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The upwards brim of the Australian slouch hat is for rifle maneuvers.

The Australian Slouch Hat has one side of the brim turned upwards to aid rifle maneuvering. WAY CRACKED.COM The intention of turning up the right side of the hat was to ensure it would not be caught during the drill move- ment of shoulder arms from order arms.

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NY had so many oysters in the 1700s that they were used in building mortar.

Oyster shells were repurposed in 1700s New York to build buildings. CRACKED.COM Oysters in the 1700s were so overly abundant and popular in New York City that the discarded shells were repurposed into mortar paste to aid NY's building boom.

Untapped Cities

A judge was made into a chair after accepting a bribe.

A 13th century judge was skinned alive for taking a bribe and passing an unfair sentence. CRACKED COM The flesh of Sisamnes was made into leather and draped over the chair in which the next judge would sit - his son, Otanes. This reminded every judge that would sit in the chair of their judicial duties.

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A cat was the topic of the first radio communication on a flight.

The topic of the first ever radio communication on board an aircraft in flight was a cat. GRACKED.COM In 1910, Kiddo the cat snuck on board an airship, and ended up traveling with the ship during its entire 71-hour journey. Kiddo was adopted by the daughter of one of the airmen.

Air and Space

Homo Sapiens may be 30,000 years older than we thought.

The oldest known Homo Sapiens is over 30,000 years older than we thought. CRACKED.COM A total of eight sites in Africa have yielded possible early anatomically modern Homo sapiens fossils from the late Middle Pleistocene, approxi- mately 350-130 thousand years ago.

OAMG

“Frozen” helped solve a cold case.

Animation code from Frozen was used to solve a 63 year old, erm, 'cold' case. CRACKED.COM The Dyatlov Pass incident left nine Russian hikers dead in 1959. Engineers recently relied on animation codes in Frozen to prove a long- standing theory that an ava- lanche resulted in the deaths of the nine hikers.

IndieWire

A factory fire killed 146 workers because the owners kept the doors locked.

Over 100 workers died in a fire because the factory owners kept all the exit doors locked. MARRIA BLUM CLOTHING SPECIALIKES HARRIS BROS MEN'S CLOTHING & MEYERS CLOAKS SUATE GRAGKED.COM The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 killed 146 garment workers, all because the owners kept the doors locked to pre- vent theft and unauthorized breaks. The owners made about $400 per worker from the in- surance payout.

NYCdata

The Allies place POWs in a luxurious mansion bugged with listening devices.

Axis POWs during WWII were placed in a mansion bugged with listening devices. CRACKED.COM The British let Axis prison- ers live in luxury in Trent Park, while listening to their conversations. The program produced a lot of intel for the Allies, such as the location of a V2 rocket facility.

BBC

After 1,000 years, Paganism is coming back to Iceland.

Norse Paganism is the fastest growing and largest non-Christian religion in Iceland. CRACKED.COM In the year 1000, Christian- ity was adopted as the na- tional religion of Iceland by Alpingi, the Viking-age commonwealth parliament of Iceland. 1,000 years lat- er and Paganism is making a comeback.

IcelandMag

Ken Jennings had to make up things to tell Alex Trebek after winning so many games.

Ken Jennings won so many games of Jeopardy that he had to start fabricating anecdotes to tell. CRACKED.COM Superchampion and even- tual host Jennings won so many games during his ini- tial streak that he admitted to fabricating anecdotes just so that he would have something to chat about with Alex Trebek.

Vulture

An informant wearing wire produced the longest uninterrupted recording of the 9/11 attacks.

The only uninterrupted audio recording of the 9/11 attack is from an undercover operation. CRACKED.COM The recording comes from an FBI informant that secretly wore a wire to breakfast with a city official suspected of brib- ery, meeting the suspect at the WTC Marriott.

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