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The Mass Murdering Warlord Turned Christian Evangelist Who Was Known as General Butt Naked

The Mass Murdering Warlord Turned Christian Evangelist Who Was Known as General Butt Naked

Dan Lewis October 15, 2012 10

This is a guest post by Dan Lewis. Dan runs the wildly popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click here. Today

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Steve Jobs’ First Business was Selling Blue Boxes that Allowed Users to Get Free Phone Service Illegally

Steve Jobs’ First Business was Selling Blue Boxes that Allowed Users to Get Free Phone Service Illegally

Daven Hiskey October 5, 2012 10

Today I found out Steve Jobs’ first business was selling “blue boxes” that allowed users to get free phone service illegally. These boxes were designed in 1972 by Jobs’ close friend and future co-founder

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Kurt Russell Played Minor League Baseball Until an Injury Ended His Career

Kurt Russell Played Minor League Baseball Until an Injury Ended His Career

Daven Hiskey September 7, 2012 3

Today I found out Kurt Russell was a minor league baseball player until an injury ended his career. While the Russell family is mostly known for their acting, “Baseball is really the family business

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There Once was a 17 Year Old Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Back to Back

There Once was a 17 Year Old Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Back to Back

Daven Hiskey July 12, 2012 20

Today I found out there once was a girl who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in succession. What’s even more impressive about that was neither Ruth nor Gehrig managed to even get

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As a Teenager, the Inventor of PEZ Created One of the World’s First Ready-Made Cake Mixes

As a Teenager, the Inventor of PEZ Created One of the World’s First Ready-Made Cake Mixes

Daven Hiskey June 19, 2012 0

Today I found out, as a teenager, the inventor of the PEZ confectionery created one of the world’s first ready-made cake mixes, popularly selling it throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The teenager was Eduard Haas

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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 16

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 46

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 27

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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