55 Mind-Blowing Facts That Sound Like Lies Because They Are Definitely Lies

Can you handle these outrageous lies? None of this is true.

1. You can fold any piece of paper an infinite number of times. Anyone who says otherwise isn’t trying very hard.

2. The average chocolate bar contains 1.8 human teeth.

3. A tomato isn’t technically a fruit — it’s scientifically classified as a round red ball.

4. Doritos chips were named after Captain Martin C. Doritos, a 15th century naval commander who brought the recipe for nacho cheese back to Europe from the New World.

5. Every 30 seconds, someone in the world yells out, “Bazoingos!”

6. Before Rob Thomas became the lead singer of Matchbox 20, he spent eight years touring the country searching for the world’s most perfect cup of hot cocoa.

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7. Cleopatra first coined the phrase “He who smelt it dealt it.”

8. George Washington had a wooden face.

9. The creation of the first-ever ice cream cone involved hundreds of deaths.

10. Human fingers get wrinkled and “pruney” when wet because God made a terrible mistake.

11. The estimated value of the Tower of London’s Crown Jewels is $28.

12. The correct official name for this symbol (&) is a “smack daddy.”

13. You can get pregnant from touching butts.

14. Thomas Jefferson once said that he would rather drink a cup of spoiled milk than pee his pants in public.

15. The average person will gently caress a horse while saying, “Who’s a pretty horsey?” an average of 3.5 times in one lifetime.

16. Betty Crocker was not a real person, but in fact, a dog who had a real knack for baking and business acumen.

17. In the original Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin signed his name and wrote next to it: “U mad?”

18. When Paul McCartney first wrote the song “Yesterday,” he used the words “sloppy cakes” as placeholder lyrics.

19. Paul McCartney has an identical twin named Blaul McCartney and you never know when he’s filling in.

20. If you look closely at Disney’s The Lion King, there’s a scene where the stars spell out the words “This is a movie about lions.”

21. Jennifer Lawrence is a hologram created by the government.

22. The first phone call was made by Alexander Fleming in 1876. He said, “Mr. Watson, I have invented penicillin.”

23. More than 1.3 million people are injured each year by marshmallow Peeps.

24. Airplanes are 35% magic.

25. The word “baguette” is French for “little bag.”

26. Eric Clapton’s song “Layla” was originally written about a little ladybug he saw crawling along one day.

27. The Great Lakes were named after Sir Thomas Lake, the first man to ever eat salad.

28. A woman’s menstruation won’t attract bears in the forest but it can attract bears from space.

29. If you throw an orange as hard as you can, it will make a sound like human screaming.

30. Don McClean’s “American Pie” was written in eight seconds in a bathroom stall.

31. The internet only continues to exist as long as little girls and boys believe in it.

31. Pluto is not technically a planet — it’s a man-made colony for housing robots that became self-aware and began to murder but are still too valuable to disarm.

32. Henry VIII composed the song “Happy Birthday” as a love ballad for his future Queen, Anne Boleyn.

33. If you removed the Jokers from a deck of cards and stacked them, they would reach around the world five times.

34. Scientists have discovered that pineapples can feel pain.

35. The average person accidentally ingests 5.8 million spiders in one lifetime.

36. The movie Kindergarten Cop was based largely on true events.

37. All butterflies eat their babies.

38. The song “Shots” by LMFAO featuring Lil Jon, was originally written for Bob Dylan.

39. French fries were not invented in France. They were actually first made underground by a colony of people who do not claim allegiance to any nation.

40. One out of every 75 people are born with bananas for hands.

41. Sharks can’t swim.

42. The average person consumes enough Pop Rocks in one day to reach to the moon and back.

43. Beyoncé owns a 70% stake in LinkedIn.

44. If you play Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” backwards it sounds the same as it does forward.

45. The average person has more dead batteries in their “junk drawer” than there are grains of sand on Earth.

46. Shakespeare originally coined the term “What’s crack-a-lackin’?” in King Lear.

47. When Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, the quote was actually, “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind, what what mic drop.”

48. Billy Joel’s original birth name was Horngy McDoobdoob.

49. The number of atoms in one glass of water is five.

50. Skittles were first created as a by-product of an experiment where scientists were trying to create a cat with two butts.

51. If you squint just right at the American flag, you will see a beautiful Magic Eye picture.

52. Bees produce honey by crying. It is their tears.

53. When the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids, they hid all the dinosaurs inside.

54. Thomas Edison’s first failed invention was a fart machine.

55. Bruce Willis is a ghost in real life.

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