The 21st century has appraised the power of knowledge. However, the following facts will not give you the ‘aha’ moment but a ‘I wish I never heard this’ moment. These stories are from a Reddit thread that asked the question “What facts should I not know about?”. The viral question resulted in thousands of replies and the best are summarized below.
Tread carefully and know upfront that disturbing facts are coming up your way.
#1. Hospital Pillows Must Be Clean
Hospitals are know for being clean. However, the pillows are used over and over again since they have plastic covers around them. These pillows have gone through saliva, blood, feces, and even death. Think again when you go to the hospital and ask for actual new pillow.
#2. Koalas are Cute, Right?
Koalas are known to be the most adorable creatures on earth. However, did you know they are carriers of Chlamydia, a strand of STD and will urine on predators. This will lead to a deadly infection that can be spread through contact.
Not very cute anymore, right?
#3. French Kisses are Clean Too?
Any couple in a serious relationship would have tried out the French Kiss. However, the intimate tongue to tongue moment carries over thousands of parasites and hundreds of bacteria. If either has a cold it is most definitely not recommended. The upside is that the couple share protein, carbs, and other organic substances.
#4. Insects in Peanut Butter
When peanut butter like Skippy was trying to get FDA approval there was a dispute about “defects” that regarded the number of insects per 4 ounces. At first, peanut butter was denounced for defects but the company strongly argued against the denial. It was finally approved and the peanut butter we know today is on demand. Do you still agree with the decision?
#5. Butterflies are not truly beautiful
Ever wondered what butterflies eat? Well we have incoming facts that butterflies are actually blood feasting insects. They have the tendency to extract nutrients from mud, feces, blood, and gore. It’s not as pretty as its wings right?
#6. Hansel and Gretel: True Event
The story is told that two children are abandoned by their parents and left to fend off the wicked witch. Well, there is some truth to the story. During the Great Famine in the 14th century, parents would abandon their children in the forest which in some extreme cases would lead to cannibalism.