Fact Cards

991. Emily Blunt-Emily Blunt developed a debilitating stutter in her childhood, which couldn't be cured by speech or relaxation coaches. It was cured when she was asked to speak in an accent in a school play.

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992. Rooster crow-The average rooster crow is about 130 decibels, about the same volume as standing 15 meters from a jet taking off. To prevent deafness from their own calls, roosters have evolved soft tissue that covers half of the eardrum while crowing.

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993. Blue Butterflies Mass Graves-There is a species of blue butterfly that feeds only on a specific plant (Artemisia Vulgaris), which seems to prefer the soil above mass graves. Forensic teams have followed blue butterflies in Kosovo to help them uncover the mass grave sites.

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994. Family Wealth-Wealthy families across continents lose some 70% of their wealth by the second generation, and a stunning 90% by the third, according to the Williams Group wealth consultancy.

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995. Carl Emil Pettersson-Carl Emil Pettersson was a Swedish sailor who shipwrecked on an island inhabited by cannibals in 1904. He was captured and taken to a local king, whose daughter fell in love with him. He married, had nine children with her, and became the king after his father-in-law.

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996. Siskiwit Lake-Lake Superior has an island which has a lake which has an island which has a pond which has a boulder, which, when the pond floods, becomes the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake in the world. The biggest island in Lake Superior is Isle Royale. The biggest lake in Isle Royale is Siskiwit Lake. The biggest island in Siskiwit Lake is Ryan Island. The biggest lake in Ryan Island is Moose Flats. The biggest ‘island’ in Moose Flats is Moose Boulder.

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997. Calvin and Hobbes-When Bill Watterson turned down the opportunity to license and merchandise 'Calvin and Hobbes,' it was estimated that he was turning down $300-400 million to maintain the integrity and purity of the comic.

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998. Lord Elrond Action Figure-A Brazilian grandmother prayed to a figurine of St. Anthony for years, only to discover it was an action figure of the elf Lord Elrond from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films.

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999. Riots Infectious Agent-A simple epidemiological model of infectious disease shows how riots can spread. Rioting, infectious disease, and even fake news all have two things in common: An ‘infectious agent’ (an idea or a virus) and a receptive audience. Thus, infection models can be used to describe group behavior.

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1000. Temar Boggs-In 2013, a 15-year-old boy named Temar Boggs chased a car on his bike for 15 minutes to save a 5-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her front yard.

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18 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.

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