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861. Alexandra Daddario-Alexandra Daddario's grandfather was Emilio Daddario. He was credited with capturing Benito Mussolini's Chief of Staff, and was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal. He would later go on to become a congressman from the 86th through 91st United States Congresses.

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862. Beethoven Bone Conduction-After Beethoven went deaf, he found he could affix a metal rod to his piano and bite down on it while he played, enabling him to hear perfectly through vibrations in his jawbone. The process is called bone conduction.

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863. Charles Lightoller-The second officer of the Titanic, Charles Lightoller, survived by swimming from the sinking ship to a capsized raft. Later in life, he sailed his civilian craft to Dunkirk and helped evacuate over 130 men.

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864. David Choe-In 2005, Facebook hired graffiti artist David Choe to paint murals in their new office space. Choe accepted Facebook shares instead of a cash payment, and when Facebook went public in 2012, his shares were valued at $200 million.

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865. Common Swift-Common Swift is a medium-sized bird that can stay in the air for up to 10 months without landing. They can even sleep and mate while flying.

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866. Agloe New York-In 1930s, map makers created an imaginary town named Agloe in upstate New York as a copyright trap but so many people went there it became a real town until the only store in it closed down.

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867. Hawaiian Airlines-Hawaiian Airlines is the oldest US carrier that has never had a fatal accident or a hull loss throughout its 88 year history.

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868. Mary Read Anne Bonny-The famous female pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny discovered each others' real genders (they were disguising themselves as men) when Bonny told Read that she was attracted to her, causing Read to reveal herself as a female as well.

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869. Alaskan John Doe-In 1989, a police officer in Anchorage, Alaska saw a man run naked down a road, climb up a 30-foot flagpole at a McDonald's restaurant, jump off and die. 29-years later, he has still not been identified.

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870. Maurice Rowland Miguel Alvarez-In 2013 an elderly care home in California was shut down leaving many residents with nowhere to go or care for them. After the rest of the staff left, Maurice Rowland and Miguel Alvarez who were the cook and janitor of the facility decided to stay behind, unpaid and look after them 24/7 for a few weeks before authorities stepped in.

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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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