We don’t know so much about the world. We often hear that humans have explored only a tiny fraction of what hides in the ocean and if you think about it, we know even less about what lies in space. So when we do know something, we want to share, especially when there is a perfect opportunity.

Like when someone like Reddit user CallofDutysVeryOwn asks a question “What Is The Most Disturbing Fact You Know?” It seems that other Reddit users like reading and finding out new things and they might sometimes stumble upon something that disturbs them as they created a huge thread that has over 17k answers. Bored Panda collected the most interesting ones for you to enjoy and not to be disturbed too much.

If you like the topic of creepy and disturbing facts, we have more articles for you to read. You can click here and it will take you to an article filled with disturbing facts from known history, and this one is even creepier with facts about people, nature, animals and history.

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn In 2016, about 11.5 million documents leaked from a tax office in Panama (tax haven). It revealed that nearly all rich people on Earth are part of an enormous criminal conspiracy to evade taxes and hoard stolen wealth. Absolutely nothing was done about it legally. If you want to know more, look up Panama Papers.

Jellyliker , mi chiel Report

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Bacteria antibiotic resistance is on a whole other level. Even In the 13 years I’ve been in a medical microbiology lab; antibiotic resistant has really become rampant. It’s not going to stop either. The bacteria multiply and evolve so quickly that even the most effective “bombacillins” will become obsolete. we are going to reach a breaking point where even things like a simple cut or a sinus infection could become life threatening. Don’t take antibiotics like a Z-pak for a cold. It’s most likely viral and the antibiotics are just superfluous. If you are prescribed antibiotics finish them.

Prs_mira86 , DFID Report

Jo Choto
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Everybody on the planet needs to understand this. Misuse of antibiotics has created a resistance that we now have several strains of bacteria that will KILL us, and we have no antidote. Never, ever take antibiotics unless they are prescribed. Do not request or demand them if you have a virus, because they only work with bacterial infection, not viral. Listen to your doctors. Always finish the course. Taking them when you don't need them, or stopping too early is what causes resistance in humans, to the point where most antibiotics don't work anymore. It's also allowing bacteria to develop that are resistant to all our antibiotics. This situation has the potential to make Covid look like playtime.

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn I am disturbed by the fact that the internet has given an outlet to all the idiots and attention craving people. for example, I just watched a 747 pilot debunking titk tok videos that promote dangerous behavior on planes. That's a lot of energy exertion to set things right. And this is the tip of the iceberg.

worldisbutadream , Matt McGee Report

Huddo's sister
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the psychologists who debunk the supposed psych tips from tik tok etc

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn The effects that trauma have on development are chilling. Trauma completely rewires the brain and makes everything from forming attachment to problem solving more difficult. Intervention and treatment can bring about great healing, although it is often a difficult and long road.

snoobsnob , Muness Castle Report

Jo Choto
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The more I learn, the more it seems that all dysfunction is rooted in early childhood.

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Half of the homeless people in America were in the foster care system at some point in their lives

toasty_turban , Sebastiaan ter Burg Report

Jo Choto
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can imagine. They turn 18 and suddenly they have zero support system. I would imagine most of the other half are war veterans and/or people with mental illness. Every one of these people deserves a roof over their head.

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn 60% of all wild life has vanished since 1970 and still going down.

lavipeDK , . Ray in Manila Report

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn 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.

Guilty-Gas-762 , Tony Buser Report

snipergun
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oooh that's sad... Why not to record or alter other recordings to 52 hertz and play it for this whale so it's not so lonely....

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn The Velociraptor noises in the Jurrasic Park/World franchise are actually the sounds of tortoises mating.

Pxndas4Life , Megan Hansen Report

DennyS (denzoren)
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For someone who had to observe and record tortoises for hours in the past...this makes a lot of sense.

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn If u get the wrong blood type for a transfusion, one of the symptoms is "a sense of impending doom"

weeb_not_weaboo , Sara Star NS Report

Nikki Sevven
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd never be able to tell, since I have a sense of impending doom on the daily.

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Someones parents may have used u as a bad example.

trappedinpain , Daniel X. O'Neil Report

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn The way we experience life is not linear, but logarithmic. We’ve all noticed that a year keeps feeling shorter, but it’s because there’s a mathematical formula for it. It’s called Weber’s Law. Life is truly too short. Before we ever notice, it’s over.

mdccc1 , Jorge Jaramillo Report

Jo Choto
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm trying to work out how the laws of physics, time and space, could be warped as we move through time and space, and that the experience changes as our cells are older. I wish I was better at science.

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Mummies weren’t that rare until the Victorian British ate so many of them.

Heikold , Vincent Brown Report

Eucritta
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not quite. In Europe, human mummies were powdered and used as a medical ingredient and pigment. Wikipedia has a decent rundown on it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummia

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Elected congressman get away with insider trading

SissysofiaXD , Gunnar Wrobel Report

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn There was a time when babies were operated on without anesthetics. It was believed that their nervous system wasn't developed enough to feel pain.

crusnic_zero , Tamaki Sono Report

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn You could be one brain injury away into being a completely different person. Possibly miserable.

SilverC1oud , Hungarian Snow Report

Notnotable
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stroke patients can unfortunately sustain brain trauma that can change temperaments, personality, language, mobility, etc. Important to know the signs of a stroke and seek medical attention immediately.

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn You could have an aneurysm in your brain right now waiting to explode and you'd never know

SalFunction12 , brewbooks Report

DennyS (denzoren)
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10 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thanks for the added anxiety but somehow I rather know than not know...strange.

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Well recently I found out cobras can growl

poizunman206 , Dawn Ellner Report

Emerald Ocean
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish I didn’t know this. Makes snakes even more terrifying

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Even if you dont have a facebook account, Facebook have a "shadow profile" on you, that collects data from all over the internet (Piecing together age, name, location, interests and the like), to get to know who you are, so if/when you create a new account, they already know everything about you.

Sheepsaurus , Xiaobin Liu Report

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Also…squirrels are not herbivores! They have, in fact, been known to attack and devour those adorable little chipmunks when particularly hungry.

BroodyBatman , Amy Robertson Report

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn One out of every 200 people on Earth are related to Genghis Khan.

AdmiralBarackAdama , muora Report

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Only 20% of the males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 survived World War 2

Rebkmfdm1784 , Pantelis pan Report

Kona Pake
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If your opponent didn’t kill you, the political officer behind you would.

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Most toilets flush in E flat

triforc3-mast3r , Laura Ritchie Report

#23

People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Unless you have a child you are the last of a lineage that goes back to a single celled organism floating in a soup.

mlkwasnotadoctor68 , judy dean Report

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn This is the age of stars. There will come a time when no new stars form and all stars will die. There will be no light. None. Just darkness and cold. Comforting somehow.

Sigurds53 , Jochen Spieker Report

Jo Choto
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Chances are, with all the black holes/antimatter we are now observing in the universe, that we will all get sucked up into the void at some point, and then maybe something else will be created when the black holes are all full, and suddenly, new universes will be born.

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Might not be that disturbing but blind people don’t see black, they just don’t SEE. If they were born blind, they don’t know what black is. So, they just do not see anything at all

Outta_Pocket_4id4n , Marco Verch Report

NeonDisco
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kinda on the same wavelength, I've always wondered if deaf people have a voice in their head because they obviously can think but won't know how to sound out any words. So is it just constant silence?

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn I’ve been deeply involved in AA for over 47 years. One of the many things I’ve learned is all professions include ppl who are drinking or drunk while working. This includes airline pilots. I’m betting as I write this there is a legally drunk pilot in the air right now.

nighthawkdenny , Christian Haugen Report

Robert T
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think you'll find that is an illegally drunk pilot.

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Dogs like squeaky toys because it sounds like prey that's frightened or injured.

Xcell-antGuy , rainy city Report

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn For my fellow habitual neck crackers; studies show there is a 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 250,000 chance that popping your neck can cause a small tear (dissection) in the inner lining of an artery, which can lead to blood clots forming that can create a blockage in an artery downstream, causing an Ischaemic Stroke (a condition where the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.)

ZeroEffoertneeded , RubyGoes Report

Jo Choto
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also, be careful with chiropractors. Some are excellent, and some are definitely not. This is a frequent injury that occurs when some bone-crackers do an adjustment to your neck.

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn Cloudy oysters mean they’re full of “reproductive fluids”

Shemagen , ftchris Report

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People In This Online Group Know Some Pretty Disturbing Facts About The World And Shared Them For Others To Learn I learned that the amount of soldiers stationed in Alaska that are depressed/suicidal is off the charts. Kids get stationed up there that aren’t outdoor people are absolutely miserable. They don’t have the tools to cope yet.

Vitality1000 , Scot Nelson Report

snipergun
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10 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not only troops, there was documentary about lives of young people in Alaska, and it was miserable. Always same people, nowhere else to go or hide, drug and alcohol abuse sky-high... I am pretty outdoor person I think but unless you're willing to risk your life camping for weeks in wilderness there's really very little you could do.

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