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Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 2:35pm On Dec 07
The human brain has an amazing ability to block out the
things that would stop us from going forward with our lives
because they are too hard to deal with or are out of our hands.


Yet, the world is full of such things and they will never cease to exist nor will we ever stop getting curious about them.


Whether it is a nuclear war, a natural catastrophe, or an
incurable disease, despite being a source of dread, can also
help us figure out what can be done to prevent them and at the same time appreciate the life we already have. Here are few of such unsettling facts about our world that you might want to know about.

Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 2:43pm On Dec 07
[/b]1) There is an Australian shrub known as the “suicide plant” whose sting can last years and is so agonizing that it drives people to commit suicide after touching it.The pain has been described as being sprayed with hot acid and electrocuted at the same time.


Also known as “stinging bush,” “gympie gympie,” “mulberry-
leaved stinger,” or the “moonlighter,” the “suicide plant” is
common to the rainforests in northeast Australia.






It is a single stemmed plant that can reach a height of one to three meters with large heart-shaped leaves and fine silica-tipped hairs on its surface. These hairs contain a very potent neurotoxin and can penetrate the skin when touched.






It is the most toxic of the stinging tree species in Australia. Its sting is extremely painful and can last for days to years. The best way to treat the sting is to apply diluted (1:10) hydrochloric acid and remove the hairs from the skin using hair-removing strips without breaking the hair.





Duct tape and tweezers can also be used as long as it’s done carefully because broken tips increase the level of pain.

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Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by lofty900(m): 2:59pm On Dec 07
jade14:
1) There is an Australian shrub known as the “suicide plant” whose sting can last years and is so agonizing that it drives people to commit suicide after touching it.The pain has been described as being sprayed with hot acid and electrocuted at the same time.
just use dis one and cook soup for dat wicked sombori

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Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by MissJoy29(f): 6:50pm On Dec 07
Where are the remaining facts na?
Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 7:38pm On Dec 07
Miss no vex...jst tryin to use Glo new data plan buh its like d stole our mast here,in a bit

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Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 7:49pm On Dec 07
More people were killed in America by toddlers during
the past few years than by terrorists.


In 2015, there have been between 43 to 52 shootings
involving toddlers compared to the single terrorist shooting
in Chattanooga, Tennessee in which five people died.



Thirteen of these toddlers have accidentally shot themselves with firearms, 18 of them injured themselves, 10 of them injured others, and two of them killed other people. By October that year, nine more shootings involving toddlers came into light, making it an average of one toddler involved in a shooting per week.


Apart from toddlers involved incidents, on an average
each day, 55 people kill themselves with firearms and 46 die
in gun-related accidents.

Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 7:59pm On Dec 07
Forty percent of all food in America is just thrown
away.



Annually, 60 million tons of food worth $160 billion is
thrown away in the United States, and, according to
Environmental Protection Agency, is the biggest contributor
of landfills.



Food is also much cheaper in the United States than anywhere else in the world because of subsidies on corn, wheat, milk, and soybeans. Another reason for the massive food wastage is the desire for aesthetics.


Food that is deemed less good-looking, wrong shaped, bruised, browned, wilted, oxidized, or discolored is thrown away, left to rot in the fields, or fed to livestock.

Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by Samuelkirk(m): 9:03pm On Dec 07
booked

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Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jazon(m): 9:09pm On Dec 07
nice thread

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Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by WORDWORLD: 9:15pm On Dec 07
jade14:
More people were killed in America by toddlers during
the past few years than by terrorists.


In 2015, there have been between 43 to 52 shootings
involving toddlers compared to the single terrorist shooting
in Chattanooga, Tennessee in which five people died.



Thirteen of these toddlers have accidentally shot themselves with firearms, 18 of them injured themselves, 10 of them injured others, and two of them killed other people. By October that year, nine more shootings involving toddlers came into light, making it an average of one toddler involved in a shooting per week.


Apart from toddlers involved incidents, on an average
each day, 55 people kill themselves with firearms and 46 die
in gun-related accidents.


Yet Trump's campaign was built on TERRORISM BULLSH!T. Well, its no surprise smoking guns by little cow boys "TODDLERS" emulating a culture of barbarism.

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Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by IJMBEXCEL: 9:35pm On Dec 07
jade14:
Miss no vex...jst tryin to use Glo new data plan buh its like d stole our mast here,in a bit
lmao...they stole your mast?
Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 10:21pm On Dec 07
While on television and in the movies, administering
CPR saves someone undergoing cardiac arrest 75 percent
of the time, in reality, it’s successful only five to ten
percent of the time, not to mention the rib fractures and
associated physical trauma after that.



Unlike what we see on television, CPR by itself is not enough
to restart the heart. Defibrillation, an electric shock to the
heart, is what is needed to restore the heart’s rhythm in
“shockable cases.”



Though by itself CPR is no less important
in “non-shockable cases,” it results in few complete
recoveries, while without the result will be uniformly fatal.



The main purpose of CPR is solely to keep the heart pumping
blood so that oxygen is supplied to the brain and tissues
, delaying tissue death and brain damage until help arrives.


It is
considered the last resort without which someone without a
pulse is sure to die. Being a very physical process, it also has
its complications such as rib or breastbone fractures, lung and
airway injuries, damage to the heart itself, and injuries to the
liver or spleen

Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by April4th(m): 11:35pm On Dec 07
That stinging tree sounds more like our devil beans here.
Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by niyi20(m): 12:34am On Dec 08
We are going to the promise land
Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by hardbody: 4:57am On Dec 08
lofty900:
just use dis one and cook soup for dat wicked sombori

You no go touch am first?

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Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by deco22(m): 8:49am On Dec 08
jade14:
Miss no vex...jst tryin to use Glo new data plan buh its like d stole our mast here,in a bit
Lol,they stole your mast grin
Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 11:24am On Dec 08
deco22:
[color=#000000][/color]Lol,they stole your mast grin

My broda that's they only logical answer I could come up with ,dnt know why it would take hours just to load a page with their network
Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by Alero3Arubi(f): 11:55am On Dec 08
That leaf got my attention.
Maybe our politicians need to visit and touch that leaf.

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Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by se0un(m): 2:41pm On Dec 08
shocked
Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by Einl(m): 4:52pm On Dec 08
lofty900:
just use dis one and cook soup for dat wicked sombori

Joyless!

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Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by Jaideyone(m): 6:39pm On Dec 08
nice thread
Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 8:24pm On Dec 08
In 2011, scientists found 2,368 species of bacteria that live in the belly button, 1,458 of which are new to science.





A team from the North Carolina State University collected
swabs from the belly buttons of 60 volunteers after an
undergraduate student had an idea of sampling a colleague’s
bacteria for a holiday card for fun. What they found was quite surprising.




Each swab was unique. While some had as few as 29 species, some had 107,and most had around 67. The total
number of species from the 60 swabs was a whopping 2,368. Around 92 percent of the species were found only in 10 percent of the swabs, and most of the time, they appeared only in a single swab. No single species was found in all the swabs, while eight species were found in 70 percent of them.



The swab from one volunteer had bacteria that was found only in Japanese soil though he had never been to Japan. Another had two species of extremophile bacteria which are found in polar ice caps and volcanoes.

Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 8:40pm On Dec 08
Malaysian ants will swarm a predator and explode
resulting in their death but ensuring the survival of the
colony.




If they sense a predator, Malaysian ants will defend their
colony at all costs, including death. They will swarm the
animal, getting as close to it as they can, and then explode.




They have poison sacs inside their body that will explode and
spray the enemy with poison that is corrosive. Some die. but
the colony survives.




They aren’t the only ones that are willing
to die for the greater good. In Guyana, there is a species of
termite that does the same thing only taking a smarter
approach. The neocapritermes taracua is a species of termites
that grows an explosive sack as it ages. If attacked, the elderly
are the first to be sent out on the suicide missions ensuring
that the younger ones have a better chance of survival.
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Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 8:49pm On Dec 08
Maggots to clean out wounds



Maggots (fly larvae) have been used since antiquity for
wound treatment. They eat the dead tissue and clean out the wound. In a survey in 2013, 10% of US Army doctors
still use maggot therapy.




Maggots have been used to treat wounds since time immemorial. There are reports indicating that Maya Native
Americans and Aboriginal tribes in Australia used maggots intheir treatment. It was also prevalent during the Renaissance era.




During World War I, physicians noticed that soldiers
whose wounds were infested by maggots had no fever or other signs of infection and survived their injuries which normally would have been fatal.




Maggots work by munching on rotting flesh, leaving healthy
tissue practically unscathed. In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted permission to produce and market maggots for use in humans or animals as a prescription-only medical device.

Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by Sammypedro18(m): 10:29pm On Dec 08
jade14:
Maggots to clean out wounds



Maggots (fly larvae) have been used since antiquity for
wound treatment. They eat the dead tissue and clean out the wound. In a survey in 2013, 10% of US Army doctors
still use maggot therapy.




Maggots have been used to treat wounds since time immemorial. There are reports indicating that Maya Native
Americans and Aboriginal tribes in Australia used maggots intheir treatment. It was also prevalent during the Renaissance era.




During World War I, physicians noticed that soldiers
whose wounds were infested by maggots had no fever or other signs of infection and survived their injuries which normally would have been fatal.




Maggots work by munching on rotting flesh, leaving healthy
tissue practically unscathed. In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted permission to produce and market maggots for use in humans or animals as a prescription-only medical device.


Yuck! ��
Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by Qwerty4u: 7:00am On Dec 09
Please do mention me as u continue... Always following.... More grace
Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by lobell: 10:14pm On Dec 09
April4th:
That stinging tree sounds more like our devil beans here.

Kindly tell me about devil beans.
Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by teelaw4life(m): 7:18am On Dec 10
jade14:
Maggots to clean out wounds



Maggots (fly larvae) have been used since antiquity for
wound treatment. They eat the dead tissue and clean out the wound. In a survey in 2013, 10% of US Army doctors
still use maggot therapy.




Maggots have been used to treat wounds since time immemorial. There are reports indicating that Maya Native
Americans and Aboriginal tribes in Australia used maggots intheir treatment. It was also prevalent during the Renaissance era.




During World War I, physicians noticed that soldiers
whose wounds were infested by maggots had no fever or other signs of infection and survived their injuries which normally would have been fatal.




Maggots work by munching on rotting flesh, leaving healthy
tissue practically unscathed. In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted permission to produce and market maggots for use in humans or animals as a prescription-only medical device.

Can't even bring myself to the stench.
Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 10:36pm On Dec 10
Ravens can spot a cheater. They work together to gain equal amounts of food. But if they see another raven taking more than its fair share, they immediately lose trust and never cooperate in future with the cheater.





Ravens have displayed complex cooperative abilities that were previously only seen in a handful of mammalian species. However, collaborations only succeed if only both the ravens trust each other.




Ravens that have misbehaved by taking more than their fair share are subsequently shunned. These results were part of an experiment carried out by Dr. Jorg Massen of the University of Vienna.



He tested whether pairs of ravens could cooperate for food. He witnessed 66.2% success in which both the ravens worked together to score and share the food. Moreover, he noticed how ravens treated other ravens who were not trustworthy. When food was placed in between so that each bird could get one piece, sometimes a fast-moving bird would eat both pieces before the other could get its share.
Birds that had been on the receiving end of such bad behavior refused to cooperate with the offender again.





Moreover, it’s not just about not trusting a cheater. Ravens
empathize with each other too. In many cases, researchers
have noticed that if a raven loses a fight, then fellow ravens
approach the victim and appear to console it.

Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 11:01pm On Dec 10
There is a parasite that servers and replaces the tongue of a fish. It then becomes a fully functioning, parasitic, but otherwise harmless tongue for the rest of the fish’s life.






The parasite Cymothoa exigua, also known as the “tongue-
eating louse,” enters the fish through its gills. The female then attaches itself to the tongue while the male attaches itself behind and beneath the female on the gill arches. It then cutsoff the blood supply by severing the blood vessels. Thiscauses the tongue to fall off after which the parasite attachesitself to the remaining stub of the tongue.








The parasites feed either on the fish’s blood or on its mucus. After the fish’s death, the parasite detaches itself from the mouth, leaves the mouth cavity, but attaches itself to the body.

Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 2:57pm On Dec 11
A man named Dennis Hope filed a claim of ownership of the Moon in the 1980s through a loophole he found in the 1967 Outer Space Treaty and has made more than $9
million since then by selling properties on Moon.



Can you own the Moon? Well if you are Denis Hope, then
you can. Thanks to a loophole in the legal code of United
Nations Outer Space Treaty, Denis Hope now owns the
Moon. According to Article II of the 1967 United Nations
Outer Space Treaty, no country could own the Moon. But
there is nothing mentioned about individuals. So, during the
early 1980s, Denis Hope sent a letter to the United Nations in which he stated that the Moon is his and explained how he wants to subdivide and then sell the Moon. He also asked
them why an individual cannot claim ownership of the Moon But the UN never replied.




So, believing that he is now the owner of the Moon, Hope
began selling properties on the Moon at $19.95 per acre.
Since then, more than 611 million acres have been sold. He
even successfully sold plots to George H.W. Bush, Jimmy
Carter, and Ronald Reagan, the three former presidents of
United States.



Denis Hope also claims that he owns Mercury, Venus,Mars,
Jupiter’s moon Io, and Pluto. You can buy the entire planet
Pluto from him for $250,000.( 1,2,3)

Re: Few Extremely Unsettling Facts Around The World. by jade14(m): 4:05pm On Dec 11
Japanese farmers created square watermelon to fit better in a refrigerator. Now people pay thousands of dollars just to have a square watermelon instead of a round one.



Round watermelons take a lot of space during storage. It was a big problem for Japanese people who used compact
refrigerators. As a solution, farmers began growing watermelon in a square-shaped mold.


The square-shaped watermelons are labor intensive and hence more expensive. When these square watermelons reached the international market, they became a novelty due to their unique shape. People began paying $700 – $800 for a single watermelon. Soon, watermelons were being grown in a number of different shapes, such as in heart shape, pyramid shape, and others. These specially-shaped watermelons sometimes have a price a thousand times more than the naturally-grown watermelon.

Note: Natural watermelons are better in taste than square or
other artificially-shaped watermelons.

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