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1501. Halle Berry-Actress Halle Berry was once in an abusive relationship with co-actor Wesley Snipes. At one point he hit her so hard she lost 80% of her hearing in one ear.

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1502. Donald Harvey-A nurse and serial killer named Donald Harvey killed 37 of his patients. He was only caught because a medical examiner, who performed the autopsy on one of his victims had the genetic ability to smell cyanide. This prompted an investigation and Harvey was discovered. In 2017, authorities reported that Harvey had been found in his cell severely beaten. He died two days later.

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1503. Klepetan & Melena-A male stork that has been named Klepetan migrates from South Africa to Croatia every year for the last 15 years to be with Melena, a female stork who can’t fly after she was shot by a hunter. She lives indoors until his return and they stay in a nest on a roof until he leaves. They’ve had over 40 babies as of 2016.

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1504. Xavier X-In 2013, a French businessman named Xavier X died of a heart attack while having sex with a stranger while on a business trip. A French court subsequently ruled that this was an industrial accident and that his wife and family were entitled to compensation.

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1505. Subaru WRX-Subaru WRX owners are the most likely in the USA to have a prior speeding citation, have 2.29 times the number of DUIs and 1.82 times as many at-fault accidents as the national average.

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1506. Tatooine-George Lucas originally envisioned the planet Tatooine in Star Wars to be a jungle planet, but the idea of having to film in a jungle made him feel “itchy,” so he decided to make it a desert planet instead.

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1507. Eunice Shriver Kennedy-Eunice Shriver Kennedy, John F. Kennedy’s older sister, founded an athletics camp in 1962 for children with intellectual disabilities. This camp would go on to evolve into the Special Olympics.

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1508. Christmas Book Flood-Jólabókaflóð (translates to Christmas book flood)is Christmas Eve tradition in Iceland where friends and family get together to exchange books and then they all read them together while eating chocolate and drinking cocoa.

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1509. It’s A Wonderful Life-In 1974, the 1946 movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” fell into the public domain because its studio failed to renew its copyright. As a result, it was aired a lot, which explains why it became so popular even though it flopped in theaters. The studio got back the rights to the movie in 1993.

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1510. Zhenya Tabakov-In 2009, a 7-year-old boy named Zhenya Tabakov was posthumously awarded Russia’s Order of Courage. He died defending his older sister from being raped by a criminal named Sergei Kiyashko in their home. Zhenya stabbed Kiyashko with a kitchen knife. Kiyashko fell down on the floor and let the girl go. She ran for help. Kiyashko then stabbed the second-grader in the back eight times.

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25 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).

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