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    Updated on Apr 8, 2020. Posted on Apr 6, 2020

    26 Bizarre Facts That Might Make You Feel A Bit Uncomfortable

    You're more likely to be killed by a cow than by a shark.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the wildest, most uncomfortable facts they know. Here are the ones you'll probably wish you didn't read.

    1. A typical jar of peanut butter contains 10 or more rodent hairs, averaging one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams.

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    Also, one regular-sized jar of peanut butter may contain hundreds of insect fragments.

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

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    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

    3. Phill Lewis, aka Mr. Moseby from the Disney Channel, was arrested for manslaughter and driving while intoxicated in 1991.

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

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    —Shannon Caseber, Facebook

    5. Dr. Seuss cheated on his wife, Helen Palmer, who was sick with cancer. She then killed herself by overdosing on barbiturates.

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    Her suicide note read: "I am too old and enmeshed in everything you do and are, that I cannot conceive of life without you. My going will leave quite a rumor, but you can say I was overworked and overwrought. Your reputation with your friends and fans will not be harmed."

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    6. Big Bird almost joined NASA's Challenger mission "to encourage kids to get interested in space." Had the plan been followed through, millions of kids would have watched Big Bird and the spacecraft explode live on TV.

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    —Em Low, Facebook

    7. You're more likely to be killed by a cow than by a shark.

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    8. There are colors that humans can't see, and you can't even try to imagine what they look like.

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    9. Beetles are crushed up to produce a dye that makes all of your favorite candies red.

    10. At this exact moment in time, you're currently the oldest you have ever been and the youngest you will ever be.

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    11. In The Wizard of Oz, the "snowstorm" that took place was actually asbestos.

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    Using this cancer-causing substance as fake snow was a popular movie trick in the '20s and '30s.

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    12. A corpse can bloat and swell up to almost double in size within a few days of dying, due to a buildup of gases in the body during decomposition.

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    13. There are more ways to shuffle a standard deck of cards than there are atoms on Earth. As a result, every time you shuffle a deck of cards, you're probably the first person in history to shuffle them in that sequence.

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    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.

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    14. During the Old Hollywood days, if a child actor ever misbehaved on set they were occasionally sent to "the black box" and were forced to sit on a block of ice as punishment.

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    Later in her life, Shirley Temple recalled the events, saying, "So far as I can tell, the black box did no lasting damage to my psyche."

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

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    —Lea Roselli, Facebook

    16. Male echidnas have four-headed penises.

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    —Shannon Caseber, Facebook

    17. You're 6.7% more likely to die on your birthday than any other day of the year.

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    18. The Japanese giant hornet has venom that's so powerful, it can dissolve human tissue.

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    19. The Michael Myers face mask in Halloween is just a Captain Kirk/William Shatner face mask that's painted white.

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    20. Writer-director Eli Roth came up with the premise for the movie Hostel after discovering a Thai website where people can actually pay to torture and kill other humans.

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    Roth was talking to a friend about the worst, sickest things they'd ever seen on the internet: "He told me about this website in Thailand where, for $10,000, you could shoot someone in the head... I thought it would be a great subject to do a documentary on, but I thought, ‘do I want these people knowing where I live?’ If it’s real, they’ve got my address, and if it’s fake, they’ll probably run off with my credit card!"

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    21. In 1978, in the midst of his murder spree, serial killer Rodney Alcala won an episode of The Dating Game. The woman who picked him refused to go on the date because he seemed "creepy."

    22. The corpses in the pool scene in Poltergeist were actually real dead bodies, and JoBeth Williams, who starred in the scene, wasn't told until after filming ended.

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    Apparently it was cheaper to use real skeletons instead of fake ones. After people on set found out, rumors of a "Poltergeist curse" started circulating.

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    23. Judith Barsi, who played Ducky in The Land Before Time and Anne-Marie in All Dogs Go to Heaven, was shot and killed by her abusive father when she was 10.

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    Her father then murdered Judith's mother, doused their bodies with gasoline, and set them on fire. He then shot himself in the head. Judith's gravestone reads "Yep! Yep! Yep!," which is a quote from her peppy The Land Before Time character.

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    24. People jerk themselves awake while sleeping because their body thinks they're dead – it's their brain's way of making sure they're still alive, since their heart rate is so slow.

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    25. In the Victorian Era, it was common to take pictures with the bodies of a deceased family member, as a final way to preserve their memory.

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    26. And Bryan Cranston was once a suspect in a giant murder investigation.

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    Cranston worked at a restaurant when he was 20, and apparently everyone hated one of the chefs: "Everyone would talk about how you would kill Peter Wong. I said, 'I think I would slice him up and put him in a wok...and put it over some sticky rice.'"

    Later on, Cranston and his brother went on a motorcycle trip, and around the same time Peter Wong was murdered. The detectives started to investigate and searched for Bryan and his brother, assuming they fled the state after committing the crime. Ultimately they were cleared of all charges.

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