While it isn’t really possible to be ready for everything life throws at you, it helps to be at least a little bit prepared. Lucky for you, TikTok user Josh Otusanya is here to help with a number of useful tips that could one day end up saving your life.
Josh regularly shares all sorts of entertaining and educational content, and has amassed a following of nearly 6 million followers on the platform, as well as over 100 million views on his videos. Check some of the most useful life-saving facts shared by this user in the gallery below, and if you’re looking for more similar content, read our earlier articles
If you call 911 for an emergency, say your location first. So if the phone cuts off, they know where to find you. “What is your emergency?” I’m at 222, Fake Address Drive, and I’m being held ca-.
If a guy takes a pregnancy test and it comes back positive, go see a doctor immediately. There’s a chance that he could have testicular cancer.
If you’re ever choking in a public area, don’t try to avoid causing a scene by going to the bathroom. Most deaths are people found in the bathroom because there were too polite to seek help. Thank me later.
There’s an emergency and you or someone else needs help. Don’t just yell, “help”. Instead be specific like “you with the bad outfit, call an ambulance”. You’ll avoid the “bystander effect” where if people aren’t called out specifically they’ll freeze and not know what to do.
If you’re riding as a passenger in a car, never rest your feet on the dashboard. If an accident happens and the airbags deploy, your kneecaps will fly into your skull.
If you’re swimming and find yourself so deep or disoriented that you don’t know which way is up, blow some bubbles, then follow the bubbles. They always go up.
If you’re getting chased by a swarm of bees, don’t jump in a lake or a body of water. They’ll just wait for you above the water. Instead, keep running. They’ll stop chasing you when they feel like they’ve won.
If you ever get kidnapped, leave behind as many traces as possible, clothes, jewelry, anything that helps search dogs, pick up your scent and ultimately find you.
If you see a sign that says beware of pickpockets or thieves, don’t instinctively patch your pocket, or check your belongings, thieves, and robbers, use these signs to know who to attack from afar.
If you’re relaxing at your house and you smell something that reminds you of fish or pee, call an electrician immediately, house could be on the verge of having an electrical fire.
If you’re in a lightning storm and your hair starts floating, it means you’re about to get hit by lightning. So find shelter immediately.
If it’s hot outside, avoid leaving plastic water bottles inside your car. If the sun hits the bottle at the right angle, it could eventually start a fire.
Next time you enter a building, look for an exit that people don’t use often in an emergency. When everyone’s going out the main exit you take the one less traveled. that extra time can make all the difference.
If you wake up in the middle of the night, and smell gas in your house, don’t turn on the lights! Just go outside and call for an emergency. Because if your house has a gas leak, a spark from a light switch could blow up the house.
If you’re at your house at night and feel like somebody broke in, turn your lights off. So they can’t see you. And you know your way around your place in the dark better than they do, use it to your advantage.