9 Creepy Facts That Are 100% True
There are some crazy, weird and creepy facts that you may not really want to know, but morbid fascination will keep you reading! Find out more with us and then see if you can get a good night’s sleep!
1. Fir Trees Can Grow In Your Lungs
Your parents may have told you as a child that if you ate an apple’s pips, you’d grown an apple tree inside you. Turns out this has a grain of truth in it. 28-year-old Artyom Sidorkin is living proof that a fir tree can take seed in your lung cavity and start to sprout roots. Not everything is a tumour it seems…
2. 1 in 3 Chances of Catching a Murderer
If you are murdered anywhere in the USA, the chances of the police actually tracking down your killer are not that great. Since the 1960’s criminologists in the USA estimate that at least 200,000 murders have gone unsolved.
3. The Sun Can Explode
It’s a fact. The sun can explode and fry us all to little bits. But what’s worse is that thanks to the speed of light, it would take us 8 minutes and 20 before we were all cooked. Here’s hoping we don’t have any warning if it ever does happen, those 8 minutes could be agonising!
4. Real Imaginary Friends
Did you have an imaginary friend as a kid? Or do your kids have imaginary friends? Turns out that around 20% of children actually hear voices in their head, and this is what science has attributed to imaginary friends. Now to consider what those voices could be saying, and we open up a rather alarming Pandora’s Box.
A supervolacano is exactly what it sounds like… and there are about 40 of them scattered across the globe. What’s worse is we are actually overdue and explosion, as this happens every 24,000 years. 1 supervolcano eruption could wipe out as many as a billion lives and destroy an entire continent in a few hours.
6. No Cause of Death Discernible
In around 1 in 20 deaths there is no identifiable cause, and a post mortem is inconclusive. Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome can occur and any time, and a person simply goes into cardiac arrest for no reason.
7. Deathly Kisses
When you kiss someone on the mouth as much as 80 million strains of bacteria can be swapped. What’s even weirder is that if you are in a relationship with someone, you’ll have the same bacteria in your mouth from kissing them. That’s enough reason to spend more time Aussie sports betting and less time snogging.
8. Death on Everest
If you climb Mount Everest, you’ll come face to face with death in a very real way. There are over 200 dead bodies on the mountain that have simply been left to decompose there as it is too dangerous and difficult to bring them down.
9. Squeaky Toys and Dogs
Does your furry friend love his squeaky toy? That’s because it sounds like a dying animal screaming. The squeakers in dog toys mimic the sound of prey being killed.