"What is it, sir?" asked a man who seemed as if he were on vacation and not out scavenging for supplies in the desert heat.

"The sun," answered one of the women, "I don't see it. It's so hot."

They all looked at the horizon with concern. They had seen the light from the sun on the horizon every day since they arrived in this wasteland but now there was no sign of its return.

There was no sign that any other people were out here, and the only sounds they made were their own breathing, scraping feet through the sand and a faint wind blowing across them.

But there was one thing. Yes ... somewhere in the sand, a bright corner of a piece of paper, caught in sunlight, sticking out conspicuously in the expanse of the desert. One of the women pulled it out and realized it was actually a list of fifteen facts, and it went:

‘Groundhog Day’ lives on in the Library of Congress.

Washington Post's movie critic said Groundhog Day would never be designated a national film treasure by the Library of Congress. CRACKED.COM In 2006, the film was designated a national film treasure by the Library of Congress, and we hope they relive this embarrassment every day.

Washington Post 

Solitaire was included in Microsoft to teach users how to operate a computer mouse.

Microsoft included Solitaire in their operating systems to soothe people intimidated by the operating system. e D 2 6 8 8 9 , GRACKED.COM : This introduced users to graphic user interfaces and taught them how to use a mouse. Plus, when you win, the cards go 'Weeee!'

Washington Post 

The largest snake ever to exist was found in a coal mine.

28 fossils of the largest extinct species of the snake were discovered in a coal mine of Columbia. GRAGKED.COM The Titanoboa lived about 65 million years ago. The species clocked out at about 48 feet long and weighed roughly 2,500 lb.

LA Times 

Pass the tissues, an orgasm can clear your sinuses.

An orgasm can clear up your sinuses. CRACKED.COM This is because your body gets a rush of adrenaline when you have an orgasm, which causes tissues in the nose to shrink, opening up passageways.

NBC

DJ Dumpling brings the ruckus in Japan.

There is an 87-year-old woman in Japan who owns a restaurant by day and spins techno at a local club in-Tokyo by night. CRACKED.COM Sumiko Iwamuro, otherwise known as DJ Dumpling, began DJ-ing in her 70s, encouraged to do so after she had to DJ on the spot for her grown son's birthday party.

Food52 

Iceland’s women went on strike in the ‘70s.

On October 24, 1975, 90% of Iceland's female population went on strike, demanding equal rights. CRACKED.COM In 1980, Iceland elected its first female president (Vigdis Finnbogadottir), who credits her win to this specific day.

BBC

Bruce Banner didn’t turn into the Hulk when he got angry at first.

In his first stories, Bruce Banner didn't turn into The Hulk when enraged. CRACKED.COM The transformation was simply triggered by sundown, like a werewolf.

Hulk Wiki 

Celine Dion recorded My Heart Will Go On in one take.

Composer James Horner got Celine Dion to record the song 'My Heart Will Go On' for Titanic in secret. CRACKED.COM Dion disliked the song and only one take was done. This demo version was eventually used and Dion has never recorded the song again.

Popsugar 

The New Zealand PM called for a snap election while drunk, and lost.

The New Zealand PM lost a general election he called when he was drunk in 1984. CRACKED.COM Robert Muldoon was both live on television and heavily drunk, leading to the election being dubbed the schnapps election.

NZ History 

The Human-Robot War already began, in the late ‘70s.

Robert Williams, a Ford assembly line worker, is the first human in history to have been killed by a robot. en URN TOSY DOY RODOT TOSY TOSY CRACKED.COM Не was struck from behind and crushed by an industrial robotic arm in 1979, killing him instantly.

Wired

Human cannonballs are really human catapults.

The cannons used in Human cannonball shows are not really cannons but catapults. MIT .. STAND CRACKED.COM Fireworks and gunpowder are used to trick people into believing they are actually using explosives.

Gizmodo 

Donkey Kong is more Donkey than Kong.

Donkey Kong's movements were based on a horse's gallop instead of a primate. KO CRACKED.COM While developing 1994's Donkey Kong Country, programmers found that real-life gorillas moved too slow for a fast-paced game.

Source

O’Hare Airport has a link to Al Capone.

The father of the person that O'Hare Airport is named after was killed for being the only man willing to testify against AI Capone. GRACKED.COM The O'Hare Airport is named after an American fighter pilot named Edward O'Hare who was the lone defender during an attack on his carrier.

CBS 

Baby pigeons only look like baby pigeons for about a month.

The reason you never see a baby pigeon is because they only live in the nest for 30 days. CRACKED CON At this point, the 'squabs' stop being yellow and fluffy and start to look similar to adult pigeons.

Londonist

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