Does your significant other want you to be more of a risk-taker? What if we told you that you are already a little dare devil? Some of the activities that you do each day land thousands of people in the hospital or worse. After reading these, you’ll conclude that merely existing can land you in the hospital. You can use this information to free your soul from the fear-mongering media and seize the day, or add to your built up paranoia – totally up to you!
1. Going to The Restroom
Every trip to the bathroom could be your last. About 235,000 people visit the ER each year with bathroom-related injuries. A third of the injuries happen while bathing or showering. More than 14% of those incidents happen on the toilet.
2. Popping Zits or Plucking Nose Hairs
Beware the Danger Triangle. Blood vessels in this region drain to the brain, so popping an infected pimple can cause nerve damage or even death! For the same reason, plucking nose hairs can be a bad idea. Your nose hair follicles have germs at their base, so when they are pulled out, the germs can get in – and some of these infections can be lethal.
3. Sitting Too Long
Sitting 12 hours a day increases your chances of getting Type 2 Diabetes by 90% and makes you more susceptible to heart disease and cancer.
4. Being a Chef
One four-year study found that cooking causes 46% of home fires. With 480 deaths and 5,540 injuries each year, cooking is not only sexy but very dangerous.
Unintentional falls killed 33,381 people in the U.S. in 2015 alone. Seriously – each step you take could be your last. So next time you hear “just a walk in the park” phrase – be cautious.
6. Using Motor Vehicles
In 2015, motor vehicle accidents killed 36,161 people in just the United States. Wyoming is the deadliest state to drive in – it has approximately 25.7 traffic deaths for every 100,000 residents.
7. Watching Your Favorite TV Show
43,000 people are injured each year by TVs that tip over. There were 81 unprovoked shark attacks in 2016 – you’re more likely to get attacked by your tv watching Jaws than in the ocean by a shark. It’s time to invest in a slimmer TV.
8. Hitting The Gym
More than 400,000 people are injured while exercising or using exercise equipment each year. From 1990 to 2007, 114 people in the U.S. died using free weights. If you have seen the way some people use the equipment at your gym lately, it’s not hard to see why.
While a sneeze alone can’t kill you, there have been reports of sneezes triggering brain hemorrhages that resulted in deaths. Gesundheit! This German saying after someone sneezes means “health” and now you have a good enough reason to say it.
10. Eating Food
Each year in the U.S., more than 1000 people choke to death on food. In comparison, less than 3 are killed by foreign-born terrorists.