We’re all aware of the normal things that can kill you, like guns, heart disease, and mosquitoes. But, what about the everyday objects? You might be surprised about the stuff lying around your house that could kill you. From medicines to sports equipment, plenty of things have the potential to instantly send you to the grave. One wrong move or being at the wrong place at the wrong time can end things pretty quickly. It’s not a great thought, but knowing the hazards around you might also save your life. Curious to find out what deadly objects are near you? Here are 25 Surprising Everyday Objects That Can Kill You.
It might sound weird, but golf is a dangerous sport, with golf clubs being the prime killer. For instance, in 1994, a burgeoning golf player named Jeremy Brenno struck a bench with his No.3 Wood golf club. The golf club broke, bounced back, and pierced him in the heart, killing him. This wasn’t an isolated incident either. 15-year-old Rafael Naranjo swung a five-iron at a fire hydrant, it broke off and became lodged in his neck. Two others also suffered similar fates.
You’re walking down the road, minding your own business when the next thing you know you’re falling in a treacherous and deadly manhole. It might sound crazy, but in India alone, 1,843 lives were lost in 2011 due to such accidents.
You might want to think twice before dipping into a warm, bubbling hot tub. People die all the time in them. From the period of 1999 to 2003, 1,676 Americans lost their lives in a tub. Usually, people had one too many drinks and drowned.
Scarfs might be good looking accessories, but they can also kill. While there aren’t statistics on the matter, in 1927, dancer Isadora Duncan was strangled to death when her scarf was caught in the hubcaps of her car. It pulled her right out of the convertible and dragged her along the cobblestone street.
Sleeping in your soft, warm bed is likely one of your favorite things to do. Yet, it can also kill you. According to a study done by the CDC, 737 Americans died annually from 2004-2014 by falling out of bed. You’re more likely to die from falling out of bed than being killed by a terrorist.