1. Norway was originally called "Nordweg," meaning the "Northern Way."
  2. In 1892, over 200 people left Australia to create "New Australia," a utopian socialist settlement in Paraguay.
  3. The least corrupt countries in the world are New Zealand and Denmark, according to the Corruptions Perception Index.
  4. Spain was the third most visited country in the world in 2013.
  5. Every single cell in our skeleton is replaced every 7 years.
  6. A Chameleon's skin is made up of tiny mirror-like crystals that reflect different levels of light, thereby changing its skin color.
  7. American kids rank 25th in the world in math, 21st in science, and 1st in confidence in their own abilities.
  8. Only about .003 percent of the water on Earth can be used by humans.
  9. CT body scans expose the patient to the same amount of radiation as that experienced within a mile and a half of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
  10. Your taste buds are replaced every 10 days.
  11. Your eyebrows renew themselves every 64 days.
  12. The average age
    of a
    human fat cell
    is 10 years.
  13. Iran is the only country in the world where it is legal to sell your kidneys. The government regulates the market.
  14. Men account for 74.4% of lead roles in Hollywood movies.
  15. The soil on Mars is particularly good for growing asparagus.
  16. 80% of plane crashes occur in the first 3 or last 8 minutes of a flight.
  17. Samsung's first product was dried fish.
  18. During Hitler's years in power, his book "Mein Kampf" was given away for free to every newlywed couple.
  19. Twitter bought Vine for US$30 million several months before it was even officially released.
  20. Couples who spend less on their wedding tend to have longer-lasting marriages.
  21. Rain has never been recorded in parts of Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth.
  22. The Mormon Church baptized 380,000 Holocaust victims posthumously, offending and sparking controversy among many Jewish groups.
  23. There's a cruise ship that runs between Stockholm, Sweden, and Helsinki, Finland, just to purchase cheap alcohol.
  24. Argentina has the highest number of psychiatrists per capita in the world.
  25. Smoking makes the risk of a heart attack 200% to 400% greater than that of nonsmokers.
  26. One-third of first heart attacks are fatal, and another third result in permanent damage to the heart.
  27. In Switzerland, some people still regularly eat dog and cat meat. It's legal in the country.
  28. One of the world's most expensive coffee brands is made from the dung of Thai elephants.
  29. Burning Mountain, Australia, has an underground natural coal fire that has been burning for about 6,000 years.
  30. North Korea uses a fax machine to send threats to South Korea.
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 »