The world is both fascinating and frightening. Physically or not, we all like to wander into the unknown and learn something new from it, but it's very easy to end up somewhere that creepy. And there's a TikTok video series that perfectly illustrates this.

Internet content creator Ebrahim Abbas is releasing uploads of what he finds to be some of the scariest and most unsettling facts he can find. From missing persons to animal trivia, continue scrolling and check out what he has dug up so far.

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41% of Americans go into medical debt every year. No other developed country even has that concept.

ebrahim_ka , Erkan Utu Report

We managed to get in touch with Ebrahim and he was kind enough to tell us more about his online presence. "My TikTok content is a mix of many topics. I debunk rumors about Dubai, I react to strange videos, and, most importantly, I cover horror," he told Bored Panda.

"In these videos, I share 8 horror facts per episode, and I have a long series of True Horror Stories that are only based in the Middle East," Ebrahim said. "I leave out the Western horror stories for other creators. I only enjoy covering stories that are both unheard and have happened in the Middle East."

#2

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In the original little red riding hood, the wolf forced her to eat her grandma.

ebrahim_ka , Jessie Willcox Smith Report

Show thyself
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The little mermaid k!lled herself & changed into foam °•° Hänsel & Gretel k!lled the witch by burning her alive °•° at the wedding of snowwhite her stepmom was forced to dance, wearing red hot iron shoes, until she d!ed °•° sleeping beauty was r@ped by the prince (who fled) birthed twins, never waking up until one of her children sucked out the thorn °•°•°•° tbh little red riding hood is one of the less cruel ones

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#3

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In the United States there are more vacant homes than homeless people.

ebrahim_ka , Jon Tyson Report

Ace
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Homelessness is not primarily caused by lack of housing.

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The focus of Ebrahim's videos has always been on the Middle East. "I published a few episodes talking about 'things to do in the UAE', and one of them was visiting the haunted Ghost Village in Ras Al Khaima."

"This location immediately grabbed the viewers' attention, and the comments quickly piled up. The viewers requested to talk more in-depth about haunted locations, and that's how the horror series started," the content creator recalled the beginning of his dive into the topic.

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Eventually there will be more dead people on Facebook than alive.

ebrahim_ka , Tobias Dziuba Report

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Horror movies use tracks that include infrasounds. They cannot be heard by human ears but they are known to induce anxiety and heart palpitations.

ebrahim_ka , Jose Francisco Morales Report

Ebrahim usually does his research for the series online. "A small portion of the stories I use are from Arabic or Islamic YouTube channels and, of course, I give them credits. However, the majority of them are personal stories from fans that they submit to my mailbox or Instagram account via direct messages."

His audience comes from all over the world. "I've traveled abroad a few times after my stories went viral, and I've met people from Germany, England, and the United States that were fans of my content, and it blew my mind! I never thought I would have fans across the whole globe."

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An average person walks past 36 murderers in their lifetime.

ebrahim_ka , Chris Barbalis Report

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There are thousands of old diseases frozen in the glaciers of the world. Global warming will eventually release them all.

ebrahim_ka , Annie Spratt Report

"I personally believe the main reason why so many people are hooked on my content is that it's sympathetic, and [something new]. Hollywood never releases such stories. Horror enthusiasts are bored of American content, and now they've found [stuff] from [a completely different background]," Ebrahim added, highlighting that he loves everyone who clicks on his videos

"I have future plans for my true horror content, so stay tuned because it is going to be insane!"

#8

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If the sun exploded right now, you wouldn't know about it for another eight minutes.

ebrahim_ka , Pixabay Report

#9

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Pine trees can grow in human lungs. A man once went into surgery to remove what doctors thought was a tumor. It was a pine tree growing in his lungs.

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Atomicwoman07
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(09)60635-8/fulltext

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#10

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More than 7000 people die annually due to the doctor's bad handwriting.

ebrahim_ka , Pixabay Report

#11

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When you die, your house cat is going to want to eat you.

ebrahim_ka , Pixabay Report

#12

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Climate change is making spiders bigger.

ebrahim_ka , Ed van duijn Report

BM85
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This news should single handily reverse climate change!

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#13

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Cruise ships have morgues just incase someone... you know, during the trip.

ebrahim_ka , Matthew Barra Report

Chicken Nugget
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I died on a boat I would have them throw me overboard - so I’m “buried at sea”

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#14

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Tooth-in-the-Eye Surgery is when Surgeons put a tooth in a blind person's eye to restore their sight. It was pioneered in the 1960s, and it actually works and it's still being done today.

ebrahim_ka , Marek Studzinski Report

Caro Caro
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) (also known as "tooth in eye" surgery) is a medical procedure to restore vision in the most severe cases of corneal and ocular surface patients. It includes removal of a tooth from the patient or a donor. After removal, a lamina of tissue cut from the tooth is drilled and the hole is fitted with optics. The lamina is grown in the patients' cheek for a period of months and then is implanted upon the eye. The procedure was pioneered by the Italian ophthalmic surgeon Professor Benedetto Strampelli in the early 1960s. Strampelli was a founder-member of the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club (IIIC) in 1966. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis

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#15

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44% of the information shared on worldwide news is inaccurate.

ebrahim_ka , Waldemar Brandt Report

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After 10 minutes of watching yourself in a mirror, your brain gets bored and distorts your reflection causing imaginary monsters such as Bloody Mary.

ebrahim_ka , Milada Vigerova Report

Down With Agent Hedgehog!
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tried that. Turns out my brain can’t imagine anything worse than my ‘tired morning’ look.

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#17

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In the 1800's dentures were made out of the real teeth of deceased people.

ebrahim_ka , ollections.countway.harvard Report

Ace
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just an early form of organ transplant surgery, nothing wrong with that at all.

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#18

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There are about 40 supervolcanoes around the world capable of claiming up to a billion lives...and we're about 24,000 years overdue for an eruption.

ebrahim_ka , Suhairy Tri Yadhi Report

Chicken Nugget
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wellll in the timespan of earth and everything that’s like your library book overdue for half a day or so

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#19

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The Pacu fish from South America has human-like teeth.

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Eric Law
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No... humans have teeth like the Pacu fish from South America.

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#20

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You are more likely to be bitten by someone in New York than to be bitten by a shark.

ebrahim_ka , Vlad Alexandru Popa Report

rspanther
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How about being bitten by a shark in New York, what are those odds?

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#21

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At Harvard University, there is a book bound in human skin.

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Max
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A lot of them are medical texts. Doctors used to remove skin during autopsies, and then bind their favourite medical texts in them. Modern archivists often refer to the books by the names of the people whose skin was used, if this can be traced.

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#22

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Don't think you can outrun a crocodile. Crocodiles can gallop.

ebrahim_ka , Balaji Malliswamy Report

Lauren Ward
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well I sure as hell ain't gonna just stand there

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#23

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Dogs like squeaky toys because they mimic the screams of their prey.

ebrahim_ka , Thiago Oliveira Report

Vinchenski
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is just badly worded. The sound of the squeak releases dopamine in the dogs brain, which is associated with their prey drive.

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#24

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The Pirates of The Caribbean ride at Disneyland used to have real skeletons as props.

ebrahim_ka , disneylandparis Report

Max
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With the permission of their former owners or...?

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#25

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There's a 1-in-3 chance police will never identify your killer if you're murdered in the US.

ebrahim_ka , Scott Rodgerson Report

DforDory
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Am I the only one to see a dancing figure throwing their hands in the air in the blue light in this pic....? 🤔

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#26

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A sunburn are your cells dying to avoid being cancerous.

ebrahim_ka , Federico Giampieri Report

Nonexistent Shoelace
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's actually super neat. The human body is amazing.

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#27

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There are over 200 dead bodies on top of Mount Everest. Because retrieving them is such a risk, they serve as markers for other hikers.

ebrahim_ka , Martin Jernberg Report

$cagsy
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And every single one of them was a finely tuned athlete with immense drive and determination. Which is why i've given up. Cheating the grim reaper one lazy day at a time.

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#28

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A human head remains conscious for 20 seconds after being decapitated.

ebrahim_ka , wikimedia.commons Report

DforDory
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did someone count that out loud after loosing it..?

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#29

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By the time you reach the age of 18, on average you have 3300 weekends left in your life.

ebrahim_ka , JESHOOTS.COM Report

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If given access to it, butterflies will happily drink blood.

ebrahim_ka , David Clode Report

#31

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Cellphones are 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat.

ebrahim_ka , Árpád Czapp Report

#32

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In 1976, a TV crew realized one of the hanging bodies in the Laff in the Dark ride was indeed a real body - by accidentally breaking it.

ebrahim_ka , laffinthedark Report

#33

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If you have red eyes after swimming, its not from chlorine. Its from the chlorine mixing with other people's urine.

ebrahim_ka , aws tfd Report

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Watching horror films can burn up to 200 calories.

ebrahim_ka , Lionsgate Films Report

Nurichwersonst
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Wow, you lost so much weight! What's your secret?" "I watch one horror film a day." 😅

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#35

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Some female spiders allow their young to eat them alive.

ebrahim_ka , Vidar Nordli-Mathisen Report

#36

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The average person wastes 5 months of their lives waiting for red lights to turn green.

ebrahim_ka , Tim Gouw Report

Stephanie Did It
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wouldn't call that a waste. Trying to beat that time means you'll be in that intersection the rest of your life.

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#37

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When you die, your hearing is the last sense you lose.

ebrahim_ka , Ksenia Chernaya Report

#38

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Paris is romantic, right? What's more romantic than millions of human remains? The Catacombs under Paris hold rema!ns of roughly sixty million plague victims.

ebrahim_ka , Pedro Szekely Report

#39

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There's a haunted Russian Radio Station. "UVB-76". It's a low frequency station that's been broadcasting since 1982. And no one knows where the broadcast is originating.

ebrahim_ka , Albin Biju Report

#40

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In 2017, an astroid named AG13 passed by our home planet with less than the distance of the moon. Scientists saw that it was coming only 2 days before it could have hit Earth.

ebrahim_ka , Hubble ESA Report

Cara G
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Our home planet. As opposed to the vacation planet that we only use in the winter.

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#41

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In the Middle Ages, people used to eat mummies for medicinal purposes. It's the main reason we do not have a lot of mummies left today.

ebrahim_ka , Shvets Anna Report

Grischman El-Punkt
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not only in the middle-ages where the it was a medical trend since ancient times people used to consume mummies, this really kicked in and became severe in Victorian Age. People loved morbid stuff back then and lots of graves where robbed

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#42

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Cockroaches can live without their heads for weeks.

ebrahim_ka , Kate Gundareva Report

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Women in the 18th century used lead as makeup.

ebrahim_ka , wikimedia.commons Report

#44

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There are antidepressants that eliminate someone's ability to feel love and compassion

ebrahim_ka , Dev Asangbam Report

Helen Waight
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tried looking this up and the only stuff I could find were non medical websites claiming that all antidepressants remove your emotions. So…source?

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#45

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Being buried alive accidentally occurred so often that people invented "safety coffins."

ebrahim_ka , Pavel Danilyuk Report

Emma Starr
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it was the fear of being buried alive versus the reality of it happening a lot.

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#46

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Spending just a few months in Antarctica can shrink your brain.

ebrahim_ka , Derek Oyen Report

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#47

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If a person d!es in their costume at Disney (like mickey mouse), they have to be sat down on a bench so it looks like they're resting.

ebrahim_ka , Adrián Valverde Report

Kirsten St John Brown
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So if I ever see a Disney character sitting on a bench I'll know why 😱

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#48

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There are computers for the Amish. Which have no internet, videos, or music.

ebrahim_ka , wikimedia.commons Report

#49

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4 months ago, a deceased rapper by the name Goonew had his corpse on stage in a nightclub while his fans were partying around his body.

ebrahim_ka Report

DforDory
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well,people celebrate their dead differently...

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#50

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You swallow 1 to 2 cups of mucus everyday.

ebrahim_ka , MART PRODUCTION Report

Lauren Ward
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's better than pee pee eyes and breathing in people's skin dander

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