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Fri Apr 20, 2012, 05:38 PM

Facts, 360 BC to 2012 AD

By Rex W. Huppke, Chicago Tribune reporter
4:47 p.m. CDT, April 20, 2012

Apparently a lot of people loved Facts.

The obituary I wrote for this once beloved concept was circulated far and wide today on Facebook and Twitter, giving people around the world a chance to mourn online. As it spread virally, more than 2,000 people sent tweets linking to the story and more than 11,000 posted the obituary to Facebook.

I reached out to Proof, a close friend of Facts, who said Facts' family was uplifted by the global show of support.

But the attention also brought out critics. Urban Legend posted on its blog: "Facts were never relevant, and now everybody's getting weepy? LOL. I say good riddance!"

Decide for yourself by reading the obituary:


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Fri Apr 20, 2012, 06:42 PM

1. actually...

it died earlier than that - at least in 2000 a.d. after the "election" of Bush.

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