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The Female Prostitute That Rose to Become One of the Most Powerful Pirates in History and Whose Armada Took on the Chinese, British, and Portuguese Navies… and Won

The Female Prostitute That Rose to Become One of the Most Powerful Pirates in History and Whose Armada Took on the Chinese, British, and Portuguese Navies… and Won

Daven Hiskey June 13, 2012 13

Today I found out about the prostitute that rose to command a huge armada that controlled the South Chinese Sea and the Guangdong province. While female pirates weren’t uncommon off the coast of Asia

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During WWII, Lyudmila Pavlichenko Sniped a Confirmed 309 Axis Soldiers, Including 36 German Snipers

During WWII, Lyudmila Pavlichenko Sniped a Confirmed 309 Axis Soldiers, Including 36 German Snipers

Daven Hiskey June 2, 2012 8

Today I found out Lyudmila Pavlichenko sniped a confirmed 309 Axis soldiers, including 36 German snipers, during WWII. While most of the world shied away from putting women on the front line, the Soviet

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The Actress Who Played TV’s “Blossom” Now Has a PhD in Neuroscience

The Actress Who Played TV’s “Blossom” Now Has a PhD in Neuroscience

Daven Hiskey April 24, 2012 4

Today I found out the actress who played TV’s “Blossom” has a PhD in Neuroscience. After starring in the TV show Blossom, Mayim Bialik decided to go to college rather than continue her acting

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A 17 Year Old Girl Survived a 2 Mile Fall Without a Parachute, then Trekked Alone 10 Days Through the Peruvian Rainforest

A 17 Year Old Girl Survived a 2 Mile Fall Without a Parachute, then Trekked Alone 10 Days Through the Peruvian Rainforest

Scott April 11, 2012 10

Today I found out that a 17 year old girl survived a 2 mile fall from a plane without a parachute, then trekked alone 10 days through the Peruvian rainforest. On Christmas Eve, 1971,

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Chuck Norris’ First Name is Actually Carlos

Chuck Norris’ First Name is Actually Carlos

Daven Hiskey April 3, 2012 1

Today I found out Chuck Norris’ first name is actually Carlos. “Chuck” Norris was born Carlos Ray Norris all the way back in 1940 (yes, he’s 72 years old now and even recently had

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Charlie Sheen Once Bought 2,615 Tickets to a Major League Baseball Game so He Could Improve His Odds of Catching a Home Run Ball

Charlie Sheen Once Bought 2,615 Tickets to a Major League Baseball Game so He Could Improve His Odds of Catching a Home Run Ball

Jon March 7, 2012 4

Note: This is a guest article contributed by frequent TIFO visitor and owner of Daily Random Facts, Jon. Today I found out Charlie Sheen once bought 2,615 tickets to a single Angels’ baseball game,

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Ron Jeremy was a Special Education Teacher Before Pursuing a Career as an Adult Film Actor

Ron Jeremy was a Special Education Teacher Before Pursuing a Career as an Adult Film Actor

Daven Hiskey February 21, 2012 8

Today I found out Ron Jeremy was a special-ed teacher before pursuing a career as an adult film actor. In college, as an undergraduate, Ron Jeremy earned both a B.A. in education and a

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Dick Van Dyke was Once Saved by Porpoises When He Found Himself Lost at Sea on a Surfboard

Dick Van Dyke was Once Saved by Porpoises When He Found Himself Lost at Sea on a Surfboard

Daven Hiskey February 20, 2012 3

Today I found out Dick Van Dyke was once saved by porpoises when he found himself lost at sea on a surfboard. In his younger years, Dick Van Dyke frequently spent time surfing.  In

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Former Major League Baseball Player Moe Berg was Once a Secret Agent in the Predecessor to the CIA

Former Major League Baseball Player Moe Berg was Once a Secret Agent in the Predecessor to the CIA

Daven Hiskey February 9, 2012 1

Today I found out former MLB player Moe Berg was once a secret agent in the predecessor to the CIA. Morris “Moe” Berg was originally recruited to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the

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Mark Wahlberg was a Drug Dealer and was Charged with Attempted Murder Before Forming Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Mark Wahlberg was a Drug Dealer and was Charged with Attempted Murder Before Forming Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Daven Hiskey January 26, 2012 31

Today I found out Mark Wahlberg was a drug dealer and was tried for attempted murder before forming Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Wahlberg, born the youngest of nine children all living in

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Conan O’Brien Spent Two Years as a Writer and Producer of the Simpsons

Conan O’Brien Spent Two Years as a Writer and Producer of the Simpsons

Daven Hiskey December 22, 2011 5

Today I found out that Conan O’Brien spent two years as a writer and producer of The Simpsons before replacing Letterman as the host of Late Night. After becoming burnt out working at Saturday

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Kim Jong-il’s Real Name was Yuri Irsenovich Kim

Kim Jong-il’s Real Name was Yuri Irsenovich Kim

Daven Hiskey December 19, 2011 12

Kim Jong-Il was born Yuri Irsenovich Kim.  His official biography states that he was born on a sacred mountain (Baekdu Mountain, the legendary birthplace of Korea’s first kingdom) on February 16, 1942, where his

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The Guy Who Played Mr. Bean has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

The Guy Who Played Mr. Bean has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

Daven Hiskey December 16, 2011 12

Today I found out Rowan Atkinson, the guy who played “Mr. Bean”, has a master’s degree in electrical engineering. Atkinson originally received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering (EE) at Newcastle University before enrolling

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Albert Einstein Did Not Fail at Mathematics in School

Albert Einstein Did Not Fail at Mathematics in School

Daven Hiskey December 9, 2011 15

Today I found out Albert Einstein did not fail at mathematics in school. In fact, he actually excelled at mathematics throughout his schooling and even considered becoming a mathematician for a time.  This rumor

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Marie Antoinette Never Said “Let Them Eat Cake”

Marie Antoinette Never Said “Let Them Eat Cake”

Daven Hiskey December 6, 2011 11

Today I found out Marie Antoinette never said “let them eat cake”. Now, I know what some of you are thinking, “Of course she didn’t, she spoke French!” But, in fact, she didn’t say

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Al Capone Had A Brother Who Was A Prohibition Enforcement Officer

Al Capone Had A Brother Who Was A Prohibition Enforcement Officer

Scott November 25, 2011 3

Today I found out Al Capone’s brother was a police officer who at one point was also a prohibition enforcement officer. James Vincenzo Capone, born in 1892, was 7 years old when his infamous

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Whitey Ford Gave Pete Rose His “Charlie Hustle” Nickname

Whitey Ford Gave Pete Rose His “Charlie Hustle” Nickname

Daven Hiskey November 17, 2011 2

Today I found out Whitey Ford gave Pete Rose his “Charlie Hustle” nickname. It was during spring training of what would turn out to be Pete Rose’s rookie year that Ford gave the nickname

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Elizabeth Taylor was at One Time Carrie Fisher’s Step-Mother

Elizabeth Taylor was at One Time Carrie Fisher’s Step-Mother

Daven Hiskey November 13, 2011 0

Today I found out Elizabeth Taylor was at one time Carrie Fisher’s step-mother. Carrie Fisher, who’s best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, is the daughter of famed entertainers Eddie

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