Do NOT Trust These Life Hacks. Some Of Them Could Kill You
Life hacks have become a big thing since the internet made them easy to share. Unfortunately, not all life hacks are created equal. Some of the most popular ones are downright dangerous. So please, take the time to read this list and make sure you’re not risking your life for a “life hack.”
Freezing Batteries Could Be Deadly
Freezing a battery might extend its shelf life, but it also makes it liable to rust. Rusty batteries leak. Battery fluid is poisonous. This is not something you want on your food.
Don’t Pee On A Jellyfish Sting
Not only is this gross, but it actually causes more pain than necessary. Use the salt water from the sea to neutralize the sting. Don’t use pee, which triggers a chemical reaction that releases more venom into your body (which makes it hurt more).
Fasting For Detoxing/Body Cleansing Is Not A Thing
First, let’s be clear there’s no such thing as a “detox.” Your body makes poisons all the time and it disposes of them naturally. If it didn’t do that, you’d be dead. Second, fasting for a week does not improve your body’s ability to flush out poisons. It deprives you of the nutrients your body needs to do its job.
Cleaning Supplies Don’t Belong In A Shoe Hanger
It sounds like a good idea, but it’s a terrible one. It makes it too easy for children to get their hands on dangerous chemicals.
Toasting Grilled Cheese Is A Fire Hazard
Toasting and grilling are not the same thing. A toaster on its side will distribute heat in a way that the manufacturer did not intend for it. Worse, you’ll be pouring grease all over the heating element when the cheese melts. Bad idea. Unless you want to burn your house down.
Don’t Microwave Pizza With A Glass Of Water
This doesn’t even work. It doesn’t crisp up a pizza. It does, however, add moisture which makes it easier for sleeping bacteria to breed on your reheated pizza. No thanks.
Using A Warm Spoon To Break Down Mosquito Bites
This would only work if the spoon was hot enough to burn you badly. Either way, it’s pretty stupid. If you’re bitten by a mosquito, use an antihistamine cream from a pharmacy.
Tension Rods Make Lousy Baby Gates
Tension rods were never supposed to support the weight of a child. Paying for a baby gate may be the difference between a happy baby and a very badly hurt baby at the bottom of a flight of stairs.
CD Containers Are Not Bagel Boxes
Yes, a bagel is the same shape as a CD. No, CD cases aren’t fit for storing food. Not only might they leak chemicals from the plastic onto your food, they aren’t even air tight.
Don’t Drill Holes In Your Garbage Can To Get Full Bags Out Easily
Yes, it’s gross when you get a bit of garbage on your hand. It’s even grosser when you let garbage fluid leak out of holes in the garbage can on to the floor. And then your tread it all over your house everytime you step in it. Spread those germs, baby!
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