Facts you won’t believe that are absolutely true (28 Facts)

  • JJJ

    #15 is fucking appalling, but who wouldn't believe it?

    • The Bacon Chronicles

      When I was in college, I worked at Victoria's Secret. After our semi-annual sale we had to take everything that didn't sell and cut it up with scissors. We asked if we could donate the clothing but corporate said the tax write-off wasn't worth the trouble. I'm not sure if they've since changed the policy. Awful.

      • kristin

        Ummm…. I was a manager at VS and when stuff didn't sell, even after semi annual, we put it in a box for the next sell. The only merchandise we cut up were returned used bras or damaged bras to prevent people from digging them out of the garbage and returning them again.

        • kristin

          Sorry sale*

    • gs425

      Burning cheaply manufactured crap that sells for thousands is not appalling. What IS appalling is that people buy cheaply manufactured crap for thousands.

      • JJJ

        Why can't both be disgusting?

        • Didyoucatchthat

          *Cue mexican music

    • Gil Redpath

      It's called protecting brand identity and brand value. What makes the bags expensive is their exclusivity. If they allow themselves to flood the market with discount bags, it ultimately devalues the bags that are on the market and the ones they will sell in the future. It also prevents inventory from being sold and there are tax incentives in that regard.

      Not that it's a good practice or a bad practice, but that's the reason why.

      • negative nancy

        They could just make less bags..

        • I don't know

          Or they could deface the bags in some way which would eliminate their value and allow them to give them to different charities or what have you.

    • Harry Longbahls Jr

      Boo Fucking hoo… because LV burns their bags, a starving child in Africa wont get one…shut up…

      • https://www.facebook.com/HavokZX david

        they could've fed a village with that bag

        • SGT_Fati

          I dunno David, leather is pretty hard to cook.

  • adonisallan

    Have you seen this picture that is roaming around lately? http://bit.ly/SykT3A According to #2, the kids are genetically siblings.

    • kristin

      Only complaint with this one is Mary Kate and Asheley are not identical… they are fraternal as one is taller than the other, they came from 2 separate eggs.

      • ThatGuy

        Identical twins often have differences. If they were fraternal their differences would be much more dramatic

        • phuphu

          Not necessarily true to the second part. There were fraternal twins in my high school who seemed identical to anyone who didn't know otherwise, but they weren't. It's rarer, but possible.

          • ThatGuy

            How exactly did they know they were fraternal?

      • ChodeLauncher

        They're both freaky looking and disgustingly skinny anyway.

  • Kyle

    #19 I always wondered why he went there instead of In N Out in Ironman

    • Huzzah

      I kind of think it's funny that Tony Stark then ate a BK burger in "Iron Man."

    • chiver

      because BK paid for it

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9432542 Billy Jaco

      Those are good burgers, Walter

    • Meowmix

      The grammar in this picture gives me a fucking migraine

      • grumpy

        No kidding! Who wrote that Engrish?

    • cudaman

      All them poor fish now addicted to dope.

    • Bmf

      Who the fuck cares enjoy the laughs and stop crying!! You got to much time on your hands if your on more then one site like this

    • David

      BK is a national chain… ask someone on the east coast what in and out is…

  • Rusty Shackleford

    #15 Its all over priced bullshit anyway

    • JohnnyDingo

      My brother has a £400 wash bag. It's A fecking wash bag you put soap in it when going on holiday.
      Thank god we are not Identical Twins

      • Woop

        If you look closely, you'll find that your brother is gay.

        • bigcityreem

          This comment made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt.

          • Jawbone

            Only thug culture buys that shit anyway.

  • Federick

    i learned something today ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Guestman

      Yeah, it's so nice of thechive to take their time to scan reddit's TIL pages, add pics and put them all in one neat package (without giving them any credit).

      • http://twitter.com/McBeastie666 @McBeastie666

        "neat package" is the optimal phrase here…that and "who gives a fuck."

        • Jen

          ive never even been to Reddit…. dont care to either.

  • Dave


    • CanadianMedic

      Hey guys going to jack this first to ask a favor. My wife had surgery today so if you have a moment send some positive vibes our way cheers! KCCO

      • adonisallan


        I hope that's enough. That's a lot of positives I'm sending to you and your wife. KCCO

      • Yeah

        Good luck brother!

      • a-nom

        Keep us informed man! My prayers go out to her

        • CanadianMedic!

          Out of surgery all went as planned and she's doing great thanks guys and gals for the support means a lot!!

  • Nelson

    #24 HA!HA!

    • NebraskaGuy

      I can't not hear that in Nelson's voice!

    • guest

      and Matt has pink milk

  • military chiver.

    #26 also, if you're an American and you go knock up a south Korean you instantly have dual citizenship and are required to serve those 2 years. And you're time in the U.S. military doesn't count.

    • Dr_StrangePants

      They don't do that, Mi-goon.

      For starters it's exceedingly difficult for an officer to give someone orders when they don't speak the same language as him.
      2nd: No Branch of the SK Forces serves 2 years anymore, it's been trimmed to 1 year 9 months…and probably going to get cut to a year and half in few years.
      3rd: The only way that comes anywhere CLOSE to being true is for Korean-Americans who already VOLUNTARILY applied for Dual-citizen Status. Pregnant girlfriend or not.

      I don't know where you're getting your bullshit information. And before you even ask: I wrote a 50 page report on Korean Civilian-military Relations in Grad School.

      • Daith_Lee

        Dr. Stranglepants just lived up to his name and choked the hell out of the previous comment. "military chiver" got owned on a doctorate level…

        • Dr_StrangePants

          well. its actually StraNGe Pants – because my avatar doesn't have any.
          But I shall take your compliment nonetheless good sir!

      • Mr. Tea

        Man, I wrote a 50 page paper on modern government economics and all people do is cover their ears and run away.

      • _DoC_

        I'm a military contractor, been to S. Korea and worked with ROK soldiers. A large portion (and certainly most on joint bases) speak English. I'm willing to bet that most officers do too. Just sayin…

        • Dr_StrangePants

          If they're in KATUSA, then yes. They're the koreans with some of the highest english proficiency the country has to offer. If they're wearing American issued Digital-Camo, They're KATUSA interpreters or possibly career officers.
          But most of my friends who were conscripted were issued the Old school BDU patterns. Some of them could be rather engaging in english if the subject was pop-culture. But try as they might, most of my friends would struggle to explain how to do combat exercises to a foreigner.

          • _DoC_

            I couldn't say, but pretty sure they were wearing Digi's so I'll go with that. My point though was that I doubt the language barrier would prevent someone from any legally mandatory conscription (if that *were* the case).

    • gallowaycreations

      What if you've won an Olympic gold medal for America? Does the gold medal get dual citizenship and exempt you? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • _DoC_

      Is it just me, or is anyone's argument automatically discredited the moment they misuse "your/you're", "there/their/they're" etc.?

      • military chiver

        First of all, damn. But my "bullshit" information came from the orders I got to south Korea. I certainly like your version better. Maybe you should send a copy of your paper and references to the DOD.

        Again.. ouch. Touch of an over reaction.

        • Dr_StrangePants

          If THAT's the case – Your CO just wants you to stay the hell away from Itaewon

          The CO for Camp Humphrey's, Osan Airbase or Camp Casey is probably saying that for the sake of all the new 18-27year-olds who've never been been deployed out of the states. For as sure as they don't know how to say "Left" or "Right" in Korean, they're bound to start some shit after a few rounds of soju and beer.

          • Azn Man

            I'm asian and you white people know more about asian things than i do. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

          • _DoC_

            Eh-em…you mean the CO for Yongsan or Camp Kim wants him to stay away from Itaewon? Humphreys, Osan and CP Casey are no where near Seoul, or Itaewon for that matter.

            But yes, Soju is a dangerous panty dropper. I have a bottle on my fridge ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Sinchang_Steve

              I've met US servicemen from Humphrey's as far down as Cheonan on the weekends.
              And with the Nurilo train even us exchange students in Sinchang (last stop on the dark blue subway line) can make it to to downtown seoul in like 2 hours.
              Lets face it, there's nothing that tops the Expatriot craziness that happens in Itaewon ๐Ÿ˜€
              ….I'd almost like to see a Chive Meet-Up there

              • WayGuGin_Will

                ^ THIS!

                • military chiver

                  Dr. Strange pants, it is the case. I wouldn't have posted something that is apparently so blatantly retarded if I knew any better. But there's one thing I know for sure, those Asians are really good with the sex change operations so I'll be cup checking every "girl" I try to sleep with. But seriously, thankyou for the fact check. Clearly I haven't done the proper homework.

                  • Dr_StrangePants

                    Most Koreans think its inconceivable for one of their own to be a homosexual (textbook ignorance frankly). My gay and lesbian friends usually come out of the closet to their foreign friends first, and gain their confidence from there.
                    Fortunately for you….Its transgenders are in much fewer numbers there then they are in the states. And NOTHING LIKE THAILAND.

              • _DoC_

                Didn't say it was impossible, just that they weren't anywhere near there. By military bus it's 1.5 hrs CP Casey to Yongsan + 10 min cab to Itaewon (2+ hrs by subway). Army has a 1am curfew in Itaewon for service members with patrols so most all bars close at 1am. It's crazy for a few hours, but most service men know to go elsewhere because there are no patrols and they stay out till whenever. That's when the real trouble happens which is why they curfew-ed Itaewon in the first place ๐Ÿ™‚

                Oh, and Humphrey's is a 15min cab, 2hr 15min train, 20min subway trip to Itaewon. Not a fun ride on a weekend just to have to leave at 1am. It's a dirty place w/trash fill streets. Not a good Chive meet.

                • Dr_StrangePants

                  Pity I wouldn't be there anyway.
                  But what about Cheonggyecheong Stream in Seoul? JONGGAK Station. That would make for some nice pictures.

                  And there should still be a "TEXAS BAR " in the vicinity that offers a fine selection of foreign beers.

                  • _DoC_

                    Cheonggyecheong stream is a nice area…I managed to catch the 2010 Lantern Fest. my first trip there. Very nice pics indeed. Didn't go to the Texas Bar but I've heard of it.

                    • Daith_Lee

                      This post just became real educational. I don't know about anyone else but I learned a pretty good amount of info here.

      • Egon

        Linguist here. No. English orthography is retarded.

    • Kim

      My father was an American soldier and my mother is Korean. He met and married her while in Korea. This is a fairly common thing to do. In no way did he get dual citizenship or have to serve in the Korean military. I still live close to a military base and there are quite a few half Koreans where I live. None of their dads served in the Korean military either.

    • cnollz

      Serving in any other country's military as a US citizen, automatically revokes your US citizenship. You of all people should know that if you're actually a military chiver.

      "Although a person's enlistment in the armed forces of a foreign country may not constitute a violation of U.S. law, it could subject him or her to Section 349(a)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act [8 U.S.C. 1481(a)(3)] which provides for loss of U.S. nationality if an American voluntarily and with the intention of relinquishing U.S. citizenship enters or serves in foreign armed forces engaged in hostilities against the United States or serves in the armed forces of any foreign country as a commissioned or non-commissioned officer."

      Source: http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizensh

  • krull

    #15 yet another reason to hate the vapid fashion industry, wasteful cunts.

    • just saying

      they are 'wasting' their own goods that they paid for and hurting no one. who cares what they do with their own product. no one is calling you a cunt for buying something that you will later throw away.

      • IrishWolfhound

        Hurting no one? Their stuff is made in sweatshops for 50 cents and sold for a few grand.

        • jimbob

          simply not true. why do the majority of chivers hate success? Americans should value supply and demand, capitalism, and all that goes along with it. LV isn't my bag (pardon the pun) but I respect them as a company and they aren't criminals, not do the have "sweatshop" workers. ha.

          • I don't know

            So you don't see a problem with wasting resources? The metal and leather and whatever else they use to make their wares comes from someplace and still at the end of the year they just burn it? Wtf is that? It's not about being against sucess, it's about being against wastefulness and stupidity.

    • Daniel Tosh

      "Hey everyone red is the color for this season."


  • Bullshit

    I call bullshit.

  • jim
    • Wet_tosti

      precise coordinates of the Hyperion tree its GPS coordinates are 41 degrees 13 minutes 45.59 seconds n latitude by 124 degrees 0 minutes 25.91 seconds w longitude.

      • Mr. Scientist

        thanks, now I can call myself a scientist.

      • Nilbog

        Sweet, now I can go cut it down!

        • martinisteve

          Makes great siding for your home!

    • Madman

      That photo is a Giant Sequoia, and Hyperion is a Coast Redwood tree. Same Genus, different Species.

    • KyleGamgee

      Sorry. All this made me think of was Borderlands 2.

  • Jjj

    The world is an interesting place isn't it

  • Awww yeah!

    #2 still would

  • adonisallan

    did it answer or did you go straight to voicemail?

    • Craigery

      Neither, as it appears he was dialing his own number.

  • Richard

    #2 They're not identical sisters, but OK.

    • Josh

      Then what are they mother daughter

      • kristin

        or fraternal twins….

        • Sarah

          They claim to be fraternal twins but its next to impossible that that's the case. Fraternal twins are no more genetically related than any other siblings, and could never play the same character on a television show. If people can't tell you apart, you're identical.

          • Bang On

            Downvotes? Come on people. Look at pictures of them as kids. They are not merely sisters that look similar, they are fucking identical.

          • TTT

            It's a simple DNA test to determine it. Costs a few hundred bucks. I'm pretty sure they know.

            My coworkers daughters look exactly the same but aren't identical genetically.

            • OlsenTwinsGeneticist

              This thread is frustrating the hell out of me. Fraternal twins are conceived from separate eggs, and are therefore just siblings born at the same time. The ONLY way for them to be identical is to form from one egg, in which case they will be genetically identical. Fraternal twins may look nearly identical, but not any more so than siblings born at different times.

    • LordofEntropy

      Thank you. They're fraternal twins, not identical. People keep calling them identical to this day.

    • Nottatwin

      My brother and I are 1 year apart but his pic at 5yo and mine at 5 yo and you cant tell who is who (not even my mom when we tested her on it once)
      They Fraternal twins, not Identical

  • Richard

    #9 If only there was a way to find it…

    • LarsfromNorway

      Apple Maps

    • I Got It

      There is… just start cutting down tall trees in california and you know you found it when scientist show up and start shitting bricks.

  • Max

    Was it difficult to directly copy this post from Ebaums World and post it here?

    • Derek's Angels

      but that is the point of this site – it collates stuff from round the internet so we've only got to go to one place. Like a chef going into your supermarket, we can buy the same stuff but they do the shopping, know what to pick up and know how to mix it up to make it so much more tasty than anything we could do, or have the time to attempt.
      Geez – do you think they run around taking all these photos themselves.

      • thejuice

        Perfectly worded.

      • cordialb

        Pwned! + 1

      • Jimmy

        Not a problem if they give source credit… which the Chive never does

        • dibdy

          because ebaums world was the first to every put any of this on the internet….

          • IrishIce

            That YOU know of…..

          • Jimmy

            So you're saying the the Chive should hold to the standards of Ebaums World? One of the worst offenders in displaying others original content with no credit given? Good argument…

        • Becca

          The Chive posts pictures others send them, not so much what they find themselves. Don't get mad at John and them, get mad at all the people finding shit elsewhere and sending them to the chive.

      • Meowmix

        Plus who the hell still goes to Ebaums World?? The last time I was there was probably some time in 2003, after I had finished my daily surfing of Homestar Runner

    • theletterj

      Why all the down votes? It's true. Not only that, but Chive frequently remove credits and watermarks from photos and puts their own. Same thing that happened with FunnyJunk vs theOatmeal.

      Also, they've been known to take pictures of girls and shop "Chive On" or "Chivette" into them, which is lame as shit.

      • Jawbone

        Very true. Most of the women whoring for this site don't even know they're doing it.

  • Cowthang


    The French may be agriculturally sustainable but only because the rest of Europe subsidises their backwards farming techniques and rampant sheep burning (look it up) socialist farmers. Damn collaborating cheese eating surrender monkeys.

    • poot

      Why are subsidies good when given to bio fuel growers or the car industry, but bad when given to clean energy and food producers?

      • Mr. Tea

        For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

        • A BiPolar Guy

          The US has agricultural subsidies. We've put a lot of money into it over the years.

    • None

      If only there was real cheese in your f***ing cheeseburger, that might help you to think like a normal person

    • Dr_StrangePants

      I thought you had something enlightening to say and liked where it was going until I reached the Exact Halfway Point of that paragraph.

    • guest

      You apperently don't know what self-sufficient means.

    • NYCrisis

      Wow just…wow, speechless. No wonder you're the most hated country in the planet when you hear that from some people. Your ignorance has no limit. Signed: The damn collaborating cheese eating surrender monkey.

    • ExariusDom

      Its also false. There are several selfsufficient agricultural countries in europe. Denmark for one.

      But with the free markets, there really is no need to be selfsufficient, its better to specialize in what your soil produces best.

  • Goofball Mchee

    Seriously do they just go onto r/TIL and take the top 25 right off it?

    • black27696

      Yup. I use the chive as a way to catch up on stuff I missed on reddit when I was asleep. Think of the chive like sports center for reddit. Just the highlights.

    • TIL

      Exactly what I was going to say..
      TIL that the chive take every top TIL from reddit in the past 3 weeks and makes them one post. Not a problem at all but they never give credit. Thank you?

    • Craigery

      And reddit doesn't produce original content either.

      • TIL

        Actually they have a link to where they discovered the fact or else it is removed. Moron.

  • ThePatriot

    heres a fact you didnt know; this gallery was straight copied and pasted from ebaumsworld.

    • The_Dood

      Actually, I did know that. Someone said it a few comments ago.
      Here's something you didn't know: We don't care.

    • a-nom

      People still go to that site? Sh*t, the last time I was there, I watched "the end of the world"…in 2001. In short, I could really care less, but enjoy being the d-bag that posts continually on this site under a different name calling the guys out on posting internet material…dumba**

    • http://twitter.com/McBeastie666 @McBeastie666

      you guys need to get together on this…is it Ebaums or Reddit? because the people who give zero fucks about this need to know.

    • 5280Blazin

      Woooooow, amazingly fascinating. Anyway back to not giving a fuck.

  • Vin

    #8 I googled this.

  • poreber alown

    #1 you mean the ‘voice' of the two villains

    • _DoC_

      He could have been in the suit too……..I would have

      • Damien Loki

        A majority of the footage from Power Rangers came from the japanese show "Kyoryusentai Zyuranger", he probably just dubbed the voice

        • Enough

          Shut Up and get in the Costume Nerd!

  • Rohit

    #25 And its sweat also.

    • Well Thats Fantstic

      Hippos sweat pink milk?

      • Erbn

        And tears, don't forget the tears. Hippo's are fantastic mothers, putting a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into their milk.

    • Biggus Diccus

      All milk is 'sweat' , milk glands are modified sweat glands

      • Woop

        Mind blown.

      • ter

        That's a fact. Wonder why it's getting down voted?

  • vandinz

    #13 um, no. The Throne isn't in the Palace, it's in the House of Lords.

    • to lazy to log in

      It doesn't say what throne……After eating all that cheese,could have been the other throne. o.0

      • Dr_StrangePants

        Zing, Sir!

    • dnsbubba

      The Queen has nine royal thrones, in various locations.

    • Sadface

      Michael Fagan (born 1951) was an intruder who broke into Buckingham Palace in Central London and entered the Queen's bedchamber in the early hours of 9 July 1982. The unemployed father of four children managed to evade electronic alarms as well as both palace and police guards.[1][2][3]


  • adonisallan

    #9 If you really want to find it, go to Redwood National and State Park in Northern California while in a helicopter. I'm sure it will be sticking out like a sore thumb. Dwarfing the other trees around it.

    • Lucky ducker

      i think i read somewhere that it is only 20-30 feet taller than the trees surrounding it and that it grows from the bottom of a gully on a hillside, thereby making that extra height on the bottom- so to speak. this makes it harder to pick out.

      • Just sayin'

        Not sure what the Giant Sequoia shown in the picture has to do with any of this….

        • _DoC_

          Maybe because they couldn't find the actual tree?

      • DDD

        Sounds like a MAN is in charge of that measurement…… Men always find a way to find extra length on the bottom…

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