1. Keanu Reeves turned down a $10 million offer for the main role in Speed 2, in favor of touring with his band and playing Hamlet in a theater production.
  2. In 2017, Damien Chazelle, the director of "La La Land," became the youngest-ever winner of the best director Oscar at 32 years old.
  3. “Moonlight” was made for only $1.5 million. There hasn't been a Best Picture winner with a budget that low since “Rocky.”
  4. In Russia, there's a "Temple of all Religions" which serves as a peaceful combination of different cultures.
  5. High-achieving teenagers are more likely to drink alcohol and use cannabis than their less school-smart peers, a study of British adolescents found.
  6. Richard Nixon's inaugural parade route was littered with dying pigeons since the trees were coated with a chemical meant to keep them away.
  7. In Canada, it's illegal to carry a product designed for personal protection against a human attack, including Pepper spray.
  8. When the King of Thailand sued his first wife for divorce, she was unable to defend herself in court because of a law forbidding criticism of the monarchy.
  9. A pair of Levi 501s jeans requires 37 separate sewing operations during manufacture.
  10. There's a monument to the liver in Spain, calling it ''the silent and unselfish organ.''
  11. A 2013 study by Michigan State University found that unattractive people are more likely to be bullied in the workplace.
  12. In 1795, Napoleon offered a 12,000-franc prize to anyone who could invent a way to preserve food and make it portable. A Parisian confectioner spent 15 years experimenting and won the prize.
  13. The shortest Oscar Speech ever was given by Patty Duke in 1962, who at age 16, the youngest person to accept an Oscar in a competitive category, said "Thank You", and walked off the stage.
  14. When Steve Jobs was 13, he was given a summer job by Bill Hewlett (of Hewlett Packard) after Jobs cold-called him to ask for parts for an electronics project
  15. 61% of Americans say they text while driving.
  16. 59% of Americans believe online dating is a good way to meet people.
  17. Theodore and Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Henry Truman, all reported sightings of Abraham Lincoln's Ghost at the White House.
  18. Montpelier, Vermont is the only United States capital without a McDonalds.
  19. 52% of Americans think it's more important to protect their right to own a gun than implement gun control.
  20. There are 80,000 ramen shops throughout Japan.
  21. 7.8 million premature global deaths could be avoided every year if people ate ten portions of fruits and vegetables a day.
  22. Officials in western Canada warned motorists in 2016 not to interact with moose if they find them licking salt off their cars.
  23. In 2005, a fortune cookie company got the lottery numbers right, resulting in 110 winners and an investigation.
  24. In 2016, a French worker sued his ex-employer for €360,000 because his job was "too boring."
  25. Steve Jobs relieved stress by soaking his feet in Apple's company toilets.
  26. Queen, the iconic rock band, was originally called Smile.
  27. A person from Accident, Maryland is called an "Accidental".
  28. Although he lived in the United States for 40 years, Charlie Chaplin never applied for American citizenship. He was born in London.
  29. In an agreement during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Krushchev agreed to remove all nuclear weapons from Cuba; he didn't - he left 100 missiles behind.
  30. In 1877, Charles Darwin traveled to Stonehenge to conduct research on a subject that had long fascinated him: earthworms.
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 »