15 Quick Facts That Powerwashed Our Brain Matter

15 Quick Facts That Powerwashed Our Brain Matter

I'm not the kind of guy who likes talking about himself. It's a lot more fun talking about other people. So let me ask you a question instead—why are you so interested in my abilities?

Okay, maybe it's not such a good idea. But I'll tell you anyway. The reason that you're so interested is because I've discovered a way to use my powers for the betterment of humankind—and not only for mankind, but all life on this planet!

But that doesn't mean that you're going to like what I have to say. In fact, some of it might really piss people off. You see, the truth isn't always nice or easy, and the sooner that everyone realizes that, the happier they will be.

The key to my power, you see, is my feat of having memorized this specific list of fifteen facts. In fact, let me let you in on the secret. That list goes ...

Three Mile Island was estimated to be three miles long, but it isn’t.

Three Mile Island is only 2 1/2 miles long. + x During a geological survey made by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1963, someone apparently believed the island was about 3 miles long. To be fair, they were close. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Lancaster Online 

You suck in hundreds of thousands of your own skin flakes every day.

You inhale about 700,000 of your own skin flakes each day. Every day an adult sheds about 50 million scales, many of which get washed down the drain, but estimates suggest you breathe in about 700,000 of your own flakes each day. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Irish Times

The first registered trademark issued by the British government was for Bass Ale.

Bass Ale has used the red triangle logo since 1876, the first registered trademark ever issued by the nawa British government. TRADEMARK of caramel but finite ® light color stood apart and its awn providing a full flave BASS & ENGLA ESTD 1777 Co's. PA Bass Bass Ale is even mentioned in connection with the sinking of the Titanic, as it was carrying 12,000 bottles of Bass in its hold when it sank. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

USA Today

Volcanic ash is used in a load of household items.

Fine-grained volcanic ash can be found as an ingredient in some toothpastes. x Volcanic ash has been used as an abrasive in the United States for about 50 years, used in soaps, polishing agents, and erasers. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW


Katydid bugs hear through their legs.

The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs. + x Katydids hear by using a structure called a tympanic organ, located on each foreleg. Males are the primary sound producers, as the females of many species are silent. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW


Yahoo was called "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web."

Yahoo started out as Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web in 1994. Y It was essentially a list of websites organized by category that Yahoo founders Jerry Yang and David Filo put together in graduate school. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW


The Model T came in many different colors before black.

The model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry. Ford The early 1909 models were red and gray, but in the middle of 1909 this gave way to a dark green. Dark green became midnight blue, which was finally replaced with black. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW


Grass is responsible for a lot of what we eat.

Almost all varieties of breakfast cereals are made of grass. + x Oats, barley, corn and wheat are all different varieties of grass and are all descended from the same botanical species. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

NY Times 

President Pierce was arrested for running over a lady with his horse.

Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested during his term. Pierce was arrested while in office for running over an old woman with his horse, but his case was dropped due to insufficient evidence in 1853. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW


5 tons of ocean water ends up in the atmosphere each second.

Approximately 115 tons of ocean salt spray enters the earth's atmosphere each second. This occurs via the process of bubble burst ejection and wave action, for example from strong wind or sea state turbulence. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Plos One

Belle was dressed intentionally different from her neighbors in ‘Beauty and the Beast.’

Among her townspeople, Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast' is the only citizen wearing the color blue. The creators purposely dressed her in this way to drive home the notion that Belle was different from everyone else. When she finally meets the Beast, he, too, is wearing blue. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW


Sony sold cameras that could see through clothes.

Sony had to recall a camera that could see through clothes in 1998. x Canon The video cameras were equipped with infra-red technology that allowed users to take pictures in the dark, but when they were used in daylight they were able to see through certain clothes. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

AU News 

Clocks only had hour hands up until 660.

Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand - an hour hand. x 2 3 if 65 9 10 8 7 6 71 5 4 2 3 10 2 . 3 8 1 7 6/5 9 10 8 11 7 KENSING 12 3789 6 3 i م 4 3 9 10 11 12 1 2 4 3 10 11 12 1 8 9 3 1121 7 10 5 Until well into the eighteenth century tower clocks had only one hand, which showed the full hour or the quarter-hour. Life moved a lot slower back then. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Time And Watches 

6 percent of Americans dress their pets up for Halloween.

Americans spend about $440 million a year dressing their pets up for Halloween. In 2017, an estimated 16 percent of Americans planned to dress their pets in Halloween costumes, and that number is only growing. The most popular costume is a pumpkin. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW


A woman would be executed in Ancient Greece for watching the Olympic events.

In Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed. But women in ancient Greece held their own festival to honor the goddess Hera every five years. Only one athletic event was held - a short footrace. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Marathon Guide 

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