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1141. Daisy Ridley-On her very first day on set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams told Rey actress Daisy Ridley her acting was “wooden,” a critique she said almost caused her to cry on set.

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1142. MGM Grand Casino-Las Vegas's MGM Grand Hotel & Casino had its worst financial week ever when it hosted American Physical Society’s annual meeting in 1986. Physicists did not gamble, leaving the gaming floor almost completely empty.

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1143. Herring Coastline Scum-Every year, large parts of the North American western coastline turn milky white as millions of herrings collectively spray thousands of gallons of semen over their spawning grounds to take part in one of the largest mass-fertilizations of the animal kingdom.

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1144. German Shepherd Luna-An 18-month-old German Shepherd named Luna fell off a boat in the Pacific Ocean, swam 2 miles to a nearby island, and survived for 5 weeks by eating mice before she was rescued by a team of Navy staffers. She was found to be slightly under-nourished, but in perfect condition otherwise.

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1145. Guard Dog Tireshop-In June 2017, a tire shop in Fort Worth, Texas, was robbed so often that the owner bought a guard dog. The next time the shop was robbed, the intruders stole the dog.

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1146. Kirk Kerkorian-Kirk Kerkorian, the richest person in Los Angeles, has dispensed more than $200 million and a school, and he has never allowed anything to be named in his honor.

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1147. Tripping Elders-Researchers are purposely tripping the elderly to make them more fall resistant. The therapy involves hooking them into a harness and having trainers shove/nudge/trip them off balance. The harness keeps them from falling and getting hurt while the exercises help train muscles for better balance.

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1148. George Washington-George Washington had Taphephobia, the fear of being buried alive. He was adamant about being put into the morgue 3 days after his death to make sure he wasn’t buried alive.

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1149. Breathalyzer-Alcohol breath doesn’t come from the stomach. Rather it is from ethanol diffusing out of the blood in the lungs. Eating food, chewing gum, or vomiting won't help mask how much alcohol is in your system if you're breathalyzed.

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1150. Beck Weathers-Beck Weathers was left for dead twice after falling into coma while climbing Everest. He spent a night alone in a blizzard, without supplemental oxygen. At some point, his body warmed up and he regained consciousness. Blind, numb and severely frostbitten, he stumbled 300 yards into Camp IV. He was saved in the 2nd highest altitude helicopter rescue in history.

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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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