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The human body is a fascinating thing. But despite the fact that we live in this complex sack of flesh for our entire lives, many of us know very little about it. And while there are plenty of fun facts to learn about our bodies, like that information travels to our brains at 268 miles per hour, there are also many facts about ourselves that we actually might not want to know.

But if you’re in the mood to be disturbed, you’re in luck. Because below, we’ve gathered a list of some of the most unsettling facts about the human body that one TikToker has been enlightening his followers with. Enjoy learning something new about these bodies we cart around, and be sure to upvote all of the disturbing facts that you can’t believe are true (or those that you wish weren’t true). 

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#1

“Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker Every child's jaw is packed with teeth which sounds normal until you realise this is what it looks like.

mndiaye_97 , pengouin85 Report

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JoJo Anisko
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This should make you even more aware of how remarkable the human body is, that each of those teeth has a particular place to be, and they mostly end up in the proper place. (Yes, all living things are remarkable.)

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    #2

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker That weird feeling you get on a roller coaster is actually your internal organs slightly shifting around inside you, especially the ones not secured by ligaments like the intestines.

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    #3

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker If you rub the soles of your feet with garlic, you'll begin to taste it 30 minutes later, there's a compound in garlic that penetrates cell membranes, travels up the bloodstream, and reaches your taste buds. Meaning you can taste garlic with your feet.

    mndiaye_97 , Cats Coming Report

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    AJay
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Ok I really want to try this now but I don't have any garlic. Any pandas out there willing to make the sacrifice in the name of science?

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    #4

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades which is why your stomach is in a constant battle to not digest itself. Only being kept in check by mucus.

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    #5

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker When you really think about it we're all just three-pound brains piloting meat bicycles we call bodies

    mndiaye_97 , Joel Ambass Report

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    #6

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker If you force someone to stay awake without giving them any food, they'll die of lack of sleep before they die of starvation.

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    #7

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker There's a kind of tumor that can cause teeth to grow in a woman's ovaries and a male's testicles.

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    #8

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker Men can actually produce milk, it's more common than you think most men are just too ashamed to admit it. And it can be triggered by starvation. Concentration camp survivors were given food after being starved for weeks and for some reason, they started lactating.

    mndiaye_97 , Spencer Selover Report

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    Zophra
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Double checked this, because of course there's no source. It's true. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-males-can-lactate/

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    #9

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker Since you shed about 40,000 skin cells a day, the dust you see in your house actually used to be part of you. Which means every time you breathe in someone else's house, you could be inhaling 1000s of somebody else's skin flakes.

    mndiaye_97 , Cats Coming Report

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    Puffy Panda
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Brings another meaning to, “I will always be a part of you”

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    #10

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker If you decapitated someone, the disembodied head will be conscious for 15 to 20 seconds, long enough for them to realize what you did to them

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    #11

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker The brain has no pain receptors, meaning it's possible for people to stay awake and talk to doctors while they're performing brain surgery on them

    mndiaye_97 , Anna Shvets Report

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    AJay
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I knew this! There was a super famous saxophone player a few years back that had to get brain surgery or something and the surgeons had him play his saxophone during the procedure so they knew they didn't mess up.

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    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker Because we evolved to walk on two feet, the pelvis and birth canal of women got narrower meaning they have to suffer one of the most painful births on the planet, which is why in 1780 chainsaws were used to saw off a part of the pelvic bone to make childbirth easier.

    mndiaye_97 , Anna Shvets Report

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    JoJo Anisko
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I have no doubt whatsoever that it was neither proposed nor invented by a woman.

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    #13

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker Sometimes when you have a runny nose, it isn't snot. It's cerebral fluid that the brain leaks to reduce pressure.

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    Purple Rainn
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    This isn't quite accurate. Yes, it can happen, but it's pretty rare, it happens when there's a hole in the membranes around your brain or spinal cord, not just to reduce brain pressure, there's usually other symptoms associated with it, and if it does happen, you should see a doctor. It can heal on its own, but it also puts you at a risk for meningitis.

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    #14

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker Sometimes during brain surgery, they'll peel your face forward like a goddamn banana.

    mndiaye_97 , Anna Shvets Report

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    Robert Trebor
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    If it'll peel, it'll heal. Rather have my face temporarily stowed near my nose than have major scars that would scare children and small animals.

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    #15

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker One of the first things a surgeon does before the surgery is clean out the belly button because there can be 67 types of bacteria in there.

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    #16

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker If a woman's ligaments stretch and her muscles aren't strong enough her uterus can straight up fall out of her. Kegels are your friend.

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    #17

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker When you breathe, most of the air goes in one nostril and comes out the other and they switch roles every couple of hours. And you're checking right now, right?

    mndiaye_97 , MART PRODUCTION Report

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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Also, when you realize you are breathing, it switches from automatic mode back to ‘oh, so you’re back again! Here, focus on breathing so you don’t die!’ mode

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    #18

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker You produce more earwax when you're stressed and stressed earwax smells way worse than the regular stuff

    mndiaye_97 , Olivier Bergeron Report

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    AJay
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I wonder which poor sod had to go around sniffing people's earwax for this to be discovered.

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    #19

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker Your immune system doesn't always recognize the eye as part of the body which is why there are many diseases where the immune system attacks and tries to destroy the eye which could blind you in the process.

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    #20

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker There could be mites having sex on your eyelashes right now you would have no way of knowing

    mndiaye_97 , engin akyurt Report

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    #21

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker Your brain lies to you all the time. if you turn your head too quickly, your brain can't possibly process everything. So it'll take what little information it was able to grab and fill in the missing blanks. There's another way your brain kind of lies to you. If you cover one, the reason you don't see a big black void in your vision is because the brain basically makes up and fills in the missing parts based on the surroundings.

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    Superninjatiger
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I have vision loss in some parts of my eyes (I'm going to a eye specialist on tuesday and I'm scared of what might be wrong) so my brain does this all the time, it's really weird because sometimes I don't see things because they're at the "wrong" place for my eyes and they just fill out the gap with whatever is beside. So like on a paper some of the things that's written/printed on it is gone and the space is just white.

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    #22

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker The water you drink has probably been inside someone or something else.

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    #23

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker When you die, your body will begin digesting itself as enzymes eat through cell membranes and leak out.

    mndiaye_97 , Pavel Danilyuk Report

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    Surenu
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I mean, sure, why not. Make those nutrients available to whatever needs them right now, I certainly don't need them anymore. Eat me, I don't mind!

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    #24

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker You can exchange as many as 80 million bacteria in one 10 second kiss, and if you kiss your partner multiple times a day you'll develop similar colonies of oral bacteria.

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    #25

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker If someone sneezes in your face, they're launching germs at you at 100 miles per hour. Coughs aren't that bad because they're only about 60 miles per hour.

    mndiaye_97 , Mojca J Report

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    1 year ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    My youngest child running at me yesterday sneezing in my eyes! Lol oh my downvoter is back. Following me about like a scary stalker

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    #26

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker You aren't actually you, you're just a brain controlling the body. The things that make you you is decided by a three-pound wrinkly mess of tissue.

    mndiaye_97 , cottonbro studio Report

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    AJay
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    1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Well most of the time the rest of me also feels like a wrinkly mess so I am not too worried about this one

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    #27

    “Human Body Facts That Will 100% Trigger You”: 27 Obscure Yet Terrifying Facts About Us Revealed By This TikToker Placentophagy is the practice of a woman eating the placenta that comes out after she gives birth. And apparently, she has two options. She could cook it or eat it fresh out. A Canadian study claimed that 24% of women polled ate the placenta.

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    1 year ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Eat it fresh out?! That's a bit much. I mean other mammals do it but I can't wrap my brain around a human doing that. Haven't looked this up recently, but I've heard of drying it out and putting into a pill form and just taking it like a daily vitamin. Edit: if you've eaten a fresh placenta, no shade to you. You do you. Not trying to offend anyone.

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