When I was in high school, I had a teacher named Mr. Davis who had a reputation for being an eccentric. I never really noticed until later how much I admired him. Mr. Davis had an amazing ability to entertain his students. He would often tell stories or show movies during class that would often involve the supernatural. I enjoy this list of interesting facts because I think it is a good example of a story Mr. Davis might have told to his class. I am sure he would have been much more entertaining than a teacher today who has to stick with boring, everyday facts. In one of these stories, Mr. Davis tells his students about the life cycle of the opossum. It begins when the mother opossum is pregnant and she eats a large number of earthworms. As the fetus grows inside her, she starts to enjoy this list of interesting facts.

The oceans may be filled with whale-sized, hollow colonies of organisms.

There are giant, living tubes in the oceans that can grow to the length of a sperm whale. The worm-like structures, called pyrosomes, are col- onies of individual crea- tures that have banded to- gether for a common pur- pose. They are also biolu- minescent and will glow when touched. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Tree Hugger

Jackie Chan does not appreciate the ‘Rush Hour’ movies.

Jackie Chan doesn't really like the Rush Hour films he made. Chan said he found the ac- tion to be too American- ized and he did not under- stand the humor. Не re- turned for a sequel after being offered an irresist- ible amount of money. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

The Movie Blog

A soldier never slept again after being shot during WWI.

A Hungarian soldier never slept again after being shot in the head during WWI. Paul Kern survived the shot that took out his frontal lobe, but when he awoke in the hospital, he never slept again. Kern lived for another 30 years afterwards. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

NLA

Breast milk helps a baby know what time of day it is.

Melatonin levels secreted in breast milk vary depending on the time of day. This helps the baby know when to sleep/wake up and thus regulate its sleep cycle. Babies who are fed formula have a harder time regulating their sleep cycle and are more prone to col- ic. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

NCBI

Ancient people would count their steps to measure great distances.

Eratosthenes of Cyrene used a step-counter to calculate the circumference of the Earth in 240 ВСЕ. Ancient people measured long distances by hiring bematists. They were trained to count steps while walking between lo- cations and could measure hundreds of miles with more than 95% accuracy. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Classic History

Space Invaders made $3 billion in 4 years.

From 1978 to 1982, Space Invaders grossed $13 billion, adjusted for inflation. t This made it the best-selling video game and highest-grossing entertainment product at the time, and the highest-grossing video game of all time. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Game On!

Only three sitcoms can say all of the main cast has won an Emmy.

There are only three sitcoms where each of the main cast has won an Emmy. The Golden Girls, All in the Family, and Will and Grace are the only sitcoms where every performer in the main cast won at least one Emmy. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Golden Girls Wiki

Shitterton, England has to have a 1.5 ton stone as a town sign.

The town of Shitterton, England, had to change their town sign thanks to thieves. SHITTERTON The town chipped in to have the sign changed to a 1.5 ton boulder to stop peo- ple from repeatedly stealing it every two or three years. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Sky

The Terminator didn’t sound tough enough in the German dub.

Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't tough enough for the German dub ofTerminator. Schwarzenegger wasn't al- lowed to voice himself be- cause the producers thought that his Austrian accent wasn't tough enough for the Terminator. He's never dubbed himself in all of his movies since. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

ESL Stories

A honeybee would only need 2 tablespoons of honey to fly around the world.

Two tablespoons of honey would be enough to fuel a bee's entire flight around the world. On average, a honeybee pro- duces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey over the course of its life. Bees have been making honey since they split from wasps after the first flower- ing plants appeared 130 mil- lion years ago. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

MentalFloss

‘Assassin’s Creed’ assassinated Mega Man’s chance at the big screen.

After 'Assassin's Creed' flopped at the box office, the 'Mega Man' and 'Sims' movies were scrapped. Disney canceled the vast majority of films under de- velopment after their ac- quisition of 21st Century Fox, including a previously announced 'Magic: The Gathering' film. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Tech Raptor

Most Americans don’t know New Mexico is a part of the USA,

New Mexico is the only state to have the letters 'USA' written on their license plates. STOP Many Americans don't know New Mexico is part of the United States of America, so the plates have to spell it out by saying New Mexico USA. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

ABQ Journal

The lowest toll paid to cross the Panama Canal was 36 cents.

Richard Halliburton paid just 36 cents to cross the Panama Canal in 1928, because he swam it. Не disappeared at sea while attempting to sail a Chinese sailing ship across the Pacific Ocean from Hong Kong to the Golden Gate International Exposi- tion in San Francisco, Cali- fornia. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Memphis Magazine

People do not spontaneously combust, they just get drunk and fall into fireplaces.

The Spontaneous Human Combustion cases of the 18th to 20th centuries were just drunk people near candles. A two-year forensic investi- gation in 1984 looked into the alleged incidents and found the burned bodies were near fire sources like fireplaces, and a correlation was found between them and the victim's intoxication. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Goodreads

Domesticated cats are giving us brain worms.

10-20% of Americans are infected with a parasite that can cause sexual attraction to cat urine. The brain parasite, from our beloved/tolerated pet cats, makes us 2.5 times more likely to get in a car accident, change personal- ity traits, and it contrib- utes to schizophrenia. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

The Atlantic

The Rock’s first acting role was playing his real life father.

The Rock's first acting role was on 'That 70's Show' playing his father, Rocky Johnson. Dwayne Johnson even ref- erenced himself, as Rocky, by mentioning a son that he predicted would be the most electrifying man in sports entertainment. Af- ter his fanny pack phase, of course. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Screenrant

A "Holbrook Holiday” takes away one holiday a year instead of jail time.

An Ohio judge created a unique punishment known as the Holbrook Holiday. Instead of a standard jail term, he takes a holiday away from the criminal for the next several years by making them report to jail for the day. Otherwise known as working retail. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

ABC

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