About Fact or Fiction?

Which mysteries of geography are real, and which are made-up? Are some fantasy worlds really real places, or are they just a result of a vivid imagination? Are dragons real animals? Are there more grains of sand on earth or stars in the universe? These are the kind of questions we seek to answer in our fact or fiction section. We can't guarantee that we have all of the answers, but we will do our best to have some of them! 

Assorted Fact or Fiction

Are There More Men or Women in the World?

There are more men than women in the world, but only slightly. The United Nations estimates the number of men to be approximately 3.77 billion and the population of women to be 3.71 billion. According to a 2015 study from the National Academy of Science, women conceive boys more often than they do girls.

Are There More Men or Women in the World?

Where Is Atlantis?

Atlantis is a fictional island that was first described by Plato some 2,400 years ago. The island nation was alleged to be an imperial superpower in the ancient world, possessing over 10,000 chariots and a large number of bulls and elephants.

Where Is Atlantis? Is Atlantis Real?

Who Owns Oak Island?

As of 2017, 78% of the island was owned by Oak Island Tours Inc., which is in turn owned by Dan Blankenship and David Tobias while the remaining 22% is owned by several families

What is Oak Island?

What are the Giant Craters of Siberia?

Numerous holes, found in Yamal, northern Russia, have intrigued scientists across the world. Upon being noticed, the giant holes inspired several theories such as that they were caused by aliens or stray missiles. Since they were first observed in 2014, they have since rapidly altered leaving one of the craters filled with water.

10 Mysteries in Geography

Where is Easter Island?

Easter Island is a Chilean possession in the Pacific Ocean, and the furthest southeastern point of the Polynesian Triangle, which also includes Hawaii, New Zealand, Rapa Nui, Tahiti, and Samoa.

The Mystery of Easter Island

How Tall Was Napoleon Bonaparte?

Napoleon was not as short as most people thought he was. Measuring 5 foot 7 inches, he was actually taller than an average French man.

Was Napoleon Really Short?

Who Was Amelia Earhart?

Amelia Earhart was a famous pilot and explorer. She was the founder of the Ninety Nines and a pioneer of women's rights in aviation.

The Mystery of Amelia Earhart

What Started the Chicago Fire?

The Great Chicago Fire began on October 8 in a wooden cowshed. Due to wind and dry conditions, the fire spread rapidly.

Did a Cow Start The Chicago Fire?