There’s a lot of good in the world, but there’s also a whole lot of bad things that happen. You know, those things that might make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
There are too many disturbing things to sort through out there, but people on Reddit decided to fill us in…
AskReddit users shared true facts and stories that they think will creep most people out.
1. A terrible situation.
“Some hospitals have chilled cribs for still born babies. They look like normal cribs but they are cooled. It’s designed for families to say goodbye before the child is taken away. Some hospitals even provide a photography service for these families.
You can even donate money so more hospitals have have these cribs.
It’s sad that something like that needs to exist but kind for families in that situation.”
2. That is scary.
“A friend of mine had a brother who died in a creepily abrupt and wholly unexpected way.
His brother was just 30 years old, a fit runner and football (soccer player).
One night after a few drinks with friends he returned home and fell asleep in his chair whilst watching TV.
He fell asleep sitting upright with his head resting forward, chin on his chest. Try it now, sit upright and angle your chin down as far as you can, take a breath. Feel how slightly laboured it is?
Well he slowly suffocated himself to death through the night simply down to head/neck angle.
3. Try not to think about it.
“There’s nothing fundamentally stopping something in your brain from breaking forever while you sleep tonight. You could be hungry forever, lose your eyesight, become consumed with uncontrollable rage, whatever.
All it takes is a tiny hemorrhage in the right spot responsible for regulating some signals, and they can happen to literally anyone.”
4. Sounds horrific.
“In rare cases, people can die from insomnia.
This is a lengthy post, but this was almost me, the longest I went without sleep was over 6 days or 150 hours. Normally Id do about half a week awake, then my body would shut down, and the cycle would continue.
It is the worst kind of torture. You are lying there at night, you want sleep, you know you need sleep, you know you are dying, you are so utterly tired, your whole mind is screaming, but your body completely betrays you and refuses to give it to you. No matter how much you beg, or cry, or how much medication you take, it will not happen.
Every second feels like an hour, until you reach the point where you hallucinate or have no memory for hours at a time with cuts and bruises all over you from injuries, then time is nothing and you barely even realise you are existing. You go into REM while awake and things get freaky, can’t distinguish your hallucinations from reality.
I still remember the day I got my first 8 hours of normal sleep and I could remember things after 30 seconds that someone had told me, I could smell again, and after a few regular sleep cycles I didn’t collapse when I tried walking up the stairs.
Life is precious and time is finite, so go hug the people you love, and in all seriousness let them know if you cannot sleep and seek help, it is not okay.”
“Law enforcment bases their methods on catching serial killers on the ones that let themselves get caught. The truly fool proof and effective ways to get away with murder are still unknown and there are probably many serial killers getting away with murder because the procedure for murder investigations has not changed much in years.
Learned this one watching Mindhunter.”
6. They’re everywhere.
“Dust mites are microscopic arachnids that live in your sheets and pillows and feeds on your dead skins. They are apparently in all homes no matter how clean.”
7. Another thing to be afraid of in Australia.
“There is a plant called Dendrocnide moroides also known as ‘gympie gympie’ or ‘The suicide Plant’. Its mostly found in australia and has little stinging hairs all over it. When touched, they inject a neurotoxin in your body which hurts so much, that most people rather killed themselves than waiting the 1 or 2 days until it gets better.
I have the Information from another redditor on this sub, and haven’t found anything that literally says ‘yeah they killed themselves’ but I do believe its true.
Anyway Ernie Rider, who got hit by this plant in 1963 said:
“For two or three days the pain was almost unbearable; I couldn’t work or sleep, then it was pretty bad pain for another fortnight or so. The stinging persisted for two years and recurred every time I had a cold shower. … There’s nothing to rival it; it’s ten times worse than anything else.””
8. Be aware of where you swim.
“When swimming in stagnant water you could inhale an amoeba which eats its way through your nose and then eats your brainstem.”
9. Get those ZZZZZZZZs.
“People who sleep less than 6 hours a night are at an increased risk to die prematurely.”
10. Nukes are out there.
“There are a fair number of missing nuclear weapons.
For context, I used to work for a US intelligence service on a project tasked with recovering these things. It was, simultaneously, the most boring and terrifying year and a half of my life.”
11. Life is precious.
“For those unfamiliar, a hockey player named Colby Cave just passed away from a brain bleed in his sleep. Its horrifying that a 25 year old in peak physical condition can go to bed and just die essentially. Especially by something so far beyond anyone’s control.
Totally heartbreaking series of events.”
12. Hard to escape.
“Cancer is extremely common. You likely have cancer right now. The only things stopping you from going terminal are your immune system and more cancer. That’s right: cancer can get cancer that kills the cancer.”
13. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.
“If the Yellowstone Super Volcano erupted, it would decimate most of America. It’s unlikely to happen any time soon, but it’s 2020: The Year of Absolute Fucking Shit.
So, it wouldn’t surprise me at this point.”
Wow…those are pretty creepy…
Do you have any true facts or stories to add to this collection?
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