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661. Daniel Radcliffe Swiss Army Man-The directors of the movie 'Swiss Army Man' had a dummy made up of Daniel Radcliffe, assuming he wouldn't want to do the weird, nude, farting stunts or lay around in dirt. Daniel loved the scenes so much, he insisted on doing every scene himself.

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662. Pokemon-Pokemon is the highest-grossing media franchise of all time, beating out Star Wars by over $13 billion.

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663. Dr. George Franklin Grant-Harvard's first black faculty member was a dentist named Dr. George Franklin Grant. He joined the Department of mechanical dentistry in 1871. Also an inventor, he patented the wooden golf tee. Previously, golfers carried around buckets of sand, placing their balls on little piles as they went.

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664. Hearing Voices-In 1984, a woman referred to as 'A.B.' who was living in Britain started hearing a voice in her head. The voice told her she had a brain tumor, where the tumor was, and how to treat it. Despite no other symptoms, doctors eventually ordered tests and found a tumor where the voice said it would be.

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665. Cleaning for a Reason-There's a service called ‘Cleaning for a Reason’ in the U.S. and Canada that cleans the houses of women with cancer for free so they can focus on their health.

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666. Ed Sheeran-In 2013 when Ed Sheeran's ‘The A Team’ received a Grammy nomination, Elton John tried to get Ed a performance slot at the award show, but was told he wasn't high-profile enough. Elton decided to perform with Ed to solve the problem.

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667. Belugas-Belugas can mimic the human voice so well a diver believed his colleagues were trying to talk to him when in fact it was the whale.

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668. Spiderman Wolverine Boy-A 15-year-old teen injected himself with mercury at least three times in an attempt to convert his bones to metal after seeing X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He also intentionally let multiple spiders bite him to become Spider-Man.

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669. Hockey Cowbell-Before whistles were introduced, hockey referees used a cowbell. They had to switch to whistles when fans started bringing their own cowbells to disrupt gameplay. Whistles were rare for rural Ontario at the time. Bringing a whistle to a modern game (any sport) will get you kicked out real fast.

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670. Chau Smith-In 2017, a woman named Chau Smith ran 7 marathons in 7 consecutive days on 7 continents in celebration of her 70th birthday.

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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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