14 Startling Facts That Impressed Us

There are so many things in the world that we don’t understand! For example, is a bear genetically closer to a hyena or a dog? How many escalators are there in Wyoming? In order to always know everything, Reddit users collect and share these interesting facts. Sometimes, we don’t even believe that everything they say is true.

1. The pyramids in Giza were being built while there were still mammoths on the planet.

Scientists claim that all the pyramids were built between the 26th century and the 23rd century BC. Mammoths appeared around 1.6 million years ago and went completely extinct only in the 10th century BC. This means that while Cheops was happy about a new pyramid that was being named after him, somewhere thousands of miles away huge animals were scaring our ancestors.

2. There are only 2 escalators in Wyoming.

This state is in 10th place in the list of the biggest US states and there are about 560 thousand people who live there. The only 2 escalators in the entire state are in the city of Casper. There were rumors that another escalator was supposed to be built at a local airport, but that building has only one floor, so it’s not needed.