The Best Way To Escape a Sinking Car

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For many of us, the thought of being trapped in a sinking car has crossed our minds. What would we do, how would we react, would we be able to make it out alive? That kind of stuff is what nightmares are made of, but for some people that nightmare could one day become a reality.

Think about it, all that it takes is one brief moment. Perhaps you’re driving down the road and become distracted, when you look up it’s too late and you end up crashing into a pond. Or maybe a deer suddenly pops out of nowhere. Without even thinking you instinctively swerve to avoid hitting it and in the process you end up losing control of the car.

If you end up in a lake, river, stream, marsh, or whatever body of water it may be, your car is going to immediately start sinking. Water will rush in and it will quickly begin to fill the interior passenger compartment space up. What do you do?

Many people have no idea what to do if they find themselves in this type of situation. As much as you may have thought about it, when it comes down to it you’re likely panicking and not thinking about what the best course of action is.

The obvious thing you’ll want to do is get out of the car as quickly as you possibly can. To help yourself escape as fast as possible, the first thing you should do is roll down the window while simultaneously taking off your seat belt. Rolling down the window and removing your seat belt is crucial because all that water may cause the computerized electronic equipment in your car to short out or completely malfunction. If that happens, you will likely be unable to roll down electric windows or disengage your safety belt.

Being trapped in a sinking car with the windows up is virtually impossible to escape from. At that point you’d need to break a window to get out. You won’t be able to open the door, even if it is unlocked the sheer pressure from the surrounding water makes it impossible to force open, you’d basically need to have superhuman strength. Only a special tool designed to break car glass windows will work. You can find these online and keep one in your car, but overall the best option is to roll your window down asap!

The next step after getting the window down and your seat belt off is to get out of the car as quickly as you can. Oftentimes people in sinking cars have less than one minute to both react and get out. In addition, if there are any young children in the back seat they will need help getting out from an adult.

They should first be taken out of their car seats and then passed through the front window, but only after it has been rolled down and the adult’s seat belt has been unbuckled. For any passengers in the back seat of a car that has either no operable windows or ones that don’t roll all the way down, they will have to work their way to the front and go out either the driver or passenger side windows. Here are some additional tips:

Never call 911, you will be wasting precious time where you should be escaping and it will be too late by the time help arrives.  Don’t panic. You have to react immediately and freezing up will get you killed. Every second counts and the instant you hit the water the clock starts ticking.

Watch this ABC News clip. It will show you exactly what to expect if and when you should ever have to escape from a sinking car. It also offers an inside-view of what a sinking car will look like and the experts take us through a number of scenarios. They show you how to get out from the front drivers seat, from the rear passenger seat, and how to help get little kids out as well.

Watch the video to see the best techniques.

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Check out this Awesome Vinegar Shower Head Cleaning Life Hack everyone should know:

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Vinegar is arguably one of the most useful substances on the planet, at least when it comes to making life in your home easier, less expensive and safer! Why use nasty chemicals that cost an arm and a leg when you can use something that has been proven by time and countless mothers and grandmothers? I personally use vinegar for more things than I can count, and I have known about the wonderful liquid since before I can remember because my mom used it for literally everything. We are going to thoroughly run through some of the best little known vinegar life hacks that will make your life so much easier.

Is your drain clogged? Try pouring baking soda, followed by vinegar, down the drain and watch the magic. Something gooey sticking to your wall? Grab the vinegar and give it a squirt, then easily wipe it away.

Does your trash can smell like garbage, even when it’s empty? Soak a piece of bread in vinegar and leave it in the garbage can overnight, and voila, no more stank. It can also be used as an all-purpose cleaner: just fill up a spray bottle with one third vinegar and two thirds water.

Too many fruit flies? Fill a glass with apple cider vinegar, cover it with plastic wrap, and poke a few holes. The flies enter, but cannot escape. It can even be used to straighten clothes if an iron isn’t available. A few other uses include keeping cats off the furniture, helping cut flowers stay fresh longer, getting tough stains out of pots and pans and cleaning glasses for a smudge-free sheen. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Check out this Awesome Vinegar Shower Head Cleaning Life Hack everyone should know:

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When it comes to cleaning just about everyone loves learning new simple ways to get the same old things done. It can be fun and interesting to discover what nifty and quick solutions people have come up with to solve common problems. This video, from YouTube channel Outdoors and Gear Review highlights a helpful trick for dealing with a common and difficult problem you’re likely to encounter when tidying and cleaning your bathroom up; hard water deposits and stains.

Hard water can be a real pain in the neck and the nasty looking stains and blemishes that it leaves behind on bathroom and kitchen surfaces can be extremely hard to fully remove. The ugly spots and stains are caused by water that contains large amounts of minerals such as limestone, calcium, and magnesium.

These metals and minerals are naturally occurring, most often in areas with low water tables and mountainous regions, and water that contains them is perfectly safe to use and drink. The biggest downside to it is the crusty, whitish colored mineral deposits and stubborn stains it leaves behind. Over time these gradually build up on stuff, especially faucets and shower heads.

Many people struggle to remove these stains and often think that they need strong, harsh chemical cleaners to get rid of them effectively. However, there’s a better and more affordable way to go about cleaning a shower head with crusted on mineral build up. All you need is apple cider vinegar, a Ziploc bag, and a rubber band.

Simply pour some apple cider vinegar into the plastic bag and place it over and on the shower head. Use a rubber band to secure it in place and then leave it on overnight. Remove the baggy the following day, wipe the shower head clean, and it should be restored to its former glory!

Check out the video for more information and to see just how shiny and spotless looking it turns out. This may be the fastest, easiest, and most natural way to clean hard water stains. It requires minimal effort or exertion on your part so try it the next time you’re stuck cleaning the house!

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Check out These 5 Awesome Vaseline Life Hacks Everyone Should Know:

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While you may only think of Vaseline as an integral part of your grandmother’s home remedies and go to solutions, it actually really is a product that can seemingly do it all. People use the petroleum based, gooey, slippery substance for all sorts of things. There are countless household and beauty tricks that involve it, whether it’s loosening stuff up or smearing some on minor cuts and burns to help them heal. This article and video focuses on several beauty related uses for the product that may prove useful and come in handy, and will definitely save you time and money.

If you love to paint your nails then you likely have encountered polish bottles with their tops stuck on them. It takes almost superhuman strength to loosen and get them them of when they dry on and stick like that. To prevent this, take a cotton swab and dab some Vaseline around the base of the bottle opening and on the threads where the cap twists on, now it won’t stick the next time you go to open it.

Another nail polish trick is to coat the skin around your nails with some Vaseline before painting them. This will keep the polish from sticking to your skin, cut down on the clean up, and make your paint job look all the more professional.

If you have rough, dry skin on your feet rub a little Vaseline on them before you go to bed. Slather some all over your feet, then put on a pair of socks, and wake up to smooth soft skin. For those of us with sensitive ears that act up and become sore when wearing earrings, try rubbing Vaseline on the metal stud part that goes through your ear.

By coats the earring it helps them slide through and lessens any negative reaction or sensitivity you may have. If the scent of your perfume disappears way too quickly take some Vaseline, apply a thin coat to the area where you plan to spritz it on, then spray the perfume over that area. This works great at holding the fragrance and makes it last much more longer, plus it won’t alter the perfume’s scent.

If you haven’t already, toss a small jar of the wonder product in your bag so it’s always on hand close by. Use it to touch up makeup, soften rough skin, loosen stuck tops and lids, or as a lip gloss/chap-stick stand in when you inevitably lose or misplace them.

Besides being versatile, it’s also widely available and can be found in practically any pharmacy, health, convenience or grocery store around the world. Best of all, Vaseline is relatively cheap and costs only a few dollars, with a jar of it easily lasting a year or two before running out. With Vaseline, the possibilities may just be endless!

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The Next Batch of Life Hacks are some incredibly useful winter life hacks that will make your life so much easier this winter:

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Along with the cold weather, there are a number of special challenges that winter brings along with it, and we all have to just deal with them! Dry skin, chapped lips, stuffy noses, darkness at 4PM, winter storms, the list goes on and on. One of the most annoying things by far is clearing walkways and driveways of snow and ice. The same goes for cars, but while you can often drive through a little bit of snow, you can’t with an ice-covered windshield. Not only is it illegal to drive with an obstructed view, it’s also insanely dumb and extremely dangerous!

While defrosting the car and scraping ice off the windshield seems like a necessary evil, it doesn’t have to be. You really don’t need to wake up extra early just to stumble around in the freezing cold darkness so that you can drive to work. Instead, you can save yourself some time and energy by doing the following:

In a spray bottle container mix together 2 parts isopropyl alcohol with 1 part water and then add in 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap. Shake it up, spray it directly onto an icy windshield, and watch the ice literally melt away right before your very eyes!

This rubbing alcohol spray is the perfect thing to have on hand for freezing cold mornings and icy windshields. You can leave the bottle in your car and it won’t even freeze, unless it gets well under zero. That’s because the freezing point of isopropyl alcohol is -128.2 degrees Fahrenheit, so when you spray it on the ice, it doesn’t freeze up. Instead, it helps to melt the ice and keeps it from re-freezing. Since all you have to do is mist it on, it’s by far the quickest and easiest way to clear a windshield that’s coated with a thick layer of ice.

Don’t forget to check out the video to see exactly how well this works in action and be sure to pass it along to those who could use the smart tip. If it can make someone’s life a little bit easier this winter, then it’s worth it!

This is super helpful for those rough winter months.

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Winter is tough. Along with the cold, dry weather comes a number of challenges that we all have to deal with. Cars need to be cleared of snow and ice and the same goes for walkways and driveways. Traveling often becomes way more difficult than usual and to top it off our health also takes a tumble for the worse.

Many of us are plagued by dry itchy skin, sore chapped lips, and stuffy noses that just won’t go away. These things quickly add up and can make it seem like winter is dragging on forever, especially when problems pop up outside on top of the health issues we may be facing.

Which is why these simple winter hacks, covered by the Millennial Moms YouTube channel, are perfect for right now. The video features some of the most clever ways to solve common winter woes and it might offer a solution to a problem you’re currently dealing with. These are some of the best hacks shown in the clip, but there are a total of fifteen, so be sure to check it out for all of the rest.

1) Winterize Boots- This trick does the job to keep feet warm and dry inside of boots that aren’t waterproof. After putting on your socks take two large plastic Ziploc bags and stick a foot in each. Grab a couple of rubber bands and slide them on over the bag to secure it in place and seal the top off around your leg. Pull on your boots and say goodbye to cold, wet feet.

2) Prevent Static Build Up In Hair- Pull a dryer sheet on over the bristles of your hair brush so that they poke through. Brush your hair as normal to eliminate the static, plus it’ll smell clean and great.

3) DIY Boot Inserts- Maintain the shape of tall boots by cutting a foam pool noodle into thirds or fourths, then stick a piece in each boot and they’ll stay upright, making them easier to organize and wear later on.

4) Stop Wipers From Freezing to a Car Windshield- Take an old pair of long cotton socks and slide them over each wiper, puling it down as far as it can go or reaches. This will prevent wipers from freezing and/or sticking to the windshield, and makes life all the more easier.

5) Organize Winter Gear- Hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, hand warmers, neck warmers and all other winter accessories can be neatly stored in one accessible place with a shoe organizer. Hang it over a door and never search for lost gloves again.

6) Windshield Treatment- This one is the best! A combination of vinegar and water works wonders at preventing frost and ice from building up on car windshields and windows. Mix the two liquids up in a spray bottle, spritz it on car windows, then wipe off with a soft cloth.

7) Boot Tray- Keep floors safe, clean, and dry by making your own boot tray. This one is much more appealing than commercially available ones and works even better. Fill a large metal cookie sheet with a layer of decorative rocks and put it near the door so that when people enter they can immediately place wet boots on the rocks. The water will drip through the rocks to the bottom and soon evaporate. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the tips covered in the clip and be sure to pass it along to those who could use these smart hacks to make their own lives easier.

These are just really helpful.

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If you found these 7 incredible winter life hacks to be helpful keep scrolling for a — For 12 Awesome Car Cleaning Life Hacks You Probably Haven’t Heard About:

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Having your car professionally detailed can easily end up being quite expensive. While it’s always nice to have a sparkling clean car, it’s even better when you can have it without spending a small fortune. Thankfully there are all sorts of cheap ways to clean your car with common items that you probably already have around the house. They can do the job just as well, if not even better, than what professional cleaners use.

These are just a few of the handy tricks covered in the accompanying video so be sure to check it out for even more:

Clean your headlights with toothpaste. Use regular toothpaste, not the gel type, to polish up car headlight lenses by rubbing it on evenly with a cloth. Move in quick circular motions to then buff it off and you should notice the grime and fogginess disappear.

Remove stubborn old bumper stickers cleanly and completely with WD-40. Simply spray the sticker with WD-40 and let it sit for a while, the sticker will absorb it, then you can peel it right off.

Remove pet fur from carpets and seats with a spray bottle, water, and a squeegee. Spray the water on the seat and then move the squeegee over the area, it will gather and lift up the hair so you can easily pick it up.

Clean air vents with small foam brushes. They can easily fit in even the smallest vents and pick up all the dirt and dust inside them.

Use coffee filters to dust your car dashboard. Unlike cloth towels and paper towels, coffee filters won’t leave behind lint or just push dust around. Instead they work great at picking up dust and you can toss a few in the glove compartment for whenever you might need one to freshen up the dash.

Get streak free windows by cleaning them with newspaper. It’s the cloths and paper towels that leave streaks when you clean your windows so don’t even bother using them. Instead, spray down the window with cleaner and wipe it off with a piece of newspaper as you normally would.

Get rid of stubborn, lingering odors by sprinkling baking soda on car seats and carpets. Let it sit for a couple of hours before vacuuming it up. The baking soda should absorb the foul odors, leaving your car smelling fresh and clean.

There are even more clean car tips covered in the video and it might just have the solution you’ve been looking for so be sure to check it out!

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Apparently I’ve Been Slicing Watermelon Wrong For My Entire Life! I’m So Glad I Learned THIS

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Summer is around the corner, and with it most everyone’s favorite fruit, WATERMELON.  Delicious as it is, there is a really annoying downside to the ‘BIG W’…it is messy in every way possible.  I often beg my husband not to buy whole watermelons (which he inevitably does anyway), because of how hard it is to cut and store.

Another problem with the cutting of this unwieldy fruit, is that so much seems to be wasted and uneaten, given the difficulty in cutting it.  So, when I came across the video you are about to watch below, that claimed to offer an innovative solution to all the inherent problems of slicing this large fruit, I was intrigued.

In less than two minutes, all of you watermelon lovers out there, will have a life-changing moment.  It’s the kind of solution that I would never have come up with on my own, but am grateful to have learned. His cutting technique has several steps in slicing, each one making the pieces incrementally smaller, until the grand finale.

You, your family and guests will be served holdable slices of watermelon, without slobbering all over the place, which makes this summer ritual all the more enjoyable.  An extra bonus is that this cutting technique leaves you with almost no clean-up!

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Apparently THIS Is The Way To Cut Onions Without Crying.

Chopping onions is not a pleasant experience. In fact, it easily rates among the top most awful food prep jobs you may ever have to do in the kitchen. Lots of onions are very strong and some can be so potent they overpower you, making your eyes burn and start to water. With the combination of blurry eyes and a sharp knife your cozy night in making a simple homemade dinner can quickly turn into a kitchen nightmare…and give you a real reason to cry..

While the stinging sensation is extremely uncomfortable, it’s also completely avoidable. In the accompanying video YouTube’s Jack Scalfani of the ‘Cooking With Jack Show’ demonstrates a simple trick to cutting an onion without crying. The secret is to remove the bulb part first before you start slicing and dicing because it contains all of the gases that make our eyes burn and water. It’s important that you don’t cut into this bulb portion so do your best to remove it completely in-tact. Check the clip out to see exactly how it’s done and try it out!

To start, place the onion root-side up on the chopping board so that you’re looking right down at the scraggly roots. Take a paring knife and slowly insert it down into the root end about half an inch or so out from the center. Move it all the way around the root base in a circle and cut on a slight angle so that you end up with a cone-shaped piece. When you’re done cutting out the circle you should be able to easily remove the bulb and can discard it. At this point you can peel the dry, papery brown layers of skin off the onion and cut it up as you normally would.

This onion cutting method is effective and easy to do. Plus, it’s guaranteed to make life a little more easy and comfortable, so the next time you find yourself face to face with an onion that needs chopping, remember and try it out. You won’t shed a single tear!

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If Your Hands Are Zip-Tied and You Are In Grave Danger THIS Simple Trick Will Get You Out Of The Bind In Seconds!

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The idea of being kidnapped is equally terrifying as it is unlikely. Despite this, there are new stories of individuals being kidnapped every day. For this reason, it can be good to have basic strategies for escaping a kidnapper. One common example is kicking out the brake light of a car if you’re ever locked inside a truck. Recently, an organization has come up with a strategy for escaping zip ties.

Brian Black is the founder of Imminent Threat Solutions or ITS. He was previously in the U.S. Navy. While serving, he learned a lot about taking care of himself during dangerous circumstances. After he left the military, he founded ITS.

ITS is a website that teaches its readers skills that can help get them out of unsafe situations. One such situation is kidnapping. Kidnappers often use zip ties to bind their victim’s hands. Admittedly, some will prefer to use rope or duct tape.

ITS released a youtube video demonstrating how to escape zip ties if the victim’s hands are bound in front of them. In the video, the instructor tightly binds his hands with a zip tie. The tighter they are, the easier it will be to escape. He then proceeds to bring his arms down quickly while “chicken-winging” his arms.

Essentially, he raises his arms up and then brings them down quickly with his arms in a triangular position. While it is very unlikely you will ever be kidnapped, knowing techniques like this could make the difference between life and death.

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He Rests A Single Candle Between Two Glasses. The Result Is Unexpectedly Incredible!

Around 1.9 million years ago humans first learned how to create and control fire.  This is arguably one of the biggest leaps in human evolution ever.  Ancient humans utilized the fire to stay warm on freezing nights, scare off predators trying to hunt them, and of course cook delicious food.  This evolutionary step in history gave mankind the ultimate leg up over the rest of the animals!

We now use fire in a million different ways, and the best part is we are masters at controlling it.  There are so many awesome things that we can now do with it.  With the help of science, we are able to manipulate fire to do just about anything we want it to do.

In the video below, I was blown away by these fire tricks.  Some of these tricks were so amazing I had to watch them twice. There is a disclaimer at the beginning of the video that warns you not to try this on your own because they were all done by trained professionals.  If you do try some of these be very careful and remember, if you play with fire you might get burned.

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He Cuts an X His Peaches As Soon As He Gets Home. But When He’s Done YUM!

Summer is the best time of year to eat fresh fruits and vegetables because it’s when the majority of them are in season. It’s also when we tend to crave them the most, especially sweet juicy peaches. When it gets hot and humid outside nothing tastes better than a ripe peach or two. They just hit the spot and are the perfect, most refreshing, light and healthy food to snack on.

While there are all sorts of different varieties of peaches readily available at the grocery store, freshly picked and locally grown options can be easily found at farmer’s markets and roadside stands. They often have the absolute tastiest fruits at bargain prices which have been picked right of the tree only hours before you buy them. If you come across any, pick up a bunch to enjoy both right away and later on in the year.

With this clever storage method, you can preserve fresh peaches and have them on hand all year round. The frozen fruits are perfect for blending into smoothies or yogurt and can be used to make baked goods or simply eaten on their own! So gather up a bushel of ripe peaches and prepare them for storage with the following list of items:

Large pot filled with boiling water
Bowl filled with ice water
Knife
Cookie sheet
Plastic wrap
Freezer-safe storage containers

The accompanying video from the Better Homes and Gardens channel covers everything you need to know about freezing fresh peaches so check it out for more information and read on below for instructions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and get the ice bath ready. Take a knife and on the bottom end of each peach slice a shallow X. Marking it like this is key because it allows for the fruit to expand when it’s cooking and it lets out pressure, so the peach won’t split open randomly or get mushy.

Place a few of the cut peaches into the boiling water at a time and remove them promptly after about 30 seconds. Transfer them immediately into the ice water and remove the skins once they’ve cooled down enough. Next, take out the pits, slice the peaches into evenly-sized pieces, place them on the baking sheet so they’re not touching, and cover it completely with plastic wrap.

Pop the baking sheet in the freezer for the night and the next day take it out. Transfer the frozen peach slices to freezer-safe containers and then stick them back in the freezer. Whenever you’re in need of a peach, you’ll have fresh ripe ones on hand that are ready to be enjoyed!

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