12 Fascinating 'Now You Know' Facts

Right now, it's really easy to graze, and keep your belly happy with an influx of snacks. (Maybe too easy, but that's a different subject.) But are you neglecting your brain? Your mind also needs feeding, to keep it humming along happily. Probably.

Have no fear, Cracked is here, with a roundup of snack-sized facts to feed your brain. Snack away, guilt-free.

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Tokyo Drift couldn't secure certain permits but filmed scenes anyway. Universal Studios hired a fall guy to go to jail instead of the director. NOW YOSource: Digital Spy

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In 1971, Sylvester Stallone sold his dog, Butkus, for $40 to buy food. After selling the script for Rocky, he bought him back for $15,000. NOW YOU KNOBored Panda

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1846: A snail from Egypt was thought dead SO it was glued to an index card and put on display in a British museum. 1 850: The snail starts moving and Source: Metafilter

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In 986, Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of tiny Carmel, California. One of his first official acts was to repeal a city ban on selling ice cream coneMental Floss

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To people have fallen from the Empire State Building and lived. They both fell from the 86th floor and landed on the 85th. NOW YOU KNOW NY Daily News

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Ernest Hemingway survived two plane crashes 24 hours apart. Presumed dead after the second, he emerged from the jungle with a bottle of gin & some banSource: Time

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Two donkeys together for 10 years at a Polish ZOO were separated because of complaints they were mating in front of children. A petition with 7, O00 sSource: The Star

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James Bond first appeared in 1953 and through all the books & movies... On HER MAESIYS SECRET SERVICE There has been one monarch of Britain: Queen EliSource: Coronation Facts

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Biologists don't fully understand how eels reproduce. No one has ever seen how they spawn. NOW YOU KNOW Source: Discover

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lconic Captain America #1, with Cap punching Hitler, came out a year before the U.S. entered WWil. Jewish creators Joe Simon & Jack Kirby received deaCBR

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A Virginia couple with the last name Null'' has a tough time filling out online forms. Error try again inforation hore for more cick Often, they're Source: BBC

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Three words are used around every 12 seconds in The Big Lebowski. They are: 'Dude,' 'Man,' or 'F*ck.' NOW YOU KNOW Market Watch

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