Here are 5 more things you should know.
01. Before you or your contractor dig a hole on your property…
Dial 811 (US and Canada only) Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can result in damage to gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines, which can lead to service disruptions, serious injuries and costly repairs. Don’t be another statistic. Call 811.com.
02. Leave your disposable razor blades to rest in baby oil
Disposable razors last for months if you leave them resting in baby oil when not using them. Steel razors are incredibly durable. Your stubble, no matter how manly, is not enough to chip or pit steel. When your razor wears out, it’s not because of your use.
It’s because of how you treat the razor after you’re done using it. Most people rinse it, maybe blow on it, then stick it back in the cabinet. This leaves little drops of water on the steel, causing it to rust and pit and wear out.
So if you want your razors to last as long as possible, store them in a little cup of oil. Baby oil or mineral oil. The water can’t sit there under oil, so it’ll come right off. The oil itself won’t hurt your blade. The blade will last an astoundingly long time. But it only takes once or twice of not doing that to wear the blade down.
03. The New Private Debt Collection Program
Beginning in spring 2017, IRS will contract with four agencies in a new Private Debt Collection Program. The IRS has selected the following contractors to carry out this program:
· CBE Group: 1309 Technology Pkwy, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
· Conserve: 200 CrossKeys Office park, Fairport, NY 14450
· Performant: 333 N Canyons Pkwy, Livermore, CA 94551
· Pioneer: 325 Daniel Zenker Dr, Horseheads, NY 14845
These private collection agencies will work on accounts where taxpayers owe money, but the IRS is no longer actively working their accounts. The IRS will give each taxpayer and their representative written notice that their account is being transferred to a private collection agency. The agency will then send a second, separate letter to the taxpayer and their representative confirming this transfer.
04. How to fight an aggressive dog
If you have got a gun, shoot it and be over with it. Now if you don’t have a gun, get ready for the fight of your lifetime.
Assuming it’s a surprise fight and you have only seconds to act:
1. You will need to kill or severely injure the dog.
2. It won’t be pretty.
3. Grab a stick thicker than your thumb if you can.
First up, whatever happens you will need protection. Take your top off and wrap it around your hand and forearm. The easiest way is to hold the sleeve and wrap. Try to go all the way from the hand to the elbow. If all you have is a t-shirt then man up and accept the fact that this is going to hurt and you will probably lose a little blood.
Here’s how things go down:
The dog will run at you. Take a low stance and get ready for the tackle. When the dog is close it will jump at you. When it jumps, ram your arm into its mouth and get ready. You will probably be heading to the floor. If you have the chance, twist as you fall and land on top of the dog. If it ends up on top of you then get ready for a fight. You must get on top and pin the dog down.
If you end up under the dog and can’t roll it do not try to grapple it. You’ll lose fingers this way. Just throw punches aimed at the neck. NOT THE FACE OR BODY! Aim at the neck! A dog’s skull and rib cage are tough. Instinct will make it bite your arm too. If you have that big stick I mentioned then you have 2 options:
· If it’s possible put it into its mouth width wise and press down into its head. (Dogs have no teeth at the back of the jaw and biting down hard on a stick hurts their soft gums).
· (More likely) you won’t be able to find an opening to get that stick in, so…
You’re hopefully on top. It’s pinned and you’re ready. If you can, ram your hand into its mouth (remembering it should be wrapped and covered) and start punching it in the neck hard. Try to punch the ground behind its neck. That is how hard you want to punch. Don’t stop until that dog stops moving.
Your aim is to crush its windpipe. Without air it will be dead in 200 seconds or less. Aim to injure the dog and you’ll be there FAR, FAR longer.
Or failing that if you have a minute or two, get a big stick and bludgeon it to death. Your ultimate aim is to stop it breathing and the easiest way is to stop air going from the mouth to the lungs. Collapse the middleman so to speak.
So in short, destroying THE NECK with punches, kicks or a big stick is the quickest way to end its life as the bones in the skull and ribs are almost unbreakable by unaided human hand.
05. How to check your balls (for men of course)
Seriously, from puberty onwards you should be checking those fellas every month, get to know them well and then you’ll spot if something changes. Testicular Cancer has a very high survival rate, but only if you find it. Make friends with your balls and look after them, and they’ll always be there for you.