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491. Macarena-The 90s hit ‘Macarena’ is actually about a woman named Macarena who cheats on her boyfriend with his two friends while he's being drafted into the army.

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492. Milkman-In 2002, British milkman Steve Leech while doing his rounds saw a shop on fire. He used 320 pints of milk to put it out and was credited with saving 7 other stores. He received the award for ‘Hero Milkman of the Millennium.’

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493. Wife prove lottery-In 2016, Glenda Blackwell of Leicester, North Carolina bought a scratch off lottery ticket to prove a point to her husband that it was a waste of money, but it ended up winning her $1 million.

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494. Diners host-For each episode of his show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, host Guy Fieri invites a family from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For 363 episodes, he's made it a point to ensure the whole family is invited, not just the child battling an illness.

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495. Japan peace flame-In Japan, Hiroshima Peace Flame has been burning continuously since it was lit in 1964, and will remain lit until all nuclear bombs on the planet are destroyed and the planet is free from the threat of nuclear annihilation.

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496. Graham bell-The refrain 'when one door closes, another opens

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497. Cincinnati cowj-A cow named Cincinnati Freedom evaded police officers for 11 days after jumping a six-foot fence to escape a slaughterhouse. After finally being caught, she was given the ‘key to the city’ by Cincinnati's mayor and allowed to live out her days in a NY sanctuary.

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498. Symbolic content-In 1963, a 16-year-old sent a four-question survey to 150 well-known authors (75 of which replied) in order to prove to his English teacher that writers don't intentionally add symbolic content to their books.

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499. GoT friends-Game of Thrones has the same budget ($10 million per episode) as Friends ($10 million per episode).

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500. Hugh OFlaherty-Hugh O'Flaherty was a priest who saved the lives of 6500 Allied soldiers and Jews during WWII by hiding them in farms, homes, and convents. He was a master at disguises and evaded capture by the Gestapo many times earning him the nickname ‘Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican’.

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18 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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