25 Mindblowing Facts That Are Stranger Than Fiction!

Introducing a literally “insane” list: 25 mind-blowing facts that are stranger than fiction! Are you one of those peeps who love sci-fi films? Fantasy comics? Dystopian video games? Any form of entertainment that has nothing to do with reality? If the answer is yes, then you’re in the right place!

However, movies, comics and games aren’t the only source of amusing insanity. A lot of things happen every day that are as strange as those you see in fiction. Some of them are even stranger. Did you know for example that your bones are stronger than steel? Yep, in reality you’re stronger than “Man of Steel” a.k.a. Superman.

What if we told you that oranges are not even orange really? Would you believe us? You may think that our world is boring but that’s not true. The following 25 mind-blowing facts that are stranger than fiction, will make you reconsider a thing or two.

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Some turtles use their butt to breathe


 The Scientific term that describes this weird phenomenon is called cloacal respiration. And trust us, it’s a complicated process. To put it simply, when turtles hibernate, they breathe through their butt.

Science suggests that turtles have to endure the cold winter by any means necessary. We believe them!


Toads were used as pregnancy tests 


Until the 1960s, pregnancy tests were done by sending a woman’s urine to a lab in Britain. There, the woman’s urine was injected into a toad. The scientists checked the toad a couple of hours later. If it had laid eggs, the woman was pregnant. If not, she wasn’t!


China has banned time travel in films


Time travel is not really popular in China. Apparently, the Chinese government decided to ban every film or show that is depicting time traveling in 2011. The reason? Such movies disrespect the historical facts according to the communist regime of China.


The shortest war in history lasted a little over 38 minutes


The Anglo-Zanzibar War was fought between Britain and the Zanzibar Sultanate on 27 August 1896. According to modern historians, the war lasted anywhere between 38 and 45 minutes. It is to this day the shortest recorded war of all time.


Smoke enemas was a "life-saving" thing once


Way before Baywatch surfaces, people believed that smoke enemas could save lives. To be more specific, the lives of drowning victims. Doctors encouraged the blow of tobacco to someone’s throat or anus, suggesting that this practice could stimulate the lungs to work properly again. So glad it’s not the 1700s anymore.

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