Nine Facts That Sound Ridiculous but are Actually Completely True

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Sometimes facts sound true but are completely fabricated. Then there are other facts that sound like complete made up bullshit but are actually real. Those are the scary ones. The shared souls over at Reddit gathered up some of the most ridiculous truthful facts together and they're amazing.

When you get a kidney transplant, they usually just leave your original kidneys in your body and put the 3rd kidney in your pelvis.

The 10th president of the U.S, John Tyler, has two living grandsons.

The United States in the second world war created a bomb that used bats. The bats would be carrying small incendiary charges and would be released from the bomb in mid air, causing them to fly and scatter to different buildings in the area. The charges would then detonate and set all the buildings on fire. It was tested and proven to be very effective.

If you melted down the Eiffel Tower, the pool of iron would be less than three inches deep (in a square area the same dimensions as the tower base).

The brother of John Wilkes Booth saved Abraham Lincoln's son from being hit by a train without knowing who it was he saved.

Mammoths were alive when the Great Pyramid was being built.

A day on venus is longer than a year on venus.

Most toilets flush in E Flat.

If you have 23 people in a room, there is a 50% chance that two of them have the same birthday.

Got any ridiculous sounding facts, that you know to be true? Leave some in the comments below!