Fact Cards

601. Veronica lake-Actress Veronica Lake, famous for her ‘peek a boo’ hairstyle with one eye covered, changed her style during WWII in order to encourage women to adopt safer hairstyles when working in factories.

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602. Sleeping-Sleeping under a weighted blanket can help reduce insomnia and anxiety.

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603. Female mayor-America's first female mayor was elected in 1887. A group of men nominated her as a joke, intended to humiliate women, but instead, she won over 60% of the vote.

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604. Giorgio Moroder-When Daft Punk recorded an interview with Giorgio Moroder ( the godfather of electronic music) for their song ‘Giorgio by Moroder’, they used microphones from the 60s to 00s, so when he spoke of a period in his life, it would be recorded with a microphone that existed within the same timeframe.

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605. Kris Hogan-In 2008, high school football coach Kris Hogan got many of the fans of his team to cheer for and support the other team because the other team was from a maximum-security juvenile correctional facility and did not have fans of their own.

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606. Law and order-The iconic opening sound used in Law and Order known as ‘The Clang’ is an amalgamation of nearly a dozen sounds, including an actual gavel, a jail door slamming, and five hundred Japanese monks walking across a hardwood floor.

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607. Dominoz pizza-After Domino's admitted their pizza tasted bad in 2010 and reinvented their pizza, the company's stocks have outperformed every large tech company in the past decade.

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608. Big show-The professional wrestler, Big Show, quit football after his freshman year in high school, because of disputes with the coach. He continued to support the team by joining the cheerleading squad, partly from spite. He later called it ‘the greatest experience of my life’.

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609. Muhhamad ali-Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title, had his passport revoked and faced a five-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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610. Frank Bickerton-Englishman Frank Bickerton fought in both world wars, was drafted into 2 Antarctic expeditions, developed a golf course, was the hero of a novel, killed bears, wrote major motion pictures, treasure hunted in Costa Rica & married an Earl's granddaughter.

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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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