Fact Cards

791. Angelina Jolie-Angelina Jolie once tried to hire a hitman to kill her, because she felt that a murder would be easier on her family than her committing suicide. The would-be-hitman talked her out of it by asking her to wait a month.


792. Feathered Dinosaur-Scientists have discovered a dinosaur tail full of feathers perfectly preserved in amber. Scientists have also found dinosaurs with scale armor. Whether they had feathers or scales varied from species to species.


793. St. Judes Hospital-Treatments invented at St. Jude's Hospital have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate to more than 80%.


794. Black Sabbath-Black Sabbath's debut album in 1970 began with the sound of rain and a distant church bell. 43 years later, in 2013, their final album ended with the sound of rain and a distant church bell.


795. Court Jesters-Jesters were asked to tell bad news to the king that no one else dared deliver. The best-known example was in 1340 after the French fleet was destroyed by the English. The French King's jester told him the English sailors ‘don't even have the guts to jump into the water like our brave French’.


796. Barkhad Abdi-The famous line from the film Captain Phillips ‘Look at me. I’m the captain now.’ was improvised by actor Barkhad Abdi who had no prior acting experience.


797. Tarantino-If you fall asleep on a Tarantino set they will take a picture of you with a 3 feet dildo named ‘Big Jerry’ next to your face and put it on the wall of shame. If you take it down, it gets enlarged and put up again. If you take it down again, it gets printed on t-shirts for the whole crew.


798. Karp Lykov-The Lykov family consisting of 6 members was cut off from all human contact for 40 years in the Siberian wilderness of Russia. They were completely unaware that World War 2 had occurred.


799. Willie Nelson-Willie Nelson used to smoke 2-3 packs of cigarettes a day on top of smoking marijuana. After suffering pneumonia several times, he knew he had to quit one or the other. He chose to quit tobacco.


800. Audie Murphy-At 5 feet 5 inches and 110 pounds Audie Murphy was rejected by the Marines, the Paratroops and the Navy. He joined U.S. Army and at the age of 19, he single-handedly held off an entire company of German soldiers for an hour, then lead a successful counterattack while wounded and out of ammunition. He became one of the most decorated combat soldiers of the WW2. He received every military combat award for valor available from the Army, as well as Belgian and French awards for heroism.





  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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