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251. Natalie Portman-Natlie Portman and Keira Knightley looked so much alike in full make up for the Padme's part in Star Wars: Episode 1 that even their mothers had difficulty telling them apart.

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252. Saturo Ikawata-When Nintendo had a fall in revenue from the less successful Wii U its CEO cut his pay in half for 5 months rather than blame workers.

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253. Bill Watterson-Bill Watterson, the author of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’, believed that adapting the comic to any other medium would compromise its integrity. He believed this so strongly that he turned down personal calls from Steven Spielberg and George Lucas offering to make animated movies.

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254. Robin Williams-Robin Williams' will prevents Disney from using his name, taped performances or voice recordings for 25 years after his death.

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255. UCLA_-Doctors from UCLA found unique blood cells that can help fight infections from the spleen of a man named John L. Moore, so they stole the cells from his body and developed it into medicine without paying him, getting his consent, or even letting him know they were doing it.

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256. Kyoto_-Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, just means ‘capital city’ and Tokyo means ‘eastern capital’.

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257. Pat morito-Pat Morita (Mr. Miyagi) spent first 9 years of his life in a hospital and when he was finally well enough to leave, was sent to a Japanese internment camp in Arizona.

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258. JK Rowling-In the mid 2000s, Disney bid the rights to use Harry Potter for theme park attractions. However, Disney refused to give its creative control to JK Rowling's demands, and JK Rowling went to Universal Parks & Resorts instead, in which Universal gave into her terms.

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259. Blimp_-A blimp flying an entire week consumes the same amount of fuel as a 767 commercial jet uses to move away from the gate.

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260. Sean Bean-Sean Bean was once stabbed at a bar for defending a former Playboy model, refused an ambulance, and then ordered another drink.

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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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