20 Disturbing Facts That Might Make People Say “Well, That’s Enough Internet For Today”

Published 1 year ago

Sometimes we come across random information that is so weird or dark that we wish we never knew about it in the first place. The world is full of crazy things that are unknown to most people. And there is a reason for it! Not everyone can digest unsettling facts easily.

A Redditor recently asked people about disturbing things that they never knew, and folks on Reddit delivered some strange and sad facts that are not for the faint-hearted. Read some of those distressing facts below!

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Image source: SuvenPan, Thomas Ricker

A toddler’s adult teeth are right below their eyes.


Image source: CFPB2421, freckledtravels

The type of skin on your lips is called the mucosa and is the same skin found on your a**s because they are two ends of what’s essential a pipe called the alimentary canal.


Image source: A911owner, Daniel Lobo

A guy I used to work with had either a condition or got a virus (I don’t remember which, this was about 20 years ago) that attacked his spine; he went to bed fine and woke up the next day totally paralyzed from the waist down. He spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair. There was no slow progression, just walking fine one day and completely unable to walk the next.

Edit: I just looked up his obituary (he passed in 2011) he apparently had Transverse Myelitis that led him to become paralyzed.


Image source: Block444Universe, Mariah

That animals get abused by sadistic a******s every day and there’s nothing I can do about it.

And I don’t just mean food industry horror, I also mean casual abuse of pets, abuse by sadistic people of strays for pleasure, out of boredom, neglect of pets, horses being starved to death. Old animals being abandoned, etc.

The animal rights laws are way too weak even in the strictest of countries in my opinion. I can’t unknow it and I can’t do anything about it and if I think about too much I can’t handle it.


Image source: Ausramm, ICMA Photos

After any significant natural disaster or conflict starts up, human traffickers swarm to the country looking for unattended children. Law enforcement will start watching ports of entry for the usual suspects….. the usual suspects.


Image source: Gmeister-Primus, Krzysztof Belczyński

When cats sense they’re not long for this world they’ll leave to go die somewhere outside…..alone. I wish mine would’ve just stayed at home.


Image source: Mr_Sassy_Basket, Puriri deVry

The reason why morgues prefer to hire women, not men.


Image source: Ashtomyley, vintagelove67

That babies didn’t receive any anesthesia, even for open heart surgeries, etc. until the late 1980’s.


Image source: -eDgAR-, Nicholas LabyrinthX

I remember watching an episode of the show *Monsters Inside Me* where this 16-year-old kid was doing something outside and a fly flew into his eye. It only made contact for about a microsecond, but it was enough time for it to lay eggs. After they hatched they started eating his eye from the inside and he was starting to go blind until a doctor finally figured out what was wrong.

Just imagine that, getting your eye eaten from the inside and losing your sight all because a fly *very* briefly made contact with you. Ever since I learned about this I get really paranoid when there is a fly around my face because of the fact that this could possibly happen to me.


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In Dubai, I’ve witnessed the acts of human trafficking and illegal prostitution, I’ve tried my best to get it onto the light at the time I was there, but everyone there kind of aware of it already and said that no one can or will do s**t here.

Even the the daughter of the crowned king, A literal Princess had tried to escape the country but was caught and brought back. I left the country the next week, Couldn’t stand the thought of it.


Image source: dont_u_know, myllissa

It’s illegal in India to find out the gender of your baby, because so many prefer boys over girls.


Image source: aircavrocker, Best Picko

You can do everything right in life, making no mistakes along the way, and still fail to accomplish your lifelong dream.


Image source: tooshyforreddit, Phanta89

That one can be aware they are in coma and not able to get out of it. I get anxious just thinking about it.


Image source: All_Your_Base, istolethetv

Absolute *perfect* health is merely the **slowest** rate at which you are dying.


Image source: Gerryislandgirl, Jon Sullivan

Zombie fires. They are basically peat fields near the Arctic where the permafrost has melted and have warmed up so quickly they started fires that refuse to die.


Image source: Hopeful-Wonder-7607, Dominic Milton Trott

Hospital-acquired delirium is insanely common in hospitalized elderly patients.

Ever been woken up in the middle of the night by a hospitalized loved one thinking they’re at home, in a hotel, in a different hospital, rambling about s**t that makes zero sense, and perhaps thinking it’s a different year? I am every night. And I’m starting to lose my f*****g mind.

But you know what’s f*****g hilarious? My grandma at 96 handled 2 weeks in the hospital with no issue, whereas my 68 year old father literally acts like a patient with dementia… Maybe he’s developing dementia, I don’t know. Again, I’m losing my f*****g mind too.


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My mom lives far from me and we only get to see each other once a year. She’s 65. Even if I’m lucky and she lives until 80 or so, I’m going to physically see her around 15 more times. The idea of it being so limited makes my stomach hurt.


Image source: Scarfs-Fur-Frumpkin, Gytizzz

Just how painful and torturous extreme radiation sickness is.

Imagine feeling your muscles and organs dissolve inside your own body while skin just sloughs off, while being fully conscious and feeling everything.


Image source: BurntSpaghettiEnnard, James Joel

Every single female at birth on my father’s side got first pregnant at 14, had a miscarriage, then had their first child at 16, at least up until my older sister, she is 16 and so far has never gotten pregnant. Lets hope it stays that way until she is ready because most of my dads family dropped put of high school to take care of the child.

also, the day of my older sister’s 16th birthday, our father called her, BEGGING her to give him grand babies asap… i hate my fathers side of the family. this is why i don’t consider him as my father.


Image source: Vexonte, Mohamed Jama

We are possibly on the brink of medical technology and treatments losing a hundred years of progress because new strains of bacteria are becoming anti biotic resistant and finding new antibiotics is a slow process far out passed by the amount of resistant bacteria. Imagine getting a minor cut on your hand and dying from it.

Added benefit, our own immune systems have also taken a hit as well because our over use of antibiotics has killed alot of the good bacteria in our bodies that works with our immune system.

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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