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1461. Lisa Kudrow-When Lisa Kudrow was cast in Friends, it was decided to make Phoebe the twin sister of Ursula, her character in Mad About You, so that TV audiences wouldn’t get confused about seeing the same actress in back-to-back shows.

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1462. Smoke Break-In 2017, a Japanese company named Piala Inc. awarded its non-smoking employees 6 extra vacation days to compensate for the smoker’s smoke breaks.

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1463. Rooster Crowing-When roosters open their beaks fully, their external auditory canals completely close off. Basically, roosters have built-in earplugs. This helps prevent them from damaging their hearing when they crow.

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1464. Alan Tudyk-Anthony Daniels, who endured years of discomfort in the C-3PO costume, was so annoyed by Alan Tudyk playing K-2SO in Rogue One in the comfort of a motion-capture suit that he cursed at Tudyk. Tudyk later joked that a “fu*k you” from Daniels was among the highest compliments he had ever received.

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1465. Bill Gates-Since 2007 Bill Gates has given away roughly $28 billion dollars, i.e., 48% of his net worth, which has helped save 6 million lives.

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1466. Joe Louis-When world champion boxer Joe Louis voluntarily joined the U.S. Army in 1942 he was asked about his decision to enter the then racially segregated organization. He replied: “Lots of things wrong with America, but Hitler ain't going to fix them.”

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1467. Bar Mitzvah-Some Jewish males are celebrating a second Bar Mitzvah at the age of 83. The Torah states a normal lifespan is 70 years and under that logic an 83-year-old can be considered 13 in a second lifetime. This practice is becoming more common as people are living longer, healthier lives.

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1468. UK Trains-In 2016, a British teenager flew from Essex to Sheffield via Berlin instead of taking the train, because the 1017 mile flight was cheaper than the train ride.

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1469. Jack the Baboon-Jack was a baboon purchased by a railway signalman who lost his legs in an accident. The Baboon began to operate the railway and was eventually given a job and salary. After 9 years of employment in which he never made a mistake, he died of tuberculosis in 1890.

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1470. Killer Tiger-In 1997, a Russian poacher named Vladimir Markov wounded a tiger and stole part of its kill. The tiger found the poacher's cabin, destroyed his belongings, waited at least half a day for him to return, then killed and ate him.

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22 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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