Today, we can find new information in mere seconds just with the tips of our fingers. A few Google searches, some quick clicks on different links, and you've got what you’ve been looking for. Although not everything that we learn on the Internet makes us particularly smarter, it can still trigger our desire to know more.

There’s a Facebook page called Unbelievable Facts that is described as a "source for the best bizarre, strange and extraordinary stories on the Internet." It’s a true powerhouse with more than 8.9M people who enjoy learning and sharing random bits of information. Like the fact that baking powder was born out of love or that aluminum is among the most recyclable materials ever created.

To show you just how interesting things can get, we have collected some of the best posts from their page. Continue scrolling and upvote the most mind-boggling ones!

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Hannah Edwards
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8 months ago

Good girl.

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As the creators of Unbelievable Facts stated on their website, "What started out as a fun hobby turned into a full-time career." They created this page so that people all over the Internet would be able to resolve their random curiosities and quench that thirst for knowledge. 

The project was started in 2012 by Gourav Gola, an engineering graduate, who wanted to "share his interests with the world, and the world responded just as enthusiastically". Since then, the project has been growing every day. Their goal remains the same as it was from the beginning—to bring the most remarkable stories to their fans and followers. 

"Committed to finding and sharing the most fascinating facts, we create content around a plethora of topics—from science and entertainment to human history and society," the creators wrote. What sets Unbelievable Facts apart from other similar pages is their commitment to quality over quantity: "We always strive to provide you with the most authentic stories and facts. Our search for the truth requires us to spend hours on a single piece." 

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Jo Johannsen
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8 months ago

Respect.

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We humans are naturally curious—asking questions, finding something interesting, and encouraging others to explore it as well. According to a study by researchers at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, our information-seeking behavior is driven by the brain’s dopamine-producing reward system in the same way as money or food. In other words, our brain becomes addicted to information and wants us to seek it constantly. 

“To the brain, information is its own reward, above and beyond whether it’s useful,” co-author of the study and associate professor Ming Hsu, Ph.D. told Neuroscience News. Research shows that our brain converts information into a similar scale as it does for money. 

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Caro Caro
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8 months ago

The things some people go through, their experiences. WOW

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Nor
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8 months ago

The Dutch are ahead of their time here

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The paper focuses on studying curiosity and what it looks like inside the brain. The researchers scanned people’s brains while they were presented with a lottery with two financial outcomes, a gain and a loss. Participants were able to purchase information in order to find out the odds of them winning. 

The results showed that most of the participants made rational decisions but they over-valued information in general. People wanted to know more not only because it benefited them, but also because they expected it to have benefits. "Anticipation serves to amplify how good or bad something seems, and the anticipation of a more pleasurable reward makes the information appear even more valuable,” Hsu said.

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Ian Reynolds
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8 months ago

And he is now a legendary character, whose death was sad and pointless. RIP big man!!!!

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Caro Caro
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8 months ago

Haaaahaha the lawyer: "secondary reality tv personality". Perfect description.

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The paper shows that sometimes we want to know things just for the sake of knowing. However, we’re constantly learning new things not only because it’s addictive, but also because it can make us successful. There are so many advantages to it: a career boost, new opportunities or at least transforming dull conversations into exciting ones.

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Jo Johannsen
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8 months ago

Respect.

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Zuila
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8 months ago

How did they knew he died?

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Mama Panda
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8 months ago

Way to go Bessie!!!

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According to Harvard Business Review, people who don’t give up too early and commit to learning report massive career benefits. If you wish to be one of those people, there are four crucial habits you need to improve.

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Hannah Edwards
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8 months ago

I’ve saved a crow and two magpies and have received diddly squat!

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Hannah Edwards
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8 months ago

I did this at my allotment!

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Lyone Fein
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8 months ago

This is the maverick cowboy attitude!

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First, focus on emerging skills. The world is constantly improving, and so should you. If you want to know what are some of the most important and relevant skills right now, don’t be afraid to reach out to experts in your field. Then, if you’re looking for an online course, try the one that's happening live—this way you could interact and collaborate with others. If a live course is not available, try convincing a friend to join you!

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Hannah Edwards
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8 months ago

Was this surprising at the time? I would hope there was safety concerns then too!

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BusLady
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8 months ago

Why did I think this was Santa?

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ShriSha Kamboj
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8 months ago

further more reasons y animal cruelty is wrong......animals literally save us humans....even tho v don't deserve them

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Also, implementing learning immediately will help the information stick in your mind. You don’t want to get stuck in "theory land", so find whatever opportunity you can to use your new skills. Finally, set a specific goal. This one is of the utmost importance: if you set your eyes on the prize, it will encourage you to keep going. 

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Lovin' Life
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8 months ago

Never forget!!!

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BusLady
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8 months ago

I guess I've never noticed before the resemblance between them.

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Monday
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8 months ago

Additionally, after the second child was diagnosed prosecutors didn't think that it had anything to do with the death of the first child, so she ended up spending 2 years in jail. An episode of Unsolved Mysteries featuring her case got a biochemist involved that arranged for the first child's blood to be tested for the disease, which he obviously had. There's a bit more to the story, the first child's blood had been tested incorrectly during the initial investigation but this comment is already terribly long so I'll end by saying she sued the hospital and the lab, won a settlement, got her second child back and later ensured the head prosecutor couldn't win his re-election by donating to his opponent.

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We all know that the Internet is obsessed with facts. No matter where your interests lie, you can definitely find something on the Unbelievable Facts page. And if it seems like you’re putting too much random information into your brain, just remember that living a life full of thirst for knowledge keeps you young and excited about the future.

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Caro Caro
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8 months ago

Handsome bloke....

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BusLady
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8 months ago

So, $15 an hour?

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ShriSha Kamboj
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8 months ago

awww//// elephants are cute........they also regard humans as cute ....the way we feel about puppies

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Nor
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8 months ago

Keep the love rising

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Karen White
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8 months ago

What an incredible talent. Freddie you are missed.

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Truth Monster
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8 months ago

...He had the manuscript because he wrote it.

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Sigrid Johanesdóttir
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8 months ago

We have this in Iceland too, that's great

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BusLady
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8 months ago

Books are like gold. My motto is: So many books, so little time.

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Mama Panda
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8 months ago

She is badass!

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Monday
Community Member
8 months ago

Well...I'd say the punishment was effective. Rather than spending the time on more pranks he spent it on something productive.

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Jonathan
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8 months ago

I love the Shaun of the Dead shirt.... "You got red on you...."

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ShriSha Kamboj
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8 months ago

omg that is so clever...i wanna name my cat 'doctor'....so I can issue a "doctor's" note claiming I am ill....."ill is my temporary name"

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E
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8 months ago

Interesting, although as a Brit who loves old buildings and has lived in quite a few old towns/cities in the UK I have NEVER seen this...

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Zuila
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8 months ago

Oh! He was the person next to Rose and Jack in the movie Titanic when the last part of the ship was sinking

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ShriSha Kamboj
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8 months ago

darn it........airlines r cleverer now......not that i could be smart enough to think of that on my own///

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Immortal Emperor Paradox
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8 months ago

This dude was next level.

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A B C
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8 months ago

Dang, that's smart, lol. I'd need someone like that, too, half-asleep-me is a lazy chump...

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Julia Atkinson
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8 months ago

"It seems a shame to leave these massive bones lying around when we've scraped all the meat off, if only there was another use for them..."

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François Carré
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8 months ago

To be honest, most Austrians themselves didn't protest that much their own annexation by Nazi Germany.

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Nugua
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8 months ago

Yeah, nice tale. Only it did leave out the part where they moved several times because discrimination was so bad... (In the US as well as in Germany)

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Serial pacifist
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8 months ago

The ents shall commeth to Lady Macbeth, the iron maiden, lord Macbeth's precious.

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SmilingCat
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8 months ago

I love Ryan!

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Les Izmore
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8 months ago

I have wondered how fish get to remote lakes without streams connecting them to other water bodies

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Julia Atkinson
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8 months ago

Added to bucket list, with a note to beware of bison

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Brunettechameleon
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8 months ago

That’s an insane coincidence wow

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Bill
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8 months ago

Until you come home after an 11 month float and she s 6 months along

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Caro Caro
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8 months ago

Her being successful must be a nice "up yours" to those nasty buggers.

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Raven Sheridan
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8 months ago

That kind of humility would make me buy it!

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Nena Rosebud
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8 months ago

My mom is from Taos. She grew up in these pueblos. I had a chance to visit them numerous times. I have distant relatives that still live there. It's really quite special.

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Jo Johannsen
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8 months ago

Apparently, Trasmoz didn't take it too seriously?

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Jo Johannsen
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8 months ago

She's a keeper 🤗

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King Joffrey
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8 months ago

There's a lesson in that...

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