Fact Cards

121. Spice Girls-The Spice Girls ran away from the people who put the group together before signing a contract and stole the master recordings of their songs, which they demoed around to get a new manager.


122. Seaweed cows-Adding at type of seaweed to the diet of cows reduced their methane production by 70%.


123. Ulysses Grant-While penniless and dying, Ulysses S. Grant wrote a book of memoirs so his wife could live off of the royalties. Mark Twain heard the best royalty offer was 10% and immediately offered Grant 75%. Grant's book, was critical and commercial success giving his wife about $450,000 in royalties.


124. Russian MIG Pilot Defected-A Russian MIG Pilot defected during the cold war along with his aircraft. When he arrived in the USA, he was concinved the CIA had specially stocked the grocery stores he went to because he couldn't believe the vast array of products on sale.


125. Suicide Bomber Phone Triggered-A suicide bomber planning on detonating in Moscow at New Year's Eve used her phone as trigger. When her mobile phone company sent her a spam message, the bomb detonated, killing only herself.


126. Mouse in Mountain Dew-A man once tried to sue Pepsi because he found a mouse in his can of Mountain Dew, Pepsi defended the case by proving that Mountain Dew can dissolve a mouse in a few months.


127. US Millatery Sends Dr to Chicago-The US military sends its doctors to Chicago to give them practice for gunshot wounds.


128. Max Yasgur-Max Yasgur is the man who hosted Woodstock on his dairy farm. He got threats from his neighbors, but said:


129. Parking in San Francisco-Parking in San Francisco is so scarce that the parking spot attached to your property can add up to 100K to the property's value.


130. Poon Lim Longest-The longest anyone has ever survived in a shipwrecked raft was 133 days by a Chinese man named Poon Lim. He survived the ordeal by fishing, drinking bird blood and killing a shark with a jun of water. He died exactly 23 years ago at the age of 72.





  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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