Top 10 Common Sense Things a Scary Amount of People Don’t Know

Have you ever been around someone who didn't know something you consider common sense? You've got company.

Recently someone asked, “What's some basic knowledge that a scary amount of people don't know?” Here are the top-voted responses.

How To Tell When Food Is Spoiled

A Redditor said, “How to tell if food has gone bad. When I worked in a meat department, we got like one call a day from people saying, “I bought this X days ago. Is it still good?” Lady, I'm not there with you; this isn't a smellophone. You'll have to use your own senses and brain on this one.”

Tax Brackets

Another user shared, “My high school economics teacher told my class that he refused a raise because it would put him in a higher tax bracket. That is when I learned you don't have to know a subject to teach it.”

DVWhat answered, “You should wait for people to get off the elevator when it arrives at your floor instead of cramming yourself in when the doors open, blocking their departure. The same goes for public transportation.”

Waiting for The Elevator to Clear

Chicken Needs To Be Thoroughly Cooked

“A guest requested their chicken to be cooked medium rare this week. I don't understand why I must stress that chicken only leaves the kitchen when it's thoroughly cooked,” admitted one Redditor.

KateA535 stated, “People living alone, please Google how to do a Heimlich on yourself. And remind yourself regularly. It could save your life when you have no one else around.” Another user admitted she saved her own life using the back of a chair.

First Aid

Spotting Obvious Scams

“How to spot an obvious scam. Look how many people fall for those clickbait articles, chain posts, propaganda, etc.,” stated one Redditor. A second replied, “Many scammers don't even try to be subtle because they are intentionally looking for gullible people.”

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