45 Shockingly Skin Crawling Facts

Hey, freaks! If you’re here, you likely enjoy being creeped out. Maybe scary things don’t give you goosebumps. Maybe you can stare at bugs crawling over a human body all day and not feel itchy or uncomfortable. If so, congratulations: You’re a psychopath, it makes my skin crawl, seriously. Just joking about the psychopath part, a little.

Enjoy these 45 Skin Crawling Facts, keep in mind, once you’ve consumed them there’s no going back. From this moment on they will be a part of you, a part you may wish you’d never known.

Bon Appetit!

Disturbing black windows
Disturbing facts about the world
  • On average, there are over 17,000,000 vacant homes in America at any given time. Meanwhile, according to EndHomelessness.org, there are roughly half a million homeless people in the states. We have enough vacant homes to give each homeless person several homes.
  • Your cellphone is more disgusting than a public toilet. Your cellphone has 10 times more bacteria on it than the average public restroom. Gross.
  • Our doctors may be killing us. Okay, that was dramatic. Please, if you feel like something is wrong — go see a health professional. But, it’s interesting (read: terrifying) to know that roughly 250,000 deaths are caused by medical error each year.
  • We’ve found the most terrifying defense mechanism. Horned Lizards squirt blood from their eyes as a defense mechanism.
  • You could be trapped in a coma like state and be aware of it. Locked in syndromemight just be the most terrifying medical condition. It’s when you’re stuck between being asleep and awake. You know you’re awake and can hear and see things around you. However, can’t talk and can only move your eyes, so you’re unable to respond to anything.
Gray cat
Cats Are All Knowing
  • Your cat may sense when you’re dying. A pet cat, named Oscar, resided in a nursing home and was believed to be able to tell when one of the residents would soon die. He’d sleep beside them until they passed.
  • Rat Kings are real (and even harder to look at than the Tiger King). When a group of rats living in close quarters get their tails tangled together (this can happen for many reasons), they’re called a “rat king.”
  • Never say you’re being “eaten alive” by mosquitos, again. That was an actual method of execution. Scaphism was an ancient form of torture and execution where you’d cover someone with honey, stick them in a hollowed log, and let nature run its course.
  • Pine trees have proven that they can grow inside the body. Doctors recently went into surgery to remove what they thought was a tumor. It turned out to be a fir tree growing in the man’s lungs.
  • There might be a haunted Russian radio station. UVB-76 is a low-frequency radio station that has been broadcasting since 1982. No one knows where the broadcast is originating. It’s mostly just a buzzing noise with an occasional Russian voice transmission.
Creepy kids Halloween costume
  • Your child is exactly as creepy as you think they are. Twenty percent of children report hearing voices. It could be imaginary friends or Great Aunt Phyllis.
  • Attack of The Killer Bees might not be too far from the truth. The Japanese giant hornet has venom so powerful, it’s said to “melt” human flesh.
  • 1/3 of murders go unsolved in the United States. Is there anything else that needs to be said?
  • More than 80 million bacteria are exchanged in a single kiss. Think about that next time you give your date a kiss. Is it really worth it?
Disturbing chicken
  • There was a chicken called Mike the Headless Chicken that lived for 18 months after its head was cut off.
  • Babies grow mustaches in the womb that then spread to cover their entire body in hair called Lanugo. The body hair keeps them warm and helps regulate body temperature. Don’t worry, they shed it before birth.
Disturbing tree facts
Future Toilet Paper
  • It takes the death of 27,000 trees daily to make toilet paper for humans.
  • Humans shed skin too. Like, a lot of skin. According to the WHO (World Health Organization) and recent studies, the average person will shed roughly 112 pounds of skin in their lifetime.
  • Mice and rats can spread at least 35 different diseases to humans. These infections include salmonellosis, hantavirus, and rat-bite fever.
  • Crows are so intelligent they can recognize a human face. So don’t get one mad, okay?
  • We all have teeny tiny mites living on our eyelashes.
  • The Pacu fish from South America has human-like teeth. Yeah, stuff of nightmares
  • With all the explosions, movement, combustion, and mayhem, the universe is still completely silent. That’s because there’s no air for the sound to travel through vibrations as it does on Earth.
  • An astronaut’s footprint on the moon can remain there for a million years.
  • You can actually fit all the planets in the Solar System (sorry, not you Pluto) in the space between the Earth and the Moon. Think about that one.
  • According to the Science journal back in 2015, an average of 4.8 and 12.7 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans every year.
  • According to DoSomething.org, 1.2 trillion gallons of sewage, stormwater, and industrial waste are dumped into US water every year.
  • There exists in the Czech Republic a small Roman Catholic chapel called the Sedlec Ossuary. What makes this church different? Its decorations are made from human bones. The ossuary is estimated to hold the skeletons of 40,000 to 70,000 people.
  • If you thought the Poltergeist movies were terrifying, wait until you hear what happened after they were filmed. legend of a curse plagues the franchise due to four deaths among the cast: Dominique Dunne (Dana Freeling), Heather O’Rourke (Carol Ann Freeling), Will Sampson (Taylor, good spirit), and Julian Beck (Kane, evil spirit). Dunne, who was 22 at the time, tragically died at the abusive hands of her boyfriend. And O’Rourke was only 12 when she died unexpectedly from septic shock caused by a bowel obstruction.
Skull disturbing
  • In the 1800s, dentures were made out of the real teeth of deceased people.
  • The Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland is iconic, but its history is a little spooky. When the ride was first built in the 1960s, fake skeletons looked, well, really fake. Disney’s Imagineers (aka “imaginative” “engineers”) weren’t satisfied, so they reached out to UCLA’s anatomy department for the real deal. As technology improved and fake skeletons began to look more authentic, the real skeletons were reportedly given a proper burial.
  • Want to visit the most haunted island in the world? You’ll have to travel to Italy. Poveglia reportedly holds the title, attributed largely to the fact that massive numbers of people dying of the plague were
  • There is such a thing as homicidal sleepwalking. It’s also called homicidal somnambulism, or sleepwalking murder. In 2005, Jules Lowe was acquitted of murder after killing his father because he was sleepwalking during the crime.
  • A rat’s teeth can gnaw through substances as hard as lead sheeting and cinder block.
  • We’ve come a long way when it comes to maternity care. Did you know chainsaws were originally created for childbirth? Before caesareans were perfected, if babies were too big to pass through the birth canal, a chainsaw was used to removed parts of the pelvis quickly.
  • There are about 25 to 50 active serial killers in the United States.
  • In 1973, two men in a small submarine experienced a malfunction in the sub. There, 1575 deep in the ocean, water started flooding in. The sub slowly started sinking. Although the men were able to radio for help, they knew they only had enough oxygen to survive for three days. When the rescue team finally found them, they only had 12 minutes of oxygen left. Talk about a close call!
  • Until the 20th century, human remains were used in the making of medicine. Before you gag and throw your phone or laptop across the room, here are the details: Per Medium, it was thought that ingesting powdered remains of certain organs would help with pain or ailments in that part of the body. For example, the crushed and powdered skull remains of a deceased person to cure headaches.
Disturbing facts about titanic
  •  A book written in 1898 about the 1912 sinking of the Titanic may have predicted the ship’s tragic demise. The novella titled The Wreck of the Titan: Or, Futility was about an “unsinkable” ship hit by an iceberg. The Titan (hello coincidence?) also had a shortage of lifeboats like the Titanic.
  • The cosmological theory of the Big Rip posits that as the universe continues to expand at a faster and faster rate, the force will pull galaxies further from each other, then galaxies will be pulled apart, followed by the planets and objects from their stars, the stars themselves, planets, and so forth until even nuclei in atoms are separated. What a way to go!
  • In 1915, Dr. D.K. Briggs of Blackville, South Carolina, declared 30-year-old Essie Dunbar dead after an apparent epilepsy attack. She was buried the following morning, but her sister in the neighboring town couldn’t get there until after the coffin had been lowered into the ground. When she arrived, she asked the ministers to dig up the coffin so she could see her sister one last time. When the screws were removed and the coffin opened, Essie sat up and smiled at her sister. She went on to live another 47 years, although many people believed her to be a zombie.
  • The film A Nightmare on Elm Street is based on a real story reported in the LA Times. A boy was terrified to go to sleep, and when he did, he died while screaming about a nightmare. 
  • The Devil’s Bible is real. It’s a contract between a monk and Satan. The monk wanted to escape death so he made a deal with the devil. 
  • The Catacombs of Paris hold the remains of more than six million people. Its walls are also made of bones.
Disturbing gladiator facts
  • In ancient Rome, people used to believe that drinking the blood of dead gladiators would give you their strength. The ancient Romans also thought drinking blood would cure epilepsy.

What did I ever do to you? Why haven’t you shared these facts with your clique yet? Well, fine, I see how you are. Just share them already!