Horrible Facts


The weight of ashes from the average cremated human body is 4 kilograms (9 pounds).

It takes just over 3 kilograms (7 pounds) of pressure to tear off a human ear – don’t try it!

When you have diarrhoea, instead of absorbing water from your food, your intestines ooze more water into it to rush it through the system and out the other end as a watery mush.

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If your head is chopped off, you can remain conscious for about 25 seconds!

If your fingers or toes get very cold, they can get frostbite.They slowly rot and go black, and have to be cut off to stop the rot spreading.

There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.

In India, ants are roasted, ground to a paste and served as chutney.

Not all dead bodies rot. In the right conditions, some of the fat can turn to a soap-like substance so that if the body is

dug up, even years later, it can look much the same as when it was buried.

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