What do we really know about the world we live in? There are facts that we take for granted because someone said they were true. But none of us has actually checked them using our own eyes, hands and ears. We think it’s just common sense, but is it really so? Or maybe we’re being constantly deceived by a bunch of people? There are ‘facts’ so incredible that it’s hard to tells if they’re false or not. Here’s a bunch of crazy statements that will make your jaw drop.
The ultimate killing machine
We’ve been afraid of the mighty and scary-looking shark for so long that we’ve totally forgotten about the more ancient and menacing enemy that dreams to annihilate humankind. Maybe it’s an act of revenge for millions of coconuts we’ve slayed and drank over the course of human history? Who knows. But the fact is: coconuts kill 150 people annually, whereas sharks can manage to get only about 5 of us.
We know that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago and there were plenty of them. But do you know that the probability of drinking water that has passed through a dinosaur is around 100%? It’ll be just a molecule or two, but still, that’s dinosaur piss you’re drinking. Think about that next time you buy an overpriced bottle of Evian.
Tiger, tiger, burning bright
According to statistics Texas has more tigers than the rest of the world. Most of them are kept as backyard pets due to poor state regulations concerning wild animals, but still! America in general has the biggest (although captive) tiger population in the world – around 5,000 tigers.
Long before the modern Pokemon Go craze, Pokemons have already won over one country and even became the official currency! Niue, an island country near New Zealand, issued a set of Pokemon coins in 2001. The one with Pikachu on it has become a rare collection item that’s been hunted by Pokemon fans all over the world.
It’s not too surprising to find out that some tunes sound exactly alike. After all, guitar has only 6 strings. Yet most of us never notice that these two melodies are virtually the same. How on Earth did that happen? And to make matters even worse, the famous Baa-Baa Black Sheep also uses the same tune!