22 Unsettling Facts

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1.

It’s 100% possible for you to throw up poop.


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It’s called feculant vomiting and can happen when there’s a blockage in the intestines.

Many of these errors are caused by illegible prescriptions or dosage recommendation.

3.

Your immune system doesn’t take care of your eyes, and if it could, it would hurt them.


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Immune responses like swelling and temperature raising can damage the eye, so the eye has its own immune response separate from your immune system.

Dog mouths aren’t necessarily cleaner than human mouths, but you have a much smaller chance of picking up harmful germs from a dog than you do another human.

5.

The bodies of those who drown in Lake Tahoe seldom decompose and seldom rise to the surface.


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This is also true of Lake Superior. The lakes are too cold for bacteria to live, so there is nothing to decompose the bodies. When they drown, the lungs fill up with water, and the body sinks. In other waters, bacteria would start decomposing the body, making it rise. Where bacteria can’t thrive, the body stays sunk.

A 28-year-old patient named Artyom Sidorkin reportedly inhaled the seed of a fir tree, which had sprouted and grown in his lung. Doctors thought they were dealing with a tumor and were stunned when they made the discovery.

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There’s a 1 in 3 chance police will never identify your killer if you’re murdered in the US.


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NPR reports that, “Criminologists estimate that at least 200,000 murders have gone unsolved since the 1960s.”

8.

You can get bed bugs from movie theater seats.


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Not only are the seats sometimes cloth cushions, but also bed bugs are attracted to the amount of CO2 expelled in movie theaters. They can get into these places by attaching to people’s bags or clothes, who unknowingly carry them in.

9.

Before 1987, doctors would operate on babies without anesthesia partially because they didn’t think babies could feel pain.

There were also concerns that anesthesia would be lethal when administered to newborns. However, now we know “that their pain responses are as well developed as older children.”

10.

There are over 250,000 deaths a year due to medical error.

11.

Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome is a condition where someone seemingly healthy dies suddenly with no apparent cause of death.

The amount of bacteria depends on how sick or drool-y the birthday person is.

13.

Cockroaches have been recorded eating human flesh, both living and dead, as well as fingernails, eyelashes, feet, and hands.


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The American cockroach and German cockroach are more likely to bite humans than other species.

14.

Seventy-two percent of shopping carts contain fecal bacteria.


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And 50% of shopping carts contain E. coli.

15.

About 1 in 50 people in the United States currently have a brain aneurysm that just hasn’t ruptured.


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That’s about 6.5 million people.

16.

And a brain aneurysm ruptures about once every 18 minutes.


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Around 30,000 people suffer from ruptures each year.

17.

The air you breathe in a train station is 15% human skin.

If you think leaving a train station will save you from inhaling skin, just know that about 80% of the floating specs you see in a sun beam are also skin.

18.

Thomas Hargrove, a homicide archivist, estimates that there are over 2,000 serial killers at large right now.

According to his records, there are over 27,000 murders that aren’t even in FBI files.

19.

Twenty percent of children report hearing voices.


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20.

If the sun exploded right now, you wouldn’t know about it for another eight minutes.

The energy from the explosion would be traveling at the speed of light, which means it would take 8 minutes and 20 seconds to travel from the sun to the Earth.

21.

Dogs like squeaky toys because they mimic the screams of their prey.


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There’s a theory that they rip the squeaker out of the toy because as long as it squeaks, the dog still thinks it’s alive.

22.

Finally, the dead outnumber the living 15 to 1.


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In 1968, the dead outnumbered the living by roughly 29 to1.

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/audreyworboys/unsettling-facts