Leave It to Internet Users to Provide Lifesaving Tips

We all know that the internet is full of both information and misinformation, but just because there’s a lot of “fake news” spread around doesn’t mean that there isn’t actually useful information. One thing the internet is great for is hacks and tips to make our lives just a little bit easier.

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Part of those tips are the lifesaving kind. This is one of those short reads that you can skim through and possibly learn something you didn’t know. And who knows, you might end up saving a life or two because of it.

The Smell of Roasting Almonds

If you happened to smell something unusual, in most cases, it’s a good indication that there’s a dangerous material or chemical present. Smells typically indicate a gas leak, poison, or something else that can cause illness.

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One particular smell you’ll need to watch out for is the smell of roasting almonds when there’s absolutely no reason to smell it. If this scent is present, leave the area immediately. The scent means there is cyanide in the area.

Aspirin and Heart Attacks

Knowing about a quick treatment for a heart attack could mean the difference between life and death. Giving someone an aspirin is the first step in such an event, but it must be taken correctly.

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If a heart attack is suspected, the pill needs to be chewed – not swallowed – to have the right effect. Chewing it makes it hit the bloodstream much faster, giving the Aspirin the ability to break up the blood clot. That amount of time saved by chewing the tablet can potentially save a person’s life.