The internet has given us more opportunities than ever to learn and share random tidbits of knowledge, from historical facts to scientific anomalies to obscure music trivia. And as the saying goes, fact often tends to be stranger than fiction. Some of the most jarring things you may ever hear are completely real, even if they sound fully made up.
Twitter users came together to share some of those things recently, after writer Eric Michael Garcia asked, “What is a fact that sounds like a sh*tpost but is 100 percent real.”
So the next time you need to pull out a “fun fact” at a social gathering, just make sure you have a handful of these strange truths filed away — after you’ve checked them out for yourself, first.