"I don't like this place," said the dead girl. "It's full of old people and they smell funny. And there are these little green bugs everywhere." Her voice was muffled by her shawl, but the anger was obvious from her posture.

A tall man who looked to be in his fifties with a long beard stood up from a nearby chair and walked over to stand at the girl's side. She turned to stare at him. Her eyes were large in their pale face, but she didn't blink. The dead girl was dressed in what looked like new-fallen snow, which glistened as the wind blew. She wore black gloves that ended halfway to her elbows and a white shawl. She also wore a black hat.

I awaited her further words with disbelief, barely able to process what I was seeing, and half-expecting she would say something that would turn the blood in my veins ice-cold. The next thing she uttered was a list of fifteen facts that went:

The Pope only has one lung.

Pope Francis had one lung removed when he was a teenager due to an infection. Back when he was a young person, says Dr. William Schaffner, there was not yet widespread antibiotic drug therapy, and it is possible that he had substantial involvement of a lung or part of a lung and had to have it removed. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

ABC

There is a statue of a guy eating a kid in Switzerland, for some reason.

No one knows why there is a statue of a guy eating babies in Switzerland. Kindlifresser, or Child Eater, stands in the middle of Bern, Switzerland, with a baby half stuffed into his mouth. It's one of the oldest fountains in the city, but no one knows why it's there. One theory is that it represents a fable that parents would use to get their kids to behave. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Strange Sounds

A traitor goat leads hunters to his kindred.

A Judas Goat is used in the Galapagos to find other goats, which are then killed. To eliminate all the elusive invasive goats in the Galapagos, researchers attached a GPS to a 'Judas goat' who would, because of its gregarious nature, seek out other goats. It was then tracked down, the group killed, but with the 'traitor' left alive to repeat the cycle. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

National Geographic

Many mammals, birds, and reptiles are considered fish in Catholicism.

Beavers, alligators, muskrats, and capybara are considered fish by the Catholic Church. According to Corinthians, fish flesh is considered separate from other flesh, therefore it's not banned during Lent. Some locations and traditions don't have easy access to fish, so certain animals are labeled as fish because they live in water. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

The Fisheries 

“Muggle” has been a thing since the 930s.

Pot smokers in the 1930s were known as muggle-heads. Muggle meant joint in the 1930s, so then it makes sense marijuana users were called muggle-heads. Maybe the non-magic citizens of the world of Harry Potter are just really chill. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Huffington Post

Senior centers place fake bus stops outside to stop patients from wandering off.

Fake bus stops outside senior centers help to keep Alzheimer's patients from wandering off. SHARE THE STREETS BIKES-DRIVERS-WALKERI PAY ATTENTION IN TRAFFIC! Administrators set up the fake bus stops in the Senior Centre in Düsseldorf. The idea was so successful that it has been adopted by several other homes across Germany. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

AlzLive

We tried to save a type of wallaby, and made them extinct instead.

We tried to save a species of wallaby in the 1920s, but accidentally doomed them instead. During conservation efforts to save the critically endangered Toolache Wallaby, 10 of the 14 last surviving members of the species were accidentally killed during efforts to capture them for a breeding program. The species is now extinct. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Red List 

DeLoreans could really only go up to 85 miles per hour.

The DeLorean in Back to the Future used a custom speedometer that went up to 95mph. 2MC The normal speedometer only went up to 85 mph due to a 1979 mandate signed by Jimmy Carter, but this wouldn't allow the car in the film to reach the required 88 mph to really see some shit. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

News Wheel 

Having a second toe longer than the big toe was a good thing in ancient Greece.

In ancient Greece, having a second toe longer than the big toe was considered a standard of beauty. This condition, today known as Morton's toe or Greek Foot, is depicted in many famous statues, such as Michelangelo's David and the Statue of Liberty. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Healthline 

Fidget spinners just make you fidget more.

There is no scientific research to back the claim that fidget spinners help children with ADHD. Despite being touted as tools to help kids focus and with things like anxiety and ADHD, there is no science to back this up and they mostly just add another component of distraction. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

NPR

Girls were recruited to stay virgins for 30 years for a goddess.

'Vestal virgins' were a group of six girls recruited at age 6 to tend the flame of the goddess Vesta. Expected to serve for 30 years, if their virginity ever came into question they were buried alive as punishment. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

World History 

Moths listen for the sounds of bats and click back to confuse them.

Some moths have evolved a method of detecting and disturbing echolocation sounds from bats. They can confuse bats by sending false clicks back, they can tell if a bat has found them or not based on the intensity and frequency of a bat's clicks and they can react accordingly. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

BBC

You need an anti-tank rifle to pierce a whale’s skull.

A whale's skull is so thick that it requires a WWII anti-tank rifle to euthanize one. Each case of a beached whale is judged according to the conditions of the day, and whether the animal was likely to be successfully refloated. Hitting the ruby ball-sized brain under the blubber and bone is not easy. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

NZ Herald

Walt Disney hated Goofy for being, well, goofy.

Walt Disney personally hated the Goofy character and found his cartoons to be 'stupid'. Walt saw Goofy's cartoons as the kind from the early days of animation, being nothing more than a string of gags with no narrative context. The only reason he didn't ах the character is because it gave work to so many animators. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Mouse Castle

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