I have always had two great friends. We've been together since high school, but then I went to college and they got married—and it was like that was it for us. We were no longer friends. It hurt so badly at the time, but you can't be friends with people who aren't even close to you anymore... right? So we just stopped talking.

The problem is they still talk to each other all the time. They text every day; they talk on the phone. I'm sure that when we do finally meet up, it will be awkward and uncomfortable. And yet I know I have to see them.

And you want to know why they stopped talking to me? Because, one time, one of them shared a list of fifteen facts he'd found online in the group chat for the three of us, and they laughed and talked about it all day, but I was busy that day and didn't say anything. And then ... they decided they don't need me anymore, I guess, and they kind of just dropped me.

Anyway, here's that list:

Mountain Dew was made to be paired with alcohol.

Mountain Dew was originally created as a chaser for whiskey. Mountain Dew SOLD HERE CRACKED.COM It was invented by two Tennessee brothers who wanted a better chaser for their booze. To complete the circle, the Dew is releasing its own Hard Mtn Dew available in three states (so far).

Vinepair

One nation added a little crown to their flag because it was the same as another flag.

Liechtenstein changed their flag after seeing it was the same as Haiti's. CRACKED COM At the 1936 Olympic games, competitors from Liechtenstein were shocked to discover their flag was the exact same as Haiti's. Liechtenstein added a crown to their flag a year later.

Britannica 

“Scream” caused a surge in Caller ID purchases.

Caller ID usage tripled in the United States after the release of the 1996 film Scream. CRACKED.COM This could be a case of correlation does not equal causation, but we want to believe audiences saw Drew Barrymore failing to run away from a high schooler in a Spirit of Halloween dress and thought to themselves, Not me.

The Wrap 

Pepsi has what plants crave.

Farmers in India used soda as a form of pesticide. schmack Maximum Zero Zucker Geschmack Maximalar Zucker Geschmack Zero Maximular Zero Zucker Geschmack Maximalar Zero Zucker pepsi MAX pepsi Zero Maximaler Zucker Geschmack MAX pepsi Maximaler Zero Zucker Geschmack MAX F Maximalar Zero Zucker Geschmack In 2004, farmers in India used Pepsi CRACKED.COM M and Coca Cola instead of pesticides because they were cheaper and got the job done just as well.

BBC

You could actually win a “get out of jail free” card in England.

A get out of jail free card was a real thing in 1567 England. Main Supe labo: Fi 201 Go visit Funds Has Sprer pagos graduated A BX CENELLA CRACKED.COM A lottery to raise money for the Navy promised winners freedom from arrest for all but the most serious crimes.

Shared 

Lie to us, JCPenney – if that is your real name.

The Fair and Square policy at JCPenney aimed to be honest, and everyone hated it. JCPenney CRACKED.COM In 2012, JCPenney did away with sales prices and coupons that fool customers and instead priced everything at what it's actually worth. Customers hated it, the CEO was fired, and the deceptive pricing was quickly reinstated.

Time

Tania Head faked being a 9/ attack survivor.

A woman faked being a 9/11 survivor and became President of the Survivors' Network in New York. CRACKED.COM Tania Head faked her entire tragedy and the loss of her husband during the 9/11 attacks. Even after other survivors began to question her story, no one confronted Tania for fear of being rude or insensitive.

Cosmopolitan 

A grammar mistake was left in a monument’s official name.

Wyoming's 'Devils Tower' has no apostrophe in its name. CRACKED.COM It was accidentally left off when Teddy Roosevelt signed the document making it a National Landmark and has never been fixed.

The Vintage News 

It’s dangerous to work with IMAX lamps.

IMAX projectionists wear body armor when handling IMAX lamps. IMAX CRACKED.COM The cameras are made with a thin envelope of fused quartz and contain pressurized xenon gas. If they are dropped accidentally, they will explode and send out quartz shrapnel.

Circuits Today 

Wimbledon melted down on the count of a short skirt.

A tennis player caused a stir at Wimbledon in 1949 for exposing her knees. CRACKED.COM Gorgeous Gussie Moran wore a skirt that exposed her knees, causing Wimbledon officials to complain that she was bringing vulgarity and sin into tennis.

NY Times

Mustard never goes bad.

Mustard will never go bad, although it can dry out. GRAGKED.COM Because of its antibacterial properties and acidity, mustard does not require refrigeration for safety; it will not grow mold, mildew, or harmful bacteria.Mustard can last indefinitely without becoming inedible or harmful, though it may dry out, lose flavor, or brown from oxidation.

Yahoo

Japan has created the ultimate cherry blossom tree.

Japan created mutant cherry blossom trees by firing ion beams at them. CRACKED.COM The mutated trees, created In 2010 by the RIKEN institute, now bloom 4 times a year and produce more flowers.

Riken

A weasel shut down the Large Hadron Collider.

The Large Hadron Collider had to be temporarily shut down when a weasel fell in. GRACKED.COM A spokesman for Cern said that the weasel did not get into the tunnels, just the electrical facilities. The unfortunate creature did not survive the encounter with a high-voltage transformer.

BBC

If it’s not Greek, it’s wrong.

The word Barbarian originally referred to people who didn't speak Greek. GRACKED COM The Greeks thought people who spoke a foreign tongue sounded like they were saying bar bar bar all the time.

History

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