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101. Aubrey Plaza-Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Rec, Scott Pilgrim vs The World) suffered a stroke leaving her temporarily paralyzed and aphasic (unable to speak) in 2004. Since then she has fully recovered.

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102. Beethovan Challenge-When Beethoven was challenged to an improvisation duel by one of his rivals named Steibelt, Beethoven took a piece of Steibelt's music, turned it upside down, played it, then improvised on that theme for over an hour. Steibelt simply left halfway through.

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103. Sikh Langar-Anybody can walk into a Sikh temple after prayers and partake of the free communal meal called Langar. The meal, a symbol of equality and community is given to anybody who wishes to partake, without any expectation of payment.

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104. Fart Contamination-A nurse wanted to know if her farts were contaminating equipment in the lab. The doctor and a microbiologist tested the hypothesis by having a colleague fart clothed then naked onto two Petri dishes. The conclusion was that clothing acts as a filter, but naked farts can cause contamination.

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105. Pregnancy Stem Cells-If a pregnant mother suffers organ damage during the pregnancy the fetus can send stem cells to help repair the damage.

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106. Ossip Bernstein -Ossip Bernstein was a famous chess grandmaster, who was sentenced to death by the Bolsheviks in 1918. While he was facing the firing squad, a Russian officer that heard his name offered him the chance to prove his identity in a game of chess. He beat the officer and was released.

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107. Maya Lin-Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam Wall, got a ‘B’ in her architecture class for her design from her professor who also submitted a design for the wall, losing to his student.

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108. Bryan Cranston-The writers of Malcom in the Middle had a game called ‘What won't Bryan [Cranston] do?’ that culminated in him wearing the infamous suit of bees. They gave up and changed it to ‘What can't Bryan do?’ which saw Hal disco-skating, washing a car in Daisy Dukes, and painting with his full body.

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109. LOTR Party-After sweeping the 2004 Oscars, Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood skipped all official celebrations in favor of attending a LOTR fan party.

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110. Abraham Lincoln-Abraham Lincoln was an elite wrestler in his days before politics. He once challenged a crowd, saying, ‘I’m the big buck of this lick. If any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns.' The challenge went unanswered.

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16 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.

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