15 Facts To Help Forget About The World For A While

15 Facts To Help Forget About The World For A While

The title of this list is a bit misleading. But if you enjoy this list of interesting facts, then I guess that's what I wanted to say. Because these facts will definitely entertain your brain. If you're still reading, then you must be interested in at least a little bit of the bizarre. I am not a comedian and I am not trying to make fun of anyone. My only goal was to present the facts to you as simply and objectively as possible. That way you can choose to laugh or laugh at them or ignore them all together. We are currently in an age where everyone is extremely skeptical of anything and everything. This is the age of information. If you agree with this then please proceed with the following list of facts. If you don't agree with this then feel free to ignore my list and do something else.



 

Robin Williams kept people happy during the making of “Schindler's List.”

Robin Williams was put on speaker phone to cheer up the cast and crew of Schindler's List. CRACKED.COM Williams would call director Steven Spielberg once a week on schedule and do 15 minutes of stand up on the phone. When Williams got the biggest laugh out of Spielberg, he would hang up without saying goodbye.

King5 

A student got his degree too fast and was sued by his alma mater.

A German student was sued for $3,772 for earning his bachelor's and master's too fast. CRACKED.COM Both degrees usually take 11 semesters, but Marcel Pohl graduated in 2. Не went to one class while having 2 friends share notes from other classes he was en- rolled in at the same time.

Business Insider

The DK Rap creator has since apologized for it.

The DK Rap was created as a joke for Donkey Kong 64, and the creator hates it. DK CRACKED.COM Grant Kirkhope, the composer X of Donkey Kong 64, is still embar- rassed by the DK Rap and in 2010 said he still gets made fun of at Big Huge Games for it.

My Nintendo News 

Plastic-tipped cigars didn’t have a patent for 32 years.

A tobacco company bluffed a patent to plastic-tipped cigars. HOYO DE MONTERREY HABANA LAVA CRACKED.COM Nat Sherman Tobacco Com- pany introduced plas- tic-tipped cigars to the in- dustry. They bluffed away any competitors for 32 years by putting Patent Pending on the packaging.

StogiePress 

We are eating worms in our berries.

Many berries have tiny worms in them that we're probably eating. CRACKED.COM Blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries have little transparent worms in them which eventually turn into fruit flies. The species Dro- sophila suzukii first appeared in the United States in 2008, and are safe to eat.

Kuow

Paris does not want Tom Cruise as an honorary citizen.

Tom Cruise can never become an honorary citizen of Paris. CRACKED.COM In 2005, the municipal gov- ernment of Paris passed an official resolution so that unlike in Marseille, Cruise would never be made an honorary citizen, specifically because of his affiliation with Scientology.

Expatica

One futbol stadium is exactly on the equator.

There is a futbol stadium split into two hemispheres. Seoul Cant CRACKED.COM Zerão is a stadium in Brazil where the mid- field line lies exactly on the Equator, meaning each team defends one hemisphere.

ZME Science

Gangs in the 80s passed around business cards.

Chicago gangs in the 1970s and 80s made business cards with member nicknames. CRACKED.COM These compliment cards also featured associated symbols and turf, and the names and symbols of rival gangs. They were used to show affiliation, recruit new members, and disrespect ri- val gangs.

The Guardian

One of Van Gogh’s paintings was destroyed in an atomic blast.

One of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflower paintings was destroyed in the bombing of Hiroshima. CRACKED.COM The Japanese collec- tor who owned the painting could not res- cue it from the flames because the elaborate frame was too heavy.

The Guardian

The London Bridge was bought and moved to Arizona.

London Bridge is the largest antique ever sold. CRACKED.COM US businessman Robert Mc- Culloch bought the bridge in 1968 for $2,460,000 and moved it to the Arizona desert. US customs de- clared the bridge as an an- tique, thereby avoiding an 11% import tax.

CBP

There was a one-man protest against Harry Potter in Gloucester.

One protester showed up to block 'Harry Potter' from being filmed at the Gloucester Cathedral. CRACKED.COM There was a huge media out- cry in Gloucester when it was decided to use the local Са- thedral as a filming location. Protesters wrote letters by the sack-load to local news- papers, but only a single per- son turned up.

The Guardian

The first racially integrated concert in America predictably ended in tragedy.

In 1960, soul singer Jesse Belvin played to Arkansas' first ever racially integrated audience. Guess Who? THE КСАЛІСТОК RECORDINGS CRACKED.COM The performance was in- terrupted twice by white protesters. After the show, Belvin was killed in a head-on collision. It was discovered that his car tires had been slashed.

All Music 

A device that had leeches in bottles predicted storms.

The Tempest Prognosticator kept 12 leeches inside small bottles to predict the weather. CRACKED.COM The leeches attempted to climb out of the bottles when a storm was ар- proaching, causing a bell to ring. The number of times the bell was struck indicated the likelihood of a storm.

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