Truths That Are Actually Stranger Than Fiction

The easy part about school is taking the facts the teacher tells you and regurgitating them come test time. But what about the facts you just can’t believe? We’re told to question everything, so it’s no surprise that there are some things out there that just can’t be real, no matter what anyone tells you. Somehow, these facts are true, proving once again you can’t believe everything you read (but who wants to do all that research?)

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A blue whale’s heart weighs about 1,300 pounds and a human could swim through its arteries

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There’s a small town in India, surrounded by Bangladesh, surrounded by India, surrounded by Bangladesh… surrounded by India

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Alaska is the most northern, western, and eastern state in America

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Harvard was founded (1636) at a time when Galileo was still alive (died in 1642)

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There were still woolly mammoths roaming the planet when the Pyramids of Giza were being built

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Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto

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The difference of time between the Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex (80-90 million years) is greater than between the Tyrannosaurus rex and now (65.5 million years)

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The youngest recorded mother gave birth at age five

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There are more possible moves in a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe

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Wombat’s poop is square

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Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn

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Betty White is older than sliced bread

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