You never know when you’re going to be in a situation where your life could potentially be in danger.
That’s why it’s important to LISTEN when people share these kinds of facts and tips about things that could potentially save your life one day.
So sit back and take all of this in, okay?
Pay attention to these tips from folks on AskReddit. They might come in handy one day.
1. This is important.
“Airplane depressurizes and the masks drop?
Put your damn mask on first, as instructed.
At 35,000 feet you have 30-60 seconds of useful consciousness.
Make it count.”
2. Get out as fast as possible.
“Do not delay getting out of a burning building.
The flames are not what will kill you. The smoke will get very thick and toxic very quickly and you will not be able to see the way to get out.”
3. Stay safe out there.
“If you are driving in inclement weather pay attention to truckers, they are often warned ahead of time of wrecks and things due to their radios.
Also never drive in the rain without headlights!!”
4. Keep an eye out.
“Maybe not your life, but someone else’s. Most drowning is silent. The victim quite literally cannot speak to call for help, as they are too desperately trying to get any air at all.
Drowning can look simply like a person bobbing in the water until they no longer come back up. Keep a watch out. Especially if it’s kids.”
5. Get to the hospital ASAP.
“If your vomit look like coffee grounds, you are bleeding internally and you need to go to the hospital.”
6. What’s that smell?
“If you smell a fish smell in your house (some people also report a smell like urine) for no reason, 9 times out of 10 it means there’s an electrical fire.
I actually was the hero in this situation!
Was visiting my sister a number of years back. Hanging out on her couch. Smelled a smell of urine (with a bit of dead fish mixed in) …I asked her what that was. She answered, “it’s been here for weeks. We think a rat or squirrel got trapped in the walls.”
That didn’t sound right to me. a dead animal would smell different.
And for whatever reason, I googled “smells like urine.”
Electrical fire was the first answer.
So, I sniffed all around the room… and found it was coming from the plug of an old lamp. Unplugged it, odor vanished.
7. Don’t pull it out.
“If you get impaled or stabbed leave the object in and call 911 (or your country’s equal).
That object is keeping all the blood on the inside of your body.”
8. Sounds terrible.
“If you are ever buried in rubble (earthquake, tornado, building collapse etc).
Don’t shout. You’ll lose your voice and waste energy.
Instead, grab a piece of rubble and knock in patterns of threes. Humans are expert pattern makers and pattern noticers.
Rescuers will hear the distinctive pattern sound and go toward it.
Once you can hear people, then use your voice.”
9. Sadly, you hear about this a lot.
“If someone is in trouble and you want to leap in to save them, make sure you have a way to get out yourself.
I recently saw a video of a drowning man. Another man jumped in to try and save him. Instead both drowned.”
10. This is extremely important.
“If you’re visiting an unfamiliar location like a cinema or concert hall, take a few moments to look around for the nearest exit, then pick out a second as a backup in case the first becomes blocked or cut off.
If something happens, especially in a crowded public place, most people’s first instincts are to turn around and head for the main entrance but this is not always the closest, safest or easiest way out. Nine times out of ten there will usually be a closer exit.”
11. Take shelter.
“If a tornado looks like it isn’t moving, it’s heading right towards you.”
12. Absolutely true.
“There are no rules if a stranger puts their hands on you.
Yell, scream bloody murder, kick, bite, make the biggest scene you possibly can and run away as fast as you can.
Make sure your kids understand that this is the exception, the time they MUST draw as much attention as possible and do ANYTHING it takes to get away and get help.”
13. Always get it checked out.
“Treat all head injuries seriously.
Even a bonk on the head can lead to brain swelling and bleeding. Also, signs and symptoms for a head injury may or may not express immediately.
Get them to a hospital ASAP.”
“If you get caught in a current, don’t swim towards the shore and instead swim parallel to the shore.
15. Hopefully, this never happens.
“If you are being shot at, follow Army infantry tactics.
Find any form of cover (car, tree, dirt), and run to it while finding the next cover location
Drop to the ground in your cover location, and don’t raise your head!
Roll left or right so they can’t track your last position, this is very important.
Run to the next cover location while finding your third one. You shouldn’t be running longer than three seconds before the next drop.
I hope you never have to use this.”
16. I didn’t know this…
“If you ever almost drown to the point of throwing up water or passing out, even if you feel 100% fine, get to a hospital.
Your lungs can unwittingly self-fill up with fluid over the next few hours.
Secondary drowning is no joke. More people definitely need to be aware of the dangers!”
17. You have to chew it.
“When having a heart attack, you don’t swallow aspirin, you chew it.”
There is definitely some wisdom in those words…
Okay, now it’s your turn.
In the comments, please share some facts that might just save someone’s life one day.
Please and thank you!