It is said that knowledge is power and with every day people learn more and more by experiencing things or hearing it from others. Some of the information that we hear not only is useful but also draws our interest in a specific topic or field. There is also another type of information that can be not so intriguing and even seem scary. But facts are facts no matter what.

Having this in mind, a Reddit user asked other people online “What are some not so fun facts?” and soon members started sharing things that might be interesting as well as disturbing. 

Here are 44 best facts out of 10k replies shared by members of Reddit. Which one of these do you find the most interesting? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments down below!

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#1

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Crows are currently experiencing their stone age, but we will never see cool modern crows because we will be long gone before they reach the next stage.

Basically they have been creating tools which researchers are saying are actually more advanced than ones that early humans made. They also have been studied domesticating wolves! They hunt with them, sleep with them, and individual crows have been seen specifically bonding with individual dogs, like humans do with pets.

glassssshark , Adeel Anwer Report

R Carson
Community Member
9 months ago

Crows are very smart-if you are mean to them-they will remember you.

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#2

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About On 9/11, firefighters had to hide in the rubble for the rescue dogs to find because they kept getting depressed that they couldn't find anyone alive.

DmitriPetrovBitch , Paul Sableman Report

R Carson
Community Member
9 months ago

Poor pups.

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#3

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About A woman’s cancer cells were preserved and found to be practically immortal. This led to a ton of discoveries and breakthroughs in the medical field. Her family still cannot afford their own medical bills and this was all done without their knowledge or consent.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks. She passed away in 1951 from cancer. She was black and very poor and didn’t get great care in the hospital. A doctor had been looking for cells that lasted longer and harvested her cells, separating the cancerous and healthy cells. The healthy cells died while the cancer cells seemingly never stopped replicating.

Her cells are named HeLa cells and have replicated so many times apparently they’d weigh a total more than 50 million metric tons. A pseudonym for her has been Helen Lane. She didn’t know her cells were taken and neither did her family until way later. The family has been through a lot.

If you want to know more, I highly suggest reading the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I couldn’t put the book down. There apparently is also a movie about her life.

amairoc , yooperann Report

Jessica LanSpe
Community Member
9 months ago

And her family should be getting some of the money from that research, since they weren't given that option in the beginning.

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#4

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About The number one cause of death for pregnant women worldwide is Murder. Horrific to think about.

Generic_Username7921 , Israel Defense Forces Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
9 months ago

I would like to know in what percentage they are murdered by the husbands

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#5

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Pluto didn't even make a full orbit of the sun from its discovery to its demotion.

MapleHertzoggie , Jay Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
9 months ago

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#6

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr were born in the same year.

BackwardsLongJump- , bswise Report

K. Lange
Community Member
9 months ago

this is mindblowing to me

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#7

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Betty White is older than WW2 and sliced bread.

dooby34 , Alan Light Report

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
9 months ago

She's a national treasure.

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#8

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About You're more likely to survive being shot in the head than rabies.

DragonsAreReal210 , Maryland GovPics Report

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
9 months ago

From what I have seen and heard, it's A cruel and painful death. My heart goes out to anyone who has lost someone to rabies.

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#9

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About People joke about Australia having dangerous animals of all kinds. However, no. 1 enemy to Australians is the sun.

Australia has the highest skin cancer rate in the world. An average Australian is four times likely to get skin cancer than any other type of cancer, and two thirds of Australians will probably get it by the age of seventy.

BizarroCullen , aneye4wonder Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
9 months ago

Also everyone thinks that in Australia you are in danger because of huge dangerous animals or lizards or insects or snakes but the animals that are responsible for the most deaths in Australia are the horses

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#10

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About At any time, your body could make a mistake while fighting an infection/virus and register a vital type of cell as unwanted for the rest of your life.

strawberryklutz , Rick Kimpel Report

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
9 months ago

Your immune system can also decide that your own cells are enemies, and attack them. (Speaking as someone with multiple autoimmune disorders.)

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#11

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Vet tech here … most of our older pets don’t die of old age, they die of cancer. It sucks.

There’s no way to prevent cancer. It’s a mutation of cells. However, to keep your good boi or gurl with you longer some things that really make a difference: a quality diet (please don’t feed them the cheapest stuff, it’s like humans eating the cheapest foods; not terribly healthy though it may fill all the nutritional requirements), all the regular vaccines (for the love of Dog, make sure you get your puppies the Parvo vaccine!), and a good flea/tick and heart worm preventative. Exercise and not letting them become overweight, and regular dentals are even better!

Also, screw you if you buy your vaccines for your domestic pets at the feed store or the tractor supply (talking dogs and cats here, not large farm animals). Just because it’s cheaper and has the same chemical name doesn’t mean you’re giving the right dose, amount, at the proper location, or getting the assurance that those vaccines have been treated and stored in the correct manner. You get what you pay for.

Rabeque , Hein van den Eijnden Report

Scagsy
Community Member
9 months ago

Our vet (who is also a top surgeon) actually recommended that we buy our pet drugs online as they work out way cheaper. This was partly due to the fact that our pup was born with a bad liver and because of that we couldn't get insurance. So she was helping us out. If you buy your drugs from a reputable pharmacy then there is no reason to suspect that they are any less effective than vet-supplied medicines.

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#12

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About The TSA missed 96% of contraband during an inspection in 2015.

Hollywood899 , Steve Jurvetson Report

J Rob
Community Member
9 months ago

Security theater.

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#13

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Roughly 40% of murders go unsolved.

Shagrrotten , Bill Smith Report

J Rob
Community Member
9 months ago

Globally??

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#14

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About The creator of Plants vs. Zombies was fired from EA because he hated the idea of microtransactions.

minemaster1337 , Janet Report

Muff_Fluff
Community Member
9 months ago

Why couldn’t he have taken over EA? I want my free Sims DLC.

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#15

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Mushrooms are more like humans than plants.

MeatWad111 , Luke Jones Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
9 months ago

We're a bunch of fun guys 🍄🍄🍄

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#16

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About There's a wasp in Australia that hunts spiders.

It doesn't eat them, though. It paralyses them, makes a little mud cocoon for each one, and before sealing it off, lays a single egg on the now trapped spider.

The egg hatches, the larva eats the still alive (and still paralysed) spider, and then breaks out of the cocoon as a wasp.

Turns out they're all over the world, not just Australia. If you see a wasp dragging a spider, that's what's going on.

pinkpanzer101 , Jean and Fred Report

lenka
Community Member
9 months ago

Wasps also hunt baby catapillars. They puncture the little catapillars and lay thier eggs inside the caterpillar's body. The wasp larvae hatch and begin to eat the caterpillar alive from the inside until they break through the caterpillars skin and start weaving thier cocoons. That's not even the worst part... the poor caterpillar will remain alive just long enough to protect the wasp cocoons until they emerge.

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#17

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About In 2006, a team of scientific researchers in Iceland were gathering clams in order to study the effects of climate change. They froze the clams, which ended up killing them. They ended up killing the oldest known clam still left alive, nicknamed, “Ming”, which was 507 years old.

hostilecarrot , Jeremy Keith Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
9 months ago

Oh no, I get it. Clam Ming... Clamming.

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#18

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About We're closer to the year 2051 than we are 1991.

sroche24 , Kevin Muncie Report

Scagsy
Community Member
9 months ago

Shut up.

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#19

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Diarrhea kills 2,195 children every day—more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.

Reverse_Waterfall , John Hickey-Fry Report

Jo Choto
Community Member
9 months ago

To be clear, this is because most children in the world do not have access to clean drinking water, and die of the parasites and other diseases in the water they do drink, most of which cause vomiting and diarrhoea. The image of a nice western toilet is a bit misleading!

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#20

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Persistent hiccups can be stopped with a digital rectal massage (aka finger up the a**)

recklessspirit , Nate Grigg Report

R Carson
Community Member
9 months ago

I'll pass.

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#21

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Every Cruise ship has a morgue.

Official_Zach55 , Carlos Ebert Report

Robert T
Community Member
9 months ago

Above a certain size, maybe, but on smaller ships they will likely have to designate a room to be used as such in the event that it is needed. It might sound strange, but cruisers tend to be the older generation, so it is not exactly surprising.

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#22

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About That in all likelihood your name will be forgotten after 2 generations.

devildance3 , Mack Male Report

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
9 months ago

I suspect my name has already been forgotten by most of the people I have ever known. Oh, well, there's always BP. 😁

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#23

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About During the bubonic plague the Mongolians launched infected dead bodies over the walls of different civilizations.

ShareAcademic9945 , martin_vmorris Report

lenka
Community Member
9 months ago

Not just the mongolians. This has been a method of bio warfare in europe throughout the ages.

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#24

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About A gamma Ray burst from space could hit us at anytime and we have no way of detecting them before it happens, we'll all just pass away instantly.

bluewardog , Matt Harasymczuk Report

Adam Hendron
Community Member
9 months ago

That's how they make way for the super highway through our galaxy

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#25

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About In WW2 allied scientists stuffed dead rats with explosives to aid French resistance fighter who would leave them in factories to be thrown in furnaces and detonated.

tuckerdoodle2 , madaise Report

Wise beauty
Community Member
9 months ago

They also put small bombs on bats that would fall of within a day or two & explode.

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#26

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About 95% of whale semen is dumped into the ocean during mating.

CrippledHuman , Navin75 Report

Ms.M.
Community Member
9 months ago

ah yes, sperm whales

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#27

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About A gorillas schlong is on average 2 inches or less. Guess what, human males on average pack 4-5 inches, which is more firepower than a gorilla; congrats.

TheCerealKilled , Allison Harger Report

DidiRomski
Community Member
9 months ago

Known a few gorillas in my time!

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#28

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Your bones are wet.

FoxTailedGamer , ella Report

Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
9 months ago

YOUR bones are wet!!

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#29

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Some tumors grow teeth and hair.

padraigharrington2 , Amherst College Report

Robert T
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

Some even run for office. /s

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#30

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Everyone celebrates their birthday each year. But we also have a "deathday" we unknowingly pass each year but because it hasnt happened we dont know which day.

SoccerGamerGuy7 , halahmoon Report

iblowsheep
Community Member
9 months ago

YOU may not know your deathday, but are you sure there isn't someone close to you who does?

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#31

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About False Vacuum Decay - the entire universe could blink out of existence in (from our perspective) an instant.

BeigePhilip , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Report

Pezor Zass
Community Member
9 months ago

oh hurry up, please!

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#32

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About About 50 kids in the US are backed over by cars every week.

overengineered , Leonid Mamchenkov Report

daking
Community Member
9 months ago

that's just sad... people need to watch where their going.

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#33

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About The funny T Pose that an anteater does? Yeah that's Mr. Anteater telling you hes seconds away from literally disemboweling you with one swipe. Next time you see an anteater doing the funny pose just remember they are trying to give you a free C-section with one singular claw slash.

Franks_Spice_Sauce , Josephine Dorado Report

Pezor Zass
Community Member
9 months ago

i'm sorry? are you guys meeting anteaters every day? maybe i'm more sheltered than i thought.

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#34

The average number of arms/legs a human has is less than 2.

Maximum-Garden-2665 Report

Terilee Bruyere
Community Member
9 months ago

That makes sense, considering there are more amputees than there are conjoined twins or those with birth defects resulting in extra limbs.

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#35

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Orcas can skin penguins.

Yu_jinie , Chad Sparkes Report

Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
9 months ago

I think it's more interisting that the orca is a natural enemy of the moose..

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#36

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Dentists have the highest suicide rate of all doctors.

TheRoxzo , Herry Lawford Report

Toni Alabakovski
Community Member
9 months ago

I thought it was veterinarians? Or do they not count? Or I could be wrong?

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#37

Ted Cruz is younger than Gwen Stefani.

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Jessica LanSpe
Community Member
9 months ago

Maybe. But I'd rather listen to Gwen than Ted.

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#38

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About There is only one Pokémon that cannot learn any normal type attacks, and that Pokémon is Weedle.

BackwardsLongJump- , Alpha Report

More Thinking Needed
Community Member
9 months ago

I am so happy I have no idea what this means.

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#39

40 Not-So-Fun Facts That People In This Online Group Can’t Forget About Suicide Squad has won more Academy Awards than The Shawshank Redemption.

honeybeeMA , AntMan3001 Report

Scagsy
Community Member
9 months ago (edited)

Yes, Shawshank was nominated for seven Oscars but Tom Hanks' Forrest Gump swept the board that year. Suicide Squad won once for Make-Up and Hairstyling. This fact does not sit well with me.

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#40

Harriet Tubman was a spy for the Union army and gave them lots of good information but she never received a pension or got military burial due to her race and gender.

Zebracorn42 Report

Thomas Biorogue
Community Member
9 months ago

Not true. Quit lying and quit trying to make everything about race. She did get a pension, $20 a month, and rec'd military honors at her funeral.

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