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1421. Alexandra Daddario-People with blue eyes all have a single, common ancestor. A mutation occurred between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago, up until which we all had brown eyes.

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1422. Slash-Guns and Roses guitarist Slash did not allow the TV show Glee to use any of Guns and Roses' music despite many attempts from producers. He stated, “Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough.”

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1423. Gaslighting-Gaslighting is the act of deliberately making someone think they are going crazy by altering their environment and denying them a sense of reality.

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1424. Danny Trejo-Danny Trejo was addicted to Heroin by the age of 12 and served time in San Quentin prison until he was 25. He’s now been in over 70 films and has a brand of restaurants, bars, and donuts shops valued around $100 million. All his businesses hire what he calls “second chancers” like he was.

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1425. Izaha Akins-In 2016, an Ohio teenager named Izaha Akins fooled an entire school and its officials by pretending to be the State Senator. He was chauffeured, given a tour, and spoke to the high school students about being involved in politics. They only found out when the real Senator showed up the next month.

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1426. Maple syrup-Maple syrup was promoted in the 1800s as a slavery-free alternative to cane sugar: “Suffer not your cup to be sweetened by the blood of slaves.”

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1427. Cihuateotl-In Aztec mythology, giving birth was seen as a woman's battle with the gods to win her child's life. Mothers who succeeded were celebrated, while women who died in childbirth were thought to become vampiric monsters called Cihuateteo, which stole other women's children.

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1428. Derinkuyu-In 1963, a man tore down a wall in his house and noticed an enormous and complex tunnel system behind it. He had rediscovered the ancient underground city of Derinkuyu in Turkey. At its peak, the city could have accommodated as many as 20,000 people and had all the usual amenities found in other underground complexes.

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1429. 1978 Halloween-The budget for the original 1978 film Halloween was so small that the actor playing Michael Myers was paid $20 per day and the original Michael Myers mask was purchased at a local costume shop for $1.29. The film grossed $47 million.

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1430. Dr Denis Mukwege-Dr. Denis Mukwege is a Congolese gynecologist who specializes in female victims of extreme sexual violence. When he was threatened, he exiled with his family, but the Congolese women joined forces to help him come back. He now works in Bukavu in Congo where he is under constant protection from the UN.

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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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