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1411. Evangeline Lilly-Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) does not feature in the Lord of the Rings because her character was made-up by Peter Jackson. He met Lilly after he finished filming the first Trilogy and liked her so much that he promised to include her in Hobbit. When they started filming Hobbit, he called her to bring Tauriel’s character to life.

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1412. Dr. Amanda Hess-A Kentucky Doctor named Amanda Hess who was in the hospital preparing to give birth put her own delivery on hold to deliver another woman’s baby after hearing that the child was in distress and her doctor had left the hospital for a break. After the on-call doctor came back Dr. Hess went ahead and had her own baby.

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1413. New Yorker Teeth-You are 10 times more likely to get bitten by a New Yorker than a shark.

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1414. Viggo Mortensen Horse-Viggo Mortensen purchased the horse he rode in “Lord of The Rings.” The horse had a hard time adjusting to the lights and sounds on set and it took a while for them to get in sync. “We got through it together and became friends. I wanted to stay in touch with him,” said Viggo.

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1415. Blind Masseurs-In South Korea, only visually impaired people can be licensed masseurs. This rule dates back over 100 years to a Japanese colonial rule set up to guarantee the blind a livelihood.

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1416. Chris Cornell Chester Bennington-After vocalist Chris Cornell committed suicide, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington performed “Hallelujah” at his funeral. 2 months later, following Bennington’s death, Cornell’s 12-year-old daughter (who was also Bennington’s goddaughter) performed “Hallelujah” as a tribute to the both of them.

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1417. Inattentional deafness-When someone is concentrating on a visual task like reading, playing games, or watching television and are unresponsive to you talking, they aren't ignoring you necessarily, they may not be hearing you at all. This phenomenon is called inattentional deafness.

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1418. Ron Swanson-The creators of “Parks and Recreation” did research for the show by interviewing actual government officials. One official said, “Well, I’m a libertarian, so I don’t really believe in the mission of my job. Yes, I’m aware of the irony.” This was how the character of Ron Swanson was born.

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1419. Africa by Toto-The song ‘Africa’ by Toto is actually about a boy “trying to write a song on Africa, but since he’s never been there, he can only tell what he’s seen on TV or remembers in the past.” This explains the apparently inaccurate line about Kilimanjaro rising above the Serengeti.

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1420. Charles Herbert Lightoller-Charles Herbert Lightoller, the second officer of the Titanic stayed onboard till the end and was trapped underwater until a boiler explosion set him free. Later, he volunteered in World War 2 and helped evacuate over 120 men from Dunkirk.

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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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