25 Creepy Facts That Will Make You Squeamish – Part 2

21Stonefish

Stonefish is an incredibly venomous fish living in tropical waters mostly off the coast of Australia and parts of the US. It 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 more than 12 hours later. Without antivenom 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 (either for amusement, learning, or both).


22Brazilian Wandering Spider

The venom from the Brazilian Wandering Spider contains a protein (PnTx2-6) that has been found to induce erections. Erections resulting from the bite are painful, can last for many hours, and can lead to impotence. Some cases of even death have been reported. These spiders are large and highly aggressive, often entering human dwellings and hide in clothing or shoes. When disturbed they bite furiously several times.


23Nazino affair

In Stalin’s Russia, 6700 people were sent to live in a work camp on the Nazino Island which was in a remote part of Russia. They had no supplies, shelter, or tools and if they tried to leave the island they were shot and killed by Russian soldiers. It took less than 2 months before the people on the island, in their desperation, gave in to a cannibalistic holocaust. Over 4000 people were killed or went “missing” at that time. In the end, only 2200 people made it off the island in one piece. It wasn't until the late 80's that a world tribunal even found out the gruesome details of what went on there.


24Essex

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. Do you know what's even creepier? Two of the sailors were later rescued by an American ship. When they saw their rescuers, they immediately stashed the bones of their crewmates they had cannibalized in their pockets. They didn't seem to care that they were rescued. They were obsessed with the bones of their fallen crewmates, so that they could suck on the bone marrows. Even after they were on board the ship, they refused to depart from the bones and would even attack anyone who would come close.


25Lanugo

Every unborn baby grows a mustache in the womb, which then spreads to cover the entire body. The baby then eats this fine hair, called lanugo, and excretes it after birth with their first bowel movement, which is a substance called meconium.

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