Life isn’t as dark and dangerous as the news and social media would like you to think—there’s plenty of light, humor, and good times to be had. However, when disaster does strike (no matter how low the odds might be), it’s ruthless and you’d best be prepared. Storyteller and video creator Jack Neel, the founder of the ‘fyp’ channel, has a whole bunch of cool and interesting facts that could also save your life.

Knowing what to do if you fall off the edge of a subway platform and onto the tracks is just the tip of the iceberg. And speaking of icebergs, Jack’s shared what we ought to do if we’re ever chased by a polar bear. Scroll down to check out some of the best facts that you might have not known shared by the content creator with his 6.2 million TikTok followers, upvote the ones that you found the most useful or intriguing, and if you’ve got any similar tips and tricks to share, you can always write us a comment below.

Jack, who is a big fan of Bored Panda, was kind enough to tell me all about how he got into educational entertainment, how he started making life-saving facts videos, his shot to fame, as well as how he deals with the stress and pressure of being a full-time video creator (trust me, it's advice that's useful no matter what career path you're on!).

"I’ve done a lot of educational series on my TikTok page over the past year or so, and within the past few months I’ve narrowed down my niche to horror/true-crime-related topics. 'Facts That Could Save Your Life' fit well onto my page because of dark/mysterious undertones. It’s one of my followers’ favorite series, and they’ve noted how they always save/download my videos in case they need the advice for the future," Jack shared with Bored Panda.

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If a service dog ever approaches you without its owner, follow them and do it quickly because potentially you can save someone else's life.

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Raven Sheridan
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4 months ago

What's that Lassie? Timmy fell down a well!?

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If your house smells like fish for absolutely no reason, 9 times out of 10 it means that there is an electrical fire

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Hugo A-niro
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4 months ago

Holy smoke

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If you are in a foreign country and need to call for help, but don't know the emergency number, call 1 1 2. It's the international emergency number and will automatically connect you to the nearest help line.

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Repel
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4 months ago

I just tried and it works. Police said they are fine. Or fining me. On of these.

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I was curious which fact Jack would want absolutely everyone in the world to know. "One fact I found extremely useful that is not so commonly known is, 'If someone tried to kidnap you, make sure to scratch your attacker, their DNA will now be in your nails,'" he told me.

Just over two years ago, Jack got into creating videos on TikTok. And a year ago, he got into 'edutainment' content. "I was very hesitant to upload my first storytelling video, but a close friend convinced me to keep it up, and it was an overnight sensation. I went from 230k followers to 540k overnight and started getting tons of messages from new fans, brand partnership opportunities, and various management companies reaching out to me," he shared with Bored Panda his shot to fame.

Keeping his end goals in mind helps Jack stay passionate about video-making. "Since a young age, I’ve wanted to become a full-time YouTuber. It’s stressful at times, but I know if I continue creating on TikTok, my dream will become a reality," he said that he's focused and this helps drive him forward.

Jack also shared with me his secrets to keeping stress at bay. "I take multiple daily walks and do Wim Hof meditation pretty much every day," he said, and I for one am going to follow in his and Wim's footsteps.

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If a tornado looks like it's not moving, it's actually moving towards you

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Helena Houzarová
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4 months ago

It might be moving directly away from you, but better not take the 50/50 chances.

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If you ever feel like someone is following your car take four right turns and eventually it will make a circle. If they are still behind you that means they are following you. Don't drive home, just call the police and drive to the police station

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Gavin Johnson
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4 months ago

Unless you have outstanding warrants for your arrest 😂 in which case you can a) pull over and be arrested or b) drive it like you stole it and escape 😀

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If someone ever tries to grab you, scratch them. Their DNA will now be in your nails.

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Isa
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4 months ago

mental note: stop biting my nails...just in case...

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Besides his multi-million audience on TikTok, Jack also has 303k subscribers on YouTube and 95k loyal followers on Instagram. Jack, from Kentucky, focuses on informational and comedic videos, as well as horror stories. He debuted on TikTok with a video focused on his dad operating a DIY flamethrower.

Jack isn’t the only TikToker to spread useful info if we ever find ourselves at odds with Fate. Plenty of other TikTok content creators are hopping on the trend, spreading awareness (knowledge is power after all) and getting some extra attention from the internet in return.

For instance, Bored Panda has recently written about user Knowledgesaurus’ facts that could save your life as well. Check that article out, too, if you’re in the mood for some more niche facts that might one day be useful when you’re fighting for your life.

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If you're ever buried in an avalanche, spit. Your saliva will follow the gravity and you can simply dig the opposite way

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Cactus McCoy
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4 months ago

For any given value of "simply".

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If you ever wake up in the middle of the night to the smell of gas, do NOT turn on the light. A spark from a light switch could blow up the entire house.

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N G
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4 months ago

If you smell gas and electrical devices are *on* do not turn them off - the same logic applies. The current is already flowing and there are no additional sparks to worry about.

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If you accidentally disturb a beehive or wasp nest, do not run for the water. They'll wait for you to resurface and continue stinging you. Just run fast and as far as you can, because eventually, they will stop following you

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Susan Green
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4 months ago

One can only hope.

Jyri Hakola
Community Member
4 months ago

True, been there, done that. Amazing how fast you can be with a proper motivation. Only thing that I can't understand why I carried a heavy shovel on my hand for the 1st 20 meters before understood to throw it away.. :D

Repel
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4 months ago

To use as a weapon against bees?

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Nicola Roberts
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4 months ago

"Wait for you to resurface," now that's just not playing fair.

StrawberryParfait
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4 months ago

Also, if you see a swarm migrating en masse heading toward you, don't try to outrun them. Drop to the ground, and they will fly over you.

Virginie Michaud
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4 months ago

Swarms are not agressive, they're just looking for a shelter. Worker bees fill their gut with hiney before a swarm, which makes it nearly impossible for them to bend to sting. That's why people can dig their hands in a swarm to look for the queen and not get stung

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Ray Heap
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4 months ago

Except killer bees and hornets, they can and will follow you for longer than you can run.

Ellen Ranks
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4 months ago

I have been hunted by hornets. Yes, they actively hunt you and follow you. I escaped by jumping in a car, closing the door and killing the one or two hornets that got inside. Still got stung (before I reached the car) and had a swollen arm for 2 days.

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Chris Longski
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4 months ago

Leave wasps alone ! They are our friends...they kill bugs. Just leave them alone and they'll leave you alone.

Becky Samuel
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4 months ago

Wasps are so neglected research-wise because of the prejudice against them. They are incredibly important to the environment and provide both pollination and pest-control services.

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mcborge1
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4 months ago

And never swat a wasp because if you kill it it will release a pheramone that will alert all the other wasps from it's nest if it's nearby and they will make a beeline (pun intended) straight back to you, they will attack as they will think the nest is under threat.

Calypso poet
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4 months ago

Please tell my mom. If anything but a honey bee or the big bumblebees comes near me I slowly walk away and head indoors until it leaves the area. She will swat at that thing when it's in my face. I have lots of flowers for bees, birds and butterflies, but I have bad reactions to stings. She wonders why she's not invited over much in the summer!

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daveej
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4 months ago

I ran. By the time I got home there was still one wasp hanging from my short pants, and I had around twenty stings on my legs.

Bored Birgit
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4 months ago

Ouch. Wasp stings really hurt. Poor you.

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F. H.
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4 months ago (edited)

I know from experience that angry hornets can be easily outrun by a seven year old and a fat foxterrier. They also won't attack laughing grannies standing by the roadside watching.

TheAnimalLady
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2 months ago

😹🤣😹🤣😹 (from Grammy Tammy)

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Joe Blow
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4 months ago (edited)

what water? This isn't a cartoon!

Bella Jones
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4 months ago

'Eventually' .....

Jim Ellington
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4 months ago

The best plan of action is quickly run into your home and shut the door or dash to your car and drive away.

CatWoman312
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4 months ago

They had to use a picture of evil looking wasps I see

Virginie Michaud
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4 months ago

Those are actually co.pletwly harmless stingless meliponidea bees. They live in the Amazon and are called forest fairies there because of their mesmerizing gaze. Their colonies have 5% queens, not just one like domestic bees.

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Thomas Turnbull
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4 months ago

When I was ten i disturbed a wasps nest and was getting stung I jumped in the river dived under and when I surfaced a few seconds later they where gone. (Real life experience)

Myxomatosis
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4 months ago

This works ONLY FOR WASPS, YELLOW JACKETS and those types of predator insects!! NOT BEES, BUMBLEBEES OR HONEYBEES!

Shelp
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4 months ago

Like in the video games! They're location-bound foes

Fred L.
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4 months ago

Well, you don´t have to resurface at the same spot, do you?

Eagle Girl
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1 day ago

That's disturbing

Christy G.
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1 month ago (edited)

OR, outsmart the wasps & after under water, completely, swim as far as you can. Like the poster stated, they're back there waitig for you to resuface. Option 1 for me...Windex. Actually, the blue, dollar tree kind (not in can). 1 good stream spray. That's all it takes.

Elaine Elder
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1 month ago

This is no longer true. The tiger wasp of Georgia will follow you to hell. Those Bitches get in your hair, down your shirt and hang on and continue stinging til you douse yourself in poison. This wasp kills all other wasps. I saw one of these Bitch nests hanging from a hornets nest... as in ten Bitches killed 100 hornets to take over their territory. One stung the vein in my wrist. Wasp poison tastes like nothing else. If you see a nest of wasps that act like wasps, build nests like wasps but look like yellow jackets. This is a 2 person mission. Wait till after dark and empty 3-4 cans of poison on nest. They all come home to roost after dark. Shine a bright light on the nest and douse it. Then step on them when they fall. It is self preservation. If you get stung enough, eventually you will develop anaphylactic response to all stinging insects. And, do not get me started on the new "Crazy Ants" that cover themselves with formic acid as an antidote to the fire ant's venom.

Steve Fischer
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1 month ago

Wish we could do the same with telemarketers

Josh Lomax
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2 months ago

''Run Forrest Run!''

Mike Rodrick
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4 months ago

My kids do this!

Shirley Heyn
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4 months ago

I ran to the garden hose and sprayed the water all around me like a crazy person. . .it worked.

Marvin HoG
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4 months ago

I'm pretty sure they're not gonna give up after 10 feet some I'm SOL

Ella Blackwood
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4 months ago

Don't ever leave the house. It's dangerous out there.

Sebastian Melmoth
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4 months ago

Ooh, I intensely dislike wasps, feels like getting stuck by a dull hypodermic needle, luckily I’m not allergic to wasp or bee stings, but damn…

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

As a young child, running through tall grass, whatever I stepped on, I had many all over me, inside my clothes, but not afraid today !!!

TexasWoman
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4 months ago

For fun, I always knocked em off the house, ran off, then came back an hour later n picked at the nest when I was a kid. Rarely got stung n it doesn’t hurt.

Dan Buczynski
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4 months ago

Wasps are a$$holes

EJN
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4 months ago

Bees won't follow far from the hive, but those wasps will search you down like black ops.

Kristal
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4 months ago

Sounds like a motivational exercise routine ...

Cybele Spanjaard
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4 months ago

Gosh I can't run now, so I best not upset any critters that have revenge!

okpkpkp
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4 months ago

I cannot run...

S A GOULD
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4 months ago

Run into an air conditioned building. They don't like it, and it slows them down.

Pamela Scott
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4 months ago

Hollywood sure gets this one wrong, have seen many shows that had the person diving into water to get away from them. I doubt I would get a chance to run though my throat would close up really fast so it wouldn't matter.

MAKtheknife
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4 months ago

I just back away very slowly and try and not let my heart rate go up. They can sense fear pheromones and will follow you a long way. I know Ive had this happen. - If you get stung, you release pheromones. Just try and stay really calm. Counterintuitive, I know. Besides, I can't run very far - maybe 20 feet! And good luck outrunning them.

Vicki Perizzolo
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4 months ago

drowning is the other option... they aren't stupid but they angry and stubborn....

Virginie Michaud
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4 months ago

The bees in the picture are harmless meliponidea bees. They don't have stingers. They live in colonies with 5% queens and the nest is made of "geopropolis", which you can see them grabbing to, a mix of mud and plant resin. They are nicknamed "forest fairies" and are thought to be protective spirits of the forest in the Amazon where they are found, because of their mesmerizing gaze which seems to follow you as you move.

Mauve Mouse
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4 months ago

Dang, just look at those things....they have murder in their eyes 👀

Virginie Michaud
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4 months ago

Those are actually completely harmless stingless meliponidea bees. They live in the Amazon and are called forest fairies there because of their mesmerizing gaze. Their colonies have 5% queens, not just one like domestic bees.

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Johan Klingberg
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4 months ago

wasps or bees targets eyes and mouth , just as they would dowith a bear . try to cover your face as you run ...

Bama Belle
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4 months ago

Once heard about a study done on killer bees. They waited for two hours while their target was submerged underwater. TWO hours! I'm not even sure who gave up first, bees or target.

Mundane Adventures
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4 months ago

What if you disturb it on purpose? Is it okay to run for water then?

Farid Red
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4 months ago

Maybe run where other people are. So the bees will sting someone else and the chances of you getting stung down from 100% to 20%.

Vicky Zar
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4 months ago

Wasps are under nature protection in Germany.

Vicky Zar
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4 months ago

So are bees, but thats worldwide nowadays, isn't it?

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Joan Hamilton
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4 months ago

Actually they will over take you

kasa alex
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4 months ago

On a school camp a bees nest got disturbed - resulting in a whole bunch of 11 and 12 year olds running and screaming through the bush!

Butternut DerpFarts
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4 months ago

And the little fuzz heads in the pic look so cute and harmless…

Virginie Michaud
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4 months ago

It is, they are stingless meliponidea bees.

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Mazer
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4 months ago

Hope you can run for a quarter of a mile at full speed.

Maria Vaz
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4 months ago

What if you swim under water? Will they remain in the place you just jumped, or Will they follow your location?

Teufel Wulf
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4 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAHp0nABOw8

KT
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4 months ago

Yep, I'm living proof of this lol

Deb Johnston
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4 months ago

This actually happened to me and my brother. We started hauling *ss down the street. I stopped and my brother kept running. They stopped chasing me and just continued after my brother. They eventually did stop chasing him.

Rukkia
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4 months ago

My son disturbed a wasps nest last year and ran into the house. Three followed him in and chased him around the house, even going under doors. They didn't care about me at all, so I proceeded to follow my son and kill the wasps. Luckily he is not allergic and only ended up with 7 stings.

Kimberley McMillan
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4 months ago

That's what bees and wasps want you to think

Daniel Atkins
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4 months ago

If you have your vehicle and your keys nearby I get in turn on the ac full blast roll the windows down and they will leave. I do this after checking my honeybees and there are a few following me not sure about wasps.

Eric Law
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4 months ago

Particularly good advice if you're in an area with no bodies of water large enough to cover you.

GirlFriday
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4 months ago

But what if I disturb one on purpose? Does the same technique apply?

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The odds of horrific things happening to you are pretty slim. For example, the odds of being injured by a bear are around 1 in 2.1 million, according to the National Park service. Of course, that’s not much comfort for anyone who’s been attacked by a bear.

However, if we constantly spend our time thinking about worst-case scenarios, we’ll stress ourselves out (and that’s going to wreck our health) and we could be ignoring the things that occur far more commonly, e.g. heart disease or getting cancer.

So it’s best to focus on what we can control: eating a healthy and varied diet, exercising and moving lots, getting quality sleep, hydrating, having an active social life, helping others in your community, and having a job that brings you purpose. Oh, and brushing our teeth!

After all, it’s better to be attacked by a bear when you’ve lived a full life and you’re happy and healthy than to cower from one full of regrets and out of shape. Though if you’ve watched Jack’s videos or you've read up on some bear literature, you’ll know what to do either way.

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' The more colorful and vivid the animal is the more likely it's poisonous and you probably shouldn't eat it.

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Guy MacGregor
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4 months ago

Except parrots

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If you're ever at a party and your drink tastes unusually salty, do not continue drinking it. Rohypnol is reported to have a salty taste.

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Isa
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4 months ago

Never leave you drink unintended...ever!

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' Everyone hates red eyes in photos. But if your pupils reflect white in a picture, it could be a sign that something is seriously wrong with your eyes, such as cataract, retina problems, or even eye cancer

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Efia
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4 months ago

my godchild had Retinoblastoma and had his right eye removed with just a few months old. The Doctors first didn't believed that there's something wrong with him, just a little crossed eyed, but after the diagnosis and looking at pictures of that time, you could see the Retina not reflecting red with the flash light on, but a white milky appearance. So when you feel like there's something wrong with your child, I can advice to take a few pictures with the flash on and take a closer look. My godchild lost his eye, but the fast diagnosis saved his other eye and could be treated with radiation. he is living a happy life :-)

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If you are ever being chased by a polar bear get completely naked and drop your clothes on the ground as you run away. Polar bears have really bad ADD and will firmly inspect your clothes before chasing you again

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Isa
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4 months ago

And then you will be a popsicle for the bear...how nice of you!!

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If someone gets stabbed, do not take the knife out. It acts as a plug to the hole and prevents blood loss. Apply pressure to the wound and call the police

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Andy Acceber
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4 months ago

Note: Apply pressure AROUND the wound -- ideally, above and below it. Do not apply pressure to the knife.

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If you ever see square waves in the ocean get out immediately. They are powerful currents that can drag you underneath the water and kill you in an instant.

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Chris Longski
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4 months ago

Rip tides. If you're caught in one, swim parallel to the shore until out of the tidal rip area. Swim directly for shore and you'll never make it.

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If you ever come face to face with a mountain lion, don't turn your back on it, just walk backward. Cats are ambush predators and they'll wait for you to turn around before they attack

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Andy Acceber
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4 months ago

Unless you wandered into her territory (aka there may be cubs around), don't back up at all. Yell. Be loud. Put your arms up to appear larger than you are. If you're at home, grab a pot and a spoon or anything loud and bang them together. Absolutely positively, do not run. (Source: I used to live near mountain lion country, and sometimes they'd wander down the mountain and into yards in the winter.)

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' Wolves will only attack you if they can intimidate you into running away from them. Standing your ground against a wolf pack will be terrifying but eventually, they will leave you alone

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A.J Milne
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4 months ago

Show 'em who's boss

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' The machine that sets the pins at the bowling alley is extremely dangerous. So if you slide into the pins as a joke, there is a very good chance that you will be crushed to death.

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Gavin Johnson
Community Member
4 months ago

I worked as a technician at a bowling alley, I can confirm that the deck that holds / picks up the pins will indeed crush you, it’s extremely heavy, it’s controlled by a computer that doesn’t care if you are in the way and it will drop towards the lane without warning. I’ve no idea why you would think it was a good idea to slide underneath the deck, the sweep and the deck are both clearly very tough bits of kit, you aren’t! We had double safety locking systems on the power supply and physical stops inside them on our pinsetters so that when were working on them there was zero chance of them operating, They will chew you up and spit you out. Your coffin will be wide and flat.

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If you ever for some reason ingest windshield wiper fluid or anti-freeze, drink large amounts of vodka to keep it from shredding your kidneys to give you time to get to the hospital

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Nicola Roberts
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4 months ago

This works for cats too. I saw it on a pet rescue where they thought (or knew) a cat had been poisoned with antifreeze. They lived through the worse hang over ever!

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If a powerline falls next to you, do not walk or run. Put your feet together and do a bunny hop to jump and get away. This keeps electricity from traveling up one leg and out the other, which prevents you from being shocked by several thousand volts.

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Pink Floydian Panda
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4 months ago

Any electrical engineers care to chime in on the voracity of this statement? This would be life saving information to have if true.

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If you ever get carjacked and they tell you to drive, crash the car into the nearby road or intersection. Most likely they won't be wearing their seatbelts. So when you crash the car they will get injured and you can take this chance to get out of the car and run like hell.

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Isa
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4 months ago

If you survive the car crash you mean...

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' Lying flat on your back is the best way to survive a falling elevator

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Remi
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4 months ago

No it isn't, you should lay on top of a fat person.

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#23

If your hair suddenly stands up on end, duck and cover. You're about to be struck by lightning.

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Gavin Johnson
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4 months ago

Or there’s a child with a balloon above you, it’s up to you to judge which is more likely….

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#24

If you ever feel like you are going to throw up, start humming. It's nearly impossible to gag while you are humming.

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TK 421
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4 months ago

Unless it’s projectile vomit, in which case this does not work. It does make the others in the house curious about what’s happening in the bathroom though

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If you ever find yourself being dragged underwater by an alligator shove your fingers into its nose. This breaks the seal alligators need to keep water out of their airways and will make them release you immediately.

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Pink Floydian Panda
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Then punch the shark it was planning to share you with in the nose and casually swim back to shore giving the "what's up?" shrug to any other thug beasts thinking about joining in. I got it now: Alligator = finger in nose. Shark = punch nose.

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If you ever fall off of the edge of the subway platform and onto the tracks don't waste your time trying crawl back up. There is a crawl space built to go underneath in case this happens.

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Nicola Roberts
Community Member
4 months ago

Good to know, but that will go against every instinct in my body.

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#27

Most drunk driving deaths occur on Saturdays between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m. Avoid roads during these times if you can help it.

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Robert T
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4 months ago

Especially after drinking! /s

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#28

Do not drink the milk of brown coconuts. They contain oils that cause dehydration. So, you should drink the milk of green coconuts instead.

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Jim Ellington
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4 months ago

And never, ever, ever put de lime in da coconut.

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#29

No matter how thirsty you are, do not eat large amounts of snow. Too much cold ice in your stomach can cause you to die of hypothermia. Melt the ice and then drink it.

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Isa
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4 months ago

Brain freeze...brain freeze....

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If a deer is running across the road it's better to hit it than swerve and run into a ditch. If there is a moose in the middle of the road swerve and run into a ditch. Hitting a moose is like running into a brick wall

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Helen Haley
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4 months ago

Apparently, there are some people unfamiliar with driving where there are frequent deer. No one wants to hit the deer. It is horrible for deer and your car and possibly your life. Sometimes deer dart into the highway from places on the side of the highway you simply couldn't have seen them before and anticipated. They can jump in front far faster than you can reasonably stop a car. Generally, when this happens, you're also going fast enough (highway speed) that swerving as suddenly as you would have to avoid the deer will land you over the side of the highway or rolling your vehicle. It has long been recommended that after a certain speed, it is just safer to hit the deer. Not only for you, but the people behind you in traffic. No one wants to hit the deer, but sometimes it is the best option in a bad situation, so it is considered best practice since the situation happens fast enough you likely won't have time to analyze the situation.

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' Have you ever been told that if an alligator is chasing you that you should run in a zigzag? Well, contrary to popular belief, alligators actually aren't stupid and they can run up to 35 miles per hour. So just run straight and run like hell.

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Rick
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4 months ago

Alligators can NOT run up to 35 miles per hour at all. They’re not land animals (well, they are, but designed to be much more effective in water). The average, healthy human could outrun an alligator on land whether running in a straight line or zig zagging.

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#32

40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' You can always dial 911 if you have no bars because, in an emergency, your phone will connect to any nearby cell tower as long as it has a battery in it.

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Tim Pillinger
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4 months ago

If there is signal on any network.

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#33

If you're ever in a serious situation where you have triple A batteries but desperately need double As, ball up some tin foil and put it on the negative side of each battery where it connects.

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Pink Floydian Panda
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4 months ago

Just tried and it worked very well. Good to know!

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If you ever get stuffed in the back of a trunk disconnect the brake light wires so when the cop pulls them over you can kick the door so people know you are there

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Tim Pillinger
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4 months ago

Cops have time to pull you over for this?

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#35

Sleep with your door closed. Unlike your parents, a fire will leave your room almost completely untouched, if closed.

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Hugo A-niro
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4 months ago

Huh? Parents?

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40 'Facts You Probably Didn't Know That Could Save Your Life' If you ever need to escape a moving car do not jump out, put one foot down and take a step. This will significantly reduce your speed and will have a much greater chance of surviving the fall.

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Nicola Roberts
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4 months ago

I can't see me being able to do that. Note to self: do not put yourself into a position that you need to jump from a moving vehicle.

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#37

If your water ever smells like cinnamon, do not drink it. People often use it to cover up the scent of poison.

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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

which people?

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#38

Each railroad crossing has a number on it. So, if your car gets over stuck on the train track, call 911, give them this number and they'll notify upcoming trains to stop.

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Chillchillshill
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4 months ago

Do it fast. The average train needs more than a whole kilometre to stop.

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#39

Condoms are useful for a number of reasons. If you need a quick way to store liquids, they can actually hold up to a gallon of water, plus they are waterproof, so you can safely store things like matches, electronics, and pretty much anything that shouldn't get wet.

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Shazz Winchester
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4 months ago

But they're covered in lubricant, so that would be "wet" I'm sure, unless you dry it out first, am I thinking about this too deeply?

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#40

If you're ever scuba diving and a giant octopus tries to grab a hold of you, do not try to prune him off. The key to survival is to get him off of one of his anchor points, like a rock or a pipe, because he can't pull you down without using leverage from his anchor.

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Cactus McCoy
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4 months ago

How often does this happen?

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