From finding out the cockroaches have a taste for human flesh to discovering that certain crocodiles can gallop, people are sharing the creepy and unsettling facts that keep them up at night. Vote up the fun facts that give you the heebie-jeebies.
No Anesthesia In Infant Operations
Posted by Redditor u/allothernamestaken:
It wasn't until 1987 that the American Academy of Pediatrics declared it unethical to operate on newborns without anesthesia. Until surprisingly recently, the medical community felt it would be dangerous to give infants anesthesia and/or believed that they didn't feel pain.2,741202Mind blown?
The Details Behind 'Cannibal Island'
Posted by Redditor u/fizjig:
In Stalin's Russia, 6,700 people were sent to live in a work camp on an island in a remote part of Russia. They had no supplies, shelter, or tools and if they tried to leave the island they were shot and killed by Russian soldiers.
It took less than two months before the people on the island, in their desperation, gave in to a cannibalistic holocaust. Over 4,000 people were killed or went "missing" in that time.
In the end only 300 people made it off the island in one piece.
It wasn't until the late 80's that a world tribunal even found out the gruesome details of what went on there.2,294160Mind blown?
Ducks Are Cannibals
Posted by Redditor u/bob_rob_III:
Ducks become cannibals due to boredom, of all f***ing reasons. They can only be stopped by cutting off their "mouths."2,214154Mind blown?
Trees Can Grow In Living Bodies
Posted by Redditor u/TTConnor:
It was once discovered that a fir tree was growing inside a human body.
Artyom Sidorkin went to the doctors suspecting something wrong with his lungs. The doctors thought they were dealing with a tumor but turns out he had inhaled a fir tree seed which had sprouted and had begun growing in his lungs.3,148261Mind blown?