We pride ourselves on what we know and the subsequent accumulation of knowledge. But are there some things that we would rather not know about?
There’s a lot of things that we think we know. One common misconception is that of confirmation bias. Confirmation bias is a logical fallacy that states that once one believes in something they will actively search for things that confirm that bias. And that’s not the only one. There are plenty of logical fallacies that any human mind can fall prey to. And sometimes, we are not even aware that these fallacies exist or that we are even doing them!
But then there are times when we encounter facts that we would rather not know. Things such as how truly bacteria-laden your kitchen sink is to how the post-apocalyptic world would look like. So we decided to head to Reddit to ask the Redditors what are some of the most unsettling facts that they know. Some might leave your spine tingling while others might leave you running to clean a certain spot up.
1. ‘Depending on the distance from a nuclear explosion, you might not die instantly. Rather, you could get third degree burns all throughout your body which then kills all the nerves so quickly that it ‘should’ be painless.’ (geogoose)
2. ‘The entire universe outside of our galaxy could have disappeared 20,000 years ago and we would have no clue about it. This is because the observable universe is constantly expanding and we can’t truly ‘see’ that far. So essentially we are looking into the past when we look at space.’ (rclatter)
3. ‘Apparently there are 92 known nuclear weapons that are missing. Since 2011 there have been 15 reported incidents of known lost nukes. Where you could lose a giant weapon like that is beyond me…’ (badmother)
4. ‘There will be a day when someone will mention you for the very last time and then on one will ever utter your name or mention you ever again. No one will remember you.’ (StabStabMan)
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