1. The word Gorilla is derived from a Greek word that means "tribe of hairy women".
  2. 600
    Americans die each year from falling out of bed.
  3. A Blogger hired a woman to slap him every time he's on Facebook.
  4. The word "soccer" originated as a
    slang abbreviation of the word "association"
  5. The color red opens your appetite.
  6. The lack of physical activity is one of the leading causes of preventable death worldwide.
  7. Croissants are banned in Syria.
  8. Hitler had a digestive disorder that made him fart chronically.
  9. The first typewriter was called "Literary Piano".
  10. The earth's deepest known point equals to 24.5 Empire State Buildings end to end.
  11. The heaviest pig in the world weighed 2,552 lb (1,157 kg).
  12. A caterpillar has as many as 4,000 muscles in its body.
  13. The world's largest cheesecake weighed 6,900 lb (3,130 kg).
  14. The first VCR cost over US$50,000.
  15. 252 million pounds of pepperoni are consumed every year from pizza.
  16. The first ballpoint pen cost the equivalent of £60 today.
  17. The first sailing boats were invented in Egypt.
  18. The world's largest pyramid is not in Egypt but in Mexico.
  19. Every year in the Christmas Island, roads are forced to be closed because of a massive migration of red crabs.
  20. Your eyes can get sunburned.
  21. The most expensive Starbucks drink cost $54.75, it included 60 shots of espresso.
  22. Over 3 billion cups of tea are served each day.
  23. The first telephone directory was issued in 1878. It listed 50 businesses.
  24. The first vacuum cleaner was so big it had to be transported by horse.
  25. New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than other cities in the US.
  26. The Russian mayor of Megion, west Siberia,
    banned excuses.
  27. India has more mobile phones than toilets.
  28. The modern Violin contains over
    70 separate pieces of wood.
  29. The giraffe's feet are the size of a dinner plate, 12 inches (30.5cm) across.
  30. The average human will yawn around 250,000 times over the course of his life.
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 »