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1051. Sofia Vergara-Colombian actress Sofia Vergara is naturally blonde, but is usually asked to dye her hair brown to appear like a more ‘typical’ Latina.

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1052. Corona Sales Slump-In 1987, Corona sales plummeted when a rumor spread that their workers were peeing in their beer. The company traced its origins back to Heineken, whom Corona sued for $3 million in damages, but their reputation still suffered and their product was referred to as 'Mexican piss water' for years.

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1053. Ben Affleck Blackjack Ban-Ben Affleck is banned for life from playing Blackjack at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas after being caught counting cards.

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1054. Magnetic Protein-Humans actually possess the protein (cryptochromes) needed for the detection of magnetic fields, but our brains don’t seem to have any way to decode the information.

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1055. Axolotls-Axolotls can regenerate limbs, organs and even parts of the brain. They are also 1000x more resistant to cancer than mammals. Despite this, they are critically endangered and almost extinct in the wild.

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1056. Forgotten Fillipino Vets-During WWII about 250,000 Filipinos were promised US Citizenship and Veteran Benefits for aiding the US in fighting Japan. Then US reneged its offer and only about 4000 got any benefits at all.

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1057. Dark Humor High IQ-People with high IQs tend to appreciate dark humor more.

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1058. Clarence Earl Gideon-You are guaranteed a lawyer if you cannot afford one in the U.S. The right to an appointed attorney was established by US Supreme Court after an appeal made by a poor man named Clarence Earl Gideon. He was arrested in 1961 for stealing $5 in change and a few bottles of beer. He said that he should have been given a lawyer despite his lack of money. He was retried and acquitted.

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1059. Danielle Lei-In 2014, 13-year-old Danielle Lei, a Girl Scout in San Francisco made the news by selling cookies outside a marijuana dispensary. She sold 117 boxes in 2 hours.

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1060. Daniel Inouye-While attacking a series of machine gun nests during WW2, Daniel Inouye had most his right arm shot off while arming a grenade. He pried the grenade out of his severed hand and destroyed a bunker with it before finishing the last resistance in the bunker with a one-handed Tommy gun burst. He stayed in the military for 3 years after that.

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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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