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10 Haunting Real-Life Facts You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

You can never stop learning in a world that is constantly changing. Many of us are hungry for knowledge bites to help us navigate our surroundings. However, while it’s easy to be amazed by what humans and nature can do, there’s a darker side to both that we often overlook.

RefrigeratorDry495, a Redditor, decided to learn more about it recently and reached out to AskReddit to start a discussion regarding simple yet highly disturbing and scary facts. People from far and wide rolled up their sleeves and started typing out responses that really are not for the faint of heart.

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We at Fact Story handpicked some of the most popular answers from the thread, ranging from creepy facts about our past to alarmingly unsettling statistics. So if you’re ready to witness how real life can be far more terrifying than fiction, continue scrolling and share your thoughts with us in the comments! A word of caution: some of these facts can be overwhelming.

#1

Sharks have been around for at least 420 million years, surviving four of the “big five” mass mass extinctions. That makes them older than humans, Mount Everest, dinosaurs, and even trees. Yet we could potentially see them extinct in our lifetime

#2

If a biological trait is common in almost every human, then it evolved for a reason. Almost everybody has the same response to the “uncanny valley,” or in other words we are made uncomfortable by things that look almost human but not quite. This implies humans once had a reason to fear something that looks human but isn’t.

#3

You have no way of knowing if everyone has the same experience of reality and consciousness as you have.

If there’s one thing that never ceases to amaze us, it’s the world’s wealth of knowledge. We can spend years trying to make sense of our surroundings by gaining new information every chance we get. Another benefit is that we get to liven up boring conversations by coming up with new amazing ideas for making the world a better place.

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#4

If the Victorian British hadn’t eaten the most of Egyptian mummies, they wouldn’t be so rare now.

Yep. Mummy powder was sold as some kind of (bs) medicine.

They believed that mummies are miraculous cure , so they ate mummy powder like savage cannibals they were so afraid of.

#5

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According to statistics, if you are a woman and are murdered in your own house, it is most likely by a family member, partner, or ex-partner.

If you’re a man and you’re murdered, it’s most likely by a stranger or acquaintance in a public place.

#6

The sea/oceans supplied the majority of oxygen. People, on the other hand, are always talking about protecting trees, not seas or oceans.

#7

the world invests more money in viagra and botox than in the study of Alzheimer

#8

Cotard’s syndrome, often known as “walking corpse syndrome,” is a mental illness in which the patient feels they are dead, dying, missing body parts, or don’t exist.

Because they feel they are dead, some people with Cotard’s syndrome may stop speaking or eating.

#9

You can condition someone with zero personal/family history of mental illness into having some very severe mental illnesses within about a week.

#10

Any one of a number of cosmic events that we have no way of seeing or stopping, such as rogue black holes, could destroy the entire world in an instant.
Worse…there are some events we can very much see coming, but do absolutely nothing about.

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