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20+ Clever Survival Hacks that will help you get away from the worst

Arctic explorer Alexander Oboimov will never forget how one of his students saved an entire team that was under attack by a starving polar bear by undressing himself. At first, the student lost his gloves and fur cap, and saw the bear hesitate. When he saw that this was working, he also lowered his jacket and the polar bear started smelling it as they both managed to get it on their boat and get away.

Bright Side has collected a pile of survival tips that will help you make it safe and sound from hazardous situations. Knowing how to respond quickly to prevent the worst-case scenario is helpful for all of us.

  • If you are chased by a polar bear, remove pieces of clothing such as a hat or gloves and run away. They have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and it is more likely that they will avoid sniffing them, allowing you more time to return to safety.
  • Remember to always leave your itinerary with someone when you fly. If you see dangerous people, let them know that someone is waiting for you at a certain time, where you are going.
  • Kick hard right next to the handle, near the lock, and stop using your shoulders or back if you need to get through a locked door in an emergency. More quickly, the lock would open.
  • Only pretend to be unconscious if you’re on a bus and the thieves get on. This way it’s possible that they will not mess with you, so they need to pay complete attention to their surroundings.
  • If you call 911, always first state your location, followed by the issue. At least the police have a place to send an officer to, to check things out, if you happen to get cut off before you can say what the problem is.

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