15 Disturbing Life Lessons Learned From Disney Movies

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People Die

Sure, people die and maybe that is a lesson that kids should be taught, but in some Disney movies, such as The Lion King, that lesson is conveyed in a pretty harsh way. I mean, first of all, did the kid need to see hisfather get trampled by a herd of wildebeasts? A secondary lesson about death taught by The Lion King is that sometimes people have to die (Scar) in order to get out of your way so that you can prosper, i.e. become king in this case. Life is harsh somtimes, sure, but do we really want kids thinking it’s as cutthroat as this?

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Stalking is Okay

The Little Mermaid also taught us that if you like a guy, it is perfectly acceptable to sneak into his house and rifle through his things. And if he catches you, that’s okay, he’ll be flattered, think it’s cute and like you.

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10 Crazy Facts from Outer Space

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Goodnight Moon

The moon is slowly drifting away from the Earth at a rate of 3.8cm per year. This also affects the Earth’s rotation, which slows by a nearly indetectable 2 milliseconds every 100 years.

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Make it Rain

Water isn’t exactly the first thing you’d expect to find in the deep and cold vacuum of space, but a massive cloud of water vapor actually exists that contains 140 times the mass of Earth’s oceans! Approxmately 10 billion light years from Earth, a quasar is actually emitting this water vapor rather than sucking it in.

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10 Facts About Food Will Scare You

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Vanilla and Raspberry Beaver Flavoring

Castoreum is an extract of beaver anal glands that supposedly enhances vanilla and raspberry flavors. Manufacturers have denied using it, even though it’s FDA approved and is a so-called “natural product” that has “been added to food as a flavor ingredient for at least 80 years.” Sure makes you wonder about all those “natural flavors” on ingredient labels.

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Ammonium Sulfate in White Bread

Ammonium sulfate is most commonly used as a soil fertilizer, so it’s kind of scary to see it listed as an ingredient in white bread, where it acts as an acid regulator and nourishes the yeast.

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