36 Facts That Sound Like Lies But Are Actually True

Regardless of whether we’re young or old, the world in which we live is full of incredible things and phenomena of which we’ve yet to learn. That’s how it is, how it’s always been, and how it always will be. One simply can’t know everything.

Today Bright Side presents you with a collection of fascinating facts that are definitely worth checking out!

Biology

  • There‚Äôs an¬†almost 100% probability that the glass from which you drink contains at¬†least one molecule of¬†water that once passed through the body of¬†a¬†dinosaur. (Fact)
  • The hummingbird is¬†the only bird that can fly backward. (Fact)
  • The bacteria living in¬†your body outnumber the cells of¬†which they are composed by¬†10¬†times. (Fact)
  • The fingerprints of¬†a¬†koala bear are indistinguishable from the fingerprints of¬†a¬†human, even when studied under an¬†electron microscope. (Fact)
  • The Tardigrade (also known as¬†the Moss Piglet or¬†Water Bear) is¬†the most tenacious creature on¬†Earth. It¬†can survive such extreme conditions as¬†permafrost, boiling temperatures, radiation, and even the vacuum of¬†space. (Fact)
  • The time difference between when Tyrannosaurus and Stegosaurus lived is¬†greater than the time difference between Tyrannosaurus and¬†us. (Fact)
  • Earthworms have five hearts. (Fact)
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Physics

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  • There are more molecules in¬†one glass of¬†water than there are glasses of¬†water in¬†all of¬†the Earth‚Äôs oceans put together. (Fact)
  • The actual trajectories of¬†spacecraft represent complex ellipses. (Fact)
  • It¬†literally rains diamonds on¬†Saturn and Jupiter. (Fact)
  • If¬†you imagine that the Sun is¬†a¬†human cell, then, by¬†size comparison, the Milky Way galaxy would be¬†like the United States. (Fact)
  • Theoretically, if¬†you drill a¬†shaft through the Earth and plunge into¬†it, you will emerge on¬†the other side in¬†42¬†minutes. That is¬†if¬†you complete your journey in¬†one piece, which is¬†unlikely. (Fact)

Geography and History

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  • Neil Armstrong had to¬†fill out an¬†immigration form when he¬†returned to¬†United States soil from the Moon. (Fact)
  • French was the official language of¬†England for over 600¬†years. (Fact)
  • The mad Roman emperor Caligula once decided to¬†declare war on¬†the god of¬†the seas, Poseidon, and he¬†ordered his soldiers to¬†randomly throw their spears into the water. (Fact)
  • Every two minutes, we¬†take more pictures than all of¬†humanity did throughout the entire 19th century. (Fact)
  • When the Warner Brothers film studio was founded, the Ottoman Empire still existed. (Fact)

Culture and life in general

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  • An¬†in-depth exploration of¬†almost any Wikipedia article‚Äôs cross-references and links sooner or¬†later brings you to¬†the subject of¬†Philosophy. (Fact)
  • A¬†can of¬†ordinary Coke sinks in¬†water, while a¬†can of¬†Diet Coke floats to¬†the surface. (Fact)
  • If¬†we¬†were capable of¬†hearing noises lower than 20Hz, we¬†would be¬†able to¬†hear our own muscles contracting. (Fact)
  • One of¬†10¬†Icelanders will author and publish a¬†book at¬†least once in¬†his or¬†her lifetime. (Fact)
  • 99% of¬†the energy used by¬†a¬†microwave is¬†consumed in¬†standby mode and not during heating. (Fact)

  • The flag of¬†Norway incorporates the flags of¬†six other countries: Indonesia, Finland, the Netherlands, Thailand, Poland, and France.
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