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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The founder of Match.com (Gary Kremen) lost his girlfriend to a guy that she met on Match.com. And apparently he lost a couple of loyal clients in the process...

gary-kremenSource: wikipedia, Image: silicon valley bank via youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HOuKrxVKB8)

Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia. And sand. No seriously...it really imports sand.

camelSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay

Note: In spite of basically being a sandbox, Saudi Arabia imports sand because Saudi sand is of bad quality for construction. Also, their camels don’t taste very good. Australian camels are yummier. (We’re serious, they like the taste of Australian camels better.)


The London Underground opened during the American Civil War. Also, people were able to take the tube to watch the last public execution in the UK.

metroImage: pixabay, Source: wikipedia

Note: The American Civil was from 1861-1865. The London Underground opened its first section (the Metropolitan Railway) in 1863. The last public hanging in London was outside the walls of Newgate Prison in 1968, making it possible for people to take the Underground at the time.


It's true, cucumbers are actually berries. But, as a wise man once said, "knowledge is knowing that cucumbers are berries, wisdom is knowing not to put cucumbers in your smoothie."

cucumberImage: pixabay, Source: wikipedia

We all know that Russia is a huge country, but did you know that it's bigger than one of our dwarf planets? Pluto is just over 16 million square miles, whereas Russia is just over 17 million square miles.

plutoSource: http://statastic.com/, geography.about.com Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto

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