25 Unbelievably Hard To Believe Facts

Posted by on April 11, 2014

You probably won’t be able to get through this list without doing some research of your own. These are 25 unbelievably hard to believe facts.


Lobsters don't grow old and die. In fact, as far as scientists can tell they only die of external causes.


Saturn's rings are only between 30 and 300 feet thick


If you eat a polar bear liver, you will die. Humans can’t handle that much vitamin A.


Honey does not spoil. You could feasibly eat 5000 year old honey


If you were to remove all of the empty space from the atoms that make up every human on earth, the entire world population could fit into an apple


A mantis shrimp can swing its claw so fast it boils the water around it and creates a flash of light.


There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe (look up the Shannon number)


A full head of human hair is strong enough to support 12 tons.


There are more confirmed deaths from drowning in molasses than from coyote attacks. (21 people died in the 1919 Boston Molasses Disaster. Only 2 fatal coyote-on-human attacks have been confirmed)


If you could fold a piece of paper in half 42 times, it would reach the moon (assuming it is of average thickness ~ 0.01cm)


Neil Armstrong went through U.S. customs in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the way back from the moon


You get a fractal tattoo after being struck by lightning (it's called a Lichtenberg figure)


Figs have dead wasps inside them. This is because wasps crawl inside, lay their eggs, and die. In doing so they help to pollinate and are eventually digested by the fig's enzymes.


At launch, the iPhone had the same computing power as NASA in 1969 when it launched the historical manned mission to the moon