Fact Cards

1931. Buried at Sea-It is 100% legal to be buried at sea in the USA. You basically wrap the dead body in a sheet with some weights, at least 3 miles from shore and throw it off the boat. The Navy even has a program to assist veterans of the armed services.

Source

1932. 1812 Overture-Tchaikovsky's “1812 Overture” was written to include cannons firing and cathedral bells, but synchronizing them with an orchestra proved all but impossible. It wasn't until 1954 that composer Antal Doráti mixed a studio recording of the composition with cannons and bells, that it was finally played as it was intended.

Source

1933. Batman’s Suit-Batman's suit, arsenal of awesome gadgets, and his secret identity were not created by Bob Kane. Gotham City was not even created by him. All these creations belong to Bill Finger, who died penniless while Kane did everything he could to suppress Finger’s involvement in creating the character.

Source

1934. Manhattan Project-The details of the Manhattan Project were so secret that many workers working on the project had no idea why they did their jobs. A laundrywoman had a dedicated duty to

Source

1935. Californian Law-California law allows employees to take two hours of paid time off, in the beginning or end of the work day, to vote on Election Day.

Source

1936. Janet Frame-New Zealand author Janet Frame was falsely diagnosed as schizophrenic and was scheduled to be lobotomized. Several days before the procedure, she won New Zealand's most prestigious literary prize, convincing doctors to cancel the procedure.

Source

1937. Fossilized human footprints-The 20,000-year-old fossilized human footprints which have been discovered in Australia indicate that the man who made them, was running at speeds comparable to a modern Olympic sprinter. He even did it barefoot and in sand.

Source

1938. John F. Kennedy-John F. Kennedy enjoyed a

Source

1939. Biz Markie-Biz Markie was not supposed to sing the chorus in his hit song

Source

1940. Ewa Wiśnierska-Ewa Wiśnierska is a German paraglider that got surprised by a thunderstorm and got sucked up by a cumulonimbus cloud to an altitude of 10,000 meters (33,000 feet). She survived temperatures of -50°C and extreme oxygen deprivation at a height higher than the Mount Everest. She however survived the incident.

Source

194
193
192
>>

GO TO FACT#

34 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.

  6. I’m sure it’s like asking a magician how his tricks are done, but I would love to know the workings of the research you have to go through to find/verify everything I’ve read on your site. To say they are entertaining would be an insult. I read several pages daily. I have found them to be fascinating, educational, informative, and downright important.

    When I was a child and went on long road trips with my parents, my Mom would would bring a box of Trivial Pursuit cards to read and ask questions to pass the time for everyone in the car…My Wife now reads these to our kids on our vacations.

    Do you take fact submissions, or do you rely on your own people to research and present them to your team/site? The only thing I can say about your site, is some click ads could be modified or even done away with. Political opinion polls, etc…I would sooner see and ad for shaving cream that some of those useless and probably biased ads (not you, just the people conducting them) But, I love what you do and am so glad that your site exists!

    • Thank you Ryan. It’s the readers like you who keep us going. It gives us immense pleasure to know that you love reading facts on our site. We do take submissions. About 10% of our facts come from submissions. You too can submit facts by filling out this form Contact Us. The ads are what keeps the servers running. We don’t take any donations, use patreon or sell merch on our site so ads are how we generate income. Though, we will take your advice to tone down the ads (we can’t really see what kind of ad our readers see as it’s decided by Google).

  7. 1454: She wasn’t found “shortly” after, which might imply that 911 had tried to help and just didn’t arrive in time; she was found HOURS after.

  8. Each of these pages of facts should have its own page for commenting instead of many fact pages and only one place to comment. I’d also delete my post about each fact having its own page since the aforementioned idea is better, but I can’t.

  9. I love this website I use it all the time and it allows me to attain info that I have been able to use irl all the time. Keep up the great work!

  10. Also Rickinator for 610 killing bears is not a good thing due to most species of bears being endangered it is just a fact/statistic

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here