By no means Google anything on this list. Image Credit: Castleski/Shutterstock.com
Ah, Google, the world’s favorite website. An incredibly useful tool that can become an absolute horror show if used incorrectly.
Some people have learned this the hard way so you don’t have to. These are some of the words you should never Google, according to people who do.
We can confirm this is something you’ll want to de-Google just in case you see any of the images. Larvae can infect the mouth, a condition known as oral myiasis.
Multiple medical case reports have documented unfortunate patients whose mouths have been invaded by insect larvae, with a letter to the British Dental Journal describing that “the room was filled with the pungent smell of rotting flesh.”
Another one of those medical terms you don’t need to know anything about. If you’re degloved, you’ll know.
“A friend of mine worked at a summer camp. He was also in charge of the climbing wall. One of the rules was no jewelry, and many girls of a certain age did not listen. them on the wall, he’d check they were really ready, and often he’d see a ring on their hand,” one Redditor noted, just in case you need more persuasion.
“If they didn’t listen the second time, he’d tell them to take off jewelry, he’d ask if they knew what degloving was, which they inevitably didn’t. Then he’d pull out his phone and show a picture of a hand holding a the glow ring finger. Suddenly they would become a lot more cooperative.”
It is alleged that the opioid drug desomorphine was nicknamed “crocodile” because illegally produced batches were often contaminated with toxic substances, causing people who inject it to develop skin damage with a “crocodile-like” appearance. That’s all you need to know about the subject.
There are many unfortunate surnames, but you have to feel sorry for the Fourniers, who share their name with a type of bacterial infection called necrotizing fasciitis that affects the genitals.
“This aggressive and life-threatening form of cellulitis usually occurs in patients who have had local trauma to the perineum and patients with diabetes mellitus,” explains the Medical Dictionary.
This is just good advice.
Sometimes this can apparently happen to male babies, and it’s nothing to worry about. However, it’s something you should ask fellow moms/dads, a health professional, or a doctor if you’re concerned, rather than a tech giant if you want to stay off a list.
It sounds mathematical. It’s not math.
Harlequin ichthyosis is a rare genetic skin condition that affects babies, causing the skin to form into thick, cracked plates. Babies with this condition require intensive care, with survival being rare in the past.
An earlier version of this article was published by IFLScience in January 2022.