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.
Child psychologists believe that to treat a kid’s anxiety disorder, they must first treat their parent’s anxiety.
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.
Even though you have more chances of dying from a shark attack than in a plane accident, as it turns out, not every aircraft is as safe as they seem.
“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 has a few technical issues. Luckily for frequent flyers everywhere, if any of these problems are serious, the plane will simply stay put and it won’t fly anywhere. Pheew!
Do you think you’re good at spotting a liar? Well, science doesn’t seem to think so.
Most people believe they’re pretty slick when it comes to detecting lies. But science proves we’re 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.”
An employee at a cafe shed some light on Reddit and said, “coffee shops spend more on milk than coffee.”
Here’s a little tidbit about coffee shops that’ll make you spit your morning coffee. Coffee shops spend less money on coffee grounds, (who would’ve thought?) than they do on milk and paper cups. Wow!
Bleaching hair from black to platinum blonde in one sitting isn’t realistic.
Not only would it 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.
When you pass away, your eyes and mouth don’t stay shut.
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.
Companies like to think they’re ahead of the game by making people change their passwords every 90 days, but that doesn’t make their systems more secure. Not by a long shot.
Their practice 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.
Marilyn Monroe believed that diamonds were a girl’s best friend, but are they?
While they might look great on your neck, they’re not 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.
Using your dirty fingers to touch a fresh tattoo is something every tattoo artist warns against.
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.
The human body is constantly creating and destroying cancer cells and you don’t even know it.
Normally, the immune system can track down and get rid of these cancer cells daily. But some of these cells are so dangerous that if they’re not destroyed right away, they form a deadly cancerous tumor.
We like to think that if we noticed someone drowning, we’d jump right in and try to pull them out. But it’s not as is easy as it sounds.
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 less than a foot away from a large group of adults and not one of them noticed that his head was submerged and that he was struggling.”
The toner in your printer is pretty dangerous for you if you breathe it in.
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.
Even if you think that taking green tea and spirulina supplements is no biggie, you should always tell your doctor when mixing them with other medications.
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 effectiveness 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!
Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases start developing before you start noticing a few symptoms.
You don’t just wake up with Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s. 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.”
Just because a child or even an adult is non-verbal, that doesn’t mean they won’t be able to understand you.
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 large espresso doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be getting more caffeine in your drink.
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.
Most people die in lifeboat drills than they do in naval accidents.
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 while carrying passengers inside.