20 Bizarre Facts You’ll Wish You Had Never Learned

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There are a lot of fun facts floating around out there on the Internet. Like the fact that hippos secrete a reddish oily fluid sometimes called “blood sweat” from special glands in their skin. Or the fact that Thomas Edison proposed to his wife using Morse code. Or the fact that cows have best friends.

But what you’re about to read is a list of facts that are not fun. They’re actually the complete opposite.

Good luck.

In order to perform some brain surgeries, surgeons actually peel the patients face off. Like a banana. (Hey, I warned you these facts were going to be unpleasant. It’s not going to get any better from here.)

The Sun could explode right this second and you wouldn’t know it for another eight minutes. Or it could have exploded 7 minutes and 55 seconds ago, and you’re going to find out right. About. Now.

(Still here? Whew! The Sun is too…probably. Unfortunately, we still have more disturbing facts to get through.) According to the game manual for Super Mario Bros., all of the blocks and bricks in all of the levels used to be inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom. They were transformed when Bowser cast a spell on them. And you just smashed them to collect coins.

You might be surprised by the amount of saliva that you’ll produce over the course of your lifetime. It’s enough to fill two Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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And while we’re talking about bodily fluids, here’s another not-so-fun fact: The average human secretes around 26 gallons of sweat onto their mattress. PER YEAR. And guess what else is in your mattress?

A bunch of dead skin. Of course, considering the fact that you’ll shed about 40 pounds of dead skin in your lifetime, it’s not all in your mattress. It’s literally everywhere around you.

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Here’s one more disturbing mattress fact for ya. The average bed is home to between 100,000 and 10 million dust mites. And then there’s you, climbing into bed and getting all cozy with 10 million of your best friends.

It’s completely possible to “pop” a human testicle. And it doesn’t take a lot of force, either. Some researchers claim it can be done with a mere 5 pounds of pressure.

You know Nickelback, right? You probably hate Nickelback (and for good reason). But Nickelback has sold more than 50 million records. That’s a lot of nickels back, if ya know what I mean.

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And speaking of people who are very, very rich… Bill Gates currently has more dollars than you have seconds in your life. If you were somehow able to make $1 every single second for the rest of your life, Bill Gates would still have like 25 times as much money as you.

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The human spinal cord has the exact same texture and consistency as a Vienna sausage. Tastes different, though.

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Right now (assuming you’re a relatively healthy human), you have a pleasant, symbiotic relationship with your gut bacteria. But after you die, those bacteria will eat you from the inside out.

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In the United States alone, more than 250,000 deaths a year are due to medical error. It’s the No. 3 leading cause of death in the U.S.

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But, of course, medical mistakes aren’t the only way you might die. You could potentially be killed by a serial killer. Experts estimate there are approximately 2,000 of them at-large right now.

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And if you are murdered, there’s a 1 in 3 chance that your killer will never be identified. That’s if you live (and are murdered) in the U.S. If you live in Brazil, it’s a whole ‘nother story…

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Only about 5 percent of homicides that occur in Brazil are solved. Nearly 60,000 people are murdered there each year. That’s more than 160 each day.

The horned lizard can shoot blood from its eye as a defense mechanism. It can travel up 6 feet. Good luck trying not see that in your nightmares tonight.

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At any given time, America holds 400 percent of the food it needs to survive. And if that isn’t mind-blowing enough, consider this: We then throw away 60 percent of that food.

Every day, you swallow between 1 and 2 cups of mucus. More when you’re sick, obviously.

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Since 1950, there have been 32 nuclear weapon accidents, meaning that a nuclear weapon has been launched, fired, detonated, stolen, or lost. To this day, at least six nuclear weapons have been reported lost and never been recovered. Share this story on Facebook with someone whose day you really want to ruin!