The eyelash mite is a parasite found in the follicles of human faces, primarily in the nose, cheeks and most especially the eyelash area. They measure an incredible 0.012–0.016 inches long! They're pretty harmless to humans, but still, how gross is it that we live our daily lives with worm-like parasites feeding off our oils?!
Without going into too much graphic detail, scaphism is an ancient Persian form of torture and execution that will chill you to the bone. The poor victims were trapped between two boats or crammed into a hollow tree, and force fed milk and honey until they got diarrhea. Then they were covered in milk and honey, especially in the eyes, ears, nose and other orifices. They would be laid out in a swampy area or left stuffed in the tree until the feces attracted insects of all varieties . The insects would gradually eat the victim alive and lay eggs in their orifices or under their skin. Sometimes they were left there for weeks. Exposure and starvation aided in their deaths. Fun, huh?
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The Aokigahara Forest
Aokigahara is a forest at the base of Mount Fuji, commonly called either the "Sea of Trees" or "Suicide Forest." Along with the Golden Gate Bridge, it's one of the most common places for suicide in the entire world.
The forest is notorious for its rocky caverns and being eerily quiet. It's also associated with demons in Japanese mythology and is believed to be haunted. Because of this, an annual body search is undertaken in the forest each year.