12 Everyday Things That Can Kill If You Aren’t Careful

A Yellow Sponge To Clean The Plate

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2. The Kitchen Sponge

You might have seen articles recently talking about how the kitchen sponge is one of the dirtiest things in the house. But your article might have left out the fact that your kitchen sponge, yes, the thing that you wipe down the counters with, the thing you wipe down the kitchen table with, perhaps the thing you even wash a few dishes with (especially for those of you without a dishwasher) is so filthy that it can make you and your family sick. Many kitchen sponges have more germs than a public bathroom. In fact, many kitchen sponges are infected with E. coli. Yep, that same germ that lives in poop. How did that get there? Well, there are lots of ways, but the fact remains that you should nuke your damp sponge at least every other day and just plain replace it every 4 to 6 weeks.


3. Shoveling Snow

Believe it or not, every single year, usually after a big blizzard, people die from heart attacks while shoveling snow. One study, which looked at emergency room visits between the years of 1990 and 2005, discovered that accidents involving shoveling snow accounted for more than 11,000 visits to the ER each year. By the way, out of those 11,000 people who somehow damaged themselves shoveling snow, more than 1,640 people died from those injuries. So the next time your wife asks you to shovel the driveway, give the kid next door a few bucks and tell the wife you don’t want to risk your life. If she laughs in your face, show her this article. You’re welcome.

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