Nine facts which sound like they are lies but surprisingly aren't

The old adage that "there are lies, damned lies, and statistics" is, funnily enough, rather hard to find an original source for.

It was popularised by the American author Mark Twain, who attributed it to British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli.

But we digress.

Here are nine statistics, courtesy of a Reddit thread, which will make you very much doubt them:

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