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10 Things That Sound Like BS, But Are True (Part 5)

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In a world where fake news and false facts are rampant, it’s hard to distinguish what is true and what isn’t, especially when it sounds so unbelievable. We have gone through some crazy news stories and unbelievable tales from history and culled even more of the most interesting, unbelievable facts that sound like BS, but are completely true. →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 Help us translate our videos: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_queue?msg=10&tab=0 - Learn more why you might want to help: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6052538 Find more lists at: http://www.toptenz.net Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Business inquiries to [email protected] Other TopTenz Videos: Top 10 True FACTS That Sound Like BS But are True (Part 3) https://youtu.be/Pmw9f9eY6LI?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnLt3JIYHY_PUk7TrxFJZFGK 10 MORE Facts That Sound Like BS, But Are TRUE (Part 4) https://youtu.be/unZzRATkNCw?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnLt3JIYHY_PUk7TrxFJZFGK Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/10-things-sound-like-bs-true-part-5.php Coming up: 10. The Highest Court of the Land 9. If You Crack an Egg 60 Feet Underwater It Will Stay Together 8. Hippos Sweat Red and it Works Like Sunscreen 7. Three to Five Pounds of Your Body Weight is Bacteria 6. Barry Manilow Wrote Some of the Most Famous Jingles Ever 5. The Tragedy of New Mexico’s State University’s First Graduating Class 4. Why is Bluetooth Called Bluetooth? 3. A Man Cured Himself of OCD by Shooting Himself in the Head 2. You’re More Likely to be Killed by a Hospital Accident than a Car Accident 1. There’s a Lost Nuclear Bomb Submerged Off the Coast of the State of Georgia Source/Further reading: https://youtu.be/Sdnjwwge0SA http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/highest-court-of-the-land https://youtu.be/wXCDeqjWuDg https://www.aol.com/article/2016/04/13/what-happens-when-you-crack-an-egg-underwater/21343742/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3749351.stm http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-09/fyi-how-much-bacteria-do-people-carry-around https://youtu.be/yxC2ALO1aHg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XeSQVWleqY http://barrynethomepage.com/commercialjingles.html https://youtu.be/qHIT72sHyDc http://www.pcworld.com/article/2061288/so-thats-why-its-called-bluetooth-and-other-surprising-tech-name-origins.html http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1988-02-23/news/0020140103_1_obsessive-compulsives-obsessive-behavior-compulsion-to-repeat http://journals.lww.com/journalpatientsafety/Fulltext/2013/09000/A_New,_Evidence_based_Estimate_of_Patient_Harms.2.aspx https://books.google.ca/books?id=xpJHDAAAQBAJ&lpg=PP1&dq=the%20undoing%20project&pg=PT112#v=onepage&q&f=false http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18587608 https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2016/12/15/19/14/fake-1909821_960_720.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Oblique_facade_2%2C_US_Supreme_Court.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdnjwwge0SA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXCDeqjWuDg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/58/Hippos_fighting_in_Amboseli_National_Park.jpeg/1280px-Hippos_fighting_in_Amboseli_National_Park.jpeg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Pmd5l5u5U https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Hippo_pod_edit.jpg https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2015/04/13/17/15/hippopotamus-720855_960_720.jpg https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2016/01/03/00/21/hippopotamus-1118896_960_720.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/American_bison_k5680-1.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3f/Human_Body-Muscular.jpg https://img.youtube.com/vi/VZzIF_9M0NI/hqdefault.jpg http://fr.cdn.v5.futura-sciences.com/buildsv6/images/wide1920/b/8/d/b8dbb975c9_103604_e-coli-microscope-10000fois.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9a/BarryManilowJoint.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/80/BarryManilowKeys.jpg
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TopTenz (1 year ago)
Please check out our New Channel: BIOGRAPHICS - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClnDI2sdehVm1zm_LmUHsjQ Biographies twice a week.
Jackson Brown (1 day ago)
Barry’s I Write the Songs was written by David Cassidy
Y tho (6 days ago)
I wish we could follow individual video series’ from our favorite YouTubers.
Flickering Ember (8 days ago)
Regarding Barry Manilow, I have "I am music and I write the songs" tattooed on me not only because I love the song and that line has personal significance but also partially for the irony you mentioned, eg that he didn't actually write that song!
hossmonkey1 (10 days ago)
Part 1 https://youtu.be/eN8t0jA5QUQ Part 2 https://youtu.be/tK1Aq9v5Vso Part 3 https://youtu.be/Pmw9f9eY6LI Part 4 https://youtu.be/unZzRATkNCw Part 5 https://youtu.be/64iu9cx31CM Part 6 https://youtu.be/2hcutcdJ5U0
InvictusImperium (19 days ago)
I played golf at NMSU and didn't even know that about the first graduating class. Wow!
Aaron Strowger (21 days ago)
Holy Sh*t! I used to go to Tybee Island with my kids when we lived in GA and I never knew that last one.
Troy Thompson (23 days ago)
Q? What's the plural of Bluetooth?
Joe White (23 days ago)
Because the hippo is a mammal I suppose it's okay to describe pigs as "distant relatives" but hippos' closest relatives are whales.
Sidney Mccarthy (23 days ago)
They actually found that bomb a couple scuba diving on vacation found it a couple years back.
IntrepidFraidyCat (23 days ago)
5:51 🤣🤣🤣🤣 That is sooooo me when I'm trying to transfer a file from my phone to my son's tablet.
CL MCM (26 days ago)
can i be a hippo please?
Adam Martin (27 days ago)
accidents in hospital is the 3rd leading cause of death? Jeez... might as well treat myself with leeches.
Jack Nedry (1 month ago)
7:23 Mom knows best?
gaston0770 (1 month ago)
Those suit dressed individuals at the basketball court really suck. No wonder that court is hidden from public view.
kernowarty (1 month ago)
J - Hump (1 month ago)
The military would not stop looking for a nuke after only two months, they sold or gave it to another country.
Sean Williams (1 month ago)
Wow the one about Taibee island was pretty Kool. I got there almost every year! Watch out for horseshoe crabs and dolphins!
Angela Reed-Maddox (2 months ago)
I'm interested in this bomb off the coast of Georgia do we know how strong this bomb is? I mean, what will be the effects if it does explode underwater. will it reach the coastline? I don't live there, but is information I like to know
Lewis Wereb (22 days ago)
If it explodes, there won't BE any coastline............
Dion Lindsay (2 months ago)
Come on, the place where people die isn't the same as the cause of their death.
Andreas Hansen (2 months ago)
The man curing his OCD by shooting himself in the head doesn´t sound like BS. If you survive being shot in the head (by anyone, really), I´m pretty sure your priorities will change from that day on. It won´t matter that the one teaspoon has got the handle downwards in the cupboard while all the others got them upwards. It´ll be fine. :-)
pauly pisspants (2 months ago)
wow manilow is hung..
Okami_No _Heishi (2 months ago)
Loose nukes are scary.💩
Parker Brewer (2 months ago)
Have you ever heard the tragedy of New Mexico's state university's first graduating class? I thought not. It is not a story the jedi would tell you.
Marcia Mason (2 months ago)
Population of the US is 350 million, population of Canada 37 million.
Antonio Kontos (2 months ago)
I know who Barry manalow is but what’s stridex
Dani Golightly (2 months ago)
The bacteria one is a great way to trigger germaphobes.
Jons LG (2 months ago)
This series has devolved into "bottom 10 facts that don't even sound iffy"
Grackle2012 (2 months ago)
Bwhahahahaha! White guys playing basketball, lol, always hilarious.
Seiyuōkami Himura (2 months ago)
Politicians are horrible at basketball.
Sodium FTW (2 months ago)
I used to live in a town called Wynder in Georgia and my family would visit Tybee Island all the time. Crazy to think that somewhere out in that warm ocean is a NUKE
Danny G (2 months ago)
it was found 3 days ago
Wendy Watts (2 months ago)
I live on Tybee Island and they are still looking for the nuclear bomb.
Kristal Chester (2 months ago)
Grew up on St. Simons. Every so often I'll look up Tybee and see if they've gotten any closer to finding that bomb.
Dexter C (3 months ago)
Losing a nuclear bomb hahaha oh you crazy Americans again shucks
jodynh (3 months ago)
When my son said he wanted a Bluetooth, I told him that it might look cool now, but he'd end up going to the dentist to get it removed later on. He laughed and said it was something for a cell phone. Then I had an experience with one while I was shopping for fruits and vegetables. Another shopper looked straight at me and said, "I don't like your attitude!" I told him, "I didn't say a thing to you!" Then he said, "Oh, some crazy lady at WalMart thinks I'm talking to her." When I got home, my kids explained that I had just encountered my first Bluetooth.
Benjamin Wagner (3 months ago)
The symbol for bluetooth is the rune of his name
LordMekanicus (3 months ago)
"Hiipolotomus", I love it!
Splotch the Cat-Thing (3 months ago)
Don't try #3 at home.
MyRegardsToTheDodo (3 months ago)
The most unbelieveable part about lost nukes is that the incident in the video wasn't even the only time the US lost and never recovered nukes. During the 1950s alone the US military lost and never recovered atleast six operational nukes and one test nuke consisting of TNT and uranium, but no plutonium (basically a dirty bomb). Add to this some damaged or burning bombs and a bunch of non-nuclear explosions of nuclear weapons, some accidental critical masses and partial contaminations and you'll realize that there are no "right hands" when it comes to nuclear weapons, just "wrong ones".
Louix Griego (3 months ago)
Part 5... So the title would be more accurately named Top 50....
The Baroness (3 months ago)
Hey Simon, your part is crooked!
Astoria Rego (3 months ago)
Several of my friends from law school (much smarter than I am) clerked for SCOTUS Justices, so I have been able to get backstage tours of the building and seen the basketball court. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to step on it, as I wasn't wearing rubber shoes, but I did get a close look from the court gym. Apparently, when they built the court, they didn't put in the underflooring common in such courts to provide cushioning and prevent injury. Combine that with some serious Type-A personalities (kind of necessary to land a clerk gig there) and they end up with a higher than normal amount of broken bones and other injuries there. I got to play kickball and flag football with some of the folks who ended up clerking, so I know firsthand that they're pretty athletic. Though lucky for me, they weren't quite so agressive in that environment. I think a few days around these men and women would dispell a few of the myths about smart folks that TV writers seem intent on perpetuating. I'm not sure I would help, as I'm not overly athletic, but like most of my classmates I don't fall into the awkward trope, nor do most B-scjool grads, programmers or engineers I know. I know that was a bit of a tangent, but in any case that basketball court is very cool. If you have a dfriend of a friend who works there, ask them to arrange a private tour. Totally worth it, and they do have an official process for doing so, so it's not a huge favor.
Paul Harrell (3 months ago)
Someone may have already wrote this, but the bomb story reminds me of the movie broken arrow. Someone asks what that means and is told it means we lost a nuclear weapon. The person then replies, "I don't know what's worse, that you lost a nuclear bomb or that it happens often enough that you have a code for it."
goofyfoot2001 (3 months ago)
fascinating egg skull
Martin McComb (3 months ago)
Nicely done. Steady as she goes. You're doing fine. Right on.
Eric Wlezniak (3 months ago)
What about cracking an egg in the Mariana trench? The shell would Probably break immediately, but what about the yolk?
Aftersex Highfives (4 months ago)
Tybee not tiny and it has been found now.
Aftersex Highfives (2 months ago)
@Kristal Chester it's the best island off of ga... I might be biased though lol
Kristal Chester (2 months ago)
I'm glad that I'm not the only one who heard Tiny and not Tybee. I even rewatched the last bit to make sure I wasn't hearing things wrong.
Olivia Lorena (4 months ago)
Nuclear bomb (4 months ago)
He looks like vsauce michael
Craig (4 months ago)
After having not one but two family members killed by doctor screw ups....yup. Accurate.
West Facing (4 months ago)
You know why humans are cool? Because at some point someone thought to themselves.... 'Lol, gonna crack an egg 60 feet underwater just to see what happens.'
Jeff Berger (4 months ago)
Back in the 1970s Barry Manilow used to open his concerts with his jingles.
Geeky GamerGirl (4 months ago)
You forgot to mention the epic additional fact that the symbol for Bluetooth is his initials in Nordic runes combined together.
CMDRFandragon (4 months ago)
I knew there was a reason I always hated going to the doctor...
Mik Davies (4 months ago)
You are quite right, they all sound like BS!
Rob M (4 months ago)
bottom of the ocean is about the safest place for a nuke to go off anyway.
Evan McGough (5 months ago)
3:47, Ah, *but does he know Mr.Vernon is raiding his wardrobe?*
Justin Sias (5 months ago)
Another great video Simon, Robert, and team. Thank you.
David Mitchell (5 months ago)
Don’t smoke, drink.....or go to hospital.
Janet Miller (5 months ago)
Wot about the plane crash? I didn't see it here.
Caminator7377 (5 months ago)
I like when you mention Canada in these videos lol. You're one of the only people 😂
Spencer Thompson (5 months ago)
Hippos may be distantly related to pigs, but they are more closely related to whales and dolphins
LaszloPanaflex (5 months ago)
Ew, ew, ew.
Derek Rodriguez (5 months ago)
So, at what point do we realize parts 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. are not top tenz, but rather 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, etc. respectively?
Oberon921 (5 months ago)
The first Bluetooth connection devices I ever used were shaped like a tooth and made from blue plastic. The tooth shape enabled the signal to be projected to a larger space in the room. I was sure that was a factor in the name.
Dj Phantom (6 months ago)
Don’t know where you dig up these gems,but i am glad you do, thanks as always.
Shawn Allison (6 months ago)
Tybee Island is also directly in the path of one of the busiest ports on the East Coast, Savannah
David Winslager (6 months ago)
It’s not Barry Manalow but Barely Man Enough
Emma Snead (6 months ago)
I've played basketball on that court! it's pretty sweet. You can hear the balls bouncing in the supreme court sometimes, that's why you can't play when it is in session
unevenspleener (6 months ago)
"Mother of the Year award, anyone?" Friggin comedy gold, dude.
Ken Hudson (2 months ago)
Best Mother's Day card of all time: a guy wrote to his mom "You've always been just like a mother to me."
Emil Fogh (6 months ago)
You could also have mentioned that the Bluetooth symbol consists of the runes for letters h and b comprised together. (Harald Bluetooth).
Prjndigo (6 months ago)
The bomb likely drifted out to sea. They're not solid objects and have some buoyancy, the assumption that it would have smacked clean through the water and into the mud beneath when it's a parachute deploying device is ludicrous.
kingpest13 (6 months ago)
I thought hippos were related to the horse.
Paul B in G'ville (6 months ago)
"Canada isn't much better". Let's see, roughly 1/5 as many deaths as the USA, but roughly 1/10 the population. Seems they're not doing better at all.
Timothy Issler (7 months ago)
Fact #9... Whoah. Fact #4... That WAS my first question when I heard about Bluetooth!
Liza Ward (7 months ago)
I like how he recites the Dr. Pepper jingle :)
Nom du Clavier (7 months ago)
Also doctors don't report each other (and since the mistakes made are so important, other people have to pick up the slack), seeing more patients quickly makes more money than seeing them properly, and their work is rarely double-checked.
Detham (7 months ago)
your statistic about Canadian hospital deaths is misleading. Canada has a population 1/9th the size of the US. If Canada had the same population as the US at the same rate they would have 630,000 deaths from medical accidents which is higher than the US's max of 400k.
juggaloboy6jc (7 months ago)
Belly button bacteria 🤣
juggaloboy6jc (7 months ago)
. . . Hippos hunt at night?
Steven White (7 months ago)
You should do another series of 10 things that sound true but are bs.
Joshua Austin (7 months ago)
F**king awesomely cool video
Travis Barnes (7 months ago)
um...I used to swim at Tybee while I was in school. Time to visit Dr. Geiger.
Eurotrash4367 (8 months ago)
We need to ban hospital accidents but politicians are in the AMA's pocket.
Tatiana Hallam (8 months ago)
#3- you can name that that bit -!Mother knows best. 😆
CrazyBear65 (8 months ago)
Unexploded nuke off the coast of Tybee Island. No large fish there either. Small sharks, small whiting, and small stingrays are all you catch there, and the occasional blue crab. Coincidence?
just b (8 months ago)
I seen an old newsreel about a nuclear bomb drop'd on someone's house in South Carolina, & the priming explosive went off but not the nuclear bomb itself.
Jacob Michael (8 months ago)
why dont you use the metric system? You are European. That is a little bit annoying ....... Or do you do the vids for Liberia?
James Blackburn (8 months ago)
I've never been less surprised in my entire life to see people missing free throws.
James Meritt (9 months ago)
When watching the six million dollar man opening, you see an airplane do a coke bottle roll and get trashed. That was a real lifting body crash, and the pilot onboard lived.
Suicide Bummer (9 months ago)
A nuclear chain reaction is a highly focussed not least to say technical process that cannot just be 'set off' by kicking the side of it, dropping it from a height, offending its gender or throwing a grenade at it. The Manhattan Project was comprised of many a highly educated man who had no illusions they would be producing a firework.
Suicide Bummer (9 months ago)
A kick? Given the average IQ of a U.S soldier, I'd wager the USA would have accidentally wiped itself out years ago if that was the case. :D
James Meritt (9 months ago)
Suicide Bummer: implosion type, yes. And as far as I know all the US “devices” have that one-point safety. Now, the shotgun type does NOT have one-point safety and you CAN detonate it with a kick. I do not know who all uses that type.
Goodness Graces (9 months ago)
I don't recognize any of that guy's songs.
Andrea Bergstrom (9 months ago)
FYI The atomic bomb off the Carolina giast was found by some civilians. They reported it to the local law enforcement who cantacted the military who heaved a sigh of relief and took it away.
KK Foto (3 months ago)
That was fake news. The bomb has never been recovered.
Jim Ellison (9 months ago)
GREAT VIDEO...............
king james488 (10 months ago)
canadas doctors suck for the most part... you get what you pay for.
ZAY HERTZ-DEEPREST (10 months ago)
Brain and head injuries can also create OCD and savantism
Justin Sias (5 months ago)
And many other disorders, of course. See: Phineas Gage, multiple concussion victims, etc.
Josh Hoehn (10 months ago)
Actually the military denied the bomb ever fell. Then the man that did it retired out of the military and did an interview explaining that he did drop the bomb and it was armed. Years later after tracking the water currents and the weather throughout the whole time this happened the pilot Tracked Down the bomb and told them where it was it's still there.
Erica Davidson (10 months ago)
Great video and I subscribed to your other channel, looking forward to binge watching the videos on there as well :-)
Joel Strauss (10 months ago)
It’s not hard to believe that Barry Manilow is the author of catchy jingles for Madison Avenue. His songs are pretty much ad jingles extended to three minutes. And I really do like Barry Manilow!
James Meritt (9 months ago)
Joel Strauss: so does his Husband.
Anne Greenfield (10 months ago)
I recently came across your videos and am completely enjoying them. I don't know how you do it but when you speak to the camera I sometimes think you are talking directly to me, well done you........

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