Fact Cards

161. Taylor Swift-In 2014, Taylor Swift accidentally released 8 seconds of white noise on iTunes for $1.29. It became #1 in Canada almost immediately before being removed.

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162. Mike gongol saved 160 lives-Mike gongol saved 160 lives-In December 2014, the captain of a United flight 1637 had a heart attack mid-flight, and so an off-duty air force captain, Mike Gongol, had to help land the plane, saving 160 lives. He knew he had to help when he heard the PA announcement ‘are there any non-revenue pilots on board, please ring your call button.’

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163. Call of the void-‘Call of the Void’ is that feeling when you think for a second about steering into oncoming traffic or jumping off a cliff for no reason although you would never do it.

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164. Pete conrad-The third man to ever have stepped on the moon, Pete Conrad, said ‘Whoopee! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that's a long one for me,’ when he first stepped on the moon.

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165. US constitution-The United States Constitution is the only constitution from the 18th century that's still in use.

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166. Indian elections-In Indian elections, no voter is expected to travel more than 2 km to a polling station. This sees an entire team set up a full station for a single voter in the Gir forest, Gujarat state of India.

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167. Cops died 9.11-More cops have died of illness linked to 9/11 than had perished in it on that day.

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168. Detroid key to Saddam-In 1980, Detroit gave Saddam Hussein a key to the city out of recognition of donations he made to local churches.

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169. Bubbles the chimp-Bubbles the Chimp (who once was famously Michael Jackson's pet) is alive and well, living in a Florida sanctuary for retired apes - and that he HATES cameras these days.

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170. Domesticated silver fox-In the 1950s, the USSR started breeding foxes in an attempt to see how wolves may have been domesticated. As a result, there are now domesticated foxes called Silver Foxes which are still being bred.

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19 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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