People Are Sharing Super Fascinating Facts That Aren't Widely Known — Consider My Interest Piqued

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    Recently, Reddit user u/graybeingsocial asked, "What is a disturbing fact most people are unaware of?" And let's just say there are a lot of things that we can now label under "uncommon knowledge."

    1. "Drowning is quiet and most kids drown right in front of the person that’s supposed to be watching them." —opossum-effigy

    someone lifting their hand out of the water as they go under

    2. "A wombat's poop is the shape of a cube." —ash-wentworth

    close up of a wombat

    3. "Edgar Allen Poe wrote a novel in 1838 in which four shipwrecked survivors, at the point of starvation, choose to resort to cannibalism. So they kill the young cabin boy, Richard Parker, and eat him." — trendz19

    4. "Approximately five pounds of your body weight is bacteria." —Happy-Map7656

    close up of bacteria through a microscope

    5. "The person you marry is the person most likely to murder you!" —Acrobatic-Employ3942

    close up of a wedding cake with a knife in between the plastic bride and groom toppers

    6. "Your bones are wet." —throwaway13100109

    a skeleton at a desk

    7. "If your stomach didn't develop a new layer of mucus every two weeks, the acids would cause your stomach to dissolve."

    close up of someone holding their stomach in pain

    8. "Sharks aren't just older than the first trees but also the rings of Saturn." —herkoemmlich

    a shark jumping out of the water

    9. "In the Czech Republic, there is a church that is decorated with the bones of 10,000 dead people." —LifeguardOk4191

    close up of skulls and bones in the church

    10. "Mites live on your face." —satanistiny

    very close up of a mite with a long body and tiny little hands

    11. "Tumors can grow teeth and eyes." —omegasix321

    a tumor bulging from the skin on a hand

    12. "A hummingbird's tongue is so long that it wraps around its brain." —Symnestra

    a hummingbird getting pollen

    13. Lastly, "Chainsaws were invented to help a woman give birth." —red_phoenix1204

    a chainsaw on a tree stump

    Do you know another disturbing or interesting fact that most people are unaware of? Share it with us in the comments below!