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People Share Their Best "Let That Sink In" Facts

Every day, heck every minute, most of us learn something new or unexpected about so many things in life. And the information we gather, expectedly or unexpectedly can sometimes be disconcerting at best. Sometimes we're given information where we have to take a second and say... "Hold on, I need a moment to process what's just been divulged." Too many facts at once can be overwhelming.

Redditor jcvks needed to ask... What's a "Let that sink in" fun fact? So many facts, so little time.

A LOT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THEN....

The United States hasn't minted any new Purple Heart medals since World War II. We've been using the stockpile that was prepared in anticipation of a ground invasion of Japan.

ARE WE?

We can't prove we aren't in a simulation.

THE EMOTIONS ARE EVERYWHERE...

Schizophrenia's hallucinations are shaped by culture. Americans with schizophrenia tend to have more paranoid and harsher voices/hallucinations. In India and Africa people with schizophrenia tend to have more playful and positive voices.

I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU....

All 6 of the stars of Friends negotiated 2% syndication rights for the show. Friends still makes about a billion $ yearly through reruns, Hulu etc. All 6 friends collect a 20 million dollar check annually.

Yes, that means David Schwimmer still gets 20 million dollars a year for doing nothing.

So when you are alone in your 1br apt, watching friends and snickering how any of them are losers who haven't been famous since, there's a reason why. They don't have to work, ever again.

NOT ONCE?

Since it's discovery, in 1930, Pluto has not yet made a full orbit of the sun.

WITH BUTTER SAUCE?

The sinking of the Titanic was a miracle to the lobsters in the galley.

A DISGRACE!

About 40 percent of the world's food is wasted. And a lot of that is before it even hits the shelves.

SOBERING FACTS...

Over the space of three days, an estimated 165 people survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bomb attacks.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi is one of the more famous ones, who was only two miles from ground zero when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. It hit when he was walking to work on the last day of a work trip. After he heard the drone of a plane, he looked up at it and the sky lit up. He was then plucked from the ground, spun around and tossed into a nearby potato field.

Miraculously he survived, despite being covered in burns, soaked in radiation, and with two blown ear drums. He spent a night in an air shelter then took an overnight sleeper train home to Nagasaki to see his family. When he made it to a hospital in Nagasaki he was so burnt a childhood friend didn't recognise him. Neither did his family.

Despite his wounds he made it to work the next day. He started giving his boss a rundown on what happened, and his boss thought he was crazy. There was no way one bomb could destroy a city. Suddenly, a bright light lit up the room. He panicked and dropped to the floor of the office seconds before the shock wave smashed out the office windows. He had just been hit twice by a nuclear blast in the space of three days.

At the age of 93 he was given the title "nijyuu hibakusha," or twice bombed person. He died the next year.

So next time you think you're having a crappy week at work... yeah.

DON'T LOOK!

Next year, there will be pornstars who were born in 2000.

FAREWELL TO US ALL...

As you get closer to blackhole, time goes slower. This means that everything farther away would experience time faster and faster as you get closer and closer to the black hole. A second for you could be a billion years for those outside of it. Thus, if you fell into a black hole and looked outside, you would see the universe die with you.

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