There are many things in our amazing world that seem fictional despite a strong evidence base. Bright Side has selected some of these facts for you. Remember a couple of them to impress your friends with your erudition on a Friday night.
At the end of the article, there is a bonus riddle. Please tell us your answer in the comments.
15. Viagra was originally tested for heart problems.
However, an unusual side effect was reported, which led to Viagra being one of the most prescribed drugs in the world.
Viagra’s modern use was discovered by accident. Initially, scientists were looking for a remedy that would relax blood vessels.
14. 9 out of 10 people suffer from phantom vibration syndrome.
Phantom vibration syndrome is a condition in which a person feels (more often under stress) that their cell phone is vibrating or ringing. Interestingly, this phenomenon was predicted back in 1996 in the comic strip Dilbert (however,
it was called “phantom-pager syndrome”).
13. The iPhone is more powerful than NASA’s computers.
At the time of the first iPhone’s release, it was more powerful than the computers NASA used in 1969 for the legendary flight to the Moon.
Remember this next time you watch a cute video on your phone.