Facts We Think You Will Find Very Interesting

I sound like a broken record, but we think it’s really important to keep showering you with quality facts because you always need to keep learning!

You shouldn’t stop being curious about the world after high school, or after college, or after age 40. I know people who are in their 70s who love to read about new subjects because they know how rewarding it is to be a lifelong learner.

So in the spirit of always learning, here are 10 facts that we think you will find incredibly interesting.

Enjoy!

1. Remember Total Recall?

That does not sound like fun…

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2. Stop tailgating!

Drives me insane.

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3. Loudest sound of all time.

And here I thought it was my mother-in-law’s voice! Hey o!

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4. This is so weird.

And also fascinating!

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5. The flu shell.

Ugh. I’m sick of all viruses…

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6. Very interesting…

What do you think?

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7. That is wild!

Isn’t nature just great?

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8. A fungus among us.

That is ENORMOUS. Wow!

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9. Take a look at your Chuck Taylors.

I didn’t know that!

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10. I love this!

Cheech and Chong for President and Vice President! Think it might happen…?

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Now we’d like to hear from you!

In the comments, please tell us about something really interesting that you’ve learned recently.

Share a link, a photo, or just tell us about it.

Thanks in advance!

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Enjoy These Quality Facts That May Teach You Something

Surprises are great!

And our amazing fact sets are always full of them, so be sure to read through a bunch of other ones that we have on our site.

Are you ready to learn some new facts that we’re pretty sure you didn’t know before?

Let’s take a look!

1. They will really wear you down.

Lay off of those things!

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2. Makes sense to me!

To heck with the cold weather.

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3. Get it on!

And make it good! It’ll be beneficial for everyone involved!

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4. Does this sound familiar?

I feel like I’m here this a lot lately…

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5. No proof…yet…

But maybe someday…

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6. That’s pretty crazy.

Here’s to new discoveries!

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7. At greater risk.

They go hand in hand.

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8. Casualties of war.

Sounds like a terrible way to die.

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9. This is awesome!

These folks were real badasses.

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10. Suffering from OCD.

What a strange life he had.

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Some great facts in there, no doubt about it!

Now we want to hear from you.

In the comments, please share something interesting that has surprised you lately.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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These People Can Make “Leather” Out of Cactus Leaves to Help Save the Environment

If scientists all over the world are to be believed, the environment is tanking in a hurry. The bad news is that the majority of international leadership doesn’t seem to be able to hear the alarm bells, but the good news is there are citizens everywhere are stepping up in myriad ways to solve different sets of problems.

One of many issues that’s leading to trouble with our planet is the stress that so many herd cattle put on our resources, and the amounts of methane their poop releases into the atmosphere. Those are just two of the reasons vegans prefer not to eat beef or buy things – like leather – that are also by-products of raising cattle for slaughter.

Two entrepreneurs from Mexico, Adrián López Velarde and his friend, Marte Cázarez, came together from separate industries to solve the problem of leather production…with cacti.

The friends left their jobs in fashion and furniture automotive to dedicate a few years to come up with the idea and the process for transforming cacti into usable vegan leather. It took two whole years before they came out with something they felt was marketable in 2019.

Cacti are a good choice because they don’t put much strain on the environment – they don’t require much water to grow and can thrive in a wide range of temperatures. They’re also very prevalent in Mexico, where the two live.

They call their vegan leather “Desserto,” and it’s the first environmentally friendly organic material made from the Nopal cactus. It’s highly sustainable and doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals, comes in a wide variety of colors, thicknesses, textures, and honestly looks and feels like the real thing.

The cactus “leather” is made by cutting mature leaves from the plants before cleaning, mashing, and drying them under the sun for three days. Then the material is processed into their patented (and secret!) formula.

Anything that’s normally made from cow leather can be made from Desserto. It’s elastic, breathable, highly customizable, and honestly, I don’t see one single reason this can’t take the place of cow’s leather completely in the future.

If you’ve got an idea on how to help save the environment, one issue at a time, follow in Adrián and Marte’s footsteps, will you?

Because it’s looking more and more like the citizens of the world are going to have to save the planet ourselves.

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Great Facts That We Think Will Impress You

It takes a lot to impress people with all the information we’re bombarded with on a daily basis.

But our fact sets have gained a reputation as solid, interesting, and dependable because we do our best to cultivate the most interesting things out there.

We love to give you the good stuff!

And here’s another set of facts that we’re confident will impress you mightily.

Enjoy these 10 facts and feel free to share them with your family and friends!

1. That’s why they’re called that?

Did you know that?

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2. Join the club, Mr. Jefferson.

So many people have this fear.

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3. Meteor town.

This is really cool.

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4. Never been one case.

Light it up and puff, puff, pass!

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5. This makes sense.

Does this fact describe YOU?

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6. Flatter than a pancake.

It’s true! Here’s the proof!

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7. A total accident.

Thankful for this mistake.

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8. They were this close.

Imagine what the world would be like.

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9. Ancient warnings.

Going back centuries.

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10. Another reason to like them!

They really are great dogs!

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Color me impressed!

Okay, now we want to hear from all the readers out there.

In the comments, please share something that you’ve seen or learned lately that has impressed you.

It could be a fact, an article, a story, etc.

Thanks in advance!

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People Admit Propaganda They Used to Buy Into, but Later Realized Was BS

These days, a lot of people live in complete echo chambers and they never hear any dissenting opinions or information AT ALL.

And sometimes those echo chambers are filled with misinformation, lies, fake news, and absolute BULLSHIT.

But that’s how propaganda works.

And that’s just the world we live in right now.

Let’s hear from some AskReddit users who talk about how they used to buy into certain propaganda only to later learn that it was total BS.

1. YOU’RE the idiot.

“When I was a teenager I thought that everyone over 30 is old and doesn’t understand me.

I was a fucking idiot.

It’s something in the brain chemistry but to the teenager, life experience is irrelevant because that life took place before I was born and therefore is now out of date and not in the slightest but applicable to me.”

2. Pretty rare, actually.

“That most people achieve success in their lives during their 20’s. This is bullshit in the grander scheme of things. Lots of super talented people end up becoming successful in their late 30’s, 40’s, and even 50’s.

The same goes for the concept of “If you want to get good at something, you have to start super young..” Which does SOMETIMES work. But a lot of people can actually get good at a skill in older ages.

You can learn the Piano in your 30’s, and get really good at it. But you’re not going to be doing concerts or anything. But it doesn’t mean that you’re not good/great/exceptional at it.”

3. Not true!

“That carrots give you exceptional night vision.

I later found out that that particular belief became widely accepted due to a British propaganda campaign from world war II designed to hide the invention of radar from the Germans. They claimed that the reason their air force pilots were so effective at night was due to them being fed carrots to increase their night vision. It was so effective that people still tout that particular benefit of carrots years after the war ended.

Edit, a couple corrections: While carrots are rich in vitamin a which helps prevent your eyesight from deteriorating, they still do not give superhuman vision like the propaganda claimed. The myth isn’t that they are good for your eyesight. It is an exaggeration of how effective they actually are.

Also I was incorrect when I said that the British were trying to cover up the invention of radar. They were in actuality trying to cover up an an advancement in radar technology that they didn’t want the Germans finding out about.”

4. Cult life.

“I was born into the cult of jehovahs witnesses. I left at 25 when I found out the leaders were covering up child abuse and then instead of changing their rules to protect victims they enforced their archaic rules and then told elders to burn and delete any evidence relating to past cases.

Sick bastards, but Ofc I get shunned and disowned and called a worker of Satan, an agent of the devil, a spiritual warrior committing acts of warfare against god sent to dissuade gods chosen people from the one true god….(who’s chosen peoples leaders cover up child abuse. ) when all I did was try to show my friends and family the multitude of court cases against them

Least I got a badass title.”

5. Accept it.

“Trivial but I bought into the lie that the more you cut hair, the more it grows. I’ve been shaving my beard for years hoping to get a nice thick bush to no avail.

I just have to accept that nature played me and deal with my patchy face hair.”

6. Imagine that! Reading!

“Anti-vax. At one point I was completely sold on the whole “how can you inject infants with dangerous chemicals” thing.

Then I read up on the actual science and realised how uninformed I was.”

7. GMOs.

“GMOs are dangerous for your health.

Not only is the idea that they’re bad bullshit, the global food supply would be more expensive, less plentiful, and poor parts of the world would experience more frequent, prolonged shortages of crucial items if it weren’t for GMOs.”

8. Not for everyone.

“That the only way to achieve success in life is to study hard, get top grades, and go to university and study something like law or medicine.

Plenty of people I know have achieved success and happiness without top university education. I also believed the idea that the career you study for is for life.”

9. Conspiracy theory.

“I totally bought into that ridiculous Denver airport conspiracy for a few months after a friend showed me it in high school.”

10. Going on a mission.

“Mission trips are for helping others…. really it’s just a huge ego boost for many people who want to exploit people’s needs to feel better about themselves.

Plus the whole part where it might actually be more harmful than helpful…”

11. Chiropractors.

“I had always thought chiropractors were bullshit, but what confirmed it for me was when one day after hurting my back a friend recommended I try it and I thought “meh I guess it’s worth checking out at least.”

So I called but forgot it was a Sunday and they were closed, but I left my name and number saying I was interested in making an appointment. While I was at work the next day and couldn’t answer, the chiropractor left me about 7 or 8 voicemails, each one sounding like one of those gym sales people trying to get you to join.

After that I was like yeah no legit healthcare place would be trying to sell me this hard on making an appointment offering this discount or the other just to get me in the door.”

12. Just say no!

“The anti drug campaigns we all had to listen to as a kid.

The cop that came to my school to give our anti drug talks ended up drinking himself to death at 51.

Guess no one told him alcohol was more dangerous than what he was telling us not to take.”

13. Total fiasco.

“Iraq had WMDs.

I believed it well before Bush came into office. I would read in the paper how even during the Clinton era that Saddam would block actively block weapon inspectors. To me, that sounded like he was hiding something. I still believed it months after the invasion.

Then the truth started coming out, ‘Curveball’ was some taxi driver that made shit up, Cheney outed a CIA agent because she found out that Iraq wasn’t going for nuclear material and it went against their narrative. It would be one thing if they have bad intel, but this was intentionally falsified intel to justify their war.”

14. Too bad a lot of people still believe this shit.

“I used to be big into conspiracy. Alex Jones was right, Clinton’s are actually alien lizard people, and all sorts of crazy stuff.

I even believed Obama was a secret agent Muslim going to install martial law and kill all non muslims. It got to the point I was even considering grabbing guns, I even thought about if I attacked a mosque that I could help stop the Muslim takeover.

It took so long to get my mind straight. It’s a slippery slope, and it’s not something I want anyone to go down on.”

15. Not getting laid.

“I bought into the abstinence-until-marriage crap in middle school, when they made you sign all the fancy pamphlets about why it’s the right thing to do. Really felt it would stop my fellow classmates from having sex until marriage.

My belief in that fell apart in high school. A teammate on my football team would tell stories in the pregame time for JV games about how he had banged some girl the other week. I can still remember 3 specific stories, one of which was how he had sex while wearing a ziplock baggie instead of a condom.”

16. Politics as usual.

“Everyone on my political spectrum are all good and everyone on the other side are terrible people who have absolutely nothing to offer in a discussion and no valid opinions”

In middle school, they made us take political party quizzes to see what we would vote. It became this whole us vs them atmosphere. This only became worse when my parents would be talking about the other side like they were all idiots.

I firmly believed growing up that anyone opposite to me on the political spectrum are evil, dumb people and any points that may align with them are bad. I believed you had to be all or nothing. I was very closed minded.”

Very interesting perspectives in there, that’s for sure.

How about you?

Did you previously believe wholeheartedly in things that you later realized were not true or even total BS?

If so, please share your stories with us in the comments.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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People Offer Theories About How They Believe Humans Will Become Extinct

It’s very unpleasant to think about death, extinction, or the world coming to an end, but I will say that it definitely makes for some good conversation.

Will it be a nuclear war? A plague? An asteroid that hits Earth and wipes us all out?

It could be any number of things…

Here’s what people on AskReddit had to say…

1. A scary thought.

“I have a feeling we’re eventually headed towards nuclear fallout or chemical destruction.

I believe it is inevitably China Vs the United States (and allies like Australia).

I also believe Putin is sitting back with the popcorn at the moment.”

2. Sickness spreads…

“I think it will be a pandemic, much like we are having now, only more lethal.

I’ve heard several people say that COVID isn’t the big one, but it’s going to expose how unprepared the world is for the big one.”

3. Poetic justice.

“Because the majority of the population choose to believe oil CEOs with everything to lose instead of scientists with no reason to lie.

Pretty fitting way to go honestly, I hope the climate change deniers keep on denying it up til the very end, that’d be poetic justice for humanity.”

4. Inching closer to it.

“Depletion of resources, destruction of the environment, and the wars that will result from those things.

I don’t think humanity will ever get to a sci-fi future where we’re exploring the stars and colonizing other planets. The resources on this planet are very finite and they will not last thousands of years at the rate we’re using them. Even 10,000 years is less than a blink of an eye on a cosmic scale.

I think the next 100, maybe 200 years are going to be the peak for our civilization. As the critical resources necessary for technological advancements dry up and environmental destruction creates refugees/migration/starvation on a global scale, we’ll basically destroy ourselves in the resulting wars.

We might not actually go extinct until many millennia after that, but civilization as we know it will be over.”

5. All kinds of calamities.

“Absolutely we will go extinct.

Rising temperatures will eventually push many places around the earth to be uninhabitable. Combine that with the decreased ability to grow grains at scale needed to sustain the over-bloated human population, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Eventually large wars will break out over the very scarce resources that the earth is able to provide.

It’s called loss of habitat due to resource exhaustion. Many species experience it and it leads to their extinction, and humans are just another species.”

6. Poisoning ourselves.

“Pollution.

Especially the hormone disruptive ones. They won’t kill us instantly, but each generation will be more affected by them than the last, making it harder and harder to reproduce.

Might not happen this century or even the next few centuries, as there’s still plenty of people to reproduce, even at a lower rate. But it’s already affecting people , and the problem will worsen generation by generation.”

7. A simple act.

“Through some act of stupidity in all honesty.

With all the dangerous diseases and viruses various governments all over the world are experimenting with at any given moment, all it takes is one screw up to have some catastrophic results

And the current pandemic has shown that the general population is either unable or unwilling to respond to a disease or virus of significance.”

8. The crazies.

“Most likely nuclear war or some other form of military action.

Mutual assured destruction only applies to people who are afraid to die.

Once the crazies figure out how to build something extremely destructive, they will set of a chain of events that can’t be undone.”

9. Stupidity.

“Our own stupidity (in America anyway).

Too many think covid-19 is a hoax by (all?) The government(s) to remove our freedoms….the whole world is going through this, idiots, not just one country.

America’s President didn’t get with all the leaders of the world and convince them to shut down absolutely everything worldwide just to take American freedoms.

But yes, some of our rights are being trodden on, I’m not saying its not happening, but it’s a side effect, not the cause.”

10. Hell hole.

“Overpopulation, honestly.

The insane amount of people will outnumber the amount of food the earth can produce and it will become a hell hole.”

11. Keep an eye on it.

“Let’s watch out for South Korea.

They made a study and it says Korean people will be extinct in 300 years because newer generations ditch marriage and having a family.”

12. Scary scenarios.

“We will either kill ourselves in war or burn out the Earth’s resources and cause such heavy global warming and pollution that life at our level cannot physically survive anymore.

Slowly, people will be unable to successfully raise children until we all filter out.”

13. Could happen…

“Unpopular opinion: I don’t think it‘s gonna be our fault.

More something like a comet hitting us, the sun exploding or something like that.”

14. Uh oh…

“Genetic manipulation will become popular in the future and we accidentally or purposefully create a new species that is better than humans.

I expect it will be a human that makes the modification to themselves to create the new species.”

15. The end of days.

“It will probably not be war because we are to smart for that so maybe something from space like a huge meteor or the sun turning into a red giant if we are still on this planet in the next billions of years.”

Well, that was certainly uplifting!

How about you?

In the comments, tell us how you think human beings will become extinct.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Enjoy Music-Themed Films With These Special Codes on Netflix

In regard to these films, we’re not talking about “musicals” per se, but movies that are music-related or musically-themed. Like documentaries and concert films, with some movies that could be considered musicals such as Mary Poppins Returns.

Are you ready to sing your little heart out?!?!

To access each of these individual categories, sign into Netflix and replace the “xxx” in this web address (www.netflix.com/browse/genre/xxx) with the corresponding code number below OR just click directly on the links we provided.

Or you can just tap into the overall Music category to see all of them together by clicking HERE if you’d prefer.

Let’s see what these categories have to offer!

1. Kids Music (52843)

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This is the category where you’ll find such films definitely have some musical aspects in them.

Examples include the aforementioned Mary Poppins Returns, the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

2. Country & Western/Folk (1105)

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Do you love classic American music such as Country Western and folk?

If so, you’ll want to explore this category on Netflix to watch such movies as Rolling Thunder Revue, Echo in the Canyon, and Sturgill Simpson Presents Sound and Fury.

3. Latin Music (10741)

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If Latin music is more your bag, Netflix has a good selection of films that will make you happy.

Using this code, you can view such titles as Los Tigres Del Norte at Folsom Prison, The Queen of Flow, and many others.

4. World Music Concerts (2856)

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This is a really cool category that allows you to watch all kinds of great films that explore world music.

Tap into this code to watch films like Reincarnated, Abdo Mota, and Camarón Revolution.

I think that will fill you up with all your music needs, don’t you?

Do you have any other music-related films to recommend to us?

If so, please share them with us in the comments!

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Watch Plenty of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films When You Use These Special Codes From Netflix

I’ve never been the biggest science fiction or fantasy fan in my life, but I’ve become way more interested in it during the past few years.

Maybe it’s because it seems like we’re headed toward a dystopian nightmare as a species!

Good times!

Do you want to watch a whole lot of quality sci-fi and fantasy movies? Well, you’re in luck, because Netflix has a bunch of secret codes you can use to access sub-genres of these types of films.

To access each of these individual categories, sign into Netflix and replace the “xxx” in this web address (www.netflix.com/browse/genre/xxx) with the corresponding code number below OR just click directly on the links we provided.

Let’s take a look at the different genres you can explore

1. Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy (1568)

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This sub-genre seems to be very, very popular these days.

When you tap into this page using the code on Netflix, you can watch such flicks as Snowpiercer, Minority Report, and Cloverfield.

2. Alien Sci-Fi (3327)

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You can never get enough of alien movies, am I right?

Of course, I am!

Utilize this secret code and enjoy such alien movies as District 9, The Signal, and many others.

3. Fantasy Movies (9744)

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Is fantasy more your speed? If so, you’re in luck.

Type in that secret Netflix code and you can watch such mind-bending flicks as Pan’s Labyrinth, Underworld, The Last Airbender, and others.

4. Sci-Fi Adventure (6926)

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I have a feeling a lot of you are going to like the offerings in this genre.

Open up this category and you can view such films as Avengers: Infinity War, all three Back to the Future films, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

5. Sci-Fi Dramas (3916)

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Let’s get weird AND dramatic, shall we?

With the Sci-Fi Drama code, you can enjoy titles like Bird Box, Moon (a great movie, in my personal opinion), and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

6. Sci-Fi Horror Movies (1694)

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Let’s get really creepy, okay?

When you combine science fiction and horror, you know it’s gonna be a scare-fest.

When you tap into this code, you can watch such disturbing movies as Apollo 18, Tremors, and Cloverfield.

7. Sci-Fi Thrillers (11014)

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When you use this secret code on Netflix, you get to watch movies that are a great combination of science fiction and thrillers.

Watch such movies as In the Shadow of the Moon, The Endless, Transcendence, and How It Ends.

There’s a lot of great stuff in there to watch when you’re stuck at home!

Now we want to hear from you!

In the comments, share some of your favorite science fiction and fantasy movies that you think we should check out.

Please and thank you!

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Internet Trolls Share the Biggest Sh*t Storms They’ve Caused Online

Online trolls are everywhere. At this point, they’re just a part of the fabric of social media and they’re not going anywhere.

And they get a big feather in their caps when they start fights and arguments online that spiral out of control.

Seriously, this is what some people do for fun…

Trolls opened up on AskReddit and talked about the biggest shit shows they created online.

1. That’s actually pretty funny.

“I got into an argument with some guy on an Australian friend’s Facebook status (I do not live in Australia). It escalated and he ended up private messaging me, saying he’d beat me up and so forth.

I looked at his profile to see where he lived and worked, and looked on Google Maps to find a supermarket or something in that area. Told him to meet me there and settle it like a man.

About 20 minutes later he starts asking where I am and cussing me out for being a pussy and not showing up. I’m sitting in bed (it was like 10 pm my time) in an entirely different country laughing my ass off”

2. Cheap Potions.

“Back in my WoW raiding days I was in a guild with weekly donation requirements for raw materials used in potions/food. The guild would then hand all of us consumables on raid night.

The idea was to prevent people from being cheap on raid night by making sure people actually used them. The problem was that the potions we received most of the time were the cheap ones.

I figured they were selling the materials for gold and then selling the gold for money. So I logged into my brothers account and sent the GM a message about buying some gold from him. He sent me his Skype info and I took screenshots of the whole discussion.

I dropped the bombshell during raid night in Ventrilo with the screenshots and 50+ people in attendance. People were LIVID and you just saw “so and so has left the guild” as well as 30+ minutes of the GM and his wife being berated.

The GMs wife yelled at me in Ventrilo and I said “that’s what you get, you cheap potion having ass”. We made a new guild called “Cheap Potions”.”

3. Causing trouble.

“When I was in middle school, I made a fake facebook account of a pregnant teenager. I added a ton of people who went to this one random ass high school in Indiana (I’m nowhere near Indiana) and ended up with maybe 400 friends from there. People kind of just assumed that I was from their area.

I posted regular updates (headless belly pics I found on the internet) and would make statuses about the progress of my pregnancy. I even posted a baby picture at the end of all of it and got soooooo many comments congratulating me. Even the high school gym teacher commented saying she couldn’t wait to meet my little one.

But this is the sauciest thing that happened from all that…. This one guy who had a girlfriend messaged me that he’d never been with a pregnant chick before, wink wink, and so I forwarded that message to his other half. She broke up with him.

A real-life couple that was together for one year broke up because of a bored 13-year-old more than 700 miles away lol.”

4. Fighting penguins.

“When I was an edgy little 14 year old I’d put my dad’s laptop beside the family computer, log into different Club Penguin accounts on each one, and have my two penguins stand on opposite sides of a room having an argument with each other. Gradually, other penguins would join in.

Eventually I could leave the room, play some games, and come back to find the argument still in full swing without either instigating penguin.

This was especially entertaining during the 2008 presidential election.”

5. Fake spoilers.

“Before Star Wars Episode III came out, I posted some BS “spoilers” on TheForce.net message boards. I found some German magazine site online article about the movie, linked to it, and made claims about battle scenes on Kashyyyk, a scene with Chewie delivering babies, etc.

I got on IMDB and looked up the name of some production director for Episode II and said he was the guy who provided the magazine with the info, as well as Peter Mayhew himself.

I guess nobody on that site actually read German, so everyone just believed my BS.

Well it got so much attention that it got posted on the sites’ home page, and then got referenced on other Star Wars sites. Then, in some interview with Rick Macullum (EW I think), they asked him about the rumors and he got really confused and defensive.”

6. It doesn’t take much.

“I once commented on a neighborhood facebook page on which someone named “Jose” was flexing his salary and pickup truck. All I said was, “No way Jose” and it collapsed into racists death threats that got 25 users banned, the group admin quit and the cops called.

Thats a lame joke for such good results.”

7. Started a war.

“Back when I was around 12 years and roblox wasn’t that big. So I was in this Germany nation group (basically a robloxian group where you can role play as being a citizen of Germany) which had like 10k members.

I had a pretty high rank in the group. There was tensions between Germany and another Italian group but things were settling down.

I eventually decide to go to the Italian’s place and begin killing everyone.

I started a full scale war which lasted for around 2 months.

Would do it again.”

8. Try to keep up with this one.

“A few years back I came across a UFO/alien abductee survivors forum whilst at work. A couple of co-workers and I had a good laugh at some of the stories and blurry photos of frizbees believing it was all BS. Later that evening I decided to set up a troll account.

I made up a story about mystery UFOs flying over my home town and posted it in the forum. I decided to play the long haul game and spread it over a few days, then drop the act and reveal the hoax.

The next day at work props were made and the following evening blurry out of prospective photos were taken. I worked at a small brewery at the time and brewery equipment can make some rather convincing sci-fi props.

It was then decided (at thus point it grew into a team effort) that some fake social media accounts needed to be made for even further “proof”. Wikipedia pages were made, threads on random boards like mums-net were made, and photos galore were posted.

People starting joining in the fake accounts. People we didn’t know started “seeing” these imaginary UFOs. The lie suddenly just took off.

Then a local news website caught wind and posted an article which escalated the hoax to the next level. We had bona fide proof!

After around 10 days I was ready to drop the bombshell on the original community. The problem was they didn’t believe me! Apparently I had been “gotten to” by some MiB types, or had been “re-programmed” following an abduction, or some other equally ridiculous conspiracy.

The joke had gone full circle. No matter what proof I posted that I had made the whole thing up, I was seen as the idiot who didn’t believe the truth. The photos I had saved of the actual props in real perspective were passed off as fake, the fake social media accounts were seen as suddenly hacked, it was crazy.

I could do nothing but walk away. I learnt a good lesson though – don’t try and troll the truly insane people.”

9. Sounds kind of legit.

“I made a website called twotowersprotest.org which protested the movie the two towers saying that it was disrespectful to the victims of the twin towers collapse.

That generated 1 million views and thousands of angry emails as well as interview requests from many reputable news outlets. It’s amazing how gullible people on the internet are.”

10. All fired up.

“One time my friend and I posted a lengthy post on The Walking Dead subreddit about how Judith doesn’t contribute to the group and doesn’t deserve to survive if  she doesn’t help more.

For anyone who doesn’t watch, Judith is an infant and was born during the zombie apocalypse. People were PISSED and stating the obvious again and again like…WTF IT’S A BABY SHE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO WORK SHE’S AN INFANT.

I’m still cackling.”

11. Got everyone fighting.

“Not me, but one of my (American) friends is a world class troll. He told me he went onto a Youtube video relating to an election in Alabama a few years back and commented something like “Americans! This is not your country! Stay out of Albanian politics!”

Then went to sleep. He said he had 500+ notifications, mostly people saying “fuck you, you commie” but also plenty of people saying “hey leave him alone- he made a mistake! English isn’t his first language!” Then those people started arguing with each other and so on.”

12. People got arrested.

“When I was in college I invited my entire friends list to a party that randomly showed up on my news feed a mutual friend was going to. I also said to bring friends!

Apparently a horde of like 30 dudes rolled in and started drinking all the beer and the host flipped out when he realized he knew like no one at the party at his house.

Apparently they tried to throw out my Facebook friend horde and they in turn threw him out of his own party. Dude then called the cops and like 7 people got arrested.”

13. A divisive subject.

“I questioned whether or not The Wizard of Oz was a musical and someone created an entire subreddit to discuss it (and make fun of me).”

Jeez…that’s why I don’t engage with trolls EVER.

I don’t even want any part of it.

Have you ever had a bad experience with a troll online?

Heck, maybe YOU were the troll?

Tell us all about it in the comments, please!

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