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2021. Gulf War Trenches-During the Gulf War, Saddam Hussein built a defensive line filled with trenches and tunnels, hoping to engage the coalition in World War 1-style trench warfare. Instead, the US forces just charged with modified bulldozers and simply plowed through the Iraqi trenches, burying their soldiers alive.

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2022. Heinrich Muller-The Nazi head of the Gestapo during World War 2, Heinrich Muller, was never found. Multiple conflicting stories about his death or survival exist, and he's one of the highest ranking 'missing' Nazis. His search was complicated by the fact that

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2023. Sushi Grade Regulations-Sushi grade and Sashimi grade fish are actually super frozen fish, not fresh fish. It is frozen below - 60°F. Any supplier can claim to sell sushi grade fish as there are no regulations in the USA in this regard.

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2024. Production of ALF-Production on the American television sitcom ALF was tense. The set was elevated and full of trap doors constantly being reset. Due to similar technical issues, the 30 minute show took 20 to 25 hours to shoot. On one especially stressful day, Max Wright attacked ALF and the two had to be separated.

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2025. Vaginal Mucosa-The surface layers of the vaginal wall are made of mucosal tissue, similar to the tissues that line your mouth, nose, and digestive tract.

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2026. Bhopal Disaster Carelessness-When a poisonous gas leak was found at 11:45 pm immediately before the Bhopal disaster in 1984 that killed thousands, a decision was made to do something about it after the 12:15 am tea break.

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2027. McNamara Morons-In 1967, Pentagon sanctioned 'Project 100,000.' Its goal was to recruit 100,000 American men each year to fight on America’s behalf in the Vietnam War. Many of the recruits were illiterate, had IQs of less than 70, or suffered from other mental or physical impairments. Thousands of such recruits died in combat.

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2028. Terry Nichols-In 2004, Terry Nichols was sentenced to 161 life sentences plus 9,300 years parole for being an accomplice in the Oklahoma City bombing.

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2029. Pedro López-There is a Colombian serial killer named Pedro López who has murdered up to 350 children. He was imprisoned but released after 14 years for

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2030. Singapore’s Car COE-In Singapore, one requires a permit to own a car. Known as the Certificate of Entitlement (COE), it often costs as much as the vehicle itself, if not more. Introduced in 1990, it was implemented to regulate the growing number of cars in the country.

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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

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