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Updated on Jun 2, 2020. Posted on May 26, 2020

If You Can Tell Whether These 10 Facts Are Real Or Fake, You're Smarter Than 2/3 Of The Population

Can pigs fly?

  1. A mule will sink in quicksand, but a donkey won't.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    False

    It's actually an urban legend. There's no physiological difference in donkeys and mules that would cause one to sink and the other not to. Some believe that donkeys would panic upon getting stuck in quicksand and aren't as quick or have as good of traction as mules do. However, there's no scientific evidence to support this claim.

    Via Jive Records
  2. The longest wedding veil was the same length as approximately 63.3 football fields.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Real

    The world record for longest wedding veil belongs to Maria Paraskeva at 6962.6 meters.

    Via NBC
  3. Some cats are actually allergic to humans.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Real

    While cats being allergic to humans is uncommon, it is a real thing! Luckily, we bathe more often than most species and don't shed that much hair or dead skin as compared to – oh, I don't know – cats.

    Via CBS
  4. The toenail on your little toe is called the "spungle."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Fake

    Not sure what a spungle is, but it's got nothing to do with your pinky toe!

    Via VH1
  5. Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Real

    According to one study, heart attacks are more likely to happen by about 20% for men and 15% for women on Mondays than any other day of the week. While one factor of this phenomena is that Mondays are just, well... Mondays (aka sucky and stressful), the study also suggests that heavier drinking on the weekend could also be a factor!

    Via CBS
  6. Guinea pigs can't smell peppermint.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Fake

    Guinea pigs actually have a very strong sense of smell, and overwhelming smells like peppermint or perfumes can irritate their noses!

    Via CBC
  7. A sheep, a duck, and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Real

    In 1783, a scientist named Pilatre De Rozier launched the first hot air balloon. The passengers were a sheep, a duck, and a rooster. The balloon (and the animals) stayed in the air for 15 minutes before crashing.

    Via NBC
  8. World War I was the first war in which Americans used submarines.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Fake

    Submarines have actually been used since the American Civil War (1861-1865) long before WWI (1914-1918).

    Via Netflix
  9. Nail polish is banned in Scotland.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Fake

    Rest assured knowing that the nails of Scotland are free for the painting.

    Via NBC
  10. And lastly, 95% of people text things they would never say in person.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Real

    Yep, it's true. Phones provide a false sense of anonymity that allow people to act in ways they normally wouldn't in person.

    Via Lucasfilm Ltd.
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