It Takes About A Week To Make A Single Jelly Bean And 14 More Head Scratching Trivia Tidbits

The world is full of things that are too small. They live in your ears, and your eyes. In your mouth, and on your skin. In every place there is a little world that is not big enough for anything but a tiny thing to live in. But these worlds can be very powerful if the little creatures who live inside them are brave enough.

This is the story of a man named Jules and his quest to defeat the swarm of tiny beasts living inside the human body. This is also a tale about love and loss and friendship and the importance of having people around you to help fight against the swarm that lives inside of us all.

Uhhhh ... no, that's not it. Sorry, wrong article. This is actually a list of fifteen odd facts that don't even have much of a relationship with each other, and actually have nothing to do with a man named Jules or tiny beasts. Enjoy:

The wealth gap is widening, not shrinking.

The three richest people in the US hold more wealth than the bottom 160 million Americans. GRACKED.COM Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos collectively hold more wealth than the bottom 50% of the domestic population. Roughly a fifth of Americans have zero or negative net worth.


You are taller in the morning than at night.

You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than you are at night. CRACKED.COM As we go through the day, the cartilage in our knees and spine slowly compresses causing us to shrink a little.


It takes a long time to finish making a jelly bean.

It takes about a week to make a single jelly bean. CRACKED.COM The candies have to do a lot of resting between steps, including being put into molds, being steamed and misted with sugar, and panned with more sugar to build a shiny coating.

Readers Digest

You lose half of your taste buds by age 60.

By the age of 60, most people have lost 50% of their taste buds. GRACKED.COM You are born with 9,000 taste buds, and between the ages of 40 and 50, the number of taste buds decreases, and the rest begin to shrink.

NY Times

South Africa has a 3 pound, 22 foot earthworm.

The Giant South African Earthworm can grow up to 22 feet long and weigh 3.3 pounds. CRACKED.COM The worms are described as appearing out of the soil two to three times a year, and no domestic animal will touch them.

Animal Wire

Catfish have taste buds all over their bodies.

Catfish have taste buds all over their body, and their senses rival that of sharks. GRAGKED.COM A catfish is able to locate desirable food sources while avoiding bad-tasting materials in the water, even determining the direction of its food, all because it is a living, swimming tongue.

The Naked Scientist

Gold paved the streets of a town in Colorado during the gold rush.

The streets of Victor, Colorado were once paved with gold. GRACKED.COM The gold rush hit the Pikes Peak area in 1890, and transformed the ranching community into a bustling town with 500 gold mines.

Victor Colorado  

The Chinese government doesn’t allow “reincarnations” without permission.

Buddhist monks in Tibet are not allowed to be reincarnated without permission from the Chinese government. CRACKED.COM The law, which is under the State Religious Affairs Order No.4, was created to insult the Dalai Lama and hinder his influence on the public.


The cleanest air in the world can be found in Tasmania.

Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world. CRACKED COM The air is so clean in fact, that the region bottles and sells its air and water as a counterpoint for areas impacted by heavy pollution.

Business Insider 

Inaccurate weather reports are punishable by fines in Moscow.

Moscow weathermen can be fined for inaccurate weather forecasting. CRACKED.COM In 2005, Mayor Yuri Luzhkov proposed fining the city-funded weathermen when their forecasts are wrong. This was the same mayor that dispatched cloud-seeding planes to the skies.


The human stomach can hold only half the capacity of a 7- Double Big Gulp.

The 7-11 Double Big Gulp holds about twice the capacity of the average adult human's stomach. CRACKED.COM In 2012, 7-Eleven changed the size of the Double Gulp from 64 ounces to 50 ounces because they were too wide at the bottom and did not fit beverage holders in cars.

The Atlantic

The vast majority of identity thieves are not caught.

Only 1 out of 700 identity thieves gets caught. D % D ex as la e 294e185 CRACKED.COM Many cyber-criminals reside outside the nations where their victims live, which then requires close coordination and cooperation between police forces in different countries.


It took 2 hours to animate just one frame of Sulley in ‘Monsters, Inc.’

Producing a single frame of Sulley In 'Monsters, Inc' took about 12 hours. CRACKED.COM Sulley had a staggering 2.3 million strands of hair, and each strand had to be animated.

Web Pro News 

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