25 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About The Sun

We see it every day (unless you live near one of the poles, in that case you have our condolences). But how much do we actually know about? Ok, so you probably know at least a few things. It’s big, orange…wait a minute. You’re already wrong. The sun isn’t orange. And it’s not yellow either. Check out these 25 crazy facts you didn’t know about the sun and you might never look at it the same way again (hint: you should never look at the sun anyway…it’s bad for your eyes)

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It’s really bright


Ok, so you knew that, but did you know that it’s brighter than 85% of everything else in the entire Milky Way?


It’s not the brightest thing on Earth though


That record belongs to the skybeam at the Luxor Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.


It was a monster


At least that’s what they used to think back in the day. One legend said it was a man with 3 eyes and 4 arms that was abandoned by his spouse for being too bright.


It causes revolutions


That’s right, American historians and Russian scientists have connected revolutions to sunspots. Don’t believe us?


The proof is in the pudding


The American Revolution, French Revolution, Paris Commune, and both Russian Revolutions fell near times of maximum solar activity.

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