15 Tweets From “Fact” Accounts That Lied To You


If you’ve spent any time on Twitter at all, you’re probably familiar with the “Fact Account” phenomenon. These accounts post hundreds of astonishing facts a week, and collectively amass millions and millions of followers in the process.

How do they do it? By lying, of course. While many of their tweets are factual, an alarming chunk are misleading, and some are just plain, unadulterated bullshit. When you can ignore the insignificant things, like sources or any shred of journalistic integrity, it turns out you can say whatever the hell you want. Here are some of the lies from the past few days. Keep digging in these accounts and you’re bound to find more.

Not according to the National Sleep Foundation, but what do they know, right?

Complete urban legend. Science has no idea if animals find pleasure in sex.  

Only cigarettes in Egypt, actually. Ambergris trade is illegal in the USA.  

Not in Antarctica or Australia.  

No it doesn’t.  

You can still cry, the tears just don’t fall.  

There is no proof that Hemingway wrote this.  

LeBeouf admitted himself that it translates to “Shit the Beef”  

Only if every penny you got was made before 1982.  

It’s not that special: scratched, scrounged, scrunched, and stretched are just as long.  

This makes so little sense I’m not even sure how to refute it.  

This “fact” was completely made up for an old chain email.  

Shoe sizes didn’t exist in America until 1880.    

Only some beers use “fish bladder gelatin.” Watch out next time you have a Guinness.

A few rats enjoyed Oreos just as much as cocaine. “Scientifically proven” is a stretch.


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Joe Nullet

Joe is the VP of Branding & Marketing for Grandex Inc and co-host of the Dudes Doing Business Podcast. He prides himself on his abundance of LinkedIn Powerpoint Endorsements.

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