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1021. Emma Watson-Emma Watson was to wear fake buck teeth while filming the first Harry Potter film, to match her appearance to how the novel describes Hermoine, but the idea was dropped when she couldn’t talk clearly with fake teeth.

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1022. Platonic Friendship-Plato believed that love between friends encouraged a higher level of consciousness and intimacy than physical love, and should be more highly regarded (hence 'platonic' relationships).

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1023. Capt Bertrand Piccard-In 2016, Capt Bertrand Piccard was the first person to fly around the world in a plane powered entirely by the sun; 25,000 miles without a drop of fuel. His great uncle, Jean Felix Piccard, was a high-altitude balloonist and inspired Gene Roddenberry to create the STNG character Capt Jean-Luc Picard.

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1024. Pacing while on Phone-The reason some people feel the need to pace while on the phone is because when you talk on the phone, your brain is lacking the visual feedback it usually receives from face-to-face conversation, and begins to translate emotional responses into physical movements.

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1025. Rainn Wilson-Rainn Wilson of ‘the Office’ initially auditioned for the role of Michael. Instead he was offered the role of Dwight, demoting him to assistant to the regional manager before the show even began.

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1026. Stephen Hawking Party-In 2009 Stephen Hawking held a party open to all, but only publicized the party after it was over so that only time-travellers would know to attend. As expected, nobody showed up to the party.

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1027. Sweatpants Philadelphia-Philadelphia leads the nation in sweatpants purchases per capita.

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1028. Richard Karn-Richard Karn, the actor who played Al on Home Improvement, heard about the role after receiving a traffic citation, going to traffic school and sitting beside an agent who told him about a casting session for the show.

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1029. Gay Bob-'Gay Bob' was one of the first homosexual dolls ever made. The anatomically-correct doll came out in the 1978 amid tons of controversy. The doll was stored in a box made to look like a closet. Esquire awarded the toy the 'Dubious Achievement Award' and the toy sold remarkably well throughout the year.

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1030. Liu Bang-The Han Dynasty was founded by a sheriff named Liu Bang. He was once transporting convicts when several escaped. Knowing the punishment for this was death, he freed the rest and organized many into a rebel band, eventually going on to help overthrow the ruling Qin Dynasty and install himself as the Emperor.

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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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