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Why Did Pirates Wear Eye-patches?

There's a lot of classic staples to pirates - a peg leg, the funny hat, a hook for a hand, and eye-patches! While many people think eye-patches were to cover up a lost eye, the use is actually for a very different reason. Find out here why pirates REALLY wore eye-patches!

The Weird History of the Amsterdam Eel Riots

Amsterdam is known for a lot of things - great nightlife, impressive museums, beautiful canals, and so much more. But there's a strange story that happened in this quirky city regarding a riot that started over a strange game played among the locals. Check out this bizarre piece of Dutch history!

30 Fabulous Facts About Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris has maintained a successful acting career for years now, and has since even debuted in musicals on Broadway. There seems to be nothing this talented man can't do! Take a look inside and you may be surprised to find what interesting facts you never knew about Harris!

30 Insane Facts About Instagram

Instagram is among the most used social media sites. You likely have an account yourself! It's easy to get sucked in to mindless scrolling when you're on Instagram. But take a moment to stop swiping through those cute dog photos, and check out these 30 insane facts about Instagram.

30 Colorful Facts About Parrots

Parrots are definitely among the most colorful birds out there. Known for their ability to talk back and sit on pirate’s shoulders, there’s a huge variety of these intelligent birds, which also means there’s a lot to learn about them! So check out these top 30 colorful facts about parrots!

30 Enchanting Facts About Yosemite National Park

Among the top 5 most visited national parks, Yosemite has a bountiful amount of natural beauty to offer. With endless locations to hike, rock climb, and camp in, Yosemite is a nature lovers dream! There’s more to this park than meets the eye, so here are 30 facts about Yosemite!

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The Weird History of the Amsterdam Eel Riots

Amsterdam is known for a lot of things - great nightlife, impressive museums, beautiful canals, and so much more. But there's a strange story that happened in this quirky city regarding a riot that started over a strange game played among the locals. Check out this bizarre piece of Dutch history!

Green Tea Production Journey: From Harvest to Cup [Infographic]

Green tea is a healthy & tasty habit practiced around the world. Its long journey from harvest to cup explains why it is the top-notch tea among tea lovers. Check out this infographic and find out about the stages of green tea production - from harvesting and processing to packaging and labeling.

30 Fabulous Facts About Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris has maintained a successful acting career for years now, and has since even debuted in musicals on Broadway. There seems to be nothing this talented man can't do! Take a look inside and you may be surprised to find what interesting facts you never knew about Harris!

Charles Darwin Ate One of Everything He Discovered

Charles Darwin is known as the founder of the evolutionary theory, as well as making incredible discoveries about new species, especially on the Galapagos Islands. But with every new animal he found, he also ate! There's a surprising reason behind this that you'll be astounded to learn!

30 Insane Facts About Instagram

Instagram is among the most used social media sites. You likely have an account yourself! It's easy to get sucked in to mindless scrolling when you're on Instagram. But take a moment to stop swiping through those cute dog photos, and check out these 30 insane facts about Instagram.

30 Colorful Facts About Parrots

Parrots are definitely among the most colorful birds out there. Known for their ability to talk back and sit on pirate’s shoulders, there’s a huge variety of these intelligent birds, which also means there’s a lot to learn about them! So check out these top 30 colorful facts about parrots!

30 Enchanting Facts About Yosemite National Park

Among the top 5 most visited national parks, Yosemite has a bountiful amount of natural beauty to offer. With endless locations to hike, rock climb, and camp in, Yosemite is a nature lovers dream! There’s more to this park than meets the eye, so here are 30 facts about Yosemite!

10 Foods That Kill Heartburn

While heartburn isn't worth a trip to the hospital, it can still be painful enough to ruin your day. It's not always easy to avoid, and sometimes it just creeps up on us! But next time it happens to you, stop the symptoms by consuming these simple foods.

Factoid Vs Factlet – What’s The Difference?

If you're on this site, then you probably love random facts! Maybe you even tell your friends something interesting your learned from one of our lists. If so, there's a correct word to use to refer to a fascinating piece of information, and it may not be what you think!

30 Resonating Facts About Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven is arguably one of the most influential classical music composers of all time. This German composer made his mark in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in classical music. Take a look at these 30 facts about this renowned artist that you probably never knew!

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50 Humbling Facts About 9/11

9/11 was the biggest and most devastating assault on the United States with the highest death toll out of all previous and forthcoming attacks. While it may leave a bitter taste, it's now part of history and important to recognize. Here are 50 important facts about September 11.

30 Totally Terrific Facts About YouTube

YouTube is the biggest video sharing service in the world. Most of us use it on a daily basis, either for going from video to video until you end up watching conspiracy theories, or just to entertain ourselves with cute cat videos. Either way, these 30 YouTube facts are worth a read!

Three Times The World Almost Entered A Nuclear War

Nuclear war has been a threat hanging over the world for decades now. Luckily, we've managed to avoid it - so far. But there are a more than a few times where we certainly came close! Here are three of which that you may not have heard about until now!

30 Phenominal Facts About Pablo Picasso

Picasso is among the most renowned artists in the world. Some of his paintings are very bizarre and abstract, which sets him apart from everyone else who tries to wield a paintbrush. Take a look at the top 30 facts about the illustrious painter, Pablo Picasso.

Why Are There So Many Midges In Scotland?

Nobody likes midges - they're called pests for a reason! They seem to serve no purpose other than bothering you and leaving you covered in oh so attractive bite marks, especially during the summer. They're especially abundant in Scotland - but did you know there's a reason? Check it out here!

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30 Claw-some Facts About Cougars

Cougars go by many names - some you may now have known even referred to this giant cat! Inside you'll find out just how many names they have, where you can find them (or avoid them!) and so much more. Check inside and get all the facts about these majestic creatures!

20 Furry Facts About Raccoons

Raccoons are nature's bandit! These cute yet dangerously smart creatures are bound to make you "aww" while stealing your food. There's more to these devious animals than you might think, from their surprising life span to their impressive IQ. Find out more about these not so cuddly animals!

What is a Tardigrade?

One unknown yet impressive creature, is the tardigrade. Able to survive conditions where other species won't, the tardigrade is mother nature's best kept secret. This tiny creature is relatively unknown to the general population despite its impressive features. Check out what a tardigrade is and why it's so unbelievable!

30 Eccentric Facts About Cardi B

Cardi B is one of the most popular female rappers of today. With her sassy attitude and millions of followers, there’s nothing that can stand in the way of this entertainer. There’s likely a lot you didn’t know about Cardi B – see how many of these facts surprise you!

27 Nutty Facts About Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter is an American staple - what kid's lunch box is complete without a classic PB&J? Simple as it is, there's a surprising amount to be learned about this tasty spread! Find out just how many peanuts you need for single jar, along with other nutty about this spread!

30 Facts About Bananas That Will Make You Go Bananas

Bananas are not only delicious, but provide a great source of potassium! As one of the most convenient fruits to eat on the go, how much do you know about this simple yet delicious snack? Expand your knowledge of this tasty fruit with these 30 awesome facts.

100 Delicious Facts About Chocolate

Ah chocolate, the first love of every man, woman & child, it’s a temporary solution to every problem, from upset & anger to happiness & adoration. Here we’re going to look at 100 mouth-wateringly delicious facts about chocolate, and the joy it brings us!

100 Festive Facts To Get You Ready For Christmas

There's so much joy & happiness around at this time of year and so many traditions we all abide by so avidly however nonsensical they may seem but why? And who created all the images, characters and foods we all love? Find out here with these 100 festive facts to get you ready for Christmas!

40 Astonishing Facts About Disneyland

Disneyland, the happiest place on earth, has been popular since before it even opened! Visited by millions of people from around the world each year, the only way to go with this magical place is up. Find out more about this magnificent adventure park with these 40 awesome facts!

30 Scotland Facts That Will Lift Your Kilt!

When you say "Scotland," you might think of bagpipes, and kilts. Or maybe your mind goes to the infamous Loch Ness Monster. However, Scotland also boasts magnificent landscapes along with rich history. Whatever you think you know about the country, here are 30 facts about Scotland that might surprise you!

Moon Landing Hoax – 5 Common Myths Debunked

When man first stepped on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, the world was in awe at these heroes, finally signalling that the unreachable was a reality. Here we’re going to look at 5 common myths that conspiracy theorists use to 'prove' the moon landing was a hoax.

The Milky Way Smells Like Rum & Tastes Like Raspberries

A short while ago I heard that the center of the Milky Way smells like rum & tastes like raspberries. Some things in life are just too ridiculous to ignore - and this is certainly one of them! I did a little digging into this ludicrous claim and this is what I found out…

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The World Cup Trophy Was Stolen & Found By A Dog

In March 1966, three months before the World Cup finals were set to commence in England for the first time in history, the World Cup trophy was stolen. Here's the story of the theft, and how finding the trophy changed the life of one dog forever!

30 Eccentric Facts About Cardi B

Cardi B is one of the most popular female rappers of today. With her sassy attitude and millions of followers, there’s nothing that can stand in the way of this entertainer. There’s likely a lot you didn’t know about Cardi B – see how many of these facts surprise you!

The Delectable History of Cadbury

Cadbury is one of the most popular chocolate brands around the world, and with good reason! Surprisingly enough, this huge company has humble beginnings that may surprise you. For example, did you know in the early stages, they sold more than just chocolate? Find out more of their history here!

30 Furry Facts About Dingoes

Dingoes don't have much of a reputation past eating peoples babies - but there's so much more to these canines! These Australian natives have more fascinating facts about them than you might think - so check out our top 30 facts about Dingoes!

The Top 5 Deadliest Extreme Sports

All sports are dangerous to an extent - however there are some that are more dangerous than others. Maybe you even participate in one or two of them - so check out if your favorite hobby is among the top deadliest sports in the world!

7 Easy Fixes for Snoring

Many people might think snoring is a normal, yet annoying, habit that they can't change. However, if you snore, there is a reason for it! We've compiled a list of simple yet effective ways for you to try to stop snoring once and for all.

50 Fascinating Facts About Daniel Radcliffe

There are few things someone could do to be immortalized in fame forever - starring in Harry Potter is certainly one of them! Daniel Radcliffe is one of the most recognizable people after being in this popular franchise. Check out these awesome facts we've compiled about this famous wizard!

5 Ways To Make Your Day Last Longer

Time is the form where both physical and mental processes take place. The concept of time is used both in physics and in philosophy. Despite the fact that everyone knows that a day has 24 hours, an hour has 60 minutes, and a minute has 60 seconds, etc., our sense of time is individual, and it can change during the day and during parts of our lifetime.

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