Flash floods are incredibly scary and pose a lot of danger for a lot of people. Here’s a way to stay safer. Never, ever, ever use an elevator, unless you’re going up and staying there.
Never go down in an elevator during a flood – you won’t know how high the water is, and if the elevator hits it in the shaft, you’re stuck in that tiny space. Even if you can get the doors open, you might just let the water in. Not a good idea. Stay on the upper floors or head for the hills.
Telling the Time
Devices make it pretty easy to tell the correct time these days, but what if you're stuck without those things and you need to figure out the hour? For a rough estimate, measure the distance between the horizon and the sun.
The width of each finger is approximately fifteen minutes of time before the sun goes down, but this will differ based on location, time of year, and the size of your hands. But, sometimes, an estimate is all you need. If you just have a pinky left before the sun goes down, it's time to get some shelter.
The Difference Between Snakes
Most snakes aren't really that much of a danger to humans. However, there are still plenty that might be a bother if they happen to sink their fangs into your skin. While there are plenty of differences, a few can be seen at a glance – if a snake has a triangular head instead of a rounded or oval head, then there very well might be fangs hidden in the mouth.
In addition, snakes with elliptical pupils are the ones to stay away from. Those with rounded pupils won't be looking to strike quickly, which means they aren't as dangerous.
Ready to Catch Some Dinner
So you're roaming across this beautiful world we call home, and you find a stream, full of fish that look mighty tasty once they're roasted over a fire. You have string and sticks, but what about a hook? We've got you covered.
Grab some of the soda cans or energy drinks that you've been sipping on and take a pair of scissors to the hooks. With the right snips, you can create a quick hook that will work in a pinch to snag a little bit of dinner out of the water.
Do You Know About Tsunamis?
Ever gone to the beach to find it's low tide? It can be sort of disappointing, especially if you had a whole day planned. Thankfully, the tide is incredibly regular, which means high tide will be on its way in just a few short hours. Unless, of course, there's a tsunami headed toward you.
A tsunami is a wave or series of waves much larger than normal, and they can pose serious danger to people and even buildings. If the ocean's tide appears unnaturally low, you might want to seek higher ground. Get to the highest hill in the area.