Cool Facebook Facts: Surprising Stats You Need To Know (PHOTO)

07/23/2010 02:37 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In an interview with Diane Sawyer earlier this week, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed his company's "surreal" success, his thoughts on privacy, and the prospect of an IPO.

The young CEO also took a moment to comment on what he calls the "fiction" about his private life. He told Sawyer that Facebook's real history is "probably pretty boring" to most people. "I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded," he explained.

While many of the rumors about the site and its start may be false, Facebook, which celebrated its 500 millionth user this week, is certainly not "boring." We've put 7 surprising and fun facts about Facebook that every user should know. See them in the slideshow below!

7 Surprising Facebook Facts


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