Fact Cards

331. Victoria secret-Researchers testing insect repellents used a Victoria's Secret perfume as a standard and accidentally discovered that it repels mosquitos better than many repellents on the market.


332. Pointing-Pointing became considered rude because originally it was thought that you were casting a spell on the other person.


333. Tutankhamun-The beard of Tutankhamun's golden mask fell off during the cleaning process in the Egyptian Museum in 2014. The workers used epoxy glue to reattach the beard, but since this was not a professional method, it permanently damaged the mask and they were prosecuted for this in 2016.


334. Warner jr-The current Queen of England is related by blood to U.S. President George Washington. Their last common ancestor 'Augustine Warner Jr' died in 1681.


335. Bermuda 1975-In July 1975, a 17-year-old boy in Bermuda was killed when a taxi struck him, knocking him off his moped. He died exactly a year after his 17-year-old brother was killed while riding the same moped, in the same intersection, by the same taxi driver carrying the same passenger.


336. White flag code-Using a white flag as a ruse to approach and attack an enemy is considered a war crime according to the law of war.


337. John jr-In 1886, a mob from a nearby county threatened to lynch Black newspaper editor John Mitchell Jr. for writing an editorial condemning a lynching. Armed with two pistols, he then traveled to that same county to report on the lynching on-site.


338. Micotil cow-In 2003, a Nebraska farmer died after he accidentally injected himself with cow antibiotic 'Micotil'. Poison Control said, ‘There is no antidote’.


339. KingHenry8-King Henry VIII was once arrested and then imprisoned for assaulting a police constable with his walking stick. When the police constable was informed he had jailed the King of England, he feared execution; instead, he was commended by Henry VIII for his dedication to duty.


340. Geroge elser-In 1939, Georg Elser, a 36-year-old carpenter from a small town in southern Germany, spent 30 nights hollowing out a pillar in a German beer hall in order to plant a bomb. Acting in secret and without the help of anyone else, he had a meticulous plan to kill Adolph Hitler. He almost succeeded.





  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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