20 Facts That Are So Ironic They Will Make You Laugh

Watch Your Words

Asian countries are infamous for all of the strange things they ban their citizens from doing. But China’s censorship ban on the word “censorship” definitely takes the cake for weirdness.

Fancy Pants

So you think Ivy League colleges are super exclusive? Supermarket chain Wal-Mart has a lower acceptance rate of employment (2.6%) than Harvard University’s acceptance rate for their undergraduate program (8.9%).

No More Pencils, No More Books

The word school has always been synonymous for diligence, hard work, and the acquisition of knowledge… or has it? Actually, the word “school” comes from the ancient Greek word “scholḗ” which means free or leisure time.

Wild Continent

Because of all of the famously exotic wildlife that lives on the African continent, most would probably guess that it has the most wilderness of any continent (not including the relatively unpopulated Antarctica). In actual fact, only 28% of Africa is wilderness; North America is 38%.