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561. Alison Brie-Before Alison Brie was cast in Mad Men, she worked as a clown at children's birthday parties.

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562. John anglin escaped-While John and Clarence Anglin, 2 of the 3 men who ever escaped from Alcatraz, were officially reported to have drowned in the bay, their mother received flowers anonymously every Mother's Day until she died, and two very tall unknown women were reported to have attended her funeral.

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563. Declawing-Declawing a cat amputates a joint and is illegal in most countries.

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564. Joseph Gordon Levitt-Levitt-When he was a child, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's parents bribed him into doing commercials with the promise that he would be able to buy anything he wanted with his earnings. His purchase of choice was his very own 'Street Fighter 2' arcade machine.

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565. Nigel Richards-New Zealander Nigel Richards memorized the French Scrabble dictionary in just 9 weeks and won the French-language Scrabble World Championship despite not knowing the language.

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566. Skunk cabbage-The Skunk Cabbage is one of a few plants that generates its own heat, 20 degrees Celsius/36 degrees Fahrenheit on average, above the outside air temperature. This allows the plant to melt the snow and flower while snow is still on the ground.

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567. Santa Claus University-There is a Santa Claus University that teaches professional Santa Claus skills like toy knowledge, poses, and how to avoid the law suit. A top-level Santa Claus can make up to $100,000 a year.

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568. Millwall brick-The Millwall brick is an improvised bludgeon weapon made by rolling a newspaper and then folding it in the middleIt is named after the supporters of the English football club Millwall.

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569. Zabibah saddam hussein-In 2000, a romance novel tilted Zabibah and the King was published in Iraq, quickly becoming a best seller. Soon after, it was found out that the book was originally published and written anonymously by Saddam Hussein.

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570. Tony Stein-On the first day of the assault on Iwo Jima, Corporal Tony Stein cleared multiple enemy pillboxes using his custom M1919 machine gun named ‘Stringer.’ During the assault, he made a total of 8 trips back to the beach to reolad on ammunition and carried a wounded soldier on his back each trip. He was killed in action 10 days later and posthumously received Medal of Honor.

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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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