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People Share The Most Disturbing Facts They Know
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Ever take a look online?

It certainly feels like everything about the world, as of writing, is awful, terrible, and just downright no good. While there's positives out there to be found, don't purposefully overlook the subjectively bad stuff.

There's knowledge to be gained from this practice, so be sure to look at the dark and bleak facts of the world.

Reddit user, RefrigeratorDry495, wanted to hear some truly awful things when they asked:

"What are some simple yet incredibly disturbing/scary facts?"


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Drill Sergeants Share The Funniest Thing They've Ever Seen A Private Do
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Unless you've been a member of the armed forces, you may only know drill sergeants as uncompassionate leaders who yell at privates all the time.

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Soldiers Break Down Which Things They Wish They Knew Before They Enlisted
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Being a soldier isn't at all like what many people think it's like.

For one thing, it's actually quite boring. Yes, you read that correctly.

There are long stretches of time, particularly in the infantry, where soldiers don't really have much to do, if anything at all. Some of the soldiers I've spoken to (who've since left service) have recoiled telling me about that.

They said it was a big shock for them.

I have a relative who also said he thought being a soldier would be far more exciting than it actually is. He was surprised to find out otherwise.

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For young people pondering at least a few years--or even an entire career--in the military, a military recruiter might be a key component in the early stages of the process.

And it's important to remember that their purpose is, above all, to recruit people.

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People Share The Most Blatant Lie Someone Has Ever Told Them
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Nearly everyone lies—whether to get out of trouble, get what they want, or just to escape the awkwardness that can result from telling the truth when someone else only thinks they want to hear it.

Some people take things to extremes, though. Their lies can be so obvious that it's hard to do anything but laugh at the absurdity.

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