It was just after midnight when he woke up to see her standing over him.

"You're going to be late for class, if you don't get dressed," she said, and turned away before he could say anything. She left him alone in the cold room, but that didn't mean it got any warmer. The air was thick with the smell of blood—the kind that comes from someone's body being ripped apart by something big and hungry.

It's always a surprise when you find out that people are dead in your apartment, especially if they're not supposed to be there, because usually it takes a lot of people dying to get that kind of stink.

I'm sure he'd been dead for hours when I came home last night and found him, his eyes wide open as if he was surprised by whatever had happened. Turns out, he read something he shouldn't have. I later found out it was a weird list of facts, and it went ...

Disney means “From Isigny.”

Disney means From Isigny. CRACKED.COM Disney is an anglicized version of the French name D'Isigny, meaning From Isigny. Descen- dants from the same ancestors as Walt formed a cheese com- pany in France. They sometimes collaborate and make Mick- ey-themed cheese packages.

Isigny

A group of travel influencers were banned from public lands a year before falling off a waterfall.

In 2017, a group of travel influencers called 'High on Life' were banned from all U.S. public lands. JUN PRATO CRACKED.COM Their violations included driving an RV across the Bonneville Salt Flats, and affixing a rope swing to the Corona Arch. A year later, they fell off a water- fall in British Columbia and died.

Outside Online

The largest farm in the world sits in China.

China has a farm the size of Portugal. CRACKED COM The world's largest farm is the Mudanji- ang City Dairy Farm located in China. It covers an area of 22.5 million acres.

AgronoMag

The Verizon guy is haunted by his catchphrase.

The Can you hear me now? guy says someone repeated his catchphrase to him at his grandma's funeral. CRACKED.COM Actor Paul Marcarelli says that the catchphrase plagues him so much that someone even said it to him as his grandmother's casket was being lowered into the cemetery plot.

NY Post

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Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy disrupted the NY stock exchange while filming.

During the filming ofTrading Places, Aykroyd's and Murphy's presence at the stock exchange led to over $6 billion of trading being halted. CRACKED.COM It was scheduled to take place during a weekday, but Aykroyd's and Mur- phy distracted the ac- tive traders, so filming was rescheduled for a weekend.

AFI

Skimmed milk was originally used to fatten up pigs.

Before World War 2, skimmed milk was either thrown out or used to fatten pigs up. GRACKED.COM The milk was a byprod- uct of the butter-mak- ing process. Shortly thereafter, it was mar- keted as a weight-loss food to people.

Slate

Kazakhstan didn’t have New Zealand on their maps, so they thought it didn’t exist.

Kazakhstan didn't think New Zealand existed as recently as 2016. CRACKED.COM New Zealand adventur- er Chloe Phillips-Harris was denied access to Kaza,khstan in 2016 be- cause the map in the detention room did not include it.

NZ Herald

Students in China can rent fake parents to meet their teachers.

Chinese students can rent fake parents to meet their teacher to avoid embarrassment. CRACKED.COM Advertisements for the rented parents are posted in Chinese newspapers and on the internet, calling out specific events where their services might be needed, and cost $7.50 an hour.

Telegraph

Kangaroos burn less energy the faster they hop.

The faster a kangaroo hops, the less energy it burns. GRACKED.COM Kangaroos have ex- tra-strong calves, a giant bundle of tendons that reach from their tails to their hip bones, and hind feet that work like a pair of springs.

PBS

A Teletubby toy had to be recalled for its salty language.

A toy of the Teletubby Po was recalled in the late 90s for calling kids a homophobic slur and telling them to bite my butt. CRACKED.COM The head of the distri- bution company said the voice is a Can- tonese woman saying 'faster, faster' and 'slower, slower'.

CBS

If you’re a 24-year-old male snake owner with tattoos that likes to drink, just draft your will now.

One in three snake bite victims is drunk. One in five is tattooed CRACKED.COM Researchers found male victims outnumbered females 9-to-1. The aver- age age was 24, 57% were handling a venom- ous snake, and 28% had appeared intoxicated.

LA Times

A single plane carrying anti-venom was allowed to fly on 9/11.

There was only one plane allowed to fly on 9/11, after the terrorist attack in New York. CRACKED.COM It was a plane from San Diego to Miami deliver- ing anti-venom to a man bitten by a highly poi- sonous snake. It was ac- companied by two jet fighters.

Source

Nearly 100 million birds die from hitting windows in the US every year.

Between 365 and 988 million birds die from crashing into windows in the United States each year. CRACKED.COM Birds don't always die on impact, but may die later of their injuries. In addi- tion, some birds are made more vulnerable to preda- tors after being injured from flying into windows.

Washington Post

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