If you’re looking for a mind-blowing experience, this Ask Reddit thread is gonna give it to you, and then some.
1. That’s a lot of firepower, ThisIsTheArbour.
Next to the US army, Disney world is the largest buyer and importer of explosives in the USA
2. LinearPie just made me wanna watch Jurassic Park.
There was a time in history when trees existed but the fungi which causes wood to rot had not yet evolved to digest wood.
Dead trees and plants would pile up and the 35% oxygen atmosphere caused massive fires. This is also the time where petrified wood came from. Trees would sit in mud for 1000’s of years and not rot while minerals slowly replaced the wood structures.
3. Thanks for our new heroine, MissKrimson.
The Titanic had two sister ships, the Britannic and the Olympic. There was a woman called Violet Jessop, a nurse and a cruise liner stewardess that worked on all three.
The Olympic crashed into a warship whilst leaving harbor but was able to make it back.
She was on the Titanic as it sank and is referenced in the Titanic film, a stewardess that was told to set an example to the non english speaking passengers as the ship sank. She looked after a baby on lifeboat 16 until being rescued by the Carpathia the next day.
It’s not known what exactly caused the sinking of the Britannic but the lifeboats hit the water too early. As the ship sank, the rear listed up and a number of the lifeboats were sucked into the propellers. Violet had to jump out of the lifeboat she was in and sustained a serious head injury, but survived.
She was on board for all three incidents in the space of 5 years.
She went back to continue to work at sea for another thirty years before retiring in 1950. She died of Heart failure in 71.
4. Definitely don’t read CantCatchMe1’s entry if you get queasy easily.
I worked for a large coffee roaster. When you cut open the bags of green coffee from all of those 3rd world countries, it is amazing the things you find. Coffee is essentially dried in the middle of streets and any number of things can end up in there. We found shoes, farming tools, huge needles for weaving the bags. 100% chance of bugs in coffee in some places. The good news is, those little guys are roasted to 400 degrees and disintegrated by the time the roast is over.
5. Can’t argue with that, wdnsho.
The over all goal in golf, is to play less golf
6. RiotDesign is right, I did the math.
7. That makes one feel very small, groorgwrx
If the earth was the size of a marble you would need seven miles of space to build a scale model of the solar system.
8. That is bananas, centaurquestions
Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Donald Trump were all born within a 66-day stretch.
9. Mind = Blown, elkranio.
You can place all the planets of our Solar system between Earth and Moon and even have a bit of spare space after.
10. That’s freaking OLD, Tha_Jackable.
The Oxford University is actually older than the Aztecs.
11. Don’t lose your head over this fact, Zinzzan55.
France was still using the guillotine when the first Star Wars film came out
12. Bless her, FireGiggles.
Betty White is older than sliced bread
13. I trust MrMathNerd from his username alone.
Vending machines have killed more people than sharks.
14. *Original_name18 thinks of every blue-eyed person they know*
Every person with blue eyes has one common ancestor.
15. PM_YOUR_BELLYBUTT0N found the world’s oldest pet.
Adwaita, the longest living animal ever, was a giant tortoise given to Clive of India. He was born around 1750 and died in 2006. He existed longer than the United States has.
16. Not sure how to feel about this, thisissteve.
Your bones are wet.
17. readitonreddittho better appreciate pineapples now.
Pineapples take 2 years to grow