The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is mostly fishing gear - and you thought those plastic six-pack rings were bad for the environment! According to a report, 46 percent of the trash in the patch is fishing nets, with the majority of the rest composed of ropes, oyster spacers, eel traps, crates, and baskets. Speaking of blue: did you know that Viagra can cause everything to look tinted with blue? It's true! The sildenafil present in erectile dysfunction medication Sensitizes retinal rod cells, resulting in what's called Cyanopsia. So if your boo takes Viagra before bedtime… maybe close the blinds first. Wind makes all difference between a blizzard and snowstorm - who knew? To be considered a blizzard by definition,.a snow storm must have sustained winds greater than or equal to 35 mph, blowing or drifting snow which reduces visibility to 0..25 mi or less, and must last for three hours or more. 

Our skin is covered in invisible stripes.

The skin of all human beings is covered in stripes. GRACKED.COM They are cellular relics of our development from a single cell to a fully formed human called Blaschko's Lines, and they cover the body from head to toe.

MentalFloss

A cancer treatment also gives people night vision.

Cancer treatment Dynamic Phototherapy has the side effect of giving humans a slight level of night vision. CRACKED.COM The retina of the ра- tients undergoing this treatment gains the ability to process light at wavelengths higher than the visible light spectrum.

CNRS

The Dutch made an artificial island to transmit uncensored TV.

Frustrated with the government's monopoly on TV, the Dutch built an artificial island in the '60s to transmit uncensored TV. CRACKED.COM Eventually, the Neth- erlands legally ex- panded its maritime claim and the mili- tary raided the island by air.

The Unravel

Liam Neeson turned down the role of 007 on the wishes of his fiancée.

Liam Neeson's fiancée said she'd leave him if he took the role of James Bond. CRACKED.COM The Irish actor was heavily courted for the role in the mid 90s, but his then fian- cée and late wife Natasha Richardson told him she wouldn't marry him if he took the role.

Independent

You should use very little of your phone battery and charge very often.

It is a myth that you should fully discharge your cell phone/laptop batteries before charging. 14:32 onsdag 5 februari CRACKED.COM It's a holdover from the Ni-Cad chemistry era and its memory effect, but lithium-ion batteries are at their healthiest when you use very little and charge very often.

Battery University

An English MP died while out shooting, thanks to a turnip.

In 1881, an English MP named Sir William Payne-Gallwey died after falling on a turnip. CRACKED.COM Payne-Gallwey died at the age of 74, as a result of severe internal injuries sustained after falling upon a turnip while out shooting in the parish of Bagby.

Victorian Commons

St Jude's Hospital is not religiously affiliated.

St Jude's Hospital, which has treated thousands of children with cancer, is not religiously affiliated. ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL PARKY TROBAS TOTYPES LICE CRACKED COM As a starving actor, Danny Thomas had made a vow: If he found success, he would open a shrine dedicated to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes.

St. Jude

Robert Hooke discovered elements of gravitational theory before Newton.

Sir Isaac Newton erased his rival Robert Hooke from history. CRACKED.COM Despite pioneering the ex- perimental method and discovering many ele- ments of gravitational the- ory first, Hooke never got his due. Newton also lived 25 years longer, allowing him to edit history.

Telegraph

The proximity fuzed shell had to be fired over water so enemies didn’t get any samples.

The Allies during WWII initially only fired certain weapons over water, so the enemy couldn't get a hold of samples. MOLDED-IN ANTENNA CAP OSCILLATOR COIL PLASTIC NOSE OSCILLATOR-DETECT NNULAR FIRING AMPLIFIER THYRATRO CONDENSER BUNDLE GRAGKED.COM There was an embar- go on using the prox- imity fuzed shell, one of the most effective weapons in World War 2, over land until 1944.

History Net

A whale can kill a man by clicking.

A sperm whale's clicks are powerful enough to easily blow out a diver's eardrums or vibrate a diver to death. CRACKED.COM The only way to get near them is by freed- iving, because they tend to flee the noises generated by scuba equipment as well as subs and robots.

For Scuba Divers

Viagra can cause a person’s vision to make everything blue.

Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra can cause a person to see everything tinted with blue. Pfizer GRAGKED.COM This is referred to as Су- anopsia and is caused by the sildenafil present in erectile dysfunction medication, which can sensitize retinal rod cells.

Healthline

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is mostly fishing gear.

Most of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is made up of commercial fishing debris. CRACKED.COM Fishing nets account for 46 percent of the trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, with the majority of the rest composed of ropes, oyster spacers, eel traps, crates, and baskets.

NatGeo

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