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The truth can be deceiving, and sometimes downright surprising. Some of life's truths sound like they can't possibly be fact, even when we're presented with evidence that they are.


Reddit user u/logic10101 asked:

What's a fact that sounds fake but is actually true?"

10. 

you can slice off a fruit tree branch (scion) wrap it onto another fruit tree that has the end of its branch cut off so the exposed parts touch, and that tree will then grow the fruit as well as its original fruit. The record for this type of 'FrankenTree' is about 40 different varieties of fruits growing on a single tree

-Evil-Kris

9.

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Netflix was founded before Google.

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Blockbuster could've bought Netflix for $50 million.

-hurtsdonut

8. 

When someone gets a kidney transplant they usually leave their original kidney in their body and put the 3rd kidney in the pelvis.

-Sassyass92

7.

The reason we don't have a lot of mummies is because the Victorians ate them all.

-tunaham24

I listened to a great podcast on this the other day. Turns out they had all heard about this great Persian medicine called mumiya, which was essentially bitumen. Egyptians used it during the embalming process, which is where we get the word mummy. Through a bit of mistranslation, Victorian era people though the medicine was actually mummy parts.

It also went into great detail on how executioners had a huge side gig selling human body parts and fat for use in crackpot medicine.

https://www.constantpodcast.com/episodes/chewing-the-fat

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummia

-derf82

6. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in the same year as Anne Frank.

-jukeboxx17

5. 

There's a planet entirely populated by robots in our solar system.

-Morholt33

Well, it's probably only populated by robots. But also maybe some microbes that latched onto the robots before they left Earth. And also maybe, juuust maybe, some microbes living in plumes beneath the planet's surface that we haven't found yet.

-deains

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Frogs swallow their food by pushing their food down their throat with their eyeballs.

-R2o2b2e2r2t2

3.

Bananas are berries, but strawberries are not.

-Pyroqua

2.

Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.

-Jobasaurus

1.

Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.

-rilow2


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