30 Random Creepy Facts To Deprive Somebody Of Sleep
It’s hard to believe the world was once such a mystery. We’ve gone from knowing nothing about our planet to being able to see it all with a few taps on our phones. But despite all the technological advances, there are still so many unknown things — even today. What we know though, is that the world is a strange place full of scary things, and with each passing day, we learn something new about it. Some of these little tidbits are fascinating, some are funny, while others are just plain creepy stuff.
There’s something about discovering macabre and disturbing facts that just sticks with us. It’s the reason why we enjoy horror movies, haunted houses, true crime docu-series, and those articles on weird facts about the human body. Ready to be freaked out?
1. Crows can recognize and remember human faces.
2. Tooth-in-the-Eye Surgery. Surgeons put a tooth in a blind person’s eye to restore their sight. It was pioneered in the 1960s, and it actually works and it’s still being done today.
3. Real corpses were used in the 1982 film Poltergeist.
4. There are bodies of over 150 dead hikers on Mount Everest, and they’are used as landmarks.
5. The Turritopsis Dohrnii jellyfish is officially known as the only immortal creature in the world. It lives forever.
6. Climate change is making spiders bigger.
7. A haunted radio station from Russia has been broadcasting a dull monotonous tone for twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for the last three-and-a-half decades. Every few seconds it’s joined by a second sound, like some ghostly ship sounding its foghorn.
8. Dogs like squeaky toys because they mimic the screams of their prey.
9. Two Scottish surgeons originally invented the chainsaw to assist childbirth.
10. Spiders can survive in space.
11. Locked-In Syndrome is a condition in which a patient is fully aware but is stuck in a coma-like state.
12. The film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' is based on a real story reported in the LA Times. A boy was terrified to go to sleep, and when he did, he died while screaming about a nightmare.
13. While Ted Bundy was a psychology major at the University of Washington, he worked at Seattle's Suicide Hotline Crisis Center.
14. Ducklings can engage in cannibalistic behaviors when they're bored.
15. When you die the last sense to leave your body is the ability to hear.
16. More than 80% of our ocean is unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored.
17. Technically it’s not impossible to die from holding in a sneeze. Some injuries from holding
in a sneeze can be very serious, such as ruptured brain aneurysms, ruptured throat, and collapsed lungs.
18. Horned Lizards can defend themselves by squirting blood out of their eyes.
19. Mobile phones are 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat.
20. Alien hand syndrome is a phenomenon in which one hand is not under control of the mind. The person loses control of the hand, and it acts as if it has a mind of its own.
21. King Charles II drank alcohol mixed with pulverized human skulls.
22. Some ants turn into zombies via parasitic fungus which manipulates their brains.
23. Arrhythmic death syndrome is a sudden condition where someone seemingly healthy dies suddenly with no apparent cause of death.
24. 250,000 deaths a year are due to medical errors.
25. During the mummification process, Ancient Egyptians remove the brain through one of the nostrils.
26. People with Cotard's syndrome believe that parts of their body are missing, or that they are dying, dead, or don’t exist. They may think nothing exists.
27. Criminologists estimate that there's a 1-in-3 chance police will never identify your killer if you're murdered in the US.
28. Fatal familial insomnia makes it impossible for someone to sleep for months.
29. You’re more likely to die on your birthday. The chance someone will die on their birthday is 6.7 percent, which is higher than any other day.
30. Some female spiders allow their young to eat them alive.