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891. Captain Marvel-Marvel has multiple characters called Captain Marvel because if they don’t keep publishing a book with that title, DC will claim the trademark for its character of the same name.

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892. Shackleton 1909 Scotch-In 2007 workers in Antarctica discovered several perfectly preserved crates of Scotch Whiskey left behind by Ernest Shackleton in 1909. Antarctica's -30°Celsius temperature was not enough to freeze the liquor, dating from 1890s. This Scotch is unlikely ever to be tasted and original recipe for the Scotch no longer exists.

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893. Sugar coma-Study suggests ‘sugar coma’ is real. Glucose ingestion leads to worse cognitive performance. A new double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that glucose-containing sweeteners were linked to reduced attention and response times.

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894. Dolphins Puffer Fish High-Dolphins purposefully get pricked by puffer fish to get high.

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895. Table Mountain Deaths-More people have died climbing Table Mountain in Cape Town, than have been killed by Mt. Everest. Poor planning, dehydration and even losing concentration while taking selfies are to blame.

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896. Ella Fitzgerald-Vocal jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald was born with perfect pitch so precise that the band musicians she worked with would tune their instruments to her voice.

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897. Wisconsin Drinking Statistics-Wisconsin has the same number of bars as California despite a population that’s 85% smaller. That’s 1 bar for every 1,862 residents compared to California’s 1 for every 11,962. In fact Wisconsin has 2.7 times the bars as grocery stores unlike most of the USA. Wisconsin also consumes one third of all the brandy produced in the USA.

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898. Quentin Roosevelt-Teddy Roosevelt's son Quentin Roosevelt died flying for USA during WWI. When his body was discovered behind enemy lines, the Germans gave him a full military burial with honors.

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899. Chen Si-A Chinese man named Chen Si has spent every weekend since 2003 voluntarily patrolling the world's most popular suicide site. As a result, he has prevented over 300 people from jumping over the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge.

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900. Andre Bamberski-After the German courts found insufficient proof against his daughter’s killer, her father, Andre Bamberski (right), hired 2 guys to kidnap her killer (her stepfather), Dr. Dieter Krombach(left) and transport him to France. The man was found 'tied up and dumped near a French courthouse.' He received 15 years in prison and the father got a 1-year suspended sentence for kidnapping.

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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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