Fact Cards

421. Emilia Clarke-During the filming of Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke (the actress who plays Daenerys Targaryen) was doused in so much fake blood during one scene that she got stuck to a toilet seat during a break.

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422. Seal team-The ‘6’ in SEAL Team 6 was added to throw off the Russians during the Cold War. They wanted Russian intelligence to think five more teams of equal caliber were deployed.

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423. Marteen seen-Actor Martin Sheen has been arrested a total of 66 times for protesting and acts of civil disobedience - most recently in 2007 for trespassing at a Nevada nuclear test facility.

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424. Elizabeth drinks-Queen Elizabeth II has 4 drinks a day - a gin before lunch, a wine during lunch, a dry martini with dinner, and a glass of champagne following dinner.

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425. Sutherland 25-When Kiefer Sutherland found out about a ‘24’ drinking game where you drink every time he says ‘damn it,’ he decided to play along and started saying the phrase as many times as he could in an episode.

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426. Ken allen orangutan-Ken Allen is an orangutan who became famous for escaping from his enclosure at the San Diego Zoo 3 times in the 1980's. He would peacefully stroll around the zoo looking at other animals and never acted aggressively. Other animals even followed his lead and began escaping, too.

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427. Anthony hopkins-After accepting a role in 'The Girl from Petrovka' Anthony Hopkins set out to find the book. Unable to find any for sale, he spotted one on a park bench and snagged it. Two years later he was speaking with the author, who lamented having lost his copy with notes. The same copy Sir Hopkins found.

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428. German officer-A German officer in WWII ordered his soldiers to hold fire to allow the rescue of an American soldier who stepped on a landmine. When no one came the officer went to rescue the soldier but stepped on a landmine himself.

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429. Kirani james-After Kirani James won Grenada's first-ever Olympic gold medal in 2012, the country was so proud that the government held a giant 3-hour celebratory rally attended by thousands, gave him US$186,000, printed new stamps, named a new stadium after him, and built a museum/gym in his home town.

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430. Yusuf bear fight-In 2013, an 80-year-old Russian villager named Yusuf Alchagirov fought a bear with a flurry of punches, kicks, and headbutts before the bear threw him off of a cliff. He survived.

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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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