The world is full of facts, and if you are as hungry for knowledge as we are, then we've got a whole menu readily available to you. Here at Bored Panda, we have random facts, mind-blowing facts that are perfect for 5 year-olds, facts that can even change your perspective of things, and facts that sound utterly fake but are totally true.

But this time we rolled up our sleeves and compiled a list we can call “the palate cleanser.” You see, this one is not for the faint-hearted, nor for the ones with high blood pressure and a tendency to have a nightmare or two every now and then, ‘cause today, we're gonna dive into the facts we wish we never knew.

You may wonder, why read them, then? It’s for the same reason we watch horror movies with covered eyes. Getting to know some creepy stuff about the world is hard, but not knowing it is even worse.

#1

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts After the Pulse night club shooting, when the cops were investigating, you'd think it was pretty quiet in there.

It was actually a cacophony of ringing cell phones. So many friends and loved ones calling people they knew were there, hoping they'll answer the phone and say they're ok...

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postboredom
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2 months ago

Heart-breaking

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#2

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts Before you die, your last words could be, "I don't feel so good."

I was a paramedic for 15 years and heard dozens of people's final words. The phrase I heard most often, possibly from half to three quarters of them, were some form of "I don't feel so good." I've also heard, "Wait, somethings wrong." "Somethings happening." "I don't feel right." "Wait, somethings wrong." "It's happening." "Oh no, Oh no."

People feel the blood leaving their brain I think. Must be like a rush.

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postboredom
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2 months ago

I remember listening to a few 911 calls on youtube when people said these words when they died...those gave me gooosebumps..

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#3

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts Many pets die because their owner dies unexpectedly and nobody comes to check on them in time.

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Rosie Narducci
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2 months ago

I have never read such a depressing sentence

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You’re not the only one to get the creeps from scrolling through this post. There’s something about being creeped out that is both chilling and yet impossible to resist. But what exactly is this creepy feeling we all get? It surely can’t be graveyards, clowns, spiders, or horror movies themselves.

Frank McAndrew, a professor of psychology at Knox College in Illinois, has been studying this sensation and made a conclusion after surveying more than 1,300 people that “Creepy is about the uncertainty of threat.”

#4

103 People Share Creepy Facts We Would Have All Been Better Off Without There is a whale called 52 Blue that only sings at a frequency of 52 Hertz, meaning it can't communicate with other whales. It is nicknamed the "loneliest whale on the planet."

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Peejay Galona
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2 months ago

The inspiration for the song "Whalien 52". The artists described themselves as the lonely whale in their earlier years because no one seems to hear them and listen to their songs. "Lonely lonely lonely whale Like this, try calling once again Until this song that doesn’t have a response Reaches tomorrow"

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#5

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts Female dragonflies fake their own death to prevent rape.

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nanashi
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2 months ago

not even female dragonflies has it easy.

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#6

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts On Mt. Everest, you have the rainbow valley, the last zone to climb to reach the peak. Which sounds cute but it's really the colorful jackets of dead climbers who are frozen in time against the white harsh snow.

Also, when close to the peak, the oxygen levels are so low that the body is starting to die. You only have a few minutes to reach the top.

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postboredom
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2 months ago

My teacher told this to my class when I was in 5th grade (10 years) and I still remember me going home and crying for all those who died on their way.

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More specifically, Frank said, “You’re feeling uneasy because you think there might be something to worry about here, but the signals are not clear enough to warrant your doing some sort of desperate, life-saving kind of thing.” Thus, it’s different from having a fear of something or revulsion.

According to Smithsonian Magazine, when you’re creeped out, your brain and your body are telling you that something is not quite right and you’d better pay attention because it might hurt you. We become more alert and ready to strike whenever the threat turns out to be real.

#7

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts During the French Revolution, where the guillotine was introduced, the people to be executed fought to be first, as the blade would dull after multiple uses and wouldn't cut a head clean off at the first attempt.

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MrOwlAteMyMetalWorm.
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2 months ago

What horror we've lived through.

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#8

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts There’s something called “Anaesthesia Awareness” where of certain people go into surgery and they don’t give you enough Anaesthesia, it will look like you’re asleep (eyes closed, not talking or moving), but the patient can still hear and feel everything that’s happening, but here’s the scary part. You’re unable to move, speak or open your eyes. Unless they have a monitor to show your brain activity, you’re stuck with having to endure the pain.

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Laura Jones
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2 months ago

i have read of people waking up in the middle of operations suffering pain but unable to let someone know. Apparently if they notice things like pulse and heart rates will indicate something is wrong

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#9

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts Being the oldest person alive means that every single human being who was alive at the day you were born has now died.

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postboredom
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2 months ago

Another thought is - the exact moment you were born, you were the youngest person alive.

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#10

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts When whales reach a certain age they will eventually be to weak to swim back to the surface for air. So they will just suffocate to death and eventually sink to the bottom of the ocean.

But at least when they sink to the bottom of the ocean their bodies will create sprawling ecosystems that will last for a good few years.:)

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postboredom
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2 months ago

Leaving a mark for years to come.

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#11

Most sitcom laugh tracks were recorded in the 1950s, so you’ve probably been listening to dead people laughing.

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postboredom
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2 months ago

Atleast their legacy lived on

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#12

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts A professor at my lecture today said that deer will lay on decaying corpses because they produce heat and the deer like that. Basically deer treat corpses as their personal sauna.

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Natalie Bohrteller
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2 months ago

Okay, Bambi has officially lost its cuteness status.

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#13

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts In the event of a water landing, flight attendants are specifically required to not allow dead bodies on the life rafts. No saving your dead parent/child/spouse for burial. Yeet that b*tch overboard.

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Bizianka
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2 months ago (edited)

Makes sense, honestly

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#14

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts On airplanes they turn off the lights before takeoff and landing basically in anticipation of the plane crashing.

Your eyes take time to adjust to the dark, so if the plane were to crash your eyes would be pre-adjusted, thus increasing your likelihood of being able to make it out.

They also ask that window blinds be opened in order to allow anyone outside to be able to see in in order to check for survivors.

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kasa alex
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2 months ago

Good to see WHS precautions in place

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#15

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts The dolphin which most often portrayed Flipper on the 1960s television show Flipper committed suicide.

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Troux
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2 months ago (edited)

Kathy was the dolphin who most often played Flipper, and she committed suicide. This happens due to depression. In this case, it was crippling captivity. In another case, it was being separated from a researcher with whom the dolphin developed a strong bond. More on that story here: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/08/the-dolphin-who-loved-me

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#16

Humans have enough bite power to bite off their finger. Bone and all. The only thing stopping us is our brain's natural safety factor.

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postboredom
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2 months ago

Tell me you didn't just look at your finger when you read this.

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#17

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts It is way easier than you would expect to break someone ribs during CPR and it feels really weird. POPPOPPOPPOP like bubble wrap.

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postboredom
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2 months ago

Didn't need to compare it to bubble wrap. I will never think of popping those bubbles the same way again.

Some Cool Guy
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2 months ago

I feel that dude

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Arawn
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2 months ago

Still, better alive with broken ribs than dead with nice, unbroken ribs.

Charl Marx
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2 months ago

Stop down voting this. This is literally what you are taught during CPR training.

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Damon Gates
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2 months ago

There's no mistaking the sound or sensation, and it's icky. Bottom line, you shouldn't do inadequate chest compressions for fear of breaking ribs. Nor are broken ribs an indicator of proper CPR. You don't need to break ribs, but if you do, don't stop compressions!

Daniel Lewis
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2 months ago

There are a lot of people posting on here who believe they are required to break ribs when doing chest compressions and refuse to believe otherwise. I hope these people never work in healthcare. Not only are they wrong, they are also some very sadistic people.

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Daniel Lewis
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2 months ago

This is especially true of elderly patients.

Bizianka
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

As CPR instructor explained, most of the times it is separation of the ribs and sternum at that place. The bone itself remains intact

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
2 months ago

All you people who are posting on here saying that broken ribs means you are doing CPR are being absolutely ridiculous. You can potentially break one or more ribs while doing chest compressions, but that is not a requirement.

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
2 months ago

I have worked in healthcare (including EMS) and have successfully revived patients through CPR. Most of them did not end up with broken ribs. I expect that the “expertise” of most people posting on here comes from something they misunderstood (or were incorrectly told) in a CPR class or some BS they read on the internet.

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Spinaap
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2 months ago

Two things: 1) it doesn't sound like bubble wrap (unless the person is really old). 2) it's actually not a bad thing to break a rib during CPR (it will be less hard to push down after they break), as long as you are aiming to do the CPR right and not to break ribs ...

LuckyL
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2 months ago

Why the down votes? That's exactly what I learned in CPR lessons

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Pamela24
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2 months ago

It's also a sign you're doing it right, though. And a few broken ribs are worth saving the life. If it sounds harsh...? That's because it is.

Ms.M.
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2 months ago

Yes, I learned that in an Emergency Responder course. Freaky, but true!

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avril raven
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2 months ago

Broken ribs are the last thing on an EMTs/EMTAs/Paramedics mind when doing CPR, better to keep the heart beating. You can heal from broken ribs, painful as it is, but you can’t heal from a stopper heart.

LuckyL
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2 months ago

I don't know why this got down voted! I learned in the CRP lessons that it's even good when ribs break, BECAUSE then it's easier to perform CPR

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Treessimontrees
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2 months ago

If someone is old you'd expect to break several ribs and likely displace the sternum - if you're doing it right.

Just JoLynn
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2 months ago

Every CPR class I've taken has informed the class of this, and explain it like so: would you rather grandma had a few broken ribs or be dead? When you think of it that way it makes it easier to stomach.

Ellen Daniels
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2 months ago

But KEEP GOING! Broken ribs heal; dead brains don't.

Steven Meyer
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2 months ago

As a CPR instructor, we caution against too much pressure but would you rather have a live person with broken ribs, or a dead one without?

Laura Deckers
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2 months ago

Usually, that cracking sound you’re hearing is actually the cartilage that connects the rib to the sternum , and it’s being separated.

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Beeps
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2 months ago

Even easier when the person is old :(

Scyth
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2 months ago

It's also the easiest with a small child.

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Celtic Pirate Queen
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2 months ago

Been there, done that. If done according to Red Cross guidelines, you will almost certainly break at least ONE rib. I'd rather have a broken rib to deal with, personally.

JE Cummings
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2 months ago

Did it once, when I was a new Navy corpsman. The patient had cancer and her bones were very, very brittle. Freaked me out for years.

Shelp
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2 months ago

Now I feel weird in my ribs

Oliver Baker Forrow
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2 weeks ago

no wonder bubble wrap is so satisfying

Huân Dương Công
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1 month ago

now something's my favourite thing to do

Paige Garberding
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1 month ago

It's scary like hydrating a kitten. Very delicate

Veronica Vatter
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2 months ago

CPR dummies actually pop when you have pressed down far enough

J.G
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2 months ago

And resuscitation rarely happens. In 21 years as a nurse, I only knew of one patient that was successfully resuscitated.

CrEaTiVe_duck
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2 months ago

YOU RUINED BUBBLE WRAPPP :(((((

Meghan Felton
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2 months ago

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CorgiChameleon
Community Member
2 months ago

So let me get this straight, I basically only have bubble wrap protecting my heart and lungs?? That doesn't make me feel safe. :(

Marvin HoG
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2 months ago

That's helpful to know actually

Ellen Daniels
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2 months ago

Make sure your seatbelt is pulled tight across your hips so your chest doesn't take the brunt of the deceleration.

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CorgiChameleon
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2 months ago

I would rather be alive but have broken ribs than be dead.

bpanther
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2 months ago

But...that IS the right way. Ribs will heal...

Stannous Flouride
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2 months ago

But it's better than not pushing hard enough. If you don't they die. And btw- even among trained medical professionals the effective rate of survival of CPR in the field without medical apparatus is under 50%. I've done it 3 times, one survived.

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2 months ago

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Go Hawks
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2 months ago

Breaking a rib is better than breaking the tip of the sternum. Make sure not to compress too low if you need to do cpr (2 finger widths above the tip)!

Theodore Triant
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2 months ago

This makes sense when you consider that the ribs are specifically there to prevent compression of the heart and lungs. If you do CPR on someone not in a critical condition, they will be once you start!

Sue Knerl
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2 months ago

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I heard my husbands ribs break when the EMT's tried to revive him. Didn't work, his ears were blue, what were they thinking.

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2 months ago

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Also.. A DNR does not go into effect until the patients heart has stopped beating/stopped breathing. Up until that moment, they are alive and medical care can be given. You MUST have the DNR hard copy to show to an EMT upon death for it to be active, otherwise it’s null and void. If you are going to slap it down while they are still alive then do not bother calling 911. Let them go on their own.

Josie LH
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2 months ago

Lol, what?

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If you are not trained in CPR and you're not breaking ribs, you're not using enough force.

Daniel Lewis
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2 months ago

That statement is absolute bullshit!

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#18

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts The astronauts of space shuttle Challenger didn't die until the spacecraft hit the ocean. They fell through the air for almost 3 minutes.

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Daniel Lewis
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2 months ago

Also, NASA was warned by five of its own engineers that the rocket would explode if they launced that day before the weather was too cold.

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#19

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts Judith Barsi was the young actress who voiced Anne-Marie in All Dogs Go to Heaven and Ducky in The Land Before Time. She was murdered at the age of 10 by her abusive father, who also killed her mother at the same time. Judith's gravestone displays Ducky's catchphrase, "Yep! Yep! Yep!"

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Troux
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2 months ago

I am not ok now. :( Ducky was my favorite and I can still remember that catchphrase more than any other part of the movie.

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#20

Fatal familial insomnia is a thing. It's a rare, incurable prionic brain disease that progressively destroys your brain’s ability to sleep. Eventually, you stop sleeping altogether, go insane, have seizures, and die.

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Anxious Pansexual Nightmare
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2 months ago

Aaannd, that is what will pop up in my head when I’m trying to sleep tonight

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#21

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts There's been multiple cases of people actually ending up being eaten by an escalator.

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Valquerys
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2 months ago

Just getting your skin peeled is just EURGHH

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#22

103 People Share Creepy Facts We Would Have All Been Better Off Without There are only three states in the USA that have outlawed child marriage: New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

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Pamela24
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2 months ago

Let's add this as number 5038 of the list "What's wrong with America". Seriously - not even the most liberal states? Not California? Not Nevada? Not New York?

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#23

103 People Share Creepy Facts We Would Have All Been Better Off Without Your lips are made of the same skin type and texture as your anus.

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Holly D
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2 months ago

its just the other end of the same pipe XD when you kiss someone you are just a s**t pipe with 2 anuses

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#24

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts The song “Baby Shark” is actually the perfect rhythm to guide infant CPR.

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Troux
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2 months ago

Use Stayin' Alive by The Beegees for adults.

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#25

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts If you electrocute someone while they are submerged in water, it won’t leave burn marks.

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Krazy Kanuck
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2 months ago

However if you are holding on to the person while they are submerged, water being a conductor of electricity both of you will be DEAD..

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#26

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts In Formula 1, safety belts were not mandatory until 1972.

Before then, drivers believed it better to be ejected in a crash, and either die instantly from a broken neck or suffer many broken bones.

The alternative, they thought, was to be trapped and essentially cremated alive should the gas tanks ignite.

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Kevin Camp
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2 months ago

Niki Lauda Was famous for surviving bad crash. He nearly was burned to death in his car. he survived to continue his racing career and becomes World Champion. His racing goggles literally melted to his face and most of his ears where burned off. The fact that he only missed less than 2 months of his racing season tells the story of huis fortitude and pain endurance.

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#27

There's a zombie fungus that basically enslaves ants for its own benefit until it kills them.

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Ryukei Panda
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

That's pretty scary, the ant literally has a mushroom growing out of its head, like a "cute" little hat. The possessed ant will try to go back to its colony so that the fungi can infect more with its spores. It's like a zombie ant-pocalypse.

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#28

There is a parasite called Dracun culiasis, or more commonly "Guinea worm" that can enter your leg through drinking infected water. You won't notice anything until ~1 year later, when a small portion breaks the skin to release larvae. At this point, it's a meter long.

A. Meter. Long.

And it has to be extracted centimeter by disgusting centimeter.

NTDs are the stuff of nightmares.

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MrOwlAteMyMetalWorm.
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2 months ago

I'd rather kiss an oncoming train!

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#29

Not morbid but unnerving, at any time without any warning you can die of a brain aneurysm and there is litterally nothing you can really do about it. Anyone can have one.

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Aaron W
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2 months ago

That will never happen to muuadsfjahvriuahn

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#30

Creepy-Unsettling-Disturbing-Facts You can die from pooping too hard.

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Daniel Lewis
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2 months ago

The condition is called vagal response and is caused by overstimulation of the vagus nerve, historically cited as the pneumogastric nerve. The good news is you are more likely to faint and then wake up on the floor instead of dying.

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