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951. Mila Kunis-Mila Kunis' mom made her work at Rite Aid scooping ice cream even after she became famous while working on That 70's Show.

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952. XBox Submarine Controller-The US Navy replaced expensive and clunky periscope controls on submarines with Xbox 360 controllers, which reduced training time from hours to minutes.

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953. Capuchins Money Experiments-Monkeys can learn to use money. Capuchins that were taught to exchange silver discs for treats began budgeting for foods they liked, buying more of something when the price dropped, and started gambling. Eventually, rich monkeys even figured out they could pay each other for sex. Experiment also had a ‘bank robbery’ near the end. One monkey tried to burn the whole system down.

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954. Glenn Shadix-Glenn Shadix, the actor who played Otho in Beetlejuice, was subjected to 'ex gay' electrical shock treatments when he came out to his parent. When this failed to change his orientation, he attempted suicide and survived a 3-day coma. After the incident, his parents accepted his sexuality.

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955. Forbidden Fruit-The forbidden fruit in the Bible was not an apple. It only became known as an apple when the bible was translated into Latin in the 4th century, because the word ‘Malus’ means both apple and evil.

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956. Kyoto University Monkey Escape-A group of 15 monkeys escaped a research institute in Japan by using trees to catapult themselves over a 17 feet high electric fence one by one. However, the primates appeared unsure as to what to do with their newfound freedom. The monkeys remained by the gates of the research centre and were lured back into captivity by scientists armed with peanuts.

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957. Arizona Super Bowl MLK-Arizona lost its chance to host the 1990 Super Bowl after its voters refused to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a state holiday.

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958. Liquid laundry packets-There have been eight deaths related to ingesting liquid laundry packets (Tide Pods) in the USA between 2012 and early 2017 that have been reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Only two of the cases were actually children, with six of them being adults with dementia.

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959. Keanu Reeves-Keanu Reeves often foregoes some of his paycheck so that producers can bring on other notable actors. On The Devil's Advocate, he reduced his salary by a few million dollars so that they could afford Al Pacino, and he did the same thing on The Replacements to be able to work with Gene Hackman.

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960. Charles Joughin-Charles Joughin, Chief Baker on Titanic, helped passengers board life boats (forcibly boarding those who thought it safer to stay on the ship), drank a half a bottle of liqueur, then threw chairs overboard for use as flotation devices, rode the side of the ship down while it sunk, and survived.

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18 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.

  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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