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.

More info: TikTok | YouTube | Instagram | Snapchat | Beacons.Page/fyp

#1

Facts-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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1 month ago

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

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#2

Facts-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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1 month ago

Holy smoke

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#3

Facts-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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1 month 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.

#4

Facts-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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1 month ago

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

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#5

Facts-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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1 month 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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#6

Facts-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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1 month 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.

#7

Facts-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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1 month ago

For any given value of "simply".

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#8

Facts-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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1 month 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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#9

Facts-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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1 month ago

One can only hope.

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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.

#10

Facts-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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1 month ago

Except parrots

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#11

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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1 month ago

Never leave you drink unintended...ever!

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#12

Facts-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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1 month 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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#13

Facts-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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1 month ago

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

Amanita Virosa
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1 month ago

Frozen dinner

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Susan Green
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1 month ago

That will work, until you die from hypothermia.

Xottel
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1 month ago

Take this advice from a former zookeeper who is, due to completely unrelated reasons, not allowed to work anymore.

Vicky Z
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1 month ago

I have so many questions but i don't think i need the answers

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Gavin Johnson
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1 month ago

Does it wait until I’m totally naked, that’s a bit weird, it’s got no idea how I’m supposed to look, it’s probably never seen a naked human being before. If they truly are interested in my clothes then surely just dropping one item will do? If it smells of me then that’s enough to interest it.

Pista Hufnagel
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1 month ago

The bear dies of laughing as soon as he spots the size of the victim's "instrument". :)

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JennyLaRue
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1 month ago

Are people giving out this advice so they can laugh at naked folks screaming their way through town?

Andy Acceber
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1 month ago (edited)

Nothing like trying to remove a snowsuit, boots and all, while running for your life.

Susan Green
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1 month ago

On another note: did anyone else notice that the bear in this photo looks like it’s waving? How cute.

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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1 month ago

It's waiting for people to take its "advice". It never liked the taste of insulated pants and getting all those downs out of the teeth is such a hassle...

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ThePracticalSarcastic
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1 month ago

im going to assume you dont need to get fully naked and that they will be just as interested in the top layer of your clothes as they would the whole pile...

Repel
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1 month ago

Would be good for the author to be more specific on such points. Maybe polar bears just like your undies?

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labaguette🥖️‍🥖️‍
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1 month ago

Okay. But if I’m in a situation where I’m being chased by a polar bear it’s going to be cold. Cold. Which not only means that I won’t want to take my clothes off, it also means I’ll be wearing layers. I’m talking big boots, several pairs of pants, jumpers and jackets and hoodies and everything. And you think I can taken my clothes off fast enough for that?

Jon S.
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1 month ago

One at a time is good enough, the idea is the bear spends a few seconds sniffing and pawing each item of clothing.

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GirlFriday
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1 month ago

How about don't go anywhere near a polar bear's habitat?

Kathleen van der Gryp
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1 month ago

Do you have to take off ALL your clothes? Haha

Renee Letkiewicz
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1 month ago

Then freeze to death... cool... great advice.

J. M. Montes
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1 month ago

So you'll freeze to death before being eaten?

Jim Ellington
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1 month ago

The Twist: I am already naked as a jailbird.

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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1 month ago

S**t out of luck, in that case.

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K R
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1 month ago

If the circumstances are right, this might be helpful in explaining why you're naked

John C
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1 month ago

if he's gonna inspect my clothes, wouldn't a jacket do? I feel this advice to "get completely naked" has some sort of ulterior motive

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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1 month ago

Maybe they're a wildlife-photographer and need something new for their portfolio?

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Samantha PandaNotBored
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1 month ago

So unwrapping it’s snack is good 👍🏻

Nailycat
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1 month ago

But then again why would you run into a polar bear

Norah
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1 month ago

I'm a glacier scientist - where I do research, it's either polar bears (north) or penguins (south)! But on Greenland and Svalbard, we carry rifles and flares.

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Geoffers
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1 month ago

Not sure how I feel about this. If it doesn't work then the last photographs of your life will be you sprinting up the road with your w***y swinging in the breeze wearing nothing but a terrified expression on your face with a giant bear chasing you like it just caught you in bed with it's wife....

Llama_flower93
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1 month ago

So the rhyme should go "if it's brown lie down, if it's black fight back, if it's white, streaking right?" Lol!

Momma Jess
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1 month ago

Take the wrapper off the candy bar!

Michigan Guy
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1 month ago

do you realize how fast a polar bear can run? how are you going to take all your clothing off and run faster than you can run (since, after all, the bear runs far faster than you do) scared and panicked? hrm...

KellyO
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1 month ago

soooo. maybe one piece of clothing? see how that goes?

SirPatTheCat
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1 month ago

The real advice is to throw away nonessential clothing I'm not sure what this person was thinking lol

John L
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1 month ago

If I am ever in the position to be chased by a polar bear, I obviously have bigger problems!

Raven Sheridan
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1 month ago

But then you'll die of hypothermia instead!

Bella Jones
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1 month ago

OK, so that's freezing to death v. being torn apart by a polar bear. Great choice.

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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1 month ago

I think if those are the only options, I'd go for freezing.

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Mickie Shea
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1 month ago

He/She looks so nice and cuddly. So being naked may feel good when the bear hugs me.

Vicki Perizzolo
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1 month ago

while you freeze to death so he can save you for later...

Hannah Edwards
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1 month ago

Could I leave my pants and bra on at least?

Id row
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1 month ago

I thought they were Zigerion scammers and really hated nudity for a sec, lol.

Sara Diogo
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1 month ago

So North pole is a stripper pole...

Petra Tylová
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1 month ago

How quick you can undress when polar bear is chasing you?

Frances M
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1 month ago

A glove, start with just a glove...

Auntriarch
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1 month ago

You've done this before?

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Joe Blow
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1 month ago

Ok, now we're just making fun.

Queen Mab
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1 month ago

So if the bear doesn't get you the frigid temperature will.

Andrew Gibb
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2 days ago

but the bear in the photo looks friendly. Look it's waving hello....or maybe goodbye

Anna Solan
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3 days ago

It will also save the bear from having to rip off your clothes and maybe getting denim stuck in his teeth. Think of the wildlife!

JEON CENA
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1 week ago

I love how you would take time to get naked WHILE BEING CHASED BY A BEAR

Neill Powell
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4 weeks ago

sorry, but if you are in polar bear territory, you sighed up for it

Karen Crowley Critchley
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1 month ago

🤣🤣

Chris Wade
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1 month ago

Are polar bears like Zigerions in Rick and Morty? Do they hate nudity? lol

Diana Murtaugh
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1 month ago

A few of these are giving me the giggles. I live in Southern Arizona...more of a chance of being chased by a druggy (mostly meth). I;m wondering if the same would work with them?!

Ella Blackwood
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1 month ago

Is this for real? Also, if you encounter a polar bear, may I remind you that you are probably in the arctic and if you take of all your clothes, you will probably freeze to death in a matter of minutes. If not, you will be too frozen to move very fast and will be easy prey anyway.

backatya
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1 month ago

He's waving at you bye.

sharron lynn parsons
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1 month ago

Perhaps take some clothes off, but naked ???

Tracy
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1 month ago

This true, has happened to me several times.

Arctic Fox Lover
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1 month ago

Or just remove or two of your jackets and maybe some gloves/mittens, because you should always layer up when going out to any habitat that could have polar bears O-O

Cybele Spanjaard
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1 month ago

And how does one survive naked on the ice unless you have miracle circulation urged by fear? No worries the polar near will still get you unless you have an alternative idea!

Darla Middlebrook
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1 month ago

Bears love frozen meat!

Chris Watson
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1 month ago

If you say so!!!!

Poppy Pothead
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1 month ago

I have to try and remember all these tips…spit when trapped in an avalanche, watch out for square waves, and strip for polar bears if being chased. Got it. 👍🏽

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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1 month ago

Correct! Don't strip for avalanches or spit for waves and watch for polar bears. Important distinction!

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Ryan Wilson
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1 month ago

Oooh piece of candy! Ooh piece of candy!

Thomas Turnbull
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1 month ago (edited)

what and the freeze to death? if the bear has ADD just throw your coat and gloves down and then run.

Roshan Kassan
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1 month ago

and you'll freeze your little bits off as you run...

Pavlina G
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1 month ago

Lol. Like dropping salt for the fairies…..

MAKtheknife
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1 month ago

Oh I would so not do this. Survive a polar bear attack only to succumb to hypothermia.

Roberto Durante
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1 month ago

and really run, otherwise you will die frozen

Duncan Rogers
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1 month ago

While theoretically this might work it should NEVER come to that point. And nowhere on the Polar Bear interaction guide distributed to campers in Alaska and points north does it mention dropping trow. In fact, the last thing you want to do is run. This is an irresponsible 'fact that could save your life'. Editors should take note.

Granny
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1 month ago

Wonder how often that happens?

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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1 month ago

How many naked people have been eaten by polar bears? None! See - works 100% of the time!

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Jake Mansbridge
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1 month ago

So now you’re naked in the Arctic.

righttoopinion
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1 month ago

And if you're encounter a black bear fight back, a brown bear lie down and fake dead. So black fight back, brown lie down.

Mimi M
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1 month ago

Umm, you could do the same thing but leave your underwear on.

David Gripon
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1 month ago

Or laugh so hard at the shrinkage, that you could beat him to death with an icicle.

Marco Conti
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1 month ago

Hypothermia or a big ass bear?

Bad Mole
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1 month ago

And you'll be safely naked in the Arctic.

Anthony Cerreta
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1 month ago

This cracks me up. Maybe just drop ONE article of clothing and see how that goes?

Shannon Skipper
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1 month ago (edited)

I might be part Polar Bear...and this is why it takes me so long to get to bed

Irene McIver
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1 month ago (edited)

I'm curious as to how someone arrived at the conclusion that this is helpful advice. Who would think to themselves "Oh s**t, bear is chasing me - hey, I wonder if slowing down to take my clothes off might help?" And are they sure that applies to polar bears generally and not just one or a few atypical ones?

Mille Gyldenheim
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1 month ago

You will freeze to death instead ;-)

Alegiro
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1 month ago

How stupid.. It means you are into a very cold locality, and you need at least one minute to totally undress you.. Will the bear stop and waiting for you to undress??? And... No hypothermia???

Scagsy
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1 month ago

Nobody tell the bears about therapy or we're all screwed.

Anthony Lee
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1 month ago

That's how the Coca-cola bear got its sweater~

Farid Red
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1 month ago

then you will be freezing to death.

Paul Z.
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1 month ago

...and you die of hypothermia. Much better way to go...

Mieke
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1 month ago

Well, getting totally naked and freezing, who knows, u might not feel but only hear how the bear crunches on your bones.......

Anthony Picco
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1 month ago

Is freezing to death better than being eaten by a bear?

Jan Olsen
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1 month ago

This has to be the stupidest advice I've ever seen.....

the child
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1 month ago

you won't die of being mauled by a polar bear but the hypothermia will do the job nicely

birdie
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1 month ago

that’s one thing i have in common with polar bears! severe add!

D K
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1 month ago

A shirt yeah maybe but taking off pants while running away from a polar bear?

Brian Michael
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1 month ago

Honestly the saying goes, you can't win against a polar bear. They are fast, aggressive as heck, strong, and persistent. That ADD thing seems odd as any animal will inspect something but a polar bear will just continue. I lived in Nome Alaska for a short period and if someone says they saw a polar bear around town people would stay indoors or wouldn't let you leave the house without a gun and on a buddy system.

John Frohlich
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1 month ago

So you strip naked,& freeze to death,what a stupid comment.

Dash Blue
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1 month ago

I am very shy about being naked. If I am ever being chased by a polar bear that polar bear will probably be in for a pretty good meal.

ADHD
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1 month ago

can we plz stop using ADD/ADHD as a joke.

Suzanne Clark
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1 month ago

Oh look!...this snack is already peeled!

Kenny Kulbiski
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1 month ago

Has anyone ever done this? Or is just Eskimos f*****g with tourists?

Seabeast
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1 month ago

So you freeze to death instead of being eaten?

Hilary Mol
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1 month ago

Congratulations - you've just saved the polar bear from having to digest your clothing when he catches up with you.

lara
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1 month ago

I'm sorry, but I have to save that and send it on. I snorted my iced tea.

Theodore Theodora
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1 month ago

Okay, I know this is a potentially fatal situation, but HOW ADORABLE IS THAT

third molar
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1 month ago

Just scary old stinky socks and underwear with you when venturing put to polar bear territory. On a different note if you throw dog treats will It distract them too??

Thomas Sweda
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1 month ago

And then freeze to death on an iceberg.

Latka Knows Better
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1 month ago

Was this written by the bear?

Auntriarch
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1 month ago

Snort-laugh!

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Max L.
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1 month ago (edited)

And die of hypotermia

Orionpax75
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1 month ago

How about a tshirt must it be my entire fit

oddkiddo
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1 month ago

How does this in anyway have anything to do with ADD??

im.bored.person
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1 month ago

...and then die of hypothermia.

Karin
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1 month ago

🤣

Beatrice Multhaupt
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1 month ago

Go tell an Inuit

Kumar Shantanu Khare
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1 month ago

It's probably better to get eaten instead of dying of hypothermia

Anonymous
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1 month ago

Unfortunately, being spotted running away from a polar bear without clothes on may make it seem like you had a close brush with the bear who might have been close enough to rip your clothes off. This would probably result in a lot more fright for bystanders than needed.

Krazy Onion (KJ)
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1 month ago

"Ooh a tasty snacc. I gotta be full focu-oooh colorful!"

Repel
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1 month ago

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Or you can hug the bear and say "daddy daddy I missed you".

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Facts-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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1 month ago

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

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#15

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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1 month 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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#16

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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1 month 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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#17

Facts-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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1 month ago

Show 'em who's boss

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#18

Facts-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
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1 month 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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Facts-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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1 month 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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#20

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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1 month 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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Facts-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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1 month ago

If you survive the car crash you mean...

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Facts-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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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#25

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
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1 month 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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Facts-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
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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

Brain freeze...brain freeze....

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#30

Facts-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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1 month 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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Facts-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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1 month 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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Facts-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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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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Facts-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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1 month 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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1 month ago

Huh? Parents?

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#36

Facts-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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

How often does this happen?

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