1. There's a city
    in Brazil called
    "Nao-Me-Toque"
    meaning "Don't Touch Me."
  2. Landlocked Bolivia maintains a
    standing navy, in preparation
    for the day it reconquers coastline
    lost to Chile in the 19th Century.
  3. The Liberty Bell and Big Ben were cast by the same bell foundry and both bells are cracked.
  4. The last person who died at the Berlin Wall attempted to escape in a hot air balloon but fell to his death.
  5. Benjamin Franklin never patented any of his inventions. He reasoned that "we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously."
  6. Russians take guns into space to protect themselves against bears if they land off-course.
  7. Horseshoe crab blood is worth US$15,000/L, due to its ability to detect bacteria.
  8. Australia is the only Western country in the world to not have a Bill of Rights.
  9. If Apple didn't hold US$181 billion overseas, it would owe US$59 billion in U.S. taxes.
  10. There is just one insect native to Antarctica, the Belgica Antarctica.
  11. Anne Frank wrote in her famous diary, "When I write I can shake off all my cares. (...) But (...) will I ever be able to write something great?"
  12. Julius Caesar was pronounced 'YOO-lee-us KYE-sahr' in ancient Rome.
  13. Alexander the Great was not much admired in his lifetime, and was seen by many as a drunken tyrant.
  14. Providing birth control to women at no cost substantially reduced unplanned pregnancies and cut abortion rates by 62% to 78% over the U.S. national rate, a study found.
  15. The top 10% of American alcohol consumers ingest about 10 drinks per day.
  16. 37% of the Argentine population are of Italian descent, about 12,8 million people.
  17. In 2002, a 15-year-old boy, inspired by 9/11, stole an airplane and flew it into a skyscraper in Tampa, Florida. He was the only death.
  18. 41%
    of all amphibian species are at the brink of extinction.
  19. Steven Spielberg completed his degree course, 33 years after dropping out, by submitting Schindler's List as his final project.
  20. The entirety of the world's population would fit into a city the size of Texas if the population density was the same as New York.
  21. Cockroaches can run on two legs, and that they can reach speeds of almost 5 feet per second.
  22. Open up a conversation in Facebook Messenger and type @fbchess play to start a game of chess with a friend.
  23. You don't catch a cold because of cold weather. People just spend more time indoors when it's cold, which allows germs to transfer between people more easily.
  24. Tibetan monks practicing a rare form of meditation known as "g-tummo" can raise their core temperature at will.
  25. While floating in lunar orbit, astronaut Al Worden was 2,235 miles (3,600 km) away from his companions, making him the most isolated human being ever.
  26. The Titanic crew had no binoculars , which may have helped them see the iceberg. They were inside a locker and the key was lost.
  27. Chimpanzees in West Africa have entered their own Stone Age: they have been using stone tools for generations.
  28. Tim Storms, the man with the world's deepest voice, can hit notes so low that only animals as massive as elephants are able to hear them.
  29. The human body emits upwards of 10^6 biological particles per hour, creating a detectible microbial cloud into surrounding indoor air.
  30. The largest prime number ever found is more than 22 million digits long.
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 »