1. A Rat King is a phenomenon created when a large group of rats become fused together by their tails via ice, dirt, hair, blood, or even feces. Encounters with this horrible phenomenon inspired some of humanity’s greatest myths.
2. Also known as The Buzzer, UVB-76 is a shortwave radio station, believed to be of Russian origin, that has been broadcasting the same mysterious signal – a low, monotonous buzz punctuated by occasional Russian voice transmission – since 1982. No one knows where it comes from, but everyone agrees that it’s creepy as hell.
3. Some tumors can contain pockets of hair, teeth & very rarely, grow more complex organs such as eyes, feet, hands as well as other limbs.
4. The FBI estimates that at any given time, there are from 35 to 50 active serial killers in the U.S.
5. This is a pacu fish, found mostly in Brazil. They’re related to piranhas and yes, they really do have human teeth.
6. That this condition exists. Patients with the Charles Bonnet syndrome may see small people and animals, bright moving shapes or distorted and scary faces. Many people call this syndrome a portal to a parallel reality.
7. If you’re looking at a Victorian photo and one of the subjects in the photo is clearer than the rest, they’re probably dead.
8. If you’re attacked by a bear it won’t try to kill you like other predators would, it’ll just start eating.
9. Have you ever had a nightmare where you can’t move or speak but you’re still completely conscious? Turns out it can happen in real life and it’s called locked-in syndrome.
10. Most people die within 50 miles from where they were born.
11. Hinterkaifeck was a small German farm a bit north of Munich. One night in 1922, all six inhabitants of the farm were murdered with a mattock. The crime as never solved, but there are many theories.
12. A man received the heart of a suicide victim, married his widow, and years later killed himself on the same day and in the same way the donor did.
13. Jell-O has pig feet in it.
14. Oscar the therapy cat was raised in the dementia unit of the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. It’s said that he can sense the impending death of a patient, and will curl up and sleep next to a patient if they’re near the end.
15. Scaphism was an ancient form of torture that involved having every orifice covered in honey and then exposed to large swarms of insects (mostly ants). And this was all after being force fed even more honey and milk while tied between two long pieces of wood.
16. Capgras syndrome. A certain kind of brain damage severs the connection between your visual cortex and the emotional center of your brain, but the link to your higher cognitive areas are intact. You can see your own mother (or anyone important to you), know for a fact that she looks identical to your mother, but something will feel “off” and you will be convinced she is an impostor.
17. There is an optical illusion known as the ‘Troxler Effect’. It has been found by psychologists that people experience optical illusions of deformation of their faces after staring at oneself for 10 minutes in the mirror. Troxler Effect fades out features that an individual isn’t staring at or in other words, not focusing on.
18. One member of the known tv series Storage Wars cast discovered a dead body in a locker.
19. Based on the book of the same name, The Amityville Horror follows the paranormal events that terrorized the Lutz family. In 1975, the family moved into 112 Ocean Avenue where, unbeknownst to them, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. had brutally murdered his family 13 months before they arrived. While in their new home, the family claimed that they saw green slime on the walls and red-eyed pigs staring into their kitchen and living room. After less than a month, the Lutz family moved out of the small town of Amityville, New York.
20. A man survived in a sunken ship for nearly three days 270 feet underwater, in pitch darkness, while listening to fish eat the corpses of his shipmates.