We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share the most hard-to-believe, mind-blowing fact they know. And wow...did they deliver a whole lot of wild facts I will be thinking about for some time:
7.In 2002, 51-year-old electrician Mike McDermott won the lotto TWICE in one year — and to make things even more improbable...he did it both times using the same numbers!
8.United States president John Tyler — who was born in 1790 and held the presidency from 1841 to 1845 — still has a living grandson.
9.A woman named Violet Jessop survived the sinking of both the RMS Titanic and its sister ship, the Britannic.
10.Speaking of the Titanic, in 1898, 14 years before it sank, author Morgan Robertson wrote a book about a huge, supposedly unsinkable British passenger liner that hit an iceberg during an April journey across the North Atlantic and suffered mass deaths because of an insufficient amount of life boats.
11.The Appalachian mountain range is older than people, land animals, and even trees.
12.Sharks are older than trees too!
13.Former Oakland A's slugger Khris Davis hit exactly .247 every year for four consecutive seasons (2015–18).
21.Michigan couple Jay and Kateri Schwandt had 14 sons in a row before they finally had a daughter. Back when they only had 12 sons, one expert put the odds of having 12 consecutive sons at one in a million.
Do you have a favorite hard-to-believe, against-all-odds fact of your own? Let us know in the comments, and it could be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post!