Prepare your psyche for some truly creepy space facts. Outer space is an absolute horror show of unending blackness extraordinarily hostile to life. Simply put: there are a lot of weird things about space. If you're the sort of person who likes to be scared, all you have to do is look up at the night sky and think about this list full of high-octane nightmare fuel. Of all of the creepy things about space and the universe these are the most unsettling. Enjoy?
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Chunks of Your Feet Fall Off After a Month in Orbit
Want to get rid of those callouses you get on the bottom of your feet? Spend a month in orbit around the planet. Thick wedges of your feet will simply slough off and float across the room, probably bumping into one of those pens you can write with upside down and under water. Outer space: where your body literally starts to fall off.
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You Need to Drink 730 Liters of Recycled Sweat and Urine to Live in Space for a Year
Water is like liquid gold in space, so in order to live up there for a year astronauts have to resort to drinking their own waste. That means drinking up to 730 liters of their own sweat and urine.
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Chunks of Our Galaxy Are Being Sucked Away by Something Bigger Than Anything in the Known Universe
Bad news: there's something out there, beyond the known universe, larger than anything in the known universe, and it's sucking our galaxy away from us. Scientists who think they're hilarious call this concept "Dark Flow." A better name for it is "NASA's Instant Nightmare Juice."
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There's a Giant Black Hole Hurtling Through Space at 3 Million Miles per Hour
Let's not mince words: a supermassive black hole weighing in at millions (millions!) of times heavier than the sun is currently hurtling through space at roughly three million miles per hour. This particular black hole was ejected from its own galaxy and is roaming between galaxies, four billion light years away.
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