Facts that will make you afraid of everyday things
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We hope that you will perceive this "heartbreaking" list of dangers that allegedly lie in wait for us at every corner with a sufficient degree of irony. And in general, of course, it's dangerous to live, people die from it!
Those who do not take risks do not drink champagne, but sometimes the danger may be much closer than you think. It can lurk everywhere: from deadly golf clubs to carcinogenic shampoos. In this issue, we have collected 25 facts that can change your understanding of everyday things and the consequences of careless handling of them.
Watching TV for more than 2 hours a day can reduce your life span by 1.4 years. If you watch TV for 6 hours a day, you risk dying 5 years ahead of time.
There are 400 times more bacteria on the average office desk than in the toilet.
Golf clubs can be deadly: once an angry golfer in a hurry threw a club on a bench, it broke and bounced off, pierced his heart. A similar case occurred with three other golfers.
If there is a threat, swans can be extremely aggressive. There are cases when they capsized boats, attacked people on water skis and strangled dogs to death.
One pound of peanut butter can contain up to 150 insect particles and 5 hairs of various rodents.
Every year, a lit candle causes fires in 15,000 homes.
If you sneeze too hard, you may break a rib. At the same time, trying to suppress a sneeze, you risk damaging blood vessels in the brain or neck.
Lightning is the most common cause of penile injuries. Every year, 1,700 men are injured by such fasteners.
If you wear a ring, then know that the number of microbes living under it is approximately equal to the population of Europe (about 740 million).
Beds can be dangerous. Every year in the States alone, up to 600 people die from falling out of bed.
Red foods, such as fruit punch or strawberry yogurt, are often tinted with carmine, which is made from crushed cochineal worm (a type of insect).
Annually in About a hundred people die in Russia as a result of falling icicles.
About 340 people die from accidents in bathrooms every year. In fact, the chances that the average American will drown in the bathroom are 25 times greater than the chances that he will be killed by terrorists.
After lightning hits a building, it can travel through power grid systems, telephone lines, plumbing, television and radio antennas and cables.
Every year, 6,000 people die due to correspondence while driving a car in the United States.
Some butterflies prefer to drink blood.
Candiru, a tiny parasitic fish that lives in South America, according to local residents, is able to swim inside a person through the urethra. After reaching the bladder, it pierces its walls with its fins and feeds on blood, which causes severe pain.
In 1998, more fast food workers died in the workplace than police officers. Usually 4-5 fast food workers die in a month, mainly due to frequent robberies of such establishments.
The average mattress in 10 years of operation gains weight twice, mainly as a result of the accumulation of dust mites and their feces in it.
Americans choke on toothpicks more often than anything else. Toothpicks cause injuries to almost 9,000 people every year.
On average, 15% of the air you inhale while at an ordinary metro station is made up of human skin particles.
The US National Safety Council reports that, on average, about 12,000 people die as a result of falling from stairs per year. Half of these deaths happen at home.
If you decide to use an elevator instead of stairs, the chance of dying will decrease, but remember that elevators cause the death of about 27 people every year.
Many shampoos, soaps, hair dyes and other cosmetic products contain cancer-causing carcinogens.
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine conducted research that showed that almost 16% of all mobile phones contain traces of excrement.
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