1. Sand from the Sahara is blown by the wind all the way to the Amazon, recharging its minerals. The desert literally fertilizes the rainforest.
  2. There is a prison in Bolivia where inmates rent their own cells, can live with their families, charge tourists for tours and at one point produced almost all the cocaine in Bolivia.
  3. There is a US$1000 sports bra which uses heat sensors to detect signs of breast cancer up to 6 years earlier than a mammogram can.
  4. The Berlin Wall was torn down by mistakenly-empowered citizens after an East German spokesman misspoke at a press conference and mentioned immediate border crossing privileges for every citizen.
  5. Despite Global Warming, we're still technically in an Ice Age.
  6. In the U.S., if you find a bald eagle feather on the ground, you need a permit to pick it up.
  7. During WW2, Nazi soldiers were fed massive quantities of methamphetamine for increased alertness and endurance.
  8. Astronauts in space can't tell if their bladders are full. They are trained to relieve themselves every two hours.
  9. California has more than 130,000 people in prison.
  10. Giraffe are already extinct in at least seven countries in Africa.
  11. New York is the unhappiest city in the U.S., a 2014 research found.
  12. Along with 1.4 million tons of debris removed, 19,435 body parts were recovered from the WTC after 9/11.
  13. The Amazon
    represents more than
    half of the Earth's
    rainforests.
  14. Poor women in the U.S. have a higher rate of obesity than wealthier women.
  15. Uranus has the coldest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System, with a minimum temperature of -371.56 °F (−224 °C).
  16. In 2009, snipers were deployed in Australia to protect a colony of little penguins from predators.
  17. Octopus wrestling was a popular sport in the 1960s. A diver would fight an octopus in shallow water and drag it to the surface.
  18. Scientists want to introduce global warming on Mars to make life habitable for colonization.
  19. The last surviving Civil War widow didn't pass away until 2008. She married an 86-year-old veteran when she was only 19.
  20. Anne Frank is on YouTube. She was captured on film while leaning out of her window to get a good look of a wedding.
  21. After 9/11, the Maasai tribe of Kenya gave 14 of their most important cattle to America as aid.
  22. Being hit by lightning causes weird skin designs called "Lichtenberg figures."
  23. The weird bright dots you see floating when you look at the sky are your white blood cells.
  24. A man can be arrested in Italy for wearing a skirt in public.
  25. There is a gypsy tribe in India that celebrates death as one of the happiest events in their lives, while treating births with great grief.
  26. If New York City were its own country and the NYPD was its army, it would be the 20-best-funded army in the world.
  27. The youngest king ever was Alfonso XIII of Spain, who became king the day he was born.
  28. During a visit to Egypt in 2012, Hillary Clinton was pelted with tomatoes and shoes, while the protesters chanted "Monica, Monica".
  29. Almost a third of the world's languages are spoken only in Africa.
  30. A koi fish named "Hanako" lived for 225 years.
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 »