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25 Shocking, Bizarre, And Kinda Disturbing Facts That'll Fuck You Up A Bit


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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the craziest facts they know. Here are the wild results.

1. As recently as the 1980s, many researchers and doctors believed that babies couldn't feel pain, so some were operated on without any anesthesia.

2. All cruise ships have a functioning morgue on board.


5. The average person walks by almost 16 murderers in their lifetime.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office / Wikipedia / Creative Commons /

Here's the math, assuming you lived in an average-sized city:

10 new people per day x 365 days per year x 71 years of living = about 260,000 different people you might walk by. 260,000 people in a lifetime x 6 murderers per 100,000 people = 15.6 murderers.

—Tina Babina, Facebook

6. There are things called eyelash mites that live on people's faces, and you probably have them.


10. There are more ways to shuffle a standard deck of cards than there are atoms on Earth.

Mathematicians refer to the possibilities of shuffling a deck as "52 factorial" (so, 52 x 51 x 50 x 49, etc.), or 80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636,856,403,766,975,289,505,440,883,277,824,000,000,000,000 chances.



15. Violet Jessop, aka Miss Unsinkable, survived the sinking of the Titanic, a collision on the RMS Olympic, and the sinking of the Britannic.


17. Arsenic was used to dye clothes green in the 19th century, but Victorian Britain didn't know it was poisonous, so several people died.


20. The first person to die while building the Hoover Dam was John Gregory Tierney, and the last was Patrick William Tierney, his son, exactly 14 years later.

21. Astronaut Michael Collins took a picture of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the Lunar Module, with Earth in the background, meaning he took a picture of every human who ever lived, except for himself.

23. In the 16th and 17th centuries, many Europeans thought that eating human bones, blood, and fat would cure certain illnesses, so they stole mummies from Egyptian tombs and robbed graves to get the bodies.


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