12 "Now You Know" Facts That Have No Business Being True

Some facts are so illogical, your brain will refuse to accept they're true. I'm not talking fanciful conspiracy theories that take 100 hours of YouTube videos to consume and internalize. These are simple, provable facts about your body, your world, and the creatures you share it with, that your brain may never believe:

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A year on Venus is shorter than a day on Venus. That's because it spins incredibly slowly on its axis. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: NASA

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Disney World is the second largest consumer of explosives in the world. The U.S. Department of Defense is number one. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: Travel & Leisure

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The Greenland shark hits puberty at 150 years old. The oldest one on record may have been 512 when it died. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: Science Mag

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Wombat poop is cube-shaped. They arrange their poo to mark their territory, and cubes stack easier than logs. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: National Geographic

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The U.S. government was paying a Civil War pension until 2020. The recipient's father was an 84-year-old Union soldier when she was born. NOW YOU KNOWSource: Washington Post

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More than 1/4 of your bones are in your feet. Tr You have 26 in each foot, and 206 total. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: BBC

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Maine is the closest U.S. state to Africa. Specifically Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the easternmost point of the U.S. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: Insider

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The Beatles are responsible for the CT scanner. B EMI had SO much Beatles money, they threw some cash at an employee's independent research project. NSource: CNET

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The Soviets put out a huge gas fire by nuking it. A gas well was on fire for three years before the bomb blew it out like a birthday candle. NOW YOU KSource: Interesting Engineering

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The first-ever Marvel movie was Howard the Duck. m HOWAR THE DUCK BMKL. There was an earlier Captain America movie, but Marvel didn't actually exist ySource: IMDB

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Nintendo is over 130 years old. ON M*X101 PLTINGCARDS MARK TRADE THE NNIENDO PLANG CARD 0 SHOMENDORI OHASHI. KYOTO, JAPAN, They've sold playing cards,Source: Business Insider

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An early treatment for syphilis was malaria. The guy who came up malarial blood transfusions won the Nobel Prize. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED COM Source: Discover

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