Fact Cards

141. Julia hill-Julia ‘Butterfly’ Hill, on December 10, 1997, ascended 180 feet (55 m) up the redwood tree Luna to stave off Pacific Lumber Co. loggers who were clear-cutting. Hill lived on two 6-by-6-foot (1.8 by 1.8 m) platforms for 738 days until a resolution was reached with the logging company.


142. Man killed own kids by arson-In 1992, a man in Texas was sent to death row for murdering his kids by arson. He was executed by lethal injection in 2004. In 2009, through advances in technology, it was found that the fire was likely accidental. According to an expert, ‘There was no item of evidence that indicated arson.


143. Sony bmg rootkit scandal boycott-In 2005, Sony used music CDs to illegally install a rootkit virus on 22 million computers; and when caught, they released an uninstaller that failed to remove the rootkit, installed further programs and illegally collected user information.


144. The Tortoise and the Hare An ambiguous story-There's a version of ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’ where everyone dies in a forest fire because the tortoise, having won the race and therefore seen as the fastest, is given the job of warning everyone.


145. Jacksons hair set on fire on pepsis set-After Michael Jackson's hair was accidentally set on fire during the shooting of a Pepsi commercial in 1983 he chose not to sue but instead asked Pepsi to fund the creation of a burn center.


146. Schizohphrenic mans brain tumor operation-When an aggressive schizophrenic man became so violent that formal psychological testing couldn't be done, doctors performed a CT scan, discovering a brain tumor. They surgically removed it, and he was schizophrenia-free two weeks later.


147. Walt disney created fake MT LOTT company to buy disney world land-Walt Disney created multiple fake companies (like M.T. Lott Real Estate) to buy Florida land in the 1960s. This lets him acquire what is now Disney World while avoiding suspicion and keeping prices low. The stores on Main Street shop windows are the names of those original companies.


148. Wet wipe vs sewerage companys fight over flushable thing-The wet wipe industry and sewerage companies are fighting over what it means to be 'flushable' with the sewerage companies claiming that they had to remove lumps as big as 10 tons from their sewer systems.


149. Stringtown oklahoma speed trapping-Stringtown in Oklahoma has a population of 400. About 76% of the town's 2013 budget came from traffic tickets. After a state investigation into excessive speed trapping, the town's police department was disbanded.


150. John Clem youngest NCO in America Army-John Clem was a drummer boy in the Union Army during the Civil War, who at age 11, shot a Confederate colonel who had demanded his surrender. Promoted to sergeant, he became the youngest NCO in Army history. He retired in 1915 as a general and the last actively-serving veteran of the Civil War.



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  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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