20 Disturbing Facts That’ll Nauseate You – Part 2

1Murder

According to the FBI, if you are murdered in the USA there is only about a 40% chance that your murderer will ever be found and punished.


2Locusts

Locusts aren’t a type of animal. They are a condition some grasshoppers experience. Many species of grasshoppers become locusts when they are too crowded (literally their legs rubbing together triggers the change). Once grasshoppers start to swarm they will join up with others, physically grow larger, change color, and eat basically anything they find. Most of a swarm will be born as part of the swarm (increased mating is part of swarm behavior). This is why it often seems like locust swarms come out of nowhere. Add in the amount of calories they need to stay airborne, and in addition to devouring acres upon acres of crops, they also cannibalize each other in the air.


3Rabies

Once you begin to display symptoms of rabies you will go crazy and die. There is no cure. Your brain will slowly melt until you are dead. Therefore the second you get bitten by anything that has the potential to carry rabies you should get yourself to the hospital.


4Richard Chase

Serial Killer Richard Chase took any unlocked door as an invitation to come inside. He only entered homes with an unlocked door, killed and cannibalized his victims. He considered that locked doors meant he was not welcome.


5Crocodiles

Crocodiles can gallop like a horse. Fortunately, alligators cannot.


6Rigor Erectus

Men who are hanged get a death erection, known as Rigor Erectus.


7Black mamba

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


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8Infant procedure

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.


9Pirates of the Caribbean ride

When creating the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, they couldn’t create skeletons that looked “realistic” enough, so they used real human skeletons from UCLA medical center. They’ve since removed all of them except one.


10Ducks

Ducks will sometimes become cannibalistic due to boredom, lack of ventilation, or faulty nutrition. They can only be stopped by cutting off their “mouths.”

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