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571. Jerry Seinfeld-Jerry Seinfield dated a 17-year-old girl named Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss when he was 39 years old.

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572. Slim molde Tokyo-Scientists put slime mold onto a model of a map of Tokyo, with food representing urban centers. After a day, it created a network almost identical to Tokyo’s actual rail network.  Human designers created that network to be as efficient as possible; slime mold did the same, but without a brain.

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573. Ben franklin-Ben Franlin left the cities of Boston and Philadelphia $2000 in his will, but they could not draw the full balance for 200 years. In 1990, the cities received $6.5 million.

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574. Fishermen-Fishermen Paul Fairbass and Cliff Dal used their dead friend’s ashes as fishing bait and caught the world’s biggest Carp.

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575. Beijing olympics-During the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese government announced that people could apply for permits for protests in designated areas. None of the permits were granted and many of those who applied disappeared or were arrested.

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576. Neil youngj-In Kurt Cobain’s suicide note, he quoted a Neil Young son saying, ‘It’s better to burn out than fade away’. Neil Young said that it ‘it fu*ked with me’ and he had actually been trying to get in touch with Cobain around the time of his suicide, in order to offer encouragement.

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577. Mongke khan-In 1254, Genghis Khan’s grandson Mongke Khan hosted a religious debate between Christian, Muslim and Buddhist theologians. The debate ended with the Buddhists sitting silently as the Christians and Muslim debators sang loudly at each other. Then they all got drunk.

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578. Jack daniels-Jack Daniels employees get a free bottle of Jack on the first payday of each month.

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579. Room 641-A room known as ‘Room 641A’ in the AT&T telecommunicaitons backbone houses beamsplitters capable of monitoring all the internet traffic in the US. It was largely though to be a myth until PRISM revelaed its existence in 2007.

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580. Dakota Meyer-On 8 Septmeber 2009, Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer disobeyed a direct order from a superior to pull back from his position so he could resucue wounded soldiers from a firefight a mile away. He ended up going back five times, saved the lives of 36 soldiers and won the Medal of Honor.

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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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