17 Facts That Sound Like B.S. But Are Actually True

    Seems legit. No, really.

    Here are some mind-blowing facts that sound bogus but are totally legit, first compiled in these answers on Quora:

    1. You get a tattoo after getting struck by lightning.

    The electrical discharge of a lightning strike can leave a temporary tattoo-like marking or scar known as a Lichtenberg figure. The patterns created are known to be examples of fractals.

    (source: Quora)

    2. Lobsters don't die or age.

    3. Neil Armstrong went through U.S. customs in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the way back from the moon.

    4. Oral sex led to pregnancy in at least two bizarre incidents.

    5. The rings of Saturn are only 30 feet thick.

    6. Figs have dead wasps inside them.

    7. At launch, the iPhone had the same computing power as NASA in 1969 when it launched the historical manned mission to the moon.

    8. Elvis was a natural blond.

    9. The song "Happy Birthday to You" is copyrighted.

    10. There are more confirmed deaths from drowning in molasses than from coyote attacks.

    Twenty-one people died in the 1919 Boston Molasses Disaster. Only two fatal coyote-on-human attacks have been confirmed.

    (source: Quora)

    11. The average chocolate bar contains eight insect parts.

    12. Multitasking is hard: While sitting on a chair, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Then, while doing that, draw the number six with your right hand. The direction of your foot will change.

    13. There are more synapses (nerve connections) in your brain than there are stars in the galaxy.

    14. There's a gas crater in Turkmenistan that looks like this and has been called the "Portal to Hell."

    15. If you could fold a piece of paper 42 times, it would reach the moon.

    16. Cigarettes were promoted as being good for your health until the early 1950s.

    17. About 50% of all U.S. presidents have been left-handed (or ambidextrous).