Fact Cards

471. Jennifer-Jennifer Lopez wearing a green Versace dress during the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards subsequently led to the creation of Google's image search.

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472. Napier-When General Napier was asked to respect the Indian custom of burning widows on their husband's funeral pyre, he replied it was English custom to hang murderers.

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473. Nyarri Morgan-Nyarri Morgan was an Australian aboriginal man who had no contact with the Western world until he witnessed - with no context - an atomic test and its resulting effects.

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474. Dolphies-Male dolphins have been known to masturbate by wrapping a live eel around their penis.

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475. Chuck Feeney-Former billionaire Chuck Feeney secretly gave away his $8 billion fortune over many years until a business dispute inadvertently revealed his identity. He gave away his last $7 million in 2016.

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476. WWII Jews-After WWII some Jews faced fines for not having paid rent on their homes while they were incarcerated in concentration camps.

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477. Albert Gunton-Albert Gunton was a London city bus driver who in 1952 found himself driving his route crossing Tower Bridge when the bridge began to rise to allow a ship to pass. He accelerated and jumped the gap, and was awarded £10 for bravery.

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478. Pete Maravich-When he was 26, Pete Maravich said: ‘I don't want to play 10 years in the NBA and die of a heart attack at age 40’ in an interview. He went on to play 10 years in the NBA, and died of a heart attack at age 40.

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479. kYO fossilized human-20,000-year-old fossilized human footprints were discovered in Australia which indicates the man who made them was running at the speed of a modern Olympic sprinter, barefoot, in the sand.

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480. Nutella-Nutella has very few hazelnuts and is actually 58% sugar and is 32% fat, most of which is palm oil.

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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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