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Know-It-Alls Share Facts They Wish They'd Never Learned

If you're a glutton for punishment, head over to the full thread. Knowledge is power, right?

moveome asked over-informed Redditors, What's a fact you wish you didn't know?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.

Knowing you might die a horrible death.

That my Mom died of a genetic form of ALS and it is likely that either me or one of my two brothers will become ill and die from it as well. Maybe two of us.

Life was easier when I thought it was a sporadic case.


Frightening physics.

There was an accident on the oil rig Byford Dolphin. The chamber some divers were in was incorrectly depressurized and all of them died.... but one man was torn apart and shot across the deck by being forced through a tube a few centimeters across.


And trash. Lots and lots of trash.

Mount Everest is littered with over 200 dead bodies because the costs and obstacles of retrieving them are too great.


You're gonna Google it aren't you, perv.

World record for youngest mother is held by a 5-year-old.


Hear any instruments?

My parents are cousins.


This is true - listen to the recordings. Horrifying.

The astronauts on the Challenger survived the initial breakup. They were alive, and possibly conscious, all the way down.


You probably knew this already, but here it is again.

All Fruit Loops cereal is the same flavor, the colors don't mean anything.


Seen Congress lately?

Cockroaches can live for two days without their heads, they really give me the creeps now.


There is no sweet release.

The human brain typically stays alive long enough to realize the body is dead.


"It wasn't me!"

There's not much you can do when the righteous fist of the law comes down on you. Call it a mix-up, or call it a mistake, if someone's pegged you at the scene of a crime there's not much you can do but trust the justice system to prove you innocent. However, that's a gamble, and just because you've been given a "not guilty" doesn't mean the effects won't follow you for the rest of your life.

Reddit user, u/danbrownskin, wanted to hear about the times when it wasn't you, seriously, it was someone else, when they asked:

Redditors who were once considered suspect of a crime they did not commit, what's it like being held under suspicion and how did it affect your life?

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