1. De-extinction is scientifically possible. Several viruses have already been brought back, including the 1918 flu pandemic virus.
  2. There is no scientific evidence that shaving or waxing will make your hair come back thicker.
  3. 29 days after the Titanic sank, a movie about it was released. It featured an actress who was actually on the Titanic and survived.
  4. During the Holocaust, Jewish boxer Salamo Arouch was imprisoned at Auschwitz. He was forced to fight fellow prisoners; the losers were sent to the gas chambers or shot. He survived over 2 years and 200 fights until the camp was liberated.
  5. A face-recognition software determined that Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa is 83% happy, 9% disgusted, 6% fearful, and 2% angry.
  6. In Ancient Egypt, killing a cat, even accidentally, incurred the death penalty.
  7. Hitler believed he was attractive to women, so he remained single for political gain. The German people were unaware of Eva Braun until after the war.
  8. Canada has the third largest oil reserves of any country in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
  9. 23%
    rose the cost of living in NYC in just five years: from 2009 to 2014.
  10. Humans killed at least 2.8 million whales in the 20th century.
  11. In 1863, Venezuela became the first modern country to abolish the death penalty for all crimes.
  12. 103
    countries have abolished the death penalty. Notable exceptions include the U.S., Japan and China.
  13. Benedict IX was Pope on 3 occasions. He regularly held orgies in the Vatican and sold the papacy only to claim it back the following year.
  14. Ernest Hemingway, his father, his brother, his sister and his granddaughter all committed suicide.
  15. At least 20 million people died during the Taiping Rebellion in China, led by a man who claimed to be the brother of Jesus, and who attempted to impose a theocracy based on his interpretation of Christianity.
  16. Over 20% of all calories collectively consumed by humanity are from a single food: rice.
  17. The Dalai Lama was on the CIA's payroll from the late 1950s until 1974, reportedly receiving US$180,000 a year.
  18. When U2 singer Bono was 14 years old, his mother died at her father's funeral.
  19. The average person in Argentina spends over 20 hours a week listening to the radio, the most of any country, a survey found.
  20. There is a sect, offshoot of Christianity, that believes Jesus is currently living in China as a Chinese woman.
  21. Nearly 1 in 3 people in the Arab world is illiterate, including nearly half of all women, according to the Arab League Educational Organisation.
  22. The median wedding in the U.S. costs US$18,086.
  23. In 1975, Australia had a government shutdown, which ended with the Queen firing everyone and the government starting again.
  24. There's a small town in France called "La-mort-aux-Juifs," meaning "Death to Jews."
  25. The first recorded use of Marijuana was in China, over 4700 years ago.
  26. In the 1920's and early 1930's, women dominated the screenwriting profession in Hollywood's movies.
  27. Sigmund Freud recommended Cocaine as treatment for depression, alcoholism, and morphine addiction.
  28. There's one kosher butcher in Cuba. Fidel Castro personally allowed him to stay and serve 1,500 people practicing Judaism.
  29. In Finland, fines are based on income. In 2002, a Nokia executive was fined with a US$103,000 speeding ticket.
  30. Norway was originally called "Nordweg," meaning the "Northern Way."
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 »