You never know what dangers lurk around the corner. Some of them can even threaten your life. We all hope such things won’t happen to us, but it’s better to be prepared even for the most unforeseen events. Is hitting a crocodile a good idea? How can snow be dangerous? In this video, Bright Side will tell you about ten rules of survival that may save your life one day.
Make a Fire from a Phone Battery 0:44
Escape a Rip Current 1:09
Run Away from a Crocodile 2:00
Escape from a Bull 2:49
Treat a Jellyfish Sting 3:28
Remember the Survival Rules of 3 4:29
Don’t Eat Snow When You’re Thirsty 5:16
How to Put Out a Grease Fire 5:41
Glue a Wound 6:21
Don’t Remove an Object from a Deep Cut 6:48
– If you are lost far away from civilization, you can use your gadget to start a fire to keep warm or to send a signal to a rescue team. Many smartphones and tablets have lithium batteries.
– There is a very dangerous phenomenon in the sea or ocean called «rip current» or simply «rip». It’s a strong, usually narrow current of water, moving directly away from the shore. It can be recognized by a different color — it’s often muddier and cloudier and may be covered by a «river» of foam.
– Crocodiles run much faster than humans both in water and on land when moving in a straight line. But because of their short legs and elongated body, they are pretty clumsy on corners. Crocodiles don’t pursue a prey they are constantly losing sight of. So, if you find yourself chased by a crocodile, run in zigzags to escape.
– If you are standing in the middle of a field and a bull is running towards you, don’t panic and don’t run — bulls are way faster. Instead, take something off, for example, a hat, wait until the bull comes close and at the last moment throw the hat in a different direction.
– A jellyfish sting can cause neurogenic shock, an allergic reaction, and a strong intoxication of the body. Drink plenty of water, and visit a doctor. Water will help you recover faster, and the doctor will prescribe the necessary medicine.
– The main point of these rules is to concentrate on the most immediate problem first and prioritize better. For example, there is no need to go searching for food if you are shivering from cold. You have to solve the hypothermia problem first; otherwise, you won’t have to worry about food.
– Some people think it’s a good idea to eat snow to quench thirst. Yet it’s better not to do this in a critical situation because snow will cool your body.
– In a matter of seconds, a frying pan left unattended on the stove can catch fire. This happens if the oil gets too hot.
What you should do is turn the heat off and cover the pan with a lid to cut the oxygen supply. The fire will consume all the oxygen quickly and die out itself.
– If you are doing repairs at home and accidentally cut your finger, you can use superglue when you’re out of bandages. Superglue helps immensely with the pain from paper cuts and it’s also beneficial for keeping dirt out of your cut until you find some alcohol to disinfect it properly.
– Many people believe that when you get cut it’s necessary to remove the shard and clear the wound urgently. Well, it’s not entirely true. If the wound is deep, you should never remove the object.
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The main idea behind The Ocean Cleanup is to let the ocean currents do the work. An installation of U-shaped screens channels floating plastic to a central point. The concentrated plastic can then be extracted and shipped to shore for recycling into durable products. The improvements involve the introduction of a mobile, or drifting system. Rather than fixing the floating screens to the seabed at great depths, The Ocean Cleanup will apply sea anchors to ensure the floating screens move slower than the plastic. Rather than one massive barrier, the improved, modular cleanup system consists of a fleet of screens.
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