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631. Westworld-Before it was adapted as an HBO television series, Quentin Tarantino was approached to direct a remake of the film Westworld.

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632. Eminem-When Eminem was sued in 2003 by the bully, DeAngelo Bailey for slandering him in the song ‘Brain Damage’, the judge threw out the case and provided the ruling by rapping it.

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633. Georges Cuvier-Extinction was only accepted as a fact in the late 18th century after Georges Cuvier, the father of paleontology, disproved the old theory that it was impossible for species to go extinct because God wouldn't wipe out a species he spent time creating for his Divine Plan.

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634. Black travelers-Black travelers in the 1950s had their own guidebook to the US telling them where it was safe to stop, shop, eat and even stay the night.

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635. Hugh Hefner-When the Grateful Dead played ‘Playboy After Dark’ in 1969, the band's LSD supplier 'Bear' dosed the coffee urn that everyone on set was drinking from, including Hugh Hefner. Hefner later wrote a letter to Jerry Garcia thanking the band for the enjoyable experience.

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636. Mathematician John von Neumann-One of mathematician John von Neumann's lecturers said ‘Johnny was the only student I was ever afraid of. If in the course of a lecture I stated an unsolved problem, the chances were he'd come to me at the end of the lecture with the complete solution scribbled on a slip of paper.’

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637. Hocus Pocus-The Halloween film ‘Hocus Pocus’ was a critical and commercial failure upon release. It became a cult classic after yearly airings on the family channel.

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638. Costco hot dogs-Costco sells approximately 100 million hot dogs a year in their food court -- over four times the number sold in all Major League Baseball stadiums combined.

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639. Will smith-In the originally filmed ending of 'I Am Legend,' Will Smith realizes he is the 'monster' and the zombies have only been protecting themselves from him. The studio insisted on a replacement 'happy ending', which implies the discovery of a 'cure' and nothing of the zombies’ humanity.

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640. Bear attack-In 2013, a Bosnian shepherd named Blazo Grkovic was attacked by a bear when he was tending to a baby goat. Unable to draw the small hand axe he kept on his person, he defended himself by grabbing the bear's throat and strangling it to death. He then travelled more than a mile over rough, mountainous terrain before he was able to contact an ambulance and be treated for a number of bruises and lacerations.

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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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