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1031. Kate Beckinsale-Had Kate Beckinsale been unable to portray Lori Quaid in the 2012 ‘Total Recall’ remake, she would’ve made a cameo appearance as the three-breasted lady.

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1032. Paris Prisoners Mississippi-In 1719, prisoners in Paris were offered freedom if they married prostitutes and moved to Mississippi.

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1033. Horace Grant-NBA player Horace Grant kept wearing goggles, even after getting LASIK, just to make kids with glasses feel better about their eyewear.

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1034. Danny Devito-Danny Devito is only about 5 inches taller than Peter Dinklage, yet is not considered a dwarf. Both men tower over Verne ‘Mini-Me’ Troyer, who stands at 2'8

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1035. Morbidly obese-In 1965, a morbidly obese man didn't eat food for over an entire year. The 27 year old was 456lbs and was put under an experimental fast by doctors. He ingested only multivitamins and potassium tablets for 382 days and defecated once every 40 to 50 days. He ended up losing 275lbs.

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1036. Insulin-In 1922, scientists went to a hospital ward with comatose children, dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. They went from bed to bed injecting the kids with a new extract named insulin. As they injected the last comatose child, the first one injected began to awaken.

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1037. Moana-The movie 'Moana' was changed to 'Oceania' in Italy because there was a porn star named Moana already in Italy.

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1038. Information Storage-A fundamental limit exists on the amount of information that can be stored in a given space: about 10^69 bits per square meter. Regardless of technological advancement, any attempt to condense information further will cause the storage medium to collapse into a black hole.

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1039. John Nicholson-In 1857, British soldier John Nicholson burst into an officers’ dinner and said: 'I am sorry, gentlemen, to have kept you waiting for your dinner, but I have been hanging your cooks.

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1040. Norman Rockwell-When American author and painter Norman Rockwell tried to enlist in the Navy during WW1, he was rejected for being 8 pounds underweight. He successfully enlisted the next day after spending the night gorging himself on bananas, liquids and doughnuts.

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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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