27 Most Wrong “Facts” From Those “FACTS OMG” Twitter Accounts

Facts. They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.

1.

Hitler’s mother considered abortion but the doctor persuaded her to keep the baby.

— Not Common Facts ™ (@NotCommonFacts) March 15, 2013

WRONG. No actual evidence of this anywhere unless you count people typing it into websites without any historical documentation as evidence.

2.

If you drop a mouse from a flying plane it will survive if land on the grass.

— What The F*** Facts (@WhatTheFFacts) March 13, 2013

This has never been definitively proven. The myth likely originated from a quote from this 1928 essay: “You can drop a mouse down a thousand-yard mine shaft; and, on arriving at the bottom, it gets a slight shock and walks away, provided that the ground is fairly soft. A rat is killed, a man is broken, a horse splashes.”

3.

When you have a dream about a fish, someone you know is pregnant.

— Not Common Facts ™ (@NotCommonFacts) March 13, 2013

Zero proof of this.

4.

Consuming too much chocolate may cause hallucinations and euphoria similar to acid use.

— Facts In Your Face (@FactsInYourFace) March 17, 2013

Gross generalization. Read the science behind this “fact” here.

5.

People who don’t get enough sleep perform worse than people who are drunk.

— Facts In Your Face (@FactsInYourFace) March 17, 2013

Half-truth. This is based of a study from 13 years ago that only concluded that being sleep deprived “can have some of the same hazardous effects as being drunk,” not that being sleep deprived made you perform worse at work.

6.

It is proven that your pets (dogs & cats) can actually see ghosts/demons. When they stare into the air for no reason, it’s paranormal.

— Not Common Facts ™ (@NotCommonFacts) March 14, 2013

This isn’t “proven” anywhere.

7.

The air an average person inhales in a single day contain 1 liter of farts of people around them.

— Not Common Facts ™ (@NotCommonFacts) March 17, 2013

No evidence for this particular claim, although this fart infographic has some pretty cool facts on it.

8.

“If I can do it, anybody can do it” is considered the most annoying statement from successful people.

— Facts In Your Face (@FactsInYourFace) March 17, 2013

Considered by who?

9.

Teachers have been known to play ‘heads up seven up’ just to see who the cheaters in the class are.

— Facts In Your Face (@FactsInYourFace) March 17, 2013

Or because they want to go on the computer while the kids waste time, or 100 other “factual” reasons…

10.

The average high school student has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient would in 1950s.

— Facts In Your Face (@FactsInYourFace) March 17, 2013

Disproved.

11.

On the list of the most painful experiences, “burnt alive” stands first followed by “giving birth”.

— Facts In Your Face (@FactsInYourFace) March 17, 2013

Not true. There are things that hurt worse than child birth. Here’s another list of some different, extremely painful medical conditions.

12.

If you were ejected into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there is no air pressure.

— OMG Facts (@OMGFacts) March 17, 2013

You wouldn’t “explode” so much as the boiling of your blood would cause your bodily tissues to expand.

13.

The color Pink does not actually exist in the universe, it is basically white light without the green color.

— What The F*** Facts (@WhatTheFFacts) March 13, 2013

Wut?

14.

According to research about two percent of females possess super vision and they can see 99 million more colors than a normal human.

— What The F*** Facts (@WhatTheFFacts) March 13, 2013

Sure, 99 million colors…

15.

If the sex is good, you will definitely get a call or text right after the person leaves.

— Not Common Facts ™ (@NotCommonFacts) March 18, 2013

Not necessarily.

16.

95% of people used to believe that the moon was following their car when they were kids.

— Not Common Facts ™ (@NotCommonFacts) March 15, 2013

No proof of this at all. And is that 95% “of people” all living people today? All people who have existed? All people in the United States?

17.

“It’s okay” and “I’m fine” are the two most common lies spoken in the world!

— What The F*** Facts (@WhatTheFFacts) March 16, 2013

So this twitter account went to EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD to see what the most common lies were? In all seriousness, this is another errant claim with no proof.

18.

Bananas and humans share about half of the same DNA which means humans are 50% identical to bananas.

— What The F*** Facts (@WhatTheFFacts) March 14, 2013

The first half is true, we do share some DNA with bananas (as we do with basically every living thing on the planet). But saying humans are “50% identical” to bananas is a misrepresentation of that fact. Do people LOOK half-identical to bananas in anyway?

19.

Playing video games before bedtime gives an ability to control dreams — Gamers are more likely to have lucid dreams than non-gamers.

— What The F*** Facts (@WhatTheFFacts) March 13, 2013

Ehh not quite although there is some interesting research on the topic of triggering lucid dreams.

20.

Tobacco is the leading cause of death in America, more than any other drug or alcohol. Yet, it is legal.

— Not Common Facts ™ (@NotCommonFacts) March 16, 2013

The leading cause of death is heart disease.

21.

15% of Americans secretly bite their toe nails.

— Facts In Your Face (@FactsInYourFace) March 17, 2013

Couldn’t find proof of this.

22.

Cats spend 70% of their lives asleep.

— Facts In Your Face (@FactsInYourFace) March 17, 2013

This might actually be true. However, the article that this comes from doesn’t cite any official study, so it may well be BS.

23.

It’s easy to shatter a padlock after it’s been dipped in liquid nitrogen

— OMG Facts (@OMGFacts) March 15, 2013

True but you can say that about pretty much anything that’s been dipped in liquid nitrogen…

24.

65% of test subjects had the urge to yawn after merely reading about yawning

— OMG Facts (@OMGFacts) March 8, 2013

Contagious yawning is a real thing but I couldn’t find proof of their “65%” figure.

25.

Lycanthropy is a disease in which a man thinks that he’s a wolf

— OMG Facts (@OMGFacts) March 8, 2013

They mean clinical lycanthropy.

26.

People who sleep less get drunk easier than those who sleep more.

— Facts In Your Face (@FactsInYourFace) March 17, 2013

The only “evidence” for this was other shitty “facts” accounts on Twitter and other social networks who posted the exact same thing, verbatim.

27.

Giving Shoutouts to FIVE people who RETWEET this. Good Luck :-)

— Facts In Your Face (@FactsInYourFace) March 17, 2013

I looked on their timeline, they never gave any of those people shoutouts :(

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