1. Woody Allen has written all of his screenplays using the same manual typewriter.
  2. In ancient Greece, throwing an apple at someone was done to declare one's love.
  3. In English-speaking countries, the most popular names for dogs are Max and Molly.
  4. Theodore Roosevelt had one blind eye.
  5. The first thermometer was filled with brandy rather than mercury.
  6. William Shakespeare was born and died on the same day.
  7. In 2011, Twitter users tweeted the equivalent of 8,163 copies of "War and Peace" every day.
  8. 99.9%
    of an atom is made of empty space.
  9. Prosopagnosia is a brain disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces.
  10. Pregnant women have about 50% more blood by week 20 of pregnancy than they did before they conceived.
  11. The Catholic Church once put a dead Pope on trial.
  12. Only male turkeys make the sound that is referred to as a gobble.
  13. The letter J was one of the last letters added to the alphabet.
  14. Nigeria has
    more English speakers than the United Kingdom.
  15. Alaska was sold to the U.S. for about 2 cents per acre (4 m2).
  16. Night-running is a traditional activity held in Kenya in which people run naked at night.
  17. Pope Francis has lived more than 50 years with just one functioning lung.
  18. In Barbados, it is illegal for to wear camouflage clothing.
  19. Originally, Amazon.com was going to be named Relentless.com.
  20. The "French Kiss" entered to the French dictionary
    as the one-word verb "galocher".
  21. During the Middle Ages,
    words like
    "by God's bones"
    were the most offensive swears.
  22. McDonald's drive-thru staff won't serve people if they come on horseback.
  23. In French, a
    walkie-talkie is called talkie-walkie.
  24. The Sea Anemone looks like a flower, but it's actually a carnivorous animal that eats small fish and shrimp.
  25. Over 600,000 people bungee jumped from the Bloukrans River Bridge, the world's highest jump at 216m (708 ft).
  26. Married women among the Dogon people of West Africa would publicly pursue extramarital relationships with encouragement from their mothers.
  27. In Japan, there's a building with a highway passing through it.
  28. One-third of Italians have never used the Internet.
  29. Drone Pilots are found to get stress disorders much as those in Combat do.
  30. Women look their oldest at 3:30pm every Wednesday.
Jesus Facts
South Korea Facts
Banana Facts
United Nations
Historic Events
People & Civilizations
Social Issues
Life & Love
Tech & Invention
Humor & Offbeat
Books & Language
Movies & TV
Art & Music
Food & Drink
Business & Economy
Sports & Games
Animals & other lifeforms
Body & Health
Global Issues
Plants & Minerals
welcome back
Log In With Facebook
- or -
sign up
Step 1
Sign Up With Facebook
- or -
I'm a
you're registered, but please specify...
change password
Step 2
my interests
Step 3
slide settings
Like Factslides? Register!
✔ See only NEW facts you haven't seen before.
Filter Random Facts by Interest (Humor, History, ...)
Save Favorites
and more!

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!
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 »