As all-important as whole stories are, sometimes all you need are some interesting facts.
You can — and should — learn the entire history of World War 2, but if you want to surprise even the most knowledgeable history buffs, why not learn some of the most astounding World War 2 facts? Likewise, you can study the entirety of human history for years and years and learn about everything from Ancient Egypt to the present day, but you can also discover some of the most interesting history facts in existence and quickly feel like the smartest person in the room.
Then there are entire topics that simply lend themselves to being discovered via facts. Did you know, for example, that infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar spent about $2,500 a month just on the rubber bands used to wrap his money? Or that the Titanic was equipped to carry 64 lifeboats but only brought 20 along? Or that dinosaurs like T. Rex count the chicken as their closest living relative?
Whether Pablo Escobar, the Titanic, or dinosaurs, some topics are just begging to be devoured via their amazing facts. And if you want to learn in bite-sized doses, enjoy a quick survey of a vast topic, or just want to impress everyone at your next cocktail party, peruse All That’s Interesting’s enormous collection of random facts about the world.