Do you enjoy reading facts that would send shivers down your spine?
If you do, it’s your lucky day! It’s amazing how there are things that appear so ordinary and conventional to us but can turn out to be scary AF! For instance, have you ever wondered how many times you might have come across a murderer in your life? Or what if you come to know that you are more likely to die on your birthday than on any other day? Yep, let that sink in!
Anyways, we have collected a list of 13 creepy facts that are bound to send chills down your spine! Some of the facts are really unsettling and might make you uncomfortable too! So, don’t tell us that we didn’t warn you beforehand! Are you ready? Let’s start!
1. If a climber dies on Everest, their bodies are likely to stay there forever!
If you ever decide to climb the mighty Mount Everest, you must know that there’s a “death area” which starts at about 26,000ft. Climbers who died in the area will stay there forever, because helicopters cannot fly at this altitude, even for experienced rescue teams, transporting dead bodies in this situation is a very dangerous task. Another one of the most shocking facts is that the reference point for other climbers is the bodies of some dead climbers.
For instance, a person called a “green boot” is a revelation point for many people. From 1996 to 2014, his shiny shoes pointed the way to the summit until his body disappeared. It could be the wind or maybe someone buried his body under the rock, to this day, no one can tell.
2. If you spend more than 2 hours a day watching TV, your lifespan will decrease by 1.4 years
Well, everyone’s probably aware of the drawbacks of continuously staring at the screen for a long time can cause problems for you. Even though the world has evolved a lot now and a majority of people use their smartphones and laptops to consume movies and news, there’s still a great number of people who spend more than 2 hours a day in front of their televisions and it decreases their lifespan by 1.4 years!
3. A tick resides on human’s faces and eat their skin cells
This was another terrible fact, which turned out to be true. One-third of children, one-half of adults, and two-thirds of elderly people have this tick called Demodex. Most of the time, it lives in or near the hair follicles of the eyebrows, eyelashes and nose. Ticks eat skin cells and sebum. It usually does not cause any problems, but in some cases (when people are sick or stressed) the number of ticks increases dramatically, leading to a skin disease known as demodicosis.
4. Every day, about 27,000 trees are chopped to make toilet paper.
Okay, we get it that toilet papers are important but so are the trees! There are many developed countries that have developed recycling technologies and started to make papers out of different materials.
5. There’s a graveyard of ships on the bottom of the ocean.
According to the UN, there are approximately 3 million ships under the sea. There are ships from different eras, various submarines, and of course the infamous Titanic. If we were to lift those boats, they would line up in a long enough line to go around the equator twice.
6. Due to the poor handwriting of the doctors, thousands of people die every year!
More than 7,000 people die each year due to medication errors. According to a report issued by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in July 2006, this is mainly due to the fact that doctors’ handwriting on prescriptions is often difficult to read. To eliminate this problem, there is an Internet-based prescription system that allows pharmacists to avoid mistakes and must read what the doctor writes. Unfortunately, this feature is not yet available in all places, and patients hope that these pharmacists have enough experience to read the prescriptions accurately.
7. All the humanity is captured in this picture, except for one person.
In this photo, you can see the Apollo 11 lunar module carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the surface of the moon and our planet, as well as all the living and dead inhabitants and all the people who have existed.
Even people born after 1969 appear in the photo because their grandmother and grandfather are already in the photo. The only person who did not appear in the photo was Michael Collins, who was the third member of the lunar expedition to travel alone. When his teammates are on the surface of the satellite, he orbits the moon. This is the definition of true loneliness.
8. Smartphone lovers, did you know that there are more germs on your phones as compared to a toilet seat!?
Many of us put our smartphones on the table while eating. Now imagine that there is a toilet seat instead of your smartphone. Doesn’t really sound too pleasant, right? Well, the toilet seat is much less dangerous than your cell phone.
Scientists at the University of Arizona found that there are 10 times more bacteria on smartphones than on toilet seats. What can you do about this? According to microbiology experts, all you have to do is clean your smartphone with alcohol or alcohol wipes. Or there is a more radical approach: you can buy a device that can kill surface bacteria (as shown in the picture).
9. If you go for a swim, a parasite which is known by the name of Naegleria Fowleri can enter the human brain through the nose and cause primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, which will lead to death
This ugly thing enters our brain through the nose and starts to eat it. This sounds like an urban legend or a scary children’s story, but unfortunately, it is very close to reality. Naegleria Fowleri lives in contaminated warm water and uses olfactory nerves to enter the human brain, causing primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. Even with drugs, we cannot always save people from this disease. Therefore, do not ignore the warning signs you see near the beach or swimming area.
10. You are more likely to die on your birthday by about 6.7% as compared to any other day!
According to a new analysis by Pablo Peña, an economics researcher at the University of Chicago, the average death rate on someone’s birthday is 6.7% higher than you would normally expect. He found that the ratio is even higher for young people and on the weekends.
This is a terrible number, right? Unfortunately, scientists do not know the exact cause. Maybe it’s because there is a higher probability of accidents during the holidays, or because the depressed person decided to commit suicide on that day.
11. You can be murdered almost thousands of times without even realizing it.
This number depends on where you live and how many people you meet each day. A person in a small town will encounter about 16 murderers in their lifetime, and a person in a big city may encounter thousands of murderers if they pass by hundreds of people every day, without even knowing it.
The problem is that most criminals, including violent serial killers like Ted Bundy (the guy in the picture), look like normal people and can lead seemingly normal lives. For instance, Bundy used to work on a hotline to help people and call 911 for people who were about to commit suicide. Now the most fuc*ed up part is that behind the mask of a good person, there is a kidnapper, a murderer, and a rapist who committed 30 murders between 1974 and 1978.
12. You are more likely to die while taking a bath as compared to your chances of winning a lottery
According to various estimates, the odds of winning the jackpot range from 1 in 176 million to 1 in 15 million. Unfortunately, the risk of dying in the bathroom is very high at 1 in 840,000, but people still believe in their luck and some victories. For example, the Scottish couple (in the picture) earned £161 million in 2011.
13. Until the 1980s, some doctors believed that newborn babies don’t feel any pain
A 1988 study of British and Irish doctors found that 13% of people believed that babies who are 0-12 months old felt no pain, and 23% of people were unsure about it. Because of this, doctors usually only administer local anaesthesia for major surgeries, and the question of whether children under one year of age can experience pain has been controversial for years. But now it turns out that babies and unborn children can suffer just like adults.
We have reached the end of this article and we hope that you enjoyed reading these bone-chilling facts! On the other hand, we would like to know which one of these facts intrigued you or scared you the most? Let us know down in the comments section below.