25 Alarming Facts I Learned from A Reddit Thread!

25 Alarming Facts I Learned from A Reddit Thread!

25 Alarming Facts I learned from A Reddit Thread!

On a list of my favorite things to do, learning new and interesting facts would rank near the top for me. I love finding fresh facts I haven’t heard before. If the fact is a disturbing or alarming fact, even better.

This list of 25 Alarming facts were all learned from a Reddit Thread titled “What are some simple yet incredibly disturbing/scary facts?” There’s a link to the thread at the bottom of the page if you’re interested.

25 Alarming Facts I learned from A Reddit Thread!

25 Alarming Facts You May Not Want To Know!
  • Egyptian mummies wouldn’t be so rare today if the British hadn’t eaten most of them in the Victorian era. The British would eat human flesh for medicinal purposes. Since the mummies were so well preserved they were often used.
  • Once you have the first symptom of Rabies, it is too late to reverse.
  • Moving back the start time for school in an area resulted in 70% less car accidents.
  • Statistically speaking, if you are a woman and get murdered, it was most likely by a family member, partner or ex-partner, in your own home.
  • If you are a man and get murdered, it was most likely by an acquaintance or stranger, in a public place.
  • There’s a 1-in-3 chance police will never identify your killer if you’re murdered in the US.
  • Bored ducklings can become cannibals!
Cannibalism and ducks ducklings when bored will turn into cannibals
  • Capgras Syndrome is a mental delusion where you believe that the people closest to you have been replaced by impostors
  • Less than 10% of all species even have the possibility of being fossilized, and even more will never be discovered. So we only know about the existence of about 3% of all macroscopic life to have existed.
  • You can be seriously injured from a sneeze
  • If given access to it, butterflies will happily drink blood.
  • If you have a parasite in your body, there’s only a slim chance you’ll know about it before it pops out of your skin or leaves through the back door
  • Orca whales have been seen actively hunting moose in Canada
  • NASA simulated the response effort to a killer asteroid and determined they would need a minimum of 5 years notice to have any chance of deflecting it—more realistically 10.
Asteroid destroying the Earth
  • Sharks have been around for at least 420 million years, meaning they have survived four of the “big five” mass extinctions. That makes them older than humanity, older than Mount Everest, older than dinosaurs, older even than trees. Yet we could potentially see them extinct in our lifetime
  • Cotard’s syndrome, also called “walking corpse syndrome,” is a condition wherein the patient believes they are dead, dying, missing parts of their bodies, or don’t exist. Some people with Cotard’s syndrome may stop speaking or eating since they believe they’re dead.

17 Weird & Unsettling Facts

  • 6 nuclear weapons have been lost and never recovered since the 1950s.
  • Body integrity disorder. The PubMed.gov website describes it as “the extremely rare phenomenon of persons who desire the amputation of one or more healthy limbs or who desire a paralysis,” adding: “Some of these persons mutilate themselves; others ask surgeons for an amputation or for the transection of their spinal cord. Psychologists and physicians explain this phenomenon in quite different ways, but a successful psychotheraputic or pharmaceutical therapy is not known.”
  • There’s someone in your life that you’ve seen or talked to for the very last time.
  • It only takes one week to condition someone into having a severe mental illness. Regardless of their previous mental health.
25 Alarming Facts You May Not Want To Know! I learned on reddit
  • Pigs will eat you when they get the chance. And they won’t wait until you’re dead.
  • A male honey bee’s ejaculation is so strong it makes his penis explode, killing him.
  • Brain aneurysm. It’s unexpected and can happen to you at anytime. 75% of people die within a day.
  • At least a quarter of the people reading this will develop cancer at some point in their lives.
  • People struggle to fully appreciate the difference between a million and a billion. One million seconds is 11 days. One billion seconds is 31 years
Comparing a million to a billion

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25 Alarming Facts I Learned on a Reddit Thread!

Collected from the Reddit Thread “What are some simple yet incredibly disturbing/scary facts?” There are tons more on the thread if you’re interested in finding more disturbing or alarming facts.