30 Useful Facts That Might One Day Save Your Life

Published 3 years ago

Everyone loves to learn an interesting new fact every now and again. But just in case you thought they’re only useful when you want to impress your friends on trivia night, think again. Turns out that some of them could actually save your life – and Jack Neel, the creator of the fyp TikTok channel will prove it to you.

Jack regularly shares short and informative videos on his TikTok, and has so far acquired a following of over 6.2 million people on the platform. And while his content is mostly related to spooky facts and horror stories, he recently launched a Facts That Could Save Your Life series that proved to be just as popular as his other ones, gathering millions of views. Check out a collection of life-saving facts shared by Jack in the gallery below!

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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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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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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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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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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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If a tornado looks like it’s not


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If someone ever tries to grab you, scratch them. Their DNA will now be in your nails.


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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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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


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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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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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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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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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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Lying flat on your back is the best way to survive a falling elevator


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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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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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


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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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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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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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


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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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.


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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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.


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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If your hair suddenly stands up on end, duck and cover. You’re about to be struck by lightning.

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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


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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Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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