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10 Outrageous Facts That Are Actually True

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Published: Jul 23, 2014 | Last Updated: Jan 18, 2016

There are a lot of facts written in history that are so outrageous; you think they are not true. Now with the Internet, there are more bogus information being disseminated.

Here are the most outrageous facts in history that you thought were not true, but are actually true:

  1. The Banyan Tree that you can find in Kolkata, India truly is bigger compared to the average size of a Walmart building. Look at the infographic as provided by Businessinsider.com.

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  1. Chicago in the 1850s to 60s was lifted four to 14 feet higher to increase the city’s drainage without disturbing daily life.

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  1. Tiny Bangladesh has 156.6 million people, while Russia, which has a bigger surface area than Pluto, only has 143.5 million people.

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  1. “Count” Victor Lustig is one of history’s best con artists. He was able to convince scrap metal dealers to go on a bid for the Eiffel Tower. He earned around $70,000 for that stunt. He almost did that con twice.

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  1. The brain has more synapse than there are stars in the Milky Way. Scientists claim that there are 200 billion stars in the Milky Way, while the brain has around 500 trillion synapses.

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  1. There is a nuclear bomb that was never found, just somewhere off the coast of Georgia.

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  1. The pyramids of Giza was constructed from 2550 B.C. to 2490 B.C., the last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra lived from 69 B.C. to 30 B.C., while the Pizza Hut was created in 1958. This means, Cleopatra lived closer to Pizza Hut than with the creation of the pyramids.

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  1. The woolly mammoth was still around while the pyramids were being constructed.

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  1. Heroine was used in the early 1900s to treat asthma among kids.

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  1. Joan Pujol Garcia was a Spanish spy who was awarded the highest recognition from the Allies and the Axis during the World War II.

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