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16 Little-Known Facts That Will Save You from Danger One Day

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  • Imagine you're in a forest and come across a bear. Or that you're stuck in a building
  • that’s on fire. Would you know what to do to survive? Life is full of surprises, and
  • not all of them are pleasant. But there's always a way out, even in situations that
  • seem hopeless.
  • 1. How to escape from a car You push on the door with all your strength
  • but it just won't open? Don't panic! If there’s an emergency and you can’t get out, try
  • to break the glass, but do it the right way. Don’t hit it in the center, but on the edges.
  • If you can remove the headrest from the seat, use it to break the glass. The headrests are
  • different depending on the car model, so make sure you know how to remove the ones in your
  • car.
  • 2. Unpredictable fire Can a harmless thing we use basically every
  • day be the reason for a fire? This fact might surprise you, but if direct sunlight hits
  • a plastic bottle, it can actually start a fire. This can happen because the water bottle
  • acts like a lens that focuses the light coming through the window into one hot spot. That’s
  • why you should never leave water bottles under direct sunlight or in your car.
  • 3. If caught in a fire, keep low to the ground Many experts have noted that the greatest
  • threat doesn’t come from the fire itself, but from carbon monoxide fumes, aka smoke.
  • That’s why it’s crucial to stay as close to the floor as possible during a fire to
  • avoid breathing in poisonous smoke. You should stay in this position until you can make your
  • way out of the building or someone comes to rescue you.
  • 4. Address someone directly to get help If you’re in a place with a lot of people
  • around and suddenly need help because you feel sick or are hurt, you should avoid the
  • bystander effect. It’s also known as diffusion of responsibility, which means that people
  • tend to hesitate to help if there are others present. So it’s not effective to just yell
  • for help. Instead, point out one person from the crowd to get assistance. For example:
  • “ YOU, in the red shirt! Please, help me get up!”.
  • 5. Encountering a bear Well, of course, the best advice here is to
  • avoid bears in the wild. Call me Captain Obvious, he-he. But if such an encounter actually happened,
  • you should keep in mind that this animal runs very fast. However, moving quickly around
  • an object like a car or a tree is a bears’ weakest skill. So, if you let it chase you
  • moving in circles, chances are it’ll give up trying to catch you, thinking you’re
  • not worth its energy. Actually, bears rarely attack people. If it starts moving slowly
  • in your direction, walk back slowly. Most likely, a bear will back off once it realizes
  • you’re a human.
  • 6. A smell of fish or urine If it’s not because your pet had an “accident”
  • or you have a fish tank, then you should watch out. This smell can come from electric wires
  • melting, which can lead to a fire or even an explosion. It’s better to cut off the
  • electricity and check all the outlets to make sure the wires haven’t burned through their
  • insulation and started to melt the plastic. That’s why it’s important to call an electrician
  • to examine the problem.
  • 7. Rip current These powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving
  • water are dangerous. If you’re accidentally caught in one, you need to remember that there’s
  • no point in trying to fight it. So don’t try to swim against it straight back to shore,
  • or you’ll just get exhausted. Instead, try to swim parallel to the shore until you exit
  • the current, and only then swim toward the shore.
  • 8. A fire during cooking Ah, you finally have the time to cook your
  • favorite dish. But sometimes the vegetable oil you use for frying can catch fire on a
  • gas stove. If that happens, first, you need to turn off the gas. Keep in mind that using
  • water to extinguish burning fat or oil will only make things worse. Water particles will
  • immediately end up at the bottom of the pan and begin to evaporate, which will make the
  • flames even stronger. You must cut off the fire’s supply of oxygen by putting something
  • over the pan to smother the flames.
  • 9. Don’t eat snow even if you’re thirsty If you ever get stuck in the woods in winter
  • and are desperate for some water, eating snow is the last thing you should do. Being in
  • a freezing environment and at the same time putting something completely frozen into your
  • body can quickly lead to hypothermia. Try to keep your body warm by starting a fire
  • to melt the snow before you drink it. The heated water will warm you up from the inside.
  • 10. Hide in the tub in case of a tornado If a tornado is approaching your area, obviously
  • the best thing you can do is to rush to the nearest shelter or bunker, or get in the basement.
  • But sometimes there’s just not enough time for that. If you’re looking for a place
  • to hide inside your house, choose the bathtub. It’s the safest spot in every home since
  • the tub is well anchored to the ground. Besides, most bathrooms have strong framing and the
  • pipes help to keep their structure together. Don’t forget to grab a big cushion if you
  • can. It’ll protect you from the debris that might fall. And if the wind is too strong,
  • hold on to the faucet.
  • 11. Water on the beach is too far from the shoreline
  • There’s nothing like soaking in the sun at the beach. But even in such a relaxing
  • atmosphere, you should stay alert. If you notice that the water recedes quickly and
  • unexpectedly from the beach, exposing the ocean floor, you should warn everyone around
  • and get away as fast as you can. Because when the waterline is abnormally far from the shore,
  • this is a sign of a tsunami.
  • 12. How to recognize a poisonous snake Of course, it’s best to keep away from snakes
  • altogether. But still, it wouldn’t hurt to know the signs that help to distinguish
  • between venomous and non-venomous members of the species. Non-venomous snakes have bifurcated
  • scales on the abdominal side of the tail while the tails of their venomous counterparts are
  • covered with non-bifurcated scales. Yeah, but who’s going to get close enough to pick
  • up their tails to look underneath. Anyway, snakes that aren’t dangerous also have round
  • pupils, while dangerous ones have cat-like pupils. And venomous species usually have
  • a distinct division between the head and the neck while harmless snakes don’t. Don’t
  • forget though, that only an expert can really confirm whether a snake is dangerous or not.
  • But in most cases, these distinctions are true.
  • 13. Walking on thin ice If you’re trapped on thin ice and there’s
  • no one to help you, start by lying down flat on your stomach and spread out your arms and
  • legs. If you have ice picks, use them as a grip to get back up to safe ground. If you
  • don’t have them, then you’ll have to try to roll away in the same direction you came
  • from. This’ll help to spread out the weight of your body evenly.
  • 14. If your hair stands on end while you’re at an elevation
  • So, you’re standing on a hill, and suddenly your hair starts naturally rising in the air.
  • What’s up with that? Maybe, it’s just a bad hair day? Nope, this is a sign of the
  • presence of electricity in the air, which often precedes a lightning strike. Escape
  • as fast as you can and find some shelter. That’s why, when a thunderstorm is forecasted,
  • it might be dangerous to climb any peaks.
  • 15. Don’t inflate your life jacket before getting out of the plane
  • In the case of an emergency water landing, inflating your life jacket inside a rapidly
  • submerging airplane would be a big mistake. You wouldn’t be able to move without help,
  • since you’d float up to the cabin’s ceiling. The safest thing to do is to take a deep breath
  • and swim out of the airplane, taking your deflated life jacket with you. Only when you’re
  • out of the plane should you finally pull the inflation cord.
  • 16. Upbeat music behind the wheel Wait, who doesn’t listen to music while
  • driving? It doesn't mean you should avoid music altogether, but don't choose upbeat,
  • loud music that makes you want to dance. In 2013, Israeli researchers proved that this
  • kind of music makes your concentration worse. The same study showed that listening to music
  • you don’t like also negatively affects your driving skills. So, make a playlist with songs
  • that you love, but make sure they’re calm.
  • Which of these life-saving facts did you know already? Let me know down in the comments!
  • If you learned something new today, then give this video a like and share it with a friend.
  • But – hey! – don’t go pick up a snake just yet! We have over 2,000 cool videos for
  • you to check out. All you must do is pick the left or right video, click on it, and
  • enjoy! Stay on the Bright Side of life!

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Imagine you're in a forest and come across a bear. Or that you're stuck in a building that’s on fire. Would you know what to do to survive? Life is full of surprises, and not all of them are pleasant. But there's always a way out, even in situations that seem hopeless.

Many injuries could have been avoided if people had known how to behave correctly in critical situations. Sometimes, knowing a simple fact can increase your chances for survival or help save someone’s life. Yep, there are situations where a person’s life really depends on their actions and here's a plan of action that could help you survive.

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How to escape from a car #
Unpredictable fire #
If caught in a fire, keep low to the ground #
Address someone directly to get help #
Encountering a bear #
A smell of fish or urine #
Rip current #
A fire during cooking #
Don’t eat snow even if you’re thirsty #
Hide in the tub in case of a tornado #
Water on the beach is too far from the shoreline #
How to recognize a poisonous snake #
Walking on thin ice #
If your hair stands on end while you’re at an elevation #
Don’t inflate your life jacket before getting out of the plane #
Upbeat music behind the wheel #

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SUMMARY:
- If there’s an emergency and you can’t get out, try to break the glass, but do it the right way. Don’t hit it in the center, but on the edges.
- If direct sunlight hits a plastic bottle, it can actually start a fire. This can happen because the water bottle acts like a lens that focuses the light coming through the window into one hot spot.
- It’s crucial to stay as close to the floor as possible during a fire to avoid breathing in poisonous smoke.
- If you let a bear chase you moving in circles, chances are it’ll give up trying to catch you, thinking you’re not worth its energy.
- A smell of fish or urine can come from electric wires melting, which can lead to a fire or even an explosion
- Sometimes the vegetable oil you use for frying can catch fire on a gas stove. You must cut off the fire’s supply of oxygen by putting something over the pan to smother the flames.
- Being in a freezing environment and at the same time putting something completely frozen into your body can quickly lead to hypothermia.
- If a tornado is approaching your area, obviously the best thing you can do is to rush to the nearest shelter or bunker, or get in the basement. If you’re looking for a place to hide inside your house, choose the bathtub.
- When the waterline is abnormally far from the shore, this is a sign of a tsunami.
- Non-venomous snakes have bifurcated scales on the abdominal side of the tail while the tails of their venomous counterparts are covered with non-bifurcated scales.
- If you’re trapped on thin ice and there’s no one to help you, start by lying down flat on your stomach and spread out your arms and legs.
- You’re standing on a hill, and suddenly your hair starts naturally rising in the air. This is a sign of the presence of electricity in the air, which often precedes a lightning strike.
- Who doesn’t listen to music while driving? It doesn't mean you should avoid music altogether, but don't choose upbeat, loud music that makes you want to dance.

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