15 Head-Spinning Facts That Really Boggled Our Minds

An episode of “TaleSpin” was banned for turing Baloo in a terrorist.
15 Head-Spinning Facts That Really Boggled Our Minds

We are in the final stages of this human life cycle, as a species. Our time is done, and the sun has set on humanity. But not before we've experienced some truly remarkable things. Like the fact that the second most-often quoted line from Star Trek: The Next Generation is “Resistance is futile”. Or that one of the most-often cited sayings in English is “No kidding, Sherlock”, or that a hundred thousand people enjoy this list of interesting facts about our lives. Or that some of the most popular songs of all time are written by an Austrian man named Arnold Schönberg (or as he's known to his friends and family: Arnold Schoenberg). Or that there's a pretty famous novel by a writer called William Faulkner (or as he's known to his friends and family: William Faulkner). Or that a lot of people believe that there's no such thing as gravity (or as they call it: the Force).

We don’t need to chug 8 glasses of water a day.

People need the equivalent of 8 glasses of water a day, but that's only half the story. CRACKED.COM When the 1945 Food and Nutrition Board said hu- man's need 2.5 liters of wa- ter a day, they went on to clarify that we get most of the fluid we need from food and other beverages.

Men's Journal

Garth Brooks was censored on country radio stations in the ‘90s.

Some country radio stations banned a Garth Brook's song in 1993. CRACKED.COM Brooks's 1993 song We Shall Be Free was boycotted be- cause it included the line When we're free to love anyone we choose. Scandal!

The GA Voice

Wyatt Earp held many jobs before his death at age 80.

Wyatt Earp consulted on Hollywood westerns. CRACKED.COM Wyatt Earp was the last surviving participant of the OK Corral shootout, dying in 1929, aged 80. He'd held many jobs throughout his career, such as an enforcer at a brothel and Hollywood consultant.


There is a list of scientists all named Steve who support evolution.

There are more scientists named Steve that support evolution than any Creationist list. CRACKED.COM Project Steve is a list of scientists who support evolution, oppose intelli- gent design, and are named Steve (or a varia- tion). As of September 27, 2018, 1432 Steves have signed the statement.


A supervolcano near Naples hasn’t erupted since 1538, and it’s due.

The supervolcano near Naples could erupt for the first time since 1538. CRACKED.COM Previous eruptions of Campi Flegrei have triggered volcanic winters globally, caus- ing widespread crop failures and resulting in famines.

National Geographic

In the 1840s, anesthesia was considered a needless luxury.

Anesthesia was criticized as a needless luxury when it was introduced in the 1840s. CRACKED.COM Before dentist William Morton insisted that he had found a gas that could render patients insensible to the pain of surgery, even a minor tooth extraction was excruciating.

New Yorker

New construction in England cannot obstruct natural daylight for some residences.

There is a Right to Light in England. CRACKED.COM The owner of a building with windows that have received natural daylight for 20 years or more is entitled to forbid any construction or other obstruction that would de- prive him or her of that illu- mination.

On Ancient Lights

Eagles with tracking chips ran up roaming charges for scientists.

Migrating eagles being tracked by scientists ran up huge data roaming charges. CRACKED.COM A Russian eagle named 'Min' and 3 other eagles un- expectedly flew into Iran/Pakistan. Scientists had to take out a loan and ask for help on social media to pay off the phone bill.


A small Venetian island is supposedly the most haunted in the world.

There is a haunted, uninhabited Venetian island. CRACKED.COM Poveglia has been used as a defensive fort, a quarantine sta- tion, a confinement area for the sick, and a mental asylum.

Travel Channel

The US President didn’t congratulate Black athlete Jesse Owens after winning Olympic Gold.

FDR snubbed Jesse Owens after winning 4 Golds at the 1936 Olympics. GRAGKED.COM Jesse Owens said, Hitler didn't snub me - it was our president who snubbed me. The president didn't even send me a telegram.


A comic book artist kept drawing Power Girl’s boobs bigger until someone noticed.

Power Girl's artist kept drawing her boobs bigger until editors noticed. CRACKED.COMP When the character was created, the writer and art- ist were convinced that they were being ignored by editors, so for 8 issues they steadily increased her bust size until someone spoke up.

Comics Bulletin

Kissing under the mistletoe used to be mandatory.

The Christmas mistletoe tradition isn't big on consent. CRACKED.COM Tradition dictates that a man is allowed to kiss any woman standing under- neath mistletoe and that bad luck will befall any woman who refuses. With each kiss, a berry is to be plucked until none remain.


A man in solitary confinement kept sane by doing math problems for 8 years.

Iraq's minister of higher education and scientific research did math problems in solitary confinement. GRACKED.COM Hussain al-Shahristani was forced into solitary con- finement in prison for 8 years under Saddam Hus- sein. Не kept his sanity by making up mathematical problems, which he then tried to solve.

Get Pocket

An episode of “TaleSpin” was banned for involving terrorists.

There is a banned episode ofTaleSpin where Baloo gets involved with terrorists. E TALESPIN CRACKED.COM In the series finale, Flying Dupes, Baloo is tricked into delivering a bomb planted by munitions man- ufacturers who wish to provoke a war in order to boost weapons sales. This was a kid's show.

Disney Fandom 

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