Fact Cards

801. Estrie Vampire-There are female vampires in Jewish mythology known as estries. They feed on men, women, and children, can shapeshift into many forms, and can walk on holy ground.

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802. Jólabókaflóš-A tradition called Jólabókaflóš exists in Iceland, where books are exchanged as Christmas Eve presents and the rest of the night is spent reading them and eating chocolate.

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803. Kremlin Pokemon GO GPS Spoofing-GPS signals are being spoofed in some areas of Moscow. The fake signal, which seems to center on the Kremlin, relocates anyone nearby to Vnukovo Airport, 32 km away. The scale of the problem did not become apparent until people began trying to play Pokemon Go.

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804. Alabama bloodhound marathon-In 2016, an Alabama bloodhound joined a half-marathon after her owner let her out to go pee. She ran the entire 13.1 miles and finished 7th.

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805. Oakland Buddha-The Oakland Buddha was placed by a resident on a street corner to prevent illegal dumping. The statue has now become a shrine for the local Vietnamese population, who leave offerings and have even built a shelter for the Buddha. Crime in the area has dropped by 82%.

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806. Dirty Dancing-Test audiences hated 'Dirty Dancing' and the producer was so disappointed in the final product he said ‘Burn the negative, and collect the insurance.’ Expected to be a box office bomb, it instead was a smash hit, was the #1 video rental of 1988, and was first film to sell a million copies on video.

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807. Hawaii Tourists-At least one tourist dies each week in Hawaii while being engaged in common vacation activities like swimming, snorkeling, hiking and going on scenic drives.

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808. Michael Jackson-As a child, Michael Jackson's father would torment him about his appearance, calling him 'fat-nose'. Michael went on to have four rhinoplasties and fussed over how his body and face looked for the rest of his life.

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809. Quebec Children Ads Ban-Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates.

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810. Nellie Bly-Nellie Bly was a 19th century female journalist who went around the world in 72 days, pretended to be insane in order to expose the deplorable conditions in mental asylums, patented two designs for steel cans and ran a million-dollar iron manufacturing business, all before the age of 40.

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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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