Ever catch yourself googling something to check if it's really real? We partnered with GSN's for this post of truths that sound like fabrications. Lie Detectors
Sometimes something sounds so unbelievable that it just has to be made up. But these stunning facts will surprise, making them fun conversation starters the next time you're stuck in an uncomfortably quiet situation. These mind-blowing statements will leave you shaking your head while filled with new understanding and appreciation for the world around you. Read on and be amazed.
— Additional reporting by Victor Verdugo
It Rains Diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter
Prepare your atmospheric space suit, because the combination of carbon and methane on the planets mix together to form
dazzling drizzle that falls then melts back into the planets' hot cores. Such a shame.
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Oxford University Is Older Than the Aztecs
Teachings at this famed university date back as early as 1096. It wasn't until 1325 that the
Aztec civilization marked the map with Tenochtitlán. Crazy but true.
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Scotland's Official Animal Is the Unicorn
And they're totally OK with it. The fictitious creature has long been associated with
masculinity and power in Celtic legend.
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There Are More Public Libraries Than McDonald's in the US
The US boasts a total of
16,541 libraries including branches, while Mickey D's has 14,350 locations.
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Elephants Are Afraid of Bees
Just like humans, elephants aren't fans of the pests and will flee the minute they
hear any buzzing.
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Betty White Is Older Than Sliced Bread
Sliced white bread became a big deal in
1928, while the beloved Betty White was born in 1922.
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There Are 189 People Named LOL in the US
LOL! But really,
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It Would Only Take an Hour to Drive to Outer Space
Our vehicles aren't equipped with an "up" switch yet, but if we could drive to outer space, it would only take about an hour to span the
73 miles before hitting the great beyond. Talk about a road trip.
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Man Walked the Moon Before Wheeled Luggage Was Invented
Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon in 1969 — but he had to carry his suitcase before heading off on the trip, because
wheeled luggage wasn't invented until 1970.
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Tug-of-War Used to Be an Olympic Event
Eight-men teams had to pull opponents six feet in order to win. But the Antwerp games of 1920 were the last to
host the event.
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Titanus Beetles Are Bigger Than Some Small Dogs
Yep, the insect can reach up to
seven inches in length, bigger than the average Teacup Chihuahua.
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You're More Likely to Get Hit by Lightning Than Eaten by a Shark
The US average is around 37 shark attacks per year, with two resulting in death. But lightning strikes and kills more than
37 people every year.
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