A Fact is a thing that is indisputably the case and is typically proven through evidence. If science, logic, and citation can prove something is true, then it gets labeled fact. If one or more parts of a statement are false, then it should be categorized a myth (all half-truths are myths). Some truth has grey areas, others like “Lincoln was a Republican” are a matter of record. You’ll find both types below, and when we use philosophical arguments that employ logic and reason, it will be noted.

Below is a list of factoids we have rated as “facts”. If you think you can prove any of the facts below to not be true, please let us know in the comments. All input will be considered. See our list of myths hereLearn more about what is a fact?


Clown College Is a Real Thing Fact

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College is a famous performing arts school. There is no accredited university dedicated solely to clowning, but there are several colleges offering degrees in the circus arts.

There is a Church of Bacon Fact

The United Church of Bacon is a legal church based in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was founded in 2010 during a meeting at Penn Jillette’s house, to fight discrimination against atheists.

The Term Malaria Means “Bad Air” Fact

The term malaria comes from two medieval Italian words “mal” and “aria,” which when put together mean “bad air.” This came about before we understood that the disease was passed from a parasite carried by misquotes who lived in the wet ground, and not through “the bad air of swamps”.