I Learned 14 Creepy And Strange Facts That Have Literally Had My Jaw On The Floor All Day Long
Proceed at your own risk.
I love learning new facts, especially ones that make me sit down and scratch my head in amazement. Okay, I'm downplaying this — I love learning facts that make me go, "WTF IS GOING ON, WHEW CHILE."
3. "Ring of Death":
"If you shine a flashlight/smartphone on a newborn sea turtle for too long, it will start crawling around in circles. Known as the 'Ring of Death,' it means that the turtle's eyesight has been permanently damaged due to mistaking your lights for the moon that guides it to the sea. By doing this, you have doomed the sea turtle to death right after birth."
11. This plant exists — oh yeah, its nickname is the "suicide plant":
"There's a plant in Australia called the gympie gympie tree that has hairs all over its bodythat are small enough, and are compared to, hypodermic needles. Whenever a person touches the plant, these hairs stick into your skin and inject a toxin. That causes a pain compared to the affected area being covered in acid and set on fire. The pain lasts months to years."
12. The sun sends out bursts of plasma that can cause a worldwide blackout:
"The sun occasionally lets out supermassive bursts of plasma energy called coronal mass ejections. These could knock out our satellites, power grids, and internet for decades. One barely missed us in 2012, and another has about a 12% chance of happening in the next 10 years."
13. Your body can and will attack itself if it thinks it's a threat:
"The outside of your eye prevents your immune system from ever knowing about the inside of your eye. If a puncture allows the two to meet, your immune system may attack and destroy your eye as an invader."