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There are a ton of things in this world that we immediately recognize as dangerous. We're smart enough to avoid them. It's the safe-looking stuff that will get you.

As a public service we asked our readers to find examples of ordinary, inconspicuous stuff that's just lying in wait to kill you.

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NERF GUNS, WHICHARE SNONYMOUS WITH SAFE PLAY, HAVE CAUSED A NUMBER OF EYE INJURIES. BLEEDING, TEMPORARY BLINDNESS AND EVEN LONGTERM IGLAUCOMA LIKE sYM

Entry by Andrea Meno

Charging your phone overnight under a pillow is as risky as leaving your stove on. The charger gives off heat that has nowhere to gO, which can make t

Entry by elisatan

GRAGKEDGOM It says right on the package not to stick them in your ear, but people still do. Hundreds of thousands of children end up in emergency room

Entry by culturekills

ESCALATORS INJURE TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE A YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES.

Entry by Michael Voll

Decorative indoor fountains have led to multiple fatal outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease due to how easily they can grow and transmit dangerous bacte

Entry by Scott Laffey

YOUR FISH TANK CAN MAKE YOU SICK. Aquariums can be the source of numerous diseases passed from fish to their human caretakers. The most common are bac

Entry by BRWombat

Falls from SHOPPING CARTS injure more than 24,000 children each year. CRACKED CO

Entry by Michael Voll

Your headphones might be killing you. Blasting music into your ears at high volume not only causes hearing damage, it can lead to hypertension, stroke

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