Crazy Mormon Facts That You Can’t Believe Are True


Mammoths were still alive when the Brother of Jared was on the Earth.


Prior to this year, Hyrum Smith’s son Joseph F. Smith was the prophet the last time the Cubs won the World Series.

chicago cubs

If every member of the church had 30,000 children, you still wouldn’t have as many people as there are stars in the sky. Yes, that is more than every grain of sand in the world.


The difference in time between when the T-Rex and the Stegosaurus lived is greater than the difference in time between when Joseph Smith Jr. was born and now multiplied by 423,000.

trex hates pushups

Over the last 40 years we have built 127 temples which is the same amount of time it took to build the Salt Lake Temple.

Photo credit: Scott Jarvie – btw check out his amazing 280 page temple book as part of his Faith in America Project.
Salt Lake Temple Christams lights

Oxford University was founded closer to Moroni’s time than ours.


Elder Holland and Elder Cook were missionary companions

elder cook and elder holland missionary companions

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first introduced Sherlock Holmes in a book about a “Mormon Danite”. The name of the book was A Study in Scarlet



Heber J. GrantGeorge Albert Smith and President Benson have all been featured on the cover of Time magazine.




The first “Bleep” of a swear word over the radio was J. Golden Kimball in his talk on the first radio broadcast session of General Conference.

*update* This is the one claim that we didn’t actually fact check ourselves. We have done some further research into this claim and haven’t found a definitive answer either for or against it other than the reference we made in the post. We will update the page when we find out more.

Oh and one completely random factoid. In light of their recent visit to the Conference Center, Cookie Monster’s real name is Sid.



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8 Replies to “Crazy Mormon Facts That You Can’t Believe Are True”

      1. President Benson was the only one out of the three to be featured on the cover of Time prior to being sustained as church president.

  1. I can understand Pres Benson, as he was Secretary of Agriculture…he was our Stake President in the Washington, D.C. Stake when I was I born & since my dad wasn’t a member, he blessed me & gave me my name when I was a month old. Every time I got a new Bishop, I knew when they had seen my records by the expression on their face.

  2. I want to see Ezra Taft Benson on Time’s magazine cover. Does it look anything like our latest Ensigh of Ezra Taft Benson he looks exactly like my Mexican grandfather on my Dad’s side of the family.

  3. I also think that one of the older apostles was mission president to one of the younger apostles. But I forgot which two…

  4. Something else… I think none of the members in the first presidency served a mission as a young missionary.

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