23 Random Facts That Sound Totally Made Up But Are Actually True!


What? Some of these can’t be true, can they? Yep, each and every one is an undeniable fact. 

Get ready to have your mind blown into a different time zone!

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/terripous/23-ra...

1. Doves and pigeons are pretty much the exact same animal.

2. It’s possible to use sign language with an accent.

If you grow up using one sign language and then learn a different sign language, you’ll sign with an accent.

3. The filling in between the wafers in a Kit Kat is…other Kit Kats.

They take the ones with imperfections and mash them up to be used again, thus eliminating a good amount of waste. It’s genius. And delicious.

4. We see, use, and drink the same water that the dinosaurs did. Because all the water on Earth today is all the water there’s ever been.

5. Shakespeare invented a ton of words, like “gossip” and “lonely.”

William Shakespeare added over 1,700 words to the English language, like ‘torture’ and ‘swag.'

6. Six Flags is named that because six different countries’ flags have flown over Texas.

“Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederacy, and the United States."

7. We have no idea why the ABCs are in that order, but they’ve been that way for thousands of years.

8. Platypuses look funny and cute, but they can poison you with a spur on their feet.

9. Most people only breathe through one nostril at a time.

This explains why, when you have a cold, one nostril is always stuffier than the other.

10. You’ll never know what your own voice sounds like without a recording of it.

11. George Washington never knew dinosaurs existed.

“Washington died (1799) before dinosaurs were even discovered or identified (1841) so he lived in a world with no ‘saurs.”

12. The world’s largest wild camel population is in Australia, not in the Middle East or the Sahara Desert.

Saudi Arabia has had to import its camels from Australia!

13. Early Harvard students didn’t have to learn calculus.

Harvard was founded (1636) before modern calculus was derived (around 1660–70)!

14. You can always see your nose, you just don’t always notice it.

Until now. You see it now.

15. The national anthem stole its melody from an old British drinking song.

16. Some cephalopods have messed up-looking brains.

Cuttlefish have brains shaped like donuts, and their esophagus PASSES THROUGH THE HOLE.

17. There’s an entire book that doesn’t contain a single letter E.

There’s an entire book that doesn’t contain a single letter E.
There’s an entire book that doesn’t contain a single letter E.

18. We know next to nothing about our oceans.

The ocean covers 70% of the Earth and we have explored less than 5% of it. Can you believe it?

19. All of the planets in the solar system could fit between the Earth and the moon.

20. We never see ourselves with our own eyes, so we’ll never get an accurate look at our own faces.

We will never see ourselves with our own eyes, only in mirrors or pictures.

21. Polar bear hair isn’t actually white.

It’s actually clear.

22. It’s pretty easy to find someone who shares a birthday with you.

The birthday paradox says that you only need 23 people in a group for there to be a 50% chance of two having the same birthday.

23. Humans are born with two fears: falling and loud noises. Every other fear is learned

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