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721. Carrie Fisher-Carrie Fisher used gaffer's tape to hold down her breasts because George Lucas 'didn't want her looking too aggressively feminine'. Carrie Fisher joked about it saying: 'No breasts bounce in space, no jiggling in the Empire'.

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722. John F. Kennedy-John F. Kennedy's brain was removed and stored in the National Archive after his autopsy. The brain was subsequently lost and remains missing to this day.

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723. Christmas Financial Pressures-A 2012 survey of 1,000 Americans found that 45% of them wished they could skip Christmas due to financial pressures.

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724. Interstellar Black Hole-In Interstellar, the depiction of a black hole required completely new CGI rendering software and was so accurate that it provided enough scientific insight to publish three scientific papers.

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725. Titanoboa-About 28 fossils of the largest extinct species of snake were discovered in a coal mine of Columbia. The ‘Titanoboa’ lived about 65 million years ago. The species clocked out at about 48 feet long and weighed roughly 2,500 lbs.

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726. Zimbabwe Hyperinflation-The World Bank stopped tracking inflation in Zimbabwe in November 2008, when it reached 79.6 billion percent. One year later, the country abandoned its currency. The exchange rate at the time was $35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars to $1 USD.

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727. Thor Ragnarok-The line in Thor: Ragnarok ‘We know each other! He's a friend from work!’ was actually suggested by a young Make-a-Wish visitor to the movie’s set.

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728. Planes Trains and Automobiles-The R-rated film Planes Trains and Automobiles would have been rated PG if not for the scene where Steve Martin says ‘fu*king’ 18 times in one minute. Despite the rating it is the only time in the movie where the word is used.

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729. Thomas Jefferson-Thomas Jefferson was Deist, the belief that a God created the universe but hasn't interfered with it since.

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730. Nancy Wake-During WWII, the Gestapo's most wanted person was New Zealand born Allied agent Nancy Wake. Among her numerous exploits, she killed an SS soldier with her bare hands, to prevent him from raising the alarm during an undercover raid.

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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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