20 Bonkers Facts About Nikola Tesla, Steven Spielberg, And Octopi's Revenge

20 Bonkers Facts About Nikola Tesla, Steven Spielberg, And Octopi's Revenge

Is beer worth rioting over? For the students of Ghent, Belgium in 1949, the answer was a resounding yes. The Battle of Gravensteen Castle is now commemorated every year as one of the greatest student pranks in history. It all started when angry students stormed the castle walls, pelting police with fruit to protest a new tax on beer. And switching to jazz for a moment, Billy Tipton had an illustrious jazz career that spanned decades. There's just one thing nobody knew: Billy Tipton was actually a woman who lived as a man for 53 years. He kept everyone he knew in the dark – even getting married 5 times (and having sex with at least two wives) before his death finally revealed his true identity. And for our third fact, we turn to Adolfo Constanzo, who wasn't your average serial killer; he also happened to be a drug dealer and self-proclaimed “dark wizard.” His spell ingredients of choice? The organs from his victims, which he used in rituals. As leader of his own gang/cult known as The Narcosatanists, Adolfo Constanzo was a special kind of monster even in the world of Mexican drug cartels.

The Ferengi were too funny looking to be the new Klingons.

The Ferengi were supposed to replace Klingons as the new Star Trek villains, but they were too goofy looking. After their debut episode in Star Trek: The Next Genera- tion, they were rewritten to subsequently be comic foils due to producers finding their appearance comical and non-threatening. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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A teenager died from too much butane and propane in his blood thanks to canned deodorant.

A 16-year-old died in 1998 from using too much aerosol deodorant. Old Spice FRESH BODY SPRAY Jonathan Capewell died from a heart attack brought on by the buildup of butane and propane in the blood. Не had 0.37 mg of butane and propane per liter in his blood, whereas only 0.1 mg can be fatal. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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In the 1930s, bridge construction projects expected one fatality for every $1 million in cost.

In the 1930s, bridge construction projects expected one fatality for every $1 million in cost. The Chief Engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge enact- ed the most stringent safe- ty measures in history. Не even formulated diets to help fight dizziness and sauerkraut juice cures for hangovers. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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A chemical weapon will give a person hallucinations for days.

BZ is a chemical weapon that's also a super hallucinogen that overwhelms the victim for 5 days. After 12 hours of a mild coma and primitive crawling and spasms, for another 48 - 60 hours they experience extreme hallucinations, psy- chosis, and cognitive impair- ment, with after-effects that last for weeks. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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Don’t share this article on your Facebook timeline, we don’t want you to do that.

Reactance theory (reverse psychology) is sometimes called the forbidden fruit theory. Reactance is the urge to do the opposite of what someone wants you to do out of a need to resist a perceived attempt to con- strain your freedom of choice, which is why re- verse psychology works. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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A warship was paralyzed after someone divided by zero.

A sailor aboard a US warship divided by zero, causing an overflow error and killing the entire ship. In 1998, the US Navy war- ship USS Yorktown be- came paralyzed in the water after the Navy opt- ed to run the ship on Windows NT 4.0 instead of a more fitting OS. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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Ben Stein never had to use his own money on “Win Ben Stein’s Money.”

In the game show Win Ben Stein's Money, money won by contestants was actually paid by the producers. Money left over at the end of a season was given to Stein. If the total amount paid out exceeded that budget, the production company paid the excess. Ben Stein was never in any danger of losing his money. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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A serial killer used his victims’ organs to make spells.

Adolfo Constanzo was a drug dealer and serial killer nicknamed dark wizard. An ally of Mexican cartels, Constanzo used the organs of his victims as ingredi- ents for his spells and ritu- als, eventually becoming the leader of his own gang/cult known as The Narcosatanists. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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Musician Billy Tipton pretended to be a man to help her jazz career.

Jazz musician Billy Tipton decided to pass as a man to help her jazz career. She tricked almost ev- eryone she knew for 53 years, convincing 5 wives (at least two of whom she had sex with) and 3 children that she was a man. CRACKED NOW YOU KNOW

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