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17 grim revelations you’ll wish you’d never been told

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david perez

16 Noviembre 2016 15:07

  1. The reason dogs love soft, squeaky toys so much is that the squeaks remind the dogs of small prey dying.
  2. There’s one person who is seven percent more likely to kill you than anyone else is. Yourself.
  3. In some areas of Australia, 90% of koalas have chlamydia. It’s causing the mass extinction of these animals.
  4. NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity – which has been exploring the red planet since 2012 – plays Happy Birthday to itself every year. Probably the loneliest birthday in the solar system.
  5. In South Korea there’s an urban legend that says if you get too close to a fan it might kill you. This superstition has a dark origin. When people committed suicide, the coroner, upon determining the cause of death, would blame the fan. It was a way of saving a family’s honour in a society which considered suicide shameful. Over time, this practice turned into superstition.
  6. A woman born in South Africa is more likely to be raped during her life than to learn how to read.
  7. One Japanese man was on a business trip in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped. Three days later he was back at work in Nagasaki when the second bomb hit. He is the only man to have survived two nuclear bombs.
  8. Earthworms have five pairs of hearts but no one to love.
  9. There are porn actresses working today who were born in 1998.
  10. There’s a whale called 52 Blue that sings at its own unique frequency, meaning that it can’t communicate with other whales. It’s known as the loneliest whale in the world.
  11. Every 3.4 seconds, a child below the age of five dies from an illness that could be prevented with affordable treatment. Two children have died in the time it’s taken you to read this paragraph.
  12. Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin were both nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Hitler for Germany’s economic progress, and Stalin for helping to end the Second World War.
  13. At some point your mother stopped picking you up in her arms. And she hasn’t done it ever since.
  14. Somebody is being cheated on by his or her partner as they read this sentence.
  15. There are some objects you flush down the toilet that are likely to end up in the hands of a water-treatment plant worker. They are known as the three c’s: condoms, cockroaches and corn.
  16. Lina Medina, from Peru, is the youngest mother in recorded history. Lina gave birth to her first child when she was just five years old.
  17. If you die a virgin, you’ll be the first in your direct family line to do so. Imagine how disappointed your great-great-great-grandfather would be.

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