There are many facts that sound so strange that everyone thinks they are fake. However, sometimes our limited knowledge makes us doubt things that are completely real. Take for instance the fact that children are born without kneecaps and they don't develop them until they turn three years old. Sounds made up, right? But it's completely true!
If you enjoy strange and sometimes even fake sounding facts like that scroll below to read the list we here at Bored Panda prepared for you!

#1

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Scotland's national animal is a unicorn.

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PandaLover 6 months ago

The Scottish know what they're doing! :)

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#2

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The Greenland shark has an average lifespan of 272 years, some of them can even live as long as 500 years.

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Ryo Bakura 6 months ago

Great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandpa shark, do-do-do-do-do-do.

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#3

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Moose are excellent swimmers. They are born knowing how to swim and can swim 6 miles per hour and has the ability to keep the pace for two hours.

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Ryo Bakura 6 months ago

There's a moose loose aboot this lake. Doesn't have the same ring to it.

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#4

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Mantis shrimps can punch with the force of a bullet. They have one of the fastest and the most powerful punches in nature.

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Grace Robertson 6 months ago

That shrimp looks like a Christmas ornament. A deadly one but so festive

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#5

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Honey never spoils. It has an excellent chemical composition which prevents organisms from living in it. So no matter how old is the honey it's probably perfectly edible.

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glowworm2 6 months ago (edited)

I can still picture a bunch of archaeologists and scientists daring one another to eat some ancient honey they've discovered during one of their finds.

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#6

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The idea of Guinness Book of Records came to Sir Hugh Beaver in the 1950's when he had an argument in a pub about the fastest game bird in Europe. Since he couldn't find an answer in any of the books, he decided to compile a book of facts and figures to help settle pub arguments just like the one he had.

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Tor Rolf Strøm 6 months ago

And here he is seen with the man currently holding the record of looking the most like Hugh Beaver.

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#7

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There are a lot more trees on earth than there are stars in the galaxy. NASA estimates that there could be from 100 billion to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. The earth has more than 3 trillion trees.

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N 6 months ago

Not for long tho

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#8

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Every planet of the whole solar system can fit between the earth and the moon.

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Vicky Zar 6 months ago

Only because Pluto was "banned".

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#9

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The biggest tire manufacturer in the world is Lego. The company makes more than 50% more tires than other tire manufacturers such as Bridgestone or Goodyear.

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Ryo Bakura 6 months ago

This is wheely unbelievable.

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#10

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A group of ferrets is called a business.

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Andres Tejeda 6 months ago

Ferrets are great little pets and really do live up to their latin namesake: robber. They will steal almost anything they can get their little paws on.

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#11

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Cheetahs can't roar, instead, they make a sound very similar to the house cat.

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glowworm2 6 months ago

Yes, Cheetahs can meow--and they sound like they are reading off of cue cards.

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#12

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Teeth can reattach to their roots after being knocked out if they are put back into their place.

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BrokenFlame 6 months ago

the dentist did that for me once, it hurt like a mother trucker

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#13

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Cashews are collected from the bottom of cashew apple which grows on the cashew tree.

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SarahofBorg 6 months ago

And the fruit and nut are also is covered in a poison similar to poison ivy.

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#14

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Ikea’s catalog is as popular as the Bible and the Koran. More than 203 million copies of the catalog are distributed around the globe.

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Troux 6 months ago

I wouldn't call that popularity, I would call that spam mail.

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#15

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Nintendo was founded more than 100 years ago, in 1889. The Japanese gaming company began operating as a card game business and slowly turned into a brand we know today.

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Mare Freed 6 months ago

I did know this one!

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#16

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The lighter was invented before the match was.

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Alexandru Bucur 6 months ago

Of course - after all, the lighter is just an automated version of bit of flint striking steel, which as THE preferred method for lighting fires for thousands of years. The first automated lighter was derived from the wheel-lock musket when the latter appeared around 1500 and was simply a toothed wheel driven by clockwork rotates against bit of flint to create sparks. You could also add a bit of gunpowder as an accelerator. Unfortunately, they were very expensive, so only nobles got to have them until 1823, when Döbereiner "Feuerzeug" tabletop lighter was invented, a hilariously complicated and unsafe mechanism containing zinc and sulphuric acid to make hydrogen which then reacts with a platinum metal sponge to create a flame... Frankly, I'm not sure that one was an improvement...

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#17

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Humans are born without kneecap bones, we only develop them around the age of 3.

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Ryo Bakura 6 months ago

I guess we don't really knee-d them. I'm here all week. Tip your wait staff.

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#18

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It may not seem like it, but penguins do have knees. The reason why they aren't visible is that penguin's legs are covered by dense feathers.

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William Shaver 6 months ago

MInd blown

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#19

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McDonald's is the largest toy distributor in the world. About 20% of McDonald's sales involve Happy Meals, which include a toy.

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Kjorn 6 months ago

and 93% of these finishe in the garbage once in the house

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#20

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Clouds may look very lightweight but the science says otherwise. The average cumulus cloud you can see during the sunny day, weight around 500,000 kg (1.1 million pounds).

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Pumbaa 6 months ago

Well... its water..

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#21

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In the Italian language, a single strand of spaghetti is called spaghetto.

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Ryo Bakura 6 months ago

And from what I've been told, a single Panini is a panino.

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#22

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Throughout the history of the world, there have been more than 108 billion people alive. Since there are more than 7 billion people alive today, it means that around 7% of those who have ever lived exist today.

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Terry T. 6 months ago

It makes me wonder just how big the population would be today, if things like the black plague and the Holocaust had never happened.....

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#23

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A glass ball can bounce higher than a rubber ball of the same size.

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Ryo Bakura 6 months ago

Something to do with it being a harder material, thus retaining more of its kinetic energy when impacting the ground, while the rubber ball will cushion itself, losing just a little more energy, and not bouncing higher. This is probably bullshit, but I don't care.

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#24

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While the name may suggest otherwise, peanuts are not nuts. In fact they are legumes and belong to the same plant family as lentils and beans, etc.

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CCL_2018 6 months ago

They also fix nitrogen into their root systems, that is a unique feature of legumes

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#25

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France legally executed the last person by guillotine in 1977, the same year Star Wars: A New Hope came out.

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jade 6 months ago

bringing this up in history. teacher loves star wars

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#26

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Rhino's horn is made of keratin, the same protein substance that makes up the human nail.

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Pumbaa 6 months ago

You hear that traditional chinese people? Just chew your own goddamn nails to get your dick up..

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#27

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Baby carrots are just chopped up normal carrots.

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PandaLover 6 months ago

... and soaked in water

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#28

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Two 12-inch pizzas are smaller in size than one 18-inch pizza.

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Terry T. 6 months ago

πR²

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#29

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There are more ways to sort a deck of cards then the amount of atoms estimated to be on earth. The standard 52-card deck has 8x10^67 possible arrangements of the cards.

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Pamela24 6 months ago

My head hurts now...

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#30

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In 2018 Taco Bell was voted as the best Mexican restaurant in America.

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Andres Tejeda 6 months ago

As a Mexican this just makes me so disappointed. Taco bell is a very cheap imitation of Mexican food.

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