Irony and sarcasm abound in life, my fellow creatures! No one can deny that this world we’ve been born into is a strange one.  So strange it can sometimes seem to barely make any sense at all…

We all enjoy a good science fiction film or an interstellar superhero epic that transports us to remote planets and the cosmos. But the truth is that there's a lot of mind-blowing stuff going on right now on Earth. For example, did you realize that our oceans contain about $700 trillion in gold? Or the fact that the world's highest peak isn't even Mount Everest? Bet you didn’t. Shoot, we should have bet you all of the gold in the ocean.  Maybe next time…

When broken down into raw data and statistics, the actual world can seem more like science fiction and may be just as mind-boggling. Here are 32 examples, if you’d just scroll down…

It can cost $250 million to make one NASA spacesuit Spacesuits aren't custom-fitted... NASA mixes arms and leg sections to adjust to different astronauts. CRACKED.COM

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