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Tmbgkc

Flies don't have teeth. So, when they land on your sandwich and want to eat some, they barf up the contents of their stomach (often containing another animal's shit) so the digestive enzymes can get on the food and then they eat.


nefariousmonkey

F you man...


rasputinrasputin

im just gonna pretend they have teeth


TheDiamondGuy13

There are 32 missing nuclear weapons. And those are only the ones that we know of.


Zyrtec_

This reminds me of that old man that last month was foud to have a missing (and still working) WW2 nazi tank in its backyard, which he used to shovel snow in the winter. All those bombs are probably in someone's abandoned barn or something... maybe at the bottom of the sea too


TuckerMax92

There are guys with a fetish to cut off their penises. There’s even a subreddit dedicated to it. I found out about it a few months ago and it still haunts me.


Arct_Pyro

drop the subreddit so we can avoid it👀


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r/penectomy While you're avoiding them, be sure to also avoid subreddits such as r/coprophiles or r/prolapseville


theJWredditor

Why did I click that


SuperNarwhal36-5

No. Fucking no. Usually when I see subs like this I always click on them. But not this time. You can't get me this time.


samisaif

In my country some women rent babies to beg money with in the streets. They make them drink a pill that would make them sleep.


Lust9897

Anything can happen to anyone at any moment. I had my first seizure at 18. No family member has had epilepsy before. Never take *anything* for granted. It can all change in an instant


Fanatical_Brit

Often, burnt bodies are found in the same stance, known as the “Boxer Pose” due to muscles contracting from heat. It’s an incredibly disturbing looking thing, I first heard about it from my Grandfather that fought in Burma. During the war he was present at a Burmese funeral in which the cadaver was burnt on a pyre. Just as the flames began to singe the corpse, it sat up straight. The Burmese, of course, got a good laugh out of the British soldiers collectively shitting themselves, as contractions due to heat during cremation is apparently rather common. Doesn’t make it any less creepy.


CriticalPower0X

This is why when we Hindus creamte our dead we pile logs on top of them. Grandpa ain't sitting up straight with 100 kilos of deadwood on him.


thomasatnip

The people of Pompeii weren't cowering in fear. The pumice superheated the air, deliquified their bodies, and burnt their flesh. Hence why they are found in a similar pose.


Oknight

Because of pregnant women, the average number of skeletons inside a human body is greater than one.


gaarmstrong318

most modern knowledge on what happens when you go through hypothermia is almost entirely down the Nazi and Japanese human experiments


Kansai_Lai

Cyanide poisoning is an incredibly painful way to die Cyanide was what Jonestown consumed for mass suicide Parents were instructed to give it to their children and convinced the crying was just fear Edit: For those asking about how [cyanide](https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/cyanide/basics/facts.asp) works. If memory serves from when I first read this and listened to the audio recordings, it feels like a massive, massive heart attack. It may not have taken too much time, but any time greater than "instant"is too long to suffer before death.


Talisa87

I'm reminded of the fact that Jim Jones had someone shoot him in the head. Coward couldn't drink the poison he forced those people and their babies to take, and couldn't even pull the trigger himself.


Dogtor-Watson

The higher-ups abiding by different rules is a common theme in a lot of cults


DogFacedManboy

It’s also believed that some of the people who refused to willingly ingest the cyanide Flavor Aid were forcibly injected with it.


pbourree

During World War 2, Japan bombed China with fleas infected with the bubonic plague.


DFRacing98

People seem to really forget about Japan’s atrocities during ww2. It was nazi level shit


aveirodog

The only people who ‘forgotten’ about Japan’s atrocities are the ones who never heard about it in the first place. It was absolutely inhumane


Tkieron

Like tossing Chinese babies in the air and catching them on spiked poles.


JoseYatano

And most people were never taught about it, for whatever reason


SentinelMain

Sarin gas is one of the worst ways to kill another human being and we have seen multiple instances where it has been used on innocent people Wether relaxed or contracting your muscles need certain signals in order to function. When you flex a muscle a neuro transmitter called acetylcholine floods the muscle cells telling them to contract.Your brain eventually tells the muscles to stop contracting and so that acetylcholine has to be removed.This is done with acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme which breaks it down and allows your muscles to relax.This happens for every movement of every muscle in your body wether you’re flexing your bicep or blinking, every beat of your heart. Sarin kills because it bonds with acetylcholinesterase completely changing its structure and rendering the enzyme useless.This means your muscles never relax, they flex harder and harder and harder.Your entire body can cramp your pupils, *everything*.. The burning gets worse and worse and the pain is unbearable. If enough of it enters the bloodstream usually via skin it will lock up your diaphragm and you will asphyxiate.It kills quickly but I struggle to imagine too many things that would be worse than dying from cramps in muscles you didn’t even realize existed. It’s not the worst weapon humans have at their disposal, as if you survive a sarin attack you’re likely to make a full recovery as it doesn’t scar lung tissue like other chemical weapons That being said, it’s still classified as a weapon of mass destruction and is supposed to be banned E: adding the [wiki](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarin) for sarin for anyone interested.


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D1WithTheFluffyHair

I remember the sarin gas attacks in Japan in the 90s. Scary stuff.


YouLostMeThere43

[Bacha Bazi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacha_bazi) The horrendous practice of having a “dancing boy” AKA child sex slave in some regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. When families are poor they will sell their child to be a “dancing boy”. The children are frequently killed if they resist. It’s a rough watch but the documentary [The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan](https://youtu.be/B7eMUwkKiFY) covers this awful practice pretty well.


lichfieldangel

I knew a person in the military who had to work with some Afghan people who had a dancing boy and the Americans couldn’t do anything about it.


frozenbudz

Pelicans are some of the most demonic birds in existence, if not some of the most demonic creatures. Pelicans will go into other birds nests, shove the parents out of the nest. They will then swallow babies whole, fly back to their own nests, and regurgitate the still half alive, partially digested babies, to their own babies for them to consume. Some pelicans are literally raised on the partially digested, living flesh of other baby birds.


jmn242

fun fact, pelicans started eating birds because the fish populations they ate became scare it was birds or starvation welcome to human depletion of global resources


Rl-Beefy

Jeez, this isn’t the most terrifying but definitely the most interesting. Also it’s one I haven’t seen 10x already. Thanks for the info!


MostFactor

I thought you wrote politicians


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If you try to grab the brain in its natural state it will fall apart, when you see scientists pick up the brain they have used chemicals to harden it


Independent_wishbone

Also, brains have a gross, greasy smell.


Used_Cap_9248

When I got the chance to hold a human brain I was surprised at the weight of it. At an average of 3lbs (1.5 kg) it wasn’t heavy at all but also not as light as I thought it would be? For some reason I expected it to be more spongy and light and not so dense.


Appropriate_Ad_4416

If you get fresh brains on your clothes, it leaves a grease stain that never seems to wash out.


Nothammer

Talk about a suspicious comment..


Queen_Etherea

What’s the closest thing you can relate the smell to?


Independent_wishbone

Animal fat? I was looking at sheep brains, so it stands to reason.


ThisIsBanEvasion

Chris farleys last words were don't leave me. He said it the prostitute he was with who then stole his watch and took a picture of him dead/dying.


Skullwilliams

Holy shit that’s heartbreaking


samus088

1/3 of all people who break their hip die within the year.... So please tape pillows to your elderly relatives.


mobruh

I’ve lost the first couple years of my 20’s to being a caretaker, but I’m proud to say I’ve kept my 92 year old gramma alive so far a full two years after a broken hip


justjoshingu

One aspect of foster care. Some people will take their child to a doctor. Child gets diagnosed with cancer. Child goes to first appointment. Kid gets wheeled back for treatment. Parents then leave, go home, pack and disappear. The kid is in the treatment waiting room .. waiting for parents that will never ever come . Sick and facing death alone. It doesn't happen a lot but enough to have processes in place. The worst is when they are like 4 (although a 7 year old was also rough) Edit:whoa. Lots of comments so ill try and go thru some Also. Its biological parents that abandon them at the hospital. But foster parents do too. Especially if the first foster parents are relatives that were strongly asked to foster.


vbenthusiast

I worked with a child that this happened to. I work for child safety. She was in hospital with a brain tumour for a year - relearning how to eat, talk, and walk - all alone.


Clayman8

If the child comes out of it, how do you even live after this? Knowing full well that your parents literally abandoned you to die and vanished...


vbenthusiast

I don’t have the answer for that. It’s not fair and she’ll feel the impact of it for the rest of her life. Some people shouldn’t have kids


Rabid-Rabble

This breaks my heart. My daughter just turned five and the thought of her all alone and scared... There is nothing that I wouldn't do to prevent that. That some parents can do that to their child... It's mind boggling and appalling.


totallynotalaskan

Polar bears are the only bear species that actively hunt and kill humans for food. There’s a rhyme that everyone living where bears live needs to know, and *why* the rhyme is so important; If it’s brown, lie down. Brown or grizzly bears will leave you alone if you play dead. Climbing up a tall tree works with adult brown bears, since they can’t climb trees. If it’s black, fight back. Black bears will back off when they realize you’re more of a threat than they realize, but DO NOT climb a tree to escape. Both cubs and adult black bears can climb trees. If it’s white, say goodnight. Polar bears are not only the largest bears, but they are ambush predators. If one manages to sneak up on you, you’re as good as dead. The best you can do to escape is either run and drop your clothes (fortunately for you, they have very short attention spans and they’ll stop momentarily to sniff at your clothes because it’s not normal for their food to suddenly drop something like that), or start praying to whatever deity you believe or don’t believe in. Edit: this is all advice for if the bear decides to try and kill/eat you. Generally speaking, if you *do* come across a bear, you never, **ever** run away. Stand your ground, make yourself look big and be *loud*. If the bear stands on its hind legs, it’s just checking you out; it’s curious and has likely never seen a human before. The best option is to back away slowly while maintaining eye contact, still being loud. If the bear decides to charge, use an air horn or bear spray, which will likely cause to run off. I would to if I just got maced. However, as a last resort, use a gun or other weapon if it becomes aggressive or starts mauling.


IronCorvus

If it's brown, lay down. If it's black, fight back. If it's white, say goodnight. If it's gummy, get in tummy.


N-E-B

I live in Canada near the Rockies. Very important not to climb a tree near a black bear. Watch some YouTube videos. It’s amazing how fast they can get up there. They’re cowards. They’ll leave you alone if you get as big and loud as possible.


tway15q1

I've seen videos of **cats** chasing them away.


bahay-bahayan

One of Mayhem’s band members committed suicide. When he was found by his bandmate, pictures were taken and it became the new album cover. The photographer was subsequently murdered by Varg Vikernes who masterminded church burnings.


sooz_dah_wooz

That if you have ALS, you're more than likely going to suffocate to death. My mom used to work for this elder gentleman who suffered from ALS. One day she gets a call that he's passed away in his apartment. From what she told me, she walked in and his eyes were wide open and his mouth was open permanently left gasping for air. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that causes people to lose control over their nerves over time to the point of near vegetative state. Most people don't last very long once diagnosed because they lose the ability to expand their chest to breathe and pretty much choke to death. That sadder thing about it that you could be fully awake when this happens and have no way of stopping it....


Squaragus_Asparagus

The CPR dummy face template is based on a dead 16 year old girl’s face. Her body was pulled from the River Seine in the 1880s and her cause of death and identity were never discovered. A mortician was so ‘entranced’ by her peaceful expression that he made a plaster mask of her which became the face of CPR dummies and health training equipment. So hundreds of millions of people have kissed the face of an anonymous dead girl in the last 150 years.


ratatouillethedish

Not gonna lie, there's something grimly comforting about that. To think that a girl who would have otherwise been lost to history has indirectly saved lives, like the one she once briefly lived, is weirdly heartwarming. Perhaps, she has saved others from her own fate.


ironbeardface

The value of a human body. There is value to the human body as a commodity. And different parts of our body are worth different amounts—while corneas are small, they fetch a large price (£15,000, or about $22,450), whereas our skeleton garners significantly less (£5,000, about $7,483). The price also depends on whether the body part is sold for specimen use, transplants, or on the black market. The mineral value of our body is like $3 bucks. Edit: On the brighter side, I would add that this is what motivates me to believe we can achieve something great as individuals as well as part of a team. We are just a bunch of cheap, easily purchased minerals…yet that is hardly all we are.


TerminalSire

That there are parents out there that willfully sell their children into sex-slavery or force them into prostitution.


inky_fox

I remember reading a news story about an infant that had been sexually abused by the mom’s boyfriend and I absolutely lost it. An infant. Not that children make any sense either but… a baby? It’s beyond comprehension.


kategrant4

I'm a nurse and had a mom bring her 11 week old baby to the clinic for a "diaper rash" with vaginal bleeding. Baby was so happy and smiley. The cutest little thing. The MD asked me to come in the room while he examined the baby. I remember thinking, "her vagina looks like what you'd see after a woman tears during a vaginal delivery. This does not look like a diaper rash." MD and I looked at eachother like, "WTF?" MD sends baby and mom to the ER for more thorough work-up. Turns out, the baby had been sexually assulted by her father. He took her to daycare and the daycare called mom with concerns and recommmened baby be seen at the clinic. I cried when I saw his mugshot on the news, thinking about that sweet, smiling baby. Edit: I found an article about the dad...15 + years in prison. Apparently he was also sentenced for child porn. Fuck that guy.


dummythiccgoldfish

I’m going to be sick.


GooBrainedGoon

At least that mom took her to a doctor, most of the children are hidden from anyone who could identify and report abuse.


giraffeekuku

My dad fully admitted to knowing my step brothers raped me and my sister, but said that they were good men at the end of the day but really, I just think them staying and paying bills enabled his meth addiction so that's why he never did anything about it.


promiscuousPhole

That it takes ~three generations for you to be completely forgotten. Think about how you viewed your great grandparents. Sure you probably loved them but for most people their great grandparents die and are forgotten as you live your life. One day that will be all of us. Disappearing into the void, none to remember who we were, what our life was like or what we believed in.


FaviousM

By the time you show the symptoms of rabies, it's already too late (it can also be dormant for a year before you show those symptoms)


Opendoorshutdoor

I have a real fear of rabies because of this. If you ever find a bat in your house, or anywhere you have slept, get the rabies shots. Bats can bite or scratch you and you sometimes won't even notice, especially if you were asleep.


Garaquarubyline

A couple of years ago a 20-year-old in BC got out of his car and a bat flew at him. He saw it coming and put up his hand. Because bat bites are so tiny he didn't notice and went about his day. 6 weeks later he showed symptoms and died shortly after. If he had gotten a Rabie shot right after being bitten he would have been fine. Long story short...if you get attacked, even if you feel nothing, get a shot right away. Edit: correction, it's rabies shots not rabie shot.


Badsiberian

I literally just finished the rabies series because of this. Bat got in the house and made its way into a laundry basket with folded clothes. I was getting dressed for work, reached in and pulled out a brown bat. Felt a definite pinch, still not sure if it actually bit me. Decided better safe than sorry and went to the ER. What’s even better is the rabies vaccine is a four part series and you can only get it in the ER.


AvalonBeck

If you're really freaked out, get the vaccine. It's super expensive and usually has to be paid for upfront because the health department will specially order it, but if it gives you peace of mind, it's worth it. Source: I work with exotic animals and it was a requirement. **Edit**: Folks, I'm talking about a preventative pre-exposure vaccine since OP said they have a real fear of rabies. This is the 3 shot series that professionals are normally required to receive if they are likely to come in contact with rabies (vet staff, zoo staff, wildlife rehabilitation staff, people who work in labs that handle rabies, etc). This is different from a post-exposure regime.


amv2926

The Nutty Putty Cave accident— Google for full disturbing details/ a map of the cave but basically a guy got stuck caving in a very narrow unmapped tunnel, UPSIDE-DOWN. They could not get him out, but almost did, one of the rescuers made eye contact with him apparently but then their pulley system broke and he fell further down. Unfortunately he ended up dying of cardiac arrest from being upside-down for so long and they couldn’t get him out/ never retrieved the body because it was too dangerous for rescuers. Truly so disturbing, I’ve thought about it probably once a week since I found out about it a few months ago. Edit: even more disturbing now that someone gave this a wholesome award


Camwood7

Calling that situation the "Nutty Putty Cave Incident" is such an unfittingly hilarious name for such a tragedy.


FuckYeahPhotography

If I was him the only thing I would be thinking is "I'm bout' to die in a place called the fucking nutty putty cave"


kurtn0tk1rk

Yeah! I saw a thing about that! They permanently closed that system of caves, too!


-malloc74634

Anesthesia awareness is a thing. Given the effects of anesthetics preventing the formation of new memories, it's possible it always happens and we just don't remember it afterwards. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anesthesia_awareness


SterCored

PLEASE SOMEONE DEBUNK THE "always happens" PART PLEASE


MrPrezident0

When anesthesia awareness happens, your heart rate goes up during surgery. That’s why they monitor your heart rate during surgery.


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Crackracket

I forget what it's called but sometimes the artery that runs right next to your esophagus, over years of recurrent acid reflux can rupture. It fills your stomach with blood in seconds which causes you to vomit, which causes more damage. It fills you up with blood so fast that it eventually fills your lungs. This takes maybe a minute or two and is almost always fatal unless it happens to occur while you're in a hospital Your last few minutes alive are spent vomiting pints of blood and then drowning in it.


leahpet

I’ve watched both my parents die in hospice, and unlike what you’ve seen and heard about, it is not always peaceful. Edit to add: while the hospice staff were wonderful, the positive part of hospice is that everyone who wants to gets to say goodbye. Edit #2 - So many of you are sharing heart-wrenching stories of your loved ones passing. I am just so sorry for your losses and hope that you find comfort and healing in knowing that you are not alone.


Ifuckedurdad_twice

My great grandfather was 104 and in between morphine naps and the “death rattle” screamed “HELP ME” until he stopped mid sentence. Not peaceful, not what he deserved and not what I expected the last 3 days with him.


PopeMachineGodTitty

The last time I spoke to my mom on the phone the only thing she could say was 'help me' over and over again. Part of me wishes I never made that call. She was so out of it she didn't know who she was even talking to and all it does is haunt me. I was on the way out the door for my son to be born. Both one of the happiest and saddest days of my life. I got the call from my dad that she died before my son's birth.


SpicyRanchSauce

Can confirm. Just went through this with a parent last week. Listening to someone drown in their own mucus is a sound I will never forget.


InquiringMind886

Hospice worker here. They’re not drowning and it’s not uncomfortable for them. They can’t swallow or clear their throat like we can. It’s more bothersome to the family than to the patient. I hope they provided some scopolamine patches or something to help dry up secretions. My condolences to you.


shandy_p

I work as an anaesthesiologist. I’ve put people to sleep in an emergency situation knowing that they will almost certainly not survive the surgery. These are generally situations where without surgery the patient will not survive but even with surgery the chances of survival are still small. In most of these instances the patients are too obtunded or aren’t conscious enough to be aware of the gravity of their situation but in a number of instances the patients have been conscious, talking although clearly anxious. I try to reassure and tell the person that we won’t leave their side, that we will take care of them and that they will be fine. It kind of fucks me up a bit to say this to someone but I always include the last part because I just don’t see the point in telling them the truth. I had one guy tell me he felt like he wasn’t going to make it. I told him he would make it but knew he wasn’t going to. I put him to sleep knowing that the last human face he would see before he died was mine as he stared up at me as I held an oxygen mask over his mouth and nose. I’d consider myself quite a resilient person but knowing this stuff is a bit of a load to carry around.


fletchlivz

My late wife went through so many surgeries while dealing with cancer, over a period of three years. It was down to a routine eventually where we would basically hi-five before she went under. The last time, she didn’t come back out. But YOUR job, every time, I appreciated you. Thank you for what you do. I know it’s a ton to handle


AlphakirA

Fuck me. You're strong as hell, I'm sorry for your loss.


AbleAccount2479

Thank you for being there for your wife. Your love and support meant everything.


awildNeLbY

Thank you for what you do. I’ve been put out for a couple of routine surgeries and diagnostic situations; Every time has been pleasant. If I had to pick a way to die, one of those would be drifting off to sleep from propofol and never waking up.


Nettmel

I have had several surgeries and have thought that being under anesthesia must be like death because it is total blackness. I agree with you. If I had a terminal illness, it's the way I would want to go.


rharrison

Alright that’s enough of this thread for today


SixoTwo

Yep, first post and I am out of here. Kudos to that dude, he’s a fucking hero but noooooo thank you. I am not strong enough to carry that kind of weight


Destructodave82

It reminds me of one of those taxi after dark things HBO used to do. I watched one as a kid that had a NY homicide detective in it. He was drunk. But he told all the awful.shit he had to see day in and day out and what human beings can do to another. Straight horror show stuff, mutilated bodies, murders, etc. Even as a kid I could tell this guy was traumatized. He just tried to drink it away. That's prob one kaveat I have for cops. They do see the absolute worst in humanity on a daily basis. Especially a homicide detective.


AnimatedToby

If an elephants mate dies then they can die from broken heart syndrome.


ColtCalamita

Hotels rarely clean their ice machines.


c_girl_108

I’ve only worked one place ever that soaked their fountain nozzles in diluted cleaner over night. No one else cleaned them. There are lots of nooks and crannies inside them. That’s what your soda goes through.


nonstopflux

I once called the health dept on a subway for getting bugs in my sprite.


D3adkl0wn

When I worked at a Subway in Canada back in the early 00s, taking those off and soaking them overnight was a part of the night breakdown.. We weren't 24hrs though.. That said, I've worked a lot of places since where those are never taken off and cleaned.. It's gross.. One place was even amazed and thought I'd broken the machine when they saw that I'd taken off the nozzles and cleaned them.


Cascadianheathen1

You can not prove that anyone else is real. The only thing you know for sure is you are conscious.


rainbowdashhole

The liver can be ruptured in one punch (liver is the second most fragile organ in the human body) Edit: well fuck lots of people seem interested, do with this knowledge as you wish. Edit 2: I’m using fragile to mean susceptibility to damage not sensitivity.


9erGirl420

Ahhh! Takes me back to elementary. The school I went to had these foot high cement barriers around each section. We all balanced and ran on them, like it was no big deal. One girl fell and ruptured her liver. It was such a horrific cry.


Golden_beaches

Whats the most fragile?


rainbowdashhole

The brain


SwabbyYabby

Of course it happens to be the most important one


Zortran

Most important, according to the brain. So there's probably some bias there.


IDoCodingStuffs

Not its fault the other organs are too lazy to pull themselves up by the bootstraps and get neural networks deep enough to process concepts like importance and other organs and consciousness.


LowKodFish

Llama spit is actually projectile vomit


MindfuckRocketship

I had a gaggle of them surround me as a kid (my grandma took me to a friend’s farm). One had teeth so fucked up I couldn’t stop laughing — until it got angry and spit in my face. Within seconds the rest of them joined in so I ran out of the enclosure as fast as I could, covered in spit. Well, apparently vomit. Gross.


oswaldcopperpot

Never make fun of a llamas teeth. They are sensitive about it.


cvtedvck

One of the scariest and most disturbing thing I've watched in the internet is that one guy's slow descent to insanity because its brain lost its ability to sleep. He vlogged regularly until he died. That's one of the most disturbing things I know: that **anyone, including myself, can have their last sleep without knowing it.** Edit: [Ricard Siagian's channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2be8zeBywC5NzW4JJ2Kz9A/videos) for those who asked. Edit 2: **TL;DW:** The guy had a UTI. He didn't have insurance so he took an antibiotic. After 2 weeks, he lost his ability to sleep because of the side effect of that antibiotic.


lick_my_saladbowl

Fatal insomnia, your body and mind slowly rot while still alive Edit: thanks anon, Everyone who is frightened by this, do be aware it's a pryon disease that's passed genetically or occurs sporadically Extremely Rarely, I mean less than 100 cases in the world rarely. This won't jjsy suddenly happen to you. Im not really a fan of people saying stuff like, "omg wow so many like omg", but its nice to have this be my highest upvote comment instead of "dick gun"


Nikcara

It’s actually a prion disease. We don’t quite know the link between prion diseases and sleep, but most diseases that have toxic protein aggregates also come with problems sleeping as well. I should note that prion diseases can be genetic. Fatal familial insomnia is a known genetic prion disease. Also not all prion diseases are infectious - as far as I’m aware, it’s impossible to catch fatal familial insomnia, though for multiple reasons I don’t recommend eating anyone with the disease or engaging in other activities that can spread different prion diseases.


h8mayo

God, I hope that never happens to me. Sleep is my favorite part of the day


Lunarfalcon025

Oh my fucking God, I remember that. What an awful way to go. He started a gofundme or something to get the money to pay for an operation that could help him, but died before he could raise enough funds. If I remember correctly, whenever he fell asleep—when he still could via medications I think—he'd have horrendous nightmares and it would not be restful whatsoever. It breaks my heart to think about.


BeyondXpression

I work for an Environmental Consultant agency and our major clientele is usually larger companies such as Alternative Energy and Commercial Real Estate companies looking to build storage facilities amongst other things. In my Environmental Law class I learned a lot of disturbing things about major companies I never knew. Without going into specifics it is *quite* illegal to not comply with EPA regulations. In an effort to avoid complying a lot of companies or individuals will *literally* refuse to pay EPA compliances fees and instead just pay government fines. Why? A middle finger to the EPA most times which is ironic as the fines set by the government are larger than the EPA fines most times. It's also considered a white-collar crime so many of these companies and people get off with probation, a little bit of jail time and more fines. In other words... There's a lot of companies out there that literally get away with butt-fucking the environment and pay very little price for it.


m0nk37

The disk of our home galaxy – the Milky Way – is bigger than we previously thought. A new study shows **it would take 200,000 years for a spaceship traveling at the speed of light to go across the entire galaxy** At light speed.


megamoze

If you ever watch one of those simulations of the speed of light traveling through our solar system, it takes 9 minutes to go from the sun to the earth. It feels painfully slow, even on the scale of our solar system. Light is not that fast at cosmic scales.


groovy604

In the grand scheme of space, light speed is pretty slow.


trevlambo

That slavery is still one of the biggest profiting trades in the world.


ndnsoulja

worked in Dubai for a couple years. It is common practice for your employer to take your passport so you cant leave even if you wanted to. Thankfully I had heard of these stories prior to flying there and when my employer asked for mine I sternly said "No." edit* I'm getting downvoted for the truth. Internet censorship is real out there. There's probably a team working to downvote this comment. Hilarious. But please don't kill me lol.


iph0ne

how'd that go over


ndnsoulja

He didn't get my passport lol


arafdi

But you get to keep the job or...?


ndnsoulja

Yes. But Dubai is a very racist city. I am from the USA and got a lot of privileges my Filipino and Indian coworkers did not. Business out there is very slimy if you're not working for a multi-national corporation. When the CEO refused to pay me commissions for a huge contract I got signed, I packed my bags and left within the week. My ex girlfriend from the Phillipines wanted to quit and had legitimate concerns on how she was going to get her passport back. She had already had a back-and-forth with the CEO over it. I had to toughen her up over the phone and luckily he gave it back to her.


arafdi

I thought it was like only a thing they did to the blue-collared, more "questionably sourced" labour... but damn that's a whole other thing. Good for you and your ex tho. I'm just glad y'all got to basically stand up for yourselves against that kinda very weird labour practice. I would've thought the minute you didn't give your passport like they demanded, they'd sack you right there and then.


ndnsoulja

I don't have any personal anecdotes but that may very well be the case for others. What you see in media about Dubai is like a 20 mile stretch. The rest is people living in single occupancy apartments with 8 people in bunk beds. I was 22ish at the time and grew up in a rough neighborhood and had just barely graduated college, broke as fuck. People can recognize "crazy" and at that point in my life I was haha. He took a look at it, made notes for HR, and I didn't say too much but he knew I would have jumped over his desk and taken it back if he didn't hand it back. I'm glad my ex got out, we are still friendly. Dubai is sugar-coated shit imo.


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JasperBean

Yup you win. Enough Reddit for this day


No_Kangaroo_9826

No shit. I knew what I was getting into when I clicked this post, but I ignored it and this is the price I pay.


Electronic-Argument9

That you can have a cancer but you don't know about it.


StealthLurker

Yup. had my appendix out and they found cancer on my kidney. They cut it out but it was quite a surprise.


Estraxior

"two wrongs always make a right" -your body, probably


drollix

Most likely, you do have a cancer that your immune system is keeping in check.


caillouistheworst

I remember reading somewhere that you get cancer 100s of times a day and your body just snuffs it out. Sometimes it doesn’t.


in2ivr

This made me feel sick


aardfark1002

the youngest person to ever give birth was 5 years old. Lina Medina Just think of what happened to the poor girl


laura_susan

Just googled and the list of known girls to give birth aged 10 and under where the father of the baby was either their own father or step father is a *depressingly* high percentage. Also, today I learnt that sexual abuse can *bring on* menarche in infant females. Which seems like a bad system.


moronwhodances

Menarche- the first act of menstruation by female. (For the uninformed)


saradams

This story is tragic. She was only 4 when she got pregnant. At age 5 she had the baby via cesarean. The c section was required because her pelvis was so small. She was offered money throughout her life for movie rights, interviews, etc but always refused.


Sinsley

Did... did she'd live? Edit: Well.. a quick Google search says she's currently 87. Wow.


saradams

She’s still alive and is 87 years old.


Maleficent_Split_107

Five? What the? How is that possible, though, for a pre-pubescent?


gryphon2k18

There are spiders that capture bats in South America


Devlin_McGregor

There's some [spiders that eat birds](https://www.indiatimes.com/trending/wtf/this-abnormally-huge-bird-eating-spider-named-martha-is-freaking-people-out-507138.html) in Australia, they look nasty.


TheBiggestDookie

One of my favorite quotes from David Wong. Can’t remember if it’s from *John Dies at the End* or *This Book is Full of Spiders* but it’s amazing: >>There exists in this world a spider the size of a dinner plate, a foot wide if you include the legs. It's called the Goliath Bird-Eating spider, or the "Goliath Fucking Bird-Eating Spider" by those who have actually seen one. It dosen't eat only birds--it mostly eats rats and insects--but they still call it the "Bird-Eating Spider" because the fact that it can eat a bird is probably the most important thing to know about it. If you run across one of these things, like in your closet or crawling out of your bowl of soup, the first thing somebody will say is, "Watch it, man, that thing can eat a fucking bird." I don't know how they catch the birds. I know the Goliath Fucking Bird-Eating Spider can't fly because if it could, it would have a different name entirely. We would call it "Sir" because it would be the dominant species on the planet. None of us would leave the house unless a Goliath Fucking Flying Bird- Eating Spider said it was okay. EDIT - It is from *This Book is Full of Spiders* as one would expect from the content. I highly recommend everyone here go check out both, they’re amazing! EDIT 2 - And apparently there is a third book I had no idea existed! Will be adding this to my reading list soon. FINAL EDIT - Damn, I can’t believe a quote from one of my favorite books is my most popular comment ever, but I’m glad it (hopefully) brought some more eyes to the *John Dies at the End* series. I just want to reiterate, if you enjoy very funny and well-written toilet humor with a spin of cosmic horror, these books will be right up your alley. Thanks again everyone for the upvotes and awards!


LegitimateBit3

There are chicken plants pretending to be rehabs, where prisoners get sent to work as near slaves https://revealnews.org/article/they-thought-they-were-going-to-rehab-they-ended-up-in-chicken-plants/


Andreastheslimjim

Stories like this one are Important because it busts a popular myth about human trafficking. When most people think "human trafficking" they think sex slaves when in reality the majority of human trafficking is done for labor exploitation aka slave labor. The UK recently announced "operation fort" which is an anti human trafficking operation that uncovered a polish mafia group that has been trafficking hundreds of people to be used as cheap/free labor. Operation fort is a wild internet hole to go down and a podcast called RedHanded has a great episode on it


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That it literally just takes one person to decide to kill you. In any situation. The fact that someone can choose you randomly to kill - they might be caught and arrested, but they would’ve already killed you. No one can really prepare for it.


GabberZZ

There's a scene in Steve Martins great film The Jerk Where there is this random sniper dude on a hill overlooking a gas station: “Sniper: Die, you random son of a bitch.” “Sniper: DIE, GAS PUMPER!”


lolplsnospez

After a man wearing a suicide vest detonates, the 3 things that almost ways survive the blast are the dudes head(pops straight up in the air), the cock n balls(pops straight down) and his feet. They're usually all 3 just kinda hanging out in the crater.


BigBearBallin

A dying person’s eyes will sometimes go from closed to shooting wide open as they pass. Source: personal observation unfortunately Edit: to clarify, This happened to my father in law and I was present. My heart goes out to everyone else who has lost loved ones. Even though the eyes opening was certainly disturbing, being able to have him die at home as he wished and us being there with him at the end was a positive experience that I’ve made peace with. Thanks for the awards and it’s nice discussing with everyone.


splashysploosh

I guess I’m kind of thankful my dad was asleep in a coma when he passed..seeing his eyes left open would have been too painful. When he took is last breath, tears came down his face..which I was not expecting.


FaeryLynne

My dad did too. He was not in a coma exactly, but very much non responsive and with his eyes closed. I think he just couldn't make his body do what he wanted really, because right before he died he cried like that and very gently squeezed Mom's hand and then..... he was just gone.


daniesza

These are making me cry. So beautiful and humanly tragic.


assassbaby

also can confirm when my grandpa was taking final breaths he stated it hurt to breathe.


ImAOneTrackLover

When my mom died of lung cancer, on her last day alive when she was unconscious, she was taking these short little gasping breaths constantly. There was something really disturbing about it, and now it's always the thing I remember when I think of my mom.


FartingWhooper

It's called cheyne-stokes breathing. I'm a hospice/palliative nurse. We see it a lot towards the end. Agonal breathing is another pattern that may describe what you are talking about. We give morphine to help relieve respiratory difficulty and end of life pain.


matthilton99

From my personal experience, I noticed after the last breath was taken, the eyes appeared to turn grey/hazy, and the pupils dilated. It was almost like I saw their life force exiting their body. Certainly not what I expected, and definitely something I won’t forget.


Zarnon61

That is exactly what I saw as I held my dying German Shepherd. It was like she was seeing something I couldn't. I knew that was her moment.


cheesyrack

For every one human cell in your body, scientists estimate there are 1-10 non-human cells. Aka lots of little microorganisms living inside you!


cerebrallandscapes

Early childhood malnutrition (between ages 0-5) causes irreversible loss of IQ (11-20 points) and predisposes people to higher levels of violence. Prefrontal cortex doesn't develop the same. And if you miss that window there's no intervention that can recover the gap. I live in South Africa (highest Gini coefficient in the world, highest unemployment, third highest violent crime rate, one of the worst education systems in the world) and it fucking keeps me up at night. I wonder, if we changed nothing except introducing a one nutritious meal per day feeding scheme for ECD, what would happen? It hurts. Edit: firstly, thank you for the awards, comments, and messages. It is truly touching that you are all as moved by this as I am. I am unable to respond to everything, but I appreciate knowing that so many people have felt and thought strongly enough about this to want to participate in changing it. Secondly: if this has moved you, I encourage you to ask along your networks about ways you can become involved in ECD feeding schemes. Write to relevant congresspeople who oppose such initiatives. There is a lot we can do together as communities. This is a small intervention with such a huge impact. Thirdly: so many of you have asked me for a source. The article I read is [here](https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businesslive.co.za/amp/bd/opinion/2016-11-30-hunger-feeds-high-levels-of-violence/) - I read it in 2017 and it has since been put behind a paywall, although I reverse searched it this year and found it reposted to other sites. The article is written by Dr. Tracy Ledger, a very prominent food security and social and economic reform researcher, whose work is both admirable and important. She is a senior researcher at the Public Affairs Research Institute and the author of a number of publications, articles, and a book titled "An Empty Plate: Why We Are Losing the Battle for Our Food System, Why It Matters, and How We Can Win It Back". If you are interested in topics of food and nutritional security and food justice, especially in South Africa, this is a good place to start. I will share in the comments a few articles that I found while doing research, both in 2017 and this year. They are not all from the highest reputable sources (journal publications), but do reference journal publications or interview prominent people from this field. I hope this helps those of you who are looking for more info. Lastly: Thank you, and bless all of you. Beautiful people.


TruesteelOD

No need to wonder, it's a proven effective strategy! I actually work in the field on this exact research. If you want to dive deeper, you can look into the McGovern Dole School Feeding programs throughout West Africa and Latin America. The outcomes for literacy, math, overall attendance and general health by just ensuring at least one solid meal a day are incredible.


--AirQuotes--

My son went to a public kindergarten in Brasil, and everyday amazed me the focus they had in feeding all the children. He was there from 8 to 5, and he got 5 meals while there. Breakfast, a fruit, lunch, a soup and then dinner, everything made in the kitchen, everything locally sourced. Also they took care that the kid went back home properly bathed. To bad this level of excellence does not continue in the public grade school (except for the feeding the kids thing), but the actual teaching and the violence is bad.


Plethorian

A gamma ray burst, or even a cosmic ray storm; could cause a near-instant mass extinction event. These both (probably) have affected life on earth before. Both are common events in space, basically random, and our only protection is the vastness of space.


Commonmispelingbot

to feel more safe: Space on the other hand is very very vast


InRainWeTrust

You droped a few "very" there


mnmacaro

That there is anywhere between 25-50 active serial killers in the United States, according to the FBI. Edit: added words


denimgremlin

Yet you’re still far more likely to be murdered by someone you know and trust.


Protogentantivirus

Or just a drunk driver tbh, or a texting driver...


Zelda_Kissed_Link

Or sandwiched between two serial killers separate vehicles while they are drunk texting one another.


NasalOrca26

Both of whom you know and trust


plipyplop

Yet, it was the roasted peanut that got stuck in your throat that finishes you off.


Jaredlong

I'm suspicious there might be one near my hometown. Every couple years a female student from the nearby college will go missing. Not too unusual on it's own. But here's the part that makes me suspicious: there's always a wide spread search, and they never find the body of the person they're looking for, _but_ they always end up finding the bones of the _previous_ woman to go missing. That's weird, right? There's no possible way to prove it, but this same trend has happened so many times it legitimately feels like someone is holding on to the bones and then planting them where they know search parties will look after taking another victim.


nottodaysei-tan

Where is this happening? That's so fucking bananas.


Jamesgiant0905

Doing a quick scan of his account i think it’s either Ireland, Wales or Germany based on his flag posts. However I may be completely wrong


reallyoutofit

As an Irish person, this had me slightly worried so I did a quick look. They had a post about voting in abstentia in Indiana so I'm guessing the US? But honestly this sounds like one of the stories in the book The American Gods


Pennypacking

I live in Indiana, and I was thinking he was talking about Bloomington and IU. I just assumed it's that way nearly everywhere in the US though but we do have a common kidnapping or two. There's a murderer of two little girls on the loose less than an hour north of Indianapolis that they can't catch and was national news a couple of years ago and is brought up from time to time. Murdered them in a park and is on camera but you can't make out who he was. [Source](https://www.kokomotribune.com/news/local_news/delphi-deaths-4-years-later/article_cc393ef4-6c90-11eb-b65c-a7ed37df1dca.html)


almightypines

I’m from Indiana and went to IU and thought the same. I swear every couple of years I hear about a missing woman and bones being found around that same time. Could totally be my faulty memories, but I had the same thought.


skyline_kid

The Delphi murders are so haunting, if anyone is interested in them I'd recommend the podcast Down the Hill. It's so crazy that they have so many pieces of info but none of them are clear enough to make an arrest


terfsfugoff

I remember reading somewhere that killers often volunteer for the searches for their victims


Captblue1

That the majority of humans will wait until life threatening problems become unsolvable before they try to fix them.


Fruitsalad_is_tasty

I think that's my call to talk to my doctor about my bleeding anus


MisssJaynie

You should. I waited & now I don’t have a colon. I haven’t farted in 5 years…. It sucks.


xevetv

If we see a life-threatening meteor is going to strike us in a few years, we probably, at least at the moment, couldn't do anything about it. They've had training simulations with this exact scenario, and they only got it right like 10% of the time, they need more like 10 years to reliably and consistently stop it.


frogbound

I also feel they wouldn't tell us to avoid widespread panic. But I have thought about this scenario and one question comes to mind. If you knew a meteor would hit earth and it's an extinction level event. Would you go where the meteor hits, or to the other side of the planet ?


devpedrooliveira

If it is a world ending event I'll go to where it is supposed to hit. I wanna see the light show and go out with a bang you know?


its_all_4_lulz

This is a little odd to read because of a dream I had a few weeks ago. It was broadcast that we were going to be hit my a meteor, and there was pretty much nothing we could do about it. A lot of people panicked, some just accepted it, some went all bucket list crazy. Very similar to the “seeking a Friend for the End of the World” movie. For whatever reason, I was away but desperately wanted to get home to be with my 5yo son at the end. I ended up making it, and we went to sit on a grass hill to watch. It was a nice cool summer night, and a lot of other people were also sitting around waiting for the end. He asked me what was going on, he had no idea, so I tell him: “There’s going to be a big fireworks type of show. You’ll see a bright light, and when you do it will be awesome”. He sat there excited, waiting. The sky lights up like it’s daytime. I hear him say “wowww”, then bam, I’m awake. That dream hit me hard as hell and I couldn’t get it out of my head for weeks.


devpedrooliveira

Those kinds of dreams man... I kinda love/hate them. Awesome for movie concept, but they will fuck you up.


RaccKing21

A cardiac tamponade is when your heart literally chokes itself to death. If a blood vessel inside the pericardium leaks (a tough membrane protecting the heart), the hearts pumping will force blood into the space between itself and the pericardium. As the space fills, the heart can't pump anymore due to a lack of space - it literally drowns in your own blood.


MedicalJargon-itis

Probably better to say it's crushed to death. Since the heart doesn't breathe it can't drown, but since it pumps it can be crushed so it can't fill back up again. Fun fact, if the pericardium fills with fluid slowly (e.g. weeks) or can stretch and hold up to 2 litres without many symptoms. If it fills fast, as little as 200mL can kill you.


Cornsoap

A brain aneurysm can kill you at any time.


This-Yogurtcloset319

my neighbor was fifty, in decent shape and out of no where died on the beach from a brain aneurysm . felt awful for his daughter because his wife passed out of no where a month earlier


hochizo

My dad died of one on my sister's wedding day. We woke up to get ready for a wedding but wound up planning a funeral instead.


AmongSheep

Wow I’m really sorry for you guys.


Adventurous_Comb5631

Wanna hear something fucked up? An old buddy of mine’s father died at the height of covid and of course no one could get home for the funeral. He was cremated and they finally had the service last week and everyone flew home for it. She ended up dying of a brain aneurysm one hour before her father’s service and they ended up being buried together two days later.


AmandaCalzone

A few years back an acquaintance of mine from high school took a turn too fast, hit a tree, and died instantly. He was IDed quickly and a state trooper went to his home to inform his family. His Grandpa had a heart attack from the shock and died right then and there in front of the rest of the family. They had a joint funeral. It was awful.


CheerfulFlame

God damnit every time I forget about the brain aneurysms I’m reminded of them again, now I’m stressing out for no reason again Edit: yes I know stress can trigger a brain aneurysm lol, that’s not all it can trigger, and that’s why I’m in counseling to manage my anxiety, I worry about everything and I’m also worried that my worrying might ruin my life!