We already brought you part one of our list of the top 10 facts that will blow your mind, and now we’re back with part two! Check out five more fascinating and mind-blowing facts that may even go so far as to alter your perception of reality. We already covered a couple crazy card facts, and now we’re back with even more outrageous information. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Five: Chainsaws Were Invented to Help With Childbirth. It might sound sadistic, but it’s true. A prototype of the chainsaw was invented in the 18th century that was used as a surgical tool. It was used to dissect limbs, but it was also used to cut cartilage and open up the pubis bone during childbirth to make the process of giving birth easier.
Number Four: Oreos Are Not Original. In fact, the Oreo cookie is really just a ripoff of the Hydrox, the original creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies. Oreos might be way more popular than Hydrox cookies now, but the facts remain. A fun fact about Oreos while we’re on the subject: if you were to stack every single Oreo ever made on top of each other, the stack would reach the moon and back down to earth more than five times.
Number Three: An iPhone Cost $3.5 Million in 1991. Well, sort of. If you were to buy every single part required to make an iPhone in 1991, it would set you back by about $3.5 million. Today, iPhones have more computing power than the computers NASA used for the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Number Two: Your Hair Can Support 12 Tons of Weight. You might be familiar with the fact that your hair is strong, but do you know just how strong it is? Well, a full head of human hair is capable of supporting up to 12 tons of weight.
Number One: Lighters Were Invented Before Matches. It might seem backwards, but it’s true! The first lighter was invented int he 16th century and was constructed from a converted flintlock pistol. The first match wasn’t invented until 1826. We hope you enjoyed our list of the top 10 facts that will blow your mind!