True facts you can't get yourself to believe

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That there are different sizes of infinity that are infinitely equal.

BLEW..... MY..... MIND.....

Scarim Coral:
I was going to say the whole "we eat spiders a few times a year when we are asleep" but I pretty sure that is not concrete true fact.
So I guess I go with Pluto is in fact a planet! I just feel that denining it's a planet at all, it's a like a big screw you to the Greek who discover it in the first place and Hades himself.

Greeks didn't discover pluto, it was too small and far away for them to see, it was only discover in 1930, and was a 11 year old came up with the name, as Pluto is also the name of a god of the underworld, who could turn invisible, the point being that the planet is hard to see.

Consciousness can be created.

You weren't conscious when you where just sperm and egg, but at some point your consciousness came into being. And when you die it (arguably) will stop existing.

TheRightToArmBears:
At some point in the past, my parents must have had sex. I just... can't accept it.

but, just to kill all innocent thought, you're grandparents also had to have had sex to create your parents ;) have fun with that mental image

MW3 takes up 3 times more space on my hard drive than Skyrim. No DLCs or any downloadable content on either. It boggles my mind. Oh, and yes, I play MW3. Problem? I thought so, deal with it.

Well, into the hold of useless knowledge I go, so here are a few things from it.

We have only explored around 5% of the ocean floor.
Humans have actually been to the deepest part of the ocean (Challenger deep) and come back alive.
People can't see that most Republicans are pretty much fascist.
People actually believe the world will end this year.

deadpoolhulk:
people voted for Bush. both of them.

Not only that, but they voted for Jr. twice! I just don't understand people sometimes.

Quantum Tunnelling. Also the fact that that is why you can see yourself reflected in windows.
In fact, anything quantum.
Including Jaffa Cakes. They should be Quantum Cakes, because until we actually observed them go stale, there was no way to confirm if they were a cake or a biscuit.
Oh, and that the Justin Bieber 2012 Calendar finishes on December 30th:

That if the height of a single step on a flight is 2mm different to the rest, 80% of people will trip on it.

I cant bring myself to believe that we are that uncoordinated as a species...

rollerfox88:
That if the height of a single step on a flight is 2mm different to the rest, 80% of people will trip on it.

I cant bring myself to believe that we are that uncoordinated as a species...

Remember though, humans can't even sleep standing up. 2 legged locomotion is extremely unstable to begin with and walking for humans is really just a series of coordinated falls. Given that, I don't think it's too surprising that changing the required method of walking in an amount that humans can't really perceive would cause them to trip.

Also, fuck science. Pluto is a planet. I don't care about classification I just love the little guy :P

That people use "True fact" in sentence..it's redundant. Fact is always true. It's like saying wet moistness, or oily oil *cough*

That the red panda isn't a racoon.

Popadoo:
When I was first taught about general relativity I found it hard to believe. I mean, come on, simply by being in low-gravity you age faster and time just general moves quicker?
But it's true, as it turns out. They have to reset the ATOMIC CLOCKS (super accurate clocks) on satellites every day, lest GPS be miles and miles off.

Hey, I still struggle with the basic theory of gravity. There's some magical force that exists purely because mass exists? What the fuck universe...how can you just have a free force with no reaction or energy loss?!

This article. I will not/ cannot believe that these things are true.

http://www.cracked.com/blog/how-hollywood-decided-to-reboot-classic-childrens-tales/

Why would anybody do this and more importantly, who the heck is watching these?

The part of us which has evolved the most over the past 20,000 years is our nose, it's believed it may have been better at tracking scents like animals at first, but since then it's become more attuned to affecting our taste, the ability to savour food is unique to humans because of this.

I took A level physics for a year and I just didn't understand most of the stuff we were told. One of the worst ones was that if you fired a bullet from a gun and dropped another identical bullet they would hit the ground at the sametime. It's all about velocity and gravity but it just doesnt sit right in my head

Yggdraz0r:

I still can't believe this isn't a girl.

How'bout the fact that This isn't a girl?


I find it difficult to believe that the universe has no edge.
....
HOW??

That Pauley Perrette is 42

Liquidacid23:

Scrustle:
Super position. How can something be in more than one place at the same time? And how does observation change where it is? Are the particles camera shy or something? I just can't wrap my head around it.

quantum mechanics are not for the sane to understand :P

also superposition is one word

This stuff. If my brain could scowl it would when I'm thinking about this.

Liquidacid23:

TheRightToArmBears:
At some point in the past, my parents must have had sex. I just... can't accept it.

just be glad you never walked in on them doing it so you still have the option of denial

i lost that option... im scarred for life...
OT: i refuse to accept that twighlight was successful and that edward is upposed to be a vampire or that jacob is supposed to be a werewolf, werewolves have no control over their transformations and vampires DONT FUCKING SPARKLE!

Laggyteabag:
That Pauley Perrette is 42

wait what? she is supposed to be 42? i thought she was like 19...

JokerCrowe:

Yggdraz0r:

I still can't believe this isn't a girl.

How'bout the fact that This isn't a girl?


I find it difficult to believe that the universe has no edge.
....
HOW??

As for me... probably when you find out who voice actors are. Kaiba is Brock. Ash is a girl (both voice actors). It's crazy.

The fact, that if you do the double-slit experiment with single particles - in a way that there is allways a maximum of one particle in the apparatus - you still get a interference pattern. With what does the particle interefere....how does it even know that there is a nother slit....let alone its dimensions...AAAARRGGG

I'm still singe...

Jonluw:
There actually exists people who think critical thinking and individual thought is a bad thing.
I cannot even begin to fathom how many years of indoctrination it must have taken to create such poor souls.

as actual things to do or as subjects to take in college becuase as University's dont except them, they sort of are useless and bad in the whole being helpful for life sense (I would like to say now I agree they are good skills to have just not to get a qualification for)
OT
also you can get a qualification in college (for example criticle thinking) that is mostly useless... what?!?!

Silas13013:

rollerfox88:
That if the height of a single step on a flight is 2mm different to the rest, 80% of people will trip on it.

I cant bring myself to believe that we are that uncoordinated as a species...

Remember though, humans can't even sleep standing up.

Not many species can, mainly just hoofstock and penguins...but the rest dont seem as clumsy as us...

Mazza35:
That particles behave differently when you look at them...

SHOW ME YOUR TRUE FORM!

This. I really don't understand why an eye processing light makes a difference on the movement of subatomic particles.

DrRockor:
I took A level physics for a year and I just didn't understand most of the stuff we were told. One of the worst ones was that if you fired a bullet from a gun and dropped another identical bullet they would hit the ground at the sametime. It's all about velocity and gravity but it just doesnt sit right in my head

Just think about you jumping up then falling down, then you running and jumping and falling down while flying forwards. Going forwards doesn't give you any bonus upwards acceleration or velocity, it's weird for me to imagine it being any other way, how would going forwards stop you from going down?

The-Epicly-Named-Man:

Mazza35:
That particles behave differently when you look at them...

SHOW ME YOUR TRUE FORM!

This. I really don't understand why an eye processing light makes a difference on the movement of subatomic particles.

When people say 'look' at particles they don't mean when we see them with our eyes, in fact, we can't see sub atomic particles with our eyes, it's nothing to do with the detection side, it's that we have to physically do something to the particles to detect them, thus breaking down their wave function and giving them a defined area in which they could be in, not multiple
ones.

OT: Pauli's Exclusion Principle, which basically states no two identical fermions can occupy the same state at the same time, which means as you heat up objects and excite electrons, electrons everywhere are slightly changing their state as they cannot be in the same state as the ones you have just excited and given energy to. (This is what I've understood from what little I've heard of it, if I'm wrong here please correct me :P)

Talshere:
Someone looked at he Twilight books and though "they will make GREAT movies", followed immediately by, "Twilight actually did make really successful movies"

O_o

How about the publishers who put it on the shelves in the first place. They're the ones I blame personally.

There are still people argueing for creationism in 2012?

There are people who think europe and africa are countries?

Bruce Willis was dead the whole time?

Avalanche91:
There are still people argueing for creationism in 2012?

There are people who think europe and africa are countries?

Bruce Willis was dead the whole time?

Haha, this made me think of one:

People who think Brussels is a country and Belgium is a city.

Crazy_Dude:

Galletea:
Polar bears are in fact black.
It blew my mind.

This, I still find the concept to be pretty strange.

Well, it's just their skin that is black. Their fur is "clear" (as in see through) and quite thick so that it makes them look white

Scarim Coral:
I was going to say the whole "we eat spiders a few times a year when we are asleep" but I pretty sure that is not concrete true fact.
So I guess I go with Pluto is in fact a planet! I just feel that denining it's a planet at all, it's a like a big screw you to the Greek who discover it in the first place and Hades himself.

the greeks did not discover pluto it was Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 and the name was from a girl who had an interest in mythoglage, her father worked with the telescope the was used to discover it

That there are people who can't accept evolution.

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