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671. Kate Mara-Kate Mara has a clause in her film contracts that allows her to attend the Super Bowl if either the Steelers or the Giants make it, on account of her mother's family owning the Steelers and her father's family owning the Giants.

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672. The Elephant Man-After a screening of the film The Elephant Man, studio executives recommended the surreal scenes be cut. Producer Mel Brooks responded: ‘We screened the film to bring you up to date as to the status of that venture. Do not misconstrue this as our soliciting the input of raging primitives.’

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673. Yosemite-In 1903, after camping with John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt established Yosemite as a national park to preserve its ‘majestic beauty all unmarred.’ As President, Teddy Roosevelt signed into existence four other national parks, 18 national monuments, 55 national bird and wildlife refuges, and 150 national forests.

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674. Iceland’s female Strike Vigdis-On October 24, 1975, 90% of Iceland’s female population went on strike, demanding equal rights. They did not work, do housework, or look after their kids for an entire day. In 1980, Iceland elected its first female president, Vigdķs Finnbogadóttir, who credits her win to this specific day.

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675. Yeezus-In 2013, Kanye West's ‘Yeezus’ was voted both ‘Most Overrated Album’ and ‘Most Underrated Album’ by Pitchfork readers.

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676. Allen Iverson-NBA player Allen Iverson signed a lifetime endorsement contract with Reebok in 2001 that would pay him $800,000 a year until he reaches the age of 55, when he would then receive a final lump sum payment of $32,000,000.

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677. Love Commandos-In Delhi, India, there's a vigilante group of guys called the ‘Love Commandos’ who protect young couples that are from different castes or religious backgrounds, but have fallen in love and want to marry.

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678. Gary Brooks Faulkner-In 2010, a schizophrenic American named Gary Brooks Faulkner was arrested near the border of Afghanistan with a sword, pistol and night vision goggles. When questioned, he said he was on a quest to hunt down Osama bin Laden.

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679. The Candy Bar Strike-In 1947, after the price of a chocolate bar increased from 5 cents to 8 cents, 200 kids marched and protested on the capitol building in British Columbia, shutting down the government for a day. It is known as ‘The Candy Bar Strike’.

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680. Albert Göring-Albert Göring, the younger brother of the head of Luftwaffe Hermann Göring, helped many Jews and dissidents survive in Germany by forging his brother’s signature and falsifying transit documents.

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16 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.

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