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Frank Sinatra photographed Ali vs Frazier when he couldn’t get a seat.

Sinatra couldn't get tickets to Ali vs Frazier, so he went as a photographer. CRACKED.COM Frank Sinatra man- aged to get a press pass to shoot photos for the LIFE magazine during the 1971 Fight of the Century.

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Marlon Brando read his lines in “Superman” off of Kal-El’s diaper.

Marlon Brando refused to learn his lines for Superman (1978). CRACKED.COM Instead, he read them off baby Superman's diaper. Brando was paid $3.7 mil- lion and 11.75% of the back- end for just 13 days of work, with less than 20 minutes of total screen time.


A 1,000 foot asteroid will come between Earth and the Moon in 2029.

An asteroid will fly by Earth closer than the moon on Friday the 13th. Moon CRACKED.COM Earth In April of 2029, the more than 1,000 foot wide rock, 99942 Apophis, will shoot across the sky, eas- ily observed with the na- ked eye from Asia and North Africa.


Spain set their clocks to match the Nazis.

Spain has been in the wrong time zone for 70 years. GRAGKED.COM Spain's dictator Francisco Franco set the country's clocks an hour ahead in World War 2 in order to be aligned with Nazi Ger- many, and the change was never reverted.


Waterbeds made up a quarter of all mattresses sold in the 1980s.

Almost 1 of every 4 beds sold in the late '80s was a Waterbed. GRACKED.COM Waterbeds date all the way back to 3600 ВСЕ, when- Persians filled goat-skin mattresses with water warmed by the sun. Mod- ern waterbeds were de- signed for hospital ра- tients with bed sores.


NASA is not trying to cover up an alien satellite in orbit around the Earth.

Conspiracy theorists think a thermal blanket lost during a space mission is an alien satellite. CRACKED.COM The Black Knight satellite theory combines several un- related stories into one nar- rative, most notably that a piece of space debris is alien technology that has been locked in polar orbit for 13,000 years.


Airplane oxygen masks use a chemical reaction, not oxygen tanks.

Oxygen masks in airplanes are not connected to oxygen tanks. CRACKED.COM The masks use a chemical reaction from sodium chlorate and barium per- oxide, with less than 1 percent potassium per- chlorate, to produce оху- gen for 12 to 22 minutes.

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The longest a person has gone without food or water is 18 days.

An Austrian man was taken into custody and forgotten about for nearly three weeks. GRACKED.COM Andreas Mihavecz was left in his cell for 18 days by policemen. Не lost 53 pounds and holds the re- cord of surviving the lon- gest without any food or liquids.


Grandpas committed the biggest bank robbery in English history.

A gang of grandpas stole $200 million in cash and jewels from an English bank. II CRACKED.COM The Grandpa Gang, a group of men the oldest be- ing 76, committed the big- gest bank robbery in English history by climbing down an elevator shaft and drilling through a concrete wall.


A cyclist smuggled documents past the Nazis to help Jews during WWII.

A Tour de France winner during WWII used his fame to smuggle documents through Nazi checkpoints. CRACKED.COM Under the guise of train- ing, Gino Bartali smug- gled counterfeit docu- ments hidden inside his bi- cycle in Italy. These docu- ments allowed as many as 800 Jews escape persecu- tion by the Nazis.


The last mammoths lived 4000 years ago.

The last woolly mammoths died out on Wrangel Island in Northern Russia 4000 years ago. CRACKED.COM French explorers in 1872 found so many preserved mammoth bodies on an expedition to the North Pole that for a time they were a reliable food source for them.


Dave Mustaine damaged his hand by falling asleep with his arm over a chair.

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine had to re-teach himself guitar after damaging his left hand. CRACKED GOM While at rehab, Mustaine suffered an injury by fall- ing asleep with his left arm over the back of a chair, causing compression of the radial nerve. It took him four months to relearn to play.


Yellow-white chocolate is of better quality than pure white.

More yellowy white chocolate is actually of better quality than fully white chocolate. CRACKED.COM White chocolate is white because it doesn't contain cocoa solids. Instead, it is made from cocoa but- ter (the fatty part).

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A car killed so many Nazi officers that it was called the “Czech secret weapon.”

More high-ranking Nazi officers died in the Czech car Tatra 77а and 87 than in active combat. CRACKED.COM The officers would drive the car fast, but the handling was so bad that at a sharp turn they would wind up los- ing control. This prompted Hitler to ban his officers from driving them.


Ella Fitzgerald had a voice so precise that you could tune instruments to it.

Musicians working with Ella Fitzgerald would use her voice to tune their instruments. GRACKED.COM The vocal jazz legend had such impeccable timing and perfect pitch that it was the best mid-20th century way to keep your in- struments in tune.


A blind king rode into battle with his horse tied to those of his soldiers.

A blind king fought and died in a battle during the Hundred Years War. CRACKED.COM Blind King John of Bohemia ordered his men to tie their horses to his and guide him into the battle. As the battle turned sour, he was advised to flee but he replied Far be it that the King of Bohemia should run away.

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A gay opera singer faked the death of her lover to escape a convent.

An opera singer helped fake the death of her woman lover. GRACKED.COM The woman that swords- woman and opera singer Julie d'Aubigny seduced was placed in a convent by her parents. Julie joined her, placed a dead nun in her bed, and set the place on fire to escape.

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