Amazing But True Facts

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in Misc
http://www.topfive.com/amazingtruefacts.shtml

It says they are all verified as true...
There are 179 comments:
Female 109
al gore should read this one

Rapid deforestation has decreased the friction of the surface of the Earth, causing it to spin infinitesimally faster and thereby cool the air, combating global warming.

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Male 152
. . . At least one of these is BS. French does NOT have 17 words for surrender. I speak from experience here, too.
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Male 1,590
99-44/100% pure bulls**t.
This one is a fact: Ivroy soap floats due to an accident. A worker left the vat churning during his lunch break. The supervisor decided not to throw out the batch. Customer compliments about the floating bars of soap convinced the company to make all future batches the same way.
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Male 1
This stuff sounds cool` too cool?
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Male 2
ummm....Polar bears-North Pole, Penguins-South Pole. At least make `em believable!!!
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Female 114
All bull. See Snopes.com for redresses of this kind of crap.
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Male 71
Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas...... what? how do they know?
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Male 25
"Belive nothing that you hear, and only half of what you see."
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Female 144
BS!!
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Male 13
It said polar bears could eat 80 somthing penguins in one sitting. Even though polar bears and penguins live on exact opposite sides of the earth, Artica and Antartica.
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Male 1,079
Scientists estimate that sleep lost due to daylight saving time reduces the average lifespan by nearly two full months._______Ancient Egyptians used molted cobra skins as condoms.


....o.0

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Female 878
In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation.

That`s awsome.

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Male 110
i got one did you know that 90 percent of these facts are bullpoo
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Female 1
Somebody is just messing with us. There is NO WAY, for example, that a sixth of our lives can be spent on Wednesdays - there`s SEVEN days in a week. Unless we start having weeks with more Wednesdays in them than other days, that`s impossible. Whoever comes up with these has quite an imagination, though, if not a good head for math.
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Male 2,605
RedVoodoo, either you missed the point of the statement or you`re being sarcastic.

The myth is an extrapolation starting with an `if`. It`s not stating whether or not a cricket can become that huge (although were there an overabundance of food I`m confident evolution would have found a way), but is rather making a statement about the proportion of a cricket`s jump in the spirit of relating how far a cricket can jump as is. In order to verify their statement, I`ll need the length (specifically the length) of the Mt. Rushmore monument.

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Male 85
Constipation kills twice as much as Dihhorea? Not true, Dihhorea is the world`s biggest killer.
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Male 142
my favorit is: "A bad case of laryngitis forced Abraham Lincoln to lip-sync the Gettysburg Address. The speech was actually delivered by an aide hidden beneath the stage." yup... uh-huh
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Male 70
If this was all real, this would be pretty awesome- although most of these are questionable at best... I mean come on! Imagine this- Wait, wait- don`t charge! We forgot to cut our eyes out! AAAAA!!! YOu cut my drating eyes out! AAAAAA!!!! *gets up* Ok, guys, Does anybody know the way to the enemy? Maybe cutting out our eyes wasn`t a good idea after all...
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Male 18
Ill debunk the cricket one right now. Its impossible for a bug to be that big, because the exoskeleton system only works on a very finate scale. To much weight and an exoskeleton would buckle. Though, if it WAS possible to get a cricket that big, it might be possible to leap to the moon...if the thing had really good aim...
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Male 2,605
"If you place a fresh Viagra tablet in a houseplant`s soil every six months, the plant will not wilt."

This one is particularly outrageous. Plants wilt for lack of water filling their central vacuole (in plant cells), not because of misdirected blood flow...

"If a cricket were the size of Mount Rushmore, it could jump to the moon."

I tried looking for the length of Mt. Rushmore on-line but couldn`t find it, so I e-mailed the tourist office up there. As soon as I get a significant reply, I`ll either debunk or confirm this particular myth.

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Male 5
This list is verified by poop!

It says:

"Coca-Cola was the favored drink of Pharaoh Ramses. An inscription found in his tomb, when translated, was found to be almost identical to the recipe used today."

but Coca-Cola`s ingredients are a tightly kept secret. There is a list of the contents on the can, but a very small number of people actually know the portions and that is what creates the taste.

Therefor the list`s claim of verification is a charlatan.

Also, a mime would not get stuck in his box and starve to death.

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Male 2,958
Yes tomsfox, you proved it. People that discuss after you proved it are morons. And I guess the people that proved it before you did are just as stupid.
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Male 72
Ancient Egyptians used molted cobra skins as condoms.

Helllllooooo

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Female 21
All of these are utter bullpoo: I could go through and refute many of them, but I have neither the time nor inclination.
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Male 572
Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas.
wtf how do you test that

The number of words in the Bible divided by the number of verses equals exactly 666.
thats freaky

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Male 117
"Every year in the fall, Niagara Falls is shut down for maintenance for 24 hours. The flow is diverted using a massive series of pipes and spigots built for this purpose in 1837." -- Ha ha ha.

"Rapid deforestation has decreased the friction of the surface of the Earth, causing it to spin infinitesimally faster and thereby cool the air, combating global warming." -- Keep cutting those tree`s!

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Male 117
While just bounching down the list I noticed one that made me stop believing this at all:

"Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting."

Considering that Polar Bears only live in the Arctic Circle and that Penguins only live on the Southerh hemisphere means that they will never, ever, meet each other. Therefore, unless they`re at a zoo, there`s no way for a polar bear to naturally eat a penguin.

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Male 732
You guys are idiots!
THOSE "FACT" ARE NOT TRUE!
THEY ARE JUST A BAD JOKE!
I POSTED THE PROOF!
STOP DISCUSSING!
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Male 2,958
-It says they are all verified as true...-

I`m going to hold my faith in you and assume you`re being sarcastic here.

If not:

Send me a couple grand and all of your dreams will come true.

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Female 191
"The top three names for female babies born in China last year were Huan Yue, Jia Li and -- unlikely as it seems -- Buffy"

lol, I think someone just sat there and wrote random crap.

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Male 211
And a last one for the fun of it:

If all elephants in the world would jump at the same time, a magnitude 9 earthquake would destroy most of the western civilization because of wave traveling throught the Earth crust. Hence the elephant being the only animal that cannot jump and the successful development of western civilizations.

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Male 211
and another:

If you remove the battery from your remote controls before you go to sleep, you are 43 time less likely to be waken up at night by the lack of lost infrared beams reflected on walls and hitting your retina while sleeping.

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Male 211
here`s another one:

In Belgium, because of the number of turn-left sign, sparrows tend to to turn left 78% of the time, creating a counter clockwise wind stream over the country called the "Sparrow typhoon".

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Male 2,307
"Charles Darwin once attempted to breed flying monkeys by crossing chimpanzees with vultures."

Oh yeah, this list is true.

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Male 1,725
Tap dancers frequently forget to breathe normally during difficult routines, resulting in an average of 200 tap dancing-related tragedies per year.
lol
the eye popping 1 is weird
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Female 1,172
"Scandinavian berserkers used to cut out their eyes before battle to spare themselves the sight of the carnage they invariably wrought."

Uh...yeah..ok

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Male 3,631
Hitler parted his hair on the RIGHT, and he WAS a vegetarian (though a carnivorous dictator); so NONE OF THIS CAN BE RIGHT!
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Male 108
[quote]On 12/8/2006 2:01:21 AM nawkshis wrote: The ancient Arabic word "jorgbushii" translates roughly to "evil one who comes disguised in peace to drink Earth`s black blood." that doesnt even sound arabic if u try pronouncing it jeez[/quote]

You don`t think that it might be a swipe at George Bush?

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Male 102
The ancient Arabic word "jorgbushii" translates roughly to "evil one who comes disguised in peace to drink Earth`s black blood."

that doesnt even sound arabic if u try pronouncing it jeez

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Male 814
whs_senior, i actually looked down in the direction of my scrotum to imagine a basketball in there. (alas, i have only tennis ball-sized balls-o-brass)
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Male 17
# No NCAA basketball team from a school located in its state`s capital has ever won the national championship.

This is false, NC State won it. They are from Raleigh, which is the capital of NC

Also,
In the late `90s, Microsoft secretly developed its own version of Linux, but shelved it after quality control researchers deemed it "too stable."

That is BS

As the sheer volume of Internet traffic has increased, the friction of the electrons passing around the planet has increased the overall global temperature by .07 degrees.

Please...

I can come up with better False Facts then these people

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Male 275
"Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an ODD number of whiskers."
"The "nine lives" attributed to cats is probably due to their having nine primary whiskers. "
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Female 240
That said, if you read it as satire, some of them are funny... i mean, dogs dreaming of bananas presented as scientific fact... hilarious!
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Female 240
OK I think we can stop proving that individual facts are untrue - qquuaacckk is right, it`s all such bullpoo.
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Male 12
"The largest home in the United States, North Carolina`s Biltmore House, was originally intended to be the official residence of a new monarchy to be established when the South rose again."

Totally stupid and outrageous. I live near the Biltmore House and that is totally untrue.

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Male 332
hahaha its all such bullpoo
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Male 12
"No NCAA basketball team from a school located in its state`s capital has ever won the national championship."

BS. NC State won the title in 1974&1983 and it is locacted in Raleigh, North Carolina`s capital.

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Female 215
"A prominent organization of anthropologists has predicted that by the year 5000, humans will have two rectums, but only one nostril."

I wouldn`t want to be the first baby of the evolved category. Seriously. WTF.

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Female 53
"If the current trend continues, by the year 2215 midgets will outnumber "normal-sized" people."

I`m about 95% sure that it`s a recessive trait. Seeing as tall people aren`t dying off due to the advantages of being a midget, that`s bullpoo.

In fact, a lot of it is.

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Female 93
"Every Golden Retriener Dreams about bananas"

Good to know... Bs.

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Female 430
NOOOOOO!!!!
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Male 274
LIER!!!
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Male 76
These are not all right. I know the egg one is wrong. The healthiest part of the egg (nutrition wise) is the yolk because it contains the nutrients for the developing chicken.
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Male 448
Ya this is all probably not real...
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Male 986
i yawned at 3rd one.... so i left....
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Female 122
Very little of that sounds plausible. And I know for a fact the Silly Putty thing is wrong. Silly Putty was discovered after trying to find something to use in place of rubber.
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Female 943
wow.
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Male 967
Who the hell verified they were all true, a crackhead? They also forgot to add the world is flat!
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Male 102
the only thing amazing about this crap would be if anyone believed any of it.
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Female 797
Big fat LIARS!!!!! :-P
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Female 1,984
... some got cut off.

"It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo, Texas to Louisville, Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to Amarillo."

A to B = X
B to A = X - 3??

How does that work?

"Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an ODD number of whiskers."

I think I`ve read this before...

"Over the last two decades, more Americans died of heart attacks while watching horror movies in movie theaters than died while sky-diving."

Wimps.

:)

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Female 2,552
No, just no. Who spends so much time making lies?
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Male 12
Yeah it is all bs, please refer to the link below at the bottom of the page is a disclaimer saying this was sent to him on april 1st

Click here

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Female 1,984
^ BTW: I`m not claiming any of them as true.
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Male 452
the one where the scrotum is used to replace skin on the elbow could be true, as the skin on ur elbow is called weenis which is the same wrinkly skin found on ur balls
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Female 1,984
"Rapid deforestation has decreased the friction of the surface of the Earth, causing it to spin infinitesimally faster and thereby cool the air, combating global warming."

So... we SHOULD cut down the rain forest?

"The number of words in the Bible divided by the number of verses equals exactly 666."

There ya go. Proof that it`s evil.

"Anthropologists have discovered a tribe of South American monkeys with a rudimentary system of government analogous to our own three-branch form of government."

Smart monkeys. See? They`re not so different from us after all.

"Tap dancers frequently forget to breathe normally during difficult routines, resulting in an average of 200 tap dancing-related tragedies per year."

How can one forget to breathe? It`s involuntary. I think it means they are concentrating so hard they unconsciously stop breathing - not a matter of forgetting.
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Female 670
A lot of this is bull. It said something about polar bears eating penguins... they don`t eat penguins. They live on opposite sides of the world.
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Female 1,984

"In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives."

They`d be smooth, that`s for sure. But hairless? Oil doesn`t stop puberty when it comes to hair, I don`t think.

"Because of their unusual shape, Hershey`s Kisses contain more calories per ounce than the same amount of chocolate in other forms."

Shapes don`t change the amount of calories in anything, right?

"In an effort to improve the nutritional value of its "Shamrock shakes," McDonald`s colors them with broccoli extract."

Ooh... don`t tell the kids that.

"Children conceived on airplanes never suffer from motion sickness."

That`s a keeper.

"Blue water in a toilet bowl causes males to urinate 7 percent more."

How do they know this?

"Over the last two decades, more Americans died of heart attacks while watching horror movies in movie theaters than died while sky-diving.

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Female 1,984
"Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms."

I got to try that some time. See if it works.

"Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs."

I`m sure I`ve done this before. My eyes are still intact.

"If you part your hair on the right side, you were born to be carnivorous. If you part it on the left, your physical and psychological make-up is that of a vegetarian."

I`m going to test this out someday. Take a poll.

"When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby."

Hey can it if it`s DEAD?

"Although difficult, it`s possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos."

Hm. I`ll test this out too.

"It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo, Texas to Louisville, Ken

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Female 1,984
"The sport of jai alai originated from a game played by Incan priests who held cats by their tails and swung at leather balls. The cats would instinctively grab at the ball with their claws, thus enabling players to catch them."

O.O How horrible! That`s animal abuse... poor kitties.

"In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation."

Huh?? This sounds like a joke. Was he mentally sick?

"At the first World Cup championship in Uruguay, 1930, the soccer balls were actually monkey skulls wrapped in paper and leather."

*shudders* sick people.

"A team of University of Virginia researchers released a study promoting the practice of picking one`s nose, claiming that the health benefits of keeping nasal passages free from infectious blockages far outweigh the negative social connotations."

Whoo-hoo!

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Female 1,984
"A prominent organization of anthropologists has predicted that by the year 5000, humans will have two rectums, but only one nostril."

Natural Selection chooses positive traits over negative traits. Do 2 rectums and 1 nostril sound POSITIVE to you?!

"Female black cats can actually see their shadows at night."

I have a female black cat...

"With the exception of a small 200-square-mile section of Antarctica, every single square kilometer of dry land on the planet has been walked on by at least one human being."

COOL. Just recently I thought "I bet someone`s walked in this very spot in the past."

"The increased electricity used by modern appliances is causing a shift in the Earth`s magnetic field. By the year 2327, the North Pole will be located in mid-Kansas, while the South Pole will be just off the coast of East Africa."

Already knew that. (If it`s true.)

"Catfish are the on

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Male 381
^^^yeah most of this is total bullpoo^^^
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Male 250
"The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the keyboard."

Wrong. The typewriter at first was alphabetized, but it proved inefficient, so it was changed to the current QWERTY keyboard.

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Male 17
Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will overwhelm the sender`s system and interfere with their ability to send any more spam.

dont give me ideas...

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Male 106
Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting - Possibly true, but it would never happen since Polar bears live near the North pole, and no penguins live there.
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Female 550
"Ingesting small doses of ink over an extended period of time will change your eye color slightly."

"When subjected to an electric current of at least 50 volts, a cat`s tail always points toward the north."

"Fewer divorces occur in families in which the children wake their parents before 6 a.m. on Saturdays."

^^^^^^ - Do they actually do tests on the above statements?

"A prominent organization of anthropologists has predicted that by the year 5000, humans will have two rectums, but only one nostril."
^^^^^= Ok... WTF?!?

"There have been four documented cases of humans who have hibernated through an entire winter."
^^^^^^^- I want to do this!!!! :-)


"To human taste buds, Zima is virtually indistinguishable from zebra urine."
^^^^^^^^^^^^- EWWW - I USED to love Zima.

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Male 78
if you think about it they get more and more aburd as the list goes on
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Male 1,003
i believed all the `facts` until i read some of the comments =D
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Male 178
U.S. Army medics in World War I knew of the germ-fighting properties of rodent saliva and carried hamsters in their medical bags to sterilize wounds in the field.

thats wrong in so many ways

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Male 178
"Hello Kitty" began as part of a covert propaganda campaign originally proposed by Prime Minister Tojo during World War II.

so little 4-yearold girls are playing wit a wwII propaganda

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Male 556
Moths are unable to fly during an earthquake.
what the hell? how would they kno this? and why do i have a sudden urge to become an astranout and bring along some peas and pepsi?
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Female 818
I kinda wanna go to Slaughter, Texas, and kill someone. If I ever kill someone, I`m takin` `em there to do it.
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Male 438
Archimedes` screw was the basis for Max Factor`s invention of the twisting lipstick holder. - This is the most hilarious one.

Also everyone knows that high pitched sounds don`t travel, # Using its anal sphincter muscle, the Mongolian tapir is capable of creating high-pitched tones that can be heard by dogs nearly 30 miles away. so this would be impossible.

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Male 213
Lmao, that is really funny. Of course most are fake, but funny none-the-less.
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Male 83
Although I`m surprised the Annual Scottish Haggis Hunt wasn`t mentioned...
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Male 33
oh and also Asdfg Hjkl invented the keyboard, duh?
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Male 83
I always thought Polar Bears didn`t eat Penguins because they couldn`t get the wrapper off :D

I read the first 3 words and thought "Hang on...this is a load of cr*p" - and bugger me - I was right!!

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Male 33
"Poplar Bears eat seals. They live in the North. Penguins live in the AntArtic. Unless they have a secret tunnel to the other end of the earth I call this fact questionable."

AHHHHH the polar bear conspiracy! they have outsmarted us ever since happy feet!

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Male 1,386
It is nearly three miles farther to fly from Amarillo, Texas to Louisville, Kentucky than it is to return from Louisville to Amarillo.

that doesnt even make sense!!!

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Female 322
Actually, I would probably believe the one about the Tabasco on the upper lip temporarily relieving sleep apnea...because your upper lip would burn so badly that you wouldn`t be able to sleep.
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Female 31
The typewriter was invented by Hungarian immigrant Qwert Yuiop, who left his "signature" on the keyboard.

that`s not true. the keyboard was set up so that the most commonly used letters were in convenient locations for your fingers. also, in other countries, the letters are in different places; i learned this the hard way when i went to belgium.

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Male 1,386
If the current trend continues, by the year 2215 midgets will outnumber "normal-sized" people. lol!

Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile penises. ouch.

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Male 280
"Hello Kitty" began as part of a covert propaganda campaign originally proposed by Prime Minister Tojo during World War II. wtf!?
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Male 416
Male rhesus monkeys often hang from tree branches by their amazing prehensile penises.
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Male 59
Showing off at a party one evening, Chopin played the entire "Minute Waltz" in under 10 seconds

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

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Male 1,461
Lets all electrocute our cats and use them as a compass.
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Male 62
"Human tonsils can bounce higher than a rubber ball of similar weight and size, but only for the first 30 minutes after they`ve been removed."

I have this wierd urge to... find out.

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Male 511
as u can see, im not as smart as u guys (my age duh 13-17) anways, whats a scrotum? i know those facts are fake
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Male 1
I have 2 bowling balls in my scrotum.. so that one is believable
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Female 799
This obviously are not true.
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Male 75
It is physically impossible to urinate and give blood at the same time. ahhh yes, I forgot your heart stop when you took a whizz, and I know that theory of diffusion is BS
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Male 10
I can only fit like a bowling ball in my scrotum, no chance of a basketball
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Male 141
If these were true i wud have 7 more things on my To-Do list:

5742: Eat red ink.
5743: Laff at Bradd Pit.
5744: Eat egg shells.
5745: freeze peas and put them in pepsi.
5746: Golf on Tonga.
5747: Reply 101 times to Yahoo spam.
5748: Travel to 1952 and eat a McHaggis burger at McDonalds
5749: Steal Henry VII`s axe.

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Female 173
They aren`t even trying to make these convincing. The one about Calvin and Hobbes cracked me up. Not even close.

The one about Niagara Falls shutting down for maintenance is my favorite.

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Female 68
Honestly, I was waiting for all of you guys to be wincing. I realize that most of this is not true, but it is funny to see if you guys really reacted to the scrotum stretching and fitting a basketball.
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Female 630
"Fish have "dandruff" caused by flaking skin, and it is impossible to filter all traces of it from drinking water. "

haha i actually thought i was drinking fish dandruff for a second there

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Male 335
Lincoln was from Kentucky and he was elected to the House of Rep and the flush toilet is much older then Flushing NY.
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Male 122
Oh wait, I`ve got a new favorite:

"In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation."

*slaps knee*

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Female 139
"Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling."


So does ointment.

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Female 560
wtf papoose007?
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Male 131
"Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs."
"When immersed in liquid, a dead sparrow will make a sound like a crying baby."
"If a cricket were the size of Mount Rushmore, it could jump to the moon."
"It is physically impossible to urinate and give blood at the same time."

Awesome but most probably fake

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Male 144
It would be an interesting if you, the webmaster guy, could tell on average, how far down someone scrolled on the list before they got fed up. (if you had the facts in descending order of ridiculousness It couldn`t be too accurate, but I`d still like to see the results.
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Male 122
My favorite "fact":

"Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas."

This site is a riot.

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Female 54
Alot of these are wrong like the keyboard one. Qwert yuiop did not invent the typewriter.
Christopher Latham Sholes did.

The internet is hardly ever correct.

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Male 6
That said, some of those are pretty freakin funny! " The African black rhinoceros excretes its own weight in dung every 48 hours." Can you imagine the piles that would be strewn across the plains of Africa. Holy crap! ;)
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Male 814
*shrugs* i thought the water/sand thing was a little fishy, but i didn`t feel like thinking about what they meant by "molecular level" :P
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Female 139
"If an average human scrotum were stretched until all its wrinkles were smoothed out, it could hold a basketball."


WTF

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Female 182
Is this a psychology experiment? To see if people will believe anything they read?
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Female 104
LOL yeah 12charssucks, come to think of it.
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Male 6
How have I checked through all the comments, and no one has mentioned the first one in the list. I can`t believe you people got past "water is drier than sand" before you thought, "Wow, this must be BS." Seriously, what are you guys smoking, I want some.
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Female 104
Human tonsils can bounce higher than a rubber ball of similar weight and size, but only for the first 30 minutes after they`ve been removed.

let`s hope they didn`t remove anyone`s tonsils to test that.

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Male 189
# Scandinavian berserkers used to cut out their eyes before battle to spare themselves the sight of the carnage they invariably wrought.

I`m reading "Grettla" and I have read "Gísla Saga-Súrssonar" and "Egla", these books have alot of fights in it (icelandic sagas, most happen in denmark/norway/iceland i.e. scandinavian) and I have never ever heard of anything cutting their eye out... But most of those stories are hardly true, maybe it orignated way after those happened/were written (happened the year ~800 - 1100, were written 1300-1400!) but still.. never ever heard anything about that whilst on a subject about berserkers.

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Male 1
Poplar Bears eat seals. They live in the North. Penguins live in the AntArtic. Unless they have a secret tunnel to the other end of the earth I call this fact questionable.
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Male 1,225
" The Internal Revenue Service audits 87 percent of women who claim breast implants as tax deductions."

I found this remotely funny, but really they can`t do that on a practical level. Yet another one bites the dust.

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Female 182
Yeah, yeah, yeah. What can I say, I`m gullible. I just had my last final so I have put my brain to rest for a while.
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Male 2,591
some of that stuff i know isn`t true
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Male 363
Really, you bought the "polar bears can eat up to 86 penguins in a single sitting." bit? Really? Thats sad, very very sad.

Polar bears live at the north pole. Penguins live at the south pole. If the two ever see eachother, its in a poorly planned zoo.

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Female 182
I was buying it until the qwertyuiop one. I always thought it was planned that way because of the commone occcurence of letters and combinations.
But they are still funny. I will use these in my next game of Balderdash
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Male 363
*GROAN* God damnit, why do people keep posting this bullplop!? Few of those are even remotely true, and there are plenty that are so far beyond belief if physically hurts me to think that some kid will go to school tomorrow, telling all his friends that mastodon tusks were the original hockey sticks.
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Male 181
although it is fake it`s still fun to read
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Male 181
"the one about the bible is a lie.. cuz its not 666, its 25.180444358702292530786791421498"

elimitator it didn`t say which bible it was using.


" When subjected to an electric current of at least 50 volts, a cat`s tail always points toward the north."

I am going to so try this on my wife`s cat when I get home.

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Male 11,739
I stopped reading way before anything about a dog. It was BS, not funny, and it got really boring. I`d rather castrate myself with a pair of fingernail clippers. That list was WAY too long. I might have read it all if it was either true or really funny. It was neither.
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Male 95
This list is bogus. There is no information to be found that supports the claim that Microsoft made its own version of linux, nor would they refuse to produce it if it were stable. Frank Serpico was NOT a creation of Peter Mass, but was a real police officer.

There should have been a fact at the end of this:

"Tell people enough outrageous things, and they will believe they are fact."

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Male 1,420
"A Tokyo inventor has developed a laptop computer whose battery is recharged by energy generated from the movement of the user`s mouse, yet Sony lawyers have successfully blocked every attempt to produce a product using the technology."
the energy produced (let alone the energy that we could re-use) from moving a mouse wouldnt nearly power an entire laptop.
"The sound made when a duck passes gas is the precise acoustic opposite of its quack; if it does both simultaneously, there`s no audible sound."
only under certain conditions... if either sound wave changed mediums, the whole effect would be skewed.
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Male 54
Total BS. Lame
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Male 1,420
"Fish have "dandruff" caused by flaking skin, and it is impossible to filter all traces of it from drinking water."
ill take "distilling water by evaporation" for 500, Alex.
"A prominent organization of anthropologists has predicted that by the year 5000, humans will have two rectums, but only one nostril."
thats just beyond belief. even if we "change to fit our environment", we will never have any reason to lose a nostril and gain a rectum.
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Male 651
people we all know they`re fake. we don`t need you to point out the obvious.
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Female 1,697
Never hold your nose and cover your mouth when sneezing, as it can blow out your eyeballs.

oh! come one!!! I did this several times and nothing happened.

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Male 164
Shanangens!!!!!
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Male 4,014
Jelly Bellys were called Jelly Bellys before Reagan had a jar of them on his desk. This is silly BS.

And the 3rd most popular baby name in China? Buffy.

Its funny because if some dumbass tried some of these, like tobassco on the upper lip before bed, or vinegar and baking soda will make your eggs fluffier, well come on. Hilarity would ensue!

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Male 1,217
gosh u ppl try so hard to prove links wrong
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Male 3,331
http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/about/muse... shows the McDonalds one is crap. Nope. I didn`t have it added to my favorites.
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Female 50
huh... did anyone else have these `amazing but true facts` page add itself to their favourites?
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Female 50
I`d have thought that a golf ball would fly further if the inside was like that of a malteaser...
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Male 290
Although difficult, it`s possible to start a fire by rapidly rubbing together two Cool Ranch Doritos.
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Male 732
Yepp, here it is: http://www.funny2.com/falsefacts.htm
The "facts" are wrong!
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Male 70
lot of cool ones
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Male 959
For the love of.... Come on folks! Did you not start to smell a rat with the very first `fact`...water is drier than sand? They`re not even clever.
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Female 9
www.snopes.com is your friend!!!
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Male 732
Is this another one of those Undeniable Facts thing?
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Female 132
Standishfordshire??? Gah.
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Male 11
the australian aboriginal one is crap, theres thousands of australian aboriginal languages
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Female 13
"Ballpoint pens were invented by a Michigan scientist attempting to reduce the number of birds killed for their quills."
Actually I think you`ll find its the hungarian Biro brothers who just had issues with leaking pens...
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Female 67
The inner core of most standard golf balls is made of nougat, which helps the balls remain aloft longer.
*chews on golf ball* oh yeah...
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Male 17
the one about the bible is a lie.. cuz its not 666, its 25.180444358702292530786791421498
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Female 694
I had to stop after reading "Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas." ...Seriously... what the f*ck!?
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Male 2,576
Who Wrote this crap? Or better yet, Who sits there thinking up this bull poo? He Should be shot.
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Male 108
[quote]On 12/7/2006 3:45:50 AM largo wrote: Much of this is BS, that`s for sure. [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_of_succession_to_the_British_throne]Says nothing about baby spice here.[/url][/quote]

You actually needed to look that up? :-/

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Male 22
Much of this is BS, that`s for sure. Says nothing about baby spice here.
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Male 243
Most of these are urban legends.
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Male 119
look at this one

"Every fact on this list is BS"

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Male 65
Qwert Yuiop is not a hungarian name... and furthermore, hungarian keyboard layout is QWERTZUIOP

bsbsbsbs

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Male 21
"Over 70 children have claimed to be touched in the wrong places by r-chill"

i for 1 believe that :(

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Female 27
"Every Labrador retriever dreams about bananas."

Wow, human-dog telepathy has really improved in the last few years!... What if the dog has never seen a fudgeing banana? What then?

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Female 27
`Tis crap. Tis all crap...
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Male 23
I mean come on! Someone confirm those :P
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Male 23
In 1843, a Parisian street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and consequently died of starvation.

The original inspiration for Barbie dolls comes from dolls developed by German propagandists in the late 1930s to impress young girls with the ideal notions of Aryan features. The proportions for Barbie were actually based on those of Eva Braun.

The ancient Arabic word "jorgbushii" translates roughly to "evil one who comes disguised in peace to drink Earth`s black blood."

The noun "sled" originates from the name of a 18th-century mountaineer from Finland, Schletz Linden, whose body was used by his climbing partner to slide down a mountain during a winter storm after he froze to death.

The melody of the classic hymn "Amazing Grace" originated from a 12th-century pagan song celebrating masturbation.

Tap dancers frequently forget to breathe normally during difficult routines, resulting in an average of 200 tap dancing-related tragedies per

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Male 82
The inner core of most standard golf balls is made of nougat, which helps the balls remain aloft longer.

ahhahaha0

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Male 20
umm none of these are true
if i have to read fake facts i`d prefer them to be about chuck norris or bill brasky thank you
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Male 23
"The sound made when a duck passes gas is the precise acoustic opposite of its quack; if it does both simultaneously, there`s no audible sound."

Too cool to be true!

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Female 1,972
FYI- it is BS...the book Serpico is a true story. The former NYC detective name is Frank Serpico, he stood up against corruption in the NYPD and almost lost his life doing it.

Shenanegans indeed.

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Male 30
Well, the ncaa basketball champ one is wrong. Wisconsin has won before and is located in the capital city, and so have Utah and NC State
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Male 108
"Approximately one-sixth of your life is spent on Wednesdays"

Worse than the Beserker one?

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Male 460
Wow! Pretty weird!
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Female 1,972
"Scandinavian berserkers used to cut out their eyes before battle to spare themselves the sight of the carnage they invariably wrought."

I find that claim dubious at best....how much havok could one wreak when you can`t see the enemy.
I call shenanegans!

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Male 224
i have a feeling this is all bs
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Female 560
tonsils*
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Female 560
the tinsils thing is disgusting
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Male 10,115
Link: Amazing But True Facts [Rate Link] - It says they are all verified as true...
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