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1441. Arwen-Arwen was about 2700 years old when she married Aragorn, who was roughly 90.

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1442. Trapped Miners-In 2006, two trapped miners in Australia asked for an iPod with The Foo Fighters music on it to keep their spirits up. After hearing this, Dave Grohl wrote a note saying “I want you to know that when you come home, there are two tickets to any Foos show anywhere, and two cold beers waiting for you”.

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1443. Warranty Void-All “warranty void if removed” stickers are illegal in the US since 1975.

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1444. Brown Trout-Female brown trout will fake ‘orgasms’ when courting with inferior males. She’ll give all the right visual cues as if about to release eggs for fertilization but doesn't. The male will frantically ejaculate, not noticing he’s been duped, and swim away.

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1445. SR 71 Records-When the SR-71 was retired in 1990, it went ahead and set four new world speed records on its way to the museum.

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1446. Whiskey Fire of Dublin-The Great Whiskey Fire of Dublin killed 13 people in 1875. No one actually perished as a result of smoke inhalation or burns. They died of alcohol poisoning by drinking the whiskey flowing through the streets.

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1447. Ratatouille-When released in France in 2007, Ratatouille was not only praised for its technical accuracy and attention to culinary detail, it also drew the 4th highest opening-day attendance in French movie history.

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1448. Dog Brain MRI-MRI of dog's brains has shown that they see owners as family and prioritize the smell of humans over other dogs.

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1449. Adam West Frank Gorshin-Adam West and Frank Gorshin were kicked out of an orgy because they were determined to stay in-character as Batman and the Riddler.

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1450. Kevin Hines-When a man named Kevin Hines jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge he thought he didn’t want to die and that he had made the greatest mistake in his life. He broke his back on impact but was saved from drowning by a sea lion who kept him afloat until rescuers could reach him.

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25 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.

  6. I’m sure it’s like asking a magician how his tricks are done, but I would love to know the workings of the research you have to go through to find/verify everything I’ve read on your site. To say they are entertaining would be an insult. I read several pages daily. I have found them to be fascinating, educational, informative, and downright important.

    When I was a child and went on long road trips with my parents, my Mom would would bring a box of Trivial Pursuit cards to read and ask questions to pass the time for everyone in the car…My Wife now reads these to our kids on our vacations.

    Do you take fact submissions, or do you rely on your own people to research and present them to your team/site? The only thing I can say about your site, is some click ads could be modified or even done away with. Political opinion polls, etc…I would sooner see and ad for shaving cream that some of those useless and probably biased ads (not you, just the people conducting them) But, I love what you do and am so glad that your site exists!

    • Thank you Ryan. It’s the readers like you who keep us going. It gives us immense pleasure to know that you love reading facts on our site. We do take submissions. About 10% of our facts come from submissions. You too can submit facts by filling out this form Contact Us. The ads are what keeps the servers running. We don’t take any donations, use patreon or sell merch on our site so ads are how we generate income. Though, we will take your advice to tone down the ads (we can’t really see what kind of ad our readers see as it’s decided by Google).

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