25 Things You Should Know About As a Fully Functioning Adult – Part 2

11Hole digging

Before you or your contractor dig a hole on your property; dial 811 (USA& Canada only). Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can result in damage to gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines, which can lead to service disruptions, serious injuries and costly repairs.

12Industrial freezer

If you are ever locked in an industrial freezer, you can disable the fans, thus stopping the freezer from staying cold and possibly saving your life. You can disable any fan by turning the switch from on to off. Most switches are located directly below the fans.


In the UK, if you call 911 for emergency services (instead of 999) you will be directed to the emergency services anyway.

14Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton offers free books for children under the age of 5. From birth till 5 years her organization will send a book a day for free. It's called Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

15Laptop donation

If you have an old or just idle laptop lying around and if your electricity bill can alow it, you can “donate” the processing power to help cure diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research.

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16Boarding pass

If someone has 'GTE' [for "gate"] on their boarding pass, it means they don't have a seat."

17Poison Control

If you are unsure what medications do and don’t work together, you can always call Poison Control and ask them what is safe to take or avoid. Never feel bad about this, as their stated purpose is to be a proactive measure as much as a reactive aid.

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18Lower back pain

If you are experiencing lower back pain from standing up too long, you can gently squeeze the muscles in your butt to relieve the pain. By squeezing (like you're squeezing your cheeks together.) your butt, you rotate your hips forward out of a position that might have too much anterior pelvic tilt. This will flatten your back, and relieve the uneven pressure on your lumbar vertebrae that is likely causing the pain. This can also help if your experience non-specific knee pain when sitting down, or climbing up stairs. Squeeze your butt before beginning to climb, or sit, and concentrate on maintaining the squeeze throughout.

19Fraud call

If you get a call reporting fraud on your credit card, and you are asked to put in your card #, then it is the call that is the fraud.


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