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971. Anne Hathaway-The Mormon film industry is called Mollywood and it makes films from a Church of Latter Days Saints perspective. It has featured actors like Anne Hathaway, Sean Astin and Wilford Brimley.

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972. Diogenes-When Diogenes, the ancient Greek philosopher, noticed a prostitute's son throwing rocks at a crowd, he said, ‘Careful, son. Don't hit your father.’

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973. Reggie and Cheryl Miller-Reggie Miller, NBA Hall of Famer, couldn't escape his older sister Cheryl's shadow while in high school. On January 26, 1982, he scored a career high 40 points. He tried bragging about it on the car ride home, only to find out Cheryl had scored 105 points and broke 8 national records.

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974. Sugar Harvard Study-3 Harvard scientists were paid $50,000 in the 1960s to promote sugar use and paint fat as the bad guy.

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975. Alan Alda-Alan Alda has been married for 60 years and has three daughters. He met his wife at a mutual friend's dinner party and they bonded when a rum cake accidentally fell onto the kitchen floor and they were the only two guests who did not hesitate to eat it.

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976. Lobsters Life-Lobsters aren't actually ‘immortal’. They show the effects of aging differently and, after a certain age, apparently lose the ability to molt their shells, resulting in death soon after. Their lifespans are 31-54 or so years for European Lobsters. They have what's called ‘indeterminate’ growth, meaning that they grow and reproduce until they die.

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977. Ruth Bader Ginsburg-After her husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attended class and took notes for both of them, typed her husband's dictated papers and cared for their daughter and her sick husband, all while making the Harvard Law Review.

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978. Rudolph Hess-Hitler's deputy Rudolph Hess spent the last 20 years of his life as the sole prisoner in a jail designed to hold 600 inmates. After Hess finally died in 1987 at a very old age, the British Military authorities had the prison torn down so it would not become any type of shrine to Fascism. Hess's grave was also torn down in 2011 due to the fact that it became a shrine for Neo-Nazis.

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979. Private Ryan Ohama Scene-For the brutal Omaha Beach scene in ‘Saving Private Ryan’, Spielberg hired several dozen army amputees with prosthetic limbs so that he could have their arms and legs blown off in a more realistic fashion. More than $11 million was spent and 1,000 extras were used for the infamous scene.

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980. Joe Delaney-Running back Joe Delaney died attempting to save three children from drowning. Despite being unable to swim, Delaney told a bystander there: ‘I’ve got to save those kids. If I don’t come up, get somebody,’ before rushing into the water.

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19 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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