People love to talk about how rare certain events, mishaps, and lucky breaks are. In reality, some of that stuff happens all the time.
Here are 12 things (both good and bad) that happen far more than you think.
They say lightning never strikes the same place twice, but that’s a falsity. While rare, lightning strikes do occur and sometimes seem to target specific areas/people. About 40 million lightning strokes occur each year.
Barking Dogs Don’t Bite
Yes, they do. Any strange dog can be dangerous. Nearly 4.5 million people get bitten by dogs each year, and 800,000 of those need medical attention.
The odds of winning the lottery are 1 in a crazy amount. But people do win. And people win smaller jackpots with scratch-offs, gambling, and giveaways all the time.
It’s still not a good use of money, though.
Police Commandeering Your Vehicle
Movies constantly show police commandeering vehicles, but we all think it’s fiction. Some folks really have had cops jump in with them, though.
Jokes abound about people going in for a simple procedure and coming out without a leg. However, it does happen. Doctors are people, too, and they can make mistakes.
Love at First Sight
There’s a great debate about whether love at first sight is real or not, but if you think about it outside the romantic sense, you’ll see how true it is. Did you fall in love with your baby at first sight?
Men refuse to acknowledge women’s lived experiences with sexual harassment. Every single woman has faced sexual harassment on numerous occasions, while men pretend it’s not a problem.
Male Abuse Victims
On the other end of the scale, no one takes male victims of abuse seriously, though it happens all the time.
Good Guys Stopping Bad Guys
The NRA pushes the narrative that we shouldn’t have gun control because a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun, while left-wing opponents say that never happens.
It does happen but doesn’t result in tragedy, so we never hear about it.
Millions of people still refuse to acknowledge the genuine problems caused by global warming. Our climate is changing, and that will impact weather worldwide.
We probably can’t even begin to count the number of innocent people rotting away in a prison cell. People always make false accusations; usually, the poor folks who can’t afford legal aid suffer the consequences.
Bad Things Happening To Me
Whatever the problem, everyone assumes it won’t happen to them. They won’t get divorced; they’ll never experience a chronic illness or disability, and they won’t lose their jobs.
Bad things happen to good people all the time.
Comforting Lies Too Many People Fall For
Even the smartest among us fall for these everyday lies.
We’re So Tired of Explaining these Basic Concepts To Others
Sometimes, people just can’t understand basic ideas. We explain these concepts to others until our faces turn blue, yet they still can’t grasp them.
Thats Not a Flex – Weird Things People Are Proud of
People boast about the weirdest things. Here are the top things people are inexplicably proud of.
Legal Scams We All Have To Deal With
Society is ripe with folks legally scamming you out of your hard earned cash.
Here are the top scams we all just accepted as normal.
10 Examples of Manufactured Problems
Don’t believe us? Here are 10 problems companies created that the public pays to solve.