We Gathered 13 Facts That Seemed Crazy but Turned Out to Be True

Scientists make amazing discoveries every day that seem shocking at first, but very soon become accepted as common knowledge. We believe there are still many more intriguing things to learn about our world.

So, today, we at Bright Side want to share this fun list to improve your general knowledge! Check out these curious facts that only seem crazy, but turned out to be entirely true.

Who would ever think that a chainsaw, one of the most popular tools shown in horror movies was originally used to help in childbirth? Although it sounds crazy, it's completely true.

Sea otters often hold hands while they sleep in order to avoid drifting apart and to stay together in their group.

When harmed or faced with a threatening situation, opossums play dead. And it really does look like the poor thing is actually dead: the eyes become half-closed, saliva foams around the mouth, and a smelly fluid is secreted from the anal glands. But the second the situation is safe again, the furry actor miraculously comes back to life.

In Korea, the time spent in mommy's belly also counts. Koreans consider everyone to be one year old at birth (counting those 9 months in the womb).

When offered to write with a new pen, 97% of all people write their own name.

People who listen to music before bed not only fall asleep faster and wake up less frequently during the night, but they also feel more refreshed in the morning.

The statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square is charged with a small electrical current to stop birds from sitting on its head.

In some regions of China, salt is stirred into tea instead of sugar.

In the '70s, children in Belgium used to have beer for dinner as it was considered to be a healthier option compared to soft drinks. It was believed that beer helped kids grow faster. Brewed using only natural ingredients, the drink was also recommended during pregnancy and for women who were breastfeeding.

In Brazil, reading books can help inmates shorten their sentences. Reading 12 works of literature can replace up to 48 days of the sentence each year.

A chin dimple is the result of a genetic mutation. Mutated genes, which determine what your chin is going to look like, can be found inside reproductive cells of both of your parents.

According to researchers, the bigger belly a man has, the better boyfriend and husband he is going to be. Here are some facts behind the statement: men with excess weight always find time for their partners, they have high self-esteem, despite their weight, and they are rather confident and never put too much pressure on their partners about their appearance.

As soon as we reach our 30th birthday, we start to lose height, about one cm per year. The reason people start shrinking is due to the dehydration and compression of intervertebral discs. As a result of dehydration, the spine itself can become more curved causing vertebras to collapse.

Which fact amazed you the most? If you know any interesting facts about our amazing world, don't hesitate to share them in the comments section!

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