15 Facts About Dan Aykroyd, George Orwell, And Weaponized Cheese

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15 Facts About Dan Aykroyd, George Orwell, And Weaponized Cheese

Have you ever wondered what happened to the trees that went to the moon? Well, NASA wants to know too! Back in the day, they gave away hundreds of trees that journeyed to space and now they're trying to track them all down. One was even at the White House at one point. Talk about a homecoming! Speaking of comebacks, did you know Black Sabbath's final album ended exactly like their debut album began? Rain and all. Pretty crazy, right? 43 years later and they managed to circle back around. Full circle indeed. And finally, you probably didn't know that Uruguay takes cheese seriously… like really seriously. Or, at least one Uruguayan captain did in the 1800s – during a naval battle, a ship ran out of cannonballs so they started firing balls of cheese instead (yes…you read that correctly). And apparently it worked, because two people were killed by hurled fromage.

The indigenous people of South America’s southern cone have adapted to the cold.

The Yahgan people adapted to their very cold climate by having significantly higher metabolisms than other humans. CRACKED.COM Their average body tem- perature is 1 degree warm- er than Europeans'. They routinely went bare naked in the frigid cold of the far southern region of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

Reuters / Wikipedia

Rationing in the UK during WWII increased life expectancy in the country and decreased infant mortality.

Rationing in the UK during WWII increased life expectancy in the country and decreased infant mortality. CADEAGE GALLAS CRACKED.COM This was because all people were required to consume a varied diet. The only nega- tive effect from it was the in- creased time needed for meals to consume the neces- sary calories from bread and potatoes.

The Guardian / Wikimedia

NASA is on the search for the missing Moon Trees.

NASA gave away hundreds of trees that have been to the moon. CRACKED.COM They never kept track of who they gave them to. Now they are trying to find them. One was at the White House.

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