53 Mildly Disturbing Facts People Have Shared In This Viral Thread That You Might Regret Learning

The internet is a powerful tool. There are seemingly no limits to the amount of information, both relevant and completely irrelevant, you can look up on your screen at any given time​. Whether we’re talking history, wildlife, or downright amusing bites of wisdom nobody even asked for, the web makes it look like the world is a truly fascinating place. Well… usually. Because every now and then, your curiosity takes you to unfamiliar places where you wander into some terrifyingly creepy collections of trivia.

But facts are facts, no matter what. And to really see the whole picture, we sometimes have to roll up our sleeves and venture down the knowledge rabbit hole filled with darker tidbits of information. “What is a fun fact that is mildly disturbing?” asked Redditor chilloutjack and immediately kicked off a thread that is not for the faint of heart.

We’ve gathered some of the most ‘unfun’ responses from the thread to share with you all, so continue scrolling! Upvote your favorite entries and let us know which ones creeped you out the most below in the comments.

If Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin got stuck on the moon the official policy was to cut communication and let them suffocate in silence, Nixon even had a speech prepared in case this happened.

thewhiterabbit223 , picryl Report

53 Mildly Disturbing Facts People Have Shared In This Viral Thread That You Might Regret Learning Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s mom had to be on set during the filming of his (attempted) sex scene in *Superbad* because he was only 17 at the time it was being filmed.

FloralBison Report

53 Mildly Disturbing Facts People Have Shared In This Viral Thread That You Might Regret Learning Male giraffes will headbutt a female in the bladder until she urinates, then it tastes the pee to helps it determine whether the female is ovulating.

-eDgAR- , pexels Report

53 Mildly Disturbing Facts People Have Shared In This Viral Thread That You Might Regret Learning The rescue dogs from ground zero on 9/11 developed PTSD and needed therapy afterwards because there were so few survivors and so many dead recovered that they thought they’d screwed everything up and done a bad job.

jeg26 , Fermin Rodriguez Penelas Report

53 Mildly Disturbing Facts People Have Shared In This Viral Thread That You Might Regret Learning Chimpanzees just flat out love to eat monkeys.

They love it so much they’ve feasted on certain breeds to local extinction.

Always found this mildly (moderately) disturbing because of the similarities in the species, like if wolves sought after puppies.

YourDailyDevil , Pixabay Report

53 Mildly Disturbing Facts People Have Shared In This Viral Thread That You Might Regret Learning Snow White is 14 years old, and Walt Disney instructed animators to make her look “old enough to marry”.

NoThisIs-Patrick Report

53 Mildly Disturbing Facts People Have Shared In This Viral Thread That You Might Regret Learning There’s a condition in which people become blind, but deny their blindness. The brain creates false perceptions to fill in for the lack of sight.

It’s called the Anton Syndrome

nunped , Thirdman Report

53 Mildly Disturbing Facts People Have Shared In This Viral Thread That You Might Regret Learning If you die while late into a pregnancy the build up of bodily gases can push the dead foetus out of your body. Its called postmortem fetal extrusion.

SirObalobus , Negative Space Report

53 Mildly Disturbing Facts People Have Shared In This Viral Thread That You Might Regret Learning In medieval times, diabetes was known as the honey sickness and to test for it a physician would have to taste your urine.

ebrum2010 , Julia Volk Report

53 Mildly Disturbing Facts People Have Shared In This Viral Thread That You Might Regret Learning There was a series of movies during the 1980s called the “Guinea Pig” films that were so gory that the director of the movies was actually investigated by the cops and had to show how he did the effects

DaNkMeMeKiNg69420 , Jakob Owens Report

53 Mildly Disturbing Facts People Have Shared In This Viral Thread That You Might Regret Learning When a male lion takes over a pride he will engage in infanticide and kill (and/or eat) all of the cubs that the previous male breed.

I know more disturbing facts than I care to admit.

Eddie843 , Pixabay Report

There are an estimated 35-50 active serial killers in the US. Famous serial killer Edmund Kemper (I think?) said he thinks that number is way higher because it was so easy not to get caught (he turned himself in).

rosewater___ Report

53 Mildly Disturbing Facts People Have Shared In This Viral Thread That You Might Regret Learning Meerkats are adorable creatures. They even started in a show called Meerkat Manor.

But they are, by far, the most murderous species of any animal, killing more of their own species with greater frequency than any other animal

anon , Pixabay Report

53 Mildly Disturbing Facts People Have Shared In This Viral Thread That You Might Regret Learning A Rat King happens when multiple rats become congealed together in a tangle of tails, dirt, hair and blood.

anon , wikimedia Report

The entire Universe outside our galaxy could have completely disappeared over 20,000 years ago and we still wouldn’t know it yet. Our view of the Universe is actually what it looked like anywhere from thousands to Billions of years ago -with no way to see what it actually looks like “right now”. Imagine if you looked out your front window and saw your yard as it was 6 months ago, neighbors house across the street a year ago, and houses a block or two away as they were several years ago. Also off in the distance you see the glaciers from the last ice age. That’s what it’s like looking out at the Universe.

UEizo Report

Bunnies actually have the ability to scream, but they will only scream if they feel they are about to die.

The-Clever-Idiot Report

They couldn’t give the firefighters from Chernobyl morphine, because their veins were literally melting.

BBRodriguez9 Report

Surinam toads gives birth from holes on their back. Seriously, it’s so painful to watch…

1968_razorkingx Report

The phrase “shoot for the moon. If you miss you’ll land amongst the stars.”

The next nearest star is 4.3 light years away. If you miss the moon, you’re absolutely f****d

Saziol Report

Your a*****e can stretch up to 8 inches without permanent damage and a raccoon can fit in a 4 inch hole

circumcised_corndog Report

Two out of three people have herpes. So, you probably have herpes. There are tons of herpes viruses. Not all of them cause sores.

dmomonay Report

The world record for most kidney stones passed is 6,504 by Don Winfield, the most being removed is 172,155.
The largest kidney stone ever removed. was 20cm long and weighed 4.4 pounds, another being 13 cm.

PNote09 Report

A lion’s tongue is so rough it can lick your skin off. I learned this valuable piece of information from a toy in a Arby’s kids’ meal when I was younger.

humanoid-surprise Report

Want to ruin Finding Nemo?

Clownfish live in groups that are all male except for the biggest and most aggressive fish who is the Dominant Female. The next biggest fish is the Dominant Male, and these two are the only ones who breed. When the dominant female dies, the dominant male changes gender to become the dominant female. All the other males then fight to become the dominant male, and the cycle continues.

If you keep a Clownfish male on his own for long enough, he will become female.

Sygga Report

If it weren’t for a layer of snot lining the inner walls of your stomach, the acid would burn through you and your insides would fall onto the floor.

A-Drunk-Scoty Report

Burnt humans smell like smoked Texas barbecue.

Before anybody calls me a serial killer, I worked in a trauma ER and the bad burn victims smelled exactly like this.

RidingKeys Report

Nutmeg was used as a hallucinogenic before modern drugs. It can also kill you if more than a tablespoon is eaten at once.”

Resiste-et-mortes Report

It isn’t your sweat that smells, it comes from bacteria living on your body essentially s******g stuff out after they feast on your secretions

riecrwz Report

The sea cucumber will disembowel itself when it feels threatened. It will projectile vomit its digestive system to scare off a predator.

Zbignich Report

If you have a boob job, the database for implants is so well-kept and readily available across the country that they can identify your body based on the serial number of your implants.

MissMadcap Report

If you get bit by the right(wrong) fly, you can get worms in your eye(s).
They can live up to 17 years.

justjoshinaround Report

Humans produce enough saliva in their lifetime to fill two swimming pools.

anon Report

Brain Aneurysms have little to no warning (Headache) and are only diagnosable by CT Scan. Roughly **1 in 50 people in the US have an unruptured Brain aneurysm right now that could rupture at any time.** A quarter of BA cases were misdiagnosed and 75% of those we’re no CT scans ordered by the doctor.

Enjoy your next Headache.

i_fkin_luv_it_mate Report

Octopuses have what is called, “decentralized intelligence” which essentially means that their limbs have their own “intelligence”. For example, if a severed human limb touches acid or fire or anything that would cause pain, nothing would happen however if an octopus limb touches acid or fire, it would recoil and avoid it, even though it’s been severed and is no longer attached to the octopus.

ZFoxyClean Report

There’s a condition out there that when tissue get damaged, them body replaces the damaged tissue with bone instead of regenerating the organ, as the person ages, they become slowly encased in a prison of bone until they cannot move anymore, the organs inside them turn hard, and eventually they die at the age of 11, the longest reported life of someone who had this condition lived to 13

Sythosz Report

Owl wing feathers are unique in having comb-like leading (front) edges that change the way air moves over the surface and allows for incredibly silent flight. This is why owls are able to fly right at you, or prey, without the tell-tale ‘whoosh’ noise that you would hear if something like a hawk did the same.

SteamboatMcGee Report

There was something in the 1960s called Project Acoustic Kitty where basically the CIA wanted to put microphones and transmitters inside of cats and use them to spy on the Soviets. It cost about $20 million and was a huge failure, with the first cat supposedly getting hit by a car and killed immediately after being released. Even though it failed the thought of my own pet being used by the government to spy on me is pretty unsettling.

-eDgAR- Report

He song hotel California is actually about drug addiction. For example, the “pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends.” Are actually he side affects. And “You can checkout any time you like. But you can never leave.” When I learned it, I was shocked.

Tuxedobacon325 Report

Pineapples have an enzyme that dissolves meat, meaning that when you eat one, it’s technically eating you back.

French-Toaster Report

If you contract rabies it can lay dormant in your body for years until one day you get a headache, and by then its already too late and you will slowly go insane and grow an erratic fear of water and Inability to swallow – then you die.

swagxake Report

Everyone has demodex, or eyelash mites, living in their eyelashes. They are microscopic and typically do not cause any issues. People may get skin problems if their demodex population gets out of control, but that can be avoided with proper hygiene.

They feed on dead skin cells, but they’ve apparently also started taking a liking to mascara.

Edit: I stand corrected. According to another user (I apologize, if you’re reading this, I don’t remember your username), only about ~1/5 of the population has them, but considering there’s over 7 billion humans on the planet, that’s still a lot of people lol

your_moms_butthole Report

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