1. No one knows for sure why tennis points go 15-30-40, or even why 0 is called love.
  2. Rosa Parks was sitting in the colored section of the bus during the infamous incident in Montgomery; she was asked to vacate her seat, in the front row of the colored section, because the white portion of the bus was filled.
  3. Diphylleia grayi is know as a skeleton flower because its white petals go transparent when wet, but return to white when dry.
  4. Will Smith's first name is Willard, not William.
  5. Only 10%
    of women who have lumps will have cancer.
  6. 70% of all train journeys in England start or finish in London.
  7. Switzerland monitors its airspace around the clock but only intercepts illegal flights during office hours.
  8. In 2008 it was estimated that 80% of all businesses on the isle of Sicily were forced to pay a "protection fee" to the Mafia.
  9. Dolphins trained to kill for the Soviet navy were sold to Iran because they could no longer afford to feed it.
  10. Billy Mitchell, founding father of the U.S. Air Force, predicted in 1924 that air attacks would be made by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor.
  11. During the Vietnam War, Hugh Thompson Jr. order his men to turn their guns on American soldiers to protect Vietnamese civilians and helped put a stop to the My Lai Massacre.
  12. In German slang, the @ symbol is called a klammeraffe or “spider monkey.”
  13. St. Clare of Assisi is the Catholic Church's patron saint of television.
  14. By the end of his brilliant and tortured life, inventor Nikola Tesla was penniless and living in a small NYC hotel room.
  15. 87% of Americans can be uniquely identified using only three bits of information: ZIP code, birth date, and gender.
  16. Under the original terms of the U.S. Constitution, the President could not choose his vice president, instead it was the canditate with the second most votes.
  17. The Ache tribe of Paraguay believe that babies inherit the characteristics of all the men who have had sex with the mother during pregnancy.
  18. In 1997, Pope John Paul II decided that St. Isidore of Seville would be the patron saint of the Internet and computer repairmen.
  19. Every nation in the world allows its residents to divorce under some conditions except the Philippines and the Vatican City.
  20. More than 22 million tons of salt are used to melt ice on roads in the U.S. every year. That's about 137 pounds of salt for every American.
  21. The extraordinary Bourtange star fort in the Netherlands was constructed in 1593 during the time of the Eighty Years' War. It later became a village and now a Museum.
  22. In 1998, Burger King announced the "Left-Handed Whopper", where all the condiments were rotated 180° to suit the left-handed people. It was an April's Fool hoax but people eagerly tried to order it the next day.
  23. Snake wine is an alcoholic beverage produced by infusing whole snakes in rice wine or grain alcohol, which is considered an important curative according to Traditional Chinese medicine.
  24. Too much coffee and stress can produce higher levels of hallucination.
  25. The Red Cross symbol, a red cross on a white background, is not public domain and is illegally used for many video game health packs.
  26. The Pentagon has never been audited.
  27. According to the official Cards Against Humanity rules, the player who pooped last goes first as judge.
  28. Former US President Calvin Coolidge enjoyed "buzzing for his bodyguards and then hiding under his desk as they frantically searched for him."
  29. Because Prince didn't have a will, he lost control of all his music after he died.
  30. Before Joseph Stalin ruled Russia, he organized bank robberies to fund the communist cause.
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 »