The US ZIP Code 12345 belongs to the main corporate campus of General Electric. GE receives thousands of Santa letters each year from kids believing it would make most sense for Santa’s workshop to have 12345 as his ZIP code.
Humans have a tendency to find meaningful patterns in meaningless data.
Australian aboriginals have a form of execution in which they curse the offender who often dies after a few days as they believe so strongly in the ritual.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s interest in spiritualism cost him a friendship with Harry Houdini. When Houdini showed Doyle that he could reproduce the so-called mystic powers of mediums, Doyle was unconvinced, and instead, believed that Houdini himself was a psychic.
According to a 2011 poll, 32% of Russians believe that the sun orbits the earth.
A 2012 study in eastern Germany was unable to find a single person under the age of 28 who believed in God.
People who believe in the paranormal are more likely to “see” nonexistent things in images.
There is a community that believes Eminem died in 2006-2007 and that his current manifestation is an imposter/doppelganger.
There are still people who believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth.