I was walking in the woods and I found myself thinking about a certain kind of mushroom that I knew. I thought about it because I wanted to know more about its nature but I had no idea where to find such mushrooms, and I was worried that if I tried to find one I'd get lost. And then I wondered why I was worrying about something as stupid as getting lost when there are much worse things to worry about, like being eaten by bears, and I started thinking about how I could avoid being eaten by a bear. Then I wondered if it is possible at all to get eaten by a bear, and whether it is more likely that a human would just get mauled rather than eaten whole. And then I got really scared and decided to go back to town because if I didn't, I might end up as someone's dinner.

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Hugh Jackman was a clown before he made it big, and was very bad at it.

Hugh Jackman worked as a birthday clown named 'Coco' and made just 50 bucks. GRAGKED.COM Jackman admits that he had no magic tricks and was even told off by a 6-year-old that he is terrible.

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Unlicensed barbers in Orlando were arrested at gunpoint in 2010.

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Ikea ran a print ad that doubled as a pregnancy test.

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Airports at higher altitudes have longer runways.

Airports that are at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density. CRACKED.COM 'Hot and high' is used to refer to the condition of high ambient temperature, as well as high elevation of the airport, both of which affect the capabilities of the aircraft.

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More fatal drunk driving crashes happen in “dry” counties.

Dry counties have a drunk driving fatality rate 3.6 times higher than wet counties. DONT DRINK AND DRIVE CRACKED.COM Counties where the sale of alcohol is banned forces drink- ers to spend more time behind the wheel to get their booze.

Science Direct

Rodents can’t vomit.

Rat poison works because rats can't vomit. CRACKED COM In fact, no rodent can. Squirrels, mice, rats, gophers, beavers and all other rodents are incapable of throwing up.

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Termites eat wood faster while listening to rock music.

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Pet crocodiles lived large in Egypt, before being bashed and mummified.

The ancient Egyptians bought jewelry for their pet crocodiles. GRACKED.COM Crocodiles were revered in Egypt; thousands were bred and reared in captivity to be dis- patched and expertly mummified for offerings to the potent gods.

Washington Post

Shakespeare’s autograph only exists on four documents.

The world's rarest autograph belongs to William Shakespeare. CRACKED.COM The playwright's sig- nature only survived on 4 documents, to- taling six signatures total, all of which are currently in museums.

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Over three dozen buildings in NYC have their own zip code.

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It takes a while to hard boil the largest animal egg.

It takes up to two hours to hard boil an ostrich egg. CRACKED.COM Ostrich eggs are the largest of all eggs, though they are actu- ally the smallest eggs relative to the size of the adult bird.

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