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25 Facts That Sound Made Up But Are Totally True (Featuring Today I Found Out)

April 2, 2017

There are some things in life that are just obvious. Like painfully obvious. The sky is blue. Okay…duh? Then there are things that aren’t necessarily obvious but still sort of make sense. Like the fact that Canada is the second largest country in the world, but 90% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border. It sounds a little crazy, but if you stop and think about what most of Canada actually looks like (ice? moose? polar bears?), you can see why it would be true.
Then there are things that are just plain crazy. Like mind-bogglingly crazy. For example, cucumbers being berries or Cleopatra living closer to the moon landing than to the building of the pyramids. How about the fact that Saudi Arabia imports both camels and sand from Australia? Allow us to repeat that…Saudi Arabia imports both camels and sand from Australia. We aren’t even lying. But that’s the kind of world we live in. As usual though, while some of these facts are straight up mind-benders, others are just there for the fun of it. Well, you”ll just have to see for yourself. These are 25 facts that sound made up but are totally true!

25 Facts That Sound Made Up But Are Totally True | List25

Wyoming only has 2 escalators. According to the New York Post, the “citizens of America’s least populated state, are unfortunately being forced to use their legs to move between the floors of buildings.”

The CEO of Food for the Poor, one of the largest NGOs in the world, is name Robin Mahfood. Or to put it another way…the CEO is robbin’ mah food.

During World War II, the United States tested “bat bombs”. Bats carrying individual bombs would be released from the the bigger bomb in mid-air. Just imagine, instead of the Arms Race we almost had the Wings Race.

There are about 200 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. In the brain of 3-year-old child, there are about 1 quadrillion synapses, and in an adult there are about half that many. The bottom line is that even with a measly 500,000 trillion synapses, there are more synapses in your brain than stars in our galaxy.

There were people alive during the World War II bombing of Japan who were born during the Samurai period. How is that possible? Because Japan basically went from swords and spears to tanks and planes in just a couple generations. Who says Civilization isn’t realistic?

Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than to plants.

There is a tree near Kolkata, India that is bigger than the average (non-super) Walmart. The average size of a Walmart is around 105,000 square feet; The Great Banyan Tree is 156,000 square feet.

The Japanese embassy in Paris has a 24 hour hotline that tourists can call when they start having panic attacks. Why? Because Paris isn’t as nice as they thought it would be. The phenomenon even has a name – Paris Syndrome.

Since the Cubs last won the World Series (1908), Arizona became a state, got a baseball team, and that baseball team proceeded to win the World Series. Also, there were two world wars, and we landed on the moon.

Poop transplants are an actual thing. And just in case you were wondering how it works…you receive a special enema or swallow the poop in pill form. In other words, yes, you ingest somebody else’s fecal matter.

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