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...

Veritas3333 , wikipedia Report

postboredom
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1 month 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.

Forbidden_Donut503 , flickr Report

postboredom
Community Member
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month ago

I have never read such a depressing sentence

LadyAna
Community Member
4 weeks ago

IKR?! 😭

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DKS 001
Community Member
1 month ago

that is why I have a stickie note app on my phone with work address, supervisor, closest person's phone number, and "I have a cat at home that needs some TLC if something happens to me" at the end of it.

Louloubelle
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh, that's so smart. I'm glad I have a lot of people in my house. As of right now, it wouldn't happen.

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invisible sheep
Community Member
1 month ago

During the beginning of Covid break out in China, there was a video that went viral, how a neighbor was feeding a dog in the building next to their windows, the guess is the owners were in hospital or away, and the dog managed to escape to the terrace but did not have any water or food. Due to lockdown, nobody could come to help and it was so heartbreaking.

Victoria Lenny
Community Member
1 month ago

My sister's business finds homes for pets after their owners pass! Paw and Feather Company LLC! She can house and/or take in dogs, cats, and/or birds.

Kathy Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

For a long time now, I’ve put a giant bowl of water and a really big bag of cat food on my kitchen floor when I’m driving somewhere, in case I don’t make it back. My cat will at least have a better chance!

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 month ago

That's awful. Since I live alone I told my co-workers, if I don't come in and you call and no answer, go to my house.

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 month ago

Dude. Ok. I'm getting one of those cards that says "pets at home. Please check." For my wallet.

Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

My worst fear living alone with 2 small kids. I swear, it's a scary though. Tried to teach 5 years old kid if mama sleeps and don't wake up no matter what, he should bang with wood toy at main door and scream for help, he got so scared, worried and confused that I think I traumatized the kid.

Jane Alexander
Community Member
1 month ago

If you have neighbors near enough to hear him, it may have been better to contact them and ask if they would please check on your kids if they don't hear you for a day.

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh no

Ida
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I know a case like this. It wasn't unheard of if you didn't hear about this person for a long time, so no one suspected a thing. Eventually his neighbours complained about a smell and police went in. It's estimated that he died around christmas and wasn't found until March. The apartment was full of dog poo and other waste, the smell was horrendous. Poor pup died starving and alone.

Farzana Essop
Community Member
1 month ago

😢my greatest fear

John Laurens/Gay Turtle
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh god I'm gonna start crying in the middle of a zoom call thanks bp

FloC
Community Member
1 month ago

Why are you reading Boredpanda during a zoom meeting ??

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Jenny Pugh
Community Member
1 month ago

You can get a card which you carry with you and it states that your pet is alone and has contact numbers on for someone to ring.

CatWoman312
Community Member
1 month ago

Heartbreaking

Denise Melek
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats why i keep a note in my wallet, next to my organ doner i.d., that tells people that i have pets, who need care.

Caroline Driver
Community Member
1 month ago

My cat would probably get out through the cat flap, but I have no confidence that she would survive by hunting.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 month ago

Even worse families dump cats and dogs on the street or to kill shelters.

MCathenaE
Community Member
1 month ago

Thanks for hurting my heart. My dog is under strict orders to eat my body if this happens....

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
1 month ago

I think my heart just broke a bit.

Lauren Niewold
Community Member
1 month ago

My heart just died a little reading that.

JuJu
Community Member
1 month ago

That's why you put a bloody note in your wallet next to your ID.

DKS 001
Community Member
1 month ago

and use the sticky note app on your phone home page too

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sabocat
Community Member
1 month ago

I think the word "many" here should really be taken with a grain of salt...

Paige Garberding
Community Member
3 weeks ago

We adopted two cats who had been left alone with their dead human for about 2 weeks. One of them loved to gnaw on my fingers...

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
4 weeks ago

My brother's cat was rescued in time. Just in time.

Amanda Barnes
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Yet another reason to try and participate in your local community. Wave through windows to people. Smile and say hello. You don't have to be best friends, but if something seems wrong or different, like someone's bird suddenly stops calling or is calling a lot more than usual, or someone you normally see in their window isn't there, you can try to check on them. Knock on their door, ask neighbours, call the police.

London Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

After reading this I thought about my cats.

Ilona Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Ok and now im done with this article, i just can't keep reading these supersad informations.

Mer☕️🧭☕️
Community Member
1 month ago

This thought has scared me for a long while now because I live alone.

CrEaTiVe_duck
Community Member
1 month ago

aww

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 month ago

Nobody wants to know that!

Daniel Callaway
Community Member
1 month ago

Sad!

Crissy Brandt
Community Member
1 month ago

Thanks for pointing that out. Guess it’s my fault for reading the article. 😐

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 month ago

Dreadful😥

Honey
Community Member
1 month ago

Probably the saddest thing... ever. thanks.

Lydia Coy
Community Member
1 month ago

Nuuu

sebastian nye
Community Member
1 month ago

where's the data on this one? I call B.S.

Oof Me
Community Member
1 month ago

why?

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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
Community Member
1 month 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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1 month 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.

tarantulaboi , wikimedia Report

postboredom
Community Member
1 month 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.

RustlessPotato , wikimedia Report

MrOwlAteMyMetalWorm.
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1 month 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.

EveryNameIsStolen , pixabay Report

Laura Jones
Community Member
1 month 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.

MMMLG , pxhere Report

postboredom
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1 month 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.:)

dynomo_fo , wikimedia Report

postboredom
Community Member
1 month 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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1 month 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.

4ensicmess , flickr Report

Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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.

thetomahawk42 , pixabay Report

kasa alex
Community Member
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month ago

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

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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
Community Member
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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.

SolImperii , wikimedia Report

Kevin Camp
Community Member
1 month 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
1 month 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.
Community Member
1 month 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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1 month 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
Community Member
1 month 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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