25 Scariest Things On Earth You Probably Haven’t Realized

By now you probably know that the world is a much scarier place than you thought it was when you were a kid. We all start out seeing things through rose colored glasses and this changes rapidly as we age. Depending on how introspective you are, you may or may not have ever considered today’s topic regarding the scariest things on Earth.

For those of you who like to spend time lost in your thoughts, we are almost sure that you have already asked yourselves, “what is the scariest thing in the world?” Questions like this go right along with “what is the worst way to die?” or “what is the most painful experience you could possibly ever have?” While these aren’t exactly uplifting questions, and they certainly won’t help you sleep at night, they can be interesting in a very twisted kind of way.

For those of you who have never given this any thought, that’s good. You are probably better off for it. Feel free, however, to continue reading so that you can find out exactly what you’re not missing. Or at least you can shake up your mundane day a little bit. So let’s get to it, these are 25 Scariest Things On Earth You Probably Haven’t Realized.


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Elephant's foot

Elephant's footImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

No, not a real elephant’s foot. We’re talking about a radioactive lava flow beneath the Chernobyl reactor. It is shaped like an elephant’s foot and just looking at it can kill you due to the radiation. In fact, most images we have of it were taken by robots.



HogweedImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

Just touching this plant can give you third degree burns.



dropbearImage: commons.wikimedia

The drop bears are particularly vicious (google it).


Locked-in Syndrome

nightmareImage: Shutterstock Source: wikipedia

Imagine being trapped in your body, fully conscious, but unable to move. A truly frightening medical condition typically caused by stroke, patients are fully aware of their surroundings but are unable to respond in any way outside of limited eye-movement.


Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's DiseaseImage: thebluediamondgallery.com, Source: wikipedia

Watching people suffer with this disease is quite possibly the only thing worse than actually having it.

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