“Snapchat Location On”: 20 Unsafe Things People Don’t Pay Enough Attention To

Published 11 months ago

If there is one thing that seems to be true about life, it’s that if there is something you enjoy a lot, it’s probably pretty bad for you. So it’s no wonder then that there are myriad things that are available to us but are not necessarily good for us and in fact, do more harm than good. 

Redditor, ‘u/Deviant55’, recently got curious about what things from our day-to-day lives Netizens thought fell into this category. The responses were varied and insightful, ranging from stress to the Sun. But scroll below to read the opinions for yourself and share your own thoughts in our comments sections. 

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#1 Sunburns would be treated much differently if they were called by their true name, radiation burns.

Image source: KiethTheBeast89, burmistrovaiuliia

#2 The heat. I feel like people still dismiss it way too easily. I had a massive heat stroke about 5 years ago and it almost took me out; my body will never be the same. It went through so much trauma, that it now works harder to keep me cool making me even more susceptible to heat-related emergencies.

Image source: Conscious-Tip-3896, Andrea Piacquadio

#3 Water on the road. You *might* be able to drive through it, but more often than not you shouldn’t try to.

Image source: llcucf80, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

#4 The springs in your garage door. One of those yeeted itself across my garage, through two paint cans, and punched a hole in the drywall. We installed safety cables after that surprise.

Image source: JacPhlash

#5 Social Media

Image source: Cryptic_1890, Magnus Mueller

#6 Stupidity

Image source: Steam_Pug, mirror

#7 Wild animals. I was in Thailand when a 30-year-old got bitten by a monkey. Her complaint? No one had warned her not to pet the monkeys. Honest to God.

Image source: happyele, Dmitriy Zub

#8 Long hair around pulleys and belts. There’s a YouTube channel where two young ladies are working around a sawmill with long hair, and I can’t count how many times people have begged them in the comments to tuck their hair up. They don’t.

Image source: VSM1951AG, ohsinsider

#9 Religion.

Image source: CarlitosGuey915, bbc

#10 I get a lot of tourists in my area trying to casually summit the local 14,000ft mountain in sandals. Some weeks in the summer are absolutely nuts for search and rescue and the emergency room staff.  It’s frankly disturbing how common this kind of interaction is. But a lot of people don’t have the exposure to nature to really understand that the elements can and will endanger you at the drop of a hat.

Image source: pas-mal-, Paxson Woelber

#11 Blunt kitchen knives. One might think, oh this is just a flat piece of steel but cutting becomes tearing and crushing. The extra force this takes can easily send the knife off in an unintended direction in a swift and uncontrollable manner. Then you find out what a flat piece of steel can do to your fingers.

Image source: hi-bb_tokens-bb, Kai Hendry

#12 The old folks running the US government.

Image source: nickygee123, JessicaRodriguezRivas

#13 40+ hour work weeks. I shouldn’t see my coworkers more than my family and friends.

Image source: Tac0p0wers, Mikhail Nilov

#14 Child birth for both mother and child

Image source: karlmeile, Jonathan Borba

#15 Animals

Like they’re cool and all but like they’re still animals, it’s not a reason to try and get up close to them, there’s a reason that safari tours stop 200 feet away from the animal, there’s a reason that zoos have glass and metal bars separating you and the animal. just because an animal is USED to be people doesn’t mean you should get up close to it.

same thing with pets, pets have the restraint to not ACTUALLY try and hurt you if you bug them because they love you and know you are not trying to hurt them but they are still capable of enforcing boundaries, meaning don’t act like your pet won’t bite or scratch you or a kid when the kid is messing with his face or actively causing pain or fear without intent.

too many animals were killed or labeled as dangerous because humans assumed they didn’t have boundaries.

Image source: ThanosWifeAkima-4848, Git Stephen Gitau

#16 Everyday household cleaning chemicals. Especially if you mix them to make a ‘better, stronger’ cleaner.

Image source: nocap9494, Siyavula Education

#17 Vaping

Image source: Spiritual_Pilot_221, Ruslan Alekso

#18 Texting and driving

Image source: OTFfanaticRunRepRow, Norma Mortenson

#19 Stress

Image source: ljmudit, Anna Shvets

#20 Revealing personal information about yourself on the internet

Image source: felix66789, cottonbro studio

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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