20 Mind-Blowing Facts That Seem Like Bullsh#t (But Aren't)

It's not uncommon these days to hear an outlandish fact and immediately dismiss it as malarkey. And we can't blame you -- there's so much bullshit floating around the Internet that we can understand not wanting to even sift through it to find out what's true.

Well, we're here to help in some degree. We asked our readers to bring us some facts that sound totally made up, but are indeed the truth. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by LilySprite

A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. CRACKEDCON

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Entry by MinorShan

As far as biologists can tell, lobsters are immortal, in the sense that they don't die of old age. Instead, they grow in size until an outside force k

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Entry by Vicki Veritas

Every time you smell a violet, you're smelling it for the first time. A violet's scent comes from compounds called ionones that work by temporarily sh

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Entry by LilySprite

The density of Saturn is low enough that it would float iN water

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Entry by LilySprite

Ketchup becomes thinner when shaken HEINZ TOMATO KETCHU 57 ARIEE HEIN2 it's called a non-Newtonian liquid, and scientists aren't sure why it behaves t

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Entry by Phighter

In a group of 23 people, there's 50% a chance that two people have the Same birthday. If this doesn't make sense: consider that it's not just you comp

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Entry by LilySprite

Many small creatures experience time faster than we do That means that larger animals humans appear to be moving in slow motion to them. CRACKED COM

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKED A neutron star's surface gravity is trillion a times greater than the surface gravity on Earth Everything You drop on a neutron star generates

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CRACKED.COM Mercury has a fickle sun Because of Mercury's eccentric orbit and slow rotation, sometimes the sun reverses direction in the sky. IF you w

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Entry by Sagar Parikh

GRACKED.GOM IGR J11014-6103 Composite Pulsar Pulsars are a type of neutron star which eject jets of high energy particles over vast distances. The lon

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There GRAGKEDO are such things as UNDERWATER WATERFALLS Wait, what? In some places, patches of The 2-miles-tall Denmark Underwater waterfalls can't be

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Entry by CheezyWorm22

CRACKED.co Due to tidal forces between the Earth and Moon, days get 1.4 milliseconds longer every 100 years, as the Earth's rotation gets slower. This

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Entry by GordonHaid

We thought with powerful enough telescopes and instruments we could see the universe... CRAt But it's 68% dark energy and 27% dark matter. Both are in

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKED.COM A property of pure metal is its ability to fuse to itself in a vacuum without heat. Called cold welding, it occurs when two identical pi

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COSMIC THE UNIVERSE IS A COLOR NAMED COSMIC LATTE LATTE Astronomers performing a massive survey averaged the light emitted by 200,000 galaxies. The re

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Entry by LilySprite

If you're standing still near the equator you're actually moving about 1,000 MPH CRACKEDCON

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Entry by LilySprite

When not exposed to insects, human corpses can remain relatively intact due to fatty tissue cells going through a process that turns them into hydroxy

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CRACKEDCON Under certain circumstances, hot water will freeze faster than cold water This counterintuitive phenomenon, described by Aristotle, Francis

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Entry by Kevin King

IF you, hypothetically, drilled a hole through the center of the Earth and jumped in, it would take 42 MINUTES to reach the other side. CRACKED.COM

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IO HAS NO OCEANS. HOWEVER, IT STILL HAS TIDES. TIDES OF ROCK. THE GRAVITY OF JUPITER AND THE OTHER MOONS CAUSES IO'S SURFACE TO RISE AND FALL UP TO 10

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