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1381. Charlize Theron-After arriving in Los Angeles at 19, a broke Charlize Theron tried to cash a check from her mother to pay for rent, but the teller refused. She got into a shouting match with him, drawing the attention of a talent agent behind her, who introduced her to casting agents and an acting school.

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1382. IKEA restaurant-IKEA started serving food in its stores because its owner Ingvar Kamprad learned that many customers were leaving without buying anything due to hunger. Over 1.2 billion hot dogs and 11.6 billion Swedish meatballs have been consumed since its opening.

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1383. Access-There is one character owned by both Marvel and DC, named Access, whose sole purpose is to try to keep both companies' universes separate.

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1384. Phantom traffic jams-Phantom traffic jams (queues of traffic not caused by vehicle collisions or roadworks) are the result of a single driver braking suddenly, causing each successive car to break to a greater degree, creating a wave of stopped or slowed traffic.

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1385. Russian Arctic Flag-In 2007, Russia planted their national flag underwater in hopes of securing the Arctic's potential natural resources. “This isn’t the 15th century,” one foreign minister said. “You can’t go around the world and just plant flags and say, ‘We’re claiming this territory.’

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1386. Jimmy Carter-Jimmy Carter was considered such a long shot candidate that when he told his mother, Lillian, his plans to run for President, she asked him “President of what?”

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1387. Peter Armstrong-In the 1800s, a cult leader named Peter Armstrong gave 600 acres of land to God but the State of Pennsylvania took possession and sold it because the Almighty didn’t pay His taxes.

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1388. Spock-While developing Star Trek, Spock was originally going to be from Mars; however, due to a concern that a Martian landing might take place before the end of the series, his home planet was changed.

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1389. Nachos-Nachos are named after their inventor, Ignacio

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1390. Bullet-In 2010, a Polish man living in Germany was found to have a bullet in his head when he presented to the hospital for headaches. He then recalled that he had received a blow to the head around midnight at a New Year's party 5 years prior but had forgotten about it because he had been “very drunk.”

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Would you mind if I started to post these facts on iFunny? I really think people would love them and I would of course credit and link your website.

  2. Your page (re)numbering makes it almost impossible to find something on your site. The search option doesn’t seem very helpful.. I tried to search for Harris Rosen or Fact #62 after seeing it on Bored Panda, but had to do a brute force search to find this page…

  3. I just went through all the facts pages. A few things I’ve noticed:
    1. #451-#470 (pgs 46 & 47) have images that are broken.
    2. #841-#1140 (pgs 85-114) are complete duplicates of earlier pages.

    • Thank you for your valuable feedback. Last night we implemented a new page numbering system for our fact cards. I really messed up with facts #451-#470 which I have fixed now. I have fixed the other problem too.

  4. Just stumbled onto your site via an Imgur post. Cool stuff.

    Re. one of the citations above: “The oldest D20 dice was uncovered in Egypt…”

    One “die,” many “dice.” The headline in the source given had it right; “Ancient d20 die emerges from the ashes of time.”

    Credibility is always enhanced by proper grammar.

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