Monday, May 18, 2015

12 Crazy-True Facts That Sound Like Lies PopSugar

(1)  It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter.  The combination of carbon and methane on the planets mix together to form dazzling drizzle that falls then melts into the planets' hot cores.  (2)  Oxford University is older than the Aztecs.  Teachings date back as early as 1096.  It wasn't until 1325 that the Aztec civilization marked the map with Tenochitlan.  (3)  Scotland's official animal is the unicorn.  The fictitious creature has long been associated with masculinity and power in Celtic legend.  (4)  There are more public libraries than McDonald's in the U.S.  16,541 libraries including branches  McDonald's 14,350  (5)  Elephants are afraid of bees.  They will flee the minute they hear any buzzing.  (6)  Betty White is older than sliced bread.  Sliced bread became a big deal in 1928.  Betty White was born in 1922.  (7)  There are 189 people named LOL in the U.S.  True  (8)  It would only take an hour to drive to outer space.  If we could drive to outer space, it would only take about an hour to span the 73 miles.  (9)  Man walked the moon before wheeled luggage was invented.  Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the Moon in 1969. Wheeled luggage was invented in 1970.  (10)  Tug-of-war used to be an Olympic event.  8 men had to pull opponents six feet in order to win. The Antwerp games of 1920 were the last to host the event.  (11)  Titanus beetles are bigger than small dogs.  Insect can reach up to 7 inches in length, bigger than the average Teacup Chihuahua.  (12)  You're more likely to get hit by lightning than eaten by a shark.  U.S. average is around 37 shark attacks per year with 2 resulting in death.  Lightning strikes and kills more than 37 people every year.

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