16 facts that sound like bullshit but are actually true

Next time someone top trumps you at the pub with an amazing fact, you can up your game and come back with one of these 16 verified beauties.

1. We went to the moon before we thought to put wheels on suitcases.

moon before suitcase wheels



2. In 1956, for a bet and while drunk, a man stole a small plane from New Jersey and then landed it perfectly on the narrow street in front of the bar he had been drinking at. Then, two years later, he did it again after a man didn’t believe he had done it the first time.

drunk man plane bet




3. Can openers weren’t invented until 48 years after the invention of cans.

first can opener



4. There is a planet that has a surface temperature of 800 degrees but due to the gravity the water molecules are compressed to ice. So it’s covered in super hot ice.

hot ice on planet



5. Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia.

saudi imports kangeroos



6. 14 years before the Titanic sank Morgan Robertson wrote a book about a huge ship called the Titan hitting an iceberg and sinking, with many dying due to lack of life rafts.

titanic and titan book



7. Months before 9/11 an episode of The Lone Gunmen, a spin off of The X-Files, had an episode where the government attempted to crash planes into the World Trade Center tower, and then blamed terrorist cells from the middle east. All to spark an endless war, which was all designed to increase weapon manufactoring, increasing profit for men behind it.

911 the lone gunman



8. A tiger with bad teeth killed 430 people, more than all wolf, bear, spider, and snake deaths in the past 100 years in the US. Because of the bad teeth it couldn’t hunt its preferred prey so went after humans.

tiger with bad teeth



9. Α moose can dive underwater down tо nearly twenty feet in search оf food.

moose can dive in water





10. The founder of Match.com lost his girlfriend to a guy she met on Match.com

match.com founder lost girlfriend



11. There are more ways to arrange a standard deck of cards than there are atoms in the solar system.

lots of card shuffle possibilities



12. The job with the highest death rate in the USA is the position of President at 9%.

president is the most dangerous job in the USA



13. If 70 random people get together, there’s a 99.9% chance that two of them share the same birthday.

the birthday paradox



14. Sharks were on earth before trees

sharks are older than trees



15. Brian May, the guitarist from Queen, has a PhD in astrophysics.

brian may has astrophysics phd



16. Female kangaroos have three vaginas.

kangeroos have 3 vaginas