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941. Jenna Fischer-Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly) kept the engagement ring that John Krasinski (Jim Halpert) gave to her in an episode of The Office and has sometimes been seen wearing it.

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942. Bolivian Anticlockwise Clock-Clocks run from left to right because in the Northern hemisphere that's how sundials cast shadows. In an attempt to recover their cultural identity, Bolivians installed an anti-clockwise clock in their Congress building.

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943. Ed Rush Dairy Queen-After Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said NBA referee Ed Rush ‘wouldn't be able to manage a Dairy Queen’, Dairy Queen management took offence and offered to let Cuban manage a Dairy Queen for a day. Cuban accepted.

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944. Nuclear Explosion Manhole Cover-The unconfirmed record for fastest moving manmade object is a manhole cover propelled by a nuclear detonation. A high-speed camera trained on the lid caught only one frame of it moving upward before it vanished, which means it was moving about 125,000 miles per hour.

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945. Ahn Jung hwan-hwan-After Korean soccer player, Ahn Jung-hwan scored the goal to eliminate Italy from the 2002 World Cup, his contract was cancelled by Perugia, the Italian club he played for, for ‘ruining Italian soccer.’

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946. Wisconsin Drinking Age-In Wisconsin, children are legally permitted to drink at any age, even in public, so long as a legal guardian gives the okay.

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947. Schöningen Spears-A group of well-preserved wooden spears were unearthed at a German coal mine. They are between 380,000 and 400,000 years old, making them at least 75x older than the pyramids of Egypt. These are the oldest wooden artifacts ever unearthed in Europe.

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948. Handicap Parking Violation-The city of Houston, Texas has a program where they train citizens to write tickets for handicap parking violations. After taking a course in proper procedure, you are given the authority to ticket anyone you see parked in a handicap spot without a placard.

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949. Sears Catalog Home-Sears sold 70,000 mail order houses between 1908 and 1940. You could select a house from a catalog, Sears would then ship the kit by railroad boxcars and you could then assemble it yourself based on the instructions.

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950. Gene Roddenberry-Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, was once involved in a plane crash in the desert in Syria. With two broken ribs, he repeatedly went back into the burning plane to evacuate passengers, then organized search teams to look for civilization.

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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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