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431. Alison brie-Alison Brie once had sex with a gay friend just so he could confirm that he was actually gay.

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432. CERN-The United States spent more than $2 billion digging 24km of tunnels in Texas for a particle accelerator similar in scope to CERN, only to abandon the project.

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433. Michael claine-In responding to why he starred in Jaws: The Revenge, Michael Caine said ‘I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it was terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.’

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434. Deborah Sampson-Deborah Sampson who disguised herself as a man to fight in the U.S. Revolutionary War, served in an elite Light Infantry unit and was wounded in battle. After her secret was discovered, she was honorably discharged, but had to fight to receive her veteran's pension.

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435. Irish drummer-During the Siege of Astorga in 1810, an Irish drummer in the French Army continued to beat his drums despite having lost both legs. He was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his bravery.

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436. Les paul-Guitarist Les Paul's right elbow was shattered in a car accident. Doctors were unable to repair it so he had them fuse his arm bones at a 90-degree angle so he could continue to play guitar.

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437. Kurt russell-While filming The Hateful Eight, Kurt Russel mistakenly smashed a priceless 1870s Martin Guitar on loan from the museum, when the prop department forgot he was holding the original. The Martin Museum says ‘the company will no longer loan guitars to movies under any circumstances.’

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438. Julian Altman theft-In 2007, Joshua Bell pretended to be a street violinist and everyone ignored him. Just two days earlier, he had played in a sold out theater with each seat costing $100. The violin he used on the street was worth 3.5 million dollars.

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439. Joshua bell-In 2007, Joshua Bell pretended to be a street violinist and everyone ignored him. Just two days earlier, he had played in a sold out theater with each seat costing $100. The violin he used on the street was worth 3.5 million dollars.

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440. Roy sullivan-The 7th time that park ranger Roy Sullivan was struck by lightning coincided with the 22nd time he fought off a bear with a stick.

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18 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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