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931. Theron Boutella Atomic Blonde-It took 45 minutes to film Charlize Theron's sex scene with Sofia Boutella in Atomic Blonde. Theron found the scene easy and attributed this fact to them both being dancers.

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932. William Bigfoot Anakin Darts-In 1908 William ‘Bigfoot’ Anakin, a local champion, was taken along by a publican to court to help demonstrate that darts was not gambling, it was a game of skill. He threw three darts in the center. No other court official could do the same. The judge then ruled that darts was a game of skill.

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933. Sleep Deprivation-According to new research, sleeping less than the recommended eight hours a night is associated with intrusive, repetitive thoughts like those seen in anxiety or depression.

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934. Lord of the Rings Tolkien Rights-When J. R. R. Tolkien sold the movie rights for Lord of the Rings, he forbade Disney from ever becoming involved as long as it was possible to veto anything from or influenced by the Disney studios for all whose works I have a heartfelt loathing.

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935. Frank Goldsmith Jr-Frank Goldsmith, Jr. was a Titanic survivor who later lived near Navin Field (Tiger Stadium) in Detroit. He never took his children to baseball games because the roar of the crowd reminded him of the screams of people dying in the freezing water.

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936. Snoopy NASA Mascot-Snoopy is NASA's official safety mascot. Every astronaut since 1968 has worn a silver Snoopy pin into space. Upon return, the astronauts present the pin as a special recognition to a civilian team member who helped keep them safe.

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937. Ralph Nader-Though offered a scholarship to Princeton, Ralph Nader's father forced him to decline the offer on the grounds that the family was able to pay Nader's tuition and the funds should go to a student who could not afford it. Nader graduated magna cum laude in 1955.

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938. Vikings flyting-Vikings had their own version of rap battling called ‘flyting’ which was a ritual, poetic exchange of insults practiced mainly between the 5th and 16th centuries.

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939. James Hong-James Hong (Lopan from Big Trouble in Little China) served in the US Army during the Korean War, but he was so entertaining to the other troops in training camp that the camp general requested he stay at the camp to be in charge of live shows rather than deploy overseas.

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940. Thomas Baker-During World War 2, Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Baker ordered his squad to leave him propped against a tree with a pistol and eight bullets when he was wounded. Later, American forces found the now deceased Baker in the same spot, holding an empty pistol, with eight dead Japanese soldiers lying around him.

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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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