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911. Margot Robbie-While filming The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese suggested to Margot Robbie that her character Naomi would wear a robe to seduce Jordan. Margot insisted on being nude. She later explained: ‘‘The whole point of Naomi is that her body is her only form of currency in this world.’’

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912. Voyager Missions Nixon-When NASA pitched the idea of the Voyager missions to Richard Nixon with the idea of touring the outer planets, he was told that the last time it was possible, Thomas Jefferson was in the White House. Nixon responded ‘let's do two then.’ The original proposal was for one voyager mission. The particular planetary alignment that Voyager 2 used on its journey occurs only once every 176 years.

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913. Ground Coffee Cockroaches-Large piles of coffee beans often get infested with cockroaches and it is impossible to remove them completely. So they are simply ground up with the coffee beans. Cockroaches are a known trigger for asthma and allergies.

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914. Genie Wiley-Genie Wiley was a girl who was raised in a dark isolated room with no indication of an outside world for the first 13 years of her life. Her father was incredibly abusive, and when authorities rescued her, she couldn't speak at all and only made infantile noises. Despite early tests confirming she had normal vision in both eyes, she could not focus them on anything more than 10 feet away, corresponding to the dimensions of the room her father kept her in.

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915. Frank Sinatra-Frank Sinatra's acceptance speech for a Legend Award at the 1994 Grammys was cut short due to commercial breaks. In response, Billy Joel stopped halfway through his performance of 'The River of Dreams' later on, simply looking at his watch and saying 'valuable advertising time going by...'

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916. The Breakfast Club-After screening the 1985 John Hughes film, The Breakfast Club, for the first time, studio executives stood up without saying a word. When the producer finally spoke, he said ‘It's a piece of sh*t. It's horrible. It's just a bunch of kids in school talking.’

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917. Siamese cats-Siamese cats are temperature sensitive albinos which cause cooler body parts to be darker and warmer parts to be lighter. As they get older, their body temperature decreases and overall color darkens.

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918. Addicks Reservoir Development-Houston officials let developers build thousands of homes inside reservoirs. Nobody told homebuyers that the reservoirs were designed to flood during major rainstorms until Hurricane Harvey happened.

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919. Mazda6 Spider Recall-In 2011, Mazda had to recall 52,000 cars because Yellow Sac Spiders love the smell of gasoline and Mazda 6’s gas tank design made it easy for them to build their webs in the car’s emission systems.

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920. Maynard Harrison Smith-In 1943, a B-17 flying fortress caught up in flames amid intense enemy fire. Three of the 5-man crew bailed leaving behind the pilot and Sgt. Maynard 'Snuffy' Smith. Smith had to juggle between returning fire and keeping the flames under control. He threw flaming bits down a hole in the hull, tossed burning ammunition crates overboard and finally put out the final bit of fire by pissing on it. The bomber broken in two pieces after it landed. Smith was awarded Medal of Honor.

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16 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.

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