Can someone explain to me how these things are true?
We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed community to share the hardest-to-believe and mind-boggling fact they know. And wow … did they deliver a lot of crazy facts that I’m going to think about for a while:
Park warden Roy Sullivan has survived lightning not once, not twice, but seven times.
If a man pees on a pregnancy test and it turns out positive, it could mean he has testicular cancer.
In 2002, electrician Mike McDermott, 51, won the lotto TWICE in a year – and to make matters even more unlikely … he did it both times using the same numbers!
The President of the United States, John Tyler, born in 1790 and who served as President from 1841 to 1845, still has a living grandson.
Woman named Violet Jessop survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic and its sister ship, the British.
Speaking of the Titanic, in 1898, 14 years before her sinking, author Morgan Robertson wrote a book about a huge, supposedly unsinkable British liner that struck an iceberg on an April trip across the North Atlantic and suffered massive deaths due to an insufficient number of lifeboats.
The Appalachian mountain range is older than humans, land animals, and even trees.
Sharks are also older than trees!
Former Oakland A slugger Khris Davis hit exactly 0.247 each year for four consecutive seasons (2015-18).
Cleopatra was closer to the invention of the iPhone than to the construction of the Great Pyramids.
Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970.
Harriet Tubman was alive during the lifetime of Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan.
Two NFL quarterbacks playing for the same team suffered the same injury under almost identical circumstances on the same date, exactly 33 years apart:
George HW Bush hated broccoli so much that when he was President he created a mini-scandal by banning it from the White House and Air Force One.
Michigan couple Jay and Kateri Schwandt had 14 sons in a row before they finally had a daughter. Back when they only had 12 sons, one expert estimated that the odds of having 12 consecutive sons are one in a million.
Do you have a favorite fact that is hard to believe and against all odds? Let us know in the comments, and it could feature in a future BuzzFeed community post!
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