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741. Rachel McAdams-Rachel McAdams went as far as to learn how to stitch wounds to prepare for her role as Dr. Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange.

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742. Avengers Infinity War Hawkeye Fact-In the Marvel comics, the Avengers once left Hawkeye behind for a space adventure because he has no powers, so in response, Hawkeye stole a costume and canisters of Hank Pym’s Pym Particles and briefly assumed the role of Goliath, one of the many aliases of Ant-Man.

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743. George Washington-George Washington allegedly said before his death that he ‘would never set foot on English soil again,’ so when they erected a statue of him in London, they put US soil under the statue to honor that claim.

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744. Holocaust-It is illegal under German law to deny the holocaust, which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

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745. Marcia Lucas-Marcia Lucas, George Lucas’ then wife, was the reason for major changes to the Original Star Wars film. Obi Wan’s death, Leia’s good Luck Kiss and re-editing the trench run to increase tension were all her ideas. She won the Academy Award for editing the film while George did not for directing.

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746. Real vs Lab Diamond-De Beers has spent millions trying to detect the difference between ‘real’ diamonds and modern lab-grown diamonds, so far to no avail, as the diamond supply floods with cheap Chinese lab-grown gems.

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747. Joaquķn Garcķa-A building supervisor named Joaquķn Garcķa in Spain skipped work for 6 years whilst still collecting a $41,500 salary from his local government, before anyone noticed.

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748. Human DNA Virus-Nearly 8% of the human genome is virus DNA. Meaning some of our ancestors survived a virus but still carry the DNA it inserted.

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749. Thanksgiving Plumbing Problems-The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day for plumbers around the United States.

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750. Leo Major-In 1944, Canadian soldier Leo Major singlehandedly captured 93 Nazi soldiers in Netherlands. In 1945, he again singlehandedly liberated the City of Zwolle in Netherlands with a population of 50,000 from German occupation. He killed several Nazis running up and down the streets shooting a machine gun and throwing grenades. The Germans fled panicking that a large Canadian force was attacking them. He was also blind in one eye from a grenade wound he suffered in 1941.

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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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