If you think you know everything there is to know about a particular profession, you’re in for the shock of your life. It turns out that everything we believed to be true about certain careers was likely inspired by television, movies, or word of mouth. But these facts aren’t generally common knowledge, so if you’re not working in these fields, you might be shocked to learn about these little-known facts. So here are some interesting tidbits about various professions that everyone seems to be clueless about.This makes total sense. Children learn how to deal with stress and life’s obstacles by imitating the adults in their lives. Anxious parents create anxious children. But some of your parenting practices might be making things worse, such as caring too much, overplaying their strengths, hiding your problems, and compensating for their weaknesses.
“Every plane you fly on has a multitude of maintenance issues, just not severe enough to affect the safety of the flight,” a pilot explained on Reddit. Almost every aircraft unit out there have a few technical issues. Luckily for frequent flyers everywhere, if any of these problems are actually serious, the plane will simply stay put and it won’t fly anywhere. Pheew!
Most people believe they’re pretty slick when it comes to detecting lies. But science proves we’re actually pretty bad at it. Researchers conducted a test to see if people could figure out if a person is lying to them. A psychologist on Reddit explained that most folks, “consistently score no better than chance (50/50) when tested. The score goes up slightly when it’s someone they know that they’re talking to, but not by much.”
Here’s a little tidbit about coffee shops that’ll make you spit your morning coffee. Coffee shops actually spend less money on coffee grounds, (who would’ve thought?) than they do on milk and paper cups. Wow!
Not only would it literally fry your hair, but doing only one round of bleaching would not lift the color enough to achieve the shade of platinum blonde you’re looking for. One round of bleach will only leave you with a coppery dark brown shade. To get that intense platinum blonde shade, you need to do several rounds of bleaching, depending on your base. Plus, if you want to keep your hair as healthy as possible, you’re better off doing 10 rounds in the span of a few months.
Someone working at a mortuary would have to shut them to make a deceased person look a bit more lively and presentable for a wake. “I suture the jaw shut with a thread. The eyes are generally closed with specially designed perforated contact lenses, but in a pinch, I can close somebody’s eyes with a bit of cotton wool and some vaseline,” explained user MFNoire on Reddit.
Their practice actually has the opposite effect: in an attempt to choose a password quickly, people tend to use the same old password they’ve been using before and just change a few things, like adding a different character or a number.
While they might look really great on your neck, they’re not really considered an investment. As it turns out, jewelers can purchase diamonds for a fraction of what they usually retail for, whereas gold can always be sold. Gold is the true investment, diamonds are just a luxury expense.
A fresh tattoo is just like an open wound. If you use dirty fingers to touch it, you risk infecting the area. But honestly, you shouldn’t touch the tattoo at all, even if your hands are clean, so that the area can heal faster.
Normally, the immune system is able to track down and get rid of these cancer cells on a daily basis. But some of these cells are so dangerous that if they’re not destroyed right away, they form a deadly cancerous tumor.
A rescue crew worker explained on Reddit that people who are completely submerged can’t ask for help. Unlike every movie from the 90s, a person who’s drowning won’t be able to scream their lungs out asking for help as they would need to take a breath to do so. They won’t be able to wave their hands either, as they’d be focusing on trying to float. The Redditor explained, “Drowning is silent. I pulled out a kid literally less than a foot away from a large group of adults and not one of them noticed that his head was totally submerged and that he was struggling.”
So if you like the smell of it, just refrain from taking a quick sniff. Your printer’s toner is actually plastic that’s being melted onto paper, so it’s loaded with coloring, magnetic materials, and polymer compounds, So trust us when we say you don’t want them anywhere near your nostrils or your lungs.
No matter how harmless they may seem, most herbal supplements come with unwanted side effects when you mix them up with other meds. Even vitamin C could potentially decrease or increase the effects of your medication. “Some dietary supplements may increase the effect of your medication, and other dietary supplements may decrease it,” said Robert Mozersky, a medical officer at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). So always speak up!
You don’t just wake up with Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s. In fact, research suggests these diseases start developing 10 to 15 years before someone starts noticing the first symptoms. A neurologist explained on Reddit that, “some research says that you can start identifying abnormalities 20+ years before the memory loss begins. And this works for all neurodegenerative diseases.”
Nurses and teachers have to remind others that some disabled kids and adults can understand everything you’re saying, so they need to be careful about what they say in front of them, as they can still get embarrassed or upset, just like everyone else.
A Starbucks barista claims they get a lot of people ordering large drinks, thinking they’re going to get some extra caffeine because of the size, when in fact, they’re just going to get their original drink diluted with milk or ice.
Experienced sailors say that some safety measures are overlooked when it comes to lifeboats. They’re not regularly maintained like the rest of the ship. Sometimes they even turn over and fall down while carrying passengers inside.