9 facts that are technically true but very misleading

Reddit users have been discussing things that are technically true, but terribly misleading.

Take a look at some of these facts and see if you can get your head around them.

1. Crime pays

“If you commit a horrible crime, the government will give you free food and accommodation, sometimes for the rest of your life.” – koalameat

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2. Papal twins

“Vatican city technically has a pope density of about 2 popes per km squared.” – niennaarcturus

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3. This undiscovered wrestling talent

“I am undefeated in professional wrestling.” – Anonymous822

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4. Water babies

“If a human baby is born underwater, it can live its entire lifetime submerged, without ever surfacing for air.” – Scrappy_Larue

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5. Tube

“On average a person has approximately one fallopian tube” – 3BallJosh

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6. The healing power of the Walkman

“Smallpox was eradicated within a year of the release of the original Sony Walkman.” – GhostoftheWolfswood

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7. The deadliest substance

“Every single person who drank water in the 1800s died.” – VictorBlimpmuscle

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8. Person of the year

“I was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006.” – Reddit-Loves-Me

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And so were you – look it up…

9. Think about it

“There are more planets inhabited by robots in the solar system than planets populated by people.” – Indigobeef

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