Fact Cards

501. Taylor swift-Taylor Swift was born into wealth. Her father is ‘a descendant of three generations of bank presidents’ and worked for Merrill Lynch. At the age of 14, her family moved to Nashville where her father purchased a stake in Big Machine, the label to which Swift first signed.

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502. Liza mcpherson-In 1995, Lisa McPherson died after undergoing an ‘Introspection Rundown’ at the Church of Scientology's headquarters in Florida. Her body was found to be dehydrated, underweight and covered in hundreds of insect bites, presumably from cockroaches.

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503. Wrong dress manatee gray-In 2013, a woman named Suzen got furious at Target for naming the color of her plus-size dress ‘Manatee gray’ while the regular-size dress was called ‘dark heather gray’. Target changed the color name and issued an apology.

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504. King jong il-According to his biography, Kim Jong-Il first picked up a golf club in 1994, at North Korea's only golf course, and shot a 38-under par round that included no fewer than 11 holes in one. Satisfied with his performance, he reportedly immediately declared his retirement from the sport.

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505. Hershey bar in WWII-During World War II, Hershey made a bar for US soldiers that was meant to taste so bad, soldiers would only eat it if they were starved.

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506. Swiss couple-In 2010, a Swiss couple in the Maldives paid £820 to have there their wedding vows renewed in the native Dhivehi language. When the wedding video was posted to YouTube, the subtitles revealed that the minister had actually been insulting them, calling them ‘infidels’ and their children ‘bastard swine’.

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507. Patricia-In 1989, a woman named Patricia Stallings was sentenced to life in prison for poisoning her child to death with antifreeze. She gave birth to a second child while in prison, who was given to foster care. He too then became sick with the same symptoms, indicating a genetic metabolic disorder, not poisoning. She was later released.

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508. No to Uber-In 2014, London Black Cabs protested against Uber by bringing gridlock across Central London. Instead of damaging Uber, it brought an 850% increase in downloads of the app and hastened the black cabs' decline.

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509. cent floyd-In 2014, 50 Cent challenged Floyd Mayweather to read one page of a Harry Potter book.

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510. John fox-When American Lieutenant John R. Fox realized that his position was being overrun by enemy troops during World War II, he called in an artillery barrage on himself. When U.S. troops managed a counterattack later that day, they found the lieutenant's body along with those of about a hundred German soldiers.

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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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