Fact Cards

621. Karen Gillan-To prepare for the role of Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy, Karen Gillan shaved her head.


622. Frostproof-A town in Florida was named Frostproof as a marketing plot to claim that the town would never have a citrus frost. Less than two years after its founding a frost killed most of the citrus in town.


623. John Leray mathematician-John Leray was a French Mathematician who concealed his proficiency with differential equations to avoid working for the Nazis. While in a POW camp, he developed sheaves, sheaf cohomology, and spectral sequences which are important tools for modern Algebraic Geometry.


624. Robert M-Robert M. Bond, an American Airforce Sergeant found a dead General while he was on his way to work at area 25, a nuclear test area in Nevada. It turns out the General had ejected while flying a captured Russian Mig at Mach 2. The force of the air at that speed instantly snapped his neck and killed him.


625. US GPS free-The United States Airforce provides the use of GPS signals free of charge to the entire world.


626. Steve McQueen-Steve McQueen's infidelity saved his life. He was supposed to attend the dinner party where the Manson family murdered Sharon Tate and others, but skipped it after he ‘ran into a chickie’.


627. Bear killing deal-In 2010, Anar Mammadov, the son of the transport minister in Azerbaijan drunkenly ordered that a restaurant's dancing bear be killed and grilled so that he could eat it. He woke up the next morning, hung over, to a bill for the agreed-upon bear-killing fee of $1.2 million.


628. Central park-More money was spent buying Central Park's land than all of Alaska.


629. Natural nuclear reactor-1.7 billion years ago, there was a natural nuclear reactor that ran for a few hundred thousand years.


630. Ben Salomon WW2 Dentist-When Ben L. Salomon was a regimental surgeon serving in the Pacific theater during WW2, four Japanese soldiers stormed his tent and killed the soldier he was treating. Salomon shot two of them, and headbutted the last. He took up a machine gun and started mowing down enemies. Next day he was found dead after being shot 70 times with nearly 100 enemy soldiers dead in front of him.





  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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