You Got Hurt, HOW??

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There are a lot of potentially dangerous hazards around the holiday season . . . and it isn't just eating raw cookie dough.

In a new survey, 30% of Americans say they've been INJURED during various holiday-related activities . . . whether it was minor, or it sent them to the ER. Of those, the injuries include:

1. 13% have cut themselves while wrapping or opening presents 

2. 11% have slipped or tripped outdoors.

3. 10% have been hurt cooking during the holidays.

4. 6% have been burned by a candle.

5. Another 6% have tripped or slipped over a holiday-related object.

6. 4% have fallen from a ladder . . . another 4% were hurt while standing on furniture while putting up décor. And 3% have been injured while putting decorations or lights on the roof.

7. 3% have been injured by "a new toy." 

12% of those who were injured say they were intoxicated at the time.

Speaking of safety, 38% of people leave their outdoor AND indoor holiday lights ON overnight. 24% only leave their outdoor lights on . . . and 16% will just leave indoor holiday lights on, like maybe a Christmas tree 

22% turn off everything when they go to sleep, which is a GOOD habit . . . because 27% of people say their oldest holiday lights are at least five years old, and 13% say they're seven or more years old.

(And there's probably a good chunk of people who use lights that are BORDERLINE ANTIQUES at this point. So be extra careful with those . . . or just play it safe and retire them.)



(Value Penguin)

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