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2231. Female Avatars-On PC and console games, about 60% of the female avatars you meet are played by a male player.

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2232. Eva Schloss-Anne Frank's stepsister is still alive (as of March 2023). Eva Schloss and her family lived in the same apartment block as the Franks, and she often played with Anne and Margot. She and her mother survived Auschwitz, and her mother resumed her friendship with Otto Frank after the war. They married in 1953.

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2233. Bed Bugs-Bed bugs have no courtship rituals. What they have instead is a type of mating behavior called traumatic insemination. That is, a male will simply climb onto a female, stab her in the side of her body with his hypodermic penis, and release his sperm into her body cavity.

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2234. USS Miami Fire-In 2012, a submarine repairman wanted to get out of work early and intentionally started a fire, causing $700 million in damages to the USS Miami.

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2235. Japanese Fear-The Japanese government, fearing that the Americans occupying Japan would behave as Japanese troops had overseas, set up a front organization (Recreation and Amusement Association) to establish brothels, asking patriotic Japanese women to sacrifice themselves as

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2236. Crow’s Intelligence-Crows are a highly intelligent species that are self-aware just like humans. They are as smart as gorillas and have a complex brain that has the ability to reason.

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2237. Tesla vs. Edison-Nikola Tesla used to work for Thomas Edison, but he quit because they didn't agree on how much he should be paid for the work he did to improve Edison's DC power systems. Tesla went on to create AC power systems, which became the basis for modern electrical grids.

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2238. Fahrenheit vs. Celsius-The Fahrenheit scale was standardized 18 years before the Celsius scale. The world switched due to the British Empire. The United States is actually using the earlier standard.

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2239. Nepalese Royal Massacre-In 2001, the Prince of Nepal, on a drug and alcohol-fueled rampage, killed nine members of his family, including the King and Queen, at Kathmandu’s national palace.

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2240. Air Embolus-It is dangerous to blow air into a pregnant woman's vagina. The increased air pressure can pass beneath the fetal membranes and into the circulation, causing a venous air embolism that can kill within minutes.

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36 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.

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  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…

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  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.

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    • 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.

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  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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  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?

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    • 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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  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!

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    • 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).

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!

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  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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