Fact Cards

211. Ellie kemper-Ellie Kemper (The Office, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Crazy Blow Job Girl) is from one of the wealthiest families in the State of Missouri and the granddaughter of Mildred Lane Kemper, the namesake of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis.


212. Holocaust Eugene Dr-During the Holocaust, Polish doctors Eugene Lazowski and Stanis?aw Matulewicz saved 8,000 Jews by creating a fake Typhus epidemic. The Germans quarantined the area instead of risking outbreaks by sending them to concentration camps.


213. Mad magazine-In 1988, Mad Magazine drew attention to a cigarette manufacturer that owned a life insurance company - claiming cigarettes were harmless while charging more to insure smokers.


214. Elon Musk Mars project-In 1952, Wernher von Braun wrote a book called ‘Project Mars’ which imagined that human colonists on Mars would be led by a person called ‘Elon’.


215. Stalins Son Yakov-When Stalin's first son 'Yakov Dzhugashvili' was captured, Hitler offered to trade him for Friedrich Paulus, a field marshal who led the 6th Army into Stalingrad. When Stalin heard of this, he allegedly said, ‘I will not trade a Marshal for a Lieutenant.’


216. MM-M&M's were originally asked to be included in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. After Mars (The company that makes M&M's) refused, their competitor Hershey was asked, and Reese's Pieces were added to the movie instead, resulting in Reese's Pieces sales going up as much as 300%.


217. Mark Hamill-Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the Force Awakens was the same age as Alec Guinness was playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars.


218. GHW Bush-After George H.W. Bush, a Naval Aviator was shot down and rescued by a submarine in WWII, he lived aboard that submarine for a month, assisting in the rescue of other aviators.


219. Newmans Own-Newman's Own, founded in 1982 by the now late actor Paul Newman, donates 100% of post-tax profits to charity. In total, the food brand has donated over $450 Million to charity, including several children's organizations.


220. Loch Ness Lake-Loch Ness lake in Scotland is so deep that it contains more freshwater than all the lakes in England combined.





  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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