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181. Angelina jolie-In 2003, Angelina Jolie purchased 60,000 hectares of Cambodian land that was infiltrated by poachers and turned it into a wildlife reserve. Some of the former poachers were employed as rangers.

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182. WW2 Joe Crow-During WW2 Joe Medicine Crow, a Native American completed all four feats required to be a war chief: touching an enemy without killing him, taking an enemy's weapon, leading a war party and stealing 50 horses from the SS, singing a Crow honor song as he rode away.

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183. DollarDoo-A movement seeks to rename the Australian dollar to the ‘Dollarydoo’, based on a classic 'The Simpsons' episode. Doing so would increase demand for the currency and strengthen the Australian economy, organizers claim.

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184. Rodent-In 2011, a red-crested tree rat (Santamartamys rufodorsalis) that was believed to be extinct for 113 years casually showed up on the handrail on the front porch of an ecolodge in Colombia and let researchers photograph it for two hours before disappearing into the night, after which it was never seen again.

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185. Fraud president charles-Fraud president charles-Former president of Liberia Charles King holds the Guinness World record for the most fraudulent election ever having won the 1927 election with 234,000 votes in a country of 15,000 voters.

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186. cartman-Cartman from South Park described independent films are just about ‘gay cowboys eating pudding’ a full 7 years before the independent film ‘Brokeback Mountain’ came out.

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187. Diarrhea in american civil war-Diarrhea in american civil war-Diarrhea was the leading cause of death in the American Civil War and soldiers had an honor code against shooting someone that was pooping.

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188. german animal law-German animal protection law prohibits the killing of vertebrates without proper reason. Because of this ruling, all German animal shelters are no-kill shelters.

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189. Killer lake nyos-On 21 August 1986, a small lake 'Lake Nyos' in Africa killed 1,700 villagers and 3,500 livestock overnight when it suddenly released 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide, suffocating everything within 16 miles. Scientists still don't know what triggered the event.

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190. steve o-Steve-O was a clown and graduated from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College.

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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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