People Share Which Fun Facts Are Actually Mildly Disturbing

People Share Which Fun Facts Are Actually Mildly Disturbing
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We've all heard the phrase "fun fact" about a zillion times ... but this article isn't devoted to those meme-worthy shareable little factoids. Oh no, this one is devoted to things a bit darker.

We're going to talk about the not-so-fun facts.

Reddit user Chilloutjack asked:

What is a fun fact that is mildly disturbing?

Reddit did NOT disappoint. Quite a few of these are outright heartbreaking, cringeworthy, and in some cases kind of gross. Proceed with caution. There is talk of death, fetal death, animal rape, etc. ahead.

Ruining Nemo

"Want to ruin Finding Nemo?"

"Clownfish live in groups that are all male except for the biggest and most aggressive fish who is the Dominant Female. The next biggest fish is the Dominant Male, and these two are the only ones who breed. When the dominant female dies, the dominant male changes gender to become the dominant female. All the other males then fight to become the dominant male, and the cycle continues."

"If you keep a Clownfish male on his own for long enough, he will become female."

- Sygga

Some Serious Stones

"The world record for most kidney stones passed is 6,504 by Don Winfield, the most being removed is 172,155.
The largest kidney stone ever removed. was 20cm long and weighed 4.4 pounds, another being 13 cm."

- PNote09

The Eagles Addiction 

"He song hotel California by the Eagles is actually about drug addiction. For example, the "pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends." Are actually the side affects. And think about the lyric "You can checkout any time you like. But you can never leave."

"When I learned it, I was shocked."

- Tuxedobacon325

Blondes Don't Always Have More Fun

"If you have blond hair you are 70 percent more likely to get cancer."

- Unishark39

Eating You Back


"Pineapples have an enzyme that dissolves meat, meaning that when you eat one, it's technically eating you back."

- French-Toaster


"Coke (cocaine) was in Coke (the soft drink) and that's why it's called Coke."

- itsmetwigiguess

So Easy Not To Get Caught

"There are an estimated 35-50 active serial killers in the US. Famous serial killer Edmund Kemper (I think?) said he thinks that number is way higher because it was so easy not to get caught (he turned himself in)."

- rosewater___

Roman Toothpaste

"The Romans used crushed mouse brains as toothpaste."

- amitkmr988

SUPER Superbad

"Christopher 'McLovin' Mintz-Plasse's mom had to be on set during the filming of his sex scene in Superbad because he was only 17 at the time it was being filmed."

- FloralBison

Dangerous Dolphins


"Dolphins can and will pick stuff up and move it around using their penises."

- Mr_Sugar_Rush

"They also rape people, and are known to push people out to sea about as much as they push them ashore. They also get high off sea urchins and puffer fish. They pass it around like a bong."

- LazySkeptic


"When you're cremated, your teeth explode from the heat."

- Vektorien


"If Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin got stuck on the moon the official policy was to cut communication and let them suffocate in silence, Nixon even had a speech and procedure prepared in case this happened."

- thewhiterabbit223

"There were also speeches prepared in case 'the spacecraft goes missing, 'the astronauts abscond with the spacecraft', 'the spacecraft returns with extra astronauts', 'the spacecraft crashed into the USS Hornet, crushing Nixon', or 'the spacecraft is accidentally sold for scrap with the astronauts inside'"

- microtrash

Morbid Printing

"It's cheaper to print with human blood instead of printer ink."

- pourbeansinthere

Tasty Monkeys

"Chimpanzees just flat out love to eat monkeys."

"They love it so much they've feasted on certain breeds to local extinction."

"Always found this mildly (moderately) disturbing because of the similarities in the species, like if wolves sought after puppies."

- YourDailyDevil

Postmortem Birth

"If you die while late into a pregnancy the build up of bodily gases as you decompose can push the dead foetus out of your body. Its called postmortem fetal extrusion."

- SirObalobus

Baby Teeth

"In infants, their adult teeth are behind/under their eyes."

- Freudian-Sips

Puppy PTSD

"The rescue dogs from ground zero on 9/11 developed PTSD and needed therapy afterwards because there were so few survivors and so many dead recovered that the dogs thought they'd screwed everything up and done a bad job."

- jeg26

Thanks, Snot!

"If it weren't for a layer of snot lining the inner walls of your stomach, the acid would burn through you and your insides would fall onto the floor."

- A-Drunk-Scoty

Smoked BBQ


"Burnt humans smell like smoked Texas barbecue."

"Before anybody calls me a serial killer, I worked in a trauma ER and the bad burn victims smelled exactly like this."

- RidingKeys


"If you contract rabies it can lay dormant in your body for years until one day you get a headache, and by then its already too late and you will slowly go insane and grow an erratic fear of water and Inability to swallow - then you die."

- swagxake


"They couldn't give the firefighters from Chernobyl morphine, because their veins were literally melting."

- BBRodriguez9

The Universe

"The entire Universe outside our galaxy could have completely disappeared over 20,000 years ago and we still wouldn't know it yet. Our view of the Universe is actually what it looked like anywhere from thousands to Billions of years ago -with no way to see what it actually looks like "right now". Imagine if you looked out your front window and saw your yard as it was 6 months ago, neighbors house across the street a year ago, and houses a block or two away as they were several years ago. Also off in the distance you see the glaciers from the last ice age. That's what it's like looking out at the Universe."

- UEizo


"Nutmeg was used as a hallucinogenic before modern drugs. It can also kill you if more than a tablespoon is eaten at once."

- Resiste-et-mortes

"I basically spent my late teens researching and experimenting with everything I could get my hands on."

"Naturally I tried nutmeg. Ingested about half a spice shaker in one sitting. Never experienced a hell like that. It felt like the entire world lost meaning, that I was pointlessly walking around in this grey plastic world and every minute dragged on for eternity. Couldn't function, couldn't focus on anything or do much of anything but lay on the floor and beg for it to be over. Faked being sick to not go to school. It lasted like 3 days and I felt like there were still noticeable effects weeks later. Still afraid I did some kind of permanent damage."

"Do not recommend."

- GhostChap

These certainly would liven up dinner party conversation -- or perhaps end the party all together.

Do you have similar facts to share? Let us in the comments below.

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