19 Astonishing Facts That Seem Fake at First Glance

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7. Bananas, though, are berries.

The world has done a barrel roll now. The banana plant is, in fact, giant grass, and bananas are its berries. According to the definition, a berry is a “soft and juicy fruit containing several seeds.” Well, bananas are just that.

Sources: purduewaynesword

8. Pyrosome — a hollow 100-foot worm living in the ocean

This creature is called a sea unicorn. They’re so rare that they’ve only been seen a few times. A pyrosome looks like a giant transparent and hollow worm, but it actually consists of thousands of organisms that glow in the dark and replicate themselves. They are believed to be able to grow to the size of a blue whale.

Sources: royalsocietypublishingmarinespecies

9. Mithridates VI couldn’t poison himself because he was immune to poisons.

Mithridates VI of Pontus had been taking small doses of various poisons since childhood to work up an immunity to them. During the riot, the Romans wanted to take him hostage, and Mithridates tried to poison himself but couldn’t because of his training. Oh, the irony!

Source: livius

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