Now You Know: 12 Mega-Facts For Your Edification

You never know when you'll find yourself in a situation where you need to be interesting. We're all about customer service, here at Cracked, so we've come up with a great list of fascinating facts to stuff into your cranium just in case you're in a conversational lull. Plus, you know, it's just fun to learn stuff.


In 1956, Thomas Patrick stole a plane in New Jersey and landed it in front of a New York city bar. TGCERENII TWO years later, he repeated the feat aftKnow More


During the filming of Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Robin Williams improvised constantly. So much SO that there were PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 edits of the movKnow More


Pink Floyd's name comes from two American blues musicians. Syd Barrett had records by Pink Anderson & Floyd Council in his collection. NOW YOU KNOW Source: Mason, Nick (2005) [2004]. Dodd, Philip (ed.). Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd


Keifer Sutherland found out there was a 24 drinking game drink - when he said damn it! So he decided to say it as often as possible. For the collegeKnow More


A Chinese businessman hired a hitman, who hired a hitman, who hired another, who hired another. The fifth hitman simply asked the man to fake his deatKnow More


Joseph's Stalin's physician was not available as he lay dying. Because he was being tortured by the KGB for suggesting the Soviet leader required moreKnow More


In 1 996, McDonalds tried to go gourmet with the Arch Deluxe. Despite spending $100 million on advertising and twice that on testing, it was a completKnow More


A Camden, NJ school forced students to eat off the floor after a child spilled water, in 2008. Seven students sued, and they won a $500,000 settlementKnow More


Kevin Smith attended a protest for his own movie, Dogma. When an unwitting reporter asked for a comment, Smith said, I don't know, but I've been toldKnow More


When Diana Ross sang I'm Coming Out she had no idea what it meant to closeted people. When she found out, she accused her studio of trying to ruin hKnow More


The Volga River region of Russia held a 'Day of Conception' contest numerous times. Couples that gave birth nine months later, on June 12th, received Know More


Fidel Castro was obsessed with ice cream, and once ate 18 scoops in one sitting. He even opened his own ice cream parlor. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKEDGOM Know More