08 November 2014

Surprising Facts





Facts That Sound Like Lies But Are Actually True
 
 
1. Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barbara Walters were born in the same year, 1929.
 
2. Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.
 
3. Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia .
 
4. Hippo milk is pink.

 
 
5. The heart of a blue whale is so big, a human can swim through the arteries

 
6. Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.
 
7. Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.
 
8. Not once in the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme does it mention that he's an egg.
 
9. France was still executing people with a guillotine when the first Star Wars film came out.
 
10. Armadillos nearly always give birth to identical quadruplets.
 
11. Betty White is actually older than sliced bread.
 
12. The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland .
 
13. North Korea and Finland are separated by one country.

 
 
14. Mammoths went extinct 1,000 years after the Egyptians finished building the Great Pyramid.
 
15. Nintendo was founded as a trading card company back in 1889.
 
16. The last time the Chicago Cubs won the baseball World Series, the Ottoman Empire still existed.

 
 
17. John Tyler, the 10th president of the United States, has a grandson who's alive today.
 
18. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
 
19. Alaska — it's simultaneously the most northern, the most western, and the most eastern state in the U.S.
 
20. There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth.
 
21. There's enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of water.
 
22. For every human on Earth there are approximately 1.6 million ants. The total weight of all those ants is
approximately the same as the total weight of all the humans on Earth.
 
23. An octopus has three hearts.
 
24. You can't hum while holding your nose. (maybe , a little bit)
 
25. It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter.
 
26. And this is what sand looks like under a microscope:

 
 
27. There is 10 times more bacteria in your body than actual body cells.
 
28. And 90% of the cells that make us up aren't human but mostly fungi and bacteria.
 
29. Every two minutes, we take more pictures than all of humanity in the 19th century.
 
30. The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur is almost 100%.

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