19 Astonishing Facts That Seem Fake at First Glance

There are more artificial flamingos in the world than there are live ones.

The flamingo is a rare bird, but it’s so beautiful that many people would like to see it in their backyard. That’s why there are several times more artificial flamingos worldwide than there are live ones: the latter are counted at 2-3 million, while the number of their plastic counterparts reaches almost 1 billion.

Source: tandfonline, wikipedia

The strawberry is not a berry.

As a matter of fact, the “berry” of the strawberry isn’t at all its fruit. It’s just an overgrown receptacle that carries the true fruit on it — that’s right, the green and white seeds. You’ll probably need some time to get used to this.

Sources: huffingtonpost, eol, ncbi

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