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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 51
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2014-03-19 03:11:08 AM  
12 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  
7 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 01:30:58 AM  
6 votes:

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


i22.photobucket.com
2014-03-18 11:55:46 PM  
6 votes:
I read that as 'Plug your nose and try to cum'.
2014-03-19 04:35:41 AM  
4 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: Huh. I just did that and whistled an Eb out my ass. Is that one of the factoids?


That was a Bm!
2014-03-19 04:09:49 AM  
4 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 02:24:04 AM  
4 votes:
Dildo of god!
2014-03-19 01:53:38 AM  
4 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 01:06:16 AM  
4 votes:
Huh. I just did that and whistled an Eb out my ass. Is that one of the factoids?
2014-03-19 12:43:35 AM  
4 votes:
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.
 i.imgur.com
2014-03-18 11:56:54 PM  
4 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 06:20:59 AM  
3 votes:

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


That doesn't work out all the time either. Just ask David Carradine.
2014-03-19 02:33:10 AM  
3 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 08:43:56 AM  
2 votes:
If the entire population of Brighton (UK) was laid end to end in the London-Brighton railway line, they'd all be electrocuted.

51% of the people on the planet make up the majority of the population.
2014-03-19 07:50:37 AM  
2 votes:
The heart of a blue whale is so big, a human can swim through the arteries.
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

If by 'swim through' you mean 'get jammed in there with your arms pinned at your side and drown in whale blood.'
Unless you are relying on blood pressure to push you through. And what happens when you reach the end of the line?
Not to mention, how does the whale feel about you taking a fantasic voyage though it's bloodstream?
2014-03-19 05:59:17 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.


Heh, good times, good times...

/still remember a certain class period and a VERY clueless sophomore trying this very thing
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 05:27:43 AM  
2 votes:
Hehe, dog food lid.
2014-03-19 02:36:18 AM  
2 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 08:31:17 PM  
1 votes:

Makh: So it's basically a rehash of this site.  And others before it.  But mostly this word for word.   http://didyouknowblog.com/


You owe me the last 2.5 hours. Ended up reading about 20 Wikis in the process.
2014-03-19 01:12:05 PM  
1 votes:

lindalouwho: MythDragon: The heart of a blue whale is so big, a human can swim through the arteries.


If by 'swim through' you mean 'get jammed in there with your arms pinned at your side and drown in whale blood.'
Unless you are relying on blood pressure to push you through. And what happens when you reach the end of the line?
Not to mention, how does the whale feel about you taking a fantasic voyage though it's bloodstream?

There is no "end of the line" in a circulatory system ;-)


There is for you when you get stuck in a vein for the return trip to the heart. I guess for the whale too now that you are an embolism.
2014-03-19 11:46:07 AM  
1 votes:

maram500: noneyourbase: 57. Mario hits blocks with his hand, not his head.

57b.  The bushes and the clouds in that screenshot use the same sprite.  It's just recolored.

Yes, but do you know why they did that?

scatteredmind: 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.

Well, I feel like crap for having laughed at that factoid. And it must be fun to be the guy with the scalpel who has to do that. "Well, let's see...I'm tired of just puncturing into the bowel. Maybe this time I'll make it star-shaped and about five inches wide...?"


So.....Goatse Junior?
2014-03-19 10:16:35 AM  
1 votes:

limeyfellow: Grandemadaca: 25. The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.
26. A strawberry isn't a berry but a banana is.
27. So are avocados and watermelon.

Somehow I skipped #26, which made #27 really weird.

It is Scotland. For some reason it still makes sense.


I've never seen coffee and snot mixed up and splattered on a keyboard until this morning. Good job, sir.
2014-03-19 09:51:44 AM  
1 votes:

Grandemadaca: 25. The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.
26. A strawberry isn't a berry but a banana is.
27. So are avocados and watermelon.

Somehow I skipped #26, which made #27 really weird.


It is Scotland. For some reason it still makes sense.
2014-03-19 09:45:47 AM  
1 votes:
FTFA: 42. Duck Hunt is a two-player game. Player two controls the ducks

Mind. Blown.
2014-03-19 09:29:42 AM  
1 votes:
25. The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.
26. A strawberry isn't a berry but a banana is.
27. So are avocados and watermelon.


Somehow I skipped #26, which made #27 really weird.
2014-03-19 08:42:14 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.
 


Oh great, we're keeping the no-anus gene going.
2014-03-19 08:34:46 AM  
1 votes:
13. Woody from Toy Story has a full name too - it's Woody Pride.

Sounds like a porno name.
2014-03-19 08:11:49 AM  
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: 42 minutes would get you to the other side, which means you need a second hole lined up with the first.


You'd also need a means to move once you got to the center, since all the mass would be equally distributed around you. Gravity would be pulling on you from all sides equally, holding you in place.

cyberspacedout: and a guy named John K was Ren


That's John Kricfalusi, the guy that created Ren & Stimpy.
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 08:01:35 AM  
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: spesimen: still kind of a pointless fact though. if humans could fly, they could reach the moon too.

Really?  None of the other species that can fly appear to be reaching the moon, unless I missed a fairly major development in biology somewhere.


yup! i saw it in superman 4   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zVsd5ubpJ4
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 06:21:40 AM  
1 votes:

spesimen: still kind of a pointless fact though. if humans could fly, they could reach the moon too.


Really?  None of the other species that can fly appear to be reaching the moon, unless I missed a fairly major development in biology somewhere.
2014-03-19 05:51:35 AM  
1 votes:

ghostfacekillahrabbit: 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.


They didn't say a fully grown human, I mean a 4 year or a midget would find that quite doable...
2014-03-19 05:32:32 AM  
1 votes:

Hoopy Frood: 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.


yeah, the limit used to be thought to be 7 or 8 times but a few years ago somebody found a way to do 12.

still kind of a pointless fact though. if humans could fly, they could reach the moon too.
2014-03-19 05:07:41 AM  
1 votes:

Hoopy Frood: No, if you dug a hole to the center of the Earth and dropped a book down, it would never reach the bottom. A book would burst into flames due to the heat from Earth's core, and the ashes that remain would gently float towards the center, probably with very little oscillation.


Well, you're assumed to have a hole, e.g. you've found some way to stabilize the liquid portions so that the hole remains solid.  I added the vacuum assumption 'cause that's necessary for the harmonic oscillator they're talking about.
2014-03-19 04:54:51 AM  
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: 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


No, if you dug a hole to the center of the Earth and dropped a book down, it would never reach the bottom. A book would burst into flames due to the heat from Earth's core, and the ashes that remain would gently float towards the center, probably with very little oscillation.
2014-03-19 04:53:31 AM  
1 votes:
Ok, maybe I'm just moving slow this morning but could someone explain the whole folding the paper 42 times will reach the moon.
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 04:13:38 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 03:53:01 AM  
1 votes:
29. North Korea and Finland are separated by one country.

Then so is Norway.
2014-03-19 03:38:29 AM  
1 votes:

noneyourbase: 57. Mario hits blocks with his hand, not his head.

57b.  The bushes and the clouds in that screenshot use the same sprite.  It's just recolored.


Yes, but do you know why they did that?

scatteredmind: 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.


Well, I feel like crap for having laughed at that factoid. And it must be fun to be the guy with the scalpel who has to do that. "Well, let's see...I'm tired of just puncturing into the bowel. Maybe this time I'll make it star-shaped and about five inches wide...?"
2014-03-19 03:31:20 AM  
1 votes:
24. Betty White is actually older than sliced bread.

Pfaf... she's older than unsliced bread.
2014-03-19 12:58:18 AM  
1 votes:

Makh: So it's basically a rehash of this site.  And others before it.  But mostly this word for word.   http://didyouknowblog.com/


B-b-b-but-buzzfeed.
2014-03-19 12:53:03 AM  
1 votes:
So it's basically a rehash of this site.  And others before it.  But mostly this word for word.   http://didyouknowblog.com/
2014-03-19 12:47:30 AM  
1 votes:
No, but I can do a nose bag pipe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXRvaoVNIAM
2014-03-19 12:47:08 AM  
1 votes:
Ahh, the glories of burning a hole in your nose with inhalants.
2014-03-19 12:13:12 AM  
1 votes:
fun list
I knew some.

I used to sell bottles containing air the the last breathe of Jesus Christ.
100% guarentteed at least one molecule of O2 that was once in Jesus' lung.
Ok, that's a lie, but I bet you COULD sell a ton of those.
2014-03-19 12:12:59 AM  
1 votes:
I must admit I got lightheaded while plugging my nose and trying to hum the theme from I Dream Of Jeannie
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
2014-03-18 11:49:38 PM  
1 votes:
Factoids are false. That's what the word means.
 
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