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321. Curry-In 2014 original ‘Top Model’ winner Adrianne Curry fended off an attacker with a bull whip while dressed as Catwoman at San Diego Comic Con.

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322. Mark twain-Mark Twain traveled extensively and once said ‘Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth’.

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323. Van allen-On the same day (July 9, 1962) James Van Allen announced his discovery of the ‘Van Allen’ radiation belt, he agreed to help the US military nuke it to see what happened. It was described by historian James Fleming as the first time ‘someone discovered something and immediately decided to blow it up’.

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324. Mercedes mccambrigej-Actress Mercedes McCambridge who dubbed the voice of the demon in The Exorcist swallowed raw eggs, chain smoked and drank whiskey to make her voice harsh. She was bound to a chair during recordings and requested no credit for the film.

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325. Pineapple fingerprint-Workers who cut up pineapples eventually lose their fingerprints due to the action of the proteolytic enzyme, bromelain, that dissolves them.

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326. Freddie mercury-At a 1984 Queen gig, Freddie Mercury took a nasty fall and hurt his leg midway through the show. After convening with his bandmates, he decided it wouldn't be fair to fans to end it. In substantial pain, he performed Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You & We Are the Champions seated at his piano.

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327. Amelia earhart-It was assumed Amelia Earhart died 80 years ago (July 2, 1937) after crashing her plane in an attempt to fly around the globe and her remains were lost to deep waters. Due to a skeleton found on an island, an aircraft recovery group now believes she may have lived months as a castaway.

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328. Jim caviezel-Jesus actor Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning whilst filming The Passion of the Christ.

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329. Nestle-In 1866, two separate entrepreneurs started competing for milk companies in Switzerland. By 1905, when both men were dead, the two companies merged to become Nestle.

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330. Ramsay-Gordon Ramsay was doused in gasoline and held at gunpoint by gang members while attempting to film a documentary about the illegal shark fin industry. He managed to escape by diving into his car with his film crew and driving off.

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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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