Learning is fun…usually. Every once in a while you might run across one of those educational tidbits that just ruins your day. Its either gross, depressing, or just extremely introspective. Having said that, get ready because these are 25 facts that will ruin your day and maybe even your week.
Out of your 10 closest friends, 1 of you is statistically likely to die before the age of 40.
You forget most of your experiences, and every time you recall something that you actually remember, you corrupt it slightly. Basically, nothing was the way you actually remember it being.
A few corporations control 90% of the media that people view. (Social media has changed this significantly.)
On average, the Earth is hit by a solar storm every 150 years. The last one was 155 years ago.
Feeding a mouse cheese will cause its body to overheat and eventually die. So yes, mousetraps work even when they don’t work.
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50% of doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class.
Jamie and Adam from Mythbusters aren’t really friends off camera.
There is no “cloud.” It’s just a stranger's computer. (Okay, this is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but some people really don't know this.)
Most root beer is flavored with wintergreen flavoring. Once you notice it, it’s hard to un-notice.
Sugar free gummy bears are known for giving people diarrhea.
Dolphins, ducks, and otters are known to be necrophilic.
Just wait until you see numbers 13 & 8!
Puppies like squeaky toys because of their wolf instincts. It sounds like prey being killed.
The girl who voiced Ducky in the Land Before Time was murdered by her father out of jealousy for the attention she was getting. Her father proceeded to then kill her mother, light the house on fire, and commit suicide.
If you’re in high school right now, most of your friends won’t even be your acquaintances in the next 5 years.
At this moment, someone is starving to death. They will die by the time you go to sleep tonight.
Bread isn’t good for ducks. By feeding them bread, you are actually killing them slowly.
Air Bud had his leg amputated in 1997 because of cancer. He died from it in 1998,
Dr. Seuss cheated on his wife while she had cancer, and then she committed suicide.
Researchers found a 507 year old clam, so they tried to open it up. By doing so, they accidentally killed the oldest living thing.
The 9/11 search and rescue dogs were actually getting depressed from only finding dead bodies, so their trainers had to hide in the rubble so that they would find someone alive.
Ear wigs can fly
In spite of living healthy, exercising, and eating right, you can still drop dead at any instant from an aneurysm.
Almost everybody on Earth is walking around with a bunch of poop inside of them.
Most people eventually get hemorrhoids.
Since spiders molt, when you see what you think is a dead spider, it may just be that the spider left behind its exoskeleton and is now bigger than before.
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