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881. Ellie Kemper Jon Hamm-Jon Hamm-Before Jon Hamm was an actor he was a high school drama teacher. He taught actress Ellie Kemper, who he would later work with in ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.’

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882. Korean Body Odor Gene-Most Koreans don't produce body odor due to large scale dominance of the gene ABCC11. As a consequence, deodorant is a rare commodity in Korea.

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883. Unsolved Mysteries Robert Stack Skeptic-Unsolved Mysteries' host Robert Stack was often skeptical of the paranormal stories that the show covered. While recording narration for the show's segments, he would occasionally turn to his producer and exclaim ‘come on, Raymond!’

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884. Norway Book Writing-If you publish a book in Norway, the government will buy 1000 copies (1,500 if a children's book) and distribute them to libraries throughout the country.

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885. Iodized Salt IQ-Although iodine was added to table salt in the U.S. beginning in 1924 as an antidote to goiters caused by iodine deficiency, it had the unanticipated side effect of raising the national IQ by an average of 3.5 points.

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886. Horizontal push bars-Horizontal push bars are used instead of regular door knobs/handles to prevent a crowd from smashing into a door and preventing its ability to open. It’s called panic hardware.

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887. Organ donation-Organ donation is on an opt-out basis in Singapore. Citizens who opt-out have a lower priority of receiving an organ should they need one.

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888. Being in the Zone Flow-Flow is the mental state in which a person is completely absorbed in an activity, resulting in a loss of their sense of space and time.

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889. Talking in your Head-Brain treats talking inside our head as essentially the same thing as talking out loud, according to new research. Estimates suggest that we spend at least a quarter of our waking hours attending to our inner voice. Our inner voice is accompanied by tiny muscular movement in the larynx.

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890. Susan Kuhnhausen-In 2006, a man in Portland, Oregon hired a hitman to kill his 51-year-old wife. His wife ended up killing the hitman with her bare hands. When Susan Kuhnhausen had her hands on his neck she asked him, 'Tell me who sent you here, and I will call you an ambulance,' before killing him.

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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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