Karl Smallwood is the head writer, researcher and all round gopher of Fact Fiend, a site primarily focussed on rounding up all the awesome facts other sites don’t bother covering. He also has Twitter, because of course he does.
Pop culture is full of annoying questions that never seem to get answered. Why do the Transformers turn into trucks instead of cruise missiles? Why doesn’t John McClane retire? It’s questions like these that simultaneously […]
As we’ve talked about twice before, the best thing about video games is that you can actually have more fun with them if you choose to intentionally play them the wrong way. Since then the […]
Instruction manuals used to be a video game staple. However over the last few years they’ve gradually been phased out in lieu of pieces of paper reminding you that you’ll need to pay extra to […]
Okay, in this series of chronicling all of the balltastic adventures of awesome athletes from history we’ve made a number of hyperbolic statements in the names of comedy. So we’d just like to get this […]
Thanks the ironic popularity of movies with hilariously ridiculous premises like Sharknado, Shaolin Soccer and Hobo With a Shotgun, there’s a real demand these days for stupid movies. However, because Hollywood only seems to want […]
Ng Mui, a.k.a., Five Plums, was a legendary female martial artist known for inventing more ways of shattering a man’s collar-bone than college football and Jägerbombs combined.
François de Vivonne was a 16th-Century, French knight who is famous for being the last man killed in authorized single combat in France. That’s a shame because we think he should be better known for being […]
For many people their only (limited) exposure to the creature Google assures us is called a groundhog and not a land hamster is probably the film Groundhog Day, which is kind of a shame because groundhogs […]
Alkibiades was an Athenian aristocrat who, using his vast wealth and reach was able to accomplish the seemingly impossible task of coming first, second and fourth in the same race. If you’re think Alkibiades pulled […]
Orsippus of Megara may not have been the most famous ancient athlete or even the best, but he was certainly the one with the most balls. We know this because Orsippus was the first athlete […]