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231. WONDER WOMAN-Wonder Woman has a black sister named Nubia. She was sculpted from black clay just as Diana was sculpted from white clay.

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232. MANSFIELD CUMMING-British spies used semen as invisible ink during WWI and this method was invented by Sir Mansfield Cumming.

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233. CROW GIFTS-Eight-year-old Gabi Mann of Seattle, Washington receives gifts from crows in her garden. She feeds the crows regularly and little ‘treasures’ are given in return including a miniature silver ball, a black button, a blue paper clip, a yellow bead, a blue Lego piece, and a pearl colored heart.

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234. NIKOLA TESLA-There is a statue of Nikola Tesla in Silicon Valley that radiates free Wi-Fi.

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235. SPACESUITS-Spacesuits take 5,000 hours to make and cost around $1 million.

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236. BRITISH POUNDS-The British pound is the world's oldest currency still in use - it is 1200 years old.

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237. CAREGIVERS-In 2006, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia launched a $1.2 million program to retrain prostitutes as nursing-home caregivers. A supporter explained they had 'good people skills, aren't easily disgusted, and have zero fear of physical contact.'

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238. LEFT HAND BASEBALL-In baseball, a left-handed specialist is a relief pitcher who throws left-handed and specializes in pitching to left-handed batters. They frequently enjoy long careers since their pitching arm suffers less stress.

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239. ULCER-To prove that stomach ulcers are caused by bacteria, Barry Marshall drank broth filled with infectious bacteria, got ulcers, then cured himself with antibiotics. In 2005, he won a Nobel Prize.

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240. HIGHEST EARNING ATHLETE-The highest earning athlete of all time was a Roman charioteer named Gaius Appuleius Diocles. Adjusted, he earned approximately $15 billion in prize money alone.

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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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