25 Ridiculous Facts That Will Make You A Little Sad About Completely Arbitrary Things

Do you have an over optimistic friend, whose optimism never fails to annoy you senseless? Than be sure to show him/her these ridiculous facts! Don’t worry, though we have done numerous lists on hunger, poverty, war, and famine, this list is not one of those. Rather it’s intended to be semi-tongue-in-cheek about arbitrary things (so you’re not going to depress your friend too much…at least we don’t think so). With that said, these are 25 ridiculous facts that will make you a little sad about completely arbitrary things. Disclaimer: These are not intended to minimize actual suffering in the world.

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Getting a silver medal in the Olympics will make you feel worse than getting a bronze (because you just missed the gold)

olympicsSource: Cornell University, Image: pixabay

Some scientists believe that they have found the loneliest whale in the world because it sings at a strange frequency. They haven't actually found it yet though...they've only heard its song.

whaleSource: blogs.discovery.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Pluto didn't even manage to make one trip around the sun before it had its "planethood" stripped

plutoSource: wikipedia, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Pigs get depressed

pigSource: unleashed.org, Image: pixabay

Washing your underwear with other laundry will cause all your clothes to be contaminated with fecal matter

washing machineSource: abcnews.go.com, Image: pixabay

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