There are skills in life that we have learned which most likely weren’t taught at school—something that you could potentially come across at the least expected moment in your life and well, that’s when your universal domestic knowledge would come in and save the day.

So whether it’s jumpstarting a car, saving a choking dog, or knowing how to make the most out of any Google search—you will totally cover it! It’s great to be fully equipped to face any situation that you could possibly find yourself in. People on the internet call it “dadvice”—something that your dad has definitely decided to teach you, but as we know, even the best dads fail to fill in the gap. This popular Reddit community called Every Man Should Know is on a mission to introduce you to anything that your dad could have forgotten to cover.

#1

How To Use Google Effectively

How To Use Google Effectively

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

Use duckduckgo, it won't sell your data ;D

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The community has over 480K followers who are always ready to give you valuable dadvice. And although Every Man Should Know is perhaps aiming at a particular audience, we think that actually, everyone could definitely use some necessary life skills regardless.Bored Panda has selected a handful of tips offering you some spot-on skills to sharpen your life resume with. 

Let us know the most valuable life skills you were happy to have in a complicated or not-so-complicated situation or have learned recently and wondered how the hell you have lived all of this time without them. You can share your stories in the comment section at the end of the list.

#2

Rape Can Happen To Men Too, And There Is Zero Shame In Seeking Help

Rape Can Happen To Men Too, And There Is Zero Shame In Seeking Help

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Stacy S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Important info.

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#3

How To Save A Choking Dog

How To Save A Choking Dog

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

SAVE OUR BABIES

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#4

Know That Screwdriver Handles Are Shaped So That A Wrench Can Slide Over Them

Know That Screwdriver Handles Are Shaped So That A Wrench Can Slide Over Them

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THOR
Community Member
1 month ago

niiice!

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#5

How To Jumpstart A Car

How To Jumpstart A Car

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

Yup, really important! Will be useful down the road

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#6

How To Gird Up Your Loins

How To Gird Up Your Loins

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Daria Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Finally! So many loins girded up incorrectly nowadays.

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#7

Know The Front Desk Call To Verify Your Credit Card Details Scam

Know The Front Desk Call To Verify Your Credit Card Details Scam

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Johnny
Community Member
1 month ago

I doubt they are booking rooms for this scam (which would be easily traced, even if they used a stolen card to check in, they'll be on video), they are either hacking into hotel phone systems (which are notoriously insecure) or using a hall or lobby phone.

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#8

How To Sew On A Button

How To Sew On A Button

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

They had me until 8. I have no idea what is happening in 8 and beyond.

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#9

How To Break Down A Door

How To Break Down A Door

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
1 month ago

Is this for robbers???!!

Connie Hirsch
Community Member
1 month ago

Note that a fireman is portrayed in the picture which might lead one to think about how the information will be used.

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howdylee
Community Member
1 month ago

And make sure you know which way the door is swinging... in this picture it looks like the door is swinging out, making his efforts useless.

Tiari
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Not sure this would work on (newer) European apartment doors. They often are reinforced with steel. As is the door frame.

Johnny
Community Member
1 month ago

The jump kick looks a lot cooler to anyone watching. As long as you don't fall on your butt.

Mark Buxbaum
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Had to rescue my mom, who locked herself in her bedroom. I did exactly this, one strong kick next to the door k**b, blew open the door. Only works if the door opens up away from you.

Saint Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm still going to do the jump kick anyway. Way more badass :-)

Green Panda
Community Member
2 weeks ago

People should not know how to do this, unless they are going to do something sus (the among us reference is unintended.)

Kevin Watson
Community Member
1 month ago

But... try the doorknob first....

Phil Seiden
Community Member
1 month ago

Dude! The door swings OUT!

YesItsMe
Community Member
1 month ago

This is useless in Finland, coz all our doors open outside, not inside..

Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago

Guess this doesn't work for metal doors....

Lucy Skinner
Community Member
1 month ago

Also very useful as a martial artist (knocking down heavy bags/self-defense)

Mark Peterson
Community Member
4 weeks ago

DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pippa Runs
Community Member
4 weeks ago

I so badly want to practice this...

Bob Connely
Community Member
4 weeks ago

A new feature for Amazon Prime recipients

Jessica Cifelli
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Just ask Jensen Ackles...🤣

Gary h
Community Member
1 month ago

This is a fact, jump kicks do not work. Tried, Failed, Pain. Do not try with fire.

Tammy Hawkins
Community Member
1 month ago

Make sure the door does not open outward or you will wear yourself out trying to get in.

Nigel Rodgers
Community Member
1 month ago

Knee slightly bent on impact

Community Member
1 month ago

When I was a kid I jump kicked a door and the lock broke off.

The Dave
Community Member
1 month ago

Donkey kicking works too

Nyneva Kyte
Community Member
1 month ago

DON'T kick into outward opening door

similarly
Community Member
1 month ago

Also don't kick a door that opens outward. ;P

BoredDragon
Community Member
1 month ago

This is how I turn on lights haha

Autumn
Community Member
1 month ago

I love how they had to tell us not to use a jump kick! Kah-rah-tae!!

Aileen
Community Member
1 month ago

FBI, OPEN UP!!!

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

I was taught to simply get a pry bar and pop the mechanism out of the door. too simple, I guess/

nonbinary floof
Community Member
1 month ago

i know how to do this

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

Karnak approves this ;D

David Retsler
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Try knocking first. Failing that, shotgun blast to the door hinges.

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#10

Recommended Amount Of Times To Wear Clothes Between Washes

Recommended Amount Of Times To Wear Clothes Between Washes

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Ani Archeron
Community Member
1 month ago

Bra - infinite

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#11

The Phonetic Alphabet

The Phonetic Alphabet

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago

Bravo!

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#12

How To Walk On Ice

How To Walk On Ice

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IcyRedWaffle
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm sure if i think like a penguin, I'll start belly sliding across the ice

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#13

What Each Car Dashboard Light Means

What Each Car Dashboard Light Means

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kjorn
Community Member
1 month ago

just hope they don't light up in same time

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#14

How To Use The Public Restroom Like A Gentleman

How To Use The Public Restroom Like A Gentleman

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Stacy S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Plz use your foot to flush dirty handle. NOT your hand.

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#15

These Kitchen Cheat Sheets

These Kitchen Cheat Sheets

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

Good idea to print this and tape it somewhere in your kitchen

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#16

What The Symbols On Your Clothing Mean

What The Symbols On Your Clothing Mean

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kjorn
Community Member
1 month ago

i remember learning that in highschool

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#17

The "Heel Lock," A Way To Lace Up Boots To Make Them Feel Comfortable And Secure

The "Heel Lock," A Way To Lace Up Boots To Make Them Feel Comfortable And Secure

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THOR
Community Member
1 month ago

i will use this. i go on long walks with my dags

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#18

How To Tie The Bowline Knot

How To Tie The Bowline Knot

The Bowline Knot Is Said To Be The Most Useful Knot Ever. So here's how to tie it

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Nevits Yibble
Community Member
1 month ago

Bonus... how to correctly pronounce it: "Bowlin"

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#19

How To Buy A Used Car

How To Buy A Used Car

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Stacy S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Look for any water leaks, or water marks. This indicates that the car is a Lemon. Not Good! Water damage is irreversible. It may have been in a flood.

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#20

How To Make The Most Of A Nap

How To Make The Most Of A Nap

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mph seti
Community Member
1 month ago

What about a 180 minute nap?

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#21

How To Set Up A Camp

How To Set Up A Camp

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Hanneke Legerstee
Community Member
1 month ago

The little wooden wall behind the fire is very important as it directs the fire to your shelter and isolates it from warming the rest of the forest!

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#22

Popular Overseas Tourist Scams

Popular Overseas Tourist Scams

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Bizianka
Community Member
1 month ago

Tourist scammers had a rough summer this year

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#23

Poker Hands

Poker Hands

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Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

I still remember winning a $100 bucks in a game of Black Widow :D

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#24

Know The Warning Signs Of Suicide

Know The Warning Signs Of Suicide

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 month ago

I display most of that just having to put up with some anti maskers around here...

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#25

How To Remove A Leech

How To Remove A Leech

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Klay Bird
Community Member
1 month ago

If you have it, salt works great to get them to let go * ! * and they can be used as bait.

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#26

Arnold's Six Rules To Success

Arnold's Six Rules To Success

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago

1, 2 and 4 are very dangerous tools in the wrong hands.

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#27

How To Pack For Hiking

How To Pack For Hiking

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A.M. Pierre
Community Member
1 month ago

Just looking at the picture and not reading the labels, I thought the fuel bottle was the water bottle. ...I probably wouldn't make a very good camper.

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#28

How To Move With Friends

How To Move With Friends

If you’re asking friends to help you move, have everything packed and stacked and ready to be loaded before they show up. Pay them with food and drinks. You should be completely ready to go even if you hire company movers, because you pay more the longer it takes to get you moved.

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Cinnamon
Community Member
1 month ago

Pivot

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#29

How To Get Your Truck Unstuck From The Mud

How To Get Your Truck Unstuck From The Mud

Watch it here

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Karin
Community Member
1 month ago

Very cool! I didnt know this!

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#30

Types Of Firewood

Types Of Firewood

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

With EPA stoves moisture content should be 16-20%, Oak splits will take 2-4 years to season. I heat primarily with wood, I also try to keep 3 years ahead CSS so I always have a supply of seasoned wood. I burn different species depending on outdoor temperature so I don't waste high BTU wood when I just need to take the chill off. Never take someones word for it when buying firewood that they say is 'Seasoned". Moisture meters are cheap, check it yourself.

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#31

How Marginal Tax Rates Work

How Marginal Tax Rates Work

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Robert Thornburrow
Community Member
1 month ago

This is the UK tax system. It is not quite accurate in that it doesn't show National Insurance payments, which is another form of tax, but it has a lower threshold and upper limit, meaning that the middle tax band is more like 33%. The 40% tax band starts after N.I. ends. There is also talk of a 50% band for really high earners. What annoys me is that stamp duty (a tax on house purchases) doesn't work the same way - if you go over the threshold, you pay a percentage on the total - which is really unfair for any properties valued close to the thresholds.

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#32

How To 'Roadie Wrap' Wires

How To 'Roadie Wrap' Wires

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Ellen Ranks
Community Member
1 month ago

"Overworked, Underpaid".... hilarious! Watch it.

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#33

The Different Types Of Eggs And How To Make Them

The Different Types Of Eggs And How To Make Them

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Tye Dye Llama
Community Member
1 month ago

Never had soft-boiled eggs! Are they good?

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#34

How Well Your Steak Is Cooked

How Well Your Steak Is Cooked

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Daria Z
Community Member
1 month ago

Mmmm.... steaks 🤤

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#35

How To Cuff Your Shirtsleeves

How To Cuff Your Shirtsleeves

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Alloydog
Community Member
1 month ago

A gentleman rolls his sleeves up to *just below* the elbow.

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#36

100 No-Equipment Workouts

100 No-Equipment Workouts

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago

The link is on the bottom left of the picture. (click 'meanrat').

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#37

How To Dry Wet Boots With Hot Rocks

How To Dry Wet Boots With Hot Rocks

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Loralie Chase
Community Member
1 month ago

what makes the river rocks explode?

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#38

What Suits And Shoes Go Together

What Suits And Shoes Go Together

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Museo
Community Member
1 month ago

Arnold's rule #2: Break some rules! ^^

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#39

Classic Cocktails And How To Make Them

Classic Cocktails And How To Make Them

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Stephen Lyford
Community Member
1 month ago

A gin gimlet should be on this list.

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#40

The Recommended Inches Of Ice On A Lake Before Walking Over

The Recommended Inches Of Ice On A Lake Before Walking Over

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 month ago

Really? A duck? Who cares if the ice breaks under a duck. Use a fat squirrel or something ffs.

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#41

The Different Cuts Of Beef And Best Way To Cook Them

The Different Cuts Of Beef And Best Way To Cook Them

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lara
Community Member
1 month ago

I am from Texas. Some years ago, about twenty, I was in California and I was going to cook supper. I decided to buy a couple of porterhouse steaks. So, I went to the butcher's. I asked the man behind the counter for a couple of porterhouses, about three pounds, total. He looked at me and aid "you're from Texas, right?" And I said "yes" and he said "thought so, we don't sell those in California, I have some nice round steak, no fat, but we tenderize it." I said "what steaks do you have?" And he said "honey, this is California, they eat Prime Rib, hamburger [less that 2% fat], round steak and some roasts. Mostly chicken and fish." I left.

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#42

How To Properly Shine A Pair Of Shoes Or Boots

How To Properly Shine A Pair Of Shoes Or Boots

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earringnut
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1 month ago

Works well with women's shoes as well.

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#43

How To Safely Cut Down A Tree

How To Safely Cut Down A Tree

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't trust myself with an axe

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#44

What Type Of Screwdriver To Use

What Type Of Screwdriver To Use

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

Don't forget "Crap, it's a rivet."

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#45

The Best Way To Hold A Burger

The Best Way To Hold A Burger

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Kay blue
Community Member
1 month ago

Turning it upside down helps, especially at McDonald's where the Big Macs have aige of their own.

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