20 Trivia Facts of the Week

20 Trivia Facts of the Week

What are some of the newest and most interesting 20 trivia facts of the week? Thanks to Redditors who want to share their discoveries, here are some of the most interesting bits and pieces of trivia as pointed out by various individuals who made the most interesting finds.

1. Cunningham's Law states that "The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer." - Submitted by gruasty.

True enough, is there anything folks on the Internet like more than to prove they are the smartest person in the room?

2. Alfred Hitchcock was notoriously hard on actors. He was once quoted as saying "Actors are cattle" which understandably, caused some controversy. He later clarified that this was a misquote and what he actually said was, "Actors should be treated as cattle."- Submitted by pap00king.

3. The ashes of the man who discovered the planet Pluto (don't you dare say it is not a planet) are currently on their way there. - Submitted by devon_lol.

4. When astronaut Alan Shepard was asked by reporters what he was thinking about as he sat on top of the Redstone rocket, waiting for liftoff he replied, "The fact that every part of this ship was build by the low bidder." - Submitted by Lotabootang.

5. The N64 smash hit game, "Goldeneye" was developed by a very small and inexperienced team. In fact, the team only had 10 developers and eight of them had never even worked on video games before. - Submitted by joecooool418.

6. Gambling is illegal in Japan and gambling institutions get around the law by giving out prizes instead of cash. The winner can then sell the prizes back to the establishment for cash. - Submitted by hoikarnage.

Thank goodness for loopholes, eh? Keep reading for the rest of the 20 trivia facts of the week.

7. The original Super Mario Brothers game actually contained 256 "hidden" glitch-filled levels that could be accessed when the user swapped their cartridge for "Tennis" without turning it off. Here is a link about the glitched Mario levels in case you want to take a look. - Submitted by Vinnyb90.

8. George C Scott refused to accept the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1971 and described the whole event as "a two-hour meat parade." - Submitted by Tadhg.

Perhaps some other actors could learn a thing or two about being humble from him?

9. The CDC has an actual "Zombie Plan" in place. Although it was started as a joke campaign, it evolved into real training and countermeasures because according to the CDC, "If you are well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack." - Submitted by MikiLove.

10. John Browning fired the m1917 machine gun for 48 minutes straight in a demonstration. The US army adapted it as their standard machine gun shortly after. - Submitted by MrAbracks.

11. Government vehicles in Cuba are legally required to pick up any hitchhikers. - Submitted by L_Uppercut.

12. Al Capone received his infamous scars while he was working in a bar and told a woman, "You got a nice ass" in front of her brother. - Submitted by two_doors__Down.

13. John Cazale who played Fredo Corleone from The Godfather only appeared in five films in his lifetime. Five of them were nominated for Best Picture in the Academy Awards and three of them one. - Submitted by elchip.

14. 25 percent of Toblerone chocolate is sold at duty free shops. - Submitted by sirtonedef.

15. Historically, adding milk to tea was a sign of wealth as pouring tea into low-quality porcelain would break the cup. - Submitted by ckelly94.

16. One time, a man noticed his food kept disappearing so he set up a webcam and discovered that a woman had been living in his closet for a year. Talk about cheap rent! - Submitted by JALevine.

17. On its return trip from deployment to the Persian Gulf in 2002, the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis stopped in Freemantle, Australia. The sailors wore out the sex workers at the local brothel and forced it to temporarily close. - Submitted by 42_24.

18. The KKK adopted a stretch of highway near St. Louis in 2000 and the MO government responded by renaming the road to the "Rosa Parks Highway." - Submitted by AlFateyourcat.

19. We all knew the Star Wars movie were heavy in CGI, but did you know that no physical clone trooper armour was ever produced for the prequels? It was all CGI. - Submitted by spartanss300.

20. Eating asparagus affects the smell of urine but thankfully, only 22 percent of the population actually have the gene to smell it. - Submitted by meowmix-.

And that concludes the 20 trivia facts of the week. Leave a comment below with your thoughts!

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