A Fact is a thing that is indisputably the case and is typically proven through evidence. If science, logic, and citation can prove something is true, then it gets labeled fact. If one or more parts of a statement are false, then it should be categorized a myth (all half-truths are myths). Some truth has grey areas, others like “Lincoln was a Republican” are a matter of record. You’ll find both types below, and when we use philosophical arguments that employ logic and reason, it will be noted.

Below is a list of factoids we have rated as “facts”. If you think you can prove any of the facts below to not be true, please let us know in the comments. All input will be considered. See our list of myths hereLearn more about what is a fact?


The Statue of Liberty is a Lighthouse Fact

The Statue of Liberty is technically lighthouse, and was even at one point even under the operation of the Lighthouse Board. However, it never properly functioned as a lighthouse.

The Equal Rights Amendment Was Never Ratified Fact

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has yet to be ratified despite being introduced in 1923 and passed by Congress on March 22, 1972. In order to become a constitutional amendment only one more state needs to ratify the ERA.

We See Everything Upside Down Fact

The lens of the eye casts an upside down imagine onto our retina and then our brains take these two upside down images at slightly different perspectives (one per eye) and creates a single right-side up image.

Opioids are Addictive Fact

Opioids and opioid-based drugs are great for treating pain, but they are also all physically and mentally addictive. Every opioid-based drug from a low does of Hydrocodone to Heroin is a narcotic that can lead to opioid addiction.

Baby Corn is a Type of Corn Fact

Baby corn is immature corn that has been harvested early. Baby corn can be eaten whole, cob and all, unlike mature corn which develops a cob that is too tough for humans to eat.

Starfish Can Regrow Missing Limbs Fact

Some species of starfish can regrow missing limbs, and a few species can actually regrow a whole new “disk” (the center party of their body) from a limb!