20 Scary Facts About The World We Live In
We live in a highly complex and organized world that is an amalgam of countless individual entities operating in unison. There are so many facets that concern our daily existence that it is natural that some of them affect us in positive and negative ways. The problem with this system is that it is impossible to keep a track of everything that could harm us because these factors seem to surround us at all times. Here is a list of 20 scary facts about the world around us that will have you approach it with greater caution.
Sneezing is a surprisingly complex activity that we seem to ace more often that we should. If you sneeze too hard, we could fracture a rib, but if you try to suppress a sneeze then you could burst a blood vessel in your neck or head.
Right handed people are supposed to live nine years longer on an average than left handed people in the world.
Watching television for more than 2 hours a day is supposed to reduce your lifespan by 1.4 years. Tuning in for more than 6 hours a day is supposed to reduce your lifespan by 5 years.
Make sure you are careful about eating on your office desk because the average office desk is known to have 400 times more germs than a toilet.
The population density in New York is so high at this point that the entire world would be able to fit inside the state of Texas by occupying the same population density.
Peanut Butter And Rodent Hair
Peanut Butter is a beloved spread used by millions around the world. Sadly enough, one pound of peanut butter is known to contain 150 bug fragments and 5 rodent hairs.
The average metro station is so crowded that 15 percent of the air you breathe down there is supposedly human skin.
If you love browsing the net for religious content, you are three times more likely to be infected by a virus through a church website than a porn website, simply because these websites are designed, monitored and protected by volunteers, not professionals.
Deer attacks have become so frequent now that more people are killed each year by deer than dogs, wolves, bears, sharks, spiders, snakes, wasps and alligators put together.
Your mattress will double in weight within ten years because of dust mites and their feces.
Urine Infesting Fish
If you are travelling in South America, you might want to be careful about where you relieve yourself. Candiru is a small, freshwater parasitic fish that is capable of travelling up a stream of urine to its source and flaring its barbed fins after entering the body in order to stay in.
Texting And Dying
If you are attempting to send a text while driving somewhere in the United States, you risk becoming one of 6,000 people who lose their life to the pointless activity each year. In comparison, only 5,000 people have lost their lives due to floods in the past 50 years in U.S.
If you are ever in Russia, watch out for falling icicles. They are known to kill at least 100 people each year in the country.
More Americans choke on toothpicks than any other object. Over 9,000 injuries are reported each year because of toothpick related troubles.
Celebrations Gone Wild
You are more likely to be killed by a flying champagne cork than by being bitten by a poisonous spider.
More people die each year in the United States due to vending machines crushing them than all deaths related to shark attacks.
Lightning Strikes Fast
If a building has been struck by lightning, the lightning can pass through phone lines, plumbing, electrical system, cables and even a television set.
Wash Your Ring Finger
If you have been wearing a ring for a long time, chances are that there are over 700 million germs living under that ring.
Waking Up On The Wrong Side
Over 600 people die each year in the U.S by just falling out of their bed. If you have trouble staying on your bed at night, it is best to get a floor mattress. Just make sure you dust them every 10 years.
When a person dies, you lose your sense of sight first. This is followed by taste, smell and touch. Hearing is always the last to go.