‘What’s a widely-known fact that blows the mind of people who don’t know it?’ 23 favourites

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John Plunkett. Updated February 10th, 2021

Here’s a rather lovely thing that was started by historian, author and presenter Greg Jenner over on Twitter.

It all began when that side-by-side comparison of two Disney films you might have seen went viral because so many people didn’t know about it.

Greg thought more people would have known about it already …

… and it got him thinking.

So he asked this.

And we’re glad he did because it prompted lots of people to get in touch with facts that were almost all entirely mind-blowing.

How many of them qualify as also ‘widely known’, well, you be the judge. But it makes for a very interesting thread …

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