Fact Cards

1191. Amanda Seyfried-Due to the physical demands of singing daily in Les Misérables, none of the cast was allowed alcohol. Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried both admitted it was a challenge to not be able to drink, and Crowe bought Seyfried a bottle of whiskey as a present after filming wrapped.


1192. Social Psychologists-A Yale study has found that sad and lonely introverts are natural born social psychologists. Introverts prone to melancholy are exceptionally good at accurately assessing truths about human social behavior, without formal training or tools.


1193. Disk Galaxies-Astronomers have discovered that all disk galaxies rotate once every billion years, no matter their size or shape.


1194. St. Patrick's Day-The St. Patrick’s Day tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green arose by accident when a group of plumbers used green dye to trace illegal substances that were polluting the river. The dyeing of the river is still sponsored by the local plumbers union.


1195. Socrates-Socrates was very worried that the increasing use of books in education would have the effect of ruining students’ ability to memorize things. We only remember this now because Plato wrote it down. Also, Socrates didn’t write anything down or publish any works. All we know of Socrates is thanks to Plato's relentless note keeping.


1196. Teddy Roosevelt-Upon hearing about the death of Teddy Roosevelt, Vice President Thomas R. Marshal declared “death had to take him in his sleep, for if he was awake there’d have been a fight.”


1197. Robert Williams-Robert Williams, a Ford assembly line worker, is the first human in history to have been killed by a robot. He was hit by a robotic arm in 1979.


1198. Flexitarianism-Flexitarianism / Semi-Vegetarianism is a new movement that is trying to encourage people to eat more plant-based diets without going strict anti-meat.


1199. Sea urchin-“Urchin” is just another word for hedgehog. This is where sea urchins get their name. They are hedgehogs of the sea.


1200. Robert Smalls-In 1861, a slave named Robert Smalls freed himself, his crew and their families by overtaking Confederate ship, CSS Planter, and sailing it north. The ship had a code book which helped them pass through Confederate States of America checkpoints. He became new captain of the ship and convinced Abraham Lincoln to admit African-Americans into the Army.



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  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.


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