30 Eyebrow-Arching Facts

With the holidays here, that means you're likely in for a lot of boring small talk. Fortunately, you have us -- and we'd never let you walk into battle without a weapon.

"Battle" meaning "holiday gathering." And "weapon" meaning "useless knowledge that will make you look smart as shit."

No need to thank us, just looking out for you. Happy Holidays!

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BLISTER BEETLE GRUBS POSE AS LADY BEES TO LURE MALE BEES TO INFEST. They clump together in a shape that resembles a bee, and then emit pheromones to a

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We all know the stories about Honest Abe Lincoln and his log cabin. IS WHAT WE SHOULD BE TAUGHT All that g-splitting and cabin-building made Abraham

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When a cat pees on your stuff, you might think he hates you. But the truth is, he's into you. An insecure cat wants to establish a bond with you, SO h

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MYTH8 TO LOSE WEIGHT, cuT out ALCOHOL 2 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 FAGT8 women WHO DRINK ARE LESS LIKELY TO Be OBeSE. Studies have shown that women who c

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The medical symbol Caduceus is actually the staff of Mercury, the Roman god of (among other things) merchants and thieves. It's possible that the Cadu

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E.T. is about as family- oriented as an alien can get. Yet the movie was banned in Scandanavia. Kids from Sweden, Finland, and Norway were banned from

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In the 4th century, a meteor streaked across the sky. It made Christianity the widespread religion it is today. In A.D., o-yet-emperor-Constantine w w

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Lord Byron was one of the greatest British poets. He was a leading figure in the Romantic movement that took place during the first half of the 19th c

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MYTH8 chocolate gets you in the rorood for love. FAGT8 But only if you eat an insane arount. Despite its association with love and romance, chocolate

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The documentary White Wilderness captured lemming mass-suicides in action! WHAT THEY LEFT ouT Contrary to what the textbooks say, lemmings don't jump

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Sesame Street teaches the alphabet and other kid stuff. It was banned in Mississippi when it came out. The problem? Sesame Street's portrayal of racia

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Hans Lippershey is the inventor ofthe telescope. Lippershey, a Dutchman, applied for a patent in 1608. The Dutch government -HH refused his patent, an

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MYTH8 BeeR GIVES you ABIG BELLY. FAGT8 SCIENTISTS HAVE FouND no LINK beTween BeeR DRINKING And THE BeeR BELLY. Abdominal obesity has everything to do

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If we don't need an appendix, why is it there? Because early man ate more roughage. The widely-held explanation is that the appendix is an extension o

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WWI Allied Commanders forbade troops from using parachutes. The commanders feared that parachutes would turn pilots into cowards, arguing that they'd

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Sidney Gottlieb dosed strangers with LSD. Gottlieb was an American military psychiatrist who worked with the CIA during the Cold War. Gottlieb headed

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X Henri Poincare was the foremost expert on relativity in the late 19th century and was a most likely the first person to formally present the theory

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UFO ightings have been the stuff of legends gince the 19508. USAINY FORCE AIR US Right around the TiME of the Avro VZ-9AV Avrocar. It was a Canadian f

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The entire crew of the Mary Celeste vanished without explanation, She was found completely intact but completely unmanned, sailing near the Azores in

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You might like to gaze lovingly into your dog's eyes. Your dog sees that as a threat. Dogs avoid eye contact with one another, when they interact. If

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The Ouija IPD Board is Ae M300 NOTH CAROLINA about aS CHEST COMMLINITY ancient and M320 AVENUE PENNSYIVANIA mystical aS LINE SHORT M20O Monopoly. H Ou

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John Q. Adams thought the Earth was hollow. He greenlighted an expedition to prove it, at taxpayer expense. Adams. 2010 Memoirs ofJohn Quincy Adams.

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Before Arlington became a national cemetery, it WAS the home of Robert E Lee. When Lee defected to the Confederate Army, he and his wife abandoned Arl

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The word Fornication refers to having sex in a bread oven. In Roman times, Fornax was the goddess of baking and ovens. The name comes from the word fo

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The Martian mythos exists because of a single letter. In 1877, Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli observed variations in the i terrain on Mars.

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Sergei S. Bryukhonenko reanimated a dog head. He was a Soviet scientist during the Stalin era, and was working on the first heart-lung machine. So he

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MYTHB Sex sells. FAGT8 Sex roakes people forget what you're selling. Studies show that people are half as likely to remember what was advertised in a

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THE ANT BULLET GOT ITS NAMME FROM THE FACT THAT ITS STING HURTS LIKE A IGHNSHOT. ON THE SCHMIDT STING INDEX, BULLET ANTS RATE As THE NUMBER ONE MOST P

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FAST FOOD SALADS ARE WORSE FOR YOU THAN BURGERS. 680 calories 36 grams of fat 780 calories 51 grams of fat For example, a Wendy's Spicy Chicken Caesar

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ulusses S. Grant was famously modest. During the Civil War, he would shower inside his tent. HE MANAGED TO HAVE CHILDREN WITHOUT TAKING OFF HIS CLOTHE