Fact Cards

871. Emma Watson Hermoine Essay-Before the filming of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, director Alfonso Cuarón had Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson write essays about their characters. Watson turned in a 16 page essay, Radcliffe gave a single page, and Grint forgot to turn his in.

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872. Schizophrenia Avatar Therapy-Researchers are testing digital avatars to personify the voices heard by people with schizophrenia. Instead of tormenting patients, the avatars get nicer over time, and in some cases totally relieve auditory hallucinations.

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873. Canadian Carfentanil Bust-In 2016, Canadian Police seized 1 kg of carfentanil in a shipment of ‘printer accessories’ from china. It had 50 million lethal doses of the drug, more than enough to wipe out the entire population of Canada. Carfentanil is 100x, 5000x & 10,000x more potent than a unit of fentanyl, heroin & morphine respectively. It was incredibly cheaper and easier to get it from China until 2017 when it was added to a list of banned export goods.

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874. Voyager 1 Signal Power-The measly 20W signal from Voyager 1, the equivalent of a fridge light-bulb, can be distinguished from background radiation in the sky almost instantly, despite being 11 billion miles away.

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875. Emmett Till Carolyn Bryant Donham-Carolyn Donham, the woman who accused 14-year-old Emmett Till of flirting with her admitted that she lied 62 years later. Till was brutally lynched by the woman’s husband and his cousin based on her accusation. Images of his mutilated body are credited with sparking the Civil Rights movement.

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876. Ear Rumbling-Some people can voluntarily control the tensor tympani, a muscle within the ear. Contracting these muscles produces vibration and sound. The sound is usually described as a rumbling sound.

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877. Ape Communication-Apes don't ask questions. While apes can learn sign language and communicate using it, they have never attempted to learn new knowledge by asking humans or other apes. They don't seem to realize that other entities can know things they don't. It's a concept that separates mankind from apes.

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878. Michael Jackson Spiderman-Michael Jackson wanted to be Spiderman so bad that he attempted to buy Marvel back in 1990s.

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879. Dexter Holland-Dexter Holland from The Offspring graduated high school as valedictorian, has a PhD in Molecular Biology from USC, has his pilot’s license and flew solo around the world in 10 days, runs marathons, and has his own hot sauce company.

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880. Fannie Quigley-Fannie Quigley, a 5 foot tall frontierswoman who spent nearly 40 years prospecting in a remote Alaskan region in the 1890s. She was defined as an all-in-one miner, hunter, brewer, and cook who used mine shafts as a beer fridge. She drank, swore, and shot bears, but she used her bear lard to create the legendarily flaky crusts of the rhubarb pies she served to her backcountry guests.

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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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