Throw your head back if your nose is bleeding, suck the venom out of a snakebite, brush your teeth right after eating. There are things we never question because we’ve been told to do them our whole life. But it turns out that some of them are no more than just old wives’ tales.
You might start to question all of your rituals after reading this article, thinking you’ve been doing the most basic things wrong the whole time, but here at Buzz2hot we think it’s always better to find out late, than never.
10. Do not blow on kids’ food.
Why it’s bad: While blowing on the child’s food (as well as sharing food, drinks, toothbrushes, etc.), the parents and other people transmit bacteria that can lead to cavities, even if the child doesn’t have any teeth yet, because they’re the most vulnerable when they just start to develop.
What you should do instead: Do not share food, drinks, or any utensils with your child and do not blow on their food. It’s better to just wait for a while to let it cool down.
9. Do not throw your head back when you have a nosebleed.
Why it’s bad: By throwing your head back, you can cause yourself to choke on blood, since it goes down to the back of the throat.
What to do instead: Pinch your nose with your fingers under the nostrils. Sit and keep your head straight and your chin parallel to the floor.