1. The FBI tracks animal abuse just like homicide, arson and assault.
  2. Once you learn about something new, you start noticing it everywhere. It's called the "Baader-Meinhof phenomenon."
  3. The Aztecs were the first to combine domesticated tomatoes and chilies to make what we now call salsa.
  4. In 2013, more than 800,000 international tourists visited Iraq, despite the fact that it was a war zone.
  5. Ten countries won their first ever Olympic gold medals at the Rio Olympics, including Vietnam, Singapore and Jordan.
  6. A cocaine addict's heart can beat for 25 minutes outside their body.
  7. Dueling with wax bullets was once an Olympic sport.
  8. The homeless of Tokyo, Japan, sleep in 24-hour Internet cafes, since it's cheaper than paying rent.
  9. Dyslexia is not limited to visual reading. Blind dyslexics are also affected when reading braille.
  10. More than a quarter century after the Tiananmen Square massacre, Chinese authorities still censor information about it.
  11. Queen Elizabeth II was courted by Prince Philip when he was 18 and she was only 13. They are also cousins.
  12. The first Olympic disqualification for drug use was against a Swedish pentathlete who drank two beers before his shooting event to calm his nerves.
  13. A London couple kept a man from Nigeria as their slave for 24 years before he finally escaped. They were finally arrested and sentenced to 6 years in prison in 2015.
  14. After WW2, 1,500 German scientists were given amnesty on the condition that they work for the U.S. government .
  15. It took Quebec until 2006 to pay off its debt from hosting the 1976 Summer Olympics.
  16. The top speed at the world's first real automobile race in 1895 was just 15 mph.
  17. After the Crimean war, and until 1916, soldiers in the British army were required to sport mustaches.
  18. In the 19th century, doctors treated hysteria in women by inducing orgasms. This is how the vibrator was invented.
  19. The Allies parachuted dummies over Normandy on D-day to distract Nazi gunners from the real paratroopers.
  20. Tarantulas have evolved almost exactly the same shade of vibrant blue at least 8 separate times.
  21. About US$2 billion in lottery prizes go unclaimed every year in the U.S.
  22. Neil Armstrong threatened legal action against his barber for selling his hair to a collector for US$3,000.
  23. Studies show tattoos make it more difficult to find skin cancer, since a malignant mole can take on the color of the tattoo surrounding it.
  24. There is an island known as "Just Room Enough Island" that has just enough room for a tree and a house.
  25. Vegans in the UK went from 150,000 in 2006 to 542,000 in 2016.
  26. A female president's husband would be known as "First Gentleman".
  27. Lady Gaga wrote her hit "Just Dance" with her producer in just 10 minutes.
  28. Saudi Arabia didn't start sending women to the Olympics until 2012.
  29. The Bajau people of Malaysia live almost entirely at sea.
  30. Portuguese is spoken more in Angola and Mozambique than it is in Portugal.
Jesus Facts
South Korea Facts
Banana Facts
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
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 »