36 FACTS THAT SOUND LIKE LIES

36 FACTS THAT SOUND LIKE LIES


Thirty-six true facts that sound like lies. Regardless of whether we’re young or old, our world is full of incredible things and phenomena which we have yet to learn. That’s how it’s always been and how it always will be. Today, we’ve got some fascinating facts that are worth checking out. I like number 29 best, what about you? Biology Number one There’s almost a 100 percent probability that your glass of water contains at least one molecule of water that once passed through a dinosaur. All the water on Earth has been here for 4.5 billion years. Number two The Hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards. Also, they can move sideways, hover for an hour and even fly upside down. Number three The bacteria living in your body outnumber the cells of which they are composed of by ten times. Just think about it: we share our bodies with 10,000 species of microbes! Number four The fingerprints of a koala are indistinguishable from the fingerprints of a human. Experts would struggle telling human and koala fingerprints apart, even when studied under an electron microscope. Number five The tardigrade, also known as the ‘moss piglet’ or ‘water bear’, is the most tenacious creature on Earth. It can survive extreme conditions such as permafrost, boiling temperatures, radiation and even the vacuum of space! Number six The time difference between when tyrannosaurus and stegosaurus lived, is greater than the time difference between tyrannosaurus and us. 150 mil BC- 67 mil BC- 2017 AD Number seven Earthworms have five hearts… not just one, five! However, their hearts aren’t as complicated as ours. Number eight The heart of a bluewhale is so huge that a human child could easily swim through its arteries. You won’t believe: it weights 1,300 pounds …and you can detect its heartbeat from two miles away! Number nine Human DNA is 50% similar to the DNA of a banana. Yep, you got it, a banana! No comment… Number ten Honey is the only food that never goes bad. You can safely keep it for a year or two and even forever. Physics Number eleven Since Pluto was discovered (1930) and until it lost its status as a planet (2006), it hasn’t completed a single full revolution around the sun. Not a single one! Number twelve A day on Venus lasts longer than a Venusian year The day rotation around its axis lasts about 243 Earth days, and the year revolution around the sun lasts for 225 Earth days. Number thirteen It literally rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter. And the biggest diamonds would likely be about a centimeter in diameter. Number fourteen On Saturn’s moon Titan, the Gravity is so low and the atmosphere so dense that, if you had small wings, you could fly like a bird! Number fifteen There are more molecules in one glass of water, than there are glasses of water in all the oceans put together. So, when you drink a glass of water, at least one of the molecules in that glass has probably already been in your body before. Number sixteen The actual trajectories of spacecraft represent complex ellipses. This means the spacecraft wouldn’t just travel along a straight line from the Earth to the Moon Number seventeen If you imagine that the size of a human cell, Then by size comparison, the Milky Way Galaxy would be like the United States Number eighteen Theoretically, if you drill a shaft through the Earth and plunge into it, You will emerge on the other side in 42 minutes That’s if you complete your journey in one piece, which is unlikely. History Number nineteen Cleopatra lived closer to the time of the moon landings, than the time when the pyramids were built. 2540 BC, 69- 30 BC, 1969 AD. Number twenty Fourteen years before the maiden voyage of the Titanic, a novel was written about a ship, with a similar name, sinking under similar circumstances. The book is called ‘The Wreck of the Titan’. Number twenty-one We’ll never know for sure who invented the fire hydrants, Because the patent for it was lost in the Washington DC Canon Office Fire, in 1836. Oh, the irony! Number twenty-two Neil Armstrong had to fill out an immigration form when he returned to US soil from the Moon. A real immigration form! I’m curious whether they also checked his ID?!? Number twenty-three French was the official language of England for over 300 years; from 1066 to 1362. It lasted during the Occupation of England by an army of Normans and French. Number twenty-four 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. However, people didn’t want to do it. Caligula’s bodyguards assassinated him instead Twenty-five Every two minutes we take more pictures than all of the humanity did throughout the 19th century! Two minutes and hundred years – can you believe it? Number twenty-six When the Warner Brothers film studio was founded, the Ottoman Empire still existed: it spanned from 1299 to 1923 and the Studio was opened in 1903. Culture and general facts Number twenty-seven From Space, you can see the border between East and West Germany, because the regions use different types of light bulbs. Number tventy-eight Russia is larger than the entire surface area of Pluto. Pluto’s surface area is about 16 million square kilometers, and Russia is about 17 million square kilometers. Number twenty-nine There’s a mobile connection on the summit of Mount Everest and a permanent 3G connection as well. Thirty Steven Spielberg dropped out of college in 1968 He only renewed his studies in 2002 as a way of expressing gratitude to his parents for the opportunity to pursue a higher education. Thirty-one An in-depth exploration of almost any Wikipedia article’s cross references and links sooner or later brings you to the subject of philosophy. I wasn’t aware of this – let’s try it! Thirty-two A can of ordinary Coke sinks in water but a can of Diet Coke floats on the surface. This is because the regular Coke’s combined ingredients are denser. Number thirty-three If we were capable of hearing noises lower than 20 hertz, we would be able to hear our own muscles contracting. I wonder how it might sound! Number thirty-four One of ten Icelanders will author and publish a book at least once in his or her lifetime. Therefore, more books are written and sold per person per year in Iceland than anywhere else in the world. Number thirty-five 99 percent of the energy used by a Microwave is consumed in standby mode and not during heating. Not only a Microwave, millions of devices in standby mode waste a lot of energy! Number thirty-six The flag of Norway incorporates the flags of six other countries. They are: Indonesia, Finland, The Netherlands, Thailand, Poland and France Now what fact did impress you the most? Do you believe in all of them? Let us know in the comments below. If you’re visiting our channel for the first time, click ‘Subscribe’ to stay on the Bright Side of Life!

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