25 Things That Could Be Hazardous To Your Health If You’re Not Careful

Posted by , Updated on July 25, 2016

Life is hard. We all know that, but sometimes we just make it harder on ourselves. If things are already so difficult, why should we go and unnecessarily make them even harder? For example, camping isn’t easy. It’s fun, but not easy. So why on Earth would you go and mess around with that little bear cub? Do you see what you just did? You just made camping a lot harder, probably even hazardous to your health. Now not only do you have to worry about packing all of your things, you have to worry about packing all of your things before you get eaten by a really angry mama bear!

This situation seems a bit ridiculous. Of course nobody would go out of their way to make life hard on themselves! However, we do it all the time. Life is hard, so people take drugs, which makes life harder, so people take more drugs, which makes life even harder, so people…oh, you get the point. The point is that there are certain things that you just shouldn’t mess around with. They’ll either mess you up for good or throw you into a vicious cycle that you’ll have a hard time escaping from. Okay, we probably over-exaggerated a bit, but even so, these are 25 Things That Could Be Hazardous To Your Health If You’re Not Careful!

Featured Image: Toby Charlton-Taylor via Flickr

25

The US Postal Service

The US Postal ServiceImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

More specifically, the US Postal Inspection Service. They’re like the FBI of mail crime (stealing mail, assaulting postal workers, etc), and for various reasons, they have a somewhat “tough on crime” reputation.

24

Krokodil

KrokodilImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

If you’ve never heard of this drug, don’t google it. It’s bad.

Note: We know you googled it. We warned you.

23

Murphy beds

Murphy bedsImage: wikipedia, Source: dailymail

They’re the hinged beds that fold up into the wall, and they’ve killed people. It’s true; people have gotten stuck inside of them and died/suffocated. Some have even been found mummified.

22

Chlorine trifluoride

Chlorine trifluorideImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

Let’s put it this way, during WWII the Germans tried to use this chemical in flamethrowers but found it too nasty to work with. You know it’s bad when not even the Nazis mess with it.

Fun fact – it will light rocks on fire. And everything around the rocks on fire.

21

Guns

GunsImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

Always treat them as if they are loaded. Far too many people die every year playing around with guns and pretending to shoot them.


20

Trains

TrainsImage: wikipedia, Source: 9gag

We’re not sure how exactly it happens, but for some unexplained reason, people manage to get themselves hit (and almost always killed) by trains. Avoiding such a fate is simple: don’t stand/sit/lie on the tracks. If you are standing/sitting/lying on the tracks and you hear what might sound like a train, stop standing/sitting/lying on the tracks immediately.

19

Wasps

WaspsImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

They can sting you repeatedly and even inject pheromones that will attract more wasps.

18

Electricity

ElectricityImage: pixabay, Source: howstuffworks

If you don’t understand it, stay away from it. It’s not fun to have every single muscle in your body contract at the same time.

17

Rip tides

Rip tidesImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

Even the most beautiful coastlines have been known to suck people out to sea.

Hint: If caught in a riptide, swim parallel to shore in order to escape it (generally speaking).

16

Rabies

RabiesImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

If you wait until you exhibit symptoms, you are almost 100% dead. There are very few cases of people surviving rabies without the vaccine.

15

Horses

HorsesSource: 9gag

Never get behind a horse unless you are absolutely sure of what you are doing. That kick is deadly.

 

Enjoying this list? Here is another one you might enjoy: 25 Things People Don’t Realize Are Actually Quite Dangerous.

14

Cuts

CutsImage: wikipedia, Source: webmd

Yes, we’re even talking about those little paper cuts that you get and then ignore. Don’t do that. They can easily get infected, swell up, and cause you to lose an appendage (or even die).

13

Prions

PrionsImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

These malfunctioning proteins are highly contagious and carry a certain death sentence. They are responsible for diseases like fatal familial insomnia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and other diseases that can cause severe and fatal damage to the brain.

12

The pancreas

The pancreasImage: wikipedia, Source: wikipedia

It’s a notoriously difficult organ to repair, and there are even sayings in general surgery that comment on how you “never go near the pancreas.”

11

Chest pain

Chest painImage: wikipedia, Source: webmd

Heart attacks are no joke, and just because you don’t have the classic symptoms (jaw pain, left arm pain, chest pain), it doesn’t mean you can’t be having one. In fact, in women the symptoms can sometimes just be nausea. So, if you do have chest pain, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

10

Bear cubs

Bear cubsImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

Because the mamma cub is always nearby.

9

Police officers

Police officersImage: pixabay, Source: reddit

They carry guns (in most countries) and have to constantly be on edge. You don’t know what call they just came from, so don’t mess with them.

8

Brown recluse

Brown recluseImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

They’re small spiders, but if you get bit, go to the hospital quickly. Their venom will start to eat away at your flesh pretty quickly.

7

Rock climbing gear

Rock climbing gearImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

It’s the only thing keeping you from a very long fall. You’ll want to take care of that gear.

6

Geese

GeeseImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

They look nice, but they are mean and should be left alone.

5

Compressed air

Compressed airImage: pixabay, Source: reddit

A highly pressurized gas in a metal container…what could go wrong?

4

Fireworks

FireworksImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

They are fun, sure. But besides the pretty colors, they’re also explosives. If you don’t know what you’re doing, don’t mess with them unless you want to end up on youtube or liveleak.

3

Wall posters in North Korea

North Korean posterSource: 9gag, Image: Roman Harak via Flickr

If you don’t know what we’re referring to, look up how US student Otto Warmbier got 15 years of hard labor for trying to take a propaganda poster with him on his way out of the country.

2

Mixing medication

Mixing medicationImage: pixabay, Source: thoughtcatalog

If you are going to play doctor with webmd and friends, then at least do yourself a favor and check the interactions/contents of the various drugs you are ingesting before you overdose.

1

Debt

DebtImage: Chris Potter via Flickr, Source: reddit

If you live in America, you know that feel. It may not affect your life at first, but it will catch up with you if you are not careful.

 

Despite all of these warnings, are you still a daredevil at heart? Check out 25 Most Dangerous Hobbies You Might Want To Try.

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