20 Facts That Really Crushed Our Bitrate

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20 Facts That Really Crushed Our Bitrate

The executives dug too greedily and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of 1980s nostalgia… A friggin’ GOLD MINE, is what! “Top Gun Maverick” grossed 1.45 BILLION - with a B - despite being a sequel 36 years after the original. And let’s not pretend the 1986 Top Gun was begging to be revisited; it didn’t have any of the trademark trappings of the usual sequel-bait, like complex lore or a big cliffhanger. With just a few actual airplanes, cameras, a can-do attitude, and the immortality spell passed down from Xenu himself, Tom Cruise did what most of us assumed was impossible and made us root for the American military industrial complex yet again.

With Top Gun, that leaves just three of the top 15 blockbusters from the 1980s that haven’t been dragged out of retirement for a prequel, sequel, sidequel, franchise or reboot. Who’s going to be next? Frankly, we want to see what E.T. has been up to since his race helped put Palpatine into power.

A 15,000 page mathematical proof took 40 years to complete.

The longest mathematical proof is 15,000 pages long. KITH PROCESS /ient HINOFLISH le ITALIÁN DESIGN INTERIALS 9 SPAST PRES Event >HERO welcome 55cm hot ر SYSTEM O Total A IGHT ZONGETI LIDEEL ACADEMS STOPE ERIS 0 CRACKED.COM SHALTRIGUER Mars The Enormous Theorem began in the 1970s and was worked on by 100 mathematicians, only being completed in 2011.

Gizmodo / Pexels 

There are 5 times more bikes than cars in Copenhagen.

There are more bicycles in Copenhagen, Denmark, than people. GRACKED.COM There are also 5 times as many bicycles as cars, and 400km of cycle lanes not shared with cars or pedestrians for a city of about 600,000 people.

BBC / Pexels 

There are only 3 of the 15 highest grossing movies from the ‘80s left to make a franchise.

Only 3 of the 15 highest grossing movies from the 1980s haven't been given a sequel, prequel or turned into a franchise. MAVE RICK CRACKED.COM Those movies are E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Tootsie, and Rain Man. Top Gun Maverick is the latest 36-year-old sequel, which proved to be a worthwhile risk.

Marketwatch  / NBC 

There has been an increase of elephant aggressiveness.

Elephants killed 605 people in Assam between 1994 and 2006. CRACKED.COM Biologists think increased elephant aggression is the result of species-wide trauma from poaching & habitat loss, and direct trauma for those who saw family members murdered before their eyes.

NY Times / Pexels 

A university in Saudi Arabia is the only one where men and women can mix freely.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is the first mixed-gender university campus in Saudi Arabia. GRACKED.COM- The religious police do not operate on-site, and women are allowed to mix freely with men and to drive on campus, and they are not required to wear veils.

NPR  / Wikipedia 

Vlasic has a stork as a mascot because of the notion that pregnant women crave pickles.

The Vlasic Pickle Stork mascot was an attempt to capitalize on pregnant women's craving for pickles. get TASTE U.SA Vlasic BILLERBANCH FUNCE KOSHER DILL CRACKED.COM WHOLES A child-bearing stork was introduced as a mascot in 1974, merging the stork baby mythology with the notion that pregnant women have an above average appetite for pickles.

NY Times  / Wikipedia 

A tennis player grunts louder than a lawnmower.

Tennis player Maria Sharapova's on-court grunt has been recorded at a volume of 101 decibels. CRACKED.COM That's louder than a motorcycle, a lawnmower, and a small aircraft. It's only 5 decibels less than a lion's roar.

CNN / Wikipedia 

The Inuit were not the first people to inhabit Greenland.

Vikings arrived in Greenland at least 100 years earlier than the Inuit. CRACKED COM 90% of Greenland's population is now made up by the Inuit, but even before the Vikings the island was inhabited by Paleo-Eskimos since 2000 ВС.

NCBI  / Pexels 

Papua New Guinea’s flag was designed by a 15-year-old.

The flag of Papua New Guinea was designed by a 15-year-old school girl. CRACKED.COM Susan Karike won a nationwide competition to design the national flag in 1971, being chosen over the tricolor design proposed by the Australian administration.

PNGAA  / Wikipedia 

A 4.5 billion year old meteorite flavors wine made in Chile.

The Tagua Tagua observatory in Chile makes wine with meteorites. METEORITO METEORITO BRASIL GRAGKED.COM lan Hutcheon, winemaker and observatory director, lowers a piece of a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite directly into his cabernet sauvignon barrels to create his signature wine, Meteorito.

Atlas Obscura 

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