There is so much lying and deceit around that you have to constantly check and double-check everything. But in this case, no verification is necessary, even though the presented facts may not seem very plausible and even suspicious. Well, sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction!
People were intentionally infected with malaria to cure syphilis, and the person who developed this treatment – Julius Wagner-Jauregg – received a Nobel Prize for it.
Cheetahs cannot roar, but they can meow like domestic cats.
Modern calculators have greater computing power than the Apollo 11 spacecraft had.
The record for the most children born to one mother (69) belongs to the wife of a peasant named Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782) from Shuya, Russia
From 1613 to 1620, a samurai named Hasekura Tsunenaga made a journey to Mexico, and then to Madrid and Rome. He was an envoy and the last Japanese person to officially visit Europe until around 1860.
Giraffes eat bones
If every person on the planet played “rock-paper-scissors” with each other in pairs, and then the winners played against each other and so on, to take 1st place, you would only need to win 33 times in a row.
The longest interval between the birth of two twins is 87 days.
We live many times closer to the last dinosaur than the first and last dinosaurs lived to each other.
The University of Oxford is more than 200 years older than the Aztec Empire.
During World War II, more planes were destroyed than there are (currently undamaged) planes on Earth today.
When the height of Everest was first measured, it was exactly 29,000 feet. It was reported as 29,002 because exactly 29,000 sounded too unbelievable.
During the Great Famine in Ireland (1845-1849), the country was a net exporter of food, meaning its food exports exceeded imports, despite the fact that the people were starving.
Once Mao Zedong saw a sparrow pecking grain. In order to preserve grain crops, a campaign was launched in China to exterminate sparrows.
Mao Zedong initiated the “Four Pests Campaign” in 1958, which aimed to eliminate four pests: rats, flies, mosquitoes, and sparrows, as they were seen as pests that consumed crops and threatened food production. As a result, a nationwide effort was made to kill these pests, including sparrows. However, this campaign led to unintended consequences, such as an increase in locust populations, which led to further damage to crops.
Over the last 3000 years, there were only 268 years when there were no wars in the world.
During World War II, more people died during the production of the V-2 rockets than during their use in military operations.
A person with pathological obesity can survive for a long time without feeling sick or bad while experiencing absolute hunger (under careful medical supervision)
There are more trees on Earth than stars in the Milky Way.
If sound could travel through space, the roar of the Sun would be deafening even if it were 149.5 million kilometers away.
The distance between the nucleus and an electron orbiting around it is 16 times greater in scale than the distance between the Sun and Pluto.
It is difficult to accurately count the number of languages in the world, primarily because linguists cannot agree on the difference between a language and a dialect.
There are over 9 million possible combinations after three moves in chess, and 288 billion different possible positions after four moves.
If the Earth were a basketball, in this scale the Moon would be a tennis ball and would orbit at a distance of about 7.5 meters, which is much farther than most people think.
The company Nintendo was founded in 1889.
The company Nintendo was founded in 1889 as a manufacturer of Hanafuda playing cards in Kyoto, Japan. Over time, the company expanded into other ventures such as toys, games, and eventually video games, becoming one of the most recognizable and successful companies in the industry.
“Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo” is a grammatically correct sentence.
The highest denomination banknote ever issued was the 100,000,000,000,000 (100 trillion) Zimbabwean dollar.
In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead — he suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory.
The oldest condoms ever found date back to the 1640s and were discovered in a cesspit at Dudley Castle in England.
The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and Great Britain in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after just 38 minutes.
A cockroach can live several weeks without its head.
The shortest commercial flight in the world lasts 57 seconds. It is the flight between two Scottish islands, Westray and Papa Westray.
In 1993, San Francisco held a referendum over whether a police officer called Bob Geary was allowed to patrol while carrying a ventriloquist’s dummy called Brendan O’Smarty. He was allowed to continue patrols with Brendan by his side.
If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop.