That moment when someone tells you something, and you have to decide whether or not they’re screwing with you…and find out they’re not. What we’ve got here are 14 facts that are going to send you straight to Google so you can verify.
And when you find out we were playing it straight, well, your mind just might be a little bit blown.
14. Time is a strange thing.
As mentioned [here] (http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1rsyio/whats_your_favorite_fun_fact/cdqjw5t), Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr. and Barbara Walters were born in the same year.
13. We’d never know what hit us.
Gravity propagates at the speed of light. So if the sun were to suddenly disappear, we would continue orbiting for 8 minutes.
12. Everything’s bigger in Texas.
There are more tigers in Texas than there are in the wild.
11. Just keep that in mind, folks.
Shrimp is called an abomination four times more than homosexuality in the Bible
10. I don’t….know?
And every time you shuffle a deck of cards, it’s likely that the particular ordering of cards has never been arranged before.
The current United States flag was designed by then 17 years old Robert G. Heft, as part of a school project. He received a grade of B-
8. Unsurprising, really.
Fortune cookies were invented in America and are seen in China as an american symbol.
7. I feel like this has happened to me more than once.
If there’re 23 people in a room, there’s a 50% chance two of them share a birthday. edit: google “birthday paradox” for more information.
6. It just SEEMS wrong, but it’s not.
Humanity is less violent now than it has ever been, which is a steady trend through history.
5. Those long-suffering Cubbies (no more!)
The last time the Cubs won a World Series: Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Oklahoma, and New Mexico were not yet states The Ottoman Empire still existed The Titanic had not been built yet Prohibition had not occurred yet The NBA, NHL, and NFL did not exist yet Radio and Television did not exist…
4. He has more subscribers than there are people in his home country.
A swedish guy who screams at video games is the most popular Youtuber in the world.
Edit: For the people who are apparently too lazy to read the child comments, I’m talking about Pewdiepie.
3. Spoiler alert: it’s kind of impossible.
There are three hundred billion stars in the Milky Way.
There are AT LEAST one hundred billion galaxies in the KNOWN universe. Using 300bn as an average for the number of stars per galaxies, that makes 3e22 stars in the observed universe.
That’s 30,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars. Try to wrap your head around how unimaginably big that is.
2. The mental images…
Blue whales don’t have enough blood in their body to get an erection, they would pass out from lack of blood in the brain, to compensate female blue whale vaginas are the size of an average living room
1. Everyone who ever ruled Europe was cousins.
King Edward V, Tsar Nicholas II and Kaiser Wilheim II (the monarchs of England, Russia and Germany during the first world war) were cousins. Edward was first cousins with the other two, who were second cousins with each other.
I Googled so hard, y’all, and now I kind of don’t know what to do with myself!
Do you keep any of these on your hip for parties? Share them with us in the comments!