20 Facts That Really Salted Our Carmel

20 Facts That Really Salted Our Carmel

Did you know that prior to the Civil War, people in the United States referred to their country in the plural? It's true! “The United States are wealthy” was something people might say. But after the war, things changed and people would say “The United States is wealthy.” You might not believe this next fact, but many people thought comedian Mitch Hedberg's death announcement was an April Fools' joke. Can you imagine!? He died of multiple drug toxicity in 2005 and his death was announced two days later on April 1st. Tragic, yet somehow, because of the date, people thought it was actually a prank and Hedberg wasn't dead at all. Finally, did you know that NASA sent spiders into space in 1970s? These arachnids were part of an experiment to see how creatures react to microgravity conditions. Turns out they managed just fine and even made webs that were finer than their earth counterparts! 

Russian Gopniks squat to avoid sitting on the cold ground.

The Russian squat is a carryover from Russian and Soviet prison culture. Russians often seen squat- ting in pictures are called Gopniks. They are known for posing, and hanging out in large groups, in a squatting position because the ground is too cold to sit on. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW


The Grinch is actually Dr. Seuss himself.

Dr. Seuss wrote How The Grinch Stole Christmas about himself. Seuss stated that he wrote it to rediscover some- thing about Christmas that obviously I'd lost. The Grinch mentions he is 53 in the book, the same age as Seuss when he wrote it. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW


Jefferson wanted to send a giant, stuffed moose to France to prove our wildlife was not weak.

Thomas Jefferson tried for years to send a giant stuffed moose to a French count. This was to counter claims that America is a land of swamps, where life putre- fies and rots, and as a re- sult of living in a cold and wet climate, all species found in America were weak and feeble. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

University of Chicago

A king ordered the world’s heaviest person to lose some weight.

The heaviest living person in 2013 was ordered to lose weight, by his king. KL 611 m 78 77 76 75 GA 9 Khalid bin Mohsen Shaari, a Saudi man, was at that time the second heaviest person ever recorded at 1340lbs. Не lost 1195 Ibs and weighed 150 Ibs in 2017. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW


The “Monkey Gland Man” performed ape-to-human testicle transplants.

Serge Voronoff was a French surgeon who transplanted monkey testes into humans. Не claimed to be able to rejuvenate his millionaire patients by transplanting them with testicles of exe- cuted criminals. Не eventu- ally turned to use monkey testicles when supplies ran low. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Atlas Obscura 

A shoe mishap during a college ball game led to Nike shares dropping.

Nike's stock valuation dropped by $1.1 Billion after a college basketball player got hurt in their shoes. Duke freshman Zion Wil- liamson had one of his shoes come apart during a game in 2019, causing him to fall and sprain his knee. Nike shares fell 1.7% the next day. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW


Kate Mara is related to the founders of two NFL teams.

Kate Mara has a clause in her acting contracts for when the Steelers and/or NY Giants play the Super Bowl. Mara is the great-granddaughter of both the founder of the NY Giants, Tim Mara, and the founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Art Rooney. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Post gazette

Bhutan’s capital does not have traffic lights.

Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. DRUKIGE GOEM SAT-SUN-2-Shows DRUK GE GOEM CFNEPEHE COMM 242.00 TIME C PM Some years ago, they did install traffic lights but the people hated them so much that the govern- ment had to remove them and put a traffic police- man instead. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Trip Advisor 

Camels are an invasive species in Australia.

Camels now live in Australia as an invasive species. There are records of ab- original people first seeing them; one man, Andy Tji- lari, recalled following the camels with his family, concluding that this horse is ignorant. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW


It’s 7-ELEVEn, not 7-ELEVEN.

The n in 7-ELEVEn is lowercase. ELEVEN ELEVEN for This is because the President's wife thought the all-caps were too harsh and, with a lowercase letter, the logo looked more graceful. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Reader's Digest

Tom Sizemore was told he would only have a part in Saving Private Ryan if he never failed a drug test.

Steven Spielberg promised Tom Sizemore a role in Saving Private Ryan as long as he never failed a drug test while shooting. If he failed once, even on the last day, Spiel- berg promised to kick him out of the movie and reshoot all of his scenes with a new ac- tor. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

The Daily Beast

Facebook was predicted to lose 80% of their users by 2017.

In 2014, researchers said Facebook will lose 80% of their users by 2017. ebook Facebook reported nearly 1.2 billion monthly active users in 2014. Right now, 1.9 billion daily users ac- cess Facebook's plat- form, a 6.89% increase year-over-year. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

The Guardian

Cobalt was thought to be from goblins.

The element 'Cobalt' gets its name from the German 'kobold' which means 'goblin.' Miners found cobalt veins near their silver, and blamed this strange and dangerous metal on goblins, and thus named it after them. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW


Spiders were sent to space and managed to make webs.

NASA sent two spiders into space in the 1970's. It took the spiders a cou- ple days to figure it out, but they eventually end- ed up making webs that were finer and more com- plex than their earth counterparts. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Thought Co 

When it was announced that Mitch Hedberg died, many thought it was a prank.

Many people thought Mitch Hedberg's death announcement was an April Fools' joke. Comedian Mitch Hedberg was found dead in a hotel room in Livingston, New Jersey on March 30, 2005, by multiple drug toxicity. His death was announced two days later, on April 1st. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

Sun Sentinel  

Prior to the Civil War, people referred to the United States in the plural.

The Civil War changed the way people pluralized The United States. Prior to the American Civil War, most citizens of the United States referred to their country in the plural (The United States are wealthy, The United States have a large popula- tion). CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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