Fact Cards

1481. Margot Robbie-After the scene where Margot Robbie has sex with Leonardo DiCaprio on a pile of money in 'Wolf of Wall Street', Robbie ended the scene with her back covered in paper cuts from the fake money they used.

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1482. Robert Pattinson-Actor Robert Pattinson dealt with an obsessed fan who had been camping outside his apartment by taking her out on a dinner date. He said, “I just complained about everything in my life and she never came back.”

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1483. Facebook-In 2017, BBC journalists requested an interview with Facebook because they weren’t removing child abuse photos. Facebook asked to be sent the photos as proof. When journalists sent the photos, Facebook reported them to the police because distributing child abuse imagery is illegal.

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1484. Parachute Packers-Only three people in the nation were qualified to hand-pack the parachutes for Apollo 15. Their expertise was so vital that they weren’t allowed to ride in the same car together for fear that a single auto accident could cripple the space program.

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1485. Sony PlayStation-The Sony PlayStation was never meant to be a product. It was intended to be a new console that would play exclusively Nintendo games on CDs. Instead, Nintendo backed out of the deal at the last minute. Sony went ahead and launched what would become the most successful console of all time.

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1486. Costco Pizza-The food court at Costco makes so much money selling pizza to hungry shoppers that it’s ranked as the 14th largest pizza chain in the US, even beating out California Pizza Kitchen, among others.

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1487. Tesla’s Pigeon-Nikola Tesla once spent over $2,000 on an injured white pigeon. The amount includes building a device that comfortably supported her so that her bones could heal. “I loved that pigeon as a man loves a woman, and she loved me. As long as I had her, there was a purpose to my life,” he said of her.

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1488. Jerry Selbee-In 2002 a man named Jerry Selbee found a way to crack the lottery in the US state of Michigan using math and probability. He figured out that if he bought a certain amount of tickets that he would certainly make a profit. He and his wife Marge ended up making millions of dollars.

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1489. William Murdoch-Titanic crew member William Murdoch, who was portrayed as shooting a passenger and then committing suicide in the movie, was in fact last seen trying to fill as many lifeboats as possible and heroically went down with the ship.

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1490. Michael Collins-In the late 1910s, the British Army was looking for Michael Collins to arrest him as he was part of Dáil Eireann (Irish Government which the British did not recognize). Collins was their head of intelligence and was in charge of IRA hit squads so he was a priority for the British to find and arrest. Yet, he never went into hiding? He rode around Dublin city on a bicycle in plain view because the British army had no idea what he looked like.

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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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