25 Of The Most Disturbing Things You’ll Learn Today

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Did you know that 15% of the air you breathe in an average metro station is human skin? These are 25 of the most disturbing things you’ll learn today.

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Most of the knowledge we have about treating hypothermia came from Nazi human experimentation

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According to the FDA, the average person consumes one pound of insects every year, mostly mixed into other foods

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Male chicks are often tossed into the grinder as babies because roosters are not as tasty as hens

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During the 1950s, the Canadian government forced the Inuit into settlements. An elderly Eskimo wanted to escape but his family took away all his tools. He made a knife out of his own feces and frozen spit, killed a dog with it and used its ribs and organs to make a sled. He then tied other dogs to it and rode off.

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90% of drink fountains at fast food restaurants like McDonalds have been found to contain fecal matter

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There are more vacant houses than homeless people in the USA

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Hitler’s plan for Moscow after capturing it was to kill all its residents and replace it with a lake

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Lina Medina, a girl from Peru, gave birth when she was 5 years old.

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There have been studies showing that after a person has been decapitated, their brain maintains consciousness for several seconds

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If you starve a pig for a few days it will happily consume a human

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Pirates kidnapped Julius Caesar when he was 22. His charisma led the pirates to treat him as a friend. He even insisted they double his ransom. He then said he would crucify them when he was free. They laughed it off as a playful joke. Upon his release, however, he raised a fleet, returned, and crucified them.

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15% of the air in an average metro station is human skin

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The human ear will rip off with the same amount of effort that it takes to rip 12 sheets of regular bond paper

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There are mites that live in your eyelashes and they come out when you sleep to feed on your dead cells

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There are about 200 perfectly preserved corpses on the summit of Mount Everest

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When you smell something you are actually breathing in particles of that substance

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There is a skeleton inside of you

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The average mattress doubles in weight over the course of 10 years due to dust mites and dust mite poop

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If a male lion takes over a pride he kills all the cubs

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Fecal matter can travel through up to 10 layers of toilet paper

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Cymotha Exigua is a type of parasitic crustacean that attaches itself to the base of a fish's tongue after which it eats the tongue and attaches itself to the stump. It then acts as the fish's new tongue.

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More than 40,000 parasites and 250 types of bacteria are exchanged during a typical French kiss

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2,500 left handed people are killed every year from using products made for right handed people

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The tarantula hawk reproduces by stinging a tarantula and laying an egg inside its back. When the egg hatches the larva digs into the still alive tarantula and eats all of its internal organs before busting out of its abdomen to repeat the cycle.

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Being healthy is just the slowest rate at which you can die

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