Fact Cards

271. Marlynn-Marilyn Monroe was really good friends with Ella Fitzgerald. Monroe was instrumental in getting Ella past racial barriers to performing and they stayed friend until death.


272. John perry-On September 11th, 2001, Officer John Perry of the NYPD went to headquarters to file retirement paperwork. When he heard the explosion at the world trade center he immediately responded and was later killed when one of the towers collapsed. He was the only off-duty officer killed on 9/11.


273. Seaworld-A newspaper posted a poll asking readers if watching Blackfish -- a documentary critical of SeaWorld for keeping orcas captive - changed their opinions of SeaWorld. The results were ‘No.’ It was later revealed that 55% of the votes came from a single IP-address, hosted by SeaWorld.


274. Ben sought help-A 30-year-old elephant named Ben sought help at a safari lodge after being shot by poachers. The elephant waited patiently near the lodge for the 6 hours it took to a vet to fly in and dress his 3 bullet wounds.


275. Julia stewart-Julia Stewart, who worked as a waitress at an IHOP at 16 years old, worked her way up through various jobs to become a President at Applebees. After being passed over for CEO, she returned to IHOP, became CEO, and later acquired Applebees.


276. Forced piano-When the Soviet Union was pushing towards Berlin, an SS soldier was forced to play piano for his captors. They made it clear in sign language that he would be executed the moment he stopped. He played for 22 hours, after which he collapsed in tears. They congratulated him, then shot him.


277. The beatles-The Beatles helped end racially segregated concerts by refusing to play at segregated events.


278. Annonyms-Anonymous sent thousands of all-black faxes to the Church of Scientology to deplete all their ink cartridges.


279. KitKat-Kit Kat is produced globally by NESTLE, except in the US where it's made by their competitor HERSHEY.


280. Simpsons-The Simpsons' ‘Bart Gets an Elephant’ is based on an episode of ‘The Price is Right’. An elephant was offered as a ‘bonus prize’ as a joke. The real prize was $4,000 but the contestant wanted the elephant. The contestant got his wish & a live elephant from Kenya was delivered to him.





  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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