morbid

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Are humans just naturally morbid? Many of us watch scary movies or spend our evenings reading about serial killers on Wikipedia.

If you were to ask Professor Glenn Sparks from the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University, he'd tell you that our morbid curiosity with gross or unnerving subjects "goes back to the initiation rites of our tribal ancestors, where the entrance to manhood was associated with hardship."

Regardless of where this curiosity stems, social mores often dictate that asking questions about morbid topics is insensitive and inappropriate.

That's why it's interesting that people were able to ask their questions openly thanks to Redditor InkBlooded, who asked the online community,

"What is your most morbid question that you've always been afraid to ask?"
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People Who Clean Crime Scenes Describe The Worst Thing They've Ever Witnessed On The Job
Image by Patricia Srigley from Pixabay

Cleaning up is hard enough when it's just clearing a month of dust bunnies. Can you imagine cleaning the debris left by murder, suicide and violence? I have a really great friend who used to do crime scene clean-up for a living. The pay is incredible; it starts at $55 an hour. But there is a much higher cost in mental well being. Death affects you in ways you don't always feel immediately. My friend has stories of nightmares, depression and pain after leaving scenes of horror. Why make all that money just to spend it on therapy? It takes a certain type of person.

***TRIGGER WARNING. CONTENTS ARE SENSITIVE ***

Redditor u/MemegodDave wanted to hear from the people who have the stomach to come in after crime and tragedy

to try to bring back some form of normalcy to the location by asking... People who make their living out of cleaning murder scenes, accidents and the like, what is the worst thing you have experienced in your career?

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Lucky People Almost Caught In The Wrong Place, Wrong Time Reveal What Happened
(Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) ANTHONY ANDERSON, TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

Life is full of surprises and this is something we can all relate to. The wrong place and the wrong time! If you have ever been so unfortunate to be in this position, these stories will resonate with you.

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