"A fever is your body way of saying:
“We don’t negotiate with terrorists! We either destroy the enemy or we die with them!”"
"Honestly nothing is more creepy than how deep sea anglerfish mate.
The deep sea is dark, and the anglerfish are spread very thinly. Therefore, when an anglerfish meets another anglerfish, it’s incredibly important they get the chance to mate over and over again. The evolutionary strategy that deep sea anglerfish devised is extra creepy. The male latches onto the female, biting her and never letting go. That way he can inseminate the eggs she drops. Not that bad so far right? But wait, how does he eat if he’s latched on his mate?"
"Well, the circulatory systems fuse and the female provides nutrients for the male through this fused circulatory system. The true horror starts here. The organs of male start to wither and atrophy, being absorbed into the female. Eventually, the male is reduced to a lump of testicles the females use to fertilize their eggs. Females are often covered in bumps of several males that have melted into the female, becoming a literal body horror lump of meat on the female."
"Obligate siblicide. In some species of animals, multiple offspring are born but only one is actually raised by the mother. The others are born only as backup in case the first-born doesn’t survive. When the first-born is fine, which is the typical case, it kills the others."
"Caterpillars turn completely into goo in their cocoon, and then become a butterfly."
"I’m not a caterpillarologist, but I’ve read somewhere that their neural network stays at least partially intact"
"Your brain is making decisions before you are even aware of the decisions it has made. It also makes decisions based off of learned behavior and you just go along with it."
"Because of some pesticides used, roaches won’t go anywhere near a meth lab.
For those you are asking, meth labs have been known to produce toxic gas, like Phosphine, which a common insecticide. Phosphine is often used in silos to deal with vermins."
"Let’s just take a moment to appreciate the fact we don’t have so deal with swarms of cranked-up cockroaches"
"That as the permafrost melts, a lot of locked up methane will be released, and microorganisms there will “wake up” and do their jobs, breaking down organic matter, and release more methane and greenhouse gases. And possible ancient diseases."
"Thinking about how breathing and lungs work freaks me out. Once I start thinking about it all I can think about is my breathing and then I have to force myself to stop thinking about it."
"The brain can play tricks on you:
When you look at a clock and the second hand seems to freeze for a moment, your brain is actually generating a false memory – and your perception of time stretches slightly backward.
This effect is called chronostasis."
"If you disconnect the halves of the brain and ask them to pick out something they prefer, your hands will disagree (what’s your favorite color will result in one hand choosing red but one choosing green ) go look up split brain patients!"
"A gamma ray burst could wipe out all life on earth instantly with no warning"
"If you believe strongly enough that you have been cursed, your brain can shut itself off entirely in severe cases. The psychological term for it is “Voodoo Death Syndrome.” It’s just the fact you can literally think yourself to death that unsettles me so."
"When the titanic sank non of the shoes decomposed so there’s tone of shoes at the bottom of the ocean"
"The sudden urge to jump off of a very high height. You can be physically and mentally stable to the greatest degree and still have this feeling when at such a high height.
I heard it’s “the call of the void” and it’s a normal human thought."
"There is something called “the squeeze,” where when people had old scuba suits with tubes, you could actually get sucked into that tube if the pressure was off. You are literally shredded through your own breathing tube."
"Some mutations of just one letter in the DNA code can kill the fetus almost instantly, but some people live and have a seemingly healthy life while missing a whole chromosome. If you understand anything about biology, that’s completely wild."
"Your brain literally creates your own reality and your senses and body just go along with it"