Last night I went to bed early. After a day spent working on the new house with my wife and our two kids, I was dead tired. It was a beautiful summer night and we were all in bed by nine-thirty.

But it wasn't just that I'd been busy all day. It was more that I'd been having strange feelings lately; a feeling I couldn't put into words or even understand myself, but which was like a ghostly itch in my chest that I couldn't ignore. I didn't know why this bothered me so much, but for the last couple of weeks it had been nagging at me, and last night, finally, I decided to take action before it grew too powerful to be ignored.

I decided I would finally read the paper I'd found buried in the wall of the basement, the only remaining part of the house that had stood here before we bought the property. I took out the paper from my nightstand's drawer, unrolled it, and was astonished to find that it was just a list of fifteen facts. It went:

There was only one Doctor President.

Woodrow Wilson is the only president to have a Ph.D. Не held a Ph.D. in Political science and History. After briefly practicing law in Atlanta, Georgia, he received a Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University in 1886. Не is also regarded by some as the worst US president ever. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

History 

Audiences like Pauley Perrette as much as Tom Hanks.

Audiences like the goth scientist from NCIS as much as Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman. In 2010, Pauley Perrette had the 3rd highest Q Score (likeability) of any actor working, the same as Tom Hanks and Morgan Freeman. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

EW

Saffron is more expensive than gold.

Saffron can be up to three times as expensive as gold per kilogram. Saffron is more expensive than gold because harvesting it is so laborious. 1kg of saffron averages over $130,000. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Daily Mail 

There is a law that prevents people from suing fast food places for making them fat.

The Cheeseburger Bill blocks lawsuits from people who got fat because they ate too much. Texas Rep. Lamar Smith says, We should not encourage lawsuits that blame others for our own choices and could bankrupt an entire industry. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

CBS News

Richard Pryor had the world’s worst bedtime stories.

Richard Pryor was raised in a brothel where his own mother worked. Не found an escape in watching movies because you were never in doubt as to why the women in them were screaming. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

New Yorker

Whoopi Goldberg got her name from her famed flatulence.

Whoopi Goldberg's first name came from a whoopee cushion because she farted so much. When you're performing on stage, you never really have time to go into the bathroom and close the door, says Whoopi. So if you get a little gassy, you've got to let it go. So people used to say to me, 'You're like a whoopee cushion. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

NY Times 

An Herbalife investor called the company a scam.

An Herbalife insider once admitted on camera that the company was a scam. Lose Weight Now HERBALIFE. Ask Me How! Independent Distributor Investor Bill Ackman claimed Herbalife's nutrition clubs, private settings where Herbalife distributors sell the company's products and recruit new members, amount to a pyramid scheme. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

CNBC

Margarine consumption and divorce rates in Maine are correlated.

There is a 99.26% correlation between divorce rates in Maine and the consumption of margarine. The more margarine Maine-iacs (the term for residents of Maine we are making up right now) consumed, the more they split up. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Tyler Vigen

Pizza delivery in Japan is really expensive.

The average large pizza from Dominos and Pizza Hut in Japan costs $35. Costs for transportation, labor and materials drive the price up, and pizza is not a regular meal like it is in Western countries. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Hanko-seal 

Plane passengers tried to escape a loose crocodile, which caused the plane to crash.

A loose crocodile caused a plane crash in 2010. A crocodile escaped out of a duffel bag onboard a flight in the Congo causing everybody to go to the front of the plane, which caused the plane to crash, killing 20 with 1 survivor. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Telegraph 

Some fireflies glow a sustained blue color.

There are fireflies that glow blue for up to a minute instead of flashing yellow. These Blue Ghost Fireflies appear for only one month during the summer in a few Appalachian forests. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Atlas Obscura

A 40 year drop in life expectancy happened in Botswana.

During a period of five years in the 2000s, Botswana's life expectancy dropped by 40 years. Between 2010-2015, the life expectancy in Botswana, due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, dropped from 70.7 years to only 31.6 years. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

ENN Online 

A leg that didn’t belong to any survivor was found in the aftermath of a bombing.

There was a mysterious detached leg found in the rubble after the Oklahoma City Bombing. Since all 168 victims' legs have been accounted for, the left leg has perplexed investigators and has yet to be traced back to an owner. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Washington Times

A scene in “Hook” was performed in reverse and played backwards.

The Rufio actor in Hook spoke a line backwards so the footage could be played in reverse. The scene where Rufio swings his sword, stopping close to Peter Pan's face and says the line You're dead, jolly man was played in reverse for the movie. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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