Fact Cards

691. Gillian Anderson-In The X-Files, Fox Mulder was a believer in intelligent alien life while Dana Scully was a skeptic. In real life, however, David Duchovny is a skeptic and Gillian Anderson believes in extraterrestrial life.

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692. Need For Speed No Limits-EA charged real money from players to fill their tank with gas in the game Need For Speed: No Limits.

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693. 948 Canadian Airforce Hockey Team-In 1948, Canada wasn't going to send a Hockey team to the Olympics, so the Royal Canadian Air Force sent some servicemen to represent the country, and they won Gold.

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694. Dennys No Locks-When the 24x7x365 restaurant Denny's decided to close for Christmas in 1988, many stores realized that they didn’t have any keys, or even locks, since they never used them. 700 of the 1221 restaurants needed to get new locks installed for the holiday.

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695. Electronic Arts Worst Company-Electronic Arts were voted ‘The Worst Company in America’ by The Consumerist for 2 years in a row in 2012 and 2013.

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696. Golden Gate Bridge Suicide-One man who committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge had left a suicide note that read ‘I'm going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I won't jump.’

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697. Most Canadian Thing-In 1972, Canada had a contest to complete the saying ‘As Canadian as...’. The winner was ‘As Canadian as possible under the circumstances.’

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698. English speaker Brain-The common English-speaker has roughly 50,000 words within their mind and generally finds a correct word in approximately 600 milliseconds.

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699. Robert Clary-Robert Clary survived two Nazi concentration camps (Ottmuth and Buchenwald) and was tattooed with the identification id ‘A5714’ on his left forearm. We know him as Corporal Louis LeBeau, the sparky French resistance fighter inside a Nazi prison camp on ‘Hogan's Heroes’. He is now 91 years old.

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700. Joanna Palani-23-year-old Danish student Joanna Palani has killed over 100 ISIS militants fighting alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq and Syria. ISIS has a $1 million bounty on her head.

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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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