Fact Cards

851. Helen Mirren-While playing Queen Elizabeth in a stage play, Helen Mirren stayed in character after the show to fulfill a 10 year old boy's dying wish to meet the Queen. They had tea together, and he thought he was with Her Majesty the entire time.

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852. Magazine Printed Programs-In the 1980’s some computer magazines contained code for programs and games printed in them. If you wanted to play these programs you had to type the programs into the computers by hand. Another method was to play the program on the radio. Listeners would record the metallic noise to cassettes and load those programs into their computers.

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853. Solitaire-Microsoft included Solitaire in their operating systems to

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854. Sunken Ships Stolen-Wrecks of many sunken WW2 warships are disappearing right down to the bolts because steel produced before the nuclear age is in huge demand, which is used to manufacture sensitive medical and scientific equipments. Submarine USS Perch has been completely stolen and USS Houston was partially gutted before there was crackdown on wreck diving.

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855. Fat Finger Error-In 2001, a trader at a Swiss financial firm sold 610,000 shares at 6 yen, instead of 6 shares at 610,000 yen, which resulted in a $100 million loss for his company.

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856. Saint Nicholas-One of Saint Nicholas' most famous gifts was giving a poor man enough money for each of his three daughters to have a proper dowry. This allowed the three girls to avoid a lifetime of prostitution to make ends meet.

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857. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter-Prior to his death, American film critic Roger Ebert enjoyed the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, calling it

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858. Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act-In 1996, the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act was created by U.S. Congress to encourage food donation by protecting food vendors from liability for giving unused food to the needy instead of throwing it away.

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859. Korean Truce Talk Flags-During truce talks between North and South Korea, both parties would try to bring a bigger national flag than the other to each meeting. This went on until a special meeting was called to address the size of the flags, as they could no longer fit in the room.

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860. Shackleton Antarctic Expedition-In 1914, Ernest Shackleton led a team to Antarctica, ended up marooned on floating ice for more than a year, sailed 920 miles on a lifeboat through force 9 winds, landed on the wrong side of an inhabited island, trekked through unchartered mountainous terrain for days to reach a settlement. Then he went back to Elephant Island with supplies to rescue the rest of his crew. Everyone survived.

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  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.

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