Fact Cards

301. Mae jamison-Mae Jemison, the first female African-American astronaut, was inspired to apply to NASA by the Star Trek character, Lieutenant Uhura. Jemison later went on to make a cameo appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation.


302. Jordan MJ-Jordan Chandler sternly denied the allegations that Michael Jackson abused him until after he was administered sodium amytal [a drug known to enable false memories to be implanted] by his dentist father who had first made the allegations before his son did.


303. Coldwar condom-During the Cold War, the CIA considered airdropping enormous condoms labeled ‘medium’ over the Soviet Union to demoralize the Soviet male population.


304. Steven tyler-Steven Tyler did so many drugs that he forgot that he recorded certain songs. Upon hearing ‘Toys in the Attic’, he said 'Hey! That’s great! We should cover this. Who is it?' Joe Perry responded, ‘It's us, fuckhead.’


305. Sun-Our sun accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass in our solar system.


306. Northamerica-There are more trees in North America than there were 100 years ago.


307. Cancer scam-The Federal Trade Commission says, four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients.


308. Grin death-There's a highly poisonous plant named Water Dropworts normally found in Eastern Asia that leaves you with a grin after death, like a real life Joker Toxin.


309. Aaron fb-Aaron Greenspan, a tech wizard who shared the same dorm with Mark Zuckerberg, built a Facebook-y site long before Facebook was built, but was (allegedly) given no credit when he claims (with documented proof) that Zuckerberg took inspiration from and copied off his product to build Facebook.


310. Captain jonthan-On December 19, 1854, a gold rush prospector, Captain Jonathan R. Davis, single-handedly fought off a band of fourteen murdering outlaws. Armed with two Colt revolvers and a Bowie knife he stood his ground, killing eleven of the attackers while sustaining only superficial wounds himself.





  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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