Fact Cards

221. Carrie fisher-Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford were drunk in the scene where Leia and Solo arrive at Cloud City in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ due to partying all night into the morning with the Rolling Stones and Eric Idle.


222. normandy invasion bagpiper-During the Normandy Invasion, a Scottish Piper named Bill Millin played his bagpipes while the carnage erupted. He later asked the only reason a Scottish bagpiper wasn't shot by German snipers on D-Day was that they believed he had gone crazy.


223. tigers revenge-Tigers can, and will, take revenge on those who have wronged them. They are one of the most vengeful animals on the planet.


224. mayonnaise-After 1250 gallons of mayonnaise went bad at Michigan State University last year (2016), the school's Sustainability Officer used an anaerobic digester to turn it into energy and power part of the campus.


225. Iron sheikh-‘The Iron Sheik’ a professional wrestler, planned to kill the man who murdered his daughter by slitting his throat with a razor he hid in his mouth in the courtroom court. His family surrounded him and talked him out of it. Instead, as a tribute to his daughter, he quit drugs and got his life back on track.


226. whynot-The city of Whynot, North Carolina has it's name because as residents were arguing over a name for the city, some bloke stood up and said: ‘Why not name the town Why Not and let's go home?’ And so they did.


227. Henry Tandey and Hiler-Adolf Hitler claimed to have been spared by British soldier Henry Tandey. Tandey recalled that a weary German soldier wandered into his line of fire. He was wounded and did not even attempt to raise his own rifle. Tandey chose not to shoot.


228. nfl no female rules-The NFL has no written rule against female players; women would, in fact, be allowed if they met the league's eligibility requirements.


229. matthew McCo-When Matthew McConaughey was arrested for possession of marijuana in 1999, police found him playing the bongos and dancing, naked, while another man joined in and clapped along.


230. ring of Silvianus-140 years after an ancient stolen ring was found on a rural farm, a tablet was found at another site ('Among those who bear the name of Senicianus to none grant health until he bring back the ring to the temple of Nodens'). One of the scholars who translated it: Oxford prof. J R R Tolkien.





  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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