19 Astonishing Facts That Seem Fake at First Glance

Jupiter and Saturn have diamond rains.

These two gas giants have real skies of diamonds. Scientists say the pressure inside the giant planets can easily turn carbon into diamonds.

First, lightning transforms methane into carbon, which hardens as it falls down, turning into chunks of graphite after 1,600 km and then into diamonds after an additional 6,000 km.

Sources: bbc, extremetech

There are more than 1.6M ants per person on Earth.

Myrmecologists worldwide made an estimate that there are 1-10 quadrillion ants living on Earth now. That means there are more than 1 million of these insects for each human, and their total mass is about the same as that of mankind.

Sources: bbc, info

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