The Reddit question
1. "Vaccines do not cause autism."
2. "Your google search does not trump my years of school and 40 years of medical practice."
3. "Low calorie food don't mean healthy food. Vegan doesn't mean healthy. Fats aren't unhealthy"
4. "That forgetting your headphones doesn't mean we want to hear you scrolling through tiktok on the bus"
5. "The little stick on the left side of the steering column of every car is your turn signal. If you push it up, it will tell people around you that you are turning right and push it down to indicate a left turn."
6. "That I don't control the f*****g prices of where I work at."
7. "Playing music at full volume out of your phone does not sound good or make you look cool."
8. "That homelessness isn't just caused by bad life choices. It's very often caused by things outside the person's control. It's also a lot harder to come back from homelessness than many people think."
9. "The words virus, fungus and bacteria aren’t interchangeable"
10. "How long it takes a semi truck to stop"
11. "How to say please and thank you"
12. "The "essential" in essential oils does not mean essential for human health."
13. "Just because you can that doesn’t mean you should."
14. "Everything is “chemical.”"
15. "Yelling louder doesn’t make you more correct."
16. "Ride a bike WITH traffic. Walk or run AGAINST traffic."
17. "To not stop in the middle of the sidewalk and have a conversation, causing everyone to move around you"
28. "You can't catch a cold from walking outside with wet hair."
Ps. My mom still believes this to this day.
19. "The left lane is not a hangout lane. Either pass or get the hell out of the left lane."
20. "The proper use of lose and loose."
That your local pharmacy doesn't have any control over the actual production of your meds.
Why is cough medicine out of stock? I don't know. Maybe a factory in Ukraine blew up and they are our main supplier. Maybe Jeff pressed the wrong button and contaminated all the medications in the production line. I DON'T KNOW.
And yes, I am well aware that a pandemic is currently occurring. Thanks for the reminder.
I hate people.
22. "Shopping carts don't belong in parking stalls"
23. Idk if this is considered basic knowledge but it's really good to know:
If your car gets stuck in snow, take out the floor mats and stick them under your tires as best you can, in the direction you are wanting to go (so the tires can drive on them). This helps give you some traction. You can reuse this technique as far as needed, just parking, getting out, and moving the floor mats back to right in front/behind your tires.
It irks me when I watch TV shows where the characters get stuck and can't get out of the snow, when they clearly have floor mats in their car. It has come to my attention over the past couple years that a lot of people don't know this, so now I try and bring it up every time it remotely comes up in a convo.
Also, keep emergency supplies in your vehicle. Jumper cables, a flashlight and batteries (keep them stored separately because corrosion), food/water, gloves, winter boots if applicable where you are, etc. Also, look up the underwater car episode of Mythbusters, just good to know :)
EDIT: as u/ruetheblue says below, if the snow is covering the tailpipe TURN THE CAR OFF. (Carbon monoxide)
24. "If someone has just injured their back or head DO NOT MOVE THEM"
25. "Where their water shutoff is in their house."
26. "ZIPPERING, the method of keeping a sustained stream of traffic from both sides be it merging or whatever."
27. "That alcohol is a depressant, not a stimulant."
28. "When your turn signal starts blinking at 2x speed it's a warning that one of your turn signal bulbs is out."
29. "Ladies, don't flush your tampons. It doesn't matter if you are on city sewer or a septic system, it is _terrible_ and causes all kinds of issues."
30. Yield sign
31. "Drinking alcohol makes a person FEEL warmer but you're much more susceptible to freezing to death."
32. "Don’t put water on a grease fire. This is when your pan/pot catches fire while cooking."
Cover it with the pot or pan lid and turn off the heat
Edit: people in the replies have also added that baking soda and salt can work to smother the fire. Additionally a grease fire safe extinguisher is a good thing to have in your kitchen.
33. "Each time you make a credit card purchase, you are taking out a short term, high interest loan which will accrue interest if you don’t pay it off by the end of the month."
34. "Measure twice, cut once"
35. No added
37. "How not to fall for a very obvious scam on the internet"
38. Income tax rates
40. "Just basics of using a computer. Especially nowadays when most things are done digitally."
It’s just mind boggling when co-workers wifi does not work, or a program froze and they just don’t know what to do. Then when I reset the router or restart the computer they proceed to call me a Wizard. Like dude, what the heck?
Knowledge is a term that refers to a real belief that may be distinguished from an opinion or educated guess by the use of evidence. Here, we see people who just might know what they ought to do, but they fail to do.
How many of these basic facts are you aware of? Drop your comments below and share this post to enlighten others.