A man walked alone in the desert. He wore nothing but an old pair of jeans and his underwear. It was a hot summer day with the temperature reaching into the eighties, so he had removed his shoes to avoid burning his feet on the hot sand.

He was a tall, thin man with a pale complexion. He carried only a bottle of water with him. There were no other people or structures for as far as he could see in any direction. His hair was long, and it covered part of his face, making his eyes look sunken into his skull. The skin of his hands and face was dry and rough from being in the sun, while his legs had been scratched up and bleeding by the time he reached this place. He was also dehydrated and exhausted after having been wandering for two days straight through a barren landscape.

He murmured something softly to himself and, if you listened quietly, you could make out that it was a list of facts he repeated to himself over and over. It went ...

Beer baths are beneficial.

Malaysians protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer. x Ožujsko Pivo The compounds in beer have been shown to possess various anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, anti-angiogenic, anti-melanogenic, anti-osteoporotic and anti-carcinogenic effects. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Forbes 

One of the world’s biggest cats roamed America a few thousand years ago.

The American cave lion roamed North America 11,000 years ago. x At 925 pounds, it was one of the largest known cats, almost 25 percent bigger than the lions we see in Africa today. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

CBC 

Nearly half a million Americans suffered bed-related injuries in one year.

400,000 people in America suffered injuries involving beds, mattresses, or pillows in one year. This includes unintentional suffocation of infants under one year-old due to soft bedding, and smothering by sharing a bed with an adult. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

NY Times

A mantis will have better odds at making babies if they eat their partner.

Male mantises who are eaten after sex are actually more likely to have their sex result in viable young. Females who eat their partners produce far more eggs than those who let their partners hit it and quit it. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Newsweek

Saying “God bless you” after a sneeze was thought up by a Pope.

A 6th century Pope suggested people say God bless you when someone sneezes. Two of the world's deadliest plagues wiped out half of Europe's population (100 million) during the 6th century. SInce sneezing was an early sign of the plague, the idea was that a prayer would protect the sneezer. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Snopes

The Queen of England is responsible for a mile being 5,280 feet.

Queen Elizabeth I established a mile should be 5,280 feet, exactly 8 furlongs, in 1575. When the millia passuum, from ancient Rome meaning 1,000 paces, was adopted in Britain, it was used alongside furlongs, which equal 660 feet. The decision was made that the mile should be a whole number of furlongs. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Britannica 

The stars in the sky are a little warped.

We don't see stars in the night sky where they are actually located. x Since even light is affected by gravity, the light from distant stars actually bends around our sun as they pass through the solar system. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

NASA 

The idea behind the alien symbiote from Spider-Man came from a fan.

Marvel bought the idea of the Venom symbiote from a fan for $220. Randy Schueller, a 22-year-old comic fan, sent in a letter suggesting that Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four could create a black costume for Peter Parker using unstable molecules. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Bleeding Cool

The Evil Queen uttered the first words in a full-length Disney cartoon.

The first character to actually speak in a full-length Disney cartoon was the Evil Queen in 'Snow White.' Her first wicked words were Slave in the magic mirror, come from the farthest space, through wind and darkness I summon thee. Speak! Let me see thy face. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

MickeyBlog

A cigarette break in the air led to a fatal plane crash.

An EgyptAir flight that crashed en route to Cairo, killing all 66 people on board, was brought down by a cigarette. SO PRE The pilot had enjoyed a mid-air smoke break, which resulted in a fire when his cigarette ignited oxygen leaking from an oxygen mask in the cockpit. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

NY Post 

NYC teachers are showing off fake vaccination cards.

Nearly 100 New York City public school teachers have been suspended for allegedly submitting fake vaccine cards. Drug COVID-19 VACCINE Attenuated S-CoV-2 Virus - now This is coming from a city where more than 1 in every 200 kids has now lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19, which is about twice the national rate. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

NBC

Swift-fans want to crash a commencement speech at NYU.

Taylor Swift fans are offering NYU seniors $500 for tickets to their graduation, where Swift is to give the commencement. Some students fear disciplinary action based on the school's ticketing policy, which forbids graduates to auction off their tickets. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

NY Post

One Chicago bus station is a pigeon poop magnet.

A Chicago politician was hit with bird poop as he was addressing the bid poop problem at an area bus station. The Irving Park Blue Line station has a reputation among Chicago residents as the pigeon poop station due to its proximity to an underpass, where pigeons congregate and defecate. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

CBS 

A mom dressed their three-year-old as a prostitute on ‘Toddlers And Tiaras.’

A three-year-old on 'Toddlers And Tiaras' was dressed up like Julia Roberts' prostitute character from 'Pretty Woman.' The outfit included a tight blue mini skirt, thigh-high black boots, blonde wig and a waist revealing white blouse, causing a wave of controversy that was not unusual for the show. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

ABC

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