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Sometimes you read about something on the internet and think, “that’s for sure not true.” Most of the time you’d be right, but not today.

Here are 43 absolutely true facts that sound like total BS.


43. (N)Ice-Land

1 out of every 10 Icelanders will publish a book in their lifetime. Do you even write, bro?

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42. Writanic

14 years before the tragic sinking of the Titanic, a novel was written about the largest ship the world had seen called Titan, which was sunk by an iceberg.

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41. Ei-ffel For It

A French conman “sold” the Eiffel tower to a scrap metal dealer, and ran off to Austria with the money. The dealer was so embarrassed of being duped, he never reported the crime.

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40. Da Bomb

During a 1958 a practice exercise, an American jet collided with a bomber carrying a nuclear bomb. To protect the crew from detonation, the bomb was jettisoned. After several searches, the bomb was considered lost somewhere along the coast of Georgia.

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39. Hush Little Baby

Heroin used to be sold over the counter to treat children’s coughs. The good ol’ days were strange.

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38. T Is For Time

There is more time separating the existence of the T-Rex and the Stegosaurus, than there is time separating the T-Rex and present day. Like right now!

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37. Brainy Night

There are more synapses in your brain than there are stars in our galaxy.

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36. Bangladense

Bangladesh has a larger population than Russia. Just to be clear, Russia is literally 100 times the size of Bangladesh.

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35. Flag Tag

Norway’s flag has the flags of six other countries contained in it: Finland, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Poland, and Thailand.

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34. On A Diet

A can of diet Coke will float, while a regular can of Coke will sink in water.

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32. Pictory

Collectively, we take more pictures every two minutes, than all of humanity during the 19th century.

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31. Frenglishman

French was the official language of England for over 600 years.

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30. Banana Jamma

Human DNA is 50% similar to that of Bananas. There was definitely a split in there somewhere.

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29. Hearty

The common earth worm has 5 hearts. You only have one, take care of it.

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28. Koalafications For The Job

Human fingerprints are indistinguishable from Koala fingerprints. How many crimes have Koalas gotten away with?

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27. Back Up

Hummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards.

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26. Up Your Nose

Given its location on your face, you can always see your nose. Because it’s something that’s always in view, you brain cancels it out, but you’re noticing it now.

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25. Breathe

The Australian White-throated snapping turtle is an endangered species of turtle that can get up to 70% of its oxygen from its butt. Don’t worry, you read that right.

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24. Peanutty

Peanuts are not at all nuts. They grow in the ground and are a in the same family as beans. They are both part of the legume family, which consist of edible seeds enclosed in pods.

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23. Paper Trail

If you fold a piece of paper in half 42 times it will reach the moon. Don’t get it? First fold gives you 2 pages, second fold gives you 4, by the tenth fold you have 1024 pages, and so on. Good luck being able to fold it more than 7 or 8 times though.

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22. Forecast: Diamonds

On Saturn and Jupiter, it literally rains diamonds. We know where our next vacation is.

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21. Hearty Part 2

An octopus has 3 hearts. Three times the heartbreak.

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20. Ant Farm

There are 1.6 million ants for every human on earth. Who’s really in charge here?

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19. Honey Pot

Honey will never spoil. Keep some stashed in case of an emergency.

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18. Pluso Close

From the moment it was discovered, to the time it was declassified as a planet, Pluto never made a full trip around the Sun.

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16. Pyramid Scheme

The last remaining Mammoths went extinct 1000 years after the Great Pyramids of Giza were built.

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15. Cloepastra

Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramids.

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14. One Degree Of Separation

North Korea and Finland are technically separated by one country. Can you guess which one?

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13. Berry Weird

Both Avocados and watermelons are berries. Strawberries are not.

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12. Unicorny

The national animal of Scotland is the Unicorn. Do Unicorns exist in Scotland?

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11. Slasher Flick

When the first movie was released, France was still executing people using the guillotine.

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10. Eggshells

Humpty Dumpty is never once referred to as an egg in the nursery rhyme, but is almost exclusively portrayed as an egg.

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9. Aztecademia

Oxford University is one of the oldest educational institutes, and predates the Aztec empire.

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8. Death Vendor

You are 2x more likely to get killed by a vending machine than you are by a shark.

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7. Hearty Part 3

Blue Whales are so large, a human can swim through their arteries. Their heart is the size of a small car. We don’t know why you’d want to though.

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6. Purplexed

Carrots were originally purple, and made Orange through selective breeding.

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5. Pinky

The milk of a hippopotamus is naturally pink.

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4. Lots Of Space

Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto. Pluto cannot catch a break.

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3. What A Time

Barbara Walters, Anne Frank, and Martin Luther King Jr. were all born in the year 1929. What a fine vintage.

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2. In Maine Sight

Maine is the closest of any American state to the continent of Africa. You can’t see it though, it’s not like seeing Russia from Alaska.

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1. Waka Waka

If you put your finger in your ear and scratch, it sounds exactly like the pac-man sound effect. We know you’re going to try it.

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For the real factaholics, here are some awesome bonus facts:

 

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