People are sharing “facts that aren’t fun” & they’ll make you feel sad, pause or shudder

Over on Reddit airpilk is asking, “What is NOT a fun fact?” and the answers will chill your very soul.

So we’ve picked 21 of the absolute, worst facts – read at your peril:

1. The Curiosity rover on Mars sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to itself every year. Probably the loneliest birthday in the solar system.

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2. There is a whale called 52 Blue that only sings at their frequency meaning it can’t communicate with other whales. It is nicknamed the loneliest whale on the planet.

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3. 40% of the food produced in the world goes to waste.

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4. The outside of your eye prevents your immune system from ever knowing about the inside of your eye. If a puncture allows the two to meet, your immune system may attack and destroy your eye as an invader. Terms for the horrified who cling to their skepticism as a shield against acknowledging this unfun fact to google: “immune privilege of the eye”

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5. Toddlers kill more people with guns in America than Terrorists kill people in America.

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6. The wondrous smell you get while cutting grass is actually a chemical distress signal, you’re smelling the silent screams of your lawn. (It is a actually a clever defense mechanism. Herbivores eat the grass, and it releases a smell. Predators catch a whiff and eventually associate the smell with food.)

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7. Seniors have the highest rates of suicide at nearly double the teen/young adult ranks.

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8. A Japanese man called Tsutomu Yamaguchi was wounded by Hiroshima atomic bomb while on business trip. Despite his wounds he returned to his job in Nagasaki where another nuclear bomb dropped.

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9. Many small adorable furry creatures (e.g. guinea pigs, hamsters, etc.) will happily eat their own young if stressed.

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10. Most laugh tracks were recorded in the 50’s. You’re hearing dead people laugh.

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