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1151. Halle Berry-When Halle Berry won the Worst Actor Razzie award for her role in Catwoman, she showed up in person to collect the award. She spoke while holding her Academy Award from Monster's Ball in one hand and the Razzie in the other.

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1152. Walter Palmer-Before killing Cecil the lion, Walter Palmer was penalized $2938 for illegally killing a black bear in Wisconsin in 2006. He even tried to bribe his guides with $20,000 to cover it up.

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1153. Helicopter-The two parts of the word “helicopter” are not “heli” and “copter”, but “helico” meaning spiral, and “pter” meaning one with wings, like the pterodactyl.

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1154. Justin Wright Wall-E-The Pixar movie WALL-E is dedicated to Justin Wright. Justin was 12 when he had a heart transplant and his make-a-wish was to visit Pixar. He survived the transplant and later became an animator at Pixar. He died of a massive heart attack 3 months before the movie’s release. Films he contributed to include The Incredibles (2004) Ratatouille (2007) and WALL-E (2008).

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1155. Hookworm Lazy Southerners-The 19th Century stereotype of

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1156. D20 Dice-The oldest D20 dice was uncovered in Egypt and it dates back to 30 B.C.

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1157. Honey Badger-The skin of a Honey Badger is tough enough to resist several machete blows and is almost impervious to arrows and spears.

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1158. Johnny Cash-Before he was a famous musician Johnny Cash was a military code breaker for the US Air Force. He worked as an as a Morse Intercept Operator in Germany, handling the hardest jobs, intercepting Russian intelligence and deciphering code transmissions. He copied the 1st news of Stalin’s death.

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1159. 2 Dollar Bill-In 2016, an 8th grader at Middle School in Houston, Texas tried to pay for her lunch with a 2 Dollar Bill that had been given to her by her grandmother. The police were called because the school thought it was fake and investigated where the bill had been obtained. In the end, the bill was real.

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1160. Vesna Vulović-In 1972, Serbian flight attendant Vesna Vulovic survived the highest fall without a parachute: 10,160 meters (33,330 ft). Her fall took place after an explosion aboard Yugoslav Airlines Flight 367 caused it to crash in Czechoslovakia. She was the sole survivor of the crash.

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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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