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.

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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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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.

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postboredom
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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
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1 month 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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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.

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postboredom
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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.

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MrOwlAteMyMetalWorm.
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1 month ago

What horror we've lived through.

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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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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

Daria B
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1 month ago (edited)

Sometimes you're only conscious, but no pain. Still a good point, though.

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Krazy Kanuck
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1 month ago

everything from Anaesthesia to injected freezing, I require more than the average person. I had my hand operated on, and even though they gave me the "recommended dosage" for someone my size / age. I was still very much awake, I could hear everything the surgeon said, and at one point, I opened my eyes (finally) and looked straight at the Anaesthesiologist and started to cry, at which point he said something to the surgeon, who then looked at me, and asked if I was still awake, and to blink twice if I was (I did) and he freaked out (haha). I was given a higher dosage, and they managed to knock me out (finally).. Its a good thing, we can't remember pain..

Natalie Bohrteller
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1 month ago

Are you a redhead by any chance? 🤔

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GirlFriday
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1 month ago

I am blonde and I woke up during surgery. They were repairing a tendon in my hand. The reason I woke up (and I remember this so clearly) is the smell. They were cauterizing my veins and I could actually smell it. I woke up and tried to speak, but couldn't so I started moving my right arm (the left one was immobilized for surgery). Someone noticed and they gave me another shot and I went back under. When I come out of the anesthesia, I was very groggy and loopy, but I remember the smell and waving my arm around. I still have nightmares about it.

blugeagua
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1 month ago

Why did you mention your hair color? What does your physical appearance have to do with anything?

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

Years ago, I had elbow surgery. A few days later I went to my follow-up appointment. I mentioned to the doctor how unsettling it was to see that big bucket under my elbow catching the blood. He said that wasn't placed there until I was fully unconscious from the anesthesia and there's no way I could've seen it. But I did. Thankfully, I don't recall seeing anything else from the procedure...

Tom Thumb
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1 month ago

I had surgery where I woke up and watched them operate. Thankfully I couldn't feel anything.

Greg Propper
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1 month ago

I had that happen during oral surgery to remove 16 teeth. It was a couple hours of intense pain that I never want to relive.

Shelby P
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1 month ago

This happened to me during surgery to remove my wisdom teeth. It was awful. I tried moving to back and forth so they would know I was awake. And instead of investigating, I heard the surgeon say "She's moving around too much, strap her down"... and when I came around and could talk, I tried to tell the oral surgeon what happened she just laughed at me and denied it was possible. She was supposed to become a partner of the practice. I don't think that ever happened because when I told the head owner he was very concerned thankfully.

John L
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1 month ago

I've actually had that happen to me. I was having my knee reconstructed and briefly woke up to see my surgeon flopping my leg around like a side of meat to work on the other side of my leg. No pain, but then I lost consciousness again. Since then, anytime I have anesthesia, I relay this story to them. Never had another issue.

Louloubelle
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1 month ago

My poor husband woke up for a bit during his colonoscopy. He's a redhead. They need more anethesia.

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Maria Suppe
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1 month ago

i heard this happens a ot to people with red hair (so having a gene-mutation related to pain management ect.); i myself need a lot anaethetic, but painkillers work much faster.

Buck Ash
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1 month ago

my mom, a redhead was awake during her hysterectomy. she felt it all. doctor called her a liar. she told him about his golf game he was talking about.

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Daria B
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1 month ago

I knew about this one, my mom woke up at a certain point during eye surgery. Sounds horrible.

Crissy Brandt
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1 month ago

And that’s why you ask for that monitor. It’s not expensive and not invasive. But remember, your other vital signs Will indicate that you are in distress. You have a lot of staff in the room monitoring you, not just the surgeon and anesthesiologist. And, awareness is rare. Always answer the pre surgery questions honestly. If you are a drug addict or alcoholic be honest. They are not there to judge you, they are there to take care of you.

Antony Aston
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1 month ago

Happened to my friend - they only stopped the surgery when she went into cardiac arrest. She later told the surgeon about the conversation he had with the theatre nurse.

Catarina Pupillo
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1 month ago

Had it. I was having a lipoma/benign tumor removed. I woke up and looked at the Doctor at Balboa Naval Hospital and said that hurts. The Anesthesiologist gasped and I went under.

Your Local Lizard
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1 month ago

The more i continue with this post the more i will fear ;^;

postboredom
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1 month ago

My God.

Flavia Slag
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1 month ago

I was one of those people...the woman who was the Anesthesia said to me before surgery that some people wake up during surgery but it's not real....BS. and it makes me wonder if she did it on purpose.

Brandy Grote
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1 month ago

I woke up twice during my colonoscopy. I could see the monitor, so I've actually seen my appendix and intestines from the inside!

Gretchen Smith
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1 month ago

I read that redheads require more anaesthesia because of this exact thing....am a redhead, so believe it

Gabby M
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1 month ago

I just read this recently ...and the poor ginger who delivered something here soon after got to hear it too....poor guy looked terrified.

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CbusResident
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1 month ago

Yep, and Locked In Syndrome - not sure you want to read about that if you don't already know of it.

tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

Since anything stronger than aspirin knocks me out, this one doesn't worry me.

Huân Dương Công
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1 month ago (edited)

wow, now i if i get a stone in my kidney. I will literally suicide be- fore anything bad happens

Randy Klefbeck
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1 month ago

Stephen King had a short story about this where it is told from the person's perspective who is subject to the surgery.

Paige Garberding
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1 month ago

Well there's a nightmare we can all agree on.

Elizabeth Butler
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1 month ago (edited)

Had this happen to me at 9 years old. Out of body experience and had nightmares later.

Celtic Pirate Queen
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1 month ago

FUUUUUUCK! that.

Carmen Honacker
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1 month ago

ACK!!! Life would have been better without knowing this.

Marnie
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1 month ago

I'm scare of this, because I am essentially a redhead. Redheads require more anesthesia on average. I'm a woman, so any discussion of this or complaint will likely be poo-pooed.

Bunny Wood
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1 month ago (edited)

Yeah that's a thing. Mc1r gene. Redheads need more. It's strange. I once asked a vet if the same was true for animals, but she didn't know.

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Lynn Morello
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1 month ago

I had my tonsils out when I was 9, I woke up just before they were to start surgery, another round of Anaesthetics.

fuggnuggins
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1 month ago

Cannibal Corpse - Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead. This subject, but an autopsy rather than a surgery.

Jo Choto
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1 month ago

My close friend experienced this when she was very young and won't go under again for anything. When she had to have gynae surgery last year, she did it with a spinal block and stayed awake. She can't talk about what she experienced being awake under anesthesia. She just starts shaking and crying.

Kim
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1 month ago

I don't understand why there are still hospitals where they aren't required to monitor you during anesthesia. 🤨

Granny
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1 month ago

They have moniters..plus BP raises so thats a clue..

Zoltán Végh
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1 month ago

Once I started to wake up on the operating table while the doctor had sewn together (after thy put a screw to the bone) and I felt like somebody on my shoulders affix the net.

Tatjana Peskir
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1 month ago

a friend of mine had that. it was absolutely awful. they told her that she will from then on only consent to life saving surgery.

Katinka Min
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1 month ago

happened to my mum, at the end of a foot surgery. the f*cking doctor didn't listen to her when she told him she is a 'pain-patient' (i.e. takes pain meds daily and needs a higher dose). She was a wreck when she woke up and took forever to heal.

Jen A-Ben
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1 month ago

This happened to my grandma during surgery when she was in her 40's or 50's. Her story of it was horrifying.

avery31415
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1 month ago

This sucks

Jenica Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

My mother and I both experience this. It’s terrifying. We both have an extremely high tolerance of many different medications, particularly anything for pain or anesthesia. I’m always careful to repeat again and again that I must be monitored closely during any type of sedation. Waking up during a procedure, but not completely enough to communicate, is frightening.

Bob Belcher
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1 month ago

Some surgeries you must be awake for. My father in-laws had deep brain surgery for Parkinson's. They attach a device directly on the brain to help control neuron signals. He was awake the whole time and the doctors turn the device on while your awake with your skull open to see how much to calibrate it.

Gaffers Tapes
Community Member
1 month ago

This... this happened to my Mom. Agonizing.

May
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1 month ago

This happened to my father, so I was pretty scared when I had to have surgery. The surgeon says it can't really happen anymore, because they use different drugs now. At least here in Denmark

Jay Loren
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1 month ago

Who didn't know this?

Oof Me
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1 month ago

me

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Niamh Gallagher Kerr
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1 month ago

It's also more likely to happen to have the redhead mc1r gene. Typically most natural redheads have to have more anesthesia for this reason.

Zulma Ruiz
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1 month ago

I woke up in the middle of an operation, I remember saying, it hurts! and the doctor told me shhhhh and they put the mask on me to sleep again.

Jenny Pugh
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1 month ago

I have a terror of this very thing happening to me.

Astrid Nineor
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1 month ago

https://wwwapi.ohsu.edu/xd/about/news_events/news/2007-news-archive/11-29-waking-up-during-surgery.cfm

More!
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1 month ago

Something like that kind of happened to me, I wasn’t exactly asleep though. The doctor was cutting a part of my ear off for a biopsy. I said ‘I can feel that’ he said ‘that’s just pressure you’re feeling, you’re ok’ He then started to slice and I said ‘you’re cutting my ear off right NOW. I felt that!’ Then he motioned for a top up.

sebastian nye
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1 month ago

very very rare. That's why there are specialists handling it. The only case i've heard of was because the doc was skimming the drugs and selling them black market.

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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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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.:)

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postboredom
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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.

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Natalie Bohrteller
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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
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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.

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kasa alex
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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Kevin Camp
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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
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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.
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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
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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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