25 Too-Crazy-To-Be-Real Facts That Really Are True Facts

Just The Two Of Us

Just The Two Of Us

There are only two escalators in the whole state of Wyoming. Sure, there's the least amount of people there but I mean, two escalators!

Robbing My Food

Robbing My Food

This guy is the CEO of Food For The Poor. His name is Robin Mahfood. Seriously. Take a moment if you need one...



Nananananananananananananana Bat Bomb!

Nananananananananananananana Bat Bomb!

During the Second World War, the US used big bombs that released smaller bombs from within that were strapped to bats.

Stars And Synapses

Stars And Synapses

There are about 500,000 trillion synapses in your brain. There are around 200 billion stars in our galaxy.



Swords and Shields To Guns and Bombs

Swords and Shields To Guns and Bombs

There were people in Japan who were alive to learn of the the World War II bombings that were born during the Samurai period.

 

Me And My Mate The Mushroom

Me And My Mate The Mushroom

Mushrooms have more in common genetically with us than they do with plants.



That's A Big Tree!

That's A Big Tree!

There is a tree in India that is bigger than your average Walmart store.

Paris Syndrome

Paris Syndrome

Paris Syndrome is when a tourist visits the city only to find out that it isn't what they thought it would be. Sufferers are said to go in to shock and experience all kinds of side effects from delusional states and perceived persecution, to to anxiety and disorientation, and even dizziness, sweating and vomiting.

Particularly noted among Japanese travelers, the Japanese embassy has a hotline for tourists to call if they are struck by Paris Syndrome.



The Cubs

The Cubs

Between Cubs World Series wins, there were two world wars and man landed on the Moon. If that's not enough for ya, during that same time, Arizona not only became a state, but it also went on to get itself a baseball team that won the World Series.

Poop Transplant

Poop Transplant

With all of the marvels of modern science, they can pretty much do anything now, right? Including a poop transplant! Seriously. But they call them fecal microbiota transplants (FMT). You cna even learn how to do it at home!



Duck The Dinosaur

Duck The Dinosaur

Recent studies have managed to deduce that dinosaurs probably didn't have the ferocious raw as many do in the movies. In fact, some of them probably made a quacking sounds like a duck!

Interestingly, in scientific terms, all birds are dinosaurs and so, I guess a duck is a dinosaur. Isn't it?

Boston Mollasacre

Boston Mollasacre

I've never been a fan of hybrid words but if we must, what better time to join words that shouldn't belong and force them in to one, than in the wake of a huge loss of life...?!! What the hell am I talking about?
 

Way back in 1919, the Boston Molasses Disaster killed 21 people who died as a result of a flood of molasses. Yes, somebody came up with the clever term "Boston Molassacre".



The Loneliest ATMs In The World

The Loneliest ATMs In The World

There are two ATMs located in Antarctica, both of which are operated by Wells Fargo. You can find them at McMurdo Station, a U.S. Antarctic research station established in 1956, and the largest population of people on the continent (usually somewhere between 250 and 1000 people).

3 Kidneys?

3 Kidneys?

More often than not, a kidney transplant involves putting in an extra one and leaving the others where they are.



Dinosaurs Again....

Dinosaurs Again....

More on the dinosaur front...

You know that big old scary T-Rex we're always seeing depicted on film? Yeah, well he had more in common genetically with a modern chicken than he did with a stegosaurus.

Again, this isn't really that surprising when you consider that technically, birds are dinosaurs. It's just that one extinct dinosaur happens to be more closely related to this living one than the other is.

Half The People

Half The People

Although much of it is speculation (due to the fact that the stats just don't exist) it is thought that malaria has killed around half of the people who have ever lived.



My Two Arms

My Two Arms

Do you have two arms?

Well, you should think yourself lucky because you have more than the global average. Take as long as you need to think about this...

Old Than The Aztecs

Old Than The Aztecs

Oxford University was established earlier than the rise of the Aztec Empire.



Shark vs Tree

Shark vs Tree

There have been sharks in our oceans longer than there have been trees growing in the soil. Actually, scientists reckon that sharks came along around 50 million years before trees.

The Great Emu War

The Great Emu War

In the same way as the "War On Drugs" made use of the ambiguity of the term "war", so too did the Australian Government go to war with emus (twice). Soldiers with guns shot as many emus as possible in order to cull the growing population. There's not enough information at hand to know if the emus fired back.



Perfect Match.com

Perfect Match.com

On one hand, the founder of Match.com, Gary Kremen, must have been stoked his site worked as it said on the tin, but at the same time, he must have been a little troubled by the fact that it worked for his girlfriend. She met a new dude on the site her man created.

Selling Sand To The Saudis

Selling Sand To The Saudis

Saudi Arabia imports both camels and sand from Australia. Seriously.

Australian camels are sought after as isolation has resulted in the wild population (which are a pest in the country for those who feel guilty about eating camel burgers when they get the chance) being free from the diseases that afflict camels in the Middle East and Africa.

And the sand..... Of course, Saudi Arabia has a lot of sand, but unfortunately for them, it's not of the right quality for sandblasting.



The Underground

The Underground

The London Underground was in operation prior to the commencement of the American Civil War.

Cucumbers Are Berries

Cucumbers Are Berries

...And thats' just about all there is to say about that.



Russia vs Pluto

Russia vs Pluto

Russia is bigger than the entire surface area of the former planet we now call a dwarf planet; Pluto.