People Are Sharing Super Fascinating Facts That Aren't Widely Known — Consider My Interested Piqued

Recently, Reddit user u/graybeingsocial asked, "What's one disturbing fact that most people aren't aware of?" And let's just say there's a lot of stuff we can now label as "unusual knowledge."
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1. "Drowning is quiet, and most children drown right in front of the person assigned to watch them." — Possum effigy
According to the Stop Drowning Now organization, “Drowning is quick and quiet. It can happen in as little as 20 to 60 seconds. 87 percent of drowning deaths occur in private pools or hot tubs for children under the age of five. Most take a seat in pools owned by family or friends."
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2. "A wombat's droppings are shaped like a cube." – Ash-Wentworth
According to Gizmodo, "bare-nosed wombats can defecate four to eight pieces of feces at a time and poop up to 100 cubes a day."
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3. “Edgar Allen Poe wrote a novel in 1838 about four shipwrecked survivors on the point of starvation resorting to cannibalism. So they kill young cabin boy Richard Parker and eat him.” — trendz19
According to the BBC, "In his story, Poe conjured up the same name of a man who 50 years later would be shipwrecked in real life and - just as described in the book - eaten by his fellow survivors."
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4. "About five pounds of your body weight is bacteria." —Happy-Map7656
According to the National Institutes of Health, “The human body contains trillions of microorganisms—10 to 1 more than human cells. However, because of their small size, microorganisms only make up about 1 to 3 percent of body mass (in a 200-pound adult, that's 2 to 6 pounds of bacteria), but play a critical role in human health."
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5. "The person you marry is the person most likely to murder you!" —Acrobatics Employ3942
According to NPR, "Between 2003 and 2014, the CDC investigated more than 10,000 murders.
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6. "Your bones are wet." —Disposable13100109
According to FactMonster, "Dead bones are dry and brittle, but living bones are moist and a little soft to the touch. They are also slightly flexible so they can take pressure. Like most parts of the body, bones have a network of blood vessels and nerves running through them, and they bleed when they break. Up to a third of the weight of a living bone is water.”
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7. "If your stomach didn't create a new layer of mucus every two weeks, the acids would cause your stomach to dissolve."
According to Stat News, "Complicated forces are at play to ensure that by the time stomach acid finishes eating dinner, it doesn't start eating your gut itself. There is a protective layer of mucus in the stomach that keeps the two warring factions separate with a special neutralizing agent. But when that mucus no longer protects the outer rim of the stomach, it begins to digest itself. You're probably familiar with the process — it causes ulcers.”
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8. "Not only do sharks predate the first trees, but so do the rings of Saturn." —conventional
According to Discover Magazine, “Sharks are survivors. An ancient lineage of animals dating back at least to the Devonian period, 359 to 419 million years ago, claims that they predate much of life as we know it today. They came before grass, the dinosaurs, and the mammals. They came before Saturn's rings formed (10 to 100 million years ago).”
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9. "In the Czech Republic there is a church decorated with the bones of 10,000 dead." —LifeguardOk4191
According to CNN, "This underground chapel contains a chandelier made entirely of bone and garlands of human skulls. To the left of the chandelier is a coat of arms made from the bones of the Schwarzenbergs, an aristocratic Czech family that once ruled the city. To the right is a collection of human skulls stacked on top of each other, each accompanied by religious exhibits arranged from bones, reminding visitors that the chapel remains a respectful place of worship despite its macabre content."
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10. "Mites live on your face." — Satanism
According to NPR, "It may give you creepy crawlies, but you almost certainly have tiny mites living right now in the pores of your face. They are known as demodex or eyelash mites, and almost every living adult human has a population living on them. The mostly transparent critters are too small to see them with the naked eye. With a length of about 0.3 millimeters, about five adult face mites laid together would be enough to stretch over the head of a pin.”
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11. "Tumors can grow teeth and eyes." —omegasix321
According to the Cleveland Clinic, "A teratoma is a rare type of germ cell tumor that can contain immature or fully formed tissue, including teeth, hair, bone, and muscle."
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12. "A hummingbird's tongue is so long it wraps around its brain." - Symnestra
According to Journey North, “When not in use, the tongue wraps under the jaw, behind and over the head! The very long tongue is wrapped around the skull in a special structure called the hyoid bone apparatus, and the middle part is so stretchy that it can lengthen."
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13. Most recently: "Chainsaws were invented to help a woman give birth." —red_phoenix1204
According to Business Insider, "In 1780, two doctors invented the chainsaw to make removing the pelvic bone during childbirth easier and less time-consuming. It was powered by a hand crank and looked like a modern kitchen knife with small teeth and a chain winding in an oval."
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Do you know of another disturbing or interesting fact that most people are not aware of? Share it with us in the comments below!

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