20 Chilling Facts That Will Give You Goosebumps

Uncover 20 unsettling facts that will haunt your thoughts long after you’ve read them. These creepy realities expose the mysteries and horrors that lurk in the shadows.

“Dragonfly wings kill bacteria on contact by ripping apart their cell membranes with sharp nanopillars as they move across the surface of the wing.”

“Cotard’s Syndrome, also known as ‘walking corpse syndrome,’ [is] a rare mental disorder in which one has delusional beliefs ranging from believing that they are dead, do not exist, or have lost their internal organs/blood/souls. Many even believe they’re immortal and can’t die a natural death.”

“Unsolved murders aren’t an occasional thing in the US. Only around half of murders were solved in the past few years (even fewer are solved in some big cities).”

“Chainsaws were originally created to help with childbirth. If the baby was to large to fit through the birth canal, then the doctors had to cut parts of the pelvic bone with a chainsaw. Also, the woman that was giving birth was not given any anesthesia through this procedure.”

“Ravens can speak better than parrots.”

“Elderly Koalas usually die of starvation before they are able to reach ‘old age death’. This is because their teeth gradually ware down from chewing until they are no longer functional as a means of grinding food down. The resulting consequence is a very hungry Koala.”

“Artificial vanilla flavoring used to be made with castoreum, a sac located under a beaver’s a—s.”

“There’s a thing called Water Intoxication. Drinking too much water can literally ‘waterlog’ your blood, and in some cases, kill you.”

“Painter Francis Bacon suffered terrible guilt due to finding his own father s—y attractive.”

“Space stations smell like ‘combinations of antiseptic, garbage, and body odor.’”

“An unplugged microwave carries enough residual current to kill you, even if it’s been unplugged for months. So never try to repair a broken microwave unless you know how to discharge the capacitor.”

“The Chernobyl power plant continued operating and producing power for 14 years after the infamous disaster, only fully shutting down in the year 2000.”

“No Kill Shelters aren’t actually no kill. They save 90% of their animals to be considered no kill.”

“The US is home to a major supervolcano at Yellowstone Caldera. If it erupts again it won’t wipe out humanity but could severely alter weather and climate patterns to the point where it caused a new ice age.”

“Box Jellyfish are not only the most venomous jellies to humans, but they also possess at least 24 functional eyes (of various degree) on its body despite having no centralized brain. Four of its eyes always peer up out of the water regardless of the animal’s body position; some eyes can make out images, others are more primitive.”

“There are between 25 and 50 serial killers operating throughout the U.S. at any given time.”

“Scientists have successfully created cheese using human bacteria collected from toes and belly buttons.”

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