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401. Jennifer lawrence-Jennifer Lawrence's casting as Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games' films was condemned by many fans and professional critics, who considered her to be too fat for the role of a starving girl.

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402. Town of dull-The town of Dull in Scotland has been twinned with the town of Boring, Oregon since 2012. In 2013 the town of Bland, Australia joined them in what has become known as the 'Trinity of Tedium'.

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403. Otto octopus-At the Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany, an octopus named Otto caused an aquarium power outage by climbing to the edge of his tank and shooting a jet of water at a bright light that was annoying him. He's also been seen juggling hermit crabs, throwing rocks at the glass and re-arranging his tank surroundings.

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404. Izaha akins-In 2015, an 18-year-old boy named Izaha Akins fooled an entire school, multiple police officers, and a car dealership that he was the youngest State Representative ever. He was escorted to the school, given a tour, and spoke to the high school students about being involved in politics.

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405. Pablo piccaso-Pablo Picasso carried a revolver loaded with blanks, which he would shoot at people who asked about the meaning of his paintings.

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406. Thad roberts-In 2001, Thad Roberts; an intern stole moon rocks from NASA, spread the rocks on his bed and had sex on them, resulting in contamination, making the rocks virtually useless to the scientific community. He was sentenced for more than 8 years.

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407. Britons stranded-In 1973, Britons Roger Mallinson and Roger Chapman were stranded 1,575 feet below the ocean when their submarine buoyancy tank inadvertently flooded. They were rescued after 76 hours with only 12 minutes of air remaining. It was the deepest underwater rescue mission in history.

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408. Pi-You only need 40 digits of pi to calculate the circumference of the observable universe to a margin of error of 1 hydrogen atom.

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409. Islam goldenage-During Islam's Golden Age, scientists were paid the equivalent of what pro athletes are paid today.

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410. Chiune Sugihara-Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania during WWII, saved 3000-6000 Jewish lives by unlawfully issuing transit visas so that they could travel to Japanese territory, risking his career and his family's lives.

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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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