Things That People Wish They’d Started at a Younger Age

Hindsight is 20/20, and once you’ve reached a certain age, it’s common to look back and think about all of the ways you could have improved your life by starting one good habit or another earlier.

These 14 people have some great thoughts, so younger people take heed!

14. All day every day.

Listening to radio/podcast/audiobooks.

13. It’s ok to take a reaction beat.

thinking. sometimes you just have to stop for a while and think. you will be seeing a lot more

12. You don’t want to get stuck.

Quitting my old job to find something better. I’m a person of habit and I stayed there because it was stable and I was afraid of losing that if I tried to find another job.

I dropped an application at another company with my years of experience listed right on the front. My phone blew up the next day.

They wanted to hire me on the spot. Offered me double what I was currently making. I nearly had a heart attack. It’s been almost a year now and I couldn’t be happier.

11. Don’t obsess over it, though.

Taking my diet seriously. Not long before my 25th birthday I had high blood pressure, insulin resistance (from PCOS apparently), popping joints, fatigue, permanent discoloration from obesity chub rub, sleep apnea.

The past 3 months I’ve lost 15 out of the 150 I need to lose, so the road ahead is long. I just want to be hot (and alive) while I’m still in my 20s lmao

10. Do it sooner rather than later.

Saving for retirement. It’s always said and mostly ignored until you get older and realize you’ve made a grave mistake. To compare, if you started saving just $200 a month at 18 to retire at 65, you would end up with approximately $330,000 (at a lo w rate of return).

If you waited just 10 more years to start saving the same amount, and started saving $200 a month at age 28, you would only have $200,000. Your best friend for saving for retirement is time. Even if you are only saving $50 a month at 18, it is still vastly better than saving $200 a month if you’ve waited too long to start.

9. Especially with your kids.

Saying yes more often.

Once I started doing it, I began realizing how much fun/great stuff I had avoided because of prejudices or lack of good will.

8. A worthy pursuit.

Learning a second language, My Dad’s side of the family are from France and came over to the UK during Ww2, My nan wanted to teach me French when I was younger but being a stupid kid I just wanted to play PlayStation and never bothered.

It is the one regret I have in life, now she is no longer here I am teaching myself. I would highly recommend learning a second language for any reason even just as a way to pass time on a train with duolingo

7. It’s not a dirty word.

Mine would be saying no more often, interestingly enough. The thought of staying in on a weekend night repulsed me for the longest.

It didn’t help matters when I met my wife, because she was the exact same way. We’d go to concerts and comedy shows on weeknights, double dates with friends at least once or twice a week, just any excuse to go out, blow money, and socialize.

Over the last year or two, we’ve started to morph into homebodies, and this quarantine stuff has helped even more. It feels nice to stay in and enjoy each other’s company, or even do our own thing in opposite rooms.

6. Both mediums are worthy.

Watching movies. I have always been a reader and watched movies very rarely but due to lockdown i was looking for some movie recommendations and made a list of movies my favorite writers liked.

Watched every movie by fellini and chaplin and now it feels like falling in love. I have literally watched a movie a day last month.

5. Being an introvert is fine, but not every day.

Have friends, spend time with people, social interactions.

4. Just keep at it.

Waking up early in the mornings (5ish),

I really struggle in the mornings so waking up early and going for a walk lets me get through the shit before I start working, Took me a few months to adjust though.

3. Try something new every day.

Eating food with more spice thus trying foods from other cultures.

For years the spiciest food I ate had only salt and pepper and I missed out on soooooooo many other foods from sooooooo many other cultures.

2. You never know when it will be the last time.

Spent more time with my mum while I could.

And my dad I suppose, but feel that regret less.

1. Not just for a rainy day.

Saving money.

Still so angry at teenage me for buying all that crap when I could have been building a nice pot up without even having to sacrifice too much disposable income (which was most of my income at that age!).

I agree 100% with all of these (though some I still need to work on myself)!

What would you add to the list? Tell us in the comments!

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People Weigh in on How Citizens Can Make Daylight Savings Time Permanent

For many people, Daylight Savings Time is a minor inconvenience, but with everything else going on in our lives, we just deal with it twice a year and move on. We adapt, we adjust, because that’s what human beings are good at.

That said, other people are flat-out fed up with being forced to change their clocks twice a year for no discernible reason, and want it to stop.

What can I, a US citizen, do to help get Daylight savings time cancelled? from NoStupidQuestions

If you’re one the latter types and are ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen, here are 13 suggestions for what you could try.

13. Start a petition.

Call/ write a senator or congressman or start a petition.

12. Call your representatives.

The entire west coast has already agreed to switch to permanent daylight time, and just needs Congress to pass a law to allow it before we’re scheduled to “fall back,” which I don’t think actually has any congressional opposition, but just hasn’t been a priority.

It will most likely happen in the next few months.

11. Support Andrew Yang?

Andrew Yang actually has this as a policy of his for if he becomes president.

10. It’s more than an inconvenience.

Are There Really More Accidents Around Daylight Saving Time Changes?

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder studied the daylight saving time period (from March to November) for 10 years and discovered there was a 17 percent increase in traffic incident-related deaths the Monday after the spring time change. Traffic fatalities all that week were also higher than average. Some of the effects can be attributed to lower visibility (the fact that it’s earlier, and therefore darker, than drivers are accustomed to), but most of the accidents, experts say, are because people are struggling to stay awake behind the wheel.

The traffic statistics alone seem like pretty conclusive evidence that daylight saving time is more than a mere inconvenience. And researchers say that the grogginess we feel for the first couple of days after we change the clocks might just be scratching the surface of how our bodies actually process the disruption. People who only sleep four or five hours a night under normal circumstances are at a much higher risk of causing a car crash than people who sleep six or seven hours a night, and people who get eight hours of sleep or more are least likely to cause a crash. But when sleep cycles get disrupted, everyone gets messed up.

9. Put it to the people.

Depending on your state you may be able to bypass your legislature and submit an amendment directly to voters by gathering enough signatures.

Technically once that happens the federal government would still need to give your state a waiver but if enough states do this the movement will have the political capital for this to happen.

Thank you for your interest in this and you are doing the lord’s work.

8. It could cause confusion.

The problem with using “permanent daylight savings time“ is that it will put you into the next time zone on the map. Congress wouldn’t have an issue if people just wanted to do away with daylight savings time altogether, but wanting to stay in daylight savings time causes problems.

The local time within a time zone is defined by its offset (difference) from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the world’s time standard. This offset is expressed as either UTC– or UTC+ and the number of hours. So time zones are an international thing that are drawn on maps and wanting to push entire portions of the country one time zone to the right really screws things up and take much more consideration than if a state just wants to do away with daylight savings time.

7. The struggle is real.

People think I’m an idiot for wanting the whole world to go to a single time and dump time zones (and DST) completely.

They just don’t know the struggle as a software engineer.

6. Those West-coasters are on top of things.

If you live in Washington state you are in luck.

We’re in the process of opting out now.

5. Seems unlikely.

Become a multibillionaire with one or more well-funded lobbying firms and super-PACs under your direct control.

Nobody else has any voice to get anything accomplished in America anymore, big or small.

Well, you could probably get local ordinances or even state law changed at the multimillionaire level, but Daylight Savings Time is a national issue, so…

4. State representatives, too.

CA and WA are not opting out.

They are trying to move to permanent daylight savings (sorta just changing their time zone in a way).

But while states have the authority to opt out they cannot opt to permanently change their time zone without federal approval.

Either way contacting your state representative is probably the best realistic route.

3. Not everyone is the same.

Unpopular opinion but I don’t like DST. I’d prefer standard time. Sure the sun might go down later but where I live in MN at least the sun still goes down before I’m out of class/work anyway. I wouldn’t know the difference if the sun set at 4:30 or 5:30.

We’d get the earlier sunrise meaning it’s easier to wake up all year, and the sun wouldn’t be out so late in the evening so I could actually sleep.

And FWIW I enjoy the dark melancholy. It makes me more productive and kind of grounds me to where I am so to speak. I know that’s totally opinion based but maybe others feel the same way!

2. That’s a real shame.

Move to Arizona, we don’t observe it there. Moved to Oklahoma and now I’m all f%cked up.

Can’t change the time on my coffee pot.

1. It’s cute that people still think non-partisan issues exist.

Write your congressman.

With non partisan issues like this, just one person expressing concern can have a lot of influence on what that congressman does.

I’ve gotta say, I’m way more bothered by it now that I have kids!

Are you going to start campaigning, or go back to your bi-annual grumble? Tell us which and why in the comments!

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People Talk About Things They Were Into Before They Became “Cool”

You’ve heard people brag (or humblebrag) about being into certain things before they hit the mainstream.

Movies, music, artists, etc. People always like to make sure that everyone out there knows that they were into it WAYYYYYY before it got popular.

But some people really were into stuff before everyone else knew about it.

What were you into before it was cool?

Here’s what folks on AskReddit had to say about this.

1. Snapchat.

“Snapchat. I downloaded it when it was in its early stages..and then deleted the app shortly after because none of my friends were on it.

I still have people asking me how I got my username.

@ohsnapyo.”

2. Wow!

“I went to a bar a long time ago (illegally- I was below drinking age) to see this punk band play. I liked it enough that I shelled out for one of their cassettes (pre-CD).

The band was Green Day.”

3. Rock star.

“I got stoned with John Mayer in a college town before he put out a CD. He was playing the blues at a club in front of 100 people and i only caught the last song.

We got high and he gave me a cd and wrote on it…. few weeks later I put the cd in and quickly tossed it out.

So I was early adopter of John Mayer playing the blues, AND throwing out his trash studio albums.”

4. Vinyl.

“I was into vinyl before it made a comeback.

And since nobody in the ’90s or early 2000s wanted their records anymore, I basically got 500+ records for free or nearly free.”

5. Potterhead.

“I was reading Harry Potter from like, day one. I remember how this happened so clearly. My dads birthday landed on the same day day that the book was released in the US, September 1, 1998, and we got him a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble, among a few other things.

The very next day, my dad and I went to Barnes and Noble. He picked two books, one was a New York Mets coffee table book and the other was the newly released Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, which he handed to me.

There were stacks and stacks of them on a display table right at the front of the store. He mentioned that he had read an article about how good the book was a few weeks prior, and that it would be releasing in the US soon. We were in the store for all of five minutes.

I read the first two chapters on the way home, and was immediately hooked. I swear I read that book a dozen times before going to the midnight release of Chamber of Secrets the following year.”

6. Awesome!

“Saw Metallica for my first concert in 1985 on the Ride The Lightning tour in Austin Texas.”

7. Interesting.

“Donald Glover.

He was part of a comedy group called Derrick Comedy that was absolutely hilarious.”

8. Eminem.

“I once did a Google search for Eminem and it came back with zero results.

I was an editor at All music at the time and emailed my higher ups to tell them he needed a listing ASAP.”

9. Old school.

“I was chugging Pabst Blue Ribbon years before it became the go-to hipster brew.”

10. Back in the day.

“Reddit.

This account is rather recent but I discovered the platform in its infancy. It had less stuff back then but the discussions were better.

And then, mainstream caught up.”

11. DMB.

“When I started college in 1993, the first real big party I went to was a sorority party with a band. I was there before they went on, and when I saw they had a saxophone set up on stage, I (having played alto sax in hs) set my beer down on the stage in front of where the sax player would be.

They wound up being really good live, and a few weeks later the Dave Matthews Band first album came out, and I bought it first day.

I’ll never forget taking that cd home at Christmas break and playing it for high school friends who said “WHAT THE F*CK IS THIS SH*T?” The next year they all apologized because they were all into them once they got popular.

I saw them a few times, but after they got super big I really didn’t like any of their new material and quit listening to them. The last time I saw them I remember seeing Daisy Fuentes outside the theater interviewing people after the show and had a feeling they were about to be a big MTV band.

However, from time to time I’ll hear an old tune of theirs and will remember when I thought they were very cool.”

12. Get with it!

“Adult coloring.

I never liked drawing but loved coloring, so as I grew up I would seek out all kinds of coloring books. I loved how calming it was, and I would often color with my grandparents so I created a lot of fond memories there.

I got made fun of a lot for my hobby until it suddenly became cool in the last few years.”

13. Good stuff.

“Tito’s Vodka.

I was living in Austin before it went nationwide and after moving back to the Midwest, it took a couple years for the mass release before it really took off.”

14. Cool Mom!

“My white suburban mom did yoga back in the 1970’s when it was considered “a hippy thing”.”

15. Crazy.

“I was out for the night back when I was 17/18/19. A friend and I went to a good pub in Oxfordshire where we thought we’d have a chance to pick up some girls.

Ended up getting drunk, taking an E and listening to the band who were pretty good. After their set we popped out of the pub for a quick joint.

The band walked over and asked for a toke. Ended up spending the rest of the evening In the back of their van smoking weed and drinking.

Turned out that the band was an unknown indie/rock group called Radiohead. A couple of weeks later Creep went international.

Been a fan ever since.”

Now we want to hear from you.

What were you into to before it became really popular?

Talk to us in the comments!

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People Share What Their Pet Has Trained Them to Do

If you’ve ever tried to train a dog, you’ve probably used all kinds of commands before. And if you’ve tried to train your cat…well, that was a huge mistake because cats don’t listen to anyone, but they do learn a lot of things along the way from being conditioned. Like when to eat, where the litter box is, etc.

But sometimes, our pets condition us to do things as well, whether we realize it or not. Don’t believe me? I think you will very soon…

Here are the ways AskReddit users say they’ve been conditioned to do things by their pets.

1. Husky talk.

“My husky does this sneezing thing when she’s anxious and I imitate her every time she does it. Usually causes follow up sneezes.

I also know right when she’s about to groan when she’s anxious/annoyed and if I make the noise before she does she won’t do it.”

2. From the tap, please.

“My parents cat prefers to drink water directly from the tap before.

Every night before bed he’ll hop onto their sink and meow until someone turns on the tap for him, then when he’s done he’ll meow again until someone turns off the tap and carries him to bed.”

3. It’s okay, I’m in here.

“Leave the bathroom door cracked just a little so she can open it, see that I’m in there, and be on her way, instead of waiting outside whining and whining.

No, I don’t do this for pooping nor when there are people over, as I’m not a neanderthal, but she really needs to know it’s me peeing in there or she will freak out about my location.”

4. All about that cat.

“Last summer my cat had serious health problems, he had to spend some days in the animal hospital. My place was so empty without him and that was the time i realized basically i adjusted every aspect of my life to please/don’t scare/don’t hurt him.

I only open the windows to let fresh air in, if the cat is closed in a different room. I always watch where i step. I hurry home from work, so he won’t vomit on the carpet from stress and loneliness because he thinks i left him alone to starve to death.

I always check the washing machine, the dishwasher, the oven before turning on. And so on, i’m checking literally everything and i do everything carefully.

I really can’t imagine what will i do if he leaves me forever. I’m so used to his sweet fluffy presence : ( “

5. They’re in charge.

“I have three cats so I am as trained as a seal at SeaWorld. Here are just three:

In the evenings, Icy will sleep on the living room furniture. If I get up to get a drink she will stretch and roll over demanding belly rubs. And she wants me to tell her she is a pretty girl. If I don’t pet her and tell her that she will meow at me when I come back.

Luna likes to know where I am at all times. So she will call out to me and expect me to answer. I know the meow that means “Lisasimpsonfan where the hell are you?”. She wont stop until I answer her.

Mr. Saucy Pants is a big baby so he needs lots of reassurance and I have to leave the bathroom door cracked so he knows he can get to me if he is scared. If it don’t this little paw slides under the door and he cries. The only time I shut the door is if other people are here.

The cats run the house.”

6. Snuggle time.

“My dog likes to sleep under the bed covers.

If she wants to get under she will come and nudge me gently and no matter how asleep I am I lift the covers with my legs so she can get in.”

7. You are my pillow.

“My dog Yuri has conditioned me into being his pillow at night. At first I would immediately push him off when he tried but eventually he learned how to rest his head on my chest little by little so I didn’t notice.

Now I basically just let him do it.”

8. Better give it to him.

“In the mornings my GSD will not, at all, go outside to do his business until I give him his joint vitamin.

He’s gone through the doggy door and turned right back inside a few times.”

9. Oh, Kevin.

“My cat Kevin loves to drink water out of the sink, so every morning when I get up I fill up the bathroom sink with an inch or two of water.

He also loves to ‘bat’ things into the sink, so I grab a couple of Q-Tips and set them next to the edge so he has something to skooch in there.”

10. Gone, but not forgotten.

“I’ve shared this before, but I got my dog Snoopy when I was 10 years and ever since he was a puppy he had this weird love for lettuce. He would go absolutely nuts for it, so whenever I had a sandwich or a burger I would give him some of my lettuce.

Over the years it became a ritual that whenever I prepared any food for myself that involved lettuce, I would grab some extra lettuce for him, so I could toss it to him as I ate.

He passed away 5 years ago after nearly 17 years together, but I still find myself grabbing that bit of extra lettuce for him. It’s kind of funny that his little quirk has still stuck with me for all these years and I honestly never want it to go it away, because it’s a little way for me to remember him.”

11. Very nice.

“I talk in a very feminine voice to my dog, she was a abused rescue and was scared of men

So, being a man, I just change my voice when I would talk to her.”

12. The hunt is on.

“My cat Bo runs into another room when I get his treats out (he knows looking is cheating) so that he can come back in & “hunt” for where I placed them around the living room.

He won’t eat them if I place it on the ground at his feet.”

13. Feed me!

“When I’m having dinner, my cat would jump on the table and look at me with squinting eyes until I feed him. I try to resist but his eyes squint so hard it’s as though he’s about to fall asleep.

Too cute not to give him a little bit of my food.”

14. Turtle time!

“I seem to have inherited a turtle, a red eared slider.

It was originally the daughters and she bought it at age 13 with the help of her mum ???? It came with a tiny tank (I know).

Once it arrived home I thought “Well how unfortunate that your new owner is incapable of looking after herself never mind a pet”, she did try but as expected got bored by this new friend.

So I looked for information and found out he may live for 25-30 years, at this point it seemed to become my responsibility .

11 years later, (Daughter has moved out) several tanks later (don’t worry the one now is fine in size), two fluval filters, heaters, bulbs for heating and UVB, custom basking ramps and the general upkeep and well being of our not so small turtle it seems that he now 100% mine. I don’t mind to be honest.

Anyway, when we are out of sight he will continually swim near the water surface and splash like crazy, all four legs breaking the surface and creating a lot of noise. For some time I would hear this noise and run into the room, upon seeing me he would stop, I walk out, splash time again.

I look forward to the next 20 years of doing this 🙂

Sometimes we take him out the tank, he seems fine, not terrified or skittish but quite happy to explore, I never know if this splashing is him asking “Hey come on, get me out of here I need a change of scenery”.”

Now it’s your turn!

In the comments, tell us about the ways YOUR pets have YOU conditioned to do different things.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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People Talk About How They Got the Scars on Their Bodies

I have a pretty big scar on my chest that’s about 4 inches long and looks vicious.

People ask me how I got it and I always say jokingly, “a knife fight”. But the truth is far less impressive, my friends.

Here’s what happened: we were on a family vacation in Florida when I was about 16-years-old and went to the beach, walked into the Gulf of Mexico, and dove in when the water was about waist deep. As I skimmed along the bottom of the water, a big, jagged shell that was sticking out of the sand cut deep into the middle of my chest.

It bled like crazy and probably could have used stitches, but I just put a butterfly bandage on it and the sun and the saltwater made it into a big, puffy scar that I still have today.

Oh, and I have a cool scar on my hand because some kid stabbed me with a hand-made, wooden knife on accident on the bus my Freshman year of high school!

Folks on AskReddit opened up about how they got the scars on their bodies. Let’s take a look!

1. Still think of her.

“I was 10 years old, in Girl Scouts, and I really wanted a jack knife.

Mom got me one, and said, “Be careful. And if you’re not careful and you cut yourself, don’t come crying to me.” So I’m outside whittling on a stick, and the knife slipped and sliced into my finger.

Mom’s gonna kill me. I was scared to go inside the house, ’cause Mom would know what happened, so I rinsed the cut with the garden hose and wrapped my sock around the finger til it stopped bleeding.

Mom’s been gone 35 years and I think of her whenever I notice that scar.”

2. Lucky to be here.

“My appendix ruptured and the doctor claimed I was faking it for drugs. Only when my mom said she would burn down the clinic the doctor sent us to the hospital along with a police escort to arrest her…

I was under the knife and operated on within 15 minutes of arrival barely surviving and they had to make a 8 inch opening to flush out every piece of contaminant 5 times before they could close me up.

My mom was not arrested and the police officer told her how to file for disciplinary actions on the doctor.”

3. Lab accident.

“My middle school science teacher was doing a routine demonstration in which she heated up a jelly baby with a bunsen burner.

For whatever reason it went wrong, the jelly baby exploded, and landed on my knee. Burnt a hole through my skirt and tights and the scar is still there to this day. She was a bloody lovely woman and a fab teacher and was really really apologetic.

She let me eat the rest of the bag of jelly babies to make up for it.”

4. Those things are nasty.

“Brown recluse spider bite.

I was four, and my mom didn’t notice it for DAYS.

Definitely could have died, but luckily got away with just a scar.”

5. Terrible.

“I was 11 and got mugged, the third guy sliced my face.

There was so much blood they freaked out and ran.”

6. Ouch.

“I was riding my bike in the city, and a car door from one of the parallel parked cars opened up in front of me.

Needed surgery on my collarbone.

Now I can tell when it’s about to rain because my metal plate begins to hurt.”

7. Butterfingers.

“On my left hand, I have a one and a half inch scar. You can still see the holes from the stitches that I had.

I was cleaning the excess plastic from a 3D printed project. It just got out of the acid bath, which is used to help get rid of the extra bits of plastic. I was shaving down larger bits that didn’t get burnt off with an x-acto knife.

If you ever had acid on your hands, know it makes them very slippery, so my project slipped and I cut through my left hand.”

8. Scary stuff.

“Used to work in a small pharmacy, my coworker was going to a party and asked if I could close up myself.

Me being me, I agreed, I was locking some stuff away (we used to keep most of the strong stuff in just some lockers, we upgraded after this) and 4 junkies jumped me.

Sliced my throat, and took a bunch of drugs. Wasn’t deep but it could have been lethal.

I was in shock but knew i needed to call for help so I just went and pushed the alarm and called 112 (911 in Europe). Luckily I got the help I needed and the thieves were caught.”

9. Glad you’re okay.

“I was going out for my 17th birthday last year and the car I was in got hit by a truck.

I ended up with a long scar starting from my forehead going back into my head.”

10. The old days.

“Y’all old people remember the swing sets that were made of metal poles and if you swung too high/hard the legs would lift up and the chains holding the swings were never fully attached so you could go flying off at a moments notice?

That, with a spectacular landing right into the end of the pole on the slide that was tipped over that gouged out a hole the size of a dime in my knee.”

11. What a story.

“Drank a box of wine, jumped off a roof, broke my leg, had s*x instead of going to the hospital immediately.”

12. Sounds painful.

“I tripped on a stick & half of it jammed into my shin bone.

The weirdest part? It didn’t bleed.

I speculated that perhaps I’m a cyborg & just didn’t know it but that didn’t pan out.”

13. Whoa!

“I was camping with the family when I was around 5 years old.

I was playing, my mom and dad were busy setting up the campsite. I spot what I think is a kitty cat and go over to pet it.

Turns out it was a Bobcat. It left me with a 6 inch scar across my chest.”

14. Dangerous playground.

“When I was about 4 years old I fell from a playground.

At the time in my country a specific type of playground was very popular, imagine a sort of Fort made from metal. They were 2 stories high, on one end there was like a half story on which there was a slide and set of stairs to get on the playground, then there was another set of half stairs to get to the highest part of the thing.

On the other end there were 2 sets of, I wanna say climbing rope nets, but made from metal, to get from the ground to the top of the thing. And those things were huge, as in 4 year old me could barely climb them.

There was also a fireman’s pole, and swings, all metal, and on the upper level there also were some catwalks to get to the “towers” of the fort.

So this really windy day the lady that watched us while our parents were working was up in of the towers with my (still in arms) little sister, I was walking up there from the end that had the slide and the regular stairs, and when I got to the top where the climbing things were the wind knocked me over and I fell rolling down those.

When I landed my head hit the concrete base where the thing was built and I got a cut about 10 centimeters long right in my forehead right to my skull.

Obviously chaos ensued, an ambulance was called, etc.

The paramedics had to use a whole roll of gauze around my head to be able to contain the bleeding enough to get me to the hospital.

Once I got to the hospital and the doctors removed the gauze everybody freaked out and a million doctors got called. In the end nothing really bad happened and they sewed me up, 30 something stitches on my forehead.

Thinking back I can see why those playgrounds no longer exist here.”

How about you?

Do you have any crazy scars on your body?

If so, how did you get them?

Tell us all about it in the comments! Thanks in advance!

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People Share Facts That They Find Very Comforting

It’s a depressing world out there lately, and a lot of times we tend to forget about the pure, wholesome things out there that bring us comfort.

But if we dig under the grimy surface of all the bad news and negativity that exists, there are a lot of wonderful facts and stories that could really brighten our days and weeks…and maybe even our years.

So why don’t we go ahead and do that?!?!

Let’s get some comfort from some AskReddit users.

1. A life lesson.

“The story of a man named Colonel Sanders is quite powerful. He was 5 when his dad died, he quit school at age 16, had lost 4 jobs by age 17, got married at 18, but his wife left him when he was 20, taking his baby with her.

He lived depressed until age 65, when he retired and decided to commit suicide. He was writing his suicide letter when he began to think of what his life COULD’VE been, and began to think about his ability to cook.
He borrowed $87, cooked some chicken, and sold them door-to-door in the streets of KFC. By age 88, he was a billionaire. For those of you who don’t know, Colonel Sanders is the founder of KFC pictured in KFC’s logo.

The message: It’s NEVER too late to start.”

2. Nobody cares.

“It’s highly unlikely anyone but you remembers that embarrassing stuff you did 8 years ago.

So get over it.”

3. Amazing.

“Some bees will drink alcohol and get drunk off it.

Then when they try to go home, bee ‘bouncers’ won’t let them in the hive till they’re sober.”

4. I have to check this out.

“There’s a YouTube channel that hosts MARBULA ONE

It’s just a guy racing marbles on a hot wheels track and it’s super well produced and actually looks like a Formula One broadcast.”

5. Truth!

“Your dog will never not be happy to see you.”

6. Let’s get along.

“Some Liberals aren’t crazy, and some Conservatives aren’t racist.

I see them get along just fine in the real world, whenever this manufactured hysteria isn’t marionetting them around…

Shocking, I know.”

7. You’ll be just fine.

“Giving birth — either going through it yourself, or supporting someone — is terrifying. So is caring for a baby.

But humanity has existed for a ridiculously long time. And especially now, where maternity and infant death rates are at all-time lows, it is even safer.

If some prehistoric cave dwellers could pop one out in the dirt and the species could survive, you realize that babies are hardier than they look.

Very comforting when you go home with one the first time and realize you have no idea what you’re doing.”

8. Feed me!

“Hummingbirds will remember feeding spots for the rest of their lives, subsequently remembering the human which keeps said feeder filled. They might even send you a “cheet-cheet” when they’re zooming away.

If you forget to fill a feeder and leave it empty for a few hours, it’s very likely your neighborhood hummer (or international traveling hummer) will come to remind you to fill it.

I’ve had one circle my head non-stop until i refilled.”

9. I did not know that!

“When playing with female puppies, male puppies will often let them win, even if they have a physical advantage.”

10. Thank you!

“Spiders, moths and other insects don’t want to get near us while we’re sleeping, because of our breathing pattern and CO2 output.”

11. Purring.

“Elephants purr like cats when they’re happy!

Learned this in French Lick, Indiana when I met a beautiful elephant named Lou and she purred with all the pets!”

12. They trust you.

“A dog laying on its side shows the dog is incredibly safe and comfortable since laying on the side exposes the dog’s vital organs.”

13. Comforting to some…

“One day the sun will explode, the earth would be set on fire and none of us will exist anymore.

For some reason I find the inevitability of that event somewhat comforting. It helps me realise that in the grand scheme of things, nothing we do really matters so have a good time while you’re here, be good to others and just enjoy the ride.”

14. Having fun.

“In Alaska, bison run and slide on frozen lakes while other bison watch them and snort their joy and approval at each other.

Read Winterdance: The Fine Madness Of Running The Iditarod for this and other profound and f*cking hilarious stories of an idiot and his relationship with animals in the wild.”

15. They like us!

“Elephants have the same reaction in their brains when they see humans as humans have when they see babies or puppies.

Basically elephants think humans are cute.”

16. Stardust.

“Everything (physical) in our reality stems from the same original stardust source. In turn we are all one with the universe, we are all part of the same reality from the same original source (whatever that may be.)

When we die we will return to the source and wait for our next turn to manifest in whatever the universe sees fit. While we wait we will be reunited with our loved ones, we can never truly say goodbye.”

Now we want to hear from you!

In the comments, tell us about some facts that bring you comfort.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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People Share the Interesting, Dark Facts About People’s Favorite Cartoons

If you think cartoons are all rainbows and sunshine, think again, friend.

There is some pretty dark and disturbing material embedded in those seemingly innocent and fun TV shows and movies that might surprise you…or even shock you.

Let’s get weird with folks from AskReddit.

1. That’s a little weird.

“There was a Smurfs PSA that was made for UNICEF.

I believe where their entire village is carpet bombed.

It. Was. Nuts.”

2. Don’t tell me that!

“Ren and Stimpy was an absolute nightmare for the people who worked on it. John K ordered them not to make the same face twice. Pretty, but it was hell for the workers because they were constantly drawing things.

John K was a nightmare boss. One of the producers had a sign on his wall labeled “John’s knees” and invited people to kick it. By the time he left it was reduced to a hole.

They made several episodes that were just the animators ranting about how much of an *sshole that John K was.”

3. Great idea!

“The pilot of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy called “Trepanation of the Skull and You” tells kids that because of a mistake in evolution our skulls are too small for our brains, and that you should drill a hole in your skull as to grant the brain more space.

Which is then followed by Billy doing exactly that.

The whole thing looks like some cursed forgotten video tape.”

4. Creepy.

“Some of the earliest versions of Little Red Riding Hood end with the wolf raping Red and then eating her.

The literal moral of the story was for girls to not trust strangers.”

5. Whoa!

“The creator of Skeletor was inspired by a corpse in a haunted house that he was 100% sure was real.

Turned out he was right.”

6. Awful.

“The studio had to get someone else to sing “Soon You’ll Come Home” in All Dogs go to Heaven because the voice actor, Judith Barsi, had such a traumatic home life because of an abusive, alcoholic father that she couldn’t sing the song without having a breakdown.

She and her mother were murdered by him before the movie was released in a double-murder/suicide. She was only 10.

She was also the voice of Ducky from Land Before Time. Her tombstone reads, “Yep! Yep! Yep!””

7. Poor Donald.

“Donald Duck fought in WWII and has PTSD.

In an episode he wakes up and thinks he is in a Japanese mine field and he is in a lot of WWII cartoons.”

8. Creepy.

“Sleeping Beauty is only 14 years old in the original story and Prince Charming is around 30.”

9. Witchcraft?

“Adventure Time is full of occult references

My favorite one is in the episode “All The Little People” in which Magic Man says “Do what thoust will be the whole piece of law” which is taken from Aleister Crowley’s “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.””

10. Apocalyptic.

“The premise of Adventure Time is actually really dark.

Its the aftermath of a literal nuclear war that killed most of humanity and caused evil mutants like The Litch to wreak havoc on the planet.”

11. Oh, no!

“There was a Tom & Jerry episode where Tom dies and goes to heaven.

While waiting in the line of counter they show a wet sack with baby kittens inside it coming out and running towards train. Ticket counter guy notices it and says ” what some people won’t do”.

He’s talking about old times when people use to tie up small kittens in the sack and let them drown in river.”

12. Let’s eat!

“In the Peppa Pig universe, characters eating each other is slightly acknowledged when a couple of the characters are stranded on an island.”

13. Not good.

“The Carmen Sandiego reboot is animated by Top Draw Animation.

They’re a sweatshop and they fired an animator for asking for minimum wage compensation.”

14. Nuclear fallout.

“Bikini Bottom is called so because of the Bikini Atoll.

In the 1940s and ’50s, the US held nuclear tests there.

All the characters on SpongeBob SquarePants are like this because they’re radioactive creatures.”

15. Makes sense.

“The reason Mickey and other characters where white gloves is because it allows their hands to be seen better.

This is a reference to actors when they did black face they wore white gloves so the audience could see their hands and fingers moving.”

Do you know any weird or dark facts about cartoons?

If so, please share them with us in the comments.

We’d love to hear from you!

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People Share Facts They Think Are Comforting and Wholesome

I need a ray of sunshine in my life right now…or maybe a whole bunch of rays of sunshine.

Because it’s been rough going lately, hasn’t it? A worldwide health crisis, a divided country, riots and protests in the street…when will it end?

Hopefully, the answer is very soon, but until then we just have to keep the best we can and keeping our fingers crossed that things will settle down soon…

So, in the spirit of keeping things positive, let’s check out some facts that AskReddit users say should bring us all some comfort.

1. How adorable!

“Scientists have discovered that rats LOVE playing hide and seek and squeal with joy when finding/being found.”

2. A beautiful day.

“All of the cardigans Mister Rogers wore on camera were knit by his mother.”

3. Don’t go too far.

“Otters hold each others hands when they sleep so their mate won’t drift away.”

4. A good deed.

“There’s a volunteer organization called ‘No One Dies Alone’.

You’re at Sacred Hearts medical center, you’re terminal, you need a companion. From someone to talk to, or just someone to hold our hand. They’ll make sure someone will be there for you.

Other hospitals have this too.”

5. That’s good news!

“Scientists, earlier this year, made a massive breakthrough in curing blindness, like verging a cure.

It was masked by the virus headlines though.”

6. Lucky for us.

“Jupiter gravitational mass is so immense modern science believe it’s been protecting us from meteors for millions of years.”

7. Let’s play!

“Crows and ravens love to play in snow.

One of their favorite activities is rolling hills.”

8. Interesting history.

“Liechtenstein once deployed 80 men for protecting the border against Austria. Despite their worries, they saw exactly zero combat.

When they called it a day they returned home – with 81 men. Because an Italian bloke bumped into them and wanted to come live in Liechtenstein.

They literally made a friend on the way.”

9. What a time to be alive.

“We have been born into arguably the best point in human history.

True that we have a whole slew of troubles. These issues are only minor examples compared to the plagues, social Darwinism, and overall pretty crap quality of life you’d live say 100 years back.

We still have those plagues, racial biases and hatred but we are lucky that we are alive in a time where over the past century so many strives towards equality have been made.

Except Black Licorice, we are unfortunately still in that era.”

10. Happy dogs!

“In dog/wolf movies where they use real-life dog actors.

The people who have to edit them sometimes have to add CGI tails because the dogs can’t stop wagging their tails because they are so happy.”

11. Very true.

“Nothing is permanent.

So even if you have no hope, everything sucks, or you’ve messed up, nothing is permanent.”

12. I like this one.

“Lots of people suffer from loneliness.

So when you feel lonely, you are not alone.”

13. Here we are.

“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”

14. That’s wild!

“Given all the atoms in the universe are recycled in various ways (having formed in the first stars), our entire body has already experienced billions of years of each atoms own personal history.

Even more comforting, it’s plausible those atoms will eventually become part of someone else in the future and will continue to exist in various forms – transforming continuously – until the end of time itself. So in a way, we’re connected to something absolutely eternal and our ultimate fate is to be spread across the stars.

Hell, depending how deep you want to get, there’s also a tiny, tiny chance that your pattern of DNA will form entirely by chance again, creating someone that is biologically you but with a whole new memory, experiences and history.

Basically, everyone and everything is connected.

The best part? None of this is based on religion or wishful thinking, it’s actual established and current scientific fact.”

What facts do you find comforting?

Let us know in the comments!

We look forward to hearing from you!

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People Admit Their Go-To “Poverty Meals” They Enjoy No Matter How Much Money They Have

Whether you have $5 in your pocket or $5,000, there are some meals that stick with you and that you still enjoy from when times were lean and you had to do everything in your life on the cheap.

I think my go-to cheap meal is just a plain cheese quesadilla. Cheese and flour tortillas, that’s all you need.

And they still taste great and I still make them to this day!

Let’s dig into some cheap meals with folks on AskReddit and see what they had to say.

1. Lessons from Mom.

“Grew up poor, but my mom sure knew how to stretch a dollar.

She would make steak fingers out of the cheapest cuts she could find. Tenderize, fry them up make gravy out of the drippings and serve with mashed potatoes.

The whole meal probably cost less than 5 bucks in ’70s dollars, and I’m telling you nothing tasted better. I made it for my kids when they were growing up and they still ask me for it sometimes.

She would be 94 today. Love you miss you mom.”

2. Potato time!

“Put some red skin potatoes, fresh green beans, chicken stock, and seasonings in a pot (or slow cooker) and simmer it for an hour or more.

Use a slotted spoon to put some in a bowl, then add a bit of stock and plenty of butter.

It’s heaven.”

3. Pretty simple.

“We used to eat squash and eggs growing up.

Grew the squash and eggs are cheap enough, or trade with the neighbors. You just cut the squash into thin round and cook in a pan with a little oil until they’re just soft. Scramble the eggs with the squash, add a bunch of pepper, some salt.

Sometimes we ate it over noodles or rice.”

4. Yummy.

“Oven-baked potatoes with salt and margarine. Cheap ingredients found in almost every home and easy to make.

Also, the starch in potatoes makes you feel full for pretty long.”

5. Here’s the deal.

“Steamed white rice, crack a raw egg in it while it’s scorching hot, stir aggressively and dash with soy sauce. I

f I have some, put roasted seaweed in. Super cheap breakfast but oh man is it filling/delicious.”

6. The best!

“Grilled cheese is great pretending to be bougie food too.

My brother and I used to go to the store together and splurge on fancy-ish cheese (i.e. still the precut stuff in plastic in the dairy section, not the high end stuff in the deli section or the fancy cheese cooler) and see who could come up with the best combination of cheeses and bread from the bakery section.

I think we settled on sourdough, smoked gouda, havarti, and cream cheese.”

7. So good!

“I had a PB&J recently and felt like a fool!

Why did I stop eating these when I became an adult? Society lead me to believe this was the way.

It is not! Been having PB&J a couple nights a week since. I refuse to let societies unenlightened views dictate my dinner choices!

PB&J is a top tier dish for any occasion.”

8. Mix it up.

“Make some pasta and add in whatever you can find in the fridge or cabinets.

Cheese, lunch meat, Spam, spices, etc.

No two meals were ever the same.”

9. Sounds good.

“Peanut butter and sliced banana on toast.

Now that I’m better off financially, I’ll add real honey and ground cinnamon because I’m fancy now.”

10. Struggle nachos.

“I still regularly eat my struggle nachos, tortilla chips with slices of American cheese on top and microwaved.

Now that I can afford it I’ll throw taco meat on top every now and again but still very much enjoy just the chips and cheese.”

11. Keep it simple.

“Quesadillas (with hot sauce if there is any)

I think a lot of people have different ideas of what a quesadilla is. My version is strictly a single tortilla with whatever cheese I have lying around (usually dollar packs of singles).

That means no meat, beans, lettuce, tomato, etc. And I definitely don’t use a Foreman to make mine”

12. Every day.

“Toast with a fried egg for breakfast.

Been eating that for probably 6 years now and still look forward to it every morning.”

13. There you go.

“Mexi-Mac:

Cook a pound of ground beef with a packet of taco seasoning. Make a box of Kraft Mac n’ Cheese. Mix together.

Also, that’s your salt quota for the week.”

Do you have some go-to cheap meals that you enjoy no matter where you’re at financially?

Tell us all about them in the comments!

We’d love to hear from you!

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People Imagine the Remote Learning “Pandemic” Options at Hogwarts

In times like these, the imaginary worlds we love are more important than ever. They’re still intact, unchanged and unbroken, there for us to escape into whenever we’d like.

That said, it can also be fun to imagine how our favorite characters would be if they were living in our bizarro timeline – which is exactly what these 17 people are doing when they dream up what online alternatives would be for classes at Hogwarts.

17. A horror version, for sure.

So, here’s where the horror of Covid comes into play.

Picture Harry Potter in his abusive home, and in lockdown.

16. They’re definitely not going to use a computer. How boring.

Everyone gets a moving painting of their teacher so they can learn from home.

15. A mystery to keep everyone occupied.

There are now furious discussions on the UK birdwatching messaging boards about the uptick in the sightings of owls carrying scrolls

14. I knew those owls would come in handy.

The school has owls that are free to use. I’d assume they go round once a week or so to pick up assignments. Considering how mail owls act, kids who don’t have assignments ready would have to finish them quickly while being harassed.

Muggle houses can be connected to the floo network in special circumstances. The family would have to purchase floo powder locally or owl order it though.

13. They have so many options!

Floo meetings.

Just try not to eat soot as you stick your head in the fire.

12. No mask required.

You know that bubble charm used during the Tri-Wizard Tournament?

11. Maybe they’ll share the cure with the rest of us.

Witches and wizards can easily heal non magical diseases. This is covered in the books. Injuries or normal sicknesses can be wand waved away, it’s only the magically-caused afflictions that require a really advanced magical treatment.

Remember when Madam Pomfrey said it would have only taken seconds to fix Harry’s broken arm, but since Lockhart had zapped his bones away it would take all night? It’s likely that COVID would just be a nuisance, a quick charm to zap it off each kid on arrival.

The really scary alternative is that COVID is a magical illness which has escaped out of the Wizarding world into the Muggle world, the wizards are scrambling to figure out how to fix it, and also how to cure the whole Muggle world without blowing cover. A very tense meeting ensues between the Minister of Magic and the Prime Minister.

10. Smartest answer I’ve seen.

Hogwarts wouldn’t close for COVID.

Hogwarts didn’t even close when Magical Hitler returned from the dead and was conducting an active pogrom in the area and had some of his people as infiltrators running the place.

9. I would pay to see that.

Every single lesson taught via howler.

RON WEASLEY I KNOW YOU AREN’T PAYING ATTENTION EVEN WITH THIS HOWLER. REMEMBER, IT’S LEVIOSA, NOT LEVIOSA, YOU F%CKWIT.

8. No one admitted Voldemort was a real threat until like the last book.

But yeah like it did stay open when an ancient racist monster was clearly on a rampage, so your point stands that probably wouldn’t close for a mere pandemic

But there was nothing clear about the monster or even any proof that there was a monster. They had no idea til the end of the book how or why the victims had been paralyzed. The staff took the precaution of mandating that everyone travel in groups accompanied by professors, which was about the best they could reasonably do with the attacks being a mystery. Plus, the basilisk ultimately paralyzed several people and a cat with no fatalities, while a disease is a clear threat killing huge amounts of people.

Also, wasn’t there a point where Harry overheard Dumbledore stating that they would likely have to shutdown soon if the mystery wasn’t solved? Sure it took them the better part of a year to get to that point, but it was there as a last resort option.

7. You’re obviously not paying attention.

You think Poppy fu*king Pomfrey, the bossiest witch ever, wouldn’t have a potion against something mere as Covid?

6. But they would just conjure their masks.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Maskaban.

5. Best typo ever.

They could use the flu network like the talking head thing, talking patronous’s, 2 way mirror’s as shown in books 5&7, chalk boards that have a protiant charm on them like the DA’s coins.

So many possibilities. And I’m not a Harry Potter nerd at all!

4. A pretty accurate description.

Poor Harry. An entire year of Dudley throwing tantrums because he is not allowed outside to meet his buddies and also no one to bully except Harry.

Uncle Vernon going on about how this is all fake, yet wishes it on Harry so that they can just dump him at a hospital where hopefully he’d just die because that is what Dursleys do for Potters. That wish is sabotaged by aunt Petunia from the get go, who just at the mention of anything covid-related starts disinfecting the entire house and everyone in it.

As a result everyone has lost all skin on their body from her not just making them wash their hands constantly, but also bathing in chemicals to eradicate all traces of the outside world. No one can smell anything anymore due to noses being overwhelmed, which leads to Petunia being convinced everyone is sick and the cycle starts again.

Harry is not allowed to use magic, since he is a) not in Hogwarts, b) around muggles and c) has no school supplies as they all had to be disinfected by Petunia, which she did by burning them. Hedwig is not allowed inside, because who knows what diseases birds carry, and gets to stay with the Weasleys.

I think I just turned it into Petunia and the Barrel of Purell..

3. They might have to rethink the “magic outside of Hogwarts rule.

Just spitballing here since I’m not like super well versed on Harry Potter lore, read the first book and watched all the movies. Anyway I think a big issue would be that if I remember correctly, it’s essentially a rule that you can’t use magic as a student when you aren’t on campus?

Like I get that you could say “well classes are still in session so they would just have a waiver to practice at home”, but the issue is that when they practice spells on campus they have like a master level professor right there with them and their school’s magical nurses office available so when things go haywire you have someone who can jump right in and counter the spell or whatever and people trained in healing any sort of magical mishap all there.

If you are practicing at home and turn yourself into a frog or something then I would imagine even if a professor can see it via crystal ball or something then there is to be some range limit on their ability to step in and people like Ron seem to live out in the middle of nowhere, or worse still you might have a student like Harry who doesn’t have like permanent residence in the magical world and lives in the muggle world and good luck getting that home study approved or getting them help of something goes wrong without a big scandal.

2. Those muggle problems.

It’s not closed.

They probably don’t even know what covid is. some

Muggle thing only muggles get, probably.

If anyone gets sick then they’ll just have em chug potions until they are fine again.

1. “Caught with their bubble down.”

They wouldn’t close, they would cast a magic bubble around all students and call the practice of keeping it up and active “extra credit”. Any student caught with their bubble down loses points for their house.

Any student showing symptoms is sent to madam pomfrey to suffer in shame for their muggle level ineptitude. After all, covid is preventable without magic, add magic into the mix and suddenly there are no excuses.

It’s a good thing I’m not a teacher there, because I am so not this creative!

Do you have an idea to add to the list? Share it with me in the comments!

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