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10 MORE Facts That Sound Like BS, But Are TRUE (Part 4)

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It seems like only yesterday that we dredged the back vaults of our list-writing brains to give you ten facts that sounded like they couldn’t possibly be true, but were. And what a list that was, huh? Full of crazy, once-in-a-lifetime facts of the sort you’re unlikely to witness ever again, the sort of tales that could only come once in a blue… →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 Find more lists at: http://www.toptenz.net →Top 10 Objects That Were Clearly Invented Just to Annoy Physics: https://youtu.be/0MVGeRa-vLo Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Brand new videos 7 days a week! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriginaltoptenz/ Learn more about the host: →Simon's VLOG: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvqt8j7DfPmveJp3UOk9XTg Business inquiries to [email protected] Other TopTenz Videos: Top 10 More TRUE FACTS That Sound Like BS https://youtu.be/tK1Aq9v5Vso?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnLt3JIYHY_PUk7TrxFJZFGK Top 10 MIND BLOWING Facts That Sound Like BS but are True https://youtu.be/eN8t0jA5QUQ?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnLt3JIYHY_PUk7TrxFJZFGK Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/10-facts-sound-like-bs-true-part-4.php Coming up: 10. Chicago Was Once Raised 6 Feet (and no-one noticed) 9. Irish Traffic Police Accidentally Invented their own Supervillain 8. The State of Maine Has More Black Bears than Black People 7. Congress Name-Checks Hitler Seven Times a Month 6. We Still Have No Idea How Many People Chernobyl Killed 5. Nintendo Existed at the Same Time as the Ottoman Empire 4. The Ocean Contains 20 Million Tons of (unclaimed) Gold 3. The Biggest Quake in History Hit 23 on the Richter Scale 2. Antechinus Mice are so Sex-obsessed They Literally Screw Themselves to Death 1. You Make History Every Time You Shuffle a Deck of Cards Source/Further reading: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/chi-chicagodays-raisingstreets-story-story.html. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7899171.stm http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/23,3600744611,00 http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/species/mammals/bear.html http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/congress-hitler-capitol-words-sunlight-foundation/ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/jan/10/chernobyl-nuclear-deaths-cancers-dispute https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Corporate/Nintendo-History/Nintendo-History-625945.html#1889 http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/gold.html http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-35014600 http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasas-fermi-satellite-finds-hints-of-starquakes-in-magnetar-storm http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/06/basic-instincts-antechinus-marsupial-sex-until-death/ http://qi.com/infocloud/playing-cards
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TopTenz (1 year ago)
This is the 4th video in our series on Facts That Sound Like BS, But are True. If you want to watch them all, here is the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnJ5OLMWOamyE0aTGtd28Lay - Please comment and upvote if you want to see more of these.
kingpest13 (10 days ago)
Did Simon have a cold in the vid?
Eleni 1979 (19 days ago)
+animist channel it is sad that a whole lot of Ripley's was a "not".....
Dariel gonzalez (1 year ago)
number 3 is a cheap cop out
Fek The First (1 year ago)
TopTenz I watched the card one on QI, completely lived that one. I still tell it to people to this day....i know, such a fun guy to be around right 😂👍 Great videos. I watch every day. Great work to all involved.
Dennis Lubert (3 hours ago)
Yeah, just that 6.5 is the highest on the richter scale you can ever measure, all above that is using another scale, which then might be possible to calculate back, but thats rather pointless for such high numbers
Unexpected Potato (4 hours ago)
And at number 1, errr I dunno you? Yeah that'll do
Donald Hash (10 hours ago)
got it play a game of magic cards. its even more unique each shuffle
Tehran Kizaki (2 days ago)
Another problem with the gold is if you cashed out too much of it at a time you'd flood the market with gold and the price would plummet, same thing happens albeit slower if you sell it slower
fredward killhappy (3 days ago)
Grow some hair! The shine off your head is blinding me!!!! There's a fact for you and its not BS!
Elizabeth bailey (3 days ago)
The card stuff at the end makes me question if someone on your staff has been reading Issac Asimov. This is my guess from where this comes, specifically, "Of things great and small." On the section about the biggest number. Which is the number by which the number or prime numbers must start increasing again. It is a four ten number. 10/10/10/1,73 Or ten raised to the power of ten raised to the power of... It is the one book that never actually goes back on a bookshelf but sits atop a hutch of mine. My bedroom walls are lined with bookshelves ranging from five to ten feet. Which if you exclude my cars books make up more than half of the mass of my belongings. Something that I do brag about. Speaking to a young African American man last week, it somehow came up that I spend at least an hour minimum studying something a day. His response was, "I try to do that, that is what rich people do." Sorry about rambling.
Paul FUN (4 days ago)
that card math has to be bs
Imagine if Chicagos stilts broke and Chicago fell.
R G (5 days ago)
1:30 They talked about it on RTE in the news. That’s an accident at work, cute and funny. My landlord gave me a receipt for ‘Driving Licence’… Since last 20 years, Irish (including Police) have to deal with a lot of languages new for them. Some of them were going just for most prominent words on the Driving Licence. I’m not surprised. I look at the same way at Russian custom papers. Until you know where are important bits and you’re used to it it’s gibberish. The real issue is they can’t find results of one million alcohol tests out of 5 mln issued and ..can’t find anyone to blame it. I believe Irish are more artists, use more their right hemisphere, their culture is rather oral. Generally, they don’t like foreign movies with subtitles. One Pole complained to a Policeman taking his breath test almost every week, on the way to work. Asked why they won’t better check those exiting pub on Saturday evening and getting into their jeeps. Answer astonished him: ‘because they just going home’. Logical and notoriously harassed by Polish Police Pole won’t get that usually farmers will meet friends and go back by the road well known to them. More dangerous would be young or stoned drivers. Unfortunately, also Irish police tend to do less ‘community policing’ and be more strict. Education and prevention are more important than punishment.
fifa craft (5 days ago)
yuk yuk stupid mice
fifa craft (5 days ago)
guessin maine doesn't have much of a crime problem...
Andrew Thompson (6 days ago)
Anti-Kynus. I swear you are just trolling with the mispronunciations.
Leigh Foulkes (9 days ago)
Comparing only the instant deaths to Hiroshima and Nagasaki and not the aftermath deaths (death to cancer for one) is not right. Specially since your adding those deaths to Chernobyl accident.
Brandon Grsham (9 days ago)
Card one blew my mind LOL
Etterra (9 days ago)
I'm from Chicago, and yeah, we know it grew.
Marty theMartian (9 days ago)
With number 3,are the numbers mentioned really from the Richter Scale or the more common Moment Magnitude Scale?
Seth Snoha (10 days ago)
Have the bears fight the blacks
Alexi Peck (12 days ago)
1986 doover?
Andrew Kenner (12 days ago)
Antechinus is pronounced anteekeinus (or æntɪˈkaɪnəs). No "ch" sound. Cute guys pity they don't live long. Might be nice to get their genus name right.
Az 74 (12 days ago)
I hate Hitler
mystry nane (14 days ago)
I live in the state of Maine and i've got to say It's rather trippy to see the building you're in show up in a random video you're watching on youtube. Also I can confirm that black people are like unicorns here.
Jürgen Koks (14 days ago)
i dont see how number 8 would fit into this videos description :D wtf
Christopher Eason (14 days ago)
Hey hey, awesome factorials, mate!
Paul Inman (15 days ago)
You can't guarantee a shuffle is unique. The odds might be slim but there's still a chance.
Matthew Anderson (16 days ago)
The Maine stat invovling black people doesn't sound like BS at all unless you know nothing about the US.
logan Fuller (17 days ago)
*sigh* What is with my country and hitler?
Sam Eyers (17 days ago)
Number 6 does sound feasible to me
smokeystriper (17 days ago)
14 hours eh. If you gotta go......
Doug Earnest (18 days ago)
The oceans contain 20 million tons of unclaimed gold. Okay, so how much claimed gold does it contain?
Eleni 1979 (19 days ago)
Somehow I'm not surprised about Maine..... It kinda explains LePage...... (Sorry, Maine)
Bruno Barros (20 days ago)
comuna de merda diz demócratas pandeleiro de merda
Creepy Chris (20 days ago)
yo how many channels you got bro? link them all so i can subscribe lol
Obstinate Prime (20 days ago)
That last one is only true if the deck was already shuffled before you shuffled it. If it's a new deck, or in the same orientation of a new deck, the odds will be far greater for getting identical shuffles.
Hells Belle (20 days ago)
#2 Trust an Aussie! We're root rats! Lol
Trevor Bingham (20 days ago)
If you know about radiation the Chernobyl one makes sense
Chris Dutson (21 days ago)
What was with the '1986'?
Dustin Ducote (21 days ago)
the moon IS made of green cheese!!!! stop spreading lies it's not.
Edmund Piunow (23 days ago)
Prawo Jazdy was like Keyser Söze for Irish Police xD
Richard McMillan (23 days ago)
#2 death by snu snu
J. Gona (23 days ago)
I'll hang with the bears.. 😏
John Slocum (23 days ago)
Hitlerio ad absurdum
S C (23 days ago)
Number eight! That means low crime! Must be heaven. I grew up in the mountains of Pennsylvania and it is true, per capita, that a spade is more likely to attack you than a black bear. And bears will leave your car stereo alone too! They feed themselves without the government and raise their children. Bears - superior to the shine.
Valandar2 (24 days ago)
And if, by some miracle, you end up with the same shuffle as someone in Whiskeybottle North Dakota or somewhere got in 1893, well, that's a historic event, too!
Tommy DH (24 days ago)
maine sounds like a pretty damn nice place tbh, bet the crime rates are low.
Veladus (25 days ago)
The key word in "earthquake" is EARTH. If it happened light years away, it wasn't an EARTH quake, was it?
Michael Adams (25 days ago)
The unpleasant reality is that to an authoritarian follower - mostly conservative paid internet trolls, Faux Noise watchers, and bots under assumed names spreading disinformation to preserve the status quo, unless I miss my guess - name-calling, strawman, and gaslighting are considered most effective means of 'combat'. It's a fallacy and a difficult habit to break. In this wise: authoritarian followers are a lot like bullies, in that they are very conscious of social rank, are amoral, and tend to see life as a zero-sum game. They want to get on top - they want to have absolute control of the people around them, if they can get it - and they'll do more or less anything to get there. This is much of why they worship Drumpf - he's a boss-bully. He's on top, and that's the thing if you're an authoritarian follower. When maintaining and increasing status is that important - when you think like a status-obsessed eighth-grader - just how are you going to dominate the people around you so you can use them as stepping stones to a better place in the dominance hierarchy? Simple - insults, put-downs, and similar crap. You don't care about real stuff, like policy - you want to own other people - you want to win. Faux Noise knows this - they realize they're talking to people who think like eighth-grade bullies - and they tailor their BS accordingly. This comment section is a microcosm of the treachery going on real life. The difference is that most of the true offenders would rather hide behind a computer screen instead of facing the consequences of devious ideologies.
David Black (25 days ago)
It's "He-row-she-mah", dammit, not "Huh-rosh-um-ah".
Ash J (26 days ago)
I'm half Polish and half Irish, living in Ireland. My father has a Polish driving licence and thanks to the misunderstanding mentioned at number 9, he escaped paying an €80 speeding ticket.
Timothy Issler (1 month ago)
How many racists are there in Maine?
108johnny (1 month ago)
4. Gold: The Columbian government got lucky and found a Spanish shipwreck loaded with gold. The Spanish government has filed claims in international courts that the gold is theirs.
bobobobinalong (1 month ago)
Well, if ya gotta go....
Hannah (1 month ago)
Chicago native! Yeah, that first one was really true. The city has many levels. Lower levels are often used for moving trash and such out of sight.
Smwad 710 (1 month ago)
Only Maine sends it black bears a sensis
Fuck You Google (1 month ago)
"If you live in earthquake country, you'll know anything above a 4.0 is terrifying" As a lifelong California resident (who experienced a 6.7 with an epicenter less than 2 miles away, in a box canyon with canyon walls rising a minimum of 4000 vertical feet, literally in my backyard) I can tell you that we aren't really fazed by anything under a 6.0.
Cole Todd (1 month ago)
So are people in Maine more racist than people in Alabama?
CommentCop Badge#666 (1 month ago)
I'm not white but, I'm moving to Maine asap!
mark everett (1 month ago)
If Maine built More Prisons more Black's Would live there
Robert Mills (1 month ago)
I love when you said Hitler, the only American pictured was Ted Cruz. 🤣 Yes, I live in texas.
Ottoman Empire (2 months ago)
Please, people, read this. He said Maine has more black bears than black folks, meaning it's almost entirely White, well Maine is the Safest State in the US. In fact, all the safest States in the US have the highest White Population. Iceland is the safest country in the world because it hasn't had diversity and multiculturalism forced upon it leaving it fortunately still 99%+ White. Safest State= Most White Safest Country= Most White HOW MUCH LONGER MUST WE IGNORE THIS VERY OBVIOUS FACT?!
formless777 (2 months ago)
2 black bears for every black person in Maine? So, what is the black person supposed to do with them? Are you sure that it isn't half a black person for each black bear?
Sheree Jones (2 months ago)
pronounced ante*kinus* not chinus
Bob Poke (2 months ago)
Hey now the moon is made of cheese
Steffie183 (2 months ago)
Time to play Find The Racists in the comments!
James McKibbin (2 months ago)
Antechinus - your pronunciation was way off, that seems to happen a lot.
Philip Frandsen (2 months ago)
Hey Simon, thanks for your racist commentary on Maine. You might want to take note that bears and people are 2 different species.
Mrswest West (2 months ago)
#9 was a genius😂😂😂
Matt Buster (2 months ago)
Could you not use the background music? It’s too happy for something negative. It really bugs me
Algomi (2 months ago)
Screw themself to death.............it sounds legit
Channing Hughes (3 months ago)
Fun video, but as he does with so many words, Simon butchers the pronunciation of "antechinus". The "ch" should be hard (pronounced like a "k"), and the "i" should be long (so the word rhymes with "minus"): ant-ee-KYE-nus.
Deanoss Last (3 months ago)
Why does it matter that there's more black bears? Its a white countrt theres no reason there should be more blacks.
WormholeJim (3 months ago)
Surely someone in Chicago has internet and so has caught on, despite the highly evolved talent for moving buildings without anyone inside noticing.
cartmann227 (3 months ago)
People love Maine
jemeel adams (3 months ago)
#2 screwing for 14 hours a day
Dismayven (3 months ago)
#9 was great!
Jim Ellison (3 months ago)
GREAT VIDEO..................
Paul (3 months ago)
Surely like our driving license it must have the word DRIVING LICENSE written on the actual document/card? Only a traffic cop would not notice or see it on them but think it's a name!?
Lisa Peart (4 months ago)
It's like Canada doesn't exist to you people.
Alan Hansen (4 months ago)
Shagging until you die.... What a way to go!!!
CrazyBear65 (4 months ago)
Saskatoon Saskatchewan Sasquatch. They watch. They see you when you don't see them. Indigenous Peoples will rise again. Society knows not its fate. For now the inept proliferate.
Thomas Hyle (4 months ago)
cites incorrect version of Gowein's Law :D
Mark Kmiecik (4 months ago)
The most brutal war in the world was the U.S. Civil War.
Zzyzx Zee (1 month ago)
Mark Kmiecik i would say ww1 the first modern war and had many firsts. Machine guns regularly used, tanks, flame throwers,airplanes,poison gas. Europeans studied the american civil war prior to ww1 to gain an edge on tactics. Didnt work though. Technology always moves faster than tactics so we re always fighting the prior war
Keith Graham (4 months ago)
Betelgeuse is close to going Supernova. It will be almost as bright as the Sun. Anytime between now and a million years or so (much closer to now as the star is only 10 million years old and is approaching its end).
Mark Davis (4 months ago)
9.12.... an earthquake is on Earth , dumdum. You call it an earthquake to link it to earth then change to starquake. so you're going "fake news" now then? How dissapointing.....
Thomas The GREAT (4 months ago)
Any one else suddenly feeling compelled to move to Maine?
Gabriel (4 months ago)
#2 It's pronounced "anti - kee - nuss"
WhoCaresWhoCommented !? (4 months ago)
2:53 No! That’s Alaska.
cowscrazy (4 months ago)
Even if you got all that gold. It would be worthless if everyone had some.
bollockchop mitchell (3 months ago)
yep, as worthless as your comment....zzz
em1o smurf (4 months ago)
Richter hasn't been used for years. Let google be your friend. "magnitude" dude.
jamiewkfarrell (4 months ago)
Number 1 might be improbable but its not that impossible
Seth Christensen (4 months ago)
Every Gambler alive would disagree on the card shuffle one.   Sorry, I have seen too many times where this is simply not true
Cruxador (5 months ago)
Man who pronounces NOAA by listing the letters? It's pronounced like "Noah". Also QI really isn't high-brow.
Andrew Westcott (5 months ago)
'QI' a highbrow show? have you observed how often they talk about genitalia? ??
Andrew Westcott (5 months ago)
Re: number 2 - Pretty sure it is pronounced "ant-ee-kai-nus"
Myrune1 (5 months ago)
In all of the peer-reviewed data on Chernobyl I've found there are somewhere near 45 deaths. There has been much wild and contentious speculation that 100,000s will die, but none of it has ever been proven and will likely not be proven. Some of the larger estimates quote a year of 2065....by that time I think many of the people around during that disaster will have succumbed to just about everything possible including simple old age. More scary to me are the numbers of people who die every day due to other forms of power generation. Go do your own research...it changed my mind. I mention this, because of how horribly wrong your data is on this one issue. What are the chances you have the other issues wrong that I don't know as much about?
MasterZebulin (5 months ago)
Hitler Hitler Stalin Hitler Satan Hitler.
Vlad Scheiskopf (5 months ago)
Looks Like i need to move to Maine.
EMS 76 (5 months ago)
A "starquake" has literally nothing to do with an earthquake.
Dave Carsley (5 months ago)
Nearly *Every* fact on TopTenz sounds like BS- which makes sense as most of them are.
DamienNightmarish (5 months ago)
52!

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