25 Facts That Will Destroy Your Worldview

Actually, make that your whole universe-view.

1. Let’s start small… did you know that you can’t hum when you hold your nose closed?

Let's start small... did you know that you can't hum when you hold your nose closed?

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Go ahead. Try it.

2. Or that in France, people were still being executedby guillotine when Star Wars first premiered in movie theaters?

Or that in France, people were still being executed by guillotine when Star Wars first premiered in movie theaters?

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Meaning: In 1977

3. How about this: When the last mammoth finally died, the Great Pyramids were already 1,000 yearsold.

How about this: When the last mammoth finally died, the Great Pyramids were already 1,000 years old.

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4. And Cleopatra lived closer in time to the invention of the iPhone than to the construction of those Great Pyramids.

And Cleopatra lived closer in time to the invention of the iPhone than to the construction of those Great Pyramids.

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5. Oh, and you’ve always pictured the pyramids out in the middle of the desert, haven’t you?

Oh, and you've always pictured the pyramids out in the middle of the desert, haven't you?

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But they’re actually DIRECTLY next to the city of Giza.

But they're actually DIRECTLY next to the city of Giza.

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