1. More U.S. teens smoke marijuana than cigarettes or e-cigs, a survey found.
  2. Cuba is often called "El Cocodrilo", Spanish for alligator, which is what the island looks like from an aerial view.
  3. A protest in Rome, Italy, against the war in Iraq involved around 3 million people and was listed in the 2004 Guinness Book of World Records as the largest anti-war rally in history.
  4. In 2015, over 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses—the most ever.
  5. Arthur Boycott, a pupil at Hereford Cathedral School, checked out a school library book. His granddaughter returned it 120 years later.
  6. In order to combat obesity, France banned free refills at fast food restaurants in 2015.
  7. 5 to 6 billion years from now, as the Sun becomes a red giant, Saturn's moon Titan will become warm enough for life to possibly evolve in manner similar to Earth.
  8. The Aurora Ice Hotel in Alaska was made entirely of ice. Ice walls, ceiling, beds, bar, barstools, even martini glasses were made of ice. It was closed by the fire marshall for not having smoke detectors.
  9. The band Bloodhound Gang recorded a track called "The Ten Coolest Things About New Jersey". The "song" consists of ten seconds of silence.
  10. The annual Monkey Buffet Festival in Thailand provides food and drink to the local monkey population, more than 2000, thanking them for drawing tourists to the town.
  11. In the 90s, the Pentagon considered developing a chemical that caused bad breath (halitosis), making it easy to identify guerrillas trying to blend in with civilians.
  12. Ronald Reagan's
    pet name for
    Nancy Reagan
    was ‘Mommy Poo Pants'.
  13. It would take 225 million years to walk a light year.
  14. Fried tarantulas are a delicacy in Cambodia.
  15. Nearly two-thirds of the Great Wall of China have been damaged or ruined.
  16. Long-term stays in space reveal issues with bone and muscle loss in low gravity, immune system suppression, and radiation exposure.
  17. Unlike lions, tigers live solitary lives and mark their territories to keep others away.
  18. Chinese scientist Tong Dizhou cloned the first fish in the 1960s, but the Maoist government forced him to abandon his research and become a janitor during the Cultural Revolution.
  19. Texas has its own power grid to avoid dealing with the U.S. federal government.
  20. Britain boasts the largest Indian restaurant in the world, The Aakash, which can seat up to 750 people in one sitting.
  21. Switzerland only joined the United Nations in 2002.
  22. Meteorito is a Cabernet Sauvignon wine that was aged in a barrel with a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite for a year.
  23. For every dollar invested in sanitation and water, there is a $4.30 return in the form of reduced health care costs around the world.
  24. Alexandre Dumas, author of The Count of Monte Cristo, fought a duel when he was 23 years old, but his pants fell down in the midst of it.
  25. In Alaska, more than 80% of adults are registered as organ donors, while in New York, only 12% of adults are organ donors.
  26. The Battle of Waterloo didn't take place in the village of Waterloo but in the nearby villages of Braine l'Alleud and Plancenoit.
  27. The cross-eyed silent-film comedian Ben Turpin had his eyes insured for US$100,000 against uncrossing.
  28. The FBI was created under the tenure of attorney general Charles Joseph Bonaparte, the great-nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  29. The city of Surprise, Arizona was named by its founder who stated she "would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much."
  30. The Aztecs had penalties for being drunk which ranged from head-shaving to the death penalty.
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 »