15 Bits of Trivia That Suplexed A Marvelous New Thought Into Our Rapidly Calcifying Worldview
1980s Valley Girls have a terrible reputation for not knowing, like, anything. But, like, have you ever heard of someone who gets paid just to catch swans for the king? It's like, so medieval, right? The Keeper of The Swans has to risk his life to catch those vicious birds and make sure they're healthy enough to be presented to the king. I mean, those things are capable of drowning grown men! And speaking of crazy things, did you know that explorers used to drip cocaine in their eyes to combat "snow blindness"? It's like, so wild. And get this, modern hospitals still use it sometimes, but not for "snow blindness", more like for pain relief. And did you know that the Purple Heart medals that they give out now were actually made during World War II for the invasion of Japan? The invasion never happened, so they were left with tons of medals. It's totally gnarly, right? Read along for more, like, totally tubular facts.