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Scary Facts (16 pics)

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Paid to be lazy

In 18th-century Europe, it was fashionable for wealthy landowners to hire people to dress weirdly, never shave, never bathe, and to live in shacks on their estates as ‘ornamental hermits’.

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Paint like an Egyptian

“Mummy Brown” was a paint pigment containing the ground-up remains of Ancient Egyptian mummies. The color was discontinued in 1964 when the manufacturer ran out of its “key ingredient”.


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Not worth it

To combat the rampant body snatching of the time, many 19th century coffins would be booby trapped with ‘Coffin Torpedos’, shotgun-like devices that fired steel balls at anyone who uncovered them.


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Stop, STOP! STOP!!!

Despite its frivolous reputation, there are records of ancient cultures using tickling as a form of torture.


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Don’t you dare…

Henry Ford would actively spy on his employees to make sure they were living virtuously.


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Don’t smile, please

Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.



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Imagine doing both?

More skin cancer is attributed to tanning beds than lung cancer is to smoking.


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Run, boy!

In 16th century Britain, ‘Turnspit Dogs’ were specifically bred to run on a wheel that would rotate meat over an open fire. Hot coals were added to the wheel to encourage the dogs to run faster.


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Bzzzzzzzz

You are 50 times more likely to get killed by bees than win the lottery.


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Yeah, naw

According to its inventor, the Ouija Board named itself. After asking it what ‘Ouija’ means, it replied, ‘Good Luck!’


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###K OFF!

A misomac is a person who hates everybody and everything.


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That’s kind of messed up

‘Thelastessagereceived’ was a Tumblr page that collected the last text message people received from loved ones before they passed away.


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It’s a real thing

MI5, the British Intelligence agency, does have the ability to issue ‘A License to Kill’. It is known as a Class Seven authorization and must be signed off by the British Foreign Minister.


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That’s a lot of people

Of the 108 billion people estimated to have lived since the emergence of modern humans, 7 billion are still alive.


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I don’t want to, but I kind of do

The ‘call of the void’ is the feeling people get when they consider leaping when standing on the edge of a cliff.


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A ###tty way to go

Diarrhea causes more deaths per year than war, murder, and suicide combined.


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