People Share The Most Disturbing 'Fun Facts' They've Ever Learned
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Ever learn a fun fact that, well, isn't quite so fun? You know, something that you wish you could unread so it isn't constantly in your head after you learn it? Here's a list of the weirdest ones, courtesy of Reddit. Read at your own risk.

u/LysDesTenebres

asked:

What is your most disturbing fun fact?

Poor babies.

Prairie dog mothers guard their young in a group because if left alone, mothers will eat the competing young so that their children don't have to share as much food.

Psycho5554

Sh*t, hamsters will eat their whole litter themselves just so they don't have to be bothered with motherhood. Rodents are brutal.

theMothmom

There HAS to be a better way.

Giphy

Falcon breeders let birds f*ck their heads.

mimi_9999

Many bird species acquire their sexuality through sexual imprinting. They are interested in partners who look similar to their parents. If they are raised by a human instead, they will be sexually attracted to humans, but not their own species.

HieronymusFrosch

Nope.

When a pregnant woman dies, relaxation of muscles and buildup of gasses mean the fetus is sometimes expelled from the body a few days after death. Sometimes at speed.

MerylSquirrel

That's one way to celebrate.

A gorilla AGGRESSIVELY masturbates after winning a fight with another gorilla

ArashiNights

With just their thumb and forefinger, because gorillas have the smallest penises of all primates.

HotSauceHigh

Hungry boys.

Giphy

Rabbits are designed to eat continuously. They need their body volume in dry roughage daily, or their GI system shuts down. If a rabbit doesn't eat for 12 hours, it's an emergency, and they must be force fed. At 24 hours they go into GI stasis, and even with intervention they can die.

rexxar-tc

Sounds painful.

Female spotted* hyenas have a 'pseudo-penis'.

Yes, they give birth through it.

Yes, that's exactly as painful and dangerous as it sounds.

LittleGreyThor

Neat.

Giphy

The location of the serial killer H.H. Holmes' infamous 'Murder Castle', located at 63rd and Wallace St in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, is now a US Post Office.

p3achplum3arthsun

Gross.

A male blue whale ejaculates roundabout 10 litres of semen at a time, most of which goes into the sea.

HodenBisZumBoden

most of which goes into the sea

And you wonder why the sea tastes so salty...

DickCoolio

CW: Suicide

There is so much to learn in life.

And once you acquire certain things mentally, you regret it.

How much 411 have you come across over time that made you think... "How can I unlearn that?"

Yeah, not possible.

Knowledge is power and sometimes it's a nightmare.

Don't we have enough to keep us up at night?

Damn curiosity.

Well let's do some learning.

Redditor RedBoyFromNewy wanted to shed some light on creepy issues we need to be discussing. They asked:

"What’s a disturbing fact that not a lot of people know of?"
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The truth matters.

Something one would think was a given in modern society.

Yet all over the world, there are people so unbelievably stubborn, that they simply refuse to believe the facts.

Sometimes even when presented with evidence.

This could be for something menial, such as refusing to believe that a cotton candy was actually invented by a dentist.

But sometimes, refusing to believe the truth could have serious consequences, up to and including climate change, the effectiveness of masks, and the disproportionate amount of gun violence in the US.

Redditor Lady_Of_The_Water was curious about the many things, both frivolous and serious, people refused to believe were true, leading them to ask:

"Whats something someone thought you were wrong about and ridiculed you for it, but it turns out you were right?"
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