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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 (3 months ago)
Hello everyone! We've been experimenting with a bit of a podcast for our Biographics channel (a few people were asking for audio versions so they can get Biographics while doing other things)! Fair warning: none of these are new biographies, but rather me having a bit more of a free form chat around the script. I'd love to know what you think, if these are useful, wanted etc :). Thanks, Simon. Links: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/biographics-history-one-life-at-a-time/id1450405839?mt=2 Sitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/biographics-history-one-life-at-a-time Website: http://biographics.blubrry.net/ RSS: http://biographics.blubrry.net/feed/podcast/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6N9PS4QXF1D0OWPk0Sxtb4 Trolled people: https://open.spotify.com/show/0JzjzwJcRqFZ3BcACtahh8?si=MG5HSm1oT0GTNm_r8_HQcg
hetspook666 (23 days ago)
If you keep adding 10 second non skippable commercials than don't bother im out.
Jesse (3 months ago)
Trolled people?
spriken (1 day ago)
08:49 ...No, if you live in earthquake country you may not even notice anything under a 5! It's only approaching 6 when we worry!
Chris Mancini (2 days ago)
Hey, my home state made this list! Not for a great reason, but still happy to be represented!
Dani S (3 days ago)
We should take Chicago and push it somewhere else!
Theseustoo Astyages (6 days ago)
Ahem! I call BS on your first 'fact'! Being raised mechanically using screws is NOT the same thing as 'levitating'... so NO, Chicago is NOT levitating, nor was it ever 'levitated'... It was 'elevated'. There IS a difference, and it's not just semantic!
William Schaefer (8 days ago)
Alaska is the northeastern most state, not Maine. Really. And the western most...
DustyTheDog (12 days ago)
Haha. that tiny blue square in the middle of the top of Indiana is Elkhart County. That's where I was born. I noticed a big difference when I moved to Colorado.
actionman935 (12 days ago)
Black bears eat black people! (Taste like buffalo!) ;- )
Charles Smith (14 days ago)
Wow. so Chicago was a very early beta for Minecraft?
J. P. (14 days ago)
#10) Wow. I’m from Chicago and didn’t know that. Granted it’s not the sort of thing that would come up in social studies. #3) Not exactly and earthquake, then, was it? Wasn’t on Earth or even a planet.
daniel aumann (16 days ago)
Always educational w funky tidbits I wouldn't discover by accident. Great job guys, keep it up!
Simon Armstrong (18 days ago)
It's the magnitude scale not the Richter scale, we haven't used the Richter scale in about 70 years (I did my degree in geology btw, and it was literally the first thing they said in the intro class)
rob28803 (21 days ago)
Antichinus is pronounced anti KY nuss. (Just in case it ever makes it to another video...)
William Kendrick (21 days ago)
Amy Louwho (22 days ago)
2 years later, the population mentions Hitler 30 times a day.
Merry Machiavelli (22 days ago)
On the Chernobyl thing, the really high death toll figures are a bit tricky. If you include everyone who, one way or another, had their risk of mortality increased by the disaster, then the numbers dramatically go up. But, on the other hand, they'd do that in any disaster. And because the amount of economic devastation caused by the Chernobyl was relatively small, I'd argue it probably didn't kill that many people comparatively. Take Hurricane Katrina, for example, any mortality figures you see probably only factor in those that died in the hurricane itself, but what about a person whose property and business was wrecked in Hurricane Katrina that may, for example, have been unable to afford health insurance, and so neglected seeking medical treatment for a chronic illness, thus shortening their life expectancy. Does that count? Normally no, because it'd be impossible to quantify whereas an increase in cancer risk is, but that's just a methodological limitation.
Ganieda Morgan (26 days ago)
ah, yes, that earthquake in Alaska in 1964. I was living on the NW coast of BC at that time and I remember feeling that. Felt like the floor had momentarily fallen away beneath my feet. Of course, I got used to smaller earthquakes as I lived along the Juan de Fuca plate
Nate G (27 days ago)
Maine’s great! No surprise why - lots of bears!
Kathryn Ashworth (27 days ago)
Love QI (and some of The Elves have a great podcast called No Such Thing As A Fish).
David J (28 days ago)
The TV show "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" hosted by Jack Palance highlighted a man sentenced to life in prison who, to pass the time shuffled a deck of cards over and over again. 8 years from the start of his treatment for boredom the man had shuffled his 52 cards in exactly the same sequence as they were when he first had begun. Unfortunately, RBION didn't explain any further details.
Russell Hung (1 month ago)
just nikki (1 month ago)
Tait Jones (1 month ago)
You can't even feel a 4 on the Richter scale. I slept right through a 5.3.
Science Troll (1 month ago)
Somewhere on the internet there's a video of Kofi Anan saying Chernobyl has killed 1.5 million so far. Also it's currently at peak deaths per year.
Robert Weisskopf (1 month ago)
when talking about black bears you should try not using grizzly bear video.
Sweet Tart Tartin ass (1 month ago)
Top ten sness
Paul Lenoue (1 month ago)
If you collected all the gold in the ocean you still wouldn't be rich. The price of gold would plummet to the point where a pound of gold couldn't buy you a pound of candy.
Greg Benwell (1 month ago)
Question: Do the Antechinus Mice who can't find a mate live longer???? Because if that is the case I am going to live FOREVER!!! LMAO!!
BarbaraBastron (1 month ago)
Sacramento was also raised up to combat flooding.
GinHindew110 (1 month ago)
The Chernovil one is a bullshiter, if it caused more than a million deaths because of the side damage from radiation then the atomic bombs did the same and should increase their count numbers the same way... but the same can be said for any other pollution event in the world, how many indirect deaths are cause by oil? by coal? by sunlight?
Jan Ronschke (2 months ago)
iv u say richter scale u should mean richter scale not the Magnitude. the richter-scale refers to Damage done and Ends with 12 Total devestation. the Magnitude refers to the actual Ground movement
Scooter Campbell (2 months ago)
2. Death by snoo snoo. :D :( :D
Dustin Provost (2 months ago)
Many Republicans are fans of the dude.
Dark Wolf 11 (2 months ago)
The Ottoman Empire tried to take Vienna 4 times
Trouble Maker (2 months ago)
Mighty dapper
david white (2 months ago)
no 1 you are assuming EVERY card gets shuffled, that is extremely rare for the average person to achieve
Stephen Durasso (2 months ago)
11:42 the number here is eighty unvigintillion, six hundred fifty-eight vigintillion, one hundred seventy-five novemdecillion, one hundred seventy octodecillion, nine hundred forty-three septendecillion, eight hundred seventy-eight sexdecillion, five hundred seventy-one quindecillion, six hundred sixty quattuordecillion, six hundred thirty-six tredecillion, eight hundred fifty-six duodecillion, four hundred three undecillion, seven hundred sixty-six decillion, nine hundred seventy-five nonillion, two hundred eighty-nine octillion, five hundred five septillion, four hundred forty sextillion, eight hundred eighty-three quintillion, two hundred seventy-seven quadrillion, eight hundred twenty-four trillion
nosuchthing8 (2 months ago)
We had an earthquake at level 5 on the richter scale in Washington dc some years ago. It was trivial.
Tommy Blair (2 months ago)
Main probably has the lowest crime rate in America too
dangerouslytalented (2 months ago)
They knew while they did it. They jacked up the buildings one by one. They people inside knew.
dangerouslytalented (2 months ago)
Cat and Grouper it was on an episode of 99% invisible and I have also seen videos about it
Cat and Grouper (2 months ago)
dangerouslytalented wat are u talking about? Are u Alex jones?
Paul Bolton (2 months ago)
Oh, I get it, cause their both black.....now try it with Chinese.
David Jameson (2 months ago)
Statistically improbable =/= guaranteed unique each time.
David Jameson (2 months ago)
3:00 - Somewhat unsettling that I recently read an article listing the lowest-rate violent crime states in the USA, and Maine was among the lowest.
cardinal1973 (2 months ago)
Hi Simon. It might make a great video if you did one on if people talk about Hitler/National Socialism, and fascism, do they actually know what they are talking about.
Holden McGroin (2 months ago)
Lower wacker
Steve Ramsey (2 months ago)
#8 - Alaska is the northeastern most state in the U.S., not Maine. Part of Alaska is an island that is to the west of the international dateline, making it both more eastern and northern than any part of Maine. Maybe add that to your next list.
The Michael (2 months ago)
That's Numberwang!
Phil V (2 months ago)
number 8: Don't worry, black bears are generally harmless, it's Grizzlies that you have to watch out for.
Scott Kinison (2 months ago)
Is it because your British or do just not know how to pronounce your words or which sylibal the emphases goes on?
Aaron JH (2 months ago)
I wonder why the crime rate in Maine is so low?
GlassDeviant (2 months ago)
A neutron star quake isn't really comparable to an earthquake. Come on m8.
Samira Peri (2 months ago)
Whaddya mean black bears aren't people? :D
Drakesblood89 (2 months ago)
Had to skip #2 because of how horribly you were mispronouncing "antechinus"...
Shinigmi Blacky (2 months ago)
"Global warming is litterly Hitler"
Miles Smith (2 months ago)
It's too cold for black folks to love in Maine
alte Bänder (2 months ago)
I'm sorry, but I always thought the Automan Empire lasted somewhat longer. After all the TV series only came out in 1983, the same year Nintendo introduced the Famicom in Japan.
DawnOfTheDead991 (2 months ago)
"8. The State of Maine Has More Black Bears than Black People" No wonder why it is so clean and safe
rightnowpro x (2 months ago)
I need to move to Maine
Gail Lewis (2 months ago)
My high school math teacher actually did explain factorials by shouting, "n!" in his definition. He could also sing all the verses to The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, and taught us how to spell and pronounce Cholmondeley. We had so much fun and learned so much more than math in his classes.
Badgerrr Lattin (2 months ago)
The longer an argument goes on the greater the chance that ANYONE would be mentioned (including Woody Allen, PeeWee Herman & Charles Nelson Riley. )
ettanasf (3 months ago)
Simon! Putting on some muscle! Busting outta that shirt!!
SCP-049 Euclid (3 months ago)
#9 was actually just roger taking a trip across Ireland. The more you know right? Little rascal
Ryan 8191 (3 months ago)
I guess I'm moving to Maine!
ThisIsAigle (3 months ago)
The number for #1 is. 80 unvigintillion, 658 vigintillion, 175 novemdecillion, 170 octodecillion, 943 septendecillion, 878 sexdecillion, 571quindecillion, 660 quattuordecillion, 636 tredecillion, 856 duodecillion, 403 undecillion. 766 decillion, 975 nonillion, 289 octillion, 505 septillion, 440 sextillion, 883 quintillion, 277 quadrillion, 824 trillion. (billion, million, thousand, hundred). You're all welcome. Also unvigintillion is 1 followed by 66 zeros
Jennie DeSoto (3 months ago)
Actually Alaska is the most rural state in America
Ernoskij (3 months ago)
7:40 I'm sorry to tell you @TopTenz, but "the entire ocean" is not "within easy driving distance" from anyone
Hale Switzer (3 months ago)
They compare the instantaneous deaths of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to what can only be the extended cancer deaths of Chernobyl. This channel regularly makes absurd comparisons like that. I wish it would stop showing up in my feed.
absentmindedprof (3 months ago)
Maine used to be part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Spectrum (3 months ago)
well the cloning is really kinda is like what hitler was doing. well, when you are cloning humans.
michael olson (3 months ago)
Love those odds
Mee Hee (3 months ago)
The Antechinus is NOT a mouse, but a marsupial. As such, it is more closely related to a kangaroo or a Tasmanian devil than a mouse. Also, check the pronunciation. The "ch" in antechinus is pronounced like a "k".
Sean Reeves (3 months ago)
Time to move to Maine
Kitana Kojima (3 months ago)
I always knew my ex boyfriend was part rodent.
Clayton Sumpter (3 months ago)
Antechinus Mice, the horny teenagers of the mice world. You gotta respect that level of dedication. 😱
AlecTheMotorGuy (3 months ago)
I live around Chicago, and you can still see evidence of this today. Building will have what appear to be windows half underground and that were filled in with bricks. In many cases these basements use to be first floors.
Chuck's poke (3 months ago)
So wouldn't thesemale rats screw themselves and there genes into existence.???????
Lazy I Ranch (3 months ago)
A friend of mine is a stand-up comic, and teaches comedy traffic school. His vanity licence plate says "VOID". The joke is, if he gets pulled over and is written a ticket, the officer will have to write "VOID" on the ticket!
25 buttholes (3 months ago)
how was it only 23?? damn
OutOfSight OutOfMind (3 months ago)
LMAO The Maine one is true. Outside of immigrants, we have very few black people in the state. In fact, the vast majority of the people here are white. It's quite an adjustment when you come from a place where there are lots of different kinds of people.
Scott Connelly (3 months ago)
Earthquake EARTHquake
Grand Theft Avocado (3 months ago)
OMG literally hitler im shaking rn
pcg (3 months ago)
Never going to maine
Team Rocket (3 months ago)
repeated shuffles only happen in vegas
Joseph Ybarra (3 months ago)
9/11 is my favorite holiday.
Jesse (3 months ago)
I vaguely knew about nintendo - but surely everyone knows when and why he Ottoman empire collapsed? If not - umm.. you should study harder, I guess?
Jason Godwin (3 months ago)
ah yes, my famous law.
MojoBonzo (3 months ago)
in greece we have a place called kokkalia... which means little bones... those bones belong to some gauls that raided greece in the 3rd century bc and were defeated there, and you can still find pieces of bones to this day.
Mark Copland (3 months ago)
On the hitler part,in the U.S. the left, democrat,protester,global warming belie era all call anyone opposing them are called hit look er and must be jobless because as other citizens are working,these idiots are destroying property and calling others imposing their ideas as hitler,facist,and trying to silence them meaning who are the true hitler.
Edmund Setyono (3 months ago)
Prawo Jazdy kinda sounds like Keyzer Soze
Brent Ryan (3 months ago)
I know a black guy in Maine.
Jim Northland (3 months ago)
Years ago a detective was amazed to find that the oddly named "Fnu Lnu" was listed in the national database as a master criminal wanted for thousands of crimes. Turned out that she didn't know it meant "First name unknown, Last name unknown".
Dj Phantom (3 months ago)
Number 9 , it is very unfair to label the Irish as stupid, I am sure it could happen to anyone. Number 6 don’t think we need to be to concerned with Chernobyl, the true effects of Fukushima and death toll will likely not be new until many decades from now. Number 2 , but what a way to go.!!!!!
Norris Jinglewilly (3 months ago)
I’d rather have black bears too
SpaceCows! (3 months ago)
bear (3 months ago)
im something of a history buff, why did i get surprised at the nintendo ottoman fact. i wrote a term paper on the ottoman empire....
FreestyleSaves 1 (3 months ago)
I lived in Portland Maine. There are thousands of Somalian people living there. Last time I checked, they are all black. Time for a new census.
James (7 days ago)
They don't like to refer to themselves as black. Its a problem, along with whites calling themselves native because of an Indian great great great great grandmother.
tiberius913 (17 days ago)
the takeover
Greg Johnson (3 months ago)
The very first, second and last fact literally blew my mind! 😲 (I'm FROM CHI-TOWN!!!)
SVXXX MEDIA (3 months ago)
11 these videos suck
Max Well (3 months ago)
intervalkid (4 months ago)
I mated for 15 hours straight once. Well with a 20 minute break after a bout 2 hours.

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