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361. Friends-The cast of ‘Friends’ entered collective negotiations with Warner Bros.' before season 3 and all the 6 actors agreed to be given the salary of the least paid cast member. They wanted to be a true ensemble and everyone were featured equally. Near the end of the series they were all paid $1 million per episode.

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362. Muhammad Ali-Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title, had his passport revoked and faced a 5-year prison term for refusing to serve in the U.S. Armed Services at the height of the Vietnam War. ‘I ain't got no quarrel with those Vietcong,’ he said. ‘They never called me n****r.’

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363. Tobias Geffen -In 1935, to verify whether Coca-Cola was kosher, Rabbi Tobias Geffen was provided with its formula on the condition that he had disclose it. The Rabbi requested that the non-kosher beef tallow be substituted with a vegetable-based gylcerin, which was done, and the drink was declared kosher.

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364. Ottis Redding -The feminist anthem ‘Respect’ was written and originally recorded by Otis Redding. It is about a man asking for respect when he brings home money.

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365. Outsider art-Outsider art describes art by self-taught individuals who have a little or no contact with the mainstream art world. Outsider art is often recognized for its childlike simplicity and unconventional ideas. In many cases the artist's work is only discovered after their deaths.

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366. Paul McCartney-Paul McCartney's condition for guest starring in The Simpsons episode ‘Lisa the Vegetarian’ was that Lisa, who becomes a vegetarian in the episode, remain one for the rest of the series. The staff promised, resulting in one of the few permanent character changes made in the show.

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367. X men-men-Due to a law in USA, importing toys resembling humans are taxed higher than those that don't. Marvel successfully argued in court that because their X-men action figures are mutants they should be exempt from such higher tax.

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368. Sentry Gun-Samsung has built a sentry gun which sits in the Demilitarised Zone between North and South Korea, which is hostile to anyone it senses who cannot provide an authorised access code

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369. Nyugen-Nguy?n V?n Lém executed by General Nguy?n Ng?c Loan in the infamous Saigon Execution photo was caught murdering police officers and their entire families, including women and small children.

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370. Joshua Norton-In 1859, Joshua Norton declared himself as the Emperor of the United States of America and the people of San Francisco went along with it, accepting his currency, paying for his meals, and he even got the police to salute him in the streets. Nearly 30,000 people flooded the streets for his funeral.

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19 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.

  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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