THINGS PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE ARE DANGEROUS
Added on: 27th Sep 2016
More specifically, popping zits in the danger triangle
of the face (roughly between the corners of your
mouth and the bridge of your nose). Superficial
infections here can spread to the brain and
cause things like meningitis.
INHALING PAINT/GASOLINE FUMES
This goes for basically any chemical. It can mess you up in
ways you don’t want to be messed up, from cancer to
DIVING INTO WATER
As long as you can see the bottom and know you have
clearance, you should be ok. Numerous people, however,
are paralyzed every year because they break their
neck diving into shallow water.
Not sleeping actually impairs your judgement worse than
alcohol. Moreover, the long term effects of not sleeping
include everything from weight gain to mental health issues.
HIDING UNDER AN OVERPASS AS SHELTER
FROM A TORNADO
This myth has actually caused quite a few fatalities.
Although you’d think you would be safe there, the
wind from the tornado is actually channelled and
focused through that recess which makes it much
easier to get clobbered by debris. A better option is
to lay face down in the lowest place you can find
(a ditch) and cover your head.
PETTING A DOG FOR THE FIRST TIME ON
TOP OF THE HEAD
Although this is what most people do, it can cause some
dogs to snap because it is a sign of dominance and
they can’t see your hand. Your best option is to let the dog
sniff the back of your hand first. Once he realizes you
are not a threat, and licks you, you can pet under or
to the side of the head.
People think sharp knives are dangerous, but it is the
dull knives you need to watch out for. Sharp knives cut
the way you would expect while dull knives tend to slip
off food or whatever else you are cutting. Furthermore,
they require more force to actually cut.
SWIMMING IN THE OCEAN
While most people are afraid of sharks, this is not why you
should be afraid of swimming in the ocean. Rip currents
are much more common threats. If you get yourself caught
in one, don’t swim against it! The general advice is to
swim perpendicular to the direction of the current
(which would usually mean parallel to shore).