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111. Sharon tate-Steve McQueen's infidelity saved his life. He was supposed to attend the dinner party where the Manson family murdered Sharon Tate and others, but skipped it after he ‘ran into a chickie’.

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112. Margaret Ann Bulkley-50 years before women were allowed to enroll into medical school, Margaret Ann Bulkley dressed as a man for 56 years to study medicine and become her alter-ego, Dr. James Barry. It was only when she died in 1865 that her secret was exposed after 46 years working as an army medical officer.

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113. Keanu Reevs-Keanu Reeves turned down a $10 million offer for the main role in Speed 2, in favor of touring with his band and playing Hamlet in a theater production.

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114. Brian May-Brian May's dad helped him build his famous guitar, but was upset when Brian abandoned his Ph.D. program to join Queen. Brian went on to write ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’—and eventually ‘A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud’, the thesis he finished 36 years later.

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115. 10k Lion-10,000 years ago Lions were the second most widespread land mammal, after humans. They existed across Africa, Eurasia, and America.

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116. Taco Tuesday-The term ‘Taco Tuesday’ is legally owned by Taco John's and they have issued hundreds of cease and desist letters demanding companies stop holding Taco Tuesdays.

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117. James cameron Titanic-Titanic-James Cameron made the movie Titanic to get a dive to the shipwreck funded by the movie studio; not because he particularly wanted to make the movie.

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118. Down syndrome-The average life expectancy for those with Down syndrome has gone from 12 years in 1912 to 25 years in the 1980's, to upwards of 60 years in the developed world today.

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119. Jamie Hynemen Blendo-Jamie Hyneman designed Blendo, a combat robot that was deemed too hazardous for Robot Wars after repeatedly throwing pieces of its opponents over arena walls. It received co-championship status in exchange for withdrawing from the competition.

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120. Hugh Jackman-Hugh Jackman, at 1.90 (6ft3in), stands 30cm taller than Wolverine, portrayed in the comic as 1.60 (5ft3in). When they made X-Men (2000) the filmmakers were forced to shoot Jackman at unusual angles or from the waist up to make him appear shorter, and his co-stars wore platform soles.

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18 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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