15 Now-You-Know Facts For The Record Books

Socrates thought writing stuff down would lead people to be more forgetful.
15 Now-You-Know Facts For The Record Books

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The air quality is so poor Underground that 20 minutes on the Northern Line has the same effect as smoking a cigarette.

20 minutes spent on the London Underground's Northern Line is as bad for your lungs as smoking a cigarette. - - - J DO BAKER STRE 90 CRACKED.COM Levels of pollution on the Underground are danger- ously high - as much as 10 times above the guidelines set by the World Health Organization in some parts of the network.


AT&T had a secret room for monitoring global internet traffic.

AT&T was forwarding global internet traffic to the government from secret rooms inside its offices. 641A CRACKED.COM 'Room 641A' houses beam- splitters capable of moni- toring all the internet traf- fic in the US. It was largely thought to be a myth until an NSA surveillance pro- gram revealed its existence in 2007.


A thrift store jacket was sold for $139,000.

A green jacket from the Augusta National Golf Club was purchased at a thrift store for $5. CRACKED COM The famed green jack- et had a tag that said it was from the 1950s and was bought from the thrift store in 2017. It sold at auction for $139,000.

The Star

Mayors that gain weight during their term are booed in one UK town.

A town in the UK publicly mocks their mayors if they gain weight. CRACKED.COM High Wycombe in the United Kingdom publicly weighs their Mayor before and after their term to ensure they ha- ven't gained weight at the taxpayers' expense. If they have gained weight they are publicly booed.

Bucks Free Press

A volunteer soldier pinned down an enemy stronghold after his feet were blown off.

A Mexican citizen during WWII charged an enemy stronghold through a minefield, blowing off both of his feet. CRACKED.COM Silvestre Herrera, a volun- teer US soldier, continued fighting on his knees, pin- ning down the enemy and allowing his squad to cap- ture it. Не received the Medal of Honor.

Army Reserve

Transparent Darth Vader jellies stalk the Arctic waters.

Darth Vader jellyfish live in the Arctic Ocean. CRACKED.COM The transparent jellies, that are found in depths below 3,300 feet, got their unique nickname due to their body shape closely resembling that of Darth Vader's famous helmet.


Arnold made 200x his ‘Terminator’ pay for the sequel.

Schwarzenegger made 200 times more for 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' than the first film. CRACKED.COM Arnold made $75,000 for his role in 'Terminator', but about 7 years later he made $15,000,000 for the sequel, having achieved his status as an action movie powerhouse with films like 'Commando,' 'Predator,' and 'Running Man.'

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India’s volunteer army during WWII was the largest in history.

India produced the largest volunteer Army in world history during WWII. GRAGKED.COM Winston Churchill called the bravery of the 2.5 million men Unsur- passed, with at least 38 Indians awarded the Victoria Cross or the George Cross.

National Archives

Clint Eastwood waited until he was 61 to make “The Unforgiven.”

Clint Eastwood sat on a script for years until he was old enough to play the lead role. of li cento THE 48TH CRACKED.COM Eastwood bought David Webb Peoples' script for 'The Unforgiven' in 1976 and waited for 15 years un- til he was old enough to play the lead role of Wil- liam Munny at age 61.


Taco Bell reduced the sodium content of its menu in secret and no one could tell the difference.

In 2010, Taco Bell secretly reduced the sodium content of its food at 150 Dallas area restaurants by 23%. TACO BELL Drive Thru TACO BELL TAC BIT YOU CANTINA LOVE adidas CRACKED.COM Without telling anyone, they replaced the salt with other spices and other in- gredients. Two months later, they had received ex- actly zero complaints about the changes.


Socrates thought writing stuff down would lead people to be more forgetful.

Socrates condemned the use of the written word because he thought it would cause people to be forgetful. CRACKED.COM Не said, This discovery of yours will create forgetful- ness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remem- ber of themselves.


A bakery in France had its bread spiked with LSD.

CIA inserted LSD in the bread of a bakery. GRACKED COM The CIA secretly spiked the bread from a bakery in the French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit with enormous quantities of LSD as part of its cold war mind-control experiments.


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