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20 People Share The Most ‘Deeply Unsettling Facts’ They Know

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The internet has made information significantly more accessible to all of us, but there’s obviously still so much going on in the world that the vast majority of knowledge never even crosses our individual radars.

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This means that while hearing random facts may not have the same mystery as they used to before one could simply Google them for confirmation, they’re still pretty fun. And definitely wild.

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A recent Reddit thread called on users to share the most deeply unsettling random facts that they know, and Redditors were up to the challenge. Buckle up — some of these will sit with you for far too long.

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Tumors can grow teeth.

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The USA has lost 6 nuclear weapons that were never found.

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They used to not use anesthesia on babies when they would do surgery.

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In the 1800s a LOT of dentures were made using the teeth of dead soldiers.

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All whales eventually lose the energy to surface for oxygen, so they basically just sink and drown

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Mummy brown is a paint hue partially made up of ground-up Egyptian mummies. There are paintings made of dead people.

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Beagles are the most popular breed of dogs used in testing because they are the most forgiving to humans.

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Terminal lucidity is the return of mental clarity or memory or consciousness shortly before death. This happens to around 10% of people with dementia.

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You only know of the serial killers, murderers and rapists that get caught or want to be caught, there are lots and lots of them that are so good they don’t get caught.

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After the bombing of Hiroshima, “black rain” that contained radioactive material fell, and many didn’t realize it until it was too late.

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With the permafrost and tundra thawing out bacteria and other microorganisms that we know nothing about are becoming active again.

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If a hamster manages to get it’s hands on your body if you are dead, it will use chunks of your skin, hair and other stuff to make a nest. Leaving a very bloody and messy scene behind.

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Veteran criminals in the gulags would recruit naïve prisoners for their escape attempts called “cows” for the sole purpose of eating them when they ran out of food in the Siberian wilderness.

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An injury to the brain can turn you into a completely different person, as well as removing your ability to comprehend that it did. It doesn’t even have to be a particularly bad one either, it just has to hit the right part of your brain.

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In extreme cases of scurvy, your scars break down and old wounds re-open. Collagen keeps scars together and that collagen maintains itself throughout our lives. But without vitamin C, that process begins to halt and the collagen breaks down.

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Paradoxical undressing. it happens during the last stages of hypothermia. as your nerves are damaged, the person removes all of their clothing in freezing temperatures because they feel irrationally hot.

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In the Battle Of Verdun, over a million artillery shells were fired onto a 19 mile wide stretch of land in the first 12 hours. If you were lucky enough to survive until then, the sound alone was enough to drive you insane.

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Cadmium poisoning is so horrible the name in Japanese (イタイイタイ病) literally translates to it hurt it hurts. Cadmium poisoning can cause your bones to literally soften; also it can cause kidney/lung disease, chills, muscle aches, hair loss, and fever.

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In 1933, a doctor named Carl Tanzler raided the tomb of a female patient with whom he’d become obsessed and stole her body. He lived with the corpse for seven years. As the body fell apart, he attached the corpse’s bones together with wire and coat hangers, and fitted the face with glass eyes. He was only caught when someone saw him dancing with the corpse in front of an open window.

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The world’s most prolific living serial killer is a man called Pedro Lopez. He was convicted of the killing of 110 girls. But he claims he has raped and murdered over 300. His current whereabouts are unknown. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_L%C3%B3pez_(serial_killer)

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