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There are some things you really, really don't want to forget - like your partner's birthday, anniversary, when your oil change is due - forgetting is going to be a bad time. But are there times when forgetting something can be more than just an inconvenience and a bummer. Can it be dangerous?


That's what one Reddit user wanted to talk about when they asked:

What is dangerous to forget?

Honestly, at first we couldn't think of anything - but the comments really got us thinking ... and now we're kind of terrified we're going to forget a password and lose millions of dollars we don't actually have.

Propaganda Works

That you're not immune to propaganda.

- KSBrian007

And not all propaganda is false.

- Decilion

The most effective form of propaganda is simply selective information. Tell people things that are true, but only the parts you want them to see. Show them real videos and cut them off at just the right moment to remove context. No one is immune to this.

And to add on to this, bias is an inherent part of the human experience. If anyone claims to be unbiased, that just means that they're so biased as to only accept their own worldview. The best way to transmit information while minimizing the effects of a bias are to admit the bias and present the raw data or facts that created that bias in you- because the more people that do this, the less power the above form of propaganda has, because everyone will present their extra slice of information.

I'm already noticing this happening to a lot of videos from the past couple of days. The initial video making the rounds will show the aggressor and the response, and suddenly when it shows up on the news, the aggressor leadup is absent. From what I've seen, this is mostly tilted in the cop's favor, with a lot cutting out the fact that police often used tear gas and rubber bullets before protesters did anything, but again, I will fully admit this could be my own bias in the scenario- I've only personally seen a small portion of what's happened.

- kosmoceratops1132

Still Wild

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That the beautiful wild animal is still a wild animal.

- MalkinPi

And to add to that, an animal seeming tame or friendly is NOT a good thing and you should NOT encourage it by interacting and you should DEFINITELY not feed them. Best case scenario, you're teaching it humans are good to approach, worst case scenario, you make a wrong move or the mood changes and you get mauled.

- _Clove_

Used to work in Yellowstone and can confirm. A lot of people think the elk are petting animals. They will fck your world up especially if there's a calf around

- KCMO_Ghost

Go Pedal

Which pedal is the go pedal and which is the stop.

- un0m

I did this and ruined my parents car and garage.

- _Rey_

I panicked one time and somehow accidentally hit the go pedal instead of the stop - and hit a person. Luckily, he didn't get hurt.

- millytieu

Dryer Fire

Cleaning out your dryer vents regularly. If they become completely blocked, it can lead to a house fire.

- DeathSpiral321

I saw this happen once. I came downstairs to the smell of smoke, and my buddy was furiously trying to put out the fire. Luckily it wasn't that big.

- discerningpervert

Don't Mix It Up

That you shouldn't just mix whatever cleaning supplies you have available, some of it can form a deadly gas and kill you asap.

- trinketstone

Also, don't put bleach cleaner in your toilet bowl without flushing. There's some ammonia in your waste, and even though it probably won't kill you, it probably won't feel good.

- enderflight

Master Password

The master password to your digital vault. People have lost hundreds of millions of dollars from forgotten passwords.

- elyisgreat

My husband did this sh!t. Then miraculously one day months later he was like "ah-ha! I remember" Well thank f*cking god. I also found he had a safe in the back of drawer with a ton of cash. And a wallet in his old school back pack with $825. He doesn't remember ever putting cash in either. I take care of the finances now. 🤦🏼♀️

- ThisIsHowItStartss

So Much Flam

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When the warning label on something reads INFLAMMABLE it means that it's highly flammable (it will burn easily) - not otherwise.

- Back2Bach

"Flammable, inflammable, and NON inflammable.........Why are there three? Don't you think two words oughta be able handle that idea all right? I mean, either the thing flams or it doesn't flam."

- Sorsha4564

Dafuq! English is not my primary language, but I tend to think I can both speak and understand it quite well (I use it on daily basis for work) and I would have fallen for this one. Not that I would try to set something on fire… this is so counterintuitive!

- ElThePenguin

Flammable and inflammable are synonyms. This is a primary example of the stupidity of the English language.

- swifchif

Do you have something to confess to George? Text "Secrets" or ":zipper_mouth_face:" to +1 (310) 299-9390 to talk to him about it.

Lifehacks, if applied properly, can really change the course of a single household chore.

Chores can really be such a pain to take care of, and nobody wants to do it. But with a little life hack under your belt, you might be able to turn chore time into something a little fun.

u/rat-avec-london asked:

What is a lifehack that seems fake, but is a true lifesaver?

Here were some of those answers.


My Finger, The Glass

If your ring gets stuck on your finger windex will slide it right off. Worked at a jewelry store for five plus years.

coykoi314

You can also use any oil (cooking, automotive... anything).

You can also reduce the size of your hand (and finger) by holding it up in the air. Chilling your hand in cold water THEN holding it up in the air for a couple minutes whilst rubbing oil &/or dishwashing fluids in there... trifecta of ring removal.

Should work on anyone that just stole Sauron's prize - though biting it off also works, i suppose.

SageSilinous

Multiple Uses

Use shaving cream as anti-fog. I used it on the inside of my motorcycle visor. Smear it on, let it dry, then rinse off and dry. It also works for bathroom mirrors. You can use it on a small spot so you can still see when you get out of the shower.

Caspers_Shadow

Shaving cream also removes the smell of urine. If you ever have to take care of someone who is old and/or sick and who wets the bed, a little shaving cream on a rag wiped over their buttocks after they are thoroughly cleaned up helps them really smell clean again.

It's a bit of a sad tip, I know, but you never know when you might end up caring for someone who needs help with things like this. Nobody wants to smell. A dab of shaving cream to restore a bit of dignity? Priceless.

Gen-Jinjur

Pretty Important For Stage Actors

Every male should know this. If you want to get rid of an awkward boner flex any muscle in your body maybe an arm. For a minute. The blood will rush to that muscle and away from your penis. Crisis averted.

GingerOverseer

These life hacks really don't seem real at all, but if you can swear by them, they can save your life.

Obligatory Poop Hack

I saw a comment on one of these kinda threads that recommended gently rocking back and forth while pooping. I've never had any problems in the bathroom, but I happened to be sitting on the toilet when I read the comment so I decided to give it a test drive. I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and effortless the whole experience was and I haven't gone back to my old stationary technique since. As a bonus, #1 and #2 now require the same amount of time in the bathroom!

ASS_LORD_666

It's The Alcohol

If you have funky armpits and need to fix them fast, use hand sanitiser. I figured this out years ago when I remembered that the smell comes from bacteria reactions - which antibacterial hand gel kills stone dead. Instant results and the medical smell lasts only a minute. Don't do this routinely though as it's delicate skin.

ihadanideaonce

But Hopefully It's Just A Playing Puppy

True lifesaver: if you are ever attacked by a dog, push your forearm INTO the bite. This pries the jaws apart and prevents them from clamping down. If a dog is attacking you, the best thing you can do is offer your forearm, push as far back as possible, and then grab the dog by the scruff of its neck with your other hand to hold it. The dog is now functionally muzzled and you have control of its head. The sooner and harder you push into the bite, the less damage the bite will do.

IAlbatross

Get It Off Anything

That rubbing alcohol removes chewing gum.

I'd go through a 20 layer deep marketing funnel to get to that tip because it really does work.

Also wow! Thank you for all of the awards nice Redditors. I completely forgot I left this comment and came back and my notifications had blown up.

omgIamafraidofreddit

And previously impossible situations will give way at long last.

Sayonara Capsaicin

Rubbing vegetable oil (or any cooking oil) on your hands after you cut up jalapeños or other hot peppers. It gets rid of the awfulness that would normally be left on your hands from the peppers. I rub my hands with oil and then wash it off with dish soap. I can totally remove my contacts after doing this. It's crazy how well this works.

PaulRuddsButthole

Crying Crying

Put your onion in the freezer for 10 minutes before chopping it. It freezes the juices just enough to slow down the process of it turning in to a gas, giving you a few minutes to chop the onion without tears. I learnt this tip from a kid's science show years ago and I haven't had to deal with onion tears since. So many people don't believe me, and then are genuinely surprised when it works.

Lost_in_the_Library

Just A Quick Little Base

The cheapest, most effective, and safest insecticide against roaches (especially those huge "water bug" roaches that we have in the South) is a spray bottle of mostly water with just a little liquid dish soap in it.

Shake the bottle & get the water a little foamy, then spray the roaches. They will run, scrabble, and attempt escape, of course, but they will die. The soap film suffocates them faster than any chemicals will.

A friend told me about this, & I thought she was nuts, but I tried it & it works amazingly well. Plus it's very easy to clean up and safe around food (not that you want to spray soapy water ON your food).

SnooPickles3213

Incorporating any of these lifehacks into your home may make a big difference. You'll never want to turn back.

Or you will, whatever. But they're worth a try!

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