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2071. Teddy Roosevelt-Teddy Roosevelt is thought of as the National Park man. That's a wrong notion. He is in fact the National Forest man. During his presidency, he founded 5 of 63 US national parks. As for national forests, he founded 150 of the 154 US national forests.

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2072. Michel Siffre’s Experiment -Geologist Michel Siffre spent 2 months underground without time cues to study how his body clock adapted. He then repeated the experiment for even longer on himself and more subjects and discovered that human bodies tend to switch to a 48-hour clock. In one case, one of them even slept for 34 hours straight.

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2073. Daylight Saving USA-It is popularly believed that Daylight Savings Time in the USA was enacted for the benefit of farmers. Farmers however were some of the strongest opponents of its implementation.

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2074. Somalia Travel Advisory-The US State Department officially recommends if you travel to Somalia that you first

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2075. Passion of the Christ Subtitles-Mel Gibson originally intended for ‘The Passion of the Christ' to have no subtitles, despite the film being entirely in Latin, Hebrew, and Aramaic.

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2076. Sioux Great Spirit-The Sioux believe that the Great Spirit created a race of giants triple the size of men, who were arrogant and denied the existence of a Creator. The Great Spirit then released a flood upon the world, higher than the mountains and when all the giants died, he created humans, smaller and weaker.

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2077. Manic Street Preachers-The Welsh rock band ‘Manic Street Preachers’ still put 25% of their royalty earnings into an account for missing guitarist Richey Edwards, who disappeared in 1995. They have been continuing to do so even after he was legally declared

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2078. Oscar the Therapy Cat-Oscar the Therapy Cat has accurately predicted 25 deaths in a nursing home. The staff has therefore started notifying family members of residents to come say goodbye if Oscar was found curled up next to them.

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2079. Invisible Books-When the printing press made its debut in Europe in the 15th century, thousands of old texts were 'recycled' to be used as a binding material for newer books. In 2015, researchers at Leiden University started using an x-ray technique to reveal these texts. Some are these texts are more than 1300 years old.

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2080. Stalin’s Mispronunciation-Stalin once mispronounced a word while giving a speech and all subsequent speakers who followed him felt obliged to repeat the mistaken pronunciation to avoid the perception that they were correcting him.

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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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