Cracked.com is our generation’s MAD magazine…even if MAD magazine is still around. Cracked took a page out of history and decided to compile a tome – a compendium if you will – of weird, ridiculous, completely true facts that won’t get you laid, but they definitely have a very good chance of getting you free drinks. At the very least, you’ll be the center of attention at the next party. What sort of unimaginably awesome information could be contained within? Try these on for size: 50% of humans are infected with a parasite that can take over the brain. Francis Crick came up with the most important discovery in genetics history while on LSD. Do you need to know any of these absurd facts? Of course not, but that doesn’t mean you won’t want to.