36 Facts That Sound Like Lies But Are Actually True

Geography and History

  • From space, you can still see the border between East and West Germany due to the different types of light bulbs used in the regions. (Fact)
  • The area of Russia is larger than the entire surface area of Pluto. (Fact)
  • Cleopatra lived closer to the time of the Moon landings than the time of the building of the pyramids. (Fact)
  • There’s mobile connection on the summit of Mount Everest. (Fact)
  • 14 years before the maiden voyage of the Titanic, a novel was written about a ship of the same name sinking under similar circumstances. (Fact)
  • We’ll never know for sure who invented the fire hydrant because the patent for it was lost in the Washington D.C. patent office fire in 1836. (Fact)
  • Neil Armstrong had to fill out an immigration form when he returned to United States soil from the Moon. (Fact)
  • French was the official language of England for over 600 years. (Fact)
  • The mad Roman emperor Caligula once decided to declare war on the god of the seas, Poseidon, and he ordered his soldiers to randomly throw their spears into the water. (Fact)
  • Every two minutes, we take more pictures than all of humanity did throughout the entire 19th century. (Fact)
  • When the Warner Brothers film studio was founded, the Ottoman Empire still existed. (Fact)