15 Trivia Tidbits That Transform Into A Trivia Megatron

No phones or WiFi in Green Bank, West Virginia, just people living in the moment - under a 140 foot telescope.
15 Trivia Tidbits That Transform Into A Trivia Megatron

This is my first time writing in English. Please be kind to me. I'm not good at expressing myself with words, but please let me tell you what happened a long while ago when I was little…

I had just started kindergarten. It wasn't that far away from home, so I went alone and got there early, but it felt like the classroom was really cold. The teacher came out of the classroom and saw me waiting by myself in front of the door. She said hello to me with a warm smile on her face.

“Come here! Hurry up and come inside!”

The teacher took my hand, which had been frozen stiff from being out in the cold for so long. Then she led me into the room with a cheerful voice and showed me where to sit.

On the wall opposite where I sat, a long list of strange facts was written down in crayon. That list went …

The Killers didn’t write enough lyrics to “Mr. Brightside,” so they just repeated them.

Mr. Brightside has repeating lyrics because Brandon Flowers didn't get around to writing more. CRACKED.COM When he met his guitarist, they were supposed to re- cord a demo of the song (which Flowers wrote at the end of his first serious rela- tionship). Flowers hadn't fin- ished the song, so he just sang the first again.

Rolling Stone

Pittsburgh wanted to build its stadium over a river.

Pittsburgh once had plans for a Jetsons-style stadium. The design from 1958 fea- tured a large futuristic sta- dium building as well as a hotel and parking area that would've spanned a wide, bridge-like structure over the Monongahela River.

Sporting News

There are no cell phones in one WV town.

Wireless signals are illegal in Green Bank, West Virginia. CRACKED.COM The signals would interfere with the operation of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's radio tele- scope. We have no idea what people do on the toilet when they're bored there.

NY Times

In Michigan, a body of water is always at most six miles away.

You're never more than six miles from a body of water in Michigan. CRACKED.COM You're always a few min- utes from water, whether it's a river, a lake, or one of the Great Lakes. Maybe this explains why the state sits at the top three in the nation when it comes to boat registrations.


Dogs are as smart as a toddler.

Dogs are as smart as the average two-year-old. CRACKED.COM They can understand more than 150 words, and much like chil- dren, they are capable of using deceit to get what they want (treats).


Daniel Radcliffe couldn’t wear his original ‘Harry Potter’ glasses.

Daniel Radcliffe was allergic to his 'Harry Potter' glasses at first. CRACKED.COM It took a week for Daniel and the film crew to realize the ring of spots coming up around his eyes were due to his nickel sensitivi- ty. Не was then given a pair made from hypoaller- genic materials.


Dentists date back almost 10,000 years.

Dentistry goes all the way back to 7000 B.C. BASS AD - CRACKED.COM Two thousand years later, a Sumerian text described tooth worms as causing den- tal decay, an idea that wasn't proven false until the 1700s.


The double slashes in a URL aren’t really necessary.

The inventor of the standard URL regrets adding the double slash. CRACKED.COM Tim Berners-Lee credits the addition of '//' after 'http:' with being a pro- gramming convention at the time, and adds that the slashes turned out to not be really necessary.

NY Times

Santa visits the International Space Station.

Astronauts celebrate Christmas in space. CRACKED.COM Astronauts aboard the In- ternational Space Station get the day off for Christ- mas and spend their time together exchanging gifts, just like us lowly peasants on Earth.


You can view four states from the Willis Tower.

On a clear day, you can see four states from the top of the Willis Tower in Chicago. GRACKED.COM From the 1,353' high van- tage point on the sky deck, you can see Illinois (obvi- ously), Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan. This is the highest public viewing area in the United States.

The Sky Deck

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