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24 Morbid Facts | Scary And Creepy Facts!

Being a self-confessed freaky kid I am a sucker for learning about the horrific and disgusting things in life , and obviously death. That’s why I was intrigued when Reddit user Ghostly Fetus asked “What morbid fact do you know?” I was eager to know what horrifying things were available in the world. Read some creepy Morbid Facts!

A word of caution: some of the details are extremely bizarre and are not suitable for the faint of heart. If you choose to take a chance, be careful. You ghouls, be prepared for it to turn into a bit grisly.

Morbid Facts

1. The fact that the corpse explodes:

“If bodies are kept in coffins that are sealed tight enough, such as in a wall type of memorial, sometimes enough gases can build up that the body basically explodes and can spill out onto the ground.”


2. This deer factis:

“Deer will lay on decaying corpses because they produce heat and the deer like that. Basically, deer treat corpses as their personal sauna.”


3. This frightening parasite fact:

“There is a parasite called [Dracunculus medinensis], or more commonly ‘Guinea worm’, that can enter your leg [when you drink] infected water. You won’t notice anything until one year later, when a small portion breaks the skin to release larvae. At this point, it’s a meter long.”


4. This surgery’s factual information:

“There’s something called ‘anaesthesia awareness’ where, if certain people go into surgery and don’t get enough anaesthesia, it will look like you’re asleep (eyes closed, not talking or moving), but the patient can still hear and feel everything that’s happening. But here’s the scary part: You’re unable to move, speak, or open your eyes. Unless they have a monitor to show your brain activity, you’re stuck with having to endure the pain.”


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Creepy Facts

5. The following Mount Everest fact:

“On Mount Everest, you have the Rainbow Valley, the last zone to climb to reach the peak. Which sounds cute, but it’s really the colorful jackets of dead climbers who are frozen in time against the white, harsh snow.”


6. This factual information:

“Dying due to being encased in concrete is horrifying. You don’t crush or asphyxiate so much as burn as the concrete sucks all the moisture from your body; also, it lets off heat as it dries.”


7. This is a sky-burial fact

“During a sky burial, the deceased is slashed so birds can tear the flesh from the bones. The bones are then mashed and ground into a powder for other birds to devour.”


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8. Human-cells are the human cell’s most important feature:

“Only 43% of the total cells in your body are actually a part of you. More than half of ‘you’ is foreign bacteria, viruses, and fungi.”


9. The guillotine is the most infamous of all guillotine facts

“During the French Revolution, where the guillotine was introduced, the people to be executed fought to be first, as the blade would dull after multiple uses and wouldn’t cut a head clean off at the first attempt.”


10. This laser eye surgery information:

“When getting laser eye surgery, you can smell the parts of your eyes being shaved down.”


Scary Facts

11. This fact of the moment:

“When you die, you will be aware you are dead until the moment your brain fully ceases function.”


12. This whale-related fact:

“When whales reach a certain age, they will eventually be too weak to swim back to the surface for air. So they will just suffocate to death and eventually sink to the bottom of the ocean.”


13. The eja*ulation facts:

“If you are male, after you die, your loved ones can have a doctor electrocute your prostate to force you to ejac*late for your sperm.”


14. This is the time-of-death-fact:

“A dead body that isn’t stiff has been dead for either a short time or a long time. The time of death in found corpses is often gauged by the type of fly maggots and their stage in the life cycle.”


15. This is a shocking fact:

“Humans have enough bite power to bite off their finger. Bone and all. The only thing stopping us is our brain’s natural safety factor.”


Morbid Death Facts

16. Dead-body facts:

“A deceased human body can take between 24 and 48 hours to ‘decompress’, releasing the remaining blood, urine, and faecal mater, depending on the situation, position, and method of death.”


17. And here’s one that’s more gruesome:

“I heard from someone who works in a morgue that corpses periodically burp, fart, and gasp/groan as gases escape through the mouth and anus.”


18. This submerged fact

“If you die on a submarine, they put your body in the fridge with all the food. If not, up a torpedo tube.”


19. You’ve probably never considered before:

“Most sitcom laugh tracks were recorded in the 1950s, so you’ve probably been listening to dead people laughing.”


20. This is a fact about electricity:

“When you get burned by electricity, it leaves burn marks shaped like lightning on your skin.”


21. This dog toy is a fact:

“Dogs love squishy toys because they sound like small dying animals.”


22. This black-hole factis:

“If you were to be pulled into a black hole, the point of gravity from your head to your toes is so powerfully different that the closer you get, you start to stretch and pull apart. It’s called spaghettification.”


23. This race car’s factual information:

“In Formula One, safety belts were not mandatory until 1972. Before then, drivers believed it was better to be ejected in a crash and either die instantly from a broken neck or suffer many broken bones. The alternative, they thought, was to be trapped and essentially cremated alive should the gas tanks ignite.”


24. And this is what’s destroyed tubs in my house:

“A body can swell to three times its normal size, especially if the person passes away in a bathtub.”

Harrison Jones
Harrison Jones
Harrison has been a freelance financial reporter for the past 6 years. He knows the major trends in the financial world. Jones’ experience and useful tips help people manage their budgets wisely.


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