“Humor is just common sense, that was all folks laughed at.” — George S. Kaufman 

“A man who has nothing to do is always in love.” — Benjamin Franklin 

“Humor is just common sense after the lamps are out.” — Noel Coward 

“Humor is a way of getting through life without offending people.” — Jim Henson 

“I'm not sure what the difference between a comedian and a preacher is, but I know it's something like a joke versus a sermon.” — George Carlin 

“No one will ever accuse me of being a serious writer.” — S.J. Perelman 

“Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.” — Mark Twain 

“The world laughs in woe: ‘Tis much best jesting.” — William Congreve 

“If you don’t want your kids to listen to the radio, don't give them transistors.” — Stan Freberg 

“I have no friends because nobody likes my jokes.” — Steven Wright 

“The secret of happiness is to enjoy this list of odd facts.” — John Cleese

Ancient pillows don’t look super comfortable.

Ancient Egyptians slept on headrests made of wood, ivory, or stone. CRACKED.COM We see the use of head- rests in climates that are hot - By lifting the head and neck above the sleep- ing surface, air currents can flow under the head and cool the sleeper.

Glencairn Museum

Black holes make noises that we can’t hear.

The pitch of the sound generated by the black hole in the Perseus cluster is В flat. CRACKED.COM But, a human would have no chance of hearing this cosmic performance because the note is 57 octaves lower than middle-C, according to NASA.

NASA

Jefferson and Adams took a souvenir from Shakespeare’s old home before they were president.

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams vandalized Shakespeare's home in 1786. CRACKED.COM On a trip to William Shake- speare's former home in London, they chipped off a piece of one of his old chairs and took it with them as a souvenir, in Ad- ams's words, according to the custom.

Monticello

The first vacuum was brought to houses by horse.

The first vacuum was the size of a horse-drawn carriage. CRACKED COM While technically not a vacuum because it didn't suck, the ma- chine produced an 'air-blast' to dislodge the dust and blow it into a receptacle.

Popular Mechanics

Saliva helps the tongue heal faster than other parts of the body.

The tongue is the fastest healing part of the body. CRACKED.COM Wounds in the oral cavi- ty heal faster and with less scarring than wounds in other parts of the body, because saliva promotes the healing of oral wounds.

PubMed

An 11 day traffic jam occurred in China.

A traffic jam once lasted for 11 days in Beijing, China. بادية 40% 103.2 Therealty Russian redie AUTO RADIO - pas - CRACKED COM For 11 days in the sum- mer of 2010, around 10,000 vehicles were trapped along a 74.5 mile stretch on the Beijing-Tibet express- way.

ABC News

Camel’s milk won’t coagulate as easily as other milk.

Camel's milk does not curdle. CRACKED COM Due to its composi- tion, camel milk does not curdle naturally and won't coagulate as easily as other types of milk.

Scientific American

The word for a lack of prosperity uses each letter at least twice.

Unprosperousness is the longest word in which no letter occurs only once. A J D P Z K CRACKED.COM Unprosperousness means the lack of prosperity. It's also a word that includes 16 letters that are all used at least twice.

GWR

The tallest and shortest president were a foot apart.

The tallest and shortest US presidents had an entire foot between them. CRACKED.COM Abraham Lincoln takes the top spot at 6'4, while James Madison lands at the bottom at 5'4. The most recent presidents have been above average height, as humans have on average become taller over time.

Newsweek

The first phone book only had 50 names.

When the first phone book was issued in 1878, there were only 50 names inside. Adresses CRACKED.COM The fact that there were 50 people to call in New Hav- en, Connecticut in 1878 definitely had something to do with the fact that the telephone was invented near there less than two years previously.

Smithsonian Magazine

Sunburn affects mangoes.

Mangoes can get sunburned, ruining crops. CRACKED.COM The fruit can be damaged by the sun, getting burns that result in bleaching, le- sions, and discoloration. In 2014, Australian mango growers lost nearly a quar- ter of their crop due to sunburn.

ABC

Human thigh bones can hold up five pickup trucks.

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete. GRAGKED.COM A cubic inch of bone can in principle bear a load of 19,000 lbs. or more -roughly the weight of five stan- dard pickup trucks.

Live Science

It takes four times as much water to make a pound of milk.

Dairy COWS drink up to 50 gallons of water per day. CRACKED.COM Four to four-and-a-half pounds of water are needed in order for a COW to produce a sin- gle pound of milk.

UKY

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