10 Facts That Sound Completely Ridiculous but Are Actually True

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Some facts are so absurd they leave you wondering if it’s a scam. However, they’re actually true. Here are ten points shared by an online community that are so absurd sounding you’ll question your reality.

When Clouds Do the Heavy Lifting

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While clouds are often associated with lightness, they generally weigh hundreds of thousands of pounds. Research suggests an average 1 km by 1 km cumulus cloud can weigh about one billion pounds. Plus, the air under a cloud is denser than the cloud itself. Otherwise, the cloud would settle to the ground.

Titan Before Titanic

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In his novella Futility, Morgan Robertson wrote a fictional story where Titan, the largest ship ever built, struck an iceberg and sank. The ship was a triple-screw propeller liner that fell short on lifeboats.

Written 14 years before the Titanic sank, one is left wondering if Morgan was a clairvoyant or just excellent at understanding the mechanics of a ship.

Pounds of Paint

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Did you know that painting a plane can add 600 -1200 lbs to the weight of the aircraft? While it may seem like a matter of a few pounds, it’s significant enough to make a difference. This is why the space shuttle’s external fuel tanks, originally to be painted white, were left unpainted to lower weight.

Interestingly, paint weight is also a factor in auto racing. Several manufacturers used polished aluminum skins with little to no paint to lower racing weights before carbon fiber became the standard.

Longest Flight

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Imagine a flight that lasts 64 days long. It’s happened! The aircraft, Cessna 172, had a stall speed of 50-60 mph and was responsible for the longest manned flight in history. The plane was refueled using a winch with a hook to bring a fuel hose up.

Food was also brought up this way. Despite its record, many users agree that boredom would be the worst part of it all. “I can’t imagine two months of circling in a small plane. Torture,” comments one user.

Comedic Camouflage

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During WW2, a Dutch ship in the Indonesian area was surrounded by Japanese warships. They couldn’t fight back because they were heavily outgunned and outnumbered, but they couldn’t surrender.

So, they put up many inflatables and disguises, cut all their engines, and pretended to be a tiny island. And guess what? It worked!

The Screaming Sun

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If sound could travel through space, the sounds of various celestial bodies would leave us astounded. Take the sun, for instance.

Despite being 93 million miles away, its roar would reach us at about 100 decibels, the same loudness as a rock concert. Up close, the sun sounds like 10,000 earths were covered in screaming police sirens.

The Pyramid Problems

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The Great Pyramids of Giza were built about 4600 years ago. This is important because it means that mammoths were alive while and even after the pyramids were being built. But that’s not all.

Pyramids, in general, are mind-boggling for many. As one person describes, “The craziest thing to me is the age of the great pyramids themselves. It always blows my mind, thinking that to many of the famous Egyptians that we know, the pyramids were already ancient to them in their time.”

Teethy Tumors

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Did you know that tumors can have hair and teeth? And no, we’re not talking about the coworker you hate so much that they might as well be a tumor. A teratoma is a rare tumor that can have fully developed tissues and organs such as muscle, bone, teeth, and hair.

Survivalist Sharks

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Sharks are formidable and have survived in the face of adversity countless times. These creatures are older than trees by almost 100 million years.

However, what’s even more impressive is their resilience and ability to adapt. Sharks are the only animals that managed to survive four of Earth’s five mass extinctions.

Caterpillar Mush

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We know how butterflies and moths start off as caterpillars who turn themselves into cocoons. But what happens inside? They turn into mush, almost liquifying.

Each part is reduced to its base components, making what one member terms the “caterpillar soup.” This mush then re-solidifies to rebuild the organs of a completely new insect. And the weird part? The insect still retains its memories.

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7 Best Pet Gates of 2024

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