15 Amazing Facts That Sound Like B.S. But Are Actually True

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15 Facts That Sound Like B.S. But Are Actually True
15 Facts That Sound Like B.S. But Are Actually True
15 Facts That Sound Like B.S. But Are Actually True

1. You get a tattoo after getting struck by lightning.

Tattooed by Lighting

The electrical discharge of a lightning strike can leave a temporary tattoo-like marking or scar known as a Lichtenberg figure. The patterns created are known to be examples of fractals.

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2. Lobsters don’t die or age.

Lobsters don't die or age.

Lobsters, of course, die due to external causes; they get fished by humans, eaten by seals or depleted by parasites, but they don’t seem to die from within. On their own, they show no loss of appetite, no change in metabolism, no loss of reproductive urge or ability, and no decline in strength or health over time.

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3. Neil Armstrong went through U.S. customs in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the way back from the moon.

Neil Armstrong went through U.S. customs in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the way back from the moon.
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4. Oral sex led to pregnancy in at least two bizarre incidents.

Oral sex led to pregnancy in at least two bizarre incidents.

1. In 1988, a 15-year-old girl living in the small southern African nation of Lesotho came to local doctors with all the symptoms of a woman in labor. But the doctors were quickly puzzled because, upon examination, she didn’t have a vagina due to a birth defect.

The girl had been in the same hospital 280 days (approximately nine months) earlier, after she was stabbed in the abdomen. She had practiced fellatio with her new boyfriend and was caught in the act by her former lover. A knife fight ensued. Doctors concluded that spermatozoa had gained access to the reproductive organs via her injured gastrointestinal tract.

2. In 1999, Sharon Irons, a married doctor who was having an affair, saved the semen of her lover in her mouth after an episode of fellatio and used it to inseminate herself, resulting in a pregnancy. Her paramour (a fellow doctor) sued her for fraud and emotional distress, but the court sided with Dr. Irons and ordered him to pay child support for the baby.

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5. The rings of Saturn are only 3200 feet thick.

The rings of Saturn are only 30 feet thick.
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6. Figs have dead wasps inside them.

Figs have dead wasps inside them.
 

Figs (the fruit we all love to eat) are pollinated by wasps — that enter them, lay their eggs, and subsequently die inside. There, they’re digested by special enzymes within the fig.

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7. At launch, the iPhone had the same computing power as NASA in 1969 when it launched the historical manned mission to the moon.

At launch, the iPhone had the same computing power as NASA in 1969 when it launched the historical manned mission to the moon.
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Also: Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 have 69.63 KB of memory each. For comparison, an iPhone 5 with 16 GB of memory has about 240,000 times the memory of a Voyager spacecraft.

(source: Quora)

8. Elvis was a natural blond.

17 Facts That Sound Like B.S. But Are Actually True
 

Elvis’ famous locks were blond until his early teens. By the time he had his hair cut for the army at age 22, it had turned dark chestnut.

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9. The song “Happy Birthday to You” is copyrighted.

17 Facts That Sound Like B.S. But Are Actually True
 

Warner/Chappell Music acquired Birch Tree Group Limited, the company that owns the copyright, in 1988 for $25 million. The company continues to insist that one cannot sing the “Happy Birthday to You” lyrics for profit without paying royalties. In 2008, Warner collected about $5,000 per day ($2 million per year) in royalties for the song.

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10. There are more confirmed deaths from drowning in molasses than from coyote attacks.

Twenty-one people died in the 1919 Boston Molasses Disaster. Only two fatal coyote-on-human attacks have been confirmed.

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11. The average chocolate bar contains eight insect parts.

The average chocolate bar contains eight insect parts.
 

This can really eff with people who have cockroach allergies, apparently.

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12. Multitasking is hard: While sitting on a chair, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Then, while doing that, draw the number six with your right hand. The direction of your foot will change.

Multitasking is hard: While sitting on a chair, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Then, while doing that, draw the number six with your right hand. The direction of your foot will change.
 

I just tried it. Whoa.

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13. There are more synapses (nerve connections) in your brain than there are stars in the galaxy.

17 Facts That Sound Like B.S. But Are Actually True
 

Synapses in your brain: trillions and trillions. Galaxies in the universe: about 500 billion.

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14. There’s a gas crater in Turkmenistan that looks like this and has been called the “Portal to Hell.”

There's a gas crater in Turkmenistan that looks like this and has been called the "Portal to Hell."

The Darvaza gas crater measures 60 meters wide and 20 meters deep in the heart of the hot, expansive Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan. It’s been on on fire for the last 38 years as the result of a Soviet gas exploration accident that occurred in 1971.

On a dark night, the glow of the burning hole can be seen from miles away, and the smell of burning sulfur can be detected from a distance and becomes quite strong as you near the hot edge of the crater.

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15. If you could fold a piece of paper 42 times, it would reach the moon.

If you could fold a piece of paper 42 times, it would reach the moon.

Here’s the math behind that.

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16. Cigarettes were promoted as being good for your health until the early 1950s.

Cigarettes were promoted as being good for your health until the early 1950s.
 

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  1. Saturn’s rings are about 175,000 miles (282,000 km) across, but only about 3,200 feet (~1 km) thick.

  2. oh and 15 is just straight up BS, yes I get the math, oooooo ahhhh, so clever, grade 8 calculus! replace paper with any other material, ANY OTHER MATERIAL AND THIS WOULD STILL “MAKE SENSE”

      • Figures the pathetic author of this pathetic post would upvote your useless comment… I’m sorry you are a fucking moron who doesn’t know what the word ‘material’ means, so what about my statement didn’t make sense? Let me break it down for the fucking morons such as yourself, if you folded cardboard 42 times it would reach the moon, if you folded concrete 42 times, it would ‘reach the moon’, if you folded iron 42 times, it would “reach the moon”, it is physically impossible, so why even point it out? I’m sorry that confuses your dumbass, maybe this BS is good for the intellects of the likes of you. How about you do something productive like stop picking fights on the internet you little shit, I see your comment history you pathetic little fuck, you wanna get people riled up, that’s all you want, what a fucking stellar life you must live

        • Your statement didn’t make sense because you were speaking as if you did eight grade math and this isn’t calculus dumbest it’s the power law.every time you fold paper it’s thickness doubles and 2^48 is thick enough to go to the moon. Congratulations that you know that paper can’t be folded that many times. You obviously don’t understand the word “if” because it refers to a hypothetical situation. It is very widely known that any practical sheet of paper cannot be folded more than 8 times. The point is simple, why do you click on these links? You’ve obviously got time on your hands to examine my comment history and you’re right, I really only comment on shit when I see a comment as stupid as yours, congratulations you made the cut.

          • So what part about me stating any other material would work didn’t make any sense to you? Thank-you for the basic lesson in the power of law, I thought that was implied but apparently you didn’t LOL!… what can I say kid, you’re just depressed, I feel sorry for you, my statement made sense, you just choose to ignore my point cause you are what the world considers, a piece of shit. if you flattened any material and folded it 42 times, it would work, do you not understand this? “I’ve got time” to read the 9 comments you’ve made on Disques? yeah that must be real tough for a guy like you, lol, my comment wasn’t shit, this dude is spreading BS, Saturn’s Rings are not that thin, lobsters ARE NOT immortal, and hypothetically folding material doesn’t make a fact true. I’m pissed cause this dumbass didn’t spend 5 minutes to google his BS facts, I’m sorry you consider this comment stupid, I hope you have a better life than you display through your comments kid.

          • So I’m not sure what the big deal is with the paper folding. Are you upset that they told us how many folds of paper it would hypothetically take to reach the moon? Or are you upset because you actually tried folding paper to the moon and then got stuck at 7? OR are you upset because you’re a cardboard salesman and you don’t like that your product isn’t represented in this article (made for grade-schoolers mind you)? I guess whichever category of “pissed-off internet user” you fall under, you should chill the fuck out. Please don’t reply / expect any further discussion as I don’t see myself ever returning to this site.

  3. Lobsters DO die and DO age!!!!!!!!!!! You might want to google something like that before you put it in a list.

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