Fact Cards

921. Gal Gadot-Gal Gadot was unaware she was auditioning for Wonder Woman. She thought she would be testing for Catwoman.


922. Elephant Funerals-Elephants cover their dead with soil and vegetation, visit the spot an elephant has died, and touch the dead body the way they would greet a living elephant.


923. Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702 Hijack-The hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane in 2014 headed to Switzerland had to be intercepted by French and Italian fighter jets because the Swiss Air force doesn't work on nights and weekends.


924. Battlefield Earth-When ‘Battlefield Earth’ won the Razzie Award for Worst Movie of the Decade, screenwriter J.D. Shapiro accepted it in person saying: ‘No one sets out to make a train wreck. Actually, comparing it to a train wreck isn’t really fair to train wrecks, because people actually want to watch those.’


925. Hugh Jackman Clown-Before he became an actor, Hugh Jackman worked as a birthday clown named 'Coco' and made just 50 bucks. Jackman admits that he had no magic tricks and was even told off by a 6-year-old that he is terrible.


926. South African Car Flamethrower-There is a security system designed in South Africa to protect against the abundance of carjackers. The security system is just an under mounted flamethrower that the driver can use to light potential thieves on fire. It is completely legal in South Africa.


927. Robin Williams LBD-3 months after Robin Williams' death, it was discovered that he had a rare brain disease called Lewy body disease that was one of the worst cases ever seen. It causes Parkinson-like symptoms, but with a more rapid onset of dementia. He had about 40% loss of dopamine neurons.


928. Ozzy Osbourne Driving Test-Ozzy Osbourne from Black Sabbath once fell asleep during a driving test, waking up to a note saying 'you have failed'. He passed his driving test in 2009 at the age of 60 on his 19th attempt.


929. Snakes on a Plane-In the movie Snakes on a Plane when the flight attendant puts a snake in the microwave, they press a 'snake' preset button.


930. Robert Gould Shaw-After Colonel Robert Gould Shaw died in battle, Confederates buried him in a mass grave as an insult for leading black soldiers. Union troops tried to recover his body, but his father sent a letter saying ‘We would not have his body removed from where it lies surrounded by his brave and devoted soldiers.’





  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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