We come across crazy facts on the internet every single day. Now just when you thought that you’d seen it all, we found these 18 facts that are true, but sound more like total BS! Get ready to have your mind blown…
18. Till date, wasps have brought down 2 commercial airline flights, killing over 200 people.
Mud Dauber are a species of wasps that build their nests from mud. On September 12, 1980, the Florida Sommuter Airlines Flight 65 crashed, killing all 34 passengers and the crew. This was due to a malfunctioning air speed indicator, ruined by mud dauber nests that were not cleared from the aircraft’s pilot tubes.
On February 6, 1996, Birgenair Flight 301 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean after a mud dauber built a nest inside the pitot tube. All 13 crew members and 176 passengers died.
17. A Chinese monk’s devotion has literally left a mark on a temple in the monastery town of Tongren. After kneeling in prayer a 1000 times each day for the last 20 years, the ageing monk’s footprints are now etched upon the temple’s wooden flooring.
16. There is a tree named Pando that is technically an entire forest!
A colony of 4700 aspen share the same root system. Pando translates to ‘I spread’ and the tree/forest is popularly called The Trembling Giant.