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1291. Amy Adams Diane Lane-Amy Adams who played Lois Lane in Man of Steel is only nine years younger than Diane Lane who played Martha Kent, Superman’s mother.

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1292. Luca Brasi-The actor who played Luca Brasi in the Godfather was actually a member of the Colombo crime family sent to monitor the set. Coppola cast him, but due to his nerves, he kept making mistakes and repeating his lines to himself. This was then incorporated into the film as a character trait.

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1293. John Krasinski Captain America-John Krasinski auditioned to be Captain America, but after putting on the costume, he said “I’m not Captain America.”

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1294. Mercedes Pink Noise-Some high-end Mercedes vehicles will play a loud

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1295. Earle Brown-Composer Earle Brown wrote a piece called “Twenty-Five Pages”, which consists of 25 un-numbered pages that can be played in any order, either side up, and each line read as treble or bass clef. It can be played by up to 25 pianos.

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1296. African Hunting Dogs-African Hunting Dogs, the most successful hunters in Africa, ‘vote’ to decide whether to go on a hunt or not. The most important animals in the pack need to only garner around 3 votes and the lesser dogs need about 10 votes.

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1297. Jonathan Hensleigh-Jonathan Hensleigh, the writer of “Die Hard With a Vengeance,” was interrogated by the FBI over his screenplay. The plot Hensleigh devised to rob the bank was so plausible, the FBI wanted to know where he got his information.

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1298. Fragging-During the Vietnam War, there were several instances of US troops deliberately killing their fellow soldier or their superior officer by tossing a grenade into their tent. This was known as “Fragging”. There were nearly 900 known and suspected fragging cases in Vietnam between 1969 and 1972.

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1299. LSD Molecule-Even though the half-life of LSD is only about 30 minutes, its hallucinogenic effects can last up to 18 hours because the molecule gets stuck at an angle within the brain's serotonin receptor and cannot dislodge itself.

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1300. Major Alexis Casdagli-British Major Alexis Casdagli while being a POW started a hobby of stitching while in captivity. His work was so good that it was hung on the wall by the German guards, not realizing the secret message stitched on it. The message ‘God Save the King’ and ‘Fu*K Hitler’ was stitched in Morse code.

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19 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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