18 Random Facts To Spice Up Your Brain Diet With Some Variety

Once upon a time, you had to travel if you wanted to learn. The book with the tidbit of info you wanted might exist only in a library in Belarus. Nowadays the internet puts the world's knowledge just one click away -- so, of course, we're all binge-watching The Office for the sixth time.

That doesn't mean we've become uninterested in knowledge, though. Our minds crave more than just memes and quotes from TV comedies -- so we have prepared these facts to keep your brain diet varied with some light learning. These won't make you erudite, but at least you'll become a more interesting person to talk with.

And if you're left itching for more, you can just follow the links under each image.

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CRACKED COM Alien eggs were made to look less genital to avoid Catholic backlash. H.R. Giger had designed the top of the eggs in Alien to look like a More: 5 Famous Films Hollywood Had Zero Faith In

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Dracula's Castle is just some random keep. Vlad the Impaler lived in the currently ruined Poenari Castle, in Wallachia, Romania. As Bran Castle is bFrom: 6 Normal Places People Claimed Were The Sites Of Ancient Legends

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CRACKED.COM Shops used rays to check the fitting of shoes. Sure, just trying on the shoe is often enough, but using a shoe-fitting fluoroscope was uMore: Whaa? Responses To New Technology

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She-Hulk was created for copyright reasons. With The Incredible Hulk being successful on TV, Marvel feared a spin-off would be made featuring a femaleMore: Marvel And DC Superheroes Created For WTF Reasons