As much as we would all love life to be 100% safe and secure, it's not. Every day there are many things that we come across in regularity that can kill us.
Yes, even your cute puppy. So, any tips that we can incorporate into our routine that could save us from an early exit is very necessary. The Reddit users banded together to share some tips that could save your life. Enjoy and happy living.
Know The Signs
Drowning is probably one of my biggest fears. I've heard that it's actually quite peaceful. I don't know where I've heard that from seeing as none of my friends have drown and come back from the dead.
But, it still terrifies me in general. The whole hairy face thing is really weird though.
Not The Worst Smell
This might be a really dumb question, but what type of gas are we talking about here? Like, gas that you would fill your car with?
Honestly, I love that smell so I would probably try to bask in it for as long as possible. That's probably a horrible idea, but whatever.
At Your Service
This is pretty cool to know. If you've ever hiked on a legit mountain before, you probably already know this because you don't have any service and might need help.
That's really one of the only times I can think of having no service, unless you're in a sketchy basement or something.
Common Sense, I Guess?
Yeah, I'm not a scientist or anything but I would look at a bleach- ammonia combination and immediately think it's bad for me.
I probably wouldn't put it on bread and try it "just because". I don't know though, call me old fashion but it's not something I'd think to consume at any rate.
Yes, Even Dogs Hate You
I think we've all made this mistake before. If you haven't, consider yourself lucky because it's only a matter of time.
It's so easy to fall into the happy dog trap. It just means it's excited, but that could also mean excited to bite your fricking head off. Just be careful.
The Weirdest Staring Contest
Um, I don't know. I'm thankful that I have never been in a position where someone is pointing a gun to my head, but I think I would be more of a "flight" guy.
As much as I'd like to believe that I would be confident enough to have a staring competition with a gun barrel, I don't think I would.
If you're reading this in California or Florida, consider yourself lucky that you don't have snow. With that being said, if you've never been so cold that you actually feel warm — you're not living.
Well actually, you probably are living and the people who have done that aren't since that's a sign of hypothermia.
Lightning is super cool in a science classroom, but when you're out in the wilderness, it's not as cool.
I don't know, I feel like we abolished execution by the electric chair for a reason. It's not really a fun thing to do. Also, don't try to run to a tree. Bad idea.
Don't Talk To Strangers
So I feel like this might go without saying, but if there's a white panel van with "FREE CANDY" painted on the side of it — don't go in.
If someone tries to get you to go in to give you said candy, ask them to bring their inventory outside in the open. Voila. You get candy and are far less likely to be kidnapped.
Depressing News For Our Late Night Pizza Dudes
This is terrible news for anyone who is a pizza delivery driver, cab driver, Uber driver, or even a DD.
Unfortunately, this Saturday night time slot shouldn't be too surprising since that's when most people will be getting drunk. It is a good idea to stay off of the roads if possible. Maybe take a rickshaw?
I Need To Decompress
That's a fun fact I wish I didn't just envision. First of all, there's a reason why you won't be catching me in scuba gear. There's too much that can go wrong.
The idea that your lungs can literally explode if you go up too fast is quite terrifying. I'll sit this one out.
Door Closed Policy
Oh, you don't have to worry about that. I sleep with the door closed every night anyway. That's mostly because I don't like being able to see the dark hallway which I feel like a ghost is watching me from.
Knowing that the habit is actually safer just reinforces my love of having the door closed.
Loud Talkers Rejoice
This idea of trying to be quiet so that you don't draw attention to yourself is just wrong. You have to remember that animals are scared of you.
The more noise you make the less likely they are to come close to you. But, if you see a cougar, you're screwed. Sorry.
I feel like that's a great thing to know, but how often do people have baking soda near them? I guess if it's in the kitchen.
If I was only to learn how to put out a fire from watching movies, I'd be hitting it with my t-shirt, so anything is better than that.
Inherently Tired People, Be Aware
Does the same apply after Thanksgiving dinner? I don't know about you, but after I overeat at Thanksgiving I feel like I'm in a coma.
I can't move, I get incredibly tired and feel like sleeping for approximately 48 hours. If so, I've been doing life wrong.
Turn Left For Death, Turn Right For Death
What an awful double-edged sword. You can either drink the water and die from a disease, or you can not drink the water and die from dehydration.
With that being said, I've been so thirsty after just four hours of not drinking that a puddle on the ground looks appetizing.
Tiger (Running Into The) Woods
I'm really sorry, but I think I'm going to run. That's going to be your natural human instinct and I think I'm going to follow it.
There's no way I'm sticking around to see if the tiger is generous or not. I might as well just risk it for the biscuit and take a jolt.
A Control Freak's Nightmare
Is there anything more terrifying than going onto an airplane in the first place? If you're a control freak like me, you know it's an absolute nightmare.
You literally don't control your fate. Free falling in an airplane would be like a really bad roller coaster no one asked to be on.
I'm A Peace With It
If I'm in this situation, I'm already screwed. I guess this is the equivalent of going into the fetal position if a bear is attacking you, but I'm not interested.
If I'm twirling around in a death roll by a crocodile, I'm going to be dreaming about my first meal in heaven. Pizza, please.
Why do they have to confuse us like this? I mean, I don't mean to overreact here, but I think it's pretty important to know if something can catch fire.
The word "inflammable" seems like it's not able to catch fire, which is counter-productive to any caution sign that has it written on it.