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821. Cosmopolitan magazine-In 1988, Cosmopolitan magazine ran an article stating that women had no chance of contracting HIV from sex with a man because HIV could not be transmitted in the missionary position.

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822. Real Life Forcefield-A 3M adhesive tape plant accidentally created a force field of static electricity that was strong enough to prevent humans from passing through. A person near this ‘wall’ was unable to turn, and so had to walk backwards to retreat from it.

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823. Peeling Scotch Tape X ray-Peeling scotch tape in a vacuum produces radiation powerful enough to x-ray the human body.

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824. Medici Chapel Michelangelo Secret-A secret room under the Medici Chapel is covered in charcoal sketches by Michelangelo, who lived there for three months while in hiding from the Pope.

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825. James Cameron Truck Driver-James Cameron decided to quit his job as a truck driver to enter the film industry after watching Star Wars.

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826. Benedictine monks Caskets 1-After Hurricane Katrina, a group of Benedictine monks in Louisiana began selling low-cost, handmade cypress caskets. The state’s Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors issued a cease-and-desist order, claiming that only funeral homes could sell caskets. A judge ruled in favor of the monks.

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827. Monster Water Cans 1-Monster and similar companies make cans of water, so it appears that celebrities are drinking their product while actually just drinking water.

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828. Dung Beetles Milky Way-Dung beetles are currently the only known non-human animal to navigate and orient themselves using the Milky Way.

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829. Law of Urination-The Law of Urination states that all mammals take roughly 21 seconds to empty their bladders regardless of size.

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830. Douglas Albert Munro-Douglas Albert Munro is the only US Coast Guard to receive the Medal of Honor. Whilst providing cover for ground troops with his boat during World War 2, Munro was fatally wounded. The last words he said were, ‘did they get off?’ referring to the soldiers he'd saved. He was 22 years old then.

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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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