Fact Cards

This section is our attempt at bringing little known, interesting and unbelievable facts and tidbits in an easy to read picture format. The images have been optimized to be viewed on any kind of digital screens. If you would like to read more on the subject or want to verify the fact each fact is accompanied by a source link at the bottom.

101 Aubrey Plaza-Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Rec, Scott Pilgrim vs The World) suffered a stroke leaving her temporarily paralyzed and aphasic (unable to speak) in 2004. Since then she has fully recovered.

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102 Beethovan Challenge-When Beethoven was challenged to an improvisation duel by one of his rivals named Steibelt, Beethoven took a piece of Steibelt's music, turned it upside down, played it, then improvised on that theme for over an hour. Steibelt simply left halfway through.

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103 Sikh Langar-Anybody can walk into a Sikh temple after prayers and partake of the free communal meal called Langar. The meal, a symbol of equality and community is given to anybody who wishes to partake, without any expectation of payment.

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104 Fart Contamination-A nurse wanted to know if her farts were contaminating equipment in the lab. The doctor and a microbiologist tested the hypothesis by having a colleague fart clothed then naked onto two Petri dishes. The conclusion was that clothing acts as a filter, but naked farts can cause contamination.

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105 Pregnancy Stem Cells-If a pregnant mother suffers organ damage during the pregnancy the fetus can send stem cells to help repair the damage.

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106 Ossip Bernstein-Ossip Bernstein was a famous chess grandmaster, who was sentenced to death by the Bolsheviks in 1918. While he was facing the firing squad, a Russian officer that heard his name offered him the chance to prove his identity in a game of chess. He beat the officer and was released.

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107 Maya Lin-Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam Wall, got a

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108 Bryan Cranston-The writers of Malcom in the Middle had a game called

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109 LOTR Party-After sweeping the 2004 Oscars, Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood skipped all official celebrations in favor of attending a LOTR fan party.

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110 Abraham Lincoln-Abraham Lincoln was an elite wrestler in his days before politics. He once challenged a crowd, saying,

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