Fact Cards

841. American Beauty-Fight Club, The Green Mile, American Beauty, The Sixth Sense, Magnolia, Toy Story 2, and Being John Malkovich were all playing in theaters on December 24, 1999.


842. The Wizard of Oz-The snow in 'The Wizard of Oz' was asbestos. The Wicked Witch’s broom was made of asbestos, as was the Scarecrow’s entire outfit despite the fact that asbestos’ health risks were already known at the time in 1939.


843. Mythbusters-The Mythbusters once tested a combination of common materials that made an extremely powerful explosive. They deleted the tapes and swore to never release the information, then contacted DARPA and warned them about the possibility of misuse from the combination.


844. GameStation-GameStation, a UK video game retailer, added a clause to their Terms and Conditions that stated that you surrender your immortal soul when you place an order through their site, to show that people don't read them. They now own 7500+ souls.


845. Africa Donated Clothes-Parts of Africa no longer want your clothing donations. The vast amount of these imports have devastated local clothing industries and led the region to rely far too heavily on the West.


846. Johannes Gumpp-The mysterious baroque painter named Johannes Gumpp is known to have painted only one self-portrait which also happens to be a triple self-portrait in which he appears from behind painting his own face reflected in a mirror.


847. Worlds Littlest Skyscraper Wichita Falls-‘World's Littlest Skyscraper’ scam was committed in Wichita Falls, Texas. The designer said the building would be 480 in height. Investors assumed it was 480 feet not 480 inches and soon realized they invested $200,000 in a 4 storey building. They lost in court and the builder kept the money.


848. Trader Joe-Trader Joe's has a ‘try before you buy’ policy where employees will open nearly anything for you to sample.


849. Microwave Oven-A typical microwave oven consumes more electricity powering its clock than it does heating food.


850. Tyler Doohan-In 2014, an 8-year-old boy named Tyler Doohan, saved 6 members of his family from his burning house before finally succumbing to the fire himself while trying to save the last victim, his disabled grandfather.





  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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