Ah, facts - every awkward person's last resort at a party.
Facts are great, when used in the appropriate context. There are a few, however, that should probably not be used at a party. Here are the ten worst offenders.
1. Genghis Khan and Persia
Actually, we’re not even sure how you can casually weave this into a party conversation – “Yeah, these canapés are good and all, but how about this little factoid about Genghis Khan.”
Also, not really sure what a canapé actually is. Also, he killed that many people? Damn…
2. The nightmarish Bobbit worm
Okay, a nine to ten foot long worm? With teeth that can cut through coral? Also has a habit of cutting through other animals?
And it grows back when you cut it into two? And it can be in your freaking aquarium? Please, never mention this to a person at a party. Never, never never.
This is nightmare fuel…
3. The amount of time it takes to grow cancer
Here’s a buzzkill you should never bring up at a party.
One, it starts people questioning their own mortality.
Two, the imagery.