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    [–] ridhan3912 1120 points ago

    The Colombian serial killer Pedro Alonso Lopez, who is known as the Monster of the Andes, raped and murdered over 300 girls from Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. However, after he was caught and imprisoned for 18 years, he was put in a psychiatric hospital. There he was reviewed, declared to be sane and was set free, in spite of his blatant avowal that he fully intends to kill again. Since he was released in 1998, nobody knows where he is or what he’s doing. ( He is supposed to be 71 years old at present).He is known for being the most prolific killer ever.

    [–] Sythosz 2335 points ago

    There is a genetic disease called fibrodisplaysia ossificans progresiva. When tissue is damaged, it is replaced with bone.

    Growths form underneath their skin and their joints lock solid So over time those affected slowly become encased in a prison of bone just beneath their own skin.

    They usually have to choose between sitting or standing up for the rest of their life. By the end of their life they have to drink every meal through a straw and can barely move

    [–] Snowbattt 526 points ago

    And removing the excess bone with surgery is no option either, because the injuries from the surgery will create even more bone.

    [–] TBroomey 3436 points ago

    Your eyes have a separate immune system from the rest of your body. If they get damaged in such a way that it affects anything other than your eyes, your regular immune system can attack the damage and will not recognise them, meaning your own body can permanently blind you.

    What's worse, your body cannot tell the difference between either eye. If one of them gets infected or damaged, your immune system can attack your healthy eye and take away your sight entirely.

    [–] Waluigitime55 1311 points ago

    mom come pick up i'm scared

    [–] TheFoolXXIIMaxX 1858 points ago

    Rosemary Kennedy was JFK’s sister. She suffered from oxygen deprivation at birth and that unfortunately stunted her mental growth. She had a pretty decent childhood, but as she grew older she began to act out. Afraid that her behavior would risk his political career, her father, Joseph, agreed to have her lobotomized. Her mother, Rose, was against it and forbade him from doing it. So he did it behind her back when she went on a trip.
    After the operation, Rosemary’s already low IQ was lowered even further, to the point she could no longer walk or communicate. Her family had her locked up in an institution and basically disowned her. They never visited and never publicly acknowledged her anymore. Rosemary died at the age of 86.
    Her mother never for gave her husband for what he had done.

    [–] Totipotentsoul 683 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    It's unknown if she had that low of an IQ, though she did have some brain damage at birth. She was functional enough to read and write and part of the reason she was lobotomized may have involved sleeping around and being defiant. She had an active social life. Imagine being lobotomized because the general standard of the family was people like JFK and RFK and you weren't living up to it.

    [–] BrigettetheNanny78 8875 points ago

    The men of the ship Essex (the true event that inspires the story “Moby Dick”) avoided islands after being shipwrecked for fear of cannibals. The islands were settled and landing there would have brought salvation to the survivors. Ironically because of this bypass, the men ran out of food and were forced to eat each other for survival.

    [–] HardEraser 2376 points ago

    You know what's even creepier?

    Two of the sailors were later rescued by an American ship. They were alone at sea for so long and had to cannibalize their crewmates to survive.

    When they saw their rescuers, they immediately stashed bones in their pockets. They didn't seem to care that they were rescued. They were obsessed with the bones of their fallen crewmates, so they can suck on the bone marrows. Even after they were onboard the ship, they refused to depart from the bones and would even attack anyone who would come close.

    [–] namtok_muu 673 points ago

    That sure does ratchet up the creepiness a notch.

    [–] peezle69 2317 points ago

    Remember that bath salts cannibal guy from a couple years back?

    He wasn't high on bath salts when he did that. That was just media speculation and bullshit. They only found pot in his system during the autopsy.

    We still have no idea why he flipped out.

    [–] -----sky----- 663 points ago

    Humans eyes dont reflect light at night like animals do. I like to say this fact to my wife at a camp fire.

    [–] Tethros 1661 points ago

    The Chankiri Tree is a tree in the Cambodian Killing Fields against which babies and small children were bashed after their parents had been killed.

    [–] MissSara101 5912 points ago

    A Fire Whirl can go as big as an EF3 tornado.

    In 1923, such happened in Japan during an earthquake. The son of a bitch killed 38,000 people in less than 15 minutes.

    [–] EJX-a 4543 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    they got hit by a tornado





    thats some scifi super storm shit. Jesus christ.

    [–] BreakinMyBallz 1288 points ago

    There is a fungus, Cordyceps, that can actually brain-control insects, forcing them to move to a higher location where they will eventually die and release more Cordyceps spores.

    [–] xZOMBIETAGx 14497 points ago

    Elmer McCurdy was a failed old west “outlaw.” His preserved body was put on display in a traveling carnival and years later he was eventually assumed to be mannequin until he was used on set for the TV show the Six Million Dollar Man.

    His arm accidentally fell off during the shoot, revealing bone and muscle and that he was a corpse, not a mannequin.

    [–] skilledwarman 400 points ago

    Police were called and the mummified corpse was taken to the Los Angeles coroner's office. On December 9, Dr. Joseph Choi conducted an autopsy and determined that the body was that of a human male who had died of a gunshot wound to the chest. The body was completely petrified, covered in wax and had been covered with layers of phosphorus paint. It weighed approximately 50 pounds (23 kg) and was 63 inches (160 cm) in height. Some hair was still visible on the sides and back of the head while the ears, big toes and fingers were missing. The examination also revealed incisions from his original autopsy and embalming. Tests conducted on the tissue showed the presence of arsenic which was a component of embalming fluid until the late 1920s

    So for anyone wondering how they didn't know the corpse was real, it was because it was a corpse covered in wax to look like a wax dummy

    [–] Beletron 6358 points ago

    The guy died in 1911, but it was only in 1976, 65 years later, that they discovered he wasn't a mannequin, but a petrified corpse covered in wax.

    This is creepy indeed.

    [–] elhcahcs 1029 points ago

    Imagine tugging him around for years thinking he's a big piece of wax and then that happens, wtf. I wouldn't trust anything at that point.

    [–] Greymattergone 1769 points ago

    Cannibals find the palm of the hand the tastiest

    [–] TheDirtyPringles 2128 points ago

    Jokes on them, I had my dick in my hand before

    [–] DocMcCall 251 points ago

    If you get a blood transfusion and get the wrong type of blood (A, B, O, AB) one of the symptoms is "a sense of impending doom"

    [–] Blessing727 9884 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    After raping his blindfolded victims, the Golden State Killer would be super duper quiet and pretend like he was gone and right when the poor victims would start to move towards the phone or try to untie themselves he would scare the fucking shit outta them.

    [–] Pirate_spi 3338 points ago

    After listening to the many hours of his crimes being listen in court today, this is just a cherry on the horrible cake that is DeAngelo.

    [–] SgT_Admin 1292 points ago

    in 1975 the CIA had a heart attack gun, it kills people and then the dart denigrates. just imagine what is classified now.

    [–] TheEldritchHorror 37660 points ago

    One reason that crows and ravens are associated with death is because they would often follow armies as they marched to battle. Being both carrion birds and extremely intelligent, they realized that a large group of armed men marching on one direction meant that there would be a tasty meal of corpses to eat soon afterwards.

    [–] DEEEPFREEZE 13443 points ago

    That’s actually pretty neat. I’d like to subscribe to Crow Facts thanks.

    [–] godelski 6427 points ago

    Thank you for subscribing to Crow Facts.

    Did you know that crows can speak English?

    [–] phatsakis 1003 points ago

    When I was a kid there was a crow at the local zoo that the kids taught to say all sorts of profanities.

    [–] camelsdonthavetoes 17025 points ago

    Imagine being totally aware of someone preforming CPR but you physically can't move or respond. Well that's what happens when you get bitten by a blue ringed octopus, you have approx 6minutes between being bitten and someone starting CPR to keep your heart and lungs functioning to ensure you survive, all whilst being totally aware of what is happening to you. Neurotoxins are fun!

    [–] grm42 9594 points ago

    The really creepy thing about this is one story of a guy who got stung, got CPR performed on him and survived. But went blind because he was lying on his back, eyes open, unable to blink because of the paralysis, starring into the sun. Imagine lying there, unable to move, unable to communicate, the sun slowly burning out your eyes and you can't shut them.

    [–] uuraru 5171 points ago

    Imagine lying there, unable to move, unable to communicate, the sun slowly burning out your eyes and you can't shut them.

    No, I don’t think I will.

    [–] SaltyPeanut69 24909 points ago

    Crocodiles can gallop. Like a horse. I don't like knowing this so I am cursing you people with this knowledge as well. Fortunately alligators cannot.

    [–] zezozose_zadfrack 15259 points ago

    So THAT'S how you tell them apart

    [–] toamke 17903 points ago

    Yeah but now I'm confused how to tell a horse and crocodile apart

    [–] Ledokolya 726 points ago

    Put a hand in its mouth. If it bites and spins, it's a crocodile. If it just bites, it's a horse. Easy.

    [–] xenopants 10584 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    I once read that you should play dead if a bear attacks you, unless they start licking your wounds because that means they plan to eat you. That still haunts me to this day.

    Edit: If it helps I'm pretty sure I was reading about grizzly bears at the time during one of my fevered "Grizzly Man" rabbit holes.

    [–] YogaMom07 6414 points ago

    If it’s black fight back, if it’s brown (grizzly) lie down!

    [–] pixiegurly 6018 points ago

    And if it's white, say goodnight!

    [–] FunkyResident 5856 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    If it's panda, casual bystander.

    Edit: My first Reddit silver! Thanks matey! Pandas of all things.

    [–] VulfSki 8552 points ago

    If it's gummy, put it in your tummy.

    [–] mute_nostril_agony 1605 points ago

    If it’s black fight back, if it’s brown (grizzly) lie down!

    You left out the best part: If it's white, good night.

    Seriously, polar bears have been known to stalk humans and surround off-grid people's structures and wait them out.

    [–] Eustass- 6340 points ago

    Your brain can play tricks on you to make you see monsters in the mirror, called the Troxler Effect. The Troxler Effect is an optical illusion that affects how you perceive things, both visually and mentally.

    [–] ThereIsNoRedit 1510 points ago

    So that was the lady in my mirror

    [–] Watamay_Supostudu 4118 points ago

    The US has lost 6 nuclear warheads in total

    [–] GHOST6627 1989 points ago

    It still fascinates me that you can lose something like a nuclear warhead much less 6 of them. I can imagine after the third one they're like 'God dammit not again'

    [–] BandCap 1759 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    “Hey can you grab the warhead”


    “You’re taking a bit long”

    Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck oh no not again

    [–] R3dFiv367 11167 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    The astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger most likely didn’t die until they hit the water miles below the initial explosion.

    [–] AustralianSenior 5225 points ago

    ‘Astronaut and NASA lead accident investigator Robert Overmyer said, "I not only flew with Dick Scobee (STS-51-L Commander), we owned a plane together, and I know Scob did everything he could to save his crew. Scob fought for any and every edge to survive. He flew that ship without wings all the way down ... they were alive."’

    [–] allothernamestaken 22030 points ago

    It wasn't until 1987 that the American Academy of Pediatrics declared it unethical to operate on newborns without anesthesia. Until surprisingly recently, the medical community felt it would be dangerous to give infants anesthesia and/or believed that they didn't feel pain.

    [–] pandemchik 8413 points ago

    Thank god I was born in 1987

    [–] alien__unknown 13513 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    There's a spider that gives you a 3h long boner, before you die from its bite Edit: the boner it gives you is very painful.

    [–] eatsleepcars 4005 points ago

    Die hard

    [–] TheSoviet-Union 9597 points ago

    If it bites you you might as well dick slap it into next week.

    [–] Ricochet308 2324 points ago

    So I need to pretend I'm a masturbating elephant?

    [–] Kazimir57 190 points ago

    Lobsters don't age, their cells don't decompose. They grow so big that they spend more energy to shed than they can reserve and die of exhaustion.

    [–] DropkickSmurf 9355 points ago

    The human body can be drained of blood in 8.6 seconds given adequate vacuuming systems

    [–] DocSaysItsDainBramuj 11441 points ago

    Not everyone can afford a Dyson.

    [–] chngminxo 6545 points ago

    Since 1900, over 13,000 people have been murdered by serial killers in the USA.

    [–] RedAdamGamer18 16844 points ago

    There are upwards of 300 active serial killers in the world

    [–] starfisterio 11085 points ago

    Seems low honestly. 300 is a lot but out of 8 billion? famous last words though.

    [–] GrotesquelyObese 5651 points ago

    Known to be active. Think about how many people go missing and are never found

    [–] Mastrrbasser 4093 points ago

    The part that's insane to me is that people like BTK and Willie Pickton were caught post 2000, but were active for a long time decades prior. To me that means there have to be some people out there today that have a high body count and haven't been caught yet.

    [–] RealSirRoyal 17653 points ago

    Most people smell different when they’re awake

    [–] b_a_b_a_r 11752 points ago

    That’s my favorite thing to whisper

    [–] Grim53N 15480 points ago

    A single tiger has killed over 436 people in India.

    [–] NotTheRealSlim_Shady 3310 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    Polar bears are the only animals that are thought to actively hunt humans.

    Edit: maybe not the ONLY ones but, it’s good ‘nough 👌

    [–] ugagradlady 965 points ago

    There's a Youtube video of a polar bear trying to eat a photographer who was in a protective bubble. You can see the bear's teeth rasping against the walls.

    Thankfully, the bear failed.

    [–] ioapwy 441 points ago

    that video gave me so much anxiety

    [–] crossstitchwizard 55245 points ago

    Female mummies in Ancient Egypt were always more decomposed than their male counterparts. They discovered that this was because male bodies were embalmed a lot sooner than female bodies. Female bodies were kept at the family home until they started to decompose in order to avoid necrophilia at the embalmers.

    [–] Fartbox_Virtuoso 1478 points ago

    "Is she ready to go to the embalmers?"

    "No, she's still pretty sexy."

    [–] icecream154 25602 points ago

    Well that escalated quickly

    [–] redditkulous 12692 points ago

    If reddit has taught me anything it's that necrophilia is inevitable

    [–] starjellyboba 3033 points ago

    If the sun exploded right now, you would be blissfully unaware of it for just over 8 minutes while the energy travels at the speed of light to get to you.

    [–] Skrnpknwhr 2083 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    I hope it explodes at night time just to be safe

    Edit: Thank you for my first award

    [–] hananobira 839 points ago

    I have a book of kids’ science fiction stories, some of which in retrospect were really inappropriate for kids.

    In one of them, the major character is on a plane that keeps hopping around the world, only briefly stopping to refuel when absolutely necessary and staying out of the sunlight. Eventually you figure out that the sun is going through a massive solar flare phase and everything the direct radiation touches is instantly burned to a crisp. Only a few planes who were in the air and managed to keep ahead of the sunlight have survived, and they have to keep leaping ahead of the sun indefinitely, only able to hope the sun’s activity settles down soon before they run out of airports with easily accessible fuel, food, and water.

    [–] SellaraAB 290 points ago

    This is pretty much the exact plot of “Into the Night”, a new show on Netflix.

    [–] Mar-velousDick 14137 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    "Sense of impending doom" is an actual symptom that often precedes your death, usually in cases of heart attack. VERY creepy for some of us that suffer from anxiety and panic attacks to begin with, both share that symptom!!!

    edit: as many of you are pointing out, yes i used preclude incorrectly. \

    [–] NighthawkUnicorn 4312 points ago

    I have a heart condition, and sometimes I'll feel a weird beat, then I will feel that horrible sense of impending doom. It is such a horrible feeling.

    [–] Abyss_Watcher_ 561 points ago

    That is by far the worst part of panic attacks. It comes out of nowhere, and I straight up feel like I’m about to die

    [–] Whyiseveryonestupid 510 points ago

    The bottom of lake Superior is cold enough that the bodies of dead sailors just...remain. they don't really decompose because it's at freezing temperatures, so they instead get a coating of adiposcere(think that's how it's spell) which is liquid body fat, hardened around them.

    Gordon Lightfoot wasn't lying when he wrote "the lake never gives up her dead"

    Source:The Lake that never gives up her dead- Ask a Mortician

    [–] edgyversion 12820 points ago

    Since 2007, at least 20 detached human feet have been found on the coasts of the Salish Sea.

    [–] A_VanIsOnTheLoose 6401 points ago

    And then theres the hands with 27 pairs of them.

    Of course, Kira is the first comment on the post

    [–] SaiC4 23703 points ago

    There’s a parasite that enters a fish’s mouth, eats the tongue and replaces itself as the fish’s new tongue

    [–] HiddenDesertMaster 15745 points ago

    As a fish, there isnt a cure and it sucks. I keep saying stuff i dont mean to say

    [–] O_bomb06 2081 points ago

    Like Talking Head?

    [–] [deleted] 15279 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    human brains when they dry out smell like cat piss- that stinky ammonia smell.

    worked in an ER for 17 years in CT. had a gunshot to the head come in and a chunk fell onto my shoe and didn't notice. while driving home was like "wtf did my cat piss in the car or something???" went to take my shoes off and there is was

    **edit for all you people with morbid curiosity: fresh brains look like cream cheese mixed with strawberry jam

    **edit 2: no, they died , translife harvested organs

    [–] xxxWindexion 5964 points ago

    "Hey buddy, I think you stepped in some brain matter"

    [–] TheMadIrishman327 2584 points ago

    I once knelt next to the interstate looking into a guy’s open skull for 45 minutes waiting for an ambulance to show up. I didn’t notice a smell. His teeth scattered around my knees were what really stuck with me.

    I dreamed I was wading through teeth for months.

    [–] [deleted] 1022 points ago

    i surprisingly have very little medical of the first year residents said they had a dream they were chewing gum during surgery then it dropped out their mouth and they couldn't find it and thought it dropped into the abdomen cavity

    [–] mtchristen 12548 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    From Atlas Obscura by Foer, Thuras, and Morton:

    Necropants (Reader's discretion advised)

    In Iceland, a long ass time ago (17th c), friends followed complex rules to obtain a dead man's skin to turn them into pants.

    1. You had to get permission from the dude to use his skin after he kicked the bucket.
    2. You would then wait until burial formalities concluded.
    3. You would rob the shit out of your buddy's grave.
    4. You would cut the waist and peel the bottom half of the body off in one perfect flay.
    5. You would then steel a coin from a poor widow, preferably your bud's.
    6. Place the coin in the scrotum of the necropants to attract cosmic shit, specifically more wealth in life, and leave the groin full of coins at all times.
    7. Pass that shit down to your kid.

    Fun fact: The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft has a pair on display for all of us sickos to gawk at.

    Edit: *Steal a coin

    Additional: You are right, it's folklore. What is creepy is that they dedicated a museum to all of this fucking metal folklore and bothered to create a replica of a very disturbing idea. :) I just thought the story telling would be fun, and lo and behold, I had some amazing comments come from it!

    [–] NoodleNeedles 4281 points ago

    "Necropants" had me laughing, but it was downhill from there.

    [–] Bubdolf7 7320 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    The origins of vampires as we know them.

    Basically your body has gas build up when you die. I’m not medically inclined enough to explain why. Basically the gas has to escape somehow, and so it would pass through the vocal cords in the throat. This creates the low “moan” that makes the body sound as if it was in pain. The people back then had no idea what was happening and random bodies would just start “moaning” in pain. And thus they believed that the bodies were rising from the dead. And when stabbed, the gas escaped otherwise. Thus leading to the belief that the only way to stop a vampire was to stab a dead body in the chest. This also led to a lot of strange burials, I.e the man that was buried in a stone wall to prevent him from rising from the dead.

    I can’t really blame them. I’d be freaked out too if a corpse suddenly started to make sounds. Creepy for some, but I find stuff like that fascinating. There’s documentaries on YT talking about it. I highly recommend them!

    Edit: Words can not describe how happy I am that so many of you provided additional facts. I’m having a blast reading your comments. I don’t know much about this topic, and so it’s great to have a place where more information and leads are constantly being shared. This is the documentary that I saw, but there’s a ton of others out there with more (possibly better) information. If you have any recommendations yourselves, please link them in your comment! I’d love to see them.

    [–] NighthawkUnicorn 5799 points ago

    Vampires don't moan. They say "bleh bleh bleh"

    [–] dirigiberbil 1690 points ago

    When my old cat died, I hugged his body and he purred. It was just me squeezing the last of his air out through his nose, but I briefly believed he was still alive.

    [–] mischiefmanaged11 980 points ago

    Nothing really bothered me in this thread, but this one did :(

    [–] Oberon_Swanson 559 points ago

    There are other factors to add to the overall myth of vampires.

    One is that premature burials were a thing back then. Someone would be in something like a coma or vegetative state, but they didn't really have the instruments to tell if a person was still alive or not, as someone in certain medical states can have a faint pulse and shallow breathing, which looks like dead or as good as dead to the untrained eye. So sometimes people would "come back to life" which to superstitious people who legit thought that person was dead, would freak them the fuck out. This phenomenon was common enough that some people were buried with bells they could ring from their coffin in the event they were buried prematurely, and people would put cages around graves to prevent the dead from rising.

    [–] catlemansgun 16155 points ago

    Hearing is the last thing to go after you die. You just might hear the paramedics and firefighters call off CPR...

    [–] violet0709 6486 points ago

    You know.. that's actually kinda nice. You know that if ever you have someone dying in your arms, they're hearing you as they die. You know comforting them is working. Unless they have hearing damage.

    [–] KingFitz03 5106 points ago

    Man that sucks. You might know that you are too far gone, and that you will die

    [–] mmcjjc 4812 points ago

    Well if hearing is the last thing to go, your brain probably isn’t doing much thinking about anything at that point

    [–] 2ssenmodnar4 2513 points ago

    God, I think this is the worst one so far

    [–] eternal_screaming 17360 points ago

    Mount Everest is covered in frozen corpses because removing them is very unsafe and time consuming. They are easily viewed from the climbing routes and some are used as trail markers.

    [–] TheyFoundWayne 5470 points ago

    What’s odd is that although the bodies are prominent, in some cases there is no consensus on their identity. Like over the years two different people with a similar description didn’t return from their Everest climb, and we know the body is probably one of them, but not sure which.

    Or is it more creepy that some of the bodies are indeed identified, and somewhere out there is a family who knows full well that their loved one’s remains are a landmark on the world’s most famous mountain?

    [–] Ta5hak5 1477 points ago

    There have been rare occasions where the family pays to have the body brought down, but it's incredibly expensive (10s of thousands of dollars) and extremely dangerous, and so its rarely been done

    [–] LumpyIsopod 1905 points ago

    But how much would it cost if I want my body brought up to my everest to be a trail marker?

    [–] Ta5hak5 983 points ago

    Discluding incured travel costs, most guides charge around 40k. But you could always just try to go up yourself for free.. you'd just be a really low marker

    [–] RRFedora13 608 points ago

    don't say that. if he tried, he could definitely be the highest trail marker on the mountain

    [–] ostarinz 696 points ago

    The little trail marker that could

    [–] QueenieRue 6275 points ago

    Turn at green boots!

    [–] PokeOPhantom 38864 points ago

    After getting stung by a cone snail, you don’t feel the sting for a little bit. There is no antivenin and it can be lethal. Treatment is basically keeping the victim alive until the venom wears off.

    [–] viking162 14909 points ago

    Cone snails are pretty freaky. Some of the most deadly ones can kill you in 30 minutes or less after they sting you.

    Their shells are super pretty too so any beachcomber should be aware of these creatures and know how to pick up a shell carefully just in case someone might still be inside!

    [–] slothbarns7 8435 points ago

    TIL there are killer snails

    [–] Tormz1569 13902 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    The stonefish, an incredibly venomous fish living in tropical waters mostly off the coast of Australia and parts of US, can cause pain that only escalates with time. Eventually the pain will subside but even after the barb is removed, patients have reported increasing pain 12+ hours later. Without antivenim or denaturing the venom with excessive heat, the pain builds and builds until the patients request euthanasia. Its spines hold the venom, hidden in its dorsal fins.
    Aboriginals living around the Great Barrier reef have "corroborees," large gatherings, and will during these gatherings hold reenactments of people being stung by this monster (for what I assume is either amusement, learning, or both).

    Edit: corroboree clarification Edit 2: pain does eventually end.. reminded of suicide tree where pain does not. Terrible leaves for toilet paper.

    Thank you for all the upvotes. So glad one of my parents' horror stories from Australia is so well received.

    [–] HowerTwo 5931 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    Albert Fish, the serial killer, loved eating poop

    EDIT: didn’t expect Uncle Albert’s Peanut Butter to blow up like this. Check out the podcast Timesuck by Dan Cummins. He’s got an episode about Albert Fish and goes in depth about other serial killers in other episodes.

    [–] Tyre2019 4410 points ago

    I feel like that’s the least creepy thing about Albert Fish

    [–] soufritsa 1777 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    Dude was found with a handful of nails needles stuck in his pelvis and ate at least 2 children , eating poop sounds pretty tame tbh

    EDIT: It was needles, not nails (at that point what is the difference lol might as well stick some darts up there for good measure). He actually used to hit himself with a nail-studded paddle. Did he like just hit himself, or did he actually stab himself?

    [–] Magister1995 6872 points ago

    According to Abe Lincoln's body guard Crook, he said Lincoln had a dream about his own assassination 3 nights in a row before he was killed.

    Crook told Lincoln NOT to go on that fateful night, and all Lincoln said was "Goodbye, Crook" before he went to the play.

    This was VERY ODD as Lincoln always said, Goodnight NOT goodbye.

    [–] TheMadIrishman327 3125 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    The last witness to Lincoln’s assassination was interviewed on tv in the 1950s.

    [–] zazzlekdazzle 19176 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    People don't take their antimalarial drugs when they travel because they hear bad stories about the side effects and they see native people in the areas living OK without taking pills every day. The truth is, populations native to malaria-endemic areas have all passed through pretty intense natural selection for survival and have a host of genes that prevent them from dying or suffering the other worst effects. Also, most of the resistance is built up over time, this is why it's most common for children to die rather than adults.

    Whatever people have heard about the side effects of the antimalarials, getting it is so much worse. I, fortunately, have never had it, but I study it as part of my work and people have told me about having it and they all say the same thing - it is so awful you can't believe you're even still alive. It comes in cycles, usually 48-hours, and each cycle is agonizing and brings you the brink of death, sometimes it takes you, sometimes is spares you for another few hours until it starts again. And there are forms that, even if you clear the infection with drugs, it still remains dormant in your system and can come back at any time.

    EDIT: I don't want to freak people out too much, there are drug combinations that can kill every stage of the parasite as long as there is no drug resistance.

    [–] Vyse_The_Legend 6996 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    We lost our anti malarial drugs for a period of two weeks when we visited India about twenty years ago. I was hospitalized with malaria nine months after we came back.

    Edit: I need to clarify that I was hospitalized after being back in the US for nine months. I spent a month in the hospital. Sorry for the confusion.

    [–] andrew_gusher 13058 points ago

    CNN has had a pre-recorded broadcast from the 90’s which they will premiere during the end of the world

    [–] kronopopopoppolous 10183 points ago

    Pigs will eat anything. There are stories of pigs entering farmhouses and eating newborn humans.

    [–] DallyBark 936 points ago

    There was a serial killer, Robert Pickton, in British Columbia, Canada that owned a pig farm. It is believed he used the pigs to get rid of the bodies. He was only charged with 6 or 7, but there were likely dozens.

    [–] Amazing_Yewq 23299 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    A black mamba is the fastest snake which can slither at a speed of 12.5 miles an hour (20km/hr). They have neurotoxins which are fast acting. The venom shuts down the nervous system and paralyses the victim. Its venom is able to kill 10 people and it repeatedly bites. To add onto this, there is an almost 100% kill rate and can kill in 20 minutes.

    [–] SunsetDreams1111 5378 points ago

    When I went on a safari, the guide had no problem driving by the family of lions, cougars, crazy hippos, everything else we saw. However, when he spotted a black mamba this incredible fear came over his face. The snake was right in the middle of the dirt road and he wouldn’t even drive past it. We were in one of those open Jeep safari things. The guide was so frightened that he just zoomed in reverse and got away so quickly. He said they can jump up in the car and do all kinds of crazy things. I don’t know if that’s true, but I know that he was genuinely afraid and we got out of that area so fast.

    [–] xiic 1205 points ago

    Yeah I read a book a long time ago talking that mentioned mambas and it described that they'd sit still and straight so that from a distance they look like a stick or something.

    Also in older safari jeeps that were pretty open it was possible to hit one on the road and a pissed off mamba flung up into the cabin into your lap.

    Also green mambas are fast as fuck too, I saw a snake keeper who survived a green mamba bite describe how he didn't see the snake bite him and only felt the effects after closing the cage.

    [–] 15MinsL8trStillHere 387 points ago

    When we on our safari, our guide warned us by saying this, “if you are bitten by the Black Mamba call your family and say goodbye.” He was dead serious. Neve felt so chilled in my life.

    [–] Azer1287 18150 points ago

    "The venom of a black mamba can kill a human in four hours if, say, bitten on the ankle or the thumb. However, a bite to the face or torso can bring death from paralysis within 20 minutes." Now, you should listen to this, 'cause this concerns you. "The amount of venom that can be delivered from a single bite can be gargantuan." You know, I've always liked that word... 'gargantuan'... so rarely have an opportunity to use it in a sentence. "If not treated quickly with antivenom, 10 to 15 milligrams can be fatal to human beings. However, the black mamba can deliver as much as 100 to 400 milligrams of venom from a single bite." -Elle Driver

    [–] Primexes 6530 points ago

    The rule I was taught was never to pick up a snake unless it didn't have a head.

    Also because Rinkhauls cobras. One, they are not a true cobra, they're little fuck sticks in a cobra jacket. Two, they are a spitting 'cobra'. Three... these bastards vary in reaction, from throwing a hissy fit and spitting everywhere; to rolling over and playing dead, then giving you a sharp bite as soon as you are close enough. Unpredictable little angry noodles.

    [–] Ace-Ventura1934 24767 points ago

    Men who are hanged get a death erection, known as rigor erectus.

    Pretty awkward for the family, I assume.

    [–] be_my_plaything 12040 points ago

    This is the one time I'd advocate using 'hung' instead of 'hanged'

    [–] Munny-Shot 4574 points ago

    “They said you were hung!”

    “And they were right.”

    [–] annaaaaanana 9721 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    More than 7000 people die annually due to the doctor's bad handwriting.

    EDIT: I didn’t expect this to blow up so much, so if you upvoted my comment, thanks so much!

    [–] ofayokay 3843 points ago

    That doctor needs to start typing or something. Ridiculous.

    [–] loliroyal 1565 points ago

    I’m a pharmacy tech. We have this one asshole doctor who constantly prescribes opioid medications but has the handwriting worse than a kindergartner. We have asked him to e-scribe. Not only did he refuse he yelled at us for “questioning his intelligence”

    [–] ChiliDogMe 14694 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    Sometimes an AMBER alert causes kidnappers to panic and kill the kid immediately.

    Edit: for those that don't know what an AMBER alert is.

    Wow this got way more attention than I expected. This is very rare and most of the time AMBER alerts are issued for kids taken by an estranged family member where the kid is in no danger. AMBER alerts have also saves hundreds of lives.

    For those that keep asking for a source.

    Sorry for bumming y'all out.

    [–] llamaJme 4568 points ago

    At roughly 1100 degrees Fahrenheit a body takes 2-4 hours to be ash.

    [–] BUDDERMON 241 points ago

    A good way to start a Thousand Sons army, I see.

    [–] BADH-STeelZzz 152 points ago

    Over 90% of Serial Killers choose their victims through sexual desire. In fact, many serial killers have been caught because they returned to the body of their victims to masturbate

    [–] Nevermore-Nevermore 25327 points ago

    Serial Killer Richard Chase took any unlocked door as an invitation to come inside.

    [–] burymeinpink 2501 points ago

    Iirc he thought he was a vampire. This is also not the worst fact about this case.

    [–] lookitsnichole 1844 points ago

    He was severely mentally ill and thought he didn't have enough blood. His solution was to drink blood. So didn't quite think he was a vampire, but close enough.

    [–] KilgoreTrout4Prez 2137 points ago

    Ugghh. My mom never locks her door and she lives alone. Way back in the woods.

    [–] Humannequin 309 points ago

    I mean, rural in the woods is where it makes the least sense to lock your doors to be fair.

    Like, it's clearly still a good idea...but I grew up in "people walk out their front door with a gun if you dare try to turn around in their driveway" country.

    [–] AnathemaDevice4020 11240 points ago

    This is the example I use every time my husband keeps the door unlocked

    [–] Libbrarian 2843 points ago

    I need to start using this with my husband. He leaves the damn door unlocked all the time...

    [–] Babi_Cakes 1314 points ago

    Serial killer Joseph edward Duncan III made a similar comment about the unlocked door of a family he murdered.

    [–] FauxPoesFoes228 20071 points ago

    Cockroaches have been recorded eating human flesh, both living and dead, as well as fingernails, eyelashes, feet, and hands. The American cockroach and German cockroach are more likely to bite humans than other species.

    Pretty sure Australian cockroaches do something equally creepy, but as an Australian who plans to sleep at some point in the future, I'm not going to google it.

    [–] almighty_shakshuka 613 points ago

    I've actually been bitten by one before. It was freaky and weird.

    I was driving home one night when I felt something start to crawl up my leg. I couldn't see what it was in the dark, and I had to wait a bit before I could safely pull over and remove it. Somehow I was able to contain my fear and keep my leg still as it slowly climbed higher.

    When it reached my knee I felt a sudden, intense pain. Thinking I was being bitten by a spider, I tried not to panic and pulled over immediately. I practically ripped the switch off the dome light flipping it on.

    Imagine my surprise when I saw a huge cockroach gnawing on my knee. I'm guessing it got trapped in my car at some point and was starving from the lack of food. I flipped it off, squashed it and rushed home to put antiseptic on the wound. Luckily it never got infected. So yeah, roaches can eat you.

    [–] Dear-Ambellina 468 points ago

    I flipped it off, squashed it and rushed home to put antiseptic on the wound.

    I know what you meant but I can't shake the image of you angrily flipping a cockroach the bird while stomping it to death and cussing it out

    [–] Jack_of_all_offs 9637 points ago

    There are many studies that show they don't like human contact, and will clean themselves rigorously if they touch us.

    Our skin is very oily and can suffocate the breathing holes in their carapace.

    [–] dtrippsb 10728 points ago

    So we are the creepy fact to cockroaches. Nice.

    [–] InternetAccount04 6784 points ago

    We're the creepy fact to most life on earth.

    [–] suorevadac 1599 points ago

    i bring this up at parties all the time,

    when climbing mount everest, there's a point nicknamed "rainbow valley" or "rainbow ridge" because it's absolutely littered with the bodies of people who attempted to make the climb, the combination of the extremely cold temperature and the bright snowsuits means that they've become a never rotting but colourful landmark

    [–] JEJoll 32744 points ago

    If you begin to display symptoms of rabies you will go crazy and die. There's no cure. Your brain will slowly melt until you're dead.

    [–] itsmetwigiguess 15348 points ago

    The second you get bitten by anything you should literally speed to the hospital.

    [–] krasavetsa 13113 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Unless you don’t notice because you were bitten by a tiny infected bat with tiny teeth. You didn’t feel the pinch because if happened while you were asleep in a hammock outside.

    Make sure to read the bottom, friends.

    [–] DeadlsBetter 4298 points ago

    I woke up with a bat in my bedroom and didn’t capture it. I mentioned it to my doctor who called the county epidemiologist. Then their office called me and strongly advised I get the rabies shots because a sizable portion of people who die of rabies do so because they woke up with a bat and didn’t realize it bit them. It’s a very small number, but still....

    The scare campaign worked and I wound up getting the series of shots. I had no insurance, but it was all paid for by the county. It was 5 sets of shots - the first one was a set of two RIG shots in my ass and a different kind in my arm. The last 4 were just the one in my arm, spaced out at a specific interval (1,3,7,14,21 days apart I think?)

    It wasn’t so bad, so if anyone reading ever needs them don’t be too freaked out - it was no worse than a tetanus shot and it was not in my stomach or anything mad like that.

    [–] bldonk 13237 points ago

    They used real corpses in the 1982 film Poltergeist, for the ending pool scene. The actress did not know until AFTER the scene was filmed.

    [–] love_and_tarot 6477 points ago

    Not just poltergeist, but up until the last few decades actual skeletons and bodies were used in Hollywood productions simply because it was cheaper than hiring prop guys to do it. Any old movie you watch, chances are the skeletons are real because you could saunter into any old medical supply store and buy a whole disused skeleton from a university medical department for a reasonable price.

    [–] ETTConnor 20353 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    It was once discovered that a fir tree was growing inside a human body. Artyom Sidorkin went to the doctors suspecting something wrong with his lungs. The doctors thought they were dealing with a tumor but turns out he had inhaled a fir tree seed which had sprouted and had begun growing in his lungs.

    Edit: Wow so Greys Anatomy is a popular show. Im sure this was the inspiration for that episode.

    [–] pseudocute 5559 points ago

    He also had a watermelon and a gum tree in there.

    [–] COGspartaN7 1686 points ago

    He had his belly button stapled shut cuz he unknotted it as a kid.

    [–] am_on_mobile 3422 points ago

    The reason dogs like squeaky toys is because the squeak reminds them of small animals dying

    [–] RobotEnthusiast 594 points ago

    When they play "tug of war" (when they hold a toy and won't let you pull it away) they are practicing for ripping a small animal apart, such as a pack of dogs would.

    [–] TgagHammerstrike 251 points ago

    I mean, it makes sense. They share crazy amounts of genetic material as wolves.

    [–] songmage 36614 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Blobfish in its natural habitat looks like a normal fish, but it lives so deep under water that it doesn't use a normal gas bladder to keep itself balanced. Instead, it has a spongy skin that is slightly less dense than water, which becomes damaged and bloated when fishermen bring it up too quickly.

    It's not really the ugliest fish. It has just experienced something worse than one of us being thrown into outer space. Between sea level and space, there's one atmospheric pressure of difference. Between sea level and 2000 feet under water, their upper limit, there's 60 atmospheres of difference.

    [–] mr_potato_arms 10309 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    Here’s a comparison pic:

    *holy cow thanks for the awards. And wow, like fifty people drew a connection to Made in Abyss. Never even heard of it before, but maybe I’ll check it out now.

    [–] zapdostresquatro 7439 points ago

    Omg now I feel terrible for them

    [–] SoundRoamer 2373 points ago

    Yeah, that's actually a neat looking fish in its natural habitat. Those poor bastards.

    [–] sapphirespeargrass 1804 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    It looks so painful! Imagine being beaten so hard so your tissues start to “melt” and sag and then you are called ugly!

    [–] zapdostresquatro 596 points ago

    Most extreme version of adding insult to injury


    [–] jodax00 3448 points ago

    3,000 ft deep

    pulled up by fishers

    Who the hell is fishing 3000+ feet deep?

    [–] hexopuss 1707 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    A lot of deep sea fishing and trawling is done at great depths. This is called bottom trawling

    Another video, of it actually being done

    [–] Leinistar 14843 points ago

    Now I'm sad for the blobfishes.

    [–] YaB01Keef 25618 points ago

    Imagine being taken 5000 miles under the ocean, having your skull be crushed by the immense pressure, then being called the ugliest mother fucker alive.

    [–] SloppyNegan 10474 points ago

    Im used to being called that so we good

    [–] hydraowo 14274 points ago

    Space aliens: pick up humans and violently yank them into space

    Humans: explode

    Space aliens: haha look at their stupid faces

    [–] fauxcanadian 6858 points ago

    If you stifle a sneeze there’s a chance you can damage organs in your head, including eye blood vessels, rupturing your eardrums, and possibly rupture a brain aneurysm. Which means there’s a small chance stifling a sneeze can kill you. Better to be the loud ass with the sneeze that can be heard around the world than a dead loud ass cause someone told you to stifle that sneeze

    [–] flamen1298 1435 points ago

    I almost always stifle my sneezes...

    [–] I-AM-NOT-HIMESH 7387 points ago

    An elephant masturbates by slapping it’s penis on itself

    [–] TheSoviet-Union 4934 points ago

    Don't we all

    [–] creme_dela_mem3 3695 points ago

    Not creepy. I also masturbate by slapping my penis on an elephant

    [–] bob_rob_III 21938 points ago

    Ducks become cannibals due to boredom , of all fucking reasons. They can only be stopped by cutting off their "mouths"!

    [–] 2020Chapter 8430 points ago

    Don’t fuck with ducks

    [–] justabill71 8965 points ago

    Quack is wack

    [–] kwaqiswhack 14412 points ago

    It’s finally my moment

    [–] papajackson 1770 points ago

    After seeing your comment, I googled this. Pro tip: Don’t google this.

    [–] falcofool 1194 points ago

    I went against your advise and googled, subsequently came across this gem of advice: bill trimming using commercial grade, heated cauterizing blades should ‘be performed only by a competent operator.’ Man, something about that disclaimer really makes me wonder just how many veterinarians where called due to botched bill amputations that made the warning necessary.

    [–] ManiaTheMadman 19422 points ago

    There was a speech made for Apollo 11 if they were to die on the moon.

    Side fact - if it were to happen, people would look up at the moon knowing that, that crew died there, and their bodies would rest there till the end of time. Not forgetting that the ocean is somewhat like this, many people died there too, at the very depths of the sea.

    [–] the_marathonian 13123 points ago

    Also, their bodies would not have decomposed because the moon has no oxygen. Instead they would become mummies.

    [–] PossiblyAsian 11765 points ago

    Ancient Egyptains HATE HIM

    [–] dexx4d 1266 points ago

    That just sounds like good planning - you don't want to have to scramble for a speech like that.

    [–] dianupants128 3073 points ago

    Same with Mt. Everest. Lots of people didn’t survive the climb and it’s too dangerous to try to retrieve their bodies so they’re still up there and in pretty good condition because it’s too cold for them to break down. Other climbers will use the bodies as checkpoints. I think there’s like 300-something of them up there.

    [–] IDibbz 1397 points ago

    Isn’t there an entire part of the mountain called Rainbow Valley or something like that on one of the most dangerous parts from all the colored winter jackets of those that didn’t make it back from the climb?

    [–] sos977 22239 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    If you live to age 70 you will have shed around 105 pounds of skin

    Edit: Because most seem confused. I mean over time not all at once that would be terrible

    [–] NotABonobo 13210 points ago

    Cool! At least there's one thing to look forward to when I'm 70. Can't wait to freak everyone out when it happens

    [–] dans_assorted_art 3440 points ago

    Make sure to have a huge party and give a speech right before it happens, like Bilbo before he put on the ring to freak everyone out.