Fact Cards

901. Daisy Ridley-Daisy Ridley took her father to the set in Ireland, where the ending scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) was about to be recreated. When her father met Mark Hamill, he asked him, ‘Who do you play, then?’ Ridley admitted she was not sure if her father was joking.


902. Credit Score vs Insurnace Risk-A survey asked various insurers that if they had to use only one metric to calculate the risk (habitation and car insurance), which would they keep. The vast majority said they'd just use Credit Score because it's eerily accurate in predicting the likelihood of an individual filing a claim.


903. Blackbird violin-The body of Blackbird violin is made entirely out of stone. It was carved from black diabase stone with slight modifications to allow it to be playable. Songs specific to this instrument had to be written because the sound it made didn't fit with conventional violinist pieces.


904. Illiad and the Odyssey-The Ancient Greeks would have treated the Illiad and the Odyssey as part of a series of eight books by various authors. However, only Homer's books have survived in full, perhaps because they were the most popular.


905. Neanderthal Voice Julia Childs-Neanderthals’ tracheal anatomy suggests they had high-pitched, raspy voices, like Julia Child.


906. Snake Eyes Action Figure-Snake Eyes, one of the 16 original G.I. Joe action figures, was designed to save Hasbro money. As a ninja, the character was completely molded from black plastic, even given a mask to prevent detailing a face. The figure wasn't even painted, but became one of the most popular G.I. Joe figures.


907. Baltimores Mr. Trash Wheel-Baltimore's Mr. Trash Wheel is a waterway trash inceptor that removed approximately 200,000 bottles, 173,000 potato chip bags, and 6.7 million cigarette butts from the inner harbor in just 18 months of initial operation.


908. Robert Recorde-The equals sign ( = ) was invented in 1557 after Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde got tired of having to write ‘is equal to’ over and over again.


909. Eddie Shore-In 1929, hockey player Eddie Shore, after missing his train, drove 350 miles through a blizzard to a game. The car's chains broke twice, the wipers broke, he removed the top half of the windshield, and crashed into a ditch. He still made it and scored the game's only goal.


910. Michael Fitzmaurice-After absorbing the blast of a grenade to protect his comrades, Michael Fitzmaurice, though seriously wounded and partially blinded, continued to fight, killing an enemy with his bare hands and refused evacuation, holding his position even after being blown up by a second grenade. He received Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam War and is still alive as of January 2018.





  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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