Fact Cards

91. Twinkie Diet-In 2010, a Kansas State University professor went on a Twinkie diet, where he ate mainly Twinkies, Oreos, and Doritos to prove to his students that calorie counting is the important part of losing weight, not nutritional content. He lost 27 pounds in 2 months.

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92. Dolphin Experiment-In the 1960s, there was an experiment to teach dolphins English. A dolphin called Peter did actually learn a few words but actually fell in love with his teacher and also had sexual urges. Consequently, the experiment ended pronto but unfortunately the dolphin couldn't cope and committed suicide.

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93. George Foreman-When George Foreman was asked why he named all 5 of his sons ‘George’ he replied ‘Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton, Evander Holyfield...you let them hit you on the head and see how many names you can think of’.

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94. BB King-In 1949 BB King re-entered a burning music hall to save his favorite $30 Gibson guitar. King later learned the fire was started when two men knocked over a burning barrel of kerosene while fighting over a woman named Lucille. King has named every guitar he's owned Lucille as a reminder.

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95. Richard Nixon-In 1972, President Richard Nixon called Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula before the Super Bowl and recommended he run a certain play. The week prior, he reportedly did the same thing with the Washington Redskins. Both teams ran the plays he suggested; both plays failed. Both teams lost.

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96. Stephen Hawking-On June 28, 2009, Stephen Hawking held a party open to all, complete with hors d'oeuvres and iced champagne, but only publicized the party after it was over so that only time-travellers would know to attend. As expected, nobody showed up to the party.

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97. PS4-In 2014 people created fake $90 PS4 listings on Amazon and showed them to Walmart, thus getting a 90$ PS4 because of their price matching.

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98. Rice fields-Water is used in rice fields to prevent weeds. Rice doesn't actually need that much water, but since it can thrive in such conditions, whereas weeds cannot, it's a natural protection against them.

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99. NZ to AUS migration-When asked for his thoughts on the migration of New Zealanders to Australia, the Prime Minister of New Zealand stated that the ‘annual exodus of Kiwis to Australia raised the average IQ of both countries’.

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100. American Pharoah-Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has sex 3 times every day and his owners charge a $200,000 fee per impregnation, generating about $30,000,000 a year annually.

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19 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.

  5. I really enjoy your site. I visit it regularly at this period of my life to use up time, while entertaining myself, and increase my awareness of life through the amazing insights into stories behind what we often overlook. It is almost therapeutic I would think! For one thing, I feel grateful not to be one of the warped personalities you often report on, but on the other hand, I feel sorry for the suffering that is really behind so many people you note through our shared history, who have the apparency of many successes, but are in fact imperfect and suffering souls like all of us, on the road to something better we hope eh?

    • History gives us an opportunity to look into the mistake our ancestors made, but also the feats they achieved. The lives they suffered, so that the future generations could have the freedom. I am happy to have been part of such an important part of your life, Stuart.

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