20 Facts That Sound Made-up But Are Totally True

Nintendo

Nintendo

Nintendo went on to some lofty heights following their relatively humble beginnings starting out as a trading card company.

Which One?

Which One?

Despite the vast distance involved, there is only one solitary country perched between Norway and North Korea. That's a damn big country!

Old Oxford

Old Oxford

Get your head around this one if you are able; Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire!

Pretty Flamingo

Pretty Flamingo

There is something really strange about people and the stuff they like when we point out that there are more fake flamingos on the surface of the planet than there are actual flamingos.

New Hope?

New Hope?

When Star Wars: A New Hope hit theaters worldwide, France was still in the days where they executed people via the iconic (but quite morbid and brutal) guillotine method.

Ain't What They Seem...

Ain't What They Seem...

Despite the name and the lifetime you've had digesting the idea along with the tasty fruit, strawberries are not actually berries at all. First Santa Claus and now this?!!

Death By Vending Machine!

Death By Vending Machine!

Despite all the gruesome news we hear about people who get eaten by sharks from mainland US, to Hawaii, Australia and South Africa, the truth is that you're about twice as likely to be killed by a vending machine! Seriously!

Three Of 'Em

Three Of 'Em

An octopus has three hearts. Don't feel too short changed - it might have three hearts but it can't feel love. Probably.

The Romans

The Romans

It might seem like it is a long way north, however, New York City is actually further south than the ancient city of Rome, Italy.

A Matter Of Relativity

A Matter Of Relativity

Even if you could, you probably wouldn't...but for the sake of of being blown away by the crazy fact...

If you could shrink our Sun down to the size of a tiny white blood cell, the Milky Way Galaxy would still be about the size of the whole of the USA!

Everyone's A Photographer

Everyone's A Photographer

It seems like every other person calls themselves a photographer these days. Perhaps that's why a total of ten percent of all the photos ever taken (ever!) were taken over the past 12 months.

Bananaberries

Bananaberries

Remember earlier how we said that strawberries had been lying to us (and themselves) about being berries this whole time? Yeah well bananas have been doing some lying of their own. As it turns out, bananas ARE berries!

More Lies

More Lies

At no point in the nursery rhyme does it make the suggestion that Humpty Dumpty is, was, or ever will be, an egg.

My Maine Man

My Maine Man

It might seem like we're only including this random fact in order to be able to use the awful and irrelevant pun "my Maine man", and whilst that assumption may be correct, it doesn't change the fact that Maine is the US state which finds itself closest to Africa.

Raining Diamonds

Raining Diamonds

Good luck to you and Elon Musk if you plan on trying to turn a profit out of this information but on Jupiter and Saturn it often rains diamonds. Seriously.

The Big Lake

The Big Lake

Lake Superior contains enough water to cover both South and North America in aqua to the depth of about one foot.

The Scots

The Scots

Have you ever noticed how the British Coat of Arms has a unicorn with a chain around its neck? Seems weird, right? Some suggest that it's the grand powers (the Illuminati or some shit like that) trying to control the imagination 1984 style (but really, why would they advertise it?).

The truth is that it has far more to do with the fact that the unicorn is Scotland's national animal.

Your Body's Bacteria

Your Body's Bacteria

Your body contains about ten times more bacteria cells than it does your own blood cells.

That's A Lot Of Ants!!!

That's A Lot Of Ants!!!

There are about 1.6 million ants to every human on the planet! I'm going to let you do the math....

Let's Call It Even

Let's Call It Even

Despite that being the case, in terms of total weight, we humans are about the same as all those little ants.