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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5 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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Rosie Narducci
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5 months ago

I haven't felt like this before......

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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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5 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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5 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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Cindi Hinch
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5 months ago

Like that stops rapists!

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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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kasa alex
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5 months ago

I didn't realise it was that hectic to get up that mountain

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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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5 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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postboredom
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5 months ago

My God.

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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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5 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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kasa alex
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5 months ago

It sounds kind of peaceful

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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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Saara-Elina Kaukiainen
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5 months ago

Not creepy at all...

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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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5 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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Rosie Narducci
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5 months ago

So, always bring a tow rope

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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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5 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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Adam C
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5 months ago

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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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5 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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5 months 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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Laura Jones
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5 months ago

terrifying

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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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5 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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Your Local Lizard
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5 months ago

;^;

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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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5 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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mph seti
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5 months ago

Yeah, kids can be married in most places if the parents/guardian(s) sign off on it. Creepy, and a vestige of most of human history when daughters were sold/traded off like livestock.

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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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kasa alex
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5 months ago

lol

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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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Adam C
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5 months ago

Sure an infant can't breathe on it's own and you start singing baby sharks while doing cpr.

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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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ƒιѕн
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5 months ago

Fun Fact: Pure water and distilled water do not conduct electricity. Normal water conducts electricity thru the countless impurities in it such as sodium, calcium, and magnesium, etc.

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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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Troux
Community Member
5 months ago

Taking this opportunity to offer a fantastic documentary about the pre-'90s Grand Prix/Formula 1 evolution of safety. It took a LOT of organizing and boycotting and fighting to get the people in charge to implement measures when they were seeing a death in the sport every year. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7onslp

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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
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5 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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Your Local Lizard
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5 months ago

Theres also a worm thing spread from cat poop which isnt as deadly as it looks under skin ;-;

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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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5 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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Katrijn Vermeiren
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5 months ago

There is an open air museum in Belgium (Bokrijk) with old houses and there is one outhouse with two seats opposite each other. The plaque attached explains why: The nuns used to live so ascetic that they had to go together in case one of them fainted while pooping.

JE Cummings
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5 months ago

Elvis did. He had megacolon, his BP went up too high for too long.

Aaron W
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5 months ago

That's how I'd wanna go.

Darwinist
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5 months ago

No you don't it's slow and painful.

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El Dee
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5 months ago

Also from the 'straining' inducing a heart attack. it's a common way for people to die on the toilet..

Mshauri Mazuri
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5 months ago

I don't know about dying but I once pooped too hard. It gave me a massive headache, palpitations and a bucket of sweat. Since then, I swear to drink lots of water.

Bill
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5 months ago

You can blow your intestines out from constipation. Side effect from powerful opiates. Had a relative almost die

Brandy Grote
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5 months ago

RIP Elvis Presley

David Gripon
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5 months ago

Just one more stress when hanging out at a new GF/BF's house.

KT
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5 months ago

Yep knew this, its from straining too hard.

DEAN THORNE
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5 months ago

Happened on the Sopranos IIRC.

Biak Ceu
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3 months ago

burst ur life

Biak Ceu
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3 months ago

burst a vain

Huân Dương Công
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4 months ago

i wont eat tacobell anymore

Pokémonlover
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1 week ago

K den

Paige Garberding
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4 months ago

You'll know you're pushing too hard when you start getting dizzy. STOP PUSHING AT ONCE so you don't faint and hit your head on the floor.

Anna Hargraves
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5 months ago

nice

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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5 months ago

ok.

Naima Ivansdóttir
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5 months ago

WHAT

June Dominguez
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5 months ago

Lol

Tor Rolf Strøm
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5 months ago

thats where he famous slogan "poop till u pop" comes from

Leo Fragoso
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5 months ago

I take solace in the fact that if it didn't happen yet I must be imune to it ;)

Damon Gates
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5 months ago

It can also be due to a ruptured brain aneurysm.

Norah Reilly
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5 months ago

...unless you're Elvis.

CatWoman312
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5 months ago

I’m assuming this is from chronic constipation?

Michelle Kim
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5 months ago

Isn't that how Elvis died?

AMANDA SERRANO-MORALES
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5 months ago

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scary

TheHolyFatherOfToast
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5 months ago

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Now when you die your friend can say, "S**t." then another friend can go, "Exactly"

Your Local Lizard
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5 months ago

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So the dead body will just sit there with the stuff ←_←

CbusResident
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5 months ago

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Particularly the morning after a night where you ate Chipotle!

Scyth
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5 months ago

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You mean a prolapse?

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