Some things are better left untold, you know. Like the fact that your bed likely has somewhere around 10M dust mites or that humans have enough power to bite off their finger… I mean, if that sounds like a scenario from a science fiction movie, you'd better move your seat closer and tune in to ‘The Facts Guy.’
The TikTok creator Adorian Deck, aka The Facts Guy, has been deliberately ruining people’s days with the viral video series featuring some of the most disturbing facts. The appeal to them is somewhat paradoxical, you don’t wanna know them yet you still can’t look away!
So below we selected some of the most creepy, entertaining, surprising and plain weird ones to get you in the Halloween vibe or simply to understand why some facts often remain untold.
As of 2019, there are over half a million homeless people in the United States. There are also 17 million vacant homes.
A different version of you exists in the minds of everyone who knows you.
Bored Panda reached out to Adorian Deck, the content creator and ‘The Facts Guy’ behind these viral TikTok videos with disturbing facts. It turns out, Adorian is no rookie when it comes to content making on social media, since he has been making YouTube videos for over 10 years and had 100k subscribers before joining TikTok.
“I created a brand called OMGFacts back in 2009 when I was 16 years old that ended up getting 15 million followers across Facebook and Twitter that I later sold and I don't own anymore,” he told us. What’s more, Adorian has always had a love for the most shocking, amazing facts. “I also have been a big TikTok fan for a few years, there's so many creative, talented, authentic people on the platform that I love to watch.”
Nighttime is a natural state of the universe, daytime is only caused by a nearby radiating ball of flame
If you live to become the oldest person alive, the entire human population will be replaced in your lifetime, except you.
The content creator said that he stopped making consistent videos in 2016 to focus more on his business, which was building brands similar to OMGFacts and helping other clients go viral. “TikTok inspired me to make videos again, so I went with what I had the most interest in, which was surprising fun facts. I started my account in June of 2021 and now have over 2 million followers!”
If you try to grab the brain in its natural state, it will fall apart. When you see scientists pick up a brain, it's because they've used chemicals to harden it.
Cruise ships are legally required to have morgues for the passengers that inevitably will die on each trip.
A single Tiger in Nepal killed 436 people in its lifetime.
When it comes to the facts Adorian shares on his platform, he said that there is a lot of information out there, but not all of it is real or interesting. “My audience finds it valuable that I make it very easy to learn the most interesting facts out there,” he said and added that he feels like he now has a lot of experience to know what kind of information is really the most interesting out there.
The facts that get popular are “usually based on taking assumptions they thought about the world and turning them upside down with real statistics and timelines. The most interesting facts are the ones that make us feel something the most. Scared, shocked, amazed, inspired, disgusted. Doesn't matter which emotion as long as it's a strong emotion,” Adorian explained.
In a government run experiment TSA did not catch 95% of the guns that went through airports
Toddlers have adult teeth that are right under their eyes.
Moreover, facts about history that alter your perception of time are also super popular among his viewers. “They make you feel like the events did not happen very long ago, or that they happened at the same time, or maybe happened a lot longer ago than you thought,” Adorian said. “We all have assumptions on history based on what we've heard or been taught, but there's a lot we don't know out there,” he added.
The TikToker believes that people find disturbing facts interesting because it creates an emotional trigger that makes us focus more on what's being told. “Mix this with something that's shocking and we just don't want to turn our eyes away. It's similar to driving by a car wreck and everyone slows down... you can't look away.”
Doctors went into surgery to remove what they thought was a tumor. It turned out to be what looks like a pine tree growing in this man's lungs. Experts say it more likely came through aspiration rather than a seed growing inside of his lungs.
Humans have enough bite power to bite off their own finger. The only thing that stops us is our brain's natural protection mechanism.
Dogs like Squeaky toys because it sounds like prey that has been frightened or injured.
There were once sea Scorpions the size of a great white shark.
During World War II, Japan bombed China with fleas infected with the bubonic plague.
Locked-in syndrome is a medical condition where you can only move your eyes while the rest of your body is paralyzed. Basically, you can be trapped in a coma like state and be aware of it.
Genghis Khan significantly reduced carbon in the atmosphere because he killed so many farmers where all their farms just turned back into forest.
In the Victorian era, people used to take photos of their dead relatives in lifelike positions in order to keep them as momentos. Photography was so new and expensive that this was usually the only time someone had their picture taken.
There are over 200 bodies on Mount Everest and they are used as waypoints for climbers.
Thanks to pregnancy, the average number of skeletons in a human body is greater than one.
In the 1930s, it was common for parents to hang their children in cages outside of their windows.
The picture for your funeral may have already been taken.
In the 1800s If you had dentures, they normally were made from the teeth of dead soldiers.
Over 50% of commercial pilots have admitted to falling asleep while flying a plane.
Nearly everything that we can measure on Earth is contaminated with particles of microplastic.
Anthrax can be buried for hundreds of years and then reinfect people when the soil is disturbed.
The survival rate of someone who experiences cardiac arrest outside of a hospital is 1 in 10.
During Gladiator Games of the Colosseum, members of the audience would rush into the field to ravage off the blood of the Fallen Gladiators. They believed that in drinking the blood of the fallen warriors, that they would absorb their powers and skills.
If you live a full life, you're going to have shed over a hundred pounds of your skin.
People's general happiness peaks at age 21, and it does not come back to that level until they retire.
In ancient England, people used hollowed skulls as bowls and cups.
More than 80 million bacteria can be exchanged during a 10 second kiss
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