People Share The Least Fun Facts They Know
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Have you ever learned something and immediately thought... "Nevermind, I don't wanna know!"

I think we've all been there.

The worst has to be a bad medical diagnosis.

Knowing you or a loved one will pass and there is no way around it.

So then you have to just sit and wait.

Because facts are facts.

Life is littered with truths can be just be... too much.


Redditor 4thestory wanted everyone to share some basics about life that basically suck. So they asked:

"What’s an unfun fact?"

Taxes. I hate the truth about taxes. I weep around accountants.

Calm Down

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"You can get depressed about having depression and get stressed about having anxiety."

notacatus

Thrown In...

"When you recycle plastic, most of it just gets thrown in the landfill."

Backpacker_03

"Currently a big topic in Australia, because we were sending it to China to supposedly get it recycled, and then all of a sudden China decided it would no longer take imports of that from anywhere, but we don't have enough recycling capacity to make up for that loss yet."

gdmzhlzhiv

'tap-dancing'

"Among the many horrendous effects of the Hiroshima bombing, there were so-called "ant-walking alligator people": victims who were so badly charred that their skin appeared scaly like an alligator's and who blindly walked around the broken streets, usually faceless/eyeless from the blast."

"They're described in the book To Hell and Back: The Last Train From Hiroshima by Charles Pellegrino."

"The alligator people did not scream. Their mouths could not form the sounds. The noise they made was worse than screaming... They uttered a continuous murmur like locusts on a midsummer night."

"He also describes other horrific sights in the book, such as a 'tap-dancing' man who was nicknamed that because the bottoms of his feet were reduced to nothing but bone, and when he walked it sounded like tap shoes. Also, a 'pink horse,' a horse with no skin or hair, just muscles, which aimlessly followed a survivor around, seemingly numb to any pain."

peachyixxy

Violence Under the Sea

"Octopus punch fish for no reason."

Aztech06

Octopii also have some of the most self destructive mating habits. A male throws his penis at a female for her to inseminate herself with, and then leaves to wander aimlessly until it dies. The female in turn will lay eggs and guard them, not eating or sleeping until it also dies Basically, every healthy octopus you've ever seen was a virgin."

Ledlazer

Sun Death

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"When your skin becomes red from spending too much time under the sunlight, it’s basically because your skin cells are committing suicide to avoid becoming cancerous."

themesila

The sun and me don't mesh. So I feel that.

Are you Hungry?

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"Sloths have such a slow metabolism (which is the process of converting food into energy) that they can die of starvation while on a full stomach."'

Toilet_Lid420

Anyone...

"Anyone can randomly die of a brain aneurysm."

SAVARD3435

"A friend of mine passed away at 17 in the middle of a lacrosse game from a Brain Aneurysm, it was so shocking that it could happen to someone so young."

copenmeghan

"My aunt had an Aneurysm, she was talking with my uncle at breakfast one morning he heard her pause mid-sentence went to ask her what she had said dead Aneurysm, 37 yrs old."

Royal-Tea-3484

Kill Count

"Cigarettes have killed more people in the 20th century than both world wars combined."

TheEvilStapler

"I mean how can you confirm that cigarette was the reason of persons death? Like it does worsen your well being and increases chance of health issues but like what if a person is smoker and they die of heart disease which they probably had even without smoking. Does that go towards the 'cigarette' kill count? Like you know what I mean? What if those deaths were just regular deaths but just because they were heavy smokers it got associated with it.?"

JoeGRcz

end of life...

"Research has shown that most elderly people would prefer to pass away at home, but the statistics show most of them die in hospital (often connected to tubes, getting invasive blood tests, etc) or in nursing homes."

manlikerealities

"There’s a great documentary about end of life care that covers how most patients want to die with dignity, but families often keep pushing for more treatment. It’s called Extremis on Netflix."

Jedi-Ethos

lifelong issues

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"Among your group of lifelong friends, one of you will attend all of your funerals, and one will attend none of them. Read this one last time this thread happened and holy f**king sh*t bro."

hereticjones

Don't let sad facts ruin your existence. They are what the are. Keep chugging along.


People Explain Which Lessons Aren't Taught In History Class But Should Be
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It's highly believed that it is important to learn history as a means to improve our future.

What is often overlooked is that what is taught in history class is going to be very different depending on where you went to school.

And this isn't just internationally, even different regions of the United states will likely have very different lessons on American history.

This frequently results in our learning fascinating, heartbreaking and horrifying historical facts which our middle or high school history teachers neglected to teach us.

Redditor Acherontia_atropos91 was curious to learn things people either wished they had learned, or believe they should have learned, in their school history class, leading them to ask:

What isn’t taught in history class but should be?
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People Share The Most Random Things They Miss About Life Before The Pandemic
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We have light at the end of the tunnel.

So what now?

Where do we go from here?

Normal seems like an outdated word.

How do we get back to normal though?

Is it even possible?

What are reaching back to?

Life pre-Covid.

Those were the days.

If only we could bring them back.

Redditor hetravelingsong wanted to discuss our new normal in this hopeful "endemic" phase. So they asked:

"What’s something random you miss about pre-COVID times?"
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Atheists Break Down What They Actually Do Believe In
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What do you believe?

Is there a GOD in the sky?

Is he guiding us and helping us?

Life is really hard. Why is that is a big entity is up there loving us?

Atheists have taken a lot of heat for what feels like shunning GOD.

What if they've been right all along?

Maybe let's take a listen and see what they really think.

Redditor __Jacob______ wanted to hear from the people who don't really believe all that "God" stuff. They asked:

"Atheists, what do you believe in?"
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The list of what irritates me is endless.

I mean... breathing too loud or dust can set me off.

I'm a bit unstable, yes.

But I'm not alone.

So let's discuss.

Redditor Aburntbagel6 wanted to hear about all the times many of us just couldn't control our disdain. They asked:

"What never fails to piss you off?"
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