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(Buzzfeed)   Plug your nose and try to hum. Can't do it, can you (unless you have a deviated septum)? Here are 76 other factoids that sound fake, but are true. Bonus: They are all on a SINGLE PAGE. GLORY BE   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 32
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2014-03-18 11:56:54 PM  
8 votes:
62. Also, this is what Jupiter would look like if it were as close to us as the Moon is

Not for very long it wouldn't.
2014-03-19 02:33:10 AM  
5 votes:
We used to have fun with stuff like this in high school. Tell a cute girl "Did you know you can't touch your elbows behind your back" and then watch them try it.
2014-03-19 03:04:40 AM  
3 votes:

weltallica: This was a crappy list.



So, a typical buzzfeed link?
2014-03-19 05:56:08 AM  
2 votes:
#78: If you crushed the brain of everyone that works at buzzfeed into a tiny ball of goo.. everyone on earth would thank you profusely.
2014-03-19 05:19:01 AM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: We used to have fun with stuff like this in high school. Tell a cute girl "Did you know you can't touch your elbows behind your back" and then watch them try it.


i.imgur.com
2014-03-19 04:00:11 AM  
2 votes:
FTA: 17. The heart of a blue whale is so big, a human can swim through the arteries.

Directly beneath this is a picture of a man who is clearly twice the size at least of the arteries on the scale model of a blue whale heart he's posing with.
2014-03-19 02:24:04 AM  
2 votes:
Dildo of god!
2014-03-19 12:53:03 AM  
2 votes:
So it's basically a rehash of this site.  And others before it.  But mostly this word for word.   http://didyouknowblog.com/
2014-03-18 11:55:46 PM  
2 votes:
I read that as 'Plug your nose and try to cum'.
2014-03-18 11:49:38 PM  
2 votes:
Factoids are false. That's what the word means.
2014-03-19 12:38:52 PM  
1 votes:
70. Peanuts are not nuts. They grow in the ground, so they are legumes.

That peanuts grow in the ground has nothing to do with why they're legumes. That has to do with which plants they're related to and the form of the fruit they produce. The vast majority of legumes don't fruit underground, which is something that should be immediately obvious to anyone who knows what a legume is, because there are tons of legumes that are immediately familiar (peas, beans, lupine, clover, alfalfa, etc.)
2014-03-19 11:10:54 AM  
1 votes:
#67 and #68 are different ways of saying the exact same thing.
2014-03-19 08:03:20 AM  
1 votes:

Bob The Nob: fusillade762: We used to have fun with stuff like this in high school. Tell a cute girl "Did you know you can't touch your elbows behind your back" and then watch them try it.

[i.imgur.com image 300x224]


We always tried to get one of our friends to do this all the time. She never did it. Then, finally, during our senior prom she got drunk, ripped off her shirt, and screamed "HA YOU ASSHOLES, I CAN TOTALLY TOUCH MY ELBOWS BEHIND MY BACK" as she did it.

Worth it.
2014-03-19 06:58:25 AM  
1 votes:
I can never decide if I hate Buzzfeed for making me feel old, or I like them for making me feel smart.
2014-03-19 06:28:29 AM  
1 votes:
Dragonflies can't walk.

/mental floss.com has a random fact generator
//Doesn't work on mobile...
2014-03-19 05:27:43 AM  
1 votes:
Hehe, dog food lid.
2014-03-19 05:03:31 AM  
1 votes:

Active introvert: Ok, maybe I'm just moving slow this morning but could someone explain the whole folding the paper 42 times will reach the moon.


It's impossible, but think in terms of multiplying the thickness of a piece of paper by two to the 42nd power, which is 4,398,046,511,104.
2014-03-19 05:02:40 AM  
1 votes:

Active introvert: Ok, maybe I'm just moving slow this morning but could someone explain the whole folding the paper 42 times will reach the moon.


Fold it once, it's twice as thick as it was originally. Again and it's 4 times as thick. And so on. Thickness of one sheet of paper x 2^42 is a substantial distance.


Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Not to be a technical prong - he said being both technical and a prong - but it's entirely possible for just about anyone at all to hum whilst their nose is plugged.  Just open your mouth.  You'll need to modulate a bit more with your throat than usual, but humming it is.  Look, another pointless factoid!


If your mouth is open you aren't humming. But you can hum with your nose closed anyway.
2014-03-19 04:27:56 AM  
1 votes:
66. If you dug a hole to the center of the Earth and dropped a book down, it would take 42 minutes to reach the bottom.

Only if you installed a vacuum tube in that hole (the real world has air resistance) and also no, it would be 21 minutes.  84 minutes is the period of the harmonic oscillator associated with gravity on Earth-diameters, so to reach the center of the planet you need to cut that to 1/4, not 1/2.  42 minutes would get you to the other side, which means you need a second hole lined up with the first.

// NEEEEEEERDS
2014-03-19 04:15:10 AM  
1 votes:
Apparently my grandmother is older than sliced bread as well. I'm going to tell her that next time we talk.

/As is the lathe in my garage... by 45 years.
2014-03-19 04:13:38 AM  
1 votes:
Not to be a technical prong - he said being both technical and a prong - but it's entirely possible for just about anyone at all to hum whilst their nose is plugged.  Just open your mouth.  You'll need to modulate a bit more with your throat than usual, but humming it is.  Look, another pointless factoid!
2014-03-19 04:09:49 AM  
1 votes:
If you think about it most of those things seem like they would be true after thinking about them for a second or two except for folding a piece of paper 42 times since it seems damn near impossible.
As for the factoid about turtles breathing out of their asses it explains almost every photo I've ever seen of Mitch McConnell.
2014-03-19 03:53:01 AM  
1 votes:
29. North Korea and Finland are separated by one country.

Then so is Norway.
2014-03-19 03:11:08 AM  
1 votes:
More factoids:

Sugar doesn't actually cause cavities because teeth are made of sugar.

People are 2 feet taller on average now compared to people who lived 200 years ago. And 200 years from now, people won't be any taller than they are today because of global warming.

Beer was invented by preschool teachers as a way to make their kids nap while the teachers had sex.

If John Lennon were alive today, people would stare at him in amazement because he's supposed to be dead.

It's possible for an attractive lady to save a man's life simply by sucking on his penis.
2014-03-19 02:46:00 AM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: 59. One in every 5,000 babies is born with a condition known as "imperforate anus.". This means the baby is born without an anus and has to have one created manually in the hospital.
 


Seen this while trying to debunk "hold your nose and cum" and shiat the bed.
2014-03-19 02:36:18 AM  
1 votes:
75. At the time the current oldest person on Earth was born, there was a completely different set of human beings on the planet.

Fairly certain that's common with every "oldest person" current or otherwise.
2014-03-19 02:32:01 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah, I'm not going to bother with a "sound fake but are true" list when the example in the headline is false.
2014-03-19 01:53:38 AM  
1 votes:

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: I must admit I got lightheaded while plugging my nose and trying to hum the theme from I Dream Of Jeannie


As did the last man who went down on Barbara Eden.
2014-03-19 01:33:59 AM  
1 votes:
"BuzzFeed" and "Glory Be" on the same page will break the internet.
2014-03-19 01:30:58 AM  
1 votes:

bdub77: I read that as 'Plug your nose and try to cum'.


i22.photobucket.com
2014-03-19 12:51:55 AM  
1 votes:
I don't have a deviated septum, but I can hum with my nose plugged.
2014-03-18 11:54:12 PM  
1 votes:
why do these headlines seem so long, mommy? you said I could stop reading them hours ago
 
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