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1. Roman Toilets-Toilets in ancient Rome were bad enough to warrant prayers to the Gods of fortune, that were written on the walls. Problems included toilet explosion from the methane buildup and biting creatures emerging from below.

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2. Charles Mason-In 2014 Charles Manson was granted a marriage license, but the wedding was cancelled after it was discovered that 26 year old Afton Elaine 'Star' Burton only wanted to marry Manson so she and her friend Craig 'Gray Wolf' Hammond could use his corpse as a tourist attraction after he dies.

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3. Disneyland Crash-When Disneyland opened, visitors had the option of arriving by highway or skyway (helicopter). However in 1968, 12 years after Disneyland opened, the skyway ended after a crash took the lives of 23 people (20 passengers and 3 crew members). It is the worst civilian helicopter crash in U.S. history.

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4. Carrie Fisher-Carrie Fisher told her fans: 'No matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.'

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5. Genuine Leather-The term 'genuine leather' isn’t reassuring you that the item is made of real leather. It as an actual distinct grade of leather and is the second worst type of leather there is.

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6. Taylor Swift-In 2012 when Taylor Swift held a public vote for where she would visit and preform a free concert, 4chan users voted for a children’s school for the deaf and won the vote.

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7. Willie Nelson-When Willie Nelson’s assets were auctioned by the IRS, his fans bought the items and gave them back to Willie.

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8. Civil War-Diarrhea was the leading cause of death in the American Civil War and soldiers had an honor code against shooting someone who was pooping.

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9. Yao Ming-A 2013 survey showed 91% of Chinese people in support of a nationwide ban on the trade of shark fins, largely as a result of campaigning by ex-NBA player Yao Ming.

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10. Steven Spielberg-Steven Spielberg wanted to direct a James Bond film, but he was turned down by the franchise’s owners. When he told his friend George Lucas, Lucas said he had a film 'just like James Bond but even better.' It was a story about an archaeologist named Indiana.

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11. Guyana Drones-A 9000 member indigenous tribe in Guyana is fighting illegal logging of their land by filming the activity with a drone they built by watching DIY videos on YouTube and took the footage to the Guyanese government.

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12. 9th Planet-Scientists believe there is a 9th planet in our solar system that is roughly 10 times larger than earth. They haven’t been able to locate it yet but they know it’s there because of its gravitational effects on other objects.

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13. Alabama Literacy-An estimated 1 in 4 Alabamans are functionally illiterate, meaning they’re unable to manage daily living and employment tasks that require reading skills beyond a basic level.

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14. Majel Barrett-Shortly before she died, Majel Barrett recorded an entire library of phonetic sounds, allowing her voice to be used in future products outside of Star Trek and, quite possibly, as the computer voice in Star Trek: Discovery. Thus, she could live on as the voice of Starfleet possibly forever in the future.

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15. Peter Parker Tray Catch-The scene in Spiderman (2002) where Peter Parker catches Mary Jane’s tray in the school cafeteria does not have any CGI. The whole thing was actually done by Tobey Maguire himself. It took him 156 takes to get it perfectly.

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16. Johnny Winters-Johnny Winters’ manager had been slowly lowering his methadone dosage for 3 years without Johnny’s knowledge and, as a result, Johnny was completely clean of his 40 year heroin addiction for over 8 months before being told he was finally drug free.

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17. Bokito Gorilla-In 2007, a gorilla named Bokito escaped from his exhibit, grabbed and mauled a nearby woman, and then attacked a restaurant. It was later revealed it was caused by the woman making eye contact and smiling at him several times a week, which zookeepers told her not to do.

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18. Thomas Paine-Thomas Paine, one of America’s Founding Fathers, said all religions were human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind. Only 6 people attended his funeral.

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19. Pope Hawking-Vatican once invited Stephen Hawking to a conference where he had an audience with the Pope. Pope John Paul had trouble understanding Hawking and knelt down beside his wheelchair to hear him better, prompting one scientist to comment that 'things certainly have changed since Galileo.'

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20. Radithor-Radithor was a health drink of the 1920s that contained radium and slowly killed its customers. It didn’t cause a public health crisis because it could only be afforded by rich people (unlike cheaper, safer knockoffs).

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16 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.

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