The world is a fascinating place, and it’s full of weird and interesting facts that you might have never realised were true.
Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we’ve combed through them to find our favourites.
From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you’re bound to learn something that makes you think twice.
Note: A shorter version of this article was originally published by Kyle Russell.
Cleopatra lived closer in time to the Moon landing than to the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
A small percentage of the static you see on 'dead' tv stations is left over radiation from the Big Bang. You're seeing residual effects of the Universe's creation.
If you somehow found a way to extract all of the gold from the bubbling core of our lovely little planet, you would be able to cover all of the land in a layer of gold up to your knees.