A man and his wife were driving in the country when they came to a fork. "This is no ordinary fork," she said to her husband; "I think we'd better turn off."

"No," replied he, "that would be a bit too far. Let's go on to where it forks again, instead!" So they did. The same thing happened at every fork along the road until eventually the woman said:

"'This isn't a normal situation. It can't last much longer.'"

"But it must," answered her husband. "We must get somewhere!"

They drove on and drove on, taking fork after fork, and soon they looked at each other; they felt as if reality had become a strange loop they couldn't escape.

"What's happening?" the husband said in a feeble voice.

"Look!" his wife said.

Up on the nearest sign, instead of directions, there was a surprising fact. And when the road forked again and they came to another sign, they saw another surprising fact. This happened a total of fifteen times, and they took photos of the signs, trying to make sense of everything. They didn't succeed, but here's what the signs said:

Bad nutritional advice that saw the rise of heart disease can be traced back to the sugar industry.

The misinformation spread by the sugar industry caused the rise of heart disease in America. The sugar industry paid to play down the link between sugar and heart disease while falsely promoting saturated fat as the culprit. Decades of misinformation shaped improper nutritional advice. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

NY Times

A badger dug up a Bronze Age burial site.

In 2016, a Bronze Age burial site about 5 miles from Stonehenge was discovered by a badger. The badger had dug out the cremation urn and shards of pottery were lying on the surface when they were spotted. The artifacts date back to 2,200-2,000 ВС. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

BBC

Petroleum Jelly was used by oil rig workers to heal their wounds.

Vaseline was first discovered on an oil rig. CHESEBROUGH TRADE MFG فة @ NEW YORK Vaseline PACKED PETROLEUM LONDON MARK JELLY ENGLAND A chemist visiting an oil rig noticed that the workers would smear the wax that built upon the drills and rigs on their wounds to heal them faster. Не figured out how to refine the Petroleum Jelly and started selling it under the name Vaseline. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Thought Co 

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We could have had a 0 planet solar system.

When a size cutoff for planets was made in 2005, we lost more than just Pluto. Eris, discovered in 2005,would have qualified as the 10th planet in the solar system until its discovery prompted the International Astronomical Union to formally define 'planet' with a size cutoff, that also excluded Pluto. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Space 

It’s not rude to call people in authority by their first names in Iceland.

In Iceland, the phonebook is sorted by first names. Everyone's surname is basically their father's first name followed by -son or -dottir. Because of this, the whole culture is on a first name basis - teachers, bosses, and doctors go by their first name. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Ice News 

Tonsils collect bacteria to save your lungs.

Tonsils act like a canary in a coal mine. Tonsils are strategically placed near the airway in order to catch incoming bacteria and viruses. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

ENT Carolina 

A restaurant was built in a gas station to get around a bank loan.

A Nigerian restaurateur opened a fine dining location in a gas station after being denied a loan. DESEL 2.7416 inclair Uma Moi Around 2003, Nigerian born Franson Nwaeze was denied a bank loan to open a restaurant. Franson applied for a loan to open a gas station instead, which the bank approved. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Chef Point

Elton John wore costumes to let go of his restrictive upbringing.

The flamboyant costumes Elton John wore on stage were a way of 'letting go' after his restrictive childhood. F FEST When Elton John told his parents of his desire to become an entertainer, they tried to steer him towards a more conventional career, like banking. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Your Song, Elton 

Having a neck isn’t that great when you’re a fish.

A Seahorse is the only fish to have a neck. The overall shape of their body, including the lack of a tail fin, helps make them one of the slowest swimmers on the planet. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Live Science 

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