Facts That Seem Like Exaggerated Bullshit But Aren’t

Facts based on science sometimes seem so far out there that they’re misinterpreted as being fictitious. According to our editor, here are some of the most mind blowing facts that humans have a hard time making sense of:

  1. Samsung is responsible for 25% of South Korea’s GDP because it makes satellites, robots, supertankers, and about a thousand other distinct products. TVs, smartphones, and other home electronics make up a much smaller percentage of their annual revenue.
  2. If you lined all living people up the line would loop the earth 56 times.
  3. All the ants in the world weigh about the same as all the people in the world. One of the facts that people can’t grasp.
  4. According to former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, every two days human beings create as much information as we did from the dawn of time until 2003. This is one of those facts that data scientists love.
  5. Pocahontas and William Shakespeare died less than a year apart less than 150 miles away from each other.
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    – Anne Frank and Martin Luther King, Jr. were born in the same year.
    – Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the exact same day
    – Charles Darwin and Steve Irwin both owned the same tortoise.
  6. The typical cloud weighs 1.1 million pounds. That cloud weighs about as much as 100 elephants. The precise nature of this makes the facts sound more genuine.
  7. The original height of Mount Everest was calculated to be exactly 29,000 ft high, but was publicly declared to be 29,002 ft in order to avoid the impression that an exact height of 29,000 feet was nothing more than a rounded estimate.
  8. The budget to send to the Curiosity Rover to the Mars is less than the worldwide military expenditure for thirteen hours
  9. Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.

    -So, which of these facts blew your mind?

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