1. When Steve Jobs was at his deathbed, he asked for five different oxygen masks so that he could choose the one with the best design.
  2. The only road out of Equatorial Guinea on the mainland during the mandate of its first president was mined.
  3. If you want to learn about monsters and ghouls in real life, you can get a PhD in Parapsychology at the University of Edinburgh.
  4. Nearly 40% of the world lived under Marxist governments in the late 20th Century.
  5. The national anthem of Ukraine is called
    ‘The glory and the freedom of Ukraine has not yet perished'.
  6. In 1916, there was a proposed Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would put all acts of war to a national vote. Anyone voting "yes" would have to register as a volunteer for service in the army.
  7. Spinraza, a drug for spinal muscular atrophy, has a list price of $750,000.
  8. An IKEA in the Netherlands had to cancel their 1 euro breakfast special because it attracted too many customers and caused traffic jams on the highway.
  9. All Bran is only 87% bran.
  10. General Electric is the only company remaining from the original Dow Jones index of 1896.
  11. As global temperatures rise, flowers are emitting less scent.
  12. After just under a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly's gene expression changed significantly and it's different to his identical twin brother's DNA.
  13. One of the late Stephen Hawking's widely-accepted theories is that black holes aren't black.
  14. Amazon's largest warehouse is the size of 17 American football fields.
  15. 770,000 people living in England cannot speak English well.
  16. A single human being's DNA contains as much information as fifty novels.
  17. All galaxies, regardless of size,
    rotate once every billion years.
  18. Dynamite was originally going to be called 'Nobel's Safety Powder'.
  19. While filming "The Wizard of Oz," 16-year-old Judy Garland was put on a diet of chicken soup, coffee, and 80 cigarettes a day.
  20. A report found that the free weights at the gym have 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.
  21. When you first meet people it is common to forget their names - a phenomenon called the ‘next-in-line' effect. This is because people are too worried about themselves, and what they'll say next, to focus on remembering the names of people they're introduced to.
  22. Until 1948, 7-Up contained "lithium citrate", a mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder.
  23. Actor Frankie Muniz suffers from long term memory loss and doesn't remember being on Malcolm in the Middle.
  24. Pirates probably didn't wear eyepatches because of a missing eye; it's much more likely that they were keeping one eye ready to see in darkness, so that they could adjust quickly when going below deck.
  25. In the late Middle Ages, books were so valuable that libraries would chain them to the bookcase. This was widely practiced until the 18th century.
  26. The first woman to cycle round the world learnt to ride a bike a few days before she set off.
  27. 37% of Brits believe their jobs are meaningless and do not contribute to the world.
  28. The Museum of Bread Culture in Ulm, Germany, has a collection of over 18,000 objects, none of which is bread.
  29. When Czechoslovakia split, it split not only the country, but also the national anthem,
    which had verses both in Czeck and Slovak language.
  30. Three of the four members of Metallica divorced their wives during the recording of The Black Album due to its troubled production.
Jesus Facts
South Korea Facts
Banana Facts
United Nations
Historic Events
People & Civilizations
Social Issues
Life & Love
Tech & Invention
Humor & Offbeat
Books & Language
Movies & TV
Art & Music
Food & Drink
Business & Economy
Sports & Games
Animals & other lifeforms
Body & Health
Global Issues
Plants & Minerals
welcome back
Log In With Facebook
- or -
sign up
Step 1
Sign Up With Facebook
- or -
I'm a
you're registered, but please specify...
change password
Step 2
my interests
Step 3
slide settings
Like Factslides? Register!
✔ See only NEW facts you haven't seen before.
Filter Random Facts by Interest (Humor, History, ...)
Save Favorites
and more!

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!
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 »