Thanks to technology you could do anything from the comfort of your own home. Order a pizza, buy clothes, or even invite death. Confused? Well, yes, death is inevitable. It is certain. And the ways that kill people are quite common.
Or, so you think!
You think death only occurs as a result of an incurable disease, or a sudden accident, or of course, falling in love? Well, think again. Because sometimes you can do everything right – get up in the morning, jog for miles, live on the diet of a fitness goddess and yet find yourself on the other side of the universe all of a sudden.
What if I tell you that you could die tomorrow?!
No, I am not talking about the Mangalyaan hoax or taking a flight to Malaysia. I am talking about the things that you use everyday that can quite possibly form the cause of getting your tombstone installed. Because there are things in this world that can give you death wrapped as a present, without you even having the slightest idea. They could just as easily be your best habits, and still, send you to the beyond.
So, here is the list that will quite ironically blow your mind:
1. Drinking Water
As tasteless, odorless, colourless it may be, water is known as the most important and useful part in a human’s life. Nutritionists have always advised you to drink lots of water. The more, the better. As per them, you’re supposed to drink at least 2-3 litres of water every day.
But here’s something they don’t tell you.
If you (and we totally advise that you DO NOT) drink 5 litres of water continuously within a specific period of time, it will not only ruin your digestive, but also your neuro system.
It mars your electrolyte balance and causes the salts in the cells to mix, causing it to swell. If these cells happen to be connected to your brain, well, lay down the carpet and welcome, Disorientation, Seizure, Coma, Death.
So, just don’t underestimate it because it is tasteless and odorless. Now you know!
Saviour advice: Drink water at regular intervals, not at a stretch like you chug that pint of beer!
Genius suggestion. I know, right?!
2. Morning Espresso
While nothing gets most of us through a Monday morning or a late night, better than cups of coffee, let me tell you what the studies tell us. The maximum amount of coffee that a person can drink in a day, without literally switching off a part of their brain, is 70 cups. Sure, no one reaches that limit, but here’s the glitch. Scientists don’t tell us the size of the cup. COFFEE cup, you pervs!
So your one giant cup of coffee could easily be 4 of their cups.
That just means you need to drink no more than 17 cups a day. I think we can handle that. Caffeine was never meant to make you healthy anyway.
Regretting that trip to Starbucks and paying a bong for that Venti Espresso?
Saviour advice: If you’ve already switched off your brains, you need not worry about this at all.
3. Killer punches
I am not talking about your jokes. No one really dies of laughing too much. I don’t even think there’s such a thing as “laughing too much”. I mean if that was the case, Janice with that awkward laugh should have been dead by the end of season 10.
Anyway, I am literally talking about punches like a Knuckle Sandwich that could kill you.
So, your heart has this thing where it beats after every couple of nanoseconds. The moments between the next beat are very crucial. If you get punched in those nanoseconds, you could die at that moment instantly. Because your heart is at its weakest when your heart’s not been beating. And getting punched during such a time, could just pump the blood in a wrong way.
Saviour advice: Watch out for the next time you see your crush, and skip a beat.
4. Obsession with Swachch Bharat
While the Monica in you might be a little offended by this, we only want to be there for you.
So, here’s the thing. If you are exposed to ammonia mad bleach ( found in most products) together in an enclosed environment for longer than an hour, the gas that gets created due to this, can swell up your airways so much so that they could also get blocked. Cleanliness can literally send you next to Godliness.
All the Indian moms out there won’t be impressed by this fact for sure. Sigh!
Saviour Advice: Try to like it dirty!
5. Late night Netflix & Chill
While lack of sleep can cause a number of disease like diabetes, and obesity, the most uncommon and unheard is Fatal Familia Insomnia. I’m not just making up a Spanish sentence.
It is real, you guys. While there has been no scientific proof of this because of shortage of subjects who wanted to expose themselves to this death-test, it states that she maximum duration that a person needs to stay awake to die is about four months. IF this happens, they start to become disoriented and unresponsive.
Guess, binge watching those Narcos and House of Cards episodes doesn’t sound a good idea anymore.
Saviour advice: Life is short. DON’T make it shorter. Sleep as much as you can!
6. Brushing your teeth
Every time you brush your teeth, you kill the germs in your mouth every time you brush your teeth and gulp the toothpaste-y saliva, you bring germs to your intestines. It’s all very complicated. If your saliva containing toothpaste in large quantities, it can cause intestinal as well as artery blockage. Toothpaste is a chemical, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that it is in fact, harmful. So now I guess you have a choice to make: Stinky breath or Heart Attack.
So next time you see that annoying girl asking you “Kya aapke toothpaste mein namak hai?”, counter her by asking if she is aware of his fact. Might help. Or might not.
Saviour Advice: Take a partner who has worse breath than yours. Then it’s a win-win.
Now that you know these important details, watch out for the next time you think of indulging in a good habit. You never know, it might just send you to the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks.