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1341. Salma Hayek-During a UNICEF goodwill trip to Sierra Leone in 2008, Salma Hayek breastfed a local infant. The sick 1-week-old baby had been born the same day but a year later than her daughter, who had not yet been weaned.

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1342. Prince-Prince is the sole credit on his first album. He sang all the parts and played all the instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes piano, synth bass, various keyboard synths by Oberheim, Moog and Arp, orchestra bells, drums, percussion and bass guitar.

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1343. Operation Restore Hope-George H.W. Bush ordered emergency airlifts of food and supplies to Somalia in 1992. “Operation Restore Hope” helped the starving country by protecting food shipments from the warlords. By helping to end the famine, American forces saved around 100,000 lives.

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1344. Officer John Parker-Officer John Parker who was Lincoln’s bodyguard had previously been reprimanded for drinking on the job and he was not at his post to protect POTUS the night Lincoln died. Instead, he was at the Star Saloon next door drinking; the same saloon where John Wilkes Booth was seeking the liquid courage to assassinate the President.

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1345. Oh My God Particle-The Oh-My-God particle detected over Utah in 1991 was probably a proton traveling at about 99.99999999999999999999951% the speed of light. It is the fastest moving object ever recorded and it carried the same kinetic energy as a baseball traveling at 90 kilometers an hour (50 mph).

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1346. Sex Pistols-The Sex Pistols were once asked by their manager to write a song called “Submission”, hoping that they would write a song about bondage. Instead, they wrote a song about a submarine mission.

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1347. László Polgár-Psychologist László Polgár theorized that any child could become a genius in a chosen field with early training. As an experiment, he trained his daughters in chess from age 4. All three went on to become chess prodigies, and the youngest, Judit, is considered the best female player in history.

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1348. John F. Kennedy-John F. Kennedy enjoyed a

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1349. Big Bang Theory-In 2007,

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1350. Geoffrey Tandy-The UK military recruiter mistook “cryptogamist” (algae expert) for “cryptogramist” and sent Geoffrey Tandy to join the code breakers. He wasn't so useful until captured German papers arrived water-logged. With his expertise, they salvaged them, cracked the code, and hastened the victory.

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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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