20 Not-So-Fun Facts That Might Make You Feel Uneasy, As Shared in This Online Group
From the celestial bodies roaming around the universe to the tiny cells living and thriving inside our bodies, the world is full of miraculous things. However, terrifying things exist in our world too.
When a Reddit user asked people, “What is a scary or horrifying fact that shouldn’t be true, but is?”, folks replied with lots of intriguing yet disturbing real-life facts. Scroll below to read some of those answers.
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“Human trafficking makes 150 billion a year in money.”
“You could die at any moment without any notice and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it.”
“There are 18 genocides taking place right now on this planet, and dozens have happened since WWII ended.”
“An estimated 1.5 billion disposable masks entered the oceans last year, and that’s on top of a dramatic increase in other single use plastics.”
“Pigs can dispose of a body with relative ease.”
“When you get a sunburn, your cells are dying to avoid becoming cancerous.”
“In 2009 a paralyzed Belgian awoke from a **23-YEARS-LONG** coma, and it was discovered he was fully conscious and could hear everything around him the entire time.
Like.. What. The. Actual. F!?!? Just imagine lying there not being able to move for two decades but also being aware of your surroundings. That’s all kinds of messed up nightmare fuel right there.”
“You might feel like the healthiest person in the world and yet still randomly die in your sleep. Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome is just one example. There are tons of small obstructions and irregularities that your heart could be suffering from that go completely unnoticed by you, your friends, and your doctors. You might be at an increased risk of just passing on when you go to bed tonight, and no one would even suspect as much until you actually died.”
“In Mississippi and some parts of Florida, there is a Bacteria in the water at the coast that will literally eat your flesh off of you. Florida is much safer than Mississippi though. At least, in that aspect.
There is a mosquito in Florida that, when it bites you, can make your brain swell inside your skull and can possibly kill you.”
“The average American consumes over 150 pounds of sugar every year.
That’s approximately 187g of sugar per day for my metric system friends.”
“you have a higher chance of dying to a swarm of bees than of winning the lottery.”
“The supervulcano under yellow stone is still active and can errupt. The chances are very low but If it does, It can cause devistation in whole USA. Spreading ashes over the whole Country and parts of Canada.”
“There is more actual lemon juice in lemon-scented Pledge spray than there is in Country Time Lemonade.”
“Being gay is illegal in 69 countries.
In 7 of those countries homosexuality is punishable by death.”
“The existence of people who believe that the earth is flat, despite the overwhelming amount of evidence that it isn’t.”
“When you have scurvy, all your old scars and wounds open up, due to the vitamin needed to maintain scar tissue.
So for me for example, I had my jaw dislocated and my gums cut open from check to check to remove wisdom teeth.
If I got scurvy I would bleed uncontrollably from the inside of my mouth out.
What would be your most horrifying scar?”
“Google fired two of their leaders in the AI ethics team for publishing articles about the dangers of an AI Google supported:)”
“A lone pilot was flying in Australia in 1978. He reported to air traffic control that he was accompanied by an aircraft above him. When asked to identify the aircraft, he replied “It isn’t an aircraft”. His plane disappeared, and was never to be found again.”
“Virtually everybody has the capacity to kill, they just haven’t been put under the circumstances where it would be a preferable option.”
“How dark the BTS of the Wizard of Oz is. In Judy Garland’s(Dorothy) own words “… they had us working days and nights on end. They’d give us pep-up pills to keep us on our feet long after we were exhausted. Then they’d take us to the studio hospital and knock us cold with sleeping pills- Mickey sprawled out on one bed and me on another. Then after four hours they’d wake us up and give us the pep-up pills again so we could work another seventy two hours in a row. Half of the time we were hanging from the ceiling, but it became a way of life for us.””