25 Facts That Sound Made Up But Are Totally True

Posted by , Updated on January 6, 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!

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Recent research at the University of Austin found that dinosaurs probably didn't roar, but some definitely quacked like ducks. The next big hurdle for the scientists is to figure out how this information is relevant to our lives today.

quacking-duckSource: popularmechanics.com, Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anas_platyrhynchos_quacking_Jardin_des_Plantes_Paris_2013-04-22.jpg
14

In 1919, twenty one people were killed by a flood of molasses in Boston. On a side note, although it was officially called the Boston Molasses Disaster, some have labeled it the "Boston Mollasacre".

Boston Molasses FloodSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
13

Wells Fargo has an ATM machine in Antarctica. And oh yea, there are ice cream machines there too. In unrelated news, Antarctica has the highest average IQ of all the continents.

south-pole-station-antarcticaImage: www.goodfreephotos.com, Source: weather.com

Note: the IQ thing is because the only people to live in Antarctica are scientists

 

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When you get a kidney transplant, they usually leave your kidneys where they are and put the third one in your pelvis. The question now is, does more organs mean...more human?

surgerySource: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/, Image: pixabay
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T-Rex is more closely related to modern chickens that it was to the stegosaurus. That means that we eat the T-Rex's closest living ancestor on a daily basis. It also means that dinosaurs didn't actually go extinct. They just learned to fly.

chickensSource: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/, http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/ Image: pixabay

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