These Crazy Facts Are Boggling People’s Minds And Making Me Question My Existence

Did you know Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939? Or that Viagra, dissolved in water, can make out flowers stay erect for up to a week longer than they normally would? Or, in 2002 alone, more people were killed by dogs than in shark attacks in the past 100 years? All pretty crazy, no? Possibly as crazy as wasting a perfectly good viagra on a fucking plant.

A Redditor recently posed the question: What’s a fact that absolutely blows your mind? Here are the most mind-numbing responses.


You can fit Earths entire population inside Texas if it was as densely populated as New York.

This makes sense considering my living quarters in NYC make Anne Frank’s look like a sprawling estate. 


Canadian fun fact, It is illegal to lock your car doors in downtown Churchill, Manitoba Canada in case someone needs to escape from a polar bear.



Portobello, Cremini and Button Mushrooms are all just the same mushroom, but at different stages of maturity.

Those deadbeat dad portobellos just leaving their button offspring to fend for themselves. Sad.


There are more tigers in captivity in the state of Texas than there are in the wild on all of Earth.

Free the goddamn tigers would ya.


During rationing in Britain in WWII, the overall health of the population increased dramatically, while cardiovascular disease plummeted. During those years, the British population was the most well fed it has ever been.

I ate McDonald’s for lunch and dinner last night. I believe this statement/


A computer processor is basically sand particles tricked into working as a brain.


Every time you shuffle a deck of cards, there is an overwhelming possibility of it being a new permutation that has never been done before. 52! is bigger than you might think.

You can shuffle a deck of cards 80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636, 856,403,766,975,289,505,440, 883,277,824,000,000,000,000 different ways or in written terms…

eighty unvigintillion, six hundred fifty-eight vigintillion, one hundred seventy-five novemdecillion, one hundred seventy octodecillion, nine hundred forty-three septendecillion, eight hundred seventy-eight sexdecillion, five hundred seventy-one quindecillion, six hundred sixty quattuordecillion, six hundred thirty-six tredecillion, eight hundred fifty-six duodecillion, four hundred three undecillion, seven hundred sixty-six decillion, nine hundred seventy-five nonillion, two hundred eighty-nine octillion, five hundred five septillion, four hundred forty sextillion, eight hundred eighty-three quintillion, two hundred seventy-seven quadrillion, eight hundred twenty-four trillion


In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female.

Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.

How about the breed? 


In Germany (and maybe other countries) it is not illegal to escape from prison.

Challenge accepted.


Australia has over 10,000 beaches, you could visit a new beach everyday for over 27 years.

That’d be nice if, ya know, I wasn’t a cube monkey.

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.