36 Proven Facts That Sound Like Lies But Are Actually True

Despite whether we’re young or old, the world in which we live is full of impossible 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. You simply can’t know everything, there are so much out there.



  • There’s 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)
  • The heart of a blue whale is so huge that a human child could easily swim through its arteries. (Fact)
  • Human DNA is 50% similar to the DNA of a banana. (Fact)
  • Honey is the only food that never goes bad. And by that we don’t mean that you can safely keep it for a year or two. What we mean is you can keep it forever! (Fact)



  • Since the moment Pluto was discovered and until the moment when it lost its status of a planet, this celestial body has not completed a single full revolution around the Sun. (Fact)
  • A day on Venus lasts longer than a Venusian year. (Fact)
  • On Saturn’s moon Titan, the gravity is so low and the atmosphere is so dense that if you had small wings in place of hands you could fly. (Fact)
  • There are more molecules in one glass of water than there are glasses of water in all of the Earth’s 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

  • From space, you can still see the border between East and West Germany due to the different types of light bulbs used in the regions. (Fact)
  • The area of Russia is larger than the entire surface area of Pluto. (Fact)
  • Cleopatra lived closer to the time of the Moon landings than the time of the building of the pyramids. (Fact)
  • There’s mobile connection on the summit of Mount Everest. (Fact)
  • 14 years before the maiden voyage of the Titanic, a novel was written about a ship of the same name sinking under similar circumstances. (Fact)
  • We’ll never know for sure who invented the fire hydrant because the patent for it was lost in the Washington D.C. patent office fire in 1836. (Fact)
  • 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

  • Steven Spielberg dropped out of college in 1968. He only renewed his studies (and graduated) in 2002, as a way of expressing gratitude to his parents for providing him the opportunity to pursue higher education. (Fact)
  • An in-depth exploration of almost any Wikipedia article’s 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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