Reddit users have shared a gazillion things that are true and things we should definitely make a note of because we know they'll come in handy.
There are some things in this world that can be done by following the obvious procedures but there are also many tasks for which we might think everyone has a basic knowledge but that might not be the case always. For example, while driving, we expect people to abide by the generic rule - maintain a gap between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. But in the real world, we see people following this rule not that often. The discussion around what is common sense and basic knowledge and how much 'common' is it has been going on for years.
So, when a Reddit user took to the subreddit, r/NoStupidQuestions, and asked: "What is some basic knowledge that a scary amount of people do not know?" people shared a gazillion things that are true (to what extent we don't know) and things we should definitely make a note of because we know they'll come in handy. The post has since been deleted but the tips are here to help you. So, what are you waiting for? Open your notepads and start scribbling!
"Different antibiotics work on different bacteria. You can’t take random antibiotics you’ve stocked up on at home and assume they will work for an infection." -u/Safe_Document_1140
"If you own a garbage disposal you have to actually run it at least a few times a week or it will rust and stop working."- u/One_Faithlessness146
"Clean the dryer vent. Change furnace filter regularly."-u/knuckboy
"Schizophrenia has nothing to do with multiple personalities." -u/Hot-Ability7086
"Babies below 6 months shouldn’t drink water." -u/-DBZ-
"OCD rarely has anything to do with being clean, tidy or orderly." -u/bertsdad
"You need to leave room between you and the car in front of you when driving." -u/cheridontllosethatno
"You aren't immune to propaganda. If you get all of your news from one source/ one bias/ find sources that just confirm your own ideas, you probably have been subject and believe in propaganda. It's easier to fool people, than to convince them they've been fooled." -u/CosmicWondererTV
"DO NO try to put out a grease fire with water." -u/MaybeAWalrus
"Flushable wet wipes are absolutely not flushable" -u/Final-Carpenter-1591
"Salt will clean blood out of any fabric, even the whitest clothes or bedsheets."-u/shellie_badger
"There is no minimum time. You don’t have to wait to file a missing persons report. You know your person better than the police, even if they tell you to wait, file one anyway." -u/immortalsauce
"Being able to change your mind shows strength not weakness. If you can't simply explain something, you don't understand it. That's OK! No one can understand everything." -u/AlyAlyAlyAlyAly
"Yellow teeth do not have to be a sign of bad hygiene! Genes as well as your diet, dark consumable items, excessive fluoride, and also the quality of consumable items in your environment + a lot more aspects can turn your teeth yellowish over time." -u/Shakira_120
"Brushing daily and flossing will save you ALOT of money and stress." -u/Januaryfeb
"You can try to be as 'green' as you want, companies are responsible for the highest amount of damage when it comes to the environment and you can do almost nothing against it." -u/Esdeath79
"In urban areas, speeding and racing to the next light will not save you any measurable amount of time. " -u/pullin2
"That England and the UK are not the same thing. That's like thinking that California and the US are the same thing." -u/BottyFlaps
"Without navigation apps, many people are not familiar enough with their city or local landmarks to find their way home if lost or give directions to someone." -u/Specialist_Heron_986
"Question your sources, people! You most likely have no idea where that anonymous internet comment came from." -u/Nativemass