Fact Cards

1001. Jennifer Connelly-A part of Jennifer Connelly's finger was bitten off by a chimpanzee while filming a scene for Dario Argento's 1985 ‘Phenomena.’ She was rushed to the ER and had it reattached.

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1002. Usain Bolt-Usain Bolt was offered a position as wide receiver in the NFL and rejected it due to the hits NFL players take.

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1003. James Scott Levee Break-In 1993, Missouri Man named James Scott purposely damaged a levee on the Mississippi River to delay his wife coming home so he could party. He flooded 14,000 acres and was later arrested and convicted of causing a catastrophe and sentenced to life in prison.

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1004. Sales Calls Penalty-The penalty for placing a sales call to a number on the Do Not Call list is $40,654 per call.

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1005. American Sidewinder missile-During the first combat usage of the American Sidewinder missile in 1958, a dud hit an enemy plane and became lodged without exploding. The pilot returned to base, allowing Soviet engineers to study it and reverse-engineer a nearly identical missile for their own use.

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1006. Martha Hughes Cannon-The first female state senator elected in the United States was Martha Hughes Cannon, who was elected in 1897. She was a Mormon polygamous wife, who ran against and defeated her own husband.

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1007. Lene Hau Light Speed-In 1999 physicist Lene Hau led a team at Harvard University that was able to slow down a beam of light to 38mph and in 2001 they successfully stopped a beam of light.

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1008. Christopher Reeve-In 1999 physicist Lene Hau led a team at Harvard University that was able to slow down a beam of light to 38mph and in 2001 they successfully stopped a beam of light.

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1009. Lyudmila Pavlichenko-Christopher Reeve considered suicide after his accident. His wife, Dana, assured him that no matter he decides she will be by his side. He never considered suicide again.

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1010. Aloha Wanderwell-When Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a Soviet sniper, was being promoted for 257 confirmed kills against the invading Germans, her acceptance speech was simply ‘I'll get more’.

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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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