20 Facts That Will Completely Warp Your Sense Of Reality.



Thank you to Reddit user tdh999 who took to Reddit to ask the question What sounds extremely wrong, but is actually correct? and all the awesome folks who tossed their favorite fact into the pot.



1/20 For every human on Earth there are 1.6 million ants.
Submitted by Back2Bach


2/20 Your eyes are only about halfway up your head.
Submitted by StixTheRe


3/20 The Continent with the highest average education level is Antarctica.
Submitted by Urgullib


4/20 Mammoths were still alive when the Great Pyramid was being built.
Submitted by StupidUglyGuy


5/20 Pierce Brosnan was both the lightest and heaviest actor to play 007. He went from 164 pounds in GoldenEye to 211 pounds in Die Another Day.
Submitted by DoubleCop



6/20 Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than they are to plants.
Submitted by Gullex


7/20 People took the tube [Subway] to watch the last hanging in London.
Submitted by the_pet_downvoter


8/20 New York City is further south than Rome.
Submitted by krukson


9/20 Cold coffee and warm soda are the same temperature.
Submitted by an****pist_theralist


10/20 Ostriches don't bury their heads in the sand when scared.
Submitted by BustergunFIRE



Continue to the next page for 10 more unbelievable facts!


11/20 There are more trees on Earth than stars in the Milky Way.
Submitted by dman5202




12/20 All the other planets in our solar system could fit within the average distance between the Earth and the Moon. This includes Pluto with some room to spare, if you're feeling nostalgic.
Submitted by Darkfeign


13/20 Shakespeare invented the name Jessica.
Submitted by nachtegaal930


14/20 More people drown in deserts than die of dehydration.
Submitted by panzerkampfwagen


15/20 Everything in the world is either a potato or not a potato
Submitted by KazyX


16/20 Broccoli, cabbage, and collard greens are all the same species.
Submitted by ASlowLori


17/20 When the Declaration of Independence was signed, Mozart was 20 years old.
Submitted by ojalt


18/20 Matter consists of 99.9999999% of empty space on an atomic level.
Submitted by mike5f4


19/20 If you could fold a piece of paper in half 42 times, it would reach the moon (assuming it is of average thickness ~ 0.01cm).
Submitted by Jentelus


20/20 It's possible to have ice water that is so hot it can literally burn your face off if you went anywhere near it.
Submitted by nastybacon



Can't get enough yet? Check out the next page for 10 BONUS incredible facts.


Bonus 1/10 In orbital mechanics you need to speed up to slow down, and slow down to speed up.
Submitted by Uppgreyedd


Bonus 2/10 Flammable and inflammable mean the same thing.
Submitted by HighOnGoofballs


Bonus 3/10 Tittynope is a real word. Tittynope (n) tit-ee-n-oh-p A small quantity of something left over.
Submitted by JohnnyAkimbo


Bonus 4/10 Scotland's national animal is the unicorn.
Submitted by saisharan007


Bonus 5/10 If a disease infects 2% of a population, and a test is developed that is 95% accurate (and no false negatives), then if you are tested positive, the chance you actually have the disease is only 29%.
Submitted by Razimek




Bonus 6/10 Turtles can breathe out of their butts.
N/A


Bonus 7/10 Winston Churchill and Eazy E were alive at the same time.
CapedDebater


Bonus 8/10 Imagine you have a piece of string just long enough to go around the world. If you make it just six metres longer, it will be long enough to go around the world about a metre off the ground.
princhester


Bonus 9/10 We're closer on the timeline to the T-Rex than the stegosaurus was.
ThatCK


Bonus 10/10 Brazil is 5x the size of Alaska in terms of square kilometers.
FrostyNovember




Mind Blown! What was your favorite fact? Don't forget to share with a friend.




Those of us who live in New York live this truth on a daily basis.

Sometimes, you just meet a person who isn't quite all there. It's hard to tell at first, but then you talk with them for a little while and it just becomes abundantly clear if they're two eggs short of an omelette.

The stories of how you find out are so interesting. But yet, they teach us to look for clues when we interact with others.

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