13 Unusual Facts That Are Actually True, Despite Sounding Like Complete Lies

Here are 13 facts that sound like lies, but are actually true.

  • There is a 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 only bird that can fly backward is the hummingbird. (Fact)

unusual facts

  • The bacteria that live 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 heart of a blue whale is so huge that a human child could easily swim through its arteries. (Fact)

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  • Human DNA is 50% similar to the DNA of a banana. (Fact)
  • 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, if you complete your journey in one piece, which is unlikely. (Fact)
  • Cleopatra lived closer to the time of the Moon landings than during the time of the building of the pyramids. (Fact)
  • It literally rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter. (Fact)

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  • 14 years before the maiden voyage of the Titanic, a novel was written about a ship of the same name that sank under similar circumstances. (Fact)

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  • If we were capable of hearing noises lower than 20Hz, we would be able to hear our own muscles contracting. (Fact)
  • 99% of the energy used by a microwave is consumed in standby mode and not during heating. (Fact)

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