My Innocent Little Brain Is Crying After Learning About These Really, Really, Reaaaaaallly Unsettling Things

Note: Some graphic stories ahead.

1.In October, a woman visiting Typhoon Lagoon, Walt Disney World's water park in Florida, said she sustained "severe gynecologic injuries" after going down a water slide.

Typhoon Lagoon visitors experience the Crush 'n' Gusher attractio
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The woman, Emma McGuinness, filed a lawsuit with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts that explained, "After descending the 214-foot slide, called Humunga Kowabunga, the standing water at the ride's bottom abruptly brought her to a rapid stop, forcing her swimsuit into a painful 'wedgie.' She experienced immediate and severe pain internally and, as she stood up, blood began rushing from between her legs."

A sign at the entrance to the water slide
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The lawsuit also stated her injuries included "'severe vaginal lacerations,' damage to her internal organs, and a 'full thickness laceration' that caused her bowel to 'protrude through her abdominal wall.'" The suit is seeking at least $50,000 in damages.

People on a water slide
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2.A teenager in Canada died after standing up through a car sunroof in a parking garage and then getting slammed by a beam in the garage's ceiling.

A parking garage entrance
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According to police, "He was struck by a concrete beam as the car passed underneath a ramp. Paramedics responded, and he was rushed to the hospital, but died from his injuries." There were two other teenaged passengers in the car with him, but they were not hurt.

Cars parked in multistorey garage
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3.Back in September, an alligator in Largo, Florida was spotted with human remains in its mouth. A resident, Jamarcus Bullard, who spotted the alligator, explained, "I threw a rock at the gator just to see if it was really a gator, and, like, it pulled the body, like it was holding on to the lower part of the torso, and pulled it under the water."

Closeup of a gator
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The victim was later identified as a 41-year-old woman named Sabrina Peckham. According to Peckham's daughter, the woman was homeless and lived near the water. According to the local Sheriff's Office, the alligator was "humanely killed."

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4.A man named Charles Osborne had hiccups for 68 years straight. According to Smithsonian Magazine, "Ever since an accident on June 13, 1922, Osborne had hiccuped nonstop. The condition persisted for more than six decades, only ending in 1990, a full 68 years after it began. Osborne’s plight remains the longest attack of hiccups confirmed by Guinness World Records." It was estimated he hiccuped 430 million times before dying in 1991 at the age of 97.

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5.The car John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was killed continued to be used even after his assassination. Initially, the 1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine, called "X-100" by the Secret Service, was impounded for evidence after the assassination. However, in December 1963, roughly a month after JFK's death, the White House approved a plan to revamp the car. After some work and testing, it was delivered to the White House.

JFK and Jackie Kennedy in the back of the car
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Then, in 1967, it went through "major modifications" and went on to be used once in a while through the Carter administration. It was then returned to Ford (as it was actually a lease) in 1977 and is now on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

The President and First Lady in the car
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6.This image of an octopus with a rare mutation causing its tentacles to split.

An octopus with split tentacles
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According to Reddit user Dr_Emit_L_Brown, "This process is called bifurcation when a limb branches off into two sections. Most likely after being damaged and regrown. Most commonly found are octopi with a max of nine, but one extreme case in 1965 found an octopus with 96 branches. The octopus usually had complete control of its many limbs and probably lived a long life."

7.Apparently, the notebooks belonging to Marie Curie, who won two Nobel Prizes for her pioneering research on radioactivity, will remain highly radioactive for another 1,500 years because of the contamination from radium 266 (which has a half-life of roughly 1,600 years).

Curie's journals
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Stored in lead-lined boxes at France's national library in Paris, the notebooks are able to be seen by visitors; however, guests must sign a liability waiver and wear protective gear.

8.Speaking of Marie Curie, this is what her tomb looks like. And, yes, it's also lined with lead. This is to protect the public from radiation as her remains are ALSO still radioactive to this day.

Curie's grave site
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9.This image of a pacu fish, which has "human-like" teeth. The pacu fish is a cousin of the piranha, fwiw.

Closeup of a pacu fish
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10.The practices of Carl Tanzler, a radiology technician in Florida who became "obsessed" with a young woman/patient named Maria Elena "Helen" Milagro de Hoyos, even after she died. After Elena died, he removed her body from her grave, embalmed her corpse, and lived with it for seven years until authorities discovered it.

Embalming Fluid
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11.This image of a soot-covered spiderweb that looks a lot more evil than it should:

A soot-covered spider web
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12.And this image of an iris growing over a pupil, which is apparently called Persistent Pupillary Membrane:

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13.According to studies, the next pandemic could come from glaciers melting. As reported by the Guardian, "As global temperatures rise owing to climate change, it becomes more likely that viruses and bacteria locked up in glaciers and permafrost could reawaken and infect local wildlife, particularly as their range also shifts closer to the poles."

Closeup of glaciers
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14.In the 1800s, dentures were made out of the real teeth of dead people. According to the BBC, "The prospect of thousands of British, French, and Prussian teeth — sitting in the mouths of recently-killed soldiers on the battlefield at Waterloo — was an attractive one for looters."

Old dentures
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"They would have been shaped and sorted to make it look like each set of upper and lower front teeth had come from a single body. The sets would have been sold to early dental technicians who would boil them, chop off the ends, and then shape them onto ivory dentures."

Old teeth
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15.Harvard has a century-old book that is actually covered in human skin. The title of the book from the 1880s is Des destinées de l’ame (The Destinies of the Soul), and in 2014, one of the university's curators confirmed that it's bound in human skin.

Harvard campus
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According to the Verge, "The book has been sitting in Harvard's Houghton Library since the 1930s and has had a note inside it from the donor, who explains that he had the book bound in human skin."

An old book

16.This weird leaf someone found in their bag of spinach that looks like it'd really mess you up if you ate it:

A thorny leaf

17.Just last month, a 69-year-old man in Florida "plunged" to his death in someone's front yard while he was skydiving... And it was all caught on a surveillance camera from a neighbor's home.

"69-Year-Old Man Killed in Skydiving Accident"
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The person whose yard he landed in, James Sconiers, told a local TV station that he went out to check on the man, but got no response. And another neighbor said, "I work in the medical field. That’s the worst I’ve ever seen."

"69-Year-Old Man Killed in Skydiving Accident"
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18.This photo of the skeleton of a puffer fish, which is as equally fascinating as it is scary:

a puffer fish skeleton
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19.Finally, apparently snails are one of the world's most deadly creatures — more deadly than sharks, lions, and wolves combined. The reason? They carry a parasitic disease called schistosomiasis, which is responsible for more than 200,000 deaths a year.

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According to Susanne Sokolow, a disease ecologist at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station, “You do contract it from just wading, swimming, entering the water in any way, and the parasites basically exit the snails into the water and seek you. And they penetrate right through your skin, migrate through your body, end up in your blood vessels where they can live for many years, even decades. It's not the worms that actually cause disease to people, it's the eggs. And those eggs have sharp barbs because they eventually need to make it back out of the human body and back into the water and find that there are snails that they need to complete their reproduction cycle. And so those eggs can lodge in different tissues and cause severe symptoms ranging from anemia and fatigue, all the way to various severe symptoms, even death in about 10 percent of chronic cases.”