30 Surprising Facts That Are Actually True

There are many facts that sound so strange that everyone thinks they are fake. However, sometimes our limited knowledge makes us doubt things that are completely real. Take for instance the fact that children are born without kneecaps and they don’t develop them until they turn three years old. Sounds made up, right? But it’s completely true!If you enjoy strange and sometimes even fake sounding facts like that scroll below to read the list we here at Bored Panda prepared for you!

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It may not seem like it, but penguins do have knees. The reason why they aren’t visible is that penguin’s legs are covered by dense feathers.

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There are more ways to sort a deck of cards then the amount of atoms estimated to be on earth. The standard 52-card deck has 8×1067 possible arrangements of the cards.

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Moose are excellent swimmers. They are born knowing how to swim and can swim 6 miles per hour and has the ability to keep the pace for two hours.

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Throughout the history of the world, there have been more than 108 billion people alive. Since there are more than 7 billion people alive today, it means that only around 7% of those who have ever lived exist today.

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The Greenland shark has an average lifespan of 272 years, some of them can even life as long as 500 years.

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The idea of Guinness Book of Records came to Sir Hugh Beaver in the 1950’s when he had an argument in a pub about the fastest game bird in Europe. Since he couldn’t find an answer in any of the books, he decided to compile a book of facts and figures to help settle pub arguments just like the one he had.

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Humans are born without kneecap bones, we only develop them around the age of 3.

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Mantis shrimps can punch with the force of a bullet. They have one of the fastest and the most powerful punches in nature.

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Nintendo was founded more than 100 years ago, in 1889. The Japanese gaming company began operating as a card game business and slowly turned into a brand we know today.

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France legally executed the last person by guillotine in 1977, the same year Star Wars: A New Hope came out.

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Two 12-inch pizzas are smaller in size than one 18-inch pizza.

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There are a lot more trees on earth than there are stars in the galaxy. NASA estimates that there could be from 100 billion to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. The earth has more than 3 trillion trees on earth.

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Cashews are collected from the bottom of cashew apple which grows on the cashew tree.

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Honey never spoils. It has an excellent chemical composition which prevents organisms from living in it. So no matter how old is the honey it’s probably perfectly edible.

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In the Italian language, a single strand of spaghetti is called spaghetto.

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Cheetahs can’t roar, instead, they make a sound very similar to the house cat.

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Every planet of the whole solar system can fit between the earth and the moon.

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Clouds may look very lightweight but the science says otherwise. The average cumulus cloud you can see during the sunny day, weight around 500,000 kg (1.1 million pounds).

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A group of ferrets is called a business.

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While the name may suggest otherwise, peanuts are not nuts. In fact they are legumes and belong to the same plant family as lentils and beans, etc.

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Teeth can reattach to their roots after being knocked out if they are put back into their place.

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In 2018 Taco Bell was voted as the best Mexican restaurant in America.

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McDonald’s into the largest toy distributor in the world.

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A glass ball can bounce higher than a rubber ball of the same size.

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The biggest tire manufacturer in the world is Lego. The company makes more than 50% more tires than such tire manufacturers as Bridgestone or Goodyear.

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Ikea’s catalog is as popular as the Bible and the Koran. More than 203 million copies of the catalog are distributed around the globe.

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Rhino’s horn is made of keratin, the same protein substance that makes up the human nail.

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The lighter was invented before the match was.

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Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn.

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Baby carrots are just chopped up normal carrots.

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