5 Things About Vikings That We Get All Wrong

Unfortunately, thanks to centuries of misinformation in scholarly histories and in popular culture, most people suffer from a variety of misconceptions about the Vikings, from who they were to when they were active to what, exactly, they did.

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A family in the late 1700s used a 17lb brick of gold as a doorstop.

A 17 pound hunk of gold. was used as a doorstop for years. The shiny rock was brought home by young Conrad Reed, and it took three years until his father, John, took it to a jeweler (who bought it for $3.50). The Reeds started mining and today, the Reed Gold Mine is designated a historic site. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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KFC was created by someone from Indiana.

Colonel Sanders wasn't from Kentucky. Harlan Sanders was born and raised in Indiana. Не was 62 and broke when he convinced a restaurant owner to make that restaurant the first Ken- tucky Fried Chicken. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Britannica

The Joker and Luke Skywalker are the same guy.

Mark Hamill played the Joker longer than any other actor. Не got his start doing the Joker in the Emmy award winning 1992 'Batman: The Animated Series' and has been voicing the Jok- er in various mediums ever since. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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Brad Pitt slept with Mike Tyson’s wife, and was caught in the act.

Mike Tyson caught his ex-wife cheating on him with Brad Pitt. Tyson walked in on the two the day he was going to di- vorce her. Angelina Jolie got Pitt an autographed poster of Mike Tyson for his 50th, signed, Yo Brad! Still love your taste in women. Happy 50th Dude. Best Wishes, Mike. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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American soldiers couldn’t pronounce the real name of the “Swiss Army Knife.”

Swiss Army Knife was a name created by American soldiers. American soldiers during WWII had trouble pro- nouncing the original name of Schweizer Offi- ziersmesser (Swiss Offi- cer's Knife) and thus be- gan calling the multi-tool a Swiss Army Knife. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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Being a truck driver can make you obese.

Truck driving is the profession that produces the most obese people in the United States. 34-year-old trucker Adam Senn, who stands 6'5 and weighs 450 Ibs, says I don't think trucking attracts bigger people, more that the life- style leads to weight gain. Truck stops aren't exactly health food havens. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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Former presidents didn’t get a pension until after Truman.

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Only young asparagus is used for eating.

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Almost all carbonated soft drinks have a small amount of alcohol.

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There is a hole in our eye that drains our tears.

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The 40 in WD-40 stands for how many attempts it took to get right.

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Bison kill 5x as many people as bears in Yellowstone.

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Old maids are the unpopped kernels in a popcorn bag.

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