable Orchestra.

Bloomberg

You could use your 3DS to get beer delivered to your seat at a baseball game.

There was a Nintendo 3DS app that allowed you to order food while at a Seattle Mariners game. 3D OFF VIEW 0 . GRACKED.COM Because Nintendo owns the Seattle Mariners, the 3DS app called Nintendo Fan Network allowed you to order food directly to your seat.

NBC News

Philly Cream Cheese is a New York creation.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese was invented in New York. DATE PHILADELPHIA 300g CRACKED.COM The cream cheese has never been produced in Philadelphia. Its name was an 1880s marketing strategy because, at the time, Philadelphia was known for its high-quality dairy.

Inquirer

A teen lived in an elevator shaft for months.

A 15-year-old runaway lived in an elevator shaft for 2 months. ARPORT DIC OUTBOUND CRACKED COM In 1982, the boy rewired the elevator to work as he wanted, living in a 5-foot-deep pit for months at the end of 2 years on the run. Не had a bed, stereo, tape deck, and propane stove.

Telegraph Herald

Just a spoonful of neutron star material weighs as much as 82 moons.

One teaspoon of neutron star material weighs six billion tons. GRAGKED.COM Neutron stars contain the densest matter that is directly observable. The pressure in the star's core is so high that most of the charged particles merge, resulting in a star composed mostly of uncharged particles called neutrons.

NASA

A very good boy was a mayor in Minnesota.

A dog was the mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota for four terms. CRACKED.COM Before retiring at 13 (91 in dog years), the Great Pyrenees, Duke, was the mayor for four consecutive terms. Не was first elected as a write-in candidate in 2014, and became one of their most popular politicians.

Huffington Post

Twinkies do not last forever.

Despite the Urban Legend, Twinkies only have a shelf life of 45 days. CRACKED.COM Although this is twice as long as Twinkies lasted before their big relaunch in 2013, it still does not approach the wild claim that they never go bad.

NPR

Who needs a rocketship when you can just fold paper 42 times?

A piece of paper folded 42 times would reach the moon. CRACKED.COM It would also be as tall as all of the planets in our solar system stacked on top of one another. Doubling the thickness of the thin paper with each fold would lead to an exponential increase in thickness as you keep folding.

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