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21. Cuba Honey-There have been no beehive losses in Cuba. Unable to import pesticides due to the embargo, the island now exports valuable organic honey.

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22. Anson Lemmer-In 2005, a 19-year-old pizza delivery boy named Anson Lemmer helped save a man's life by performing CPR on the customer who was turning blue outside the house. He said, ‘I left a pizza boy and came back a pizza man.’ He was tipped $25.

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23. Lulu Pig-A pig named Lulu saved her owner’s life, who was having a heart attack. The pig heard the cries of pain, forced her way out of the yard, ran into the road and ‘played dead’ to stop the traffic. A driver stopped, the pig led him to the trailer where he heard the woman and called 911.

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24. Jambo Gorilla-In 1986, when a 5-year-old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness, a male gorilla named Jambo stood between the boy and the other gorillas in a protective gesture. He even stroked the boy's back. This incident helped create a positive public perception of gorillas.

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25. Malawian Windmill-A Malawian teenager taught himself how to build a windmill out of junk and brought power to his village. He then went on to build a second, larger windmill to power irrigation pumps. He did this all from books he read in the library.

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26. Chiquinho Scarpa-Chiquinho Scarpa, a Brazilian millionaire announced that he would bury his Bentley for his afterlife, for which he got a lot of negative reaction. He later revealed this to be a publicity stunt to raise awareness about organ donations. ‘People bury things that are much more valuable than cars and nobody seems to care.’

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27. J.K. Rowling-Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is the first billionaire to fall off the Forbes billionaire list because of charitable giving. She said, ‘You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.’

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28. No One Dies Alone-In 1986, nurse Sandra Clarke could not stay with a patient who asked her to stay. When she returned, the patient had died alone. In 2001, she started 'No One Dies Alone', a program where volunteers sit with terminal patients who have no one else. The program is now available world-wide.

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29. Webcam tape-Mark Zuckerberg, billionaire and CEO of Facebook, puts tape over his webcam. FBI director James Comey also tapes over his webcam and the American digital rights group EFF sells webcam stickers.

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30. Bloodhound Marathon-An Alabama bloodhound joined a half marathon after her owner let her out to go pee. She ran the entire 13.1 miles and finished 7th.

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19 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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