"It's the first day of spring," said Mrs. Jones, her voice as sharp and hard as a needle.

I was at work that morning in our kitchen, making sandwiches and cleaning out the fridge when I heard Mrs. Jones call me into the hallway. I'd been working there since before Christmas, so she knew me well enough to not have called me into the hall without reason. "Come in here!" Mrs. Jones commanded, but her tone of voice made me feel like she didn't want me to hear what she had to say. "I'm going upstairs now." Her tone softened as she went up the stairs to our bedroom. I could hear the sound of water running from inside the bathroom.

"What's wrong?" 

"Look," she pointed.

The bathtub was full, and words were forming in the water on their own. They eventually spelled out a list of fifteen facts, and the list started with ...

The Queen has a singing novelty fish in her summer home.

Queen Elizabeth owns a Big Mouth Billy Bass. CRACKED.COM She keeps it above the piano at her Scottish highland retreat Balmoral. It is thought the toy is possibly a gift from one of her grandchildren.

The Telegraph

The fastest cosmic ray ever observed was called the Oh-My-God particle.

The Oh-My-God particle was the highest-energy cosmic ray ever observed, detected in October 1991. CRACKED.COM It was traveling so absurdly fast that time dilation dictates that it would have experienced only 16 days of time since the beginning of the universe.

Cosmic Ray 

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Border Collies in Chile are helping spread plant seeds.

Three border collies have been trained to run around a Chilean forest devastated by wildfire in 2017. CRACKED.COM They wear special backpacks that release native plant seeds as they run around the forest.

Green Matters

'A Nightmare on Elm Street' is inspired by true events.

The movie 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' was based on news articles about Cambodian refugees. CRACKED.COM Wes Craven found inspiration through the story of a refugee child from the Cambodian genocide, who was terrified to sleep for fear that he would be attacked in his dreams. Не died in the middle of a nightmare.

History 

Sam Jackson’s mom pulled a “Fresh Prince” on him.

Samuel L. Jackson was a Black Panther who took administrators of his college hostage. GRACKED.COM Before he got in too deep with the group, his mother sent him to Los Angeles after the FBI warned her that he would die within a year if he remained with the Panthers.

Parade 

The CIA assassinated an elected official.

The CIA was involved in the murder of a democratically elected Prime Minister of Congo. CRACKED.COM In 1961 Belgians, with CIA involvement, ordered the murder of Patrice Lumumba, who just wanted for the Congolese to regain the natural resources that were still under foreign control.

Britannica 

Aerosmith earned more from a video game than records.

Aerosmith earned more money from Guitar Hero than from any one of their albums. 25 سة CRACKED.COM Activision chief executive Bobby Kotick said that the band is enjoying more than just exposure to new fans and renewed interest of loyal rockers thanks to the videogame tie-in.

Gizmodo

Jimmy Fallon is an actual psychopath.

A neuroscientist named Dr. James Fallon scanned his brain, and discovered he was a psychopath. CRACKED.COM Dr. Jimmy Fallon was studying the brains of psychopathic killers when he found out the bad news. When he told friends and family, the universal response was, That explains a lot.

Source

There are 5 Olympic sports the US has never won a medal for.

The USA has never won Olympic medals in five disciplines. AHMAD T NATSIR I NDONESIA INDONESIA CRACKED.COM Americans may never have stepped on the podium for these events, but we've taken home 1,022 gold medals since 1896.

NBC 

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