17 Absolutely Wild Facts That Sound Far-Fetched, But Are Actually 100% True

The other day Redditor u/I-eat-foot asked others to share facts that sound completely ridiculous, but are 100% true and people did not disappoint! Here are 17 facts that will hopefully blow your mind as much as they did mine:

1."Orcas are a natural predator of moose."


2."If you live up to be 84 years old, you've spent roughly 28 years sleeping."


3."Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire."

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4."There were only 26 episodes of the original Scooby-Doo."


5."Rats can laugh, we just can’t hear it because it’s not in our audible range."


6."Ancient Egypt lasted so long that Ancient Egyptian archaeology was a career in Ancient Egypt."


7."Greenland Sharks can live up to 500 years."

<div><p>"They don’t reach sexual maturity until they are over 100 years old. When they get pregnant, gestation lasts up to 18 years."</p><p>-<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1c9zty9/comment/l0qwfys/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web3x&utm_name=web3xcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/RealHumanFromEarth;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">u/RealHumanFromEarth</a></p></div><span> Pixar/Giphy / Via <a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/disneypixar-disney-pixar-Ip45JEMKwpr4A" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:giphy.com;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">giphy.com</a></span>

8."Koalas' entire diet is eucalyptus tree leaves. Which are incredibly toxic. Baby koalas aren't born with any immunity to the toxins....they gain this by eating their mother's poo."


9."We live closer in time to the Tyrannosaurus Rex than the Tyrannosaurus Rex lived to Stegosaurus."


10."Hannibal Lecter only has 12-16 minutes of screentime in The Silence of the Lambs."


11."If you're seven feet tall, you have a 1 in 6 chance of landing in the NBA."


12."A million seconds is 12 days; a billion seconds is 31 years. That's the difference between a millionaire and a billionaire."


13."There are 52! (52 factorial) ways to arrange the cards in a standard playing card deck."

<div><p>"That is a bigger number than the amount of atoms in the entire Milky Way galaxy.</p><p>This means that every time any deck is shuffled randomly, it is most likely ending up in an order that has never occurred before since the invention of playing cards and never will again."</p><p>-<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1c9zty9/comment/l0qmuor/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web3x&utm_name=web3xcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:u/Awkward_Pangolin3254;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">u/Awkward_Pangolin3254</a></p></div><span> NBC/Giphy / Via <a href="https://giphy.com/gifs/Friends-season-1-friends-tv-WrscggGmRDGHS4WACb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:giphy.com;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">giphy.com</a></span>

14."The Sun contains 99% of the solar system's mass."


15."It was only 66 years from the Wright brothers' first flight to Armstrong walking on the moon."


16."Some worms were frozen solid for over 40,000 years in Siberian permafrost, then some scientists revived them. So they were actually not dead, just resting."


17.And finally...."If you earned 5000 dollars an hour, 24 hours a day, from when the pyramids in Egypt were constructed until today, the world's richest man would still have more money than you."


Did any of these facts blow your mind? Let us know in the comments below and drop some knowledge of your own!