12 Movie And General 'Now You Know' Facts To Feed Your Brain

Our brains are weird. Learning cool new stuff feels good, but dragging our brains all over the news and the internet to find cool stuff to learn feels like way too much work. Cracked's got your brain's back, though. We've collected a compendium of interesting facts, so your brain gets all of the happy and none of the bored.



12 Movie And General 'Now You Know' Facts To Feed Your BrainSource: IGN


The United States has the world's most violent weather. It receives more high-impact weather events than anywhere else on Earth. Source: USA Today


People who move to the Villas Las Estrellas settlement in Antarctica must first have their appendix removed. This is because the nearest hospital is 6Source: BBC


In the 1960s Batman series, Batman and Robin buckled their seatbelts before taking off in the Batmobile. This occurred after a complaint by the NationSource: Ro, Ronin. Tales to Astonish: Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and the American Comic Book Revolution. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2004.


In 1985, a man rigged his computer to call Jerry Falwell's toll-free prayer line every 30 seconds for eight months. It clogged the line and cost it ovSource: Time


From 1948-58 a Florida man secretly stomped around a Florida beach at night in 30 pound, three-to lead shoes to give the impression a 15-ft penguin waSource: TampaBay.com


Peter Lassally produced Johnny Carson, David Letterman and Craig Ferguson. In his youth, he survived a concentration camp and went to grade school witSource: NPR


Screech owls bring live Texas blind snakes into their nests. The small snakes eat insect larvae that would otherwise be parasites on newly-hatched owlSource: Audubon


Contagious yawning is linked to empathy. As such, psychopaths are not susceptible to it, as they lack empathy for others. Source: Insider


John Cazale, who played Fredo in the first two Godfather films, only made five movies. All five were nominated for Best Picture Academy Awards.Source: Flickering Myth


The vast majority of avocado oil sold in the U.S. is of very poor quality. 82 percent is either rancid or mixed with other oils. Source: UC Davis


The dial code of the Czech Republic is 420, and the country is among the highest users of cannabis in the world. During an appearance on The $100, 000Source: ET Online