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731. Christina Hendricks-Humans are the only mammals that develop breasts that are permanently enlarged.

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732. Elephant-A researcher once played a recording of an elephant who had died. The sound was coming from a speaker hidden in a thicket. The family went wild calling, looking all around. The dead elephant’s daughter called for days afterward. The researchers never again did such a thing.

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733. Nikola Tesla-When George Westinghouse fell into financial problems and asked Nikola Tesla for relief from the royalties Westinghouse agreed to, Tesla tore up the contract that would bring him billions. He said, ‘I'm not interested in money, I'm interested in leaving something behind for the humankind’.

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734. Starbucks-Starbucks sometimes operates at a loss intentionally and clusters several locations in a small geographical area to become anti-competitive in the market.

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735. Wizard of Oz-Whilst filming the Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was shunned by the actors who played Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion due to jealousy. Her only friend on the set was Margaret Hamilton who played the Wicked Witch of the West.

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736. Thomas Jefferson-Thomas Jefferson believed Jesus's teachings were ‘the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man,’ but that they had been appropriated by his followers, resulting in a Bible that contained both ‘diamonds of wisdom’ and the ‘dung’ of ancient political agendas.

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737. Sleep-Whenever we sleep in unfamiliar surroundings, only half your brain is getting a good night's rest while the other half stands guard.

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738. Ronnie OSullivan-Ronnie O'Sullivan, considered one of the greatest snooker players of all time, once purposely missed a maximum score of 147 by one point because he didn't think the £10,000 prize was high enough.

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739. Magdalena Solis-Magdalena Solis was a Mexican prostitute who was paid to imitate an Incan goddess as part of a scam. She then began to genuinely believe she was a goddess, took over the cult, and started sacrificing her followers.

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740. King Albert I of Belgium-During WWI, King Albert I of Belgium personally led the defense against the Germans, while the Queen served as a nurse, and their son enlisted in the infantry.

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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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