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2061. Tech Cartel-During the 2000s, Google, Apple, Adobe, Intel, and several other mega tech conglomerates made a mutual pact and agreed to not hire each other's employees to keep the salaries of their employees low. This led to a $400 million class action lawsuit.

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2062. Steve McQueen-Steve McQueen had the habit of demanding free items in bulk, from studios, when he did movies for them. It was later discovered that these items (like electric razors and jeans) went to Boys Republic reformatory school, where McQueen had studied, as a troubled teenager.

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2063. Viking Cat Gifts-Cats were a common wedding gift among Vikings due to their association with the goddess of luck, Freyja. Men favored women who loved cats, believing that it increased the likelihood of a happy marriage.

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2064. Wellington Burt-When millionaire Wellington Burt died in 1919, he deliberately held back his enormous fortune. His will denied any inheritance until 21 years after the death of his last surviving grandchild. All his money sat in a trust for 92 years, until 12 of his descendants finally shared $110 million in 2011.

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2065. Unsolved Mysteries-Since its premiere in 1987 the television show ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ has helped locate half of the wanted fugitives it has featured, reunited over 100 lost loves, and freed 7 prisoners who were wrongfully convicted. Additionally, more than 260 cases of murders, missing persons, and frauds have also been solved thanks to the show.

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2066. British Airways Flight 9-In 1982, British Airways Flight 9 flew through a cloud of volcanic ash causing all of its four engines to stop. The pilots later got them going again and had to land by instruments and using a tiny crack in the windshield as the windows had been sandblasted by the volcanic ash and were effectively opaque, frosted glass. They glided from 37,000 feet to 12,000 feet and established a world record (at the time) for gliding in a non-purpose-built airframe for gliding.

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2067. Death Flights-During Argentina’s Dirty War, captives were loaded into a plane, stripped, and pushed out over the ocean. These death flights account for around 1500-2000 of the 20,000-30,000 estimated disappearances carried out by the Argentine military from 1976 to 1983.

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2068. Blair Witch Project-In The Blair Witch Project, the reason they never showed the witch on camera was that the cameraman forgot to pan to the left.

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2069. Apollo 11-While orbiting the moon aboard Apollo 11, Mission Control detected a problem with the environmental control system and told astronaut Michael Collins to implement Environmental Control System Malfunction Procedure 17. Instead, he just flicked the switch off and on. It fixed the problem.

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2070. Jessica Dubroff-In 1996, a 7-year-old Californian girl named Jessica Dubroff tried to fly an airplane across the US and crashed in a thunderstorm, which resulted in her death. There were other kids before her who tried to do similar stunts to become the youngest pilots. Jessica's accident finally brought in a law that banned children from flying planes.

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34 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).

  7. 1454: She wasn’t found “shortly” after, which might imply that 911 had tried to help and just didn’t arrive in time; she was found HOURS after.

  8. Each of these pages of facts should have its own page for commenting instead of many fact pages and only one place to comment. I’d also delete my post about each fact having its own page since the aforementioned idea is better, but I can’t.

  9. I love this website I use it all the time and it allows me to attain info that I have been able to use irl all the time. Keep up the great work!

  10. Also Rickinator for 610 killing bears is not a good thing due to most species of bears being endangered it is just a fact/statistic

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