20 Now-You-Know Facts That Supercharged Our Turbo Encabulators

Pringles are technically not, and cannot legally be defined as, potato chips.
20 Now-You-Know Facts That Supercharged Our Turbo Encabulators

It has been said that knowledge is power. This may be true. However, as we enjoy this list of interesting facts, I believe it is important for us to remember that not all knowledge is good. Knowledge can be dangerous. Knowledge is not necessarily power. In this particular list, we will find a list of things that you would not know, if you were not told. This list does not include things like gravity, the name of your favorite food, or how to use a microwave oven. The information contained in this list is not about things like “What is the speed of sound?”, “How do you spell ‘anemometer’?” or “What is the capital of Poland?”. I have written this list of interesting facts to share them with other people, but please do not take them too seriously. There is a lot of information here that is ridiculous. That is the point. If you are not entertained, then it is time to stop reading now.

Human alarm clocks were hired before the 1930s.

Knocker-ups were hired to knock on windows and bang on doors to wake people up. CRACKED COM This profession predated the alarm clock and lasted into the 1930s. A knock- er-up would use long sticks and pea shooters to reach windows above the ground floor.


Distant human species created stone tools 3.3 million years ago.

An archaeological site with enormous stone tools was found, predating the genus Homo by 500k years. CRACKED.COM The site, Lomekwi 3, was dated to be 3.3 million years old, which is 700,000 years older than previous stone tools discovered. The hominins likely responsible were Australopithecus, an early human species.


Warner Bros. almost cast Robin Williams as Hagrid.

J.K. Rowling stopped Robin Williams from playing Hagrid in the Harry Potter films. CRACKED.COM Williams wanted to play a role in the series, with Warner Bros. even pushing producers to cast as На- grid. It's hard to imagine the role being played by anyone but the incompara- ble Robbie Coltrane.


“Killing in the Name” was the Christmas hit of 2009.

Rage Against the Machine's Killing in the Name was the #1 Christmas single in 2009. cage against the machine GRAGKED.COM The song sold 500,000 copies, beating the 4 year run of X-factor winners, thanks to a couple from the UK starting a Facebook campaign. All proceeds went to homeless charities.


A NASA astronaut ook pictures of his pee in space.

Astronaut Wally Schirra would take pictures of his frozen pee as it floated through space. CRACKED.COM The pee-flakes looked like a beautiful starfield, he said, glinting with sunlight. One astronomer saw a photo and asked what con- stellation it was, and Schir- ra said it was the constel- lation Urion.


Daenerys Targaryen had so much blood on her that she got stuck to the toilet.

Emilia Clarke got stuck to the toilet during a break in filming for Game of Thrones. CRACKED.COM Clarke, as Daenerys Tar- garyen, was covered in so much fake blood during the scene where she eats a horse heart (described as a gum- my bear that tasted like bleach) that it made her ad- here to the porcelain throne.

Daily Mail

A blind hoarder didn’t realize her son’s skeleton was among the household trash.

A blind hoarder had been living with her son's corpse for 20 years. PREAFICO CRACKED COM In 2016, the fully clothed skeleton of legally blind hoarder Rita Wolfensohn's son was found in a room filled with cobwebs and gar- bage. She said she thought he had simply moved out.


Hitler’s nephew eventually fought for the US during WWII.

Adolf Hitler's nephew eventually settled in the US. GRACKED.COM After attempting to bene- fit from his uncle's rise to power in Germany, Wil- liam Patrick Hitler served in the US Navy in World War Il and was awarded a Purple Heart.


A gay boxer beat his homophobic opponent so badly that he died 10 days later.

A homophobic boxer died from injuries sustained during a match with a gay opponent. CRACKED.COM In 1962, a Cuban boxer named Benny Paret made fun of his opponent named Emile Griffith, for being ho- mosexual. Paret died 10 days after the fight from a 29-punch combo by Griffith.

The 42

Ice Cube made a reality show where people swap races.

Ice Cube produced and created a 2006 game show named 'Black. White.' CRACKED.COM In it, a white family was applied black face and a black family was applied white face and they would 'trade experienc- es.' It ran for just one season.

Buffalo News

A 1969 book was written to prove that a bad book would succeed if there was a lot of sex.

The 1969 book Naked Came the Stranger was a literary hoax. Naked Came TL CRACKED.COM The book was written to be disjointed and terrible, but full of sex scenes, to prove that any book could succeed if enough sex was thrown in. The novel spent 13 weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller List.

The Rialto Report

A famous violinist admitted to stealing his instrument on his deathbed.

In 1936, a rare million-dollar Stradivarius violin got stolen from virtuoso Hall Huberman. CRACKED.COM The thief, a café musician named Julian Altman, be- came famous and performed for presidents. 49 years after the theft, he confessed to the theft on his deathbed and his wife received $263,000 find- er's fee.

NY Times

Tokyo students have to prove they don’t have naturally black hair with baby pictures.

Half of Tokyo's schools require students whose hair is not naturally black to provide baby pictures as proof. CRACKED.COM Japanese high schools of- ten have strict standards of conformity regarding hair color. In 2017, a stu- dent sued her school after being forced to darken her hair with dye.

The Guardian

Celery used to cost more than caviar.

Celery was a very popular food in the 1800s through the early 1900s. CRACKED.COM It was the third most popu- lar menu ingredient in New York City restaurants, be- hind coffee and tea. The celery cost more than cavi- ar because it was so hard to cultivate in those days.


Will Smith turned down ‘Django Unchained.’

The role of Django in 'Django Unchained' was originally written for Will Smith. CRACKED.COM Smith turned it down due to him feeling he wouldn't be the lead actor. Не starred in a supporting role opposite his son in 'After Earth' the following year, a film most consider to be stinky doodoo.

The Guardian

A Russian kitty smuggled drugs into a prison and escaped capture.

In 2019, a Russian cat was used by prisoners to sneak drugs into their penal colony. GRACKED COM The cat had 6 grams of hash- ish and 1.5 grams of amphet- amine under its collar. De- fense and prosecution law- yers each wanted the cat to support their case but it es- caped before trial.


Pringles are crisps, not chips.

Pringles are technically not, and cannot legally be defined as, potato chips. CRACKED.COM In 1975, the Supreme Court ruled Pringles could only use the word chip in their product name within the phrase: potato chips made from dried pota- toes. Pringles opted to just call them crisps.


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