Pay attention. When we discuss survival... that is rule number one in my book. Paying attention, being alert and aware of your surroundings can make the simplest and most significant difference between life and death. There are millions of small details that we as humans really need to be made aware of. Saving one's own life and the life of others is far more probable than we think. That's why I love shows like 48 Hours, Dateline and 20/20, they often showcase survivor stories that can impart unknown details showing how we all can be victors in similar situations.Redditor u/KunJosh wanted everyone to share about some facts that could help people when life leads us to danger by asking.... [Serious] what are some facts that might save your life one day?
"Bubbles Up". If ever underwater via accident, your bubbles will go to the source of air.
If you are on an airplane that lands on water you need to wait until you are outside of the plane to inflate your life jacket. If the door sinks below the water line and you have to swim down you will not be able to do it with an inflated vest. This was a part of the reason so many people died on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961.
If you get stabbed, don't pull out the knife.
2) it's currently blocking the majority of blood flow from what ever it's punctured.
Call fire services and ambulances. I've seen someone impaled who had the railings cut off them and transport to hospital on their side, railings still in so they could be removed safely.
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If someone tries to abduct you, fight back. DO NOT let them take you to the secondary crime scene.
F. A. S. T.
The acronym FAST to help you detect a stroke.
F - Facial drooping. Usually on one side.
A - Arm weakness. Have the person attempt to lift their arms, and squeeze your hands. There can be a difference in hand strength.
S - Speech difficulties. Self explanatory. Speech can sound garbled, or they may not be able to get any words out at all.
T - Time. Get medical attention quickly. The faster they get medical attention, the better chance of recovery.
Activated charcoal can bind to toxins but it can also bind to medicine. It can both mildly help with overdoses or hinder much needed medication.
I recall an article about a girl who got pregnant after eating activated charcoal ice cream, because it messed with her contraceptive pill.
Through the Glass....
A tool to break your car's windows can save you from drowning if you end up in the water. Keep one in your glove box.
To add to this, if you're stuck in a car and need to break the window, put the metal buckle of the seat belt around the heel of your shoe and kick the corner of a window with it.
A spark plug will actually do that - it will shatter the glass.
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If your vomit looks like coffee grounds, you have internal bleeding and need to go to the hospital ASAP.
Where are you?
All the technology that 911 has; the address lookup and phone pings and cell tower triangulation; does not make it easy for them to find you. It makes it possible in ideal circumstances.
Know where you are and how to articulate it.
Teach them your address, at least the number and road. Teach them your real names, not just Mom and Dad. Teach them one phone number they should know by heart.
And tips for older people, try to keep bearings of your surroundings. Whenever I drive someplace I look up GPS instructions but also remind myself of landmarks and major roads I pass.
On road trips to unfamiliar places I make mental notes of the highway mile markers I pass, so if my car breaks down I can say "I'm on I-66 westbound around mile 71" instead of just being lost. It boggles my mind how people can get lost on the same roads they take for years.
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If you're standing out in the open and all of the hair on your head begins to stand up, leave. That area is about to be struck by lightning.
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That is until they stumble and land on their face.
It turns out what they were resistant to accepting in the first place was accurate all along.
If only they listened.
Curious to hear of other people's growing pains, Redditor TinyUnderstanding948 asked:
"What lesson did you have to learn the hard way?"
You can protect yourself with these reminders.
Leave A Paper Trail
"Any monetary or business agreement needs to be in writing!"
Observing The Fine Print
"Read the contract."
Generally speaking, business relationships and friendships are mutually exclusive.
"Not everyone you work with is your friend."
What Venting Led To
Consumers who were previously taken advantage of have the following advice to pass along.
Splurge On Good Quality
"Buy it nice or buy it twice."
"This is 100% accurate but needs a disclaimer: expensive does not always equate to nice."
The relationships we have with people are complex, but you may want to keep these in mind.
Extending A Lifeline
"You can't have a relationship with someone's potential."
Achieve Mutual Adoration
"Loving someone doesn't mean they will keep loving you."
And when it comes to your health, listen up.
"Drink plenty of water."
"Ended up at the ICU with an IV drip for severe dehydration."
"DRINK YOUR WATER!"
While advice from the people we care about comes from a good place, they are not always appreciated.
At least for me, I've found that picking myself up and dusting myself off was most effective.
That has to come naturally.
"What’s the most out of line thing a doctor has every said to you?"
Not Going Mental
The wrong treatment after a misdiagnosis can be a doctor's serious mistake.
"I was petrified. Went home in tears and absolutely petrified."
"Then my dad took me to his doctor, who took a biopsy."
"It was just a random skin growth and she cut it off then and there."
"Too Young" For Cancer
The "Sad" Pill
It's even more unsettling when someone you entrust your life to crosses a line.
Assessment Or Pick-Up Line?
"Mental health doctor told my daughter, 'You're too pretty to be depressed.'"
A NSFW Observation
Mom To The Rescue
The Gynocologist's Love Advice
The Gyno Who Jumped To Conclusions
Going to the doctor's office for any reason can cause a lot of anxiety.
Hopefully, you're in good hands with a physician who is professional, as well as compassionate.
Growing up, I had zero idea that the food I ate daily was "cultural."
She had to explain it because we were about to eat at a white friend's house for the first time.
"What do you mean there's no rice with the beans? Did they run out? Should we bring some?"
"No, they just don't eat rice and beans."
"So what do they eat with their chicharron de pollo?"
Y'all should have seen my face.
Reddit user remyleboi00 asked:
"Non-Americans, what is the best 'American' food?"
Even as someone born in America, it took a while before I got familiar with American food.
So if it's just not your comfort zone - let Reddit guide you to the can't miss dishes.
"Cajun food. Definitely the most unique American food"
"As an American I 100% agree with you. Cajun food is heaven sent"
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"Curly fries 👌"
"It’s especially good with some pulled pork and caramelized onions mixed in. And some insulin."
"Solid choice. We Americans LOVE cheese."
"No need to apologize. One of our favorites too."
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"We also get spoiled with your traditional cuisine."
"I usually get a food coma on Thanksgiving"
"Same with the ham or prime rib dinner at Christmas. And all the pies. God I love pumpkin pie."
"I smoke meatloaf, can't go back to oven baked ever again."
"This tread has me wanting to smoke a brisket sooner rather than later."
"Now, pork and chicken, whatever else... Go nuts... Just leave beef alone."
"I had smoked mac and cheese once, it was heavenly."
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The Holy Pudding
"I can’t find someone who’s listed it so"
"That shit is LIFE CHANGING"
"Gotta have the Nilla wafers or it isn't right."
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"A nice warm cornbread muffin with some butter and a little drizzle of honey is amazing."
"Cornbread with a nice bowl of chili is such a nice comfort food."
"And the spicier the chili the nicer the sweet, buttery cornbread is with it."
"Farmer’s market jam is the way."
"It's easily top 3 greatest sandwich ever."
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"Took them to my favorite little spot, they loved the waitress filling up their cups unprompted."
Now that youve heard Reddit, it's my turn.
I was 22 before I had meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
FAM. Fam. Faaaaaaaaaaam.
Keep your greasy pizza, amateurs. It's potato time over here.
"How does someone politely end a conversation with a person who won't stop talking?"
Extricate Yourself Immediately
"When they draw a breath, politely say:"
""On that note, I must be on my way.""
Then, simply leave."
Couldn't Get Him To Shut Up
"But some people just need to talk for whatever reason. I need my freaking silence."
Put It In Writing
Put Them (Back) To Work
Taking Care Of Each Other
Talk To The Door
Take Your Turn
Create A Deadline
"My entire dad's side of the family are the type that never stop talking."
No Need To Feel Bad