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2022-08-14 08:39
Major League Baseball pitcher Ed Porray is the only player in league history to not be born in a country. He was born on a fishing boat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on December 5th, 1… Read More
2022-08-14 08:35
The SEC pays 10-30% of the fine to whistleblowers whose info leads to over $1m fines. The post The SEC pays 10-30% of the fine…. appeared first on Crazy Facts Read More
2022-08-14 08:27
Women’s cigarette holders used the same general description as were used for evening gloves. They were: opera length, usually 16 to 20 inches, theatre length, 10 to 14 inches, dinner l… Read More
2022-08-14 08:17
Doctors in Lithuania removed over 1 Kilo (2.2lbs) of metal objects, including screws and nails, from a man’s stomach after he was admitted for abdominal pain. Some of the objects were… Read More
2022-07-29 09:06
In 1841 France almost broke off relations with Texas due to a hotel owner’s marauding pigs eating the French ambassador’s bed linens. The post In 1841 France almost broke off&hel&hell…Read More
2022-07-29 08:58
In 1989, scientists at IBM succeeded in arranging 35 individual xenon atoms on a substrate of chilled crystal of nickel to spell out the initials “IBM”. It was the first time ato… Read More
2022-07-29 08:43
Sprite was originally a Fanta flavor. In 1959 Fanta released a lemon-lime flavor, and it was rebranded & became Sprite in 1961. The post Sprite was originally a Fanta flavor… appe… Read More
2022-07-29 08:11
Turning over control of the Panama Canal to Panama was a huge controversial emotional issue dividing many Americans in the 1970’s. The post Turning over control of the Panama… a… Read More
2022-07-29 08:04
The domestic animals of the Faroe Islands are a result of 1200 years of isolated breeding. As a result, many of the islands’ domestic animals are found nowhere else in the world. The p… Read More
2022-07-29 07:59
The average Mexican is genetically 50% indigenous with evidence of native ancestry being significantly higher on the X chromosome. The post The average Mexican is genetically… appeare… Read More
2022-07-25 08:31
It’s impossible to drive from North to South America because there are no roads between Panama and Colombia. The post It’s impossible to drive… appeared first on Crazy Fac… Read More
2022-07-25 08:24
In 1997, three men from Yemen sued NASA for landing on Mars.They claimed that they inherited the planet from their ancestors 3,000 years ago. The post In 1997, three men from Yemen… a… Read More
2022-07-25 07:59
It was practically illegal to own gold in the US from 1933 to 1974. Roosevelt signed an Executive Order to force all citizens to turn in almost all gold for about $20 per ounce, then declare… Read More
2022-07-22 11:42
Upon request, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his copy of the “I have a dream” speech he had just delivered to the then security guard George Raveling. Raveling has been offered as m… Read More
2022-07-22 11:24
A key reason that Pyramid Schemes are illegal is because of market saturation. If you started a pyramid scheme with 5 people and each person recruited 5 more people, by the 15th tier you wou… Read More
2022-07-20 11:29
Eleanor Roosevelt held her own press conferences where only female journalists were allowed. This ensured they kept their jobs during Depression-era layoffs, earning a steady income & pr… Read More
2022-07-20 11:12
A trio of drunken boys decided to sail out to sea looking for a girl they saw at a sports competition event. They ended up sailing for more than seven weeks and drifted 1300 km off course be… Read More
2022-07-18 07:02
During the 1990’s, Volkswagen sold three special editions of the Golf as part of sponsoring three rock bands’ European tours: The Golf Pink Floyd Edition, the Golf Rolling Stones… Read More
2022-07-18 06:31
Julius Chambers of the New-York Tribune had himself committed to an asylum in 1872, and his account led to the release of 12 patients who were not mentally ill, a reorganization of the staff… Read More
2022-07-05 07:14
In June 2021, a Diver off the coast of Massachusetts was swallowed by a whale. He was trapped in its mouth for nearly a minute before being belched out, surviving with minor injuries. The po… Read More
2022-07-05 06:52
Before he was the best-selling author of The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown tried his luck as a musician. In 1994 he released an album called Angels & Demons—a title he reused for a 2000… Read More
2022-07-04 12:33
Due to environmental concerns, it’s illegal to do dishes in Finland’s lakes. The post Due to environmental concerns… appeared first on Crazy Facts Read More
2022-07-04 12:29
Leo Marks, a WWII cryptographer, suspected that Germans had infiltrated the Dutch network in 1943 because all messages were being sent without any errors. To test his theory, Marks sent a me… Read More
2022-07-04 12:08
In 1996, A group of UFO conspiracy theorists from Long Island, New York led by a retired court bailiff had stolen radioactive materials and planned to assassinate Suffolk County politicians… Read More
2022-07-04 10:23
There’s a village in the Spanish region of Málaga, Andalusia that celebrates 4th of July. Macharaviaya was the birthplace of Bernardo de Gálvez, one of the Founding Fathe… Read More
2022-06-30 08:28
In 1961, Thomas Monaghan got half-ownership of “Domino’s”, now one of the largest pizza companies in the world. All he had to give in return was his used Volkswagen Beetle… Read More
2022-06-30 08:19
NASA planned to send astronauts to Mars in 1981 using Nerva nuclear rockets but congress cut NASA’s funding and Nixon cancelled the Nerva project entirely in 1973, causing Nasa to focu… Read More
2022-06-30 08:07
As far back as 1872, despite practically no women being allowed to vote, Victoria Woodhull of the Equal Rights Party became the first woman nominated for a US Presidential election. Frederic… Read More
2022-06-30 07:56
Limousines are made from cars being cut in half instead of just making the limo. One exception is the presidential limousines. They are built from the factory so that they can integrate all… Read More
2022-06-30 07:24
A bankrupted con-artist from Oregon was able to purchase a bank license and opened a offshore bank in Grenada by claiming to own a 4 pound ruby worth $20 million dollars and a appraisal docu… Read More
2022-06-21 08:37
A man robbed a bank for $1 in order to get sent to prison and receive treatment for pancreatic cancer. However, once inside he learned he did not have cancer, and struck a deal with prosecut… Read More
2022-06-21 08:29
Bermuda has no natural water source. Each house collects rainwater using white, stepped roofs. The post Bermuda has no natural water source… appeared first on Crazy Facts Read More
2022-06-21 08:00
Pythagoras of The Pythagoras Theorem was a cult leader who claimed he could speak with animals, time travel and had an extreme hatred for Fava Beans. The post Pythagoras of The Pythagoras Th… Read More
2022-06-21 07:51
In 1846, Joesph Leidy was the first person to solve a crime using a microscope. A famer claimed the blood on his clothes was chicken blood. Joseph Leidy showed that it was not chicken blood… Read More
2022-06-21 07:35
World War II Spitfires only had about 20 seconds of ‘gun time’ before running out of ammo, making most movie depictions wildly inaccurate. Also one of the biggest issues any hist… Read More
2022-06-21 07:25
Wells Fargo was forced by the feds to rehire a whistleblower employee that reported fraud, and pay him $5.4 million in damages. The post Wells Fargo was forced by the feds… appeared f… Read More
2022-06-13 09:15
Cologne was originally produced as protection against the plague. It was widely believed that bad-smelling air spread the disease. The post Cologne was originally produced as… appeare… Read More
2022-06-12 10:44
Mr. T‘s trademark gold neck chains and jewelry was the result of customers losing the items or leaving them after a fight at the nightclub where Mr T. worked as a bouncer. A banned cus… Read More
2022-06-12 10:36
D-Day was originally supposed to happen on 5th June but meteorologist James Stagg persuaded Dwight Eisenhower to postpone by a day right at the last minute. The weather conditions had to be… Read More
2022-06-12 10:32
In New Orleans during Mardi Gras they serve an iced, multi-colored cake called King Cake. Inside the cake there is a small baby figurine called a fève which represents baby Jesus. Who… Read More
2022-06-11 07:47
The air quality around the Salton Sea in the Imperial Valley (CA) is so bad that schools use green, yellow, and red flags to indicate whether children with asthma can go outside and play wit… Read More
2022-06-10 11:26
When Ozone gas was first identified in 1840 its harmful effects were not widely understood – it was associated with fresh air and recuperative properties. In 1882, a businessman coined… Read More
2022-06-05 11:47
Oysters used to be one of the cheapest and widely available foods in New York City, and crushed oyster shells were even used as mortar to build the city and pave its roads. The post Oysters… Read More
2022-06-05 11:40
In 2013 an angler won £800 in a fishing completion with a 13lb Bass, he then sold it to a fishmonger. However he had stolen it from a local aquarium, another competitor recognized it… Read More
2022-06-05 11:36
The first commercial airliner shot down by hostile forces was refurbished, returned to service, and later became the third commercial airliner to be shot down by hostile forces. The post The… Read More
2022-06-05 11:26
In order to quickly identify the training of their mules in a herd, the US Army shaved bells into the tail. One bell meant the animal could pack, two meant it could pack & drive, and thr… Read More
2022-06-05 11:16
The earliest Sony Walkman models had two separate headphone jacks labeled “guys” and “dolls” so you could share your music with others and not come off as being antis… Read More
2022-06-05 11:09
A 1982 Harvard study confirmed that Tibetan monks can raise their body temperature with their minds. Practitioners of “g-tummo” yoga demonstrated the ability to raise the tempera… Read More
2022-06-05 10:58
France demanded billions in reparations from the Haitians for their freedom. Haiti was a successful slave revolt and one of many countries in the New World that fought to earn its freedom. F… Read More
2022-06-05 10:39
Octopuses often collect trinkets and will plunder coins from ancient shipwrecks to fill their homes with. The post Octopuses often collect trinkets… appeared first on Crazy Facts Read More
2022-05-30 09:47
In 1989 in Tacoma, WA, Army Ranger buddies at a bbq were threatened by Crips in the neighborhood. The Rangers called more buddies, who brought more firearms. They set up defensive positions… Read More
2022-05-30 09:34
Between 1854 and 1921 in the US, over 250,000 children were transported on “Orphan Trains” to be adopted by new families; many found new homes, but, sometimes the “adoption… Read More
2022-05-30 09:26
Smedley Butler was one of the most decorated Marines with 2 Medals of Honor. He served 33 years & became an anti war advocate. He wrote “War is a Racket” about war profiteeri… Read More
2022-05-26 08:45
A Cuban military pilot defected to the US in a MIG-23, and later piloted a Cessna BACK to Cuba to exfiltrate his wife and children. The post A Cuban military pilot defected… appeared… Read More
2022-05-25 11:40
After the TV show Teletubbies ended, the owner of the land used had to dig out the hill and flood the field it was filmed in, due to the amount of people trespassing to see Teletubbieland. T… Read More
2022-05-21 11:15
A painting from ~1510, Ascent of the Blessed, depicts the famous ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ experienced by some people during near-death experiences. The post A painting fr… Read More
2022-05-21 09:22
In 1972 Jean Boulet set the world record for the highest altitude reached in a helicopter, 40,280ft. During descent his engines failed, and he landed the helicopter without power, setting an… Read More
2022-05-21 07:32
There is a term related to the art of hotel toilet paper folding called “toilegami”. The reason for this hotel practice: “Hotels want to give their guests…confidence… Read More
2022-05-14 06:48
Vincent Van Gogh wanted to be a pastor and didn’t start painting until 1880 when he was 27 years old and his most famous works were done while he was a patient in an asylum a year befo… Read More
2022-05-14 06:16
In Finland, knitting and making textile stuff is part of the school curriculum. The post In Finland, knitting… appeared first on Crazy Facts Read More
2022-05-10 13:29
The “Dade” in Miami-Dade county refers to Major Francis Dade who led 110 men to forcibly remove the Seminoles Indians from Florida in 1836 but was the first man killed in an ambu… Read More
2022-05-08 11:51
In 1925 William Randolph Hearst purchased the cloisters of a Spanish monastery, had it dismantled brick by brick, and shipped it all to the US. The pieces sat in a Brooklyn, NY warehouse for… Read More
2022-05-08 11:46
In effort to keep morale high for WWII troops fighting in the Pacific, the British built a floating brewery and dispatched it to the South Seas. America did something similar with ice cream… Read More
2022-04-24 12:15
Before Geronimo ever learned how to properly use a rifle, he would run at armed enemies in a zig-zag pattern until he was close enough to use his knife. He claimed that the mountain spirits… Read More
2022-04-20 07:08
The founder of Safeway supermarkets was a preacher who felt that credit purchases were evil, and named his cash-only stores to promote the “safe way to shop”. The post The founde… Read More
2022-04-20 06:34
In 1940, an insurance agent sold an $800K policy on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and secretly pocketed the premium, believing the new bridge to be indestructible. The bridge collapsed spectacul… Read More
2022-04-20 05:51
Since the 1960s, the Aral Sea, formerly the fourth largest lake in the world, has been drying up, leaving hundreds of fishing boats rusting in the desert. The post Since the 1960s, the Aral… Read More
2022-04-18 07:20
Cry rooms were an amenity movie theaters had starting in the 1940s. These were small areas at the back of a theater where those with unruly kids could continue to watch the film. The presenc… Read More
2022-04-18 06:45
21 leading Nazis were given IQ tests at Nuremberg. The average score was 128. The smartest Nazi was Hjalmar Schacht, a key resistance fighter who was acquitted on all charges. He scored 143… Read More
2022-04-18 06:29
Under German law, self-driving cars must be programmed to avoid human death at all cost. This means the car is allowed to destroy property, accelerate beyond legal speeds, and hit animals to… Read More
2022-04-18 06:12
The distance of Earth from the Sun is about 108 times the diameter of the Sun. Likewise, the distance between the Earth and the Moon is also about 108 times the diameter of the Moon. The pos… Read More
2022-04-18 06:08
An author created a 1000 page book that is made up of a single run on sentence. The post An author created a 1000… appeared first on Crazy Facts Read More
2022-04-18 06:05
Moxie is the oldest bottled soft drink in the U.S. Founded in 1884, 2 years before Coca-Cola, it originally claimed to have “cured drunkards by the thousands”. Once widely availa… Read More
2022-04-11 05:47
In 1928, to recover from the loss of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Disney devised an idea of a mouse character named Mortimer while on a train headed to California, producing a few simple drawing… Read More
2022-04-11 05:33
From 1927 to 1952, Tobacco Companies used pictures of doctors in their advertising and used slogans claiming that doctors endorsed their brand. The post From 1927 to 1952, Tobacco Companies… Read More

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