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30 Reasons Why the Ocean Is Scarier Than Space

Best Life Logo By Best Life Editors of Best Life | Slide 1 of 31: Space, the final frontier—or so they say. "They" clearly haven't turned their gaze to our own planet. Yes, space is frightening in an overwhelmingly existential way. But nothing about space—not the potential for alien assaults, not the inevitability of solar implosion, not the eons of never-ending nothingness—is as downright petrifying as the ocean.That's right, a body of water that 39 percent of the American population lives within a mile of is the most terrifying thing in existence. For starters, we've barely explored any of it. And the parts we actually have explored are full of murderous monsters, diabolical natural forces, and otherworldly-seeming black holes. Yeah—black holes aren't solely relegated to space.That's not all, though; in fact, this trove of terrifying trivia barely scratches the surface of why the ocean is the world's longest-running horror show. So, if you want your knuckles to turn as white as the crest of a tsunami-powered wave, read on. Just don't say we didn't warn you. And for more cheap thrills, check out the 30 Facts About the World's Oceans That Will Blow Your Mind.

30 Reasons Why the Ocean Is Scarier Than Space

Space, the final frontier—or so they say. "They" clearly haven't turned their gaze to our own planet. Yes, space is frightening in an overwhelmingly existential way. But nothing about space—not the potential for alien assaults, not the inevitability of solar implosion, not the eons of never-ending nothingness—is as downright petrifying as the ocean.

That's right, a body of water that 39 percent of the American population lives within a mile of is the most terrifying thing in existence. For starters, we've barely explored any of it. And the parts we actually have explored are full of murderous monsters, diabolical natural forces, and otherworldly-seeming black holes. Yeah—black holes aren't solely relegated to space.

That's not all, though; in fact, this trove of terrifying trivia barely scratches the surface of why the ocean is the world's longest-running horror show. So, if you want your knuckles to turn as white as the crest of a tsunami-powered wave, read on. Just don't say we didn't warn you. And for more cheap thrills, check out the 30 Facts About the World's Oceans That Will Blow Your Mind.

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