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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 month 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
Jesse (1 month ago)
Trolled people?
Scooter Campbell (2 days ago)
2. Death by snoo snoo. :D :( :D
Dustin Provost (3 days ago)
Many Republicans are fans of the dude.
Dark Wolf 11 (4 days ago)
The Ottoman Empire tried to take Vienna 4 times
Trouble Maker (4 days ago)
Mighty dapper
david white (7 days ago)
no 1 you are assuming EVERY card gets shuffled, that is extremely rare for the average person to achieve
Stephen Durasso (8 days 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 (8 days ago)
We had an earthquake at level 5 on the richter scale in Washington dc some years ago. It was trivial.
Tommy Blair (9 days ago)
Main probably has the lowest crime rate in America too
dangerouslytalented (11 days ago)
They knew while they did it. They jacked up the buildings one by one. They people inside knew.
dangerouslytalented (9 days ago)
Cat and Grouper it was on an episode of 99% invisible and I have also seen videos about it
Cat and Grouper (10 days ago)
dangerouslytalented wat are u talking about? Are u Alex jones?
Paul Bolton (12 days ago)
Oh, I get it, cause their both black.....now try it with Chinese.
David Jameson (13 days ago)
Statistically improbable =/= guaranteed unique each time.
David Jameson (13 days 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 (13 days 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 (15 days ago)
Lower wacker
Steve Ramsey (15 days 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 (16 days ago)
That's Numberwang!
Phil V (16 days ago)
number 8: Don't worry, black bears are generally harmless, it's Grizzlies that you have to watch out for.
Scott Kinison (18 days 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 (19 days ago)
I wonder why the crime rate in Maine is so low?
GlassDeviant (19 days ago)
A neutron star quake isn't really comparable to an earthquake. Come on m8.
Samira Peri (19 days ago)
Whaddya mean black bears aren't people? :D
Drakesblood89 (20 days ago)
Had to skip #2 because of how horribly you were mispronouncing "antechinus"...
Shinigmi Blacky (20 days ago)
"Global warming is litterly Hitler"
Miles Smith (21 days ago)
It's too cold for black folks to love in Maine
alte Bänder (21 days 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 (23 days ago)
"8. The State of Maine Has More Black Bears than Black People" No wonder why it is so clean and safe
H0LY SHIZZ (23 days ago)
I need to move to Maine
Gail Lewis (23 days 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 (24 days 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 (25 days ago)
Simon! Putting on some muscle! Busting outta that shirt!!
SCP-049 Euclid (26 days ago)
#9 was actually just roger taking a trip across Ireland. The more you know right? Little rascal
Ryan 8191 (26 days ago)
I guess I'm moving to Maine!
ThisIsAigle (26 days 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 (26 days ago)
Actually Alaska is the most rural state in America
Ernoskij (27 days ago)
7:40 I'm sorry to tell you @TopTenz, but "the entire ocean" is not "within easy driving distance" from anyone
Hale Switzer (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Maine used to be part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Spectrum (1 month ago)
well the cloning is really kinda is like what hitler was doing. well, when you are cloning humans.
michael olson (1 month ago)
Love those odds
Mee Hee (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Time to move to Maine
Kitana Kojima (1 month ago)
I always knew my ex boyfriend was part rodent.
Clayton Sumpter (1 month ago)
Antechinus Mice, the horny teenagers of the mice world. You gotta respect that level of dedication. 😱
AlecTheMotorGuy (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
So wouldn't thesemale rats screw themselves and there genes into existence.???????
Lazy I Ranch (1 month 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!
Kofi Mensah (1 month ago)
how was it only 23?? damn
OutOfSight OutOfMind (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Earthquake EARTHquake
Grand Theft Avocado (1 month ago)
OMG literally hitler im shaking rn
pcg (1 month ago)
Never going to maine
Team Rocket (1 month ago)
repeated shuffles only happen in vegas
Joseph Ybarra (1 month ago)
9/11 is my favorite holiday.
Jesse (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
ah yes, my famous law.
MojoBonzo (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Prawo Jazdy kinda sounds like Keyzer Soze
Brent Ryan (1 month ago)
I know a black guy in Maine.
Jim Northland (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
I’d rather have black bears too
SpaceCows (1 month ago)
bear (1 month 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 (1 month 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.
Greg Johnson (1 month ago)
The very first, second and last fact literally blew my mind! 😲 (I'm FROM CHI-TOWN!!!)
SVXXX MEDIA (1 month ago)
11 these videos suck
Max Well (1 month ago)
intervalkid (1 month ago)
I mated for 15 hours straight once. Well with a 20 minute break after a bout 2 hours.
undead890 (1 month ago)
For #1, watch Vsauce's Magic Math video for an idea of how large 52! really is. It's mind boggling.
Svelte Craft (1 month ago)
Fact: Bears eat beets. Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.
Brian Arbenz (1 month ago)
I KNEW your ridiculous juxta-positioning of "black people" with "black bears" in Maine would invite smug racists to post here, and it did.
stflaw (1 month ago)
Other cities have raised their street level as well, though on a smaller scale. Portland and Old Sacramento are two examples.
tjzx3432 (1 month ago)
Well let me just say that that big number is as close as i could find would be 80,000 vigintillion.
Chris L (2 months ago)
6 Chernobyl - the verified number of deaths is 43... 28 acute radiation syndrome and 15 child thyroid cancer
Mohammed Monkey Scrotum (2 months ago)
Democrats call Republicans Nazis and Hitler everyday dude
fenrar36 (2 months ago)
I remember the Chernobyl thing, We had to take these orange potassium iodate pills.
MegaAstroFan18 (2 months ago)
Chicago one is a bit of a cheat. "A whole city" in the 1800s (USA no less, so lacking the age of European cities) and "a whole city" in 2017 are very very different things.
Liam Birdsell (2 months ago)
hank green would host this better
Dennis Lubert (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
And at number 1, errr I dunno you? Yeah that'll do
Donald Hash (2 months ago)
got it play a game of magic cards. its even more unique each shuffle
Tehran Kizaki (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Grow some hair! The shine off your head is blinding me!!!! There's a fact for you and its not BS!
Elizabeth bailey (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
that card math has to be bs
Slimeustas (2 months ago)
Imagine if Chicagos stilts broke and Chicago fell.
Robert Tinsley (1 month ago)
The stilts were temporary, they backfilled earth under the gap and removed the stilts after,
R G (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
yuk yuk stupid mice
fifa craft (2 months ago)
guessin maine doesn't have much of a crime problem...
Andrew Thompson (2 months ago)
Anti-Kynus. I swear you are just trolling with the mispronunciations.
Leigh Foulkes (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Card one blew my mind LOL
Etterra (2 months ago)
I'm from Chicago, and yeah, we know it grew.
Marty theMartian (2 months ago)
With number 3,are the numbers mentioned really from the Richter Scale or the more common Moment Magnitude Scale?
Seth Snoha (2 months ago)
Have the bears fight the blacks
Alexi Peck (2 months ago)
1986 doover?
Andrew Kenner (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
I hate Hitler

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