1. Autism affects about 21.7 million people in the world.
  2. 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the U.S.
  3. Boys are nearly five times more likely
  4. than girls to have autism.
  5. The doctor who claimed a link between vaccines and autism, Andrew Wakefield, created fraudulent data for his paper and lost his medical license as a result.
  6. Over 20% of the U.S. population still believe that vaccines cause autism.
  7. The 'intense world theory of autism' suggests that autistic people shut down because they experience and feel too much.
  8. People with autism are less likely to catch yawns. The more severe their condition, the less common the behavior gets.
  9. There are virtually no differences in brain anatomy between people with autism and those without.
  10. Low vitamin D levels during pregnancy have been linked to autism.
  11. Over 250 cinemas in the UK have Autism Friendly Screenings (AFS) in which the volume is lower, the lighting is darker and you can take your own food and drink.
  12. Although Autism is generally assumed to be lifelong, there's evidence that between 3% and 25% of affected people eventually recover, a 2008 study found.
  13. Research shows that drama classes are particularly useful for improving the social skills of autistic children.
  14. In Belgium, people with autism, bipolar disorder, depression and other mental illnesses can request to be euthanised.
Asia
America
Africa
Europe
Oceania
Antarctica
U.S.A.
United Nations
Cities
Places
Historic Events
People & Civilizations
Social Issues
Life & Love
Tech & Invention
Humor & Offbeat
Religion
Books & Language
Movies & TV
Art & Music
Food & Drink
Business & Economy
Sports & Games
Science
Animals & other lifeforms
Body & Health
Space
Global Issues
Phenomena
Plants & Minerals
World
History
Society
Nature
SOURCE
♺ SHARE
FAV
Loading...
X
welcome back
 
Log In With Facebook
- or -
 
 
X
sign up
Step 1
 
Sign Up With Facebook
- or -
 
 
 
 
I'm a
 
X
you're registered, but please specify...
X
share
 
  
X
change password
 
 
 
X
profile
Step 2
 
 
 
 
X
my interests
Step 3
X
slide settings
 
 
X
Like Factslides? Register!
 
✔ See only NEW facts you haven't seen before.
Filter Random Facts by Interest (Humor, History, ...)
Save Favorites
and more!

X
Like FACTSlides? Subscribe!
By E-mail:
Facebook:
Twitter:
Pinterest:
CLOSE THIS
X
about
 
Factslides a high traffic content website (over 1 million visits / month) that takes relevant and complex information from NGOs, think tanks, journals, specialized magazines and media and converts it into colorful and animated slideshows that are easy and fun to read, making the information accessible to students, teachers and curious minds for fun, research, lesson planning, and homework.

Factslides is dedicated to provide well-sourced and verified information that will help young people access the information and critical thinking skills they need to make our world a better place.

Launched in July, 2013, it has shown its facts over 1000 million times, and was selected among the Top 100 websites of 2013 by the prestigious PC Magazine, and as one of the 99 Sites That Every Professional Should Know About by BusinessInsider. It was also featured in sites such as The Awesomer, Design Taxi, I-Am-Bored.com, Neatorama, and DONG, a YouTube show with over a million subscribers.
How do I know your facts are credible?
All facts are verified and well sourced. The source URL is located at the bottom of each fact.

Can I use your facts on my site / video / whatever?
You sure can. Just be sure to include a link back to FACTSlides.com as your source.

I found a mistake or have a suggestion! What should I do?
Contact us!
OUR NEW BOOK
Introducing our first book:

1001 Facts to Make your Brain Explode!

Even if you visit Factslides.com every day to get your dosis of new facts —just like over 1 million visitors do every month—, in this book you'll find facts you've never seen before!
Check it out on Amazon »