Fact Cards

1011. Emilia Clarke-In an attempt to give Daenerys Targaryen purple eyes like in the novels, Emilia Clarke tried to wear color contact lens while shooting her first few scenes in Game of Thrones. The idea was scrapped because it affected her performance.


1012. Lincoln-Lincoln was famous for his self-deprecating sense of humor. When accused of being two-faced, Lincoln replied, 'Honestly, if I were two-faced, would I be showing you this one?'


1013. Elephants-Elephants can recognize themselves in a mirror, and also passed a body awareness test. These two tests are very rarely passed by non-primates.


1014. Coca Cola Hitmen-Coca-Cola was accused of hiring hitmen from a prominent paramilitary group between 1990 and 2002 to kill at least 10 trade union leaders.


1015. Joy Milne-A woman named Joy Milne was able to smell Parkinson's disease. In a study she was able to accurately identify 11/12 patients with Parkinson's and not a year later the last patient was also diagnosed, making her record 12/12. In the two years since this story, scientists have found 10 molecules that create this smell.


1016. Julio Macias Gonzalez Hickey-A 17-year-old boy named Julio Macias Gonzalez from Mexico City died in 2016 after his girlfriend gave him a hickey. The suction resulted in a blood clot, which traveled to his brain, causing a stroke.


1017. Bombing of Tokyo-Along with the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Bombing of Tokyo was just as bad but often overlooked. Over 100,000 people were killed, several times that number injured, and 1,000,000 displaced in a napalm-filled, incendiary bomb attack by 334 low-flying B-29 bombers.


1018. Deep Blue vs Kasparov-In 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue made a completely counter-intuitive move against chess player Garry Kasparov. The move was so bizarre (because it was random) he thought the computer was 1000 moves ahead and had already won. He realized it was so advanced he never had a chance, so he basically gave up and lost the match. It was later revealed that a bug caused the computer to make that move at random.


1019. Janusz Korczak-In 1942, a man named Janusz Korczak accompanied 192 orphans to a concentration camp, refusing to save himself, while cheering and entertaining the children. He boarded the trains with them and was never heard from again.


1020. Zhang Jing­chuan-In 2013, a Chinese mountaineer named Zhang Jing­chuan became the sole survivor of a Taliban execution at a 13,000-foot base camp in Pakistan. He knocked an attacker, sprinted 100 feet, jumped off a cliff and rolled into a ravine. Barefoot and wearing only thermal underwear, he hid there for an hour. Later, he snuck back into the tent to get a jacket and a satellite phone, hiked to safety and called the local emergency line.





  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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