No Need for Silverware
The things that you see in a house can be pretty surprising. You might also feel shocked in noticing what someone doesn’t keep in their house either.
For example, how would you not have any food in your house? This family didn’t even bother to hook up their appliances because they ate every meal out. They even seemed offended when this person suggested a homecooked meal once. We’re sure they knew all the good restaurants in town, though.
Just Throw Them Away
If new parents are familiar with one universal fact, it’s that you don’t want to keep dirty diapers around. After all, they stink by nature.
In one house that this person visited, on the contrary, there was a different way of doing things. Instead of tossing these diapers in the dumpster, they just buried them in the backyard. It worked about as well as you’d expect too, it sounds like by this account.
Hiding Thier Eyes
As we’ve said, everyone has something they like and might even collect. Some collections are more unsettling than others, to be fair.
As for this collection of dolls, it was already a subject that some people really don’t enjoy. It was only made worse to know that when you turned the dolls around, they had no faces. We’re sure this decor would make visits a little more frightening.
One Way to Remember
Life-sized cutouts aren’t uncommon novelty gifts. Maybe you need a gag gift and someone is a big fan of a certain character or piece of media and it just works.
The same isn’t quite as true for cutouts of real people in your life. We can’t blame this person for finding it a little weird that this family kept a life-sized cutout of a family member that was away at college. It’s even more unsettling that it traveled around the house too.
Shrine for Grandma
If you saw a shrine to a family member in someone’s house, you might think that something tragic must have happened. You’d probably assumed that they had passed away.
That’s what this person thought when they saw a shrine to their friend’s grandmother in her house. As it turns out, that wasn’t the case at all. The grandmother just so happened to serve as the leader of a cult the whole family was involved in.
They Look So Happy
If you’ve ever bought a photo frame, you’ve probably had to remove a stock image of a happy family. These are just there to try and make you more tempted to buy the photo.
Still, you’re meant to remove them from the frame to add your own photo. This person was thrown off guard when they went to their neighbor’s house to see that all of the photo frames featured these original images. The explanation seems a little sad.
Plenty of people adorn their homes with decorations and a Christmas tree as a centerpiece come December. This is true even among some people who aren’t particularly religious.
However, most people take those trees down as the new year rolls in. If you don’t want to, though, no one is going to make you take your Christmas tree down. Like this family, you could always just leave the Christmas tree up all year and even change it out for Christmas.
Only Expired Food Here
No matter how hard you try, you might find something expired in your kitchen. Maybe it’s a forgotten box in a pantry or fruit that turned overnight.
Yet, there are some people this really doesn’t bother. This person even reported going to someone’s house to find food so expired that it had gone out of date in 1995. Even worse, everyone was unbothered and had no qualms about consuming the expired food when they got hungry.
Do You Need the Time?
When you have a home of your own, you should make sure to decorate it to your tastes. After all, you live there and you should see yourself in your environment!
Yet, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t certain decor schemes that might take things too far. We’re happy that this person was happy with all of their cuckoo clocks but it seems like a rather loud environment. Not to mention, the risk of being punched isn’t great.
The Worst Decoration
There are certain things that you shouldn’t keep. Even in the concept of minimizing waste, certain things don’t need to stick around.
For instance, after you clip your nails, those nail clippings have to go. That’s something that we’d hope that no one has to be told. Unfortunately, this person learned that not everyone did this. Some people, like their ex, decided this was a great item to keep in bottles for decoration around the bedroom.
How Can You Tell?
When you head to dinner with a potential business partner, you might not expect too much weird stuff. After all, it’s a professional setting.
Sadly, you still might find something a little unsettling. Eating at this business associate’s home, this person noticed something odd. The books were all turned so that the spines faced the wall. While it’s monochromatic, it’d also be impossible to tell which book is which. The result sounds rather confusing.
Just a Quick Replacement
Having a hot tub is a great way to make sure you have somewhere to unwind whenever you want it. Most people keep them on a deck or in a backyard.
As for this family, they decided that they didn’t even need to go outside. In fact, who needs a living room when you can just have a giant hot tub in its place? The most confusing part of this one is that they never seemed to use the hot tub.
An Extensive Collection
It’s not particularly abnormal to collect something. From coins to stamps to photos, there are plenty of items that you might collect.
The only rule is that you should make sure you have the physical space for your collection. Otherwise, you might start to encroach on common areas or other people that you live with. This person had so many newspapers that it was hard to navigate the home at times.
Sticking to a Theme
There’s something to be said for the interior design choices someone makes when there’s no limit to what they can buy.
That’s exactly what this person saw when they visited their uncle’s home. A retired millionaire, he put a lot of time, energy, and funds into his interests. This just so happened to be a love for devil figurines, plushies, and more. At least he’s focused on his interests and has plenty of what he loves around.
That’s an Interesting Choice
There are certain things you might keep in your kitchen that aren’t for eating. For example, you probably don’t chow down on your dog’s food.
That’s apparently doesn’t mean that this is a universal rule. We can’t blame this person for thinking it was a bit weird when a whole family started to crunch on dry dog food. They even tried some themselves but weren’t very impressed with the experience in the end.
The Perfect Snack
When you’re young, you might try something weird without thinking about it. You might also do something weird without realizing it.
While this person was at their friend’s house, they were appreciative of the offer of a snack. They were a little taken aback when they fished the crackers out of the sofa, though. While they think it was odd now, they thought it was fairly convenient at the time. We wonder how long they did this.
Interesting Home Design
There are some things that most people include in their home design. As an example, many people want to have a sofa in their living room.
You might even try to fit two couches in your living room or at least add a love seat for extra lounging space. On the other hand, eight sofas are just a bit too much. Without the room for them, these couches made the living room less comforting and more confusing.
A Big Fan
As we’ve said before, if you’re a big fan of something, it makes sense to use it in your home design. If you love an artist, a piece of work of theirs is a great touch.
This person was a big fan of someone in particular: Conway Twitty. With a love of the singer behind them, they added a 6’4″ homage in their home for everyone to see. As kids, it became a tradition to rub the image for good luck.
Keeping Things Pristine
If you take serious care of your yard, you might not want someone stepping on it. That’s why it’s great to add a path.
Implementing that same idea inside might strike some people as odd, though. This mother did that by using carpet samples to make a low-budget path throughout the house. The idea here was to keep the actual carpet pristine, so no one was allowed to walk on it.
When preparing for an estate sale, you get the chance to see what someone’s home looked like when they lived in it. Sometimes, this turns up a weird find here or there.
In one house, this person saw something that surprised them quite a bit. While a working toilet is usually standard anymore, it’s not quite so standard to install them in a dining room rather than a bathroom. Still, that’s what this person saw fit.
A Unique Solution
There are some families that steer clear of milk. There are plenty of reasons to as well, ranging from lactose intolerance to a vegan diet.
In the place of milk, though, many people find a substitute. There are plenty of options in this area as well, including oat milk or almond milk. You definitely don’t have to resort to using coffee creamer. In fact, coffee creamer definitely wouldn’t taste the same on its own or with your cereal.
An Awkward Family Reunion
There are certain things you don’t want to see your family doing. After all, they are your family and that relationship comes with boundaries.
You definitely wouldn’t want to see nude modeling from a family member. We’re guessing this aunt wouldn’t want her nieces or nephews seeing these photos either. That doesn’t mean she was able to stop this person from keeping a distributed photo in their home which would be weird to stumble across.
As we saw with the toilet in the dining room, it’s not always what you have but where you keep it that stands out as a weird addition to your house.
This person wasn’t weird for having a bathtub. In fact, most people have a bathtub or at least a shower. Yet, you probably don’t keep your bathtub at the end of your bed. As this person pointed out, it was a bit of a hazard as well as an eyesore.
Hope You Like Richard Simmons
Going to an open house is another way to see how someone you probably don’t know lives. While it isn’t completely natural, it can show off some of their decor.
For example, this house wouldn’t have stood out quite so much without a Richard Simmons photo in every room. According to what they were told, it all stemmed from the homeowner owing a successful workout plan to the famous instructor. It’d still feel a bit unsettling.
Get Ready to Gag
There are some things that you have in your home for a purpose. There are few purposes quite as good as soothing you on a bad day.
That is, of course, only if the idea is a good one. As for us, we’re not sure putting our hand in a jar of belly button lint would actually help our mental health. In fact, it might actively damage it. At least this family found solace in the idea.
There are certain snacks that are unpopular because they aren’t tasty. Others might not be on the menu as often because they aren’t safe to eat.
Most people don’t eat raw hamburger meat because it’s not healthy. Furthermore, it’s so unhealthy that most people balk at it almost right away. That didn’t stop this person’s aunt from making it into a snack. Even worse, she’d eat it an entire package with a fork, right in front of the TV.
Just Want to See What Happens
There are certain things you should get rid of as soon as you see. That’s why you toss bread or produce out if it starts to get moldy.
In a similar form, you should probably remove any fungus that you see growing in your shower. How do you get as far as a fully formed mushroom in your shower anyway? However it happened, you definitely shouldn’t wait and see how big the fungi will get.
Maybe Best to Listen
There are some items on display that you can’t touch. Maybe they won’t handle being touched well or they’re easy to break and no one wants to take the risk.
As for this family, the item in question was a grenade their friend’s father kept on display for everyone to see. They didn’t know much more about it other than that they weren’t supposed to touch it. Weird or not, “don’t touch the grenade” seems like a good rule.
Just Let Them Outside
There are certain things you have to do if you’re going to have a dog. For one, take them outside for exercise and to make sure they can do their business.
Conversely, leaving them inside all the time isn’t great for them or you. This is especially true if you aren’t cleaning up after them. We could go on for quite a while explaining why a room for the dog to use as a bathroom is an awful idea.
A Rare Pet
There are certain pets you’re used to seeing people have. If someone had a dog or a cat, you probably wouldn’t bat an eye.
Looking at things from another perspective, though, you’d definitely think some pets were weird. This person was caught off-guard when they saw a raccoon in their friend’s house. They were scared, as many would be, until they learned that it was just the family pet, not a wild raccoon.
No Door Here
There are rooms in your home that you can get away with not having a door. A kitchen or a living room is usually fine to leave more open-concept.
The same can’t be said for a bathroom. This is one room in the house where you’d want the option for a bit of privacy. Yet, that’s not the case in every home, including the one that this person discusses. They were left open to the eyes of passerby and one grumpy cat when they showered there.
The naked human form isn’t uncommon to see in art. From sculptures to paintings and even into photography, the human form has been captured for centuries.
Some people even particularly love these studies of human composition. This particular dad probably just wanted to see the art he loved every day. Still, a house with only nude artwork around might surprise people when they first walk in. We’re glad to hear that he was a pretty cool guy in general.
Just Walk Around That
When it comes to a good samaritan, they seem to be blessings in your time of need. Once this person got lost, they were happy to see a friendly face.
Even better, she even inviting them in for a moment to rest. If they were expecting the usual decor grandmothers tend to favor, though, they were sorely mistaken. Instead, they were greeted with a six-foot high pile of dirt right in the living room!
Unnecessary Extra Steps
If you have trash, where do you put it in your home? If you’re like most people, you’re probably looking toward your trash can right about now.
Not everyone uses their trash can, though, as convenient as that solution may be. On the contrary, this family simply puts all their trash in the sink, for some reason. It seems like an unnecessary extra step to put all the day’s trash in the sink only to throw it out into a trash can later.
Great Bedside Manner
As a nurse, you would probably see a lot of odd things. At the end of the day, a lot of people end up needed medical care for odd decisions.
This surprise actually came from the family of a patient, though. When this person arrived to help an elderly patient, they were surprised to find that their bed looked fairly suspicious. As it turned out, the family knew he didn’t have long and referred to his bed as a “pre-coffin.”
That’s a Lot of Dogs
Having a dog or two is a great way to keep company around the house and make sure a few dogs have a reliable and loving home.
Still, you probably shouldn’t adopt every dog you see. There is such a thing as having too many animals in a space. This person was already surprised to see nine Yorkies but all of them being in doggie diapers seems like another intense aspect of care.
There are certain things you might associate with your grandparents’ house. Maybe you think of your grandmother’s baking or your grandfather’s music playing while you were there.
What you surely wouldn’t forget is if your grandparents had a mannequin that they frequently changed in their dining room. Well, that is, except for giving the mannequin a shirt. We have to wonder how long it would take to forget the name of the family mannequin.
Just a Skull
There are a few things that are nearly always unsettling to see. A human skull, for example, is so frequently associated with horror that it’s hard to disconnect it.
This is especially true if you notice that the skull looking back at you isn’t simply decoration. Right in the living room, this mother had a human skull with a dollar bill between its teeth. It was real too, not a cheap decoration. Isn’t it eerie to have the skull of someone you know?
A Family of Dolls
There’s something to be said about a doll that’s too unrealistic. It reaches into the uncanny valley and leaves you feeling a bit unsettled.
That’s why these dolls were particularly unsettling. Not only were they dolls but they obviously had the artistic touch of someone who valued realism. Naming them after real people and talking to the dolls would likely only make them seem more lifelike. This person said the more horror they see, the worse the dolls get.
You Can’t Eat That
As we’ve seen, again and again, there are certain things you can’t eat. There are certain items that aren’t in our diet for a reason: they aren’t safe to eat.
While you can eat chicken, you have to make sure that it’s fully prepared. If you eat it raw, you can get pretty sick in a short amount of time. So, when these people offered this person a “medium-rare chicken,” they had to decline.
Saving a Few Coins
Everyone has their own ways of saving money. At the end of the day, most people only have a finite amount of money to spend anyway.
As for this family, they had a practice that would make most people gag. If you grabbed some milk but didn’t finish it, you’d have to pour the milk back into the bottle. We’re not sure that this is the best or even the most effective way to go about it.
Finding storage in your home can be difficult. This is particularly true for smaller houses and apartments where space is limited.
This person actually participated in the weird quirk of their mom’s house. They even continued to do it themselves well into adulthood too. Instead of picking up a bread box or just putting the bread in a cabinet or on the countertop, this family opts for the microwave. We suppose it would work if not add a little inconvenience to your day.
Remembering the Family Pet
The loss of a pet is never easy. Many people have their own ways of dealing with the grief of a lost pet before moving on.
As for this couple, the answer was clear. They wanted to keep their beloved German Shepherd close. To accomplish this, they kept all the hair that he’d shed over the course of his life to crochet it into a cushion for their couch. Hopefully, no one is allergic to dogs.
Any TV requires you to have it on the right settings for the best image quality. However, older TVs seemed even more delicate.
This is probably because the quality of the TV only achieved so much. The idea of setting one of these TVs to have a contrast of 100% and a brightness of 100% seems almost impossible to watch. Still, it seemed like the choice that this family actually preferred when they were watching somehow.
What a Centerpiece
Centerpieces are fairly versatile. There aren’t a lot of rules and you can change them to suit your mood or the occasion.
If you find one that you love, you can even use the same centerpiece frequently. This person surely found one that they loved, even if everyone else looked at it oddly. We’re not sure how we’d feel if we walked in to see a mannequin torso, fully dressed, on the kitchen table.
Flight Attendants Share 45 Dark Things Most Passengers Don’t Know About
Stuck With Strangers
When you board a plane, you would probably think that the flight crew in your airplane has known each other for ages, especially if you don’t fly often. It makes sense because it seems like they are very friendly with each other.
However, it is more likely that they are complete strangers to one another – only meeting each other during their briefing. As this Reddit post points out, the flight crew don’t even know each other’s names, and so they use neutral terms like “darling” and “dude.”
It’s weird that this even has to be mentioned – but a lot of people have trouble understanding basic hygiene, especially when it comes to transportation services. It should be common sense not to walk around barefoot in a plane, but as this Redditor points out, many people still seem to do so.
Commercial flights can be messy and disgusting, and it’s highly likely that the planes aren’t cleaned up every day. So, you’d probably be wiser not to eat the mint that fell on the floor.
Don’t Be a Jerk
Sadly, a lot of people do not understand the concept of basic human empathy. Some people, perhaps unintentionally, end up treating service workers, such as retail and restaurant servicemen, like garbage. Sometimes, flight attendants fall into this category as well – and they sure retaliate!
As this Redditor explains, human decency goes a long way, and the flight crew is more likely to listen to you if you are polite and gentle and might even give you free bonuses. If you’re a jerk, though, it’s pretty clear that flight crew have plenty of tricks up their sleeve.
The Redditor “marskie” had two interesting secrets to divulge to the internet crowd. The first one is quite depressing – despite being with people all the time, the flight crew can have a pretty lonely life. Most of their life is spent in hotels and airports, without any friends or family.
The other secret is pretty disturbing as well, but for completely different reasons. Pillows and blankets in commercial flights go unwashed, so you might be better off not asking for one on your next flight.
Whilst the Redditor “GoHomePig” is not exactly a flight attendant, as a pilot, their experience counts as well since they also probably know what goes on behind the scenes. As the Redditor explains, most commercial flights have poor hygiene standards, and water is a particular health hazard.
Drinking the coffee in airplanes can be particularly disgusting, as they are drained from the ports right next to the bathrooms. They also warned to be wary of tray tables because they are probably not cleaned as well.
It’s pretty obvious that airplane parts don’t last forever, so they often need to be maintained. The question is, how often are they maintained? According to this Redditor, the answer is not very often. If you’re flying right now, chances are that there are some parts of the plane that are broken.
It’s frightening to know that you’re thousands of feet above the air in a broken vehicle, but somehow, it works well, and airplanes are one of the safest vehicles out there.
“Technically” the Truth
If having broken parts weren’t bad enough for airplanes, you sometimes actually have problems that can be life-threatening – which is a big reason for several delays. Flight attendants know this, and they also know any answer they give to passengers would only make them panic further.
As we can see from this Reddit post, flight attendants resort to vague answers such as blaming technical problems to keep their customers at ease.
Training for the Worst
A lot of people have the misconception that flight attendants are there to make flights comfortable for passengers. Sure, it’s part of their job, but that’s not what they are there for. When you are hundreds of thousands of feet up in the air, you need to prepare for the worst, which is exactly what flight attendants do.
As “EMTinprogress” points out, flight attendants are the jack of all trades – they know how to evacuate planes, fight fires, and provide emergency medical attention to passengers if need be.
The Cost of Being a Flight Attendant
The idea of a flight attendant can be very appealing – flying all over the world, from one city to another, meeting different kinds of people. However, underneath all the glamour lies a much deeper, darker secret. Flight attendants do not get paid much – just slightly above the median salary of the United States.
In addition to that, they are also not paid during delays, boarding processes, or in between flights, as “Sweetpicklebee” points out. For many flight attendants, this means that they often have to live on tighter budgets.
Besides the horrible pay, being a flight attendant comes with other drawbacks as well. Flight crews end up working long hours, which is often accompanied by unreasonable passengers and stressful situations.
Whilst during work they travel with other flight crew members, when they are commuting, they might often end up sitting in a passenger seat. As this Reddit comment explains, it’s best not to bother them at this point – since they are overworked and traveling as a passenger rather than an employee of the airlines.
Red Eye Alert
It’s not uncommon for flight attendants to stay on their feet for hours without sleep, especially during long flights. This comes with a toll on their body, though! As a passenger, if you look closely near the end of a flight, you might notice that some of them might have red eyes.
As the Redditor “AAKKMM” explains, it might seem scary to you, but it’s perfectly normal for flight attendants. Don’t worry, though – they’ll still try to provide you with top-notch service.
Hot and Cold
This one is particularly hilarious because it goes on to show how our minds play tricks on us, even inside airplanes! According to this Reddit comment, turbulence and warmer temperatures don’t go hand-in-hand.
Due to scientific reasons, hotter temperatures affect the air density and can often mean bumpier plane rides – making passengers more likely to puke. This is obviously unwanted by both the passengers and the flight crew, so they just take the easier route – pretend to change the temperature and let your mind do the rest!
Have you wondered where flight attendants sleep during long-range flights? Obviously, you can’t expect them to be up and about throughout the entire flight, especially if it’s a very long one. As this Redditor points out, this is why flight attendants usually have a large bedroom reserved for them.
They are called crew rest compartments (CRCs), which are behind locked doors and not accessible to the public. However, even then, the jobs of flight attendants are exhausting, and they do not get to sleep much even in the CRCs.
Many people underestimate turbulence and don’t take the seat belt signs seriously. This flight attendant from Reddit warns you though – turbulence can be crazy. Whilst turbulence does not usually crash a plane, they can make a ride pretty bumpy, causing passengers to dislocate from their seats.
The Redditor advises you to wear your seatbelts – it’s much safer and not even that uncomfortable as you would think. This is definitely something you should keep in mind during your next flight.
As you might be aware, being a flight attendant can vastly enrich your tally of experiences, and so you might have lots of stories to tell. However, the stories are sometimes not about cities you’ve seen but old-fashioned gossips.
It’s no surprise that not all flight attendants get along with each other, and despite the facade they put on in front of passengers, they might secretly (or not so secretly) hate each other. At least, the internal dramas that arise are one form of entertainment they have at their disposal.
Nope, we’re not talking about the intoxicating beverages served on the plane, but rather a drink that we’re all familiar with – Diet Coke. You might think Diet Coke is the least of worries for flight attendants, but according to this Reddit comment – the flight crew hates it. Why?
The constituents of Diet Coke make it fizz longer in the air, and so it takes longer to pour. Flight attendants have even reported having nightmares about never-ending bottles of Diet Coke, according to blog posts online.
Better Watch Out
Some passengers in commercial planes struggle with the concept of personal space. They end up thinking it is okay to touch the air hosts or hostesses to grab their attention, but most flight attendants do not like being touched.
Some, like this Redditor, go even so far as to chide them for their behavior. This makes sense perfectly – touching someone without permission is pretty disrespectful, and you can be sure that flight attendants do not like it.
If you’re a frequent flyer, you’ve probably had to face delays quite a lot. Yes, they can be very annoying as a passenger, especially if it’s an emergency. As a result, many passengers get understandably angry and lash out on the flight crew.
However, as this Reddit user points out – it’s not their fault, and they lose their paychecks as well. Nevertheless, they have to deal with annoyed and irritated passengers all the time during delays – probably one of the most unwanted perks of the job.
Time, Tide, and Airplanes Wait For None
Passengers are often held back from reaching the airport in time due to unexpected delays, and that’s perfectly alright. However, the burden of the delay falls on the passengers, not the airplanes.
Flight delays happen sometimes due to technical problems or staff not showing up, but rarely does a flight wait for all its passengers to arrive. Not only does it affect the schedule of the crew, but the airline company wouldn’t want to hurt its reputation either, as this Reddit comment explains.
Landing at Night
Have you ever wondered why a plane’s lights are dimmed when you are just about to land? If anything, it seems like a serious safety hazard. However, it’s quite the contrary, according to “bonestamp.” Once you get out of the plane, your work is still undone – you need to climb off the ramp, search for your luggage, etc.
Having the lights dimmed allows your eyes to adjust to the darkness sooner, so there’s actually a lower risk of you tripping over or banging your head unexpectedly.
If you’ve flown often, you have at least one memory of a landing where you were sure you were about to die. This is more likely if you’ve ever had to land during bad weather, and the landing was bumpy. You might feel relieved to know that those bumps were intentional – and it’s not the pilot toying with you either!
As the Redditor “Virgadays” explains, hard landings prevent aquaplaning, a phenomenon that causes water to build up in front of the airplane’s tires and causes the pilot to lose control.
Switching off mobile phones is a federal requirement for domestic flights in the US. The way passengers are constantly pestered to turn off their mobile phones, you would think that they are the bane of human aviation, but that’s rarely the case.
According to this Reddit comment, mobile phones alone cannot cause a flight to crash. However, mobile networks do cause interference, which can be extremely inconvenient for pilots and cause them to miss clearances.
When you’re thousands of feet above the ground, everything needs to be economical. Airlines know this, and so they do their best to minimize wastage as much as possible – even for the air you breathe.
This Reddit comment explains how the internal air inside a plan is actually the same air used in the engines, only recycled so that it is suitable for breathing. It’s weird to think you’re breathing airplane engine air, but at least it has been working nicely so far!
If you think flight attendants have too much power, reconsider after reading this Reddit comment. The captain of an airplane holds even more power than flight attendants so – they are the full commanders of the plane as long as they are in the air.
They have the ability to arrest people, write fines, and in the morbid event one of their passengers die, they can take their wills as well. They still can’t officiate marriages, though, which ship captains can, making them more awesome in our opinion.
Just a Little Lightning
Flying in bad weather can always be scary. You’re miles and miles away from the ground, storm clouds are all around you, with occasional sparks of lightning – it’s enough to trigger the anxiety of any human being. Don’t worry, though – airplanes are designed to be extremely safe.
As this Redditor learned, airplanes get struck by lightning all the time, but it rarely becomes an issue. So, even if you’re flying in the roughest of weather, you can sit back and relax! The crew has your back.
What Remains in Cargos
You might want to sit down for this one or skip it altogether. If you’re still reading, know this – whenever you are flying, it is highly likely that you are in the same flight as a dead body, and possibly more than one.
According to “mrmiguez”, despite being named commercial flights, many aircraft often ship dead bodies to other locations – wrapped nicely in wooden boxes. Although the cargo is often far away from the passenger compartments, it’s still kind of spooky to think about.
Airplane bathrooms are usually not the best – they are cramped and congested, but at least you can use them in peace, or so you might think! As the Reddit user “threeway” helpfully suggests, it is possible to unlock airplane lavatories from the outside through a simple process.
Flight attendants might have to be aware of this mechanism in case of emergencies, but now that the secret is out, it might be worth staying alert, knowing that any crafty passenger can walk in on you any time.
Remember that scene in the 1980 movie, Airplane!? Where all the pilots ordered the fish for dinner and became violently sick? In reality, that would never be possible, as two pilots are never allowed to eat the same meal as a safety precaution.
However, they can have a meal at the same time. You might wonder, who would be flying the plane then? As this Reddit comment points out, the plane would keep flying on its own, thanks to the miracles of autopilot technology.
Flexing the Flex-Restraints
Besides the power to kick you out, flight attendants can also wreak havoc on you throughout the entire flight. While they do not use them generally, flight crew are trained to carry and use flex-restraints in the event a situation turns for the worse.
This is more likely if a passenger is creating too much trouble, causing disruptions for the flight attendants and other passengers. So, be mindful when you board a flight – you do not want to spend your entire journey in a flex-restraint.
Watch Out for the Pockets
Planes sometimes hit air pockets when up in the air, which causes ordinary turbulence. Although scary, it’s not particularly risky. However, there are pockets inside the plane that you should be aware of – the seat pockets.
This Reddit comment suggests never to use the seat pockets to keep your iPhones or your magazines, as they are easily one of the most disgusting parts of the plane. According to flight attendants, they are never cleaned and can contain anything starting from dried gum to apple cores.
Flying and Texting
When it comes to aviation, a lot of things that apply to normal people get straight-up ignored by the flight crew. Take this Redditor’s sister, for example. Whilst passengers are told to turn off all electronics during the flight, the flight attendant herself begins texting as the plane takes off.
It might not be the best of practices, but it still makes sense. One person texting in a plane might not be a big deal, but thousands of active cell phones can cause interference with the airplane’s communication systems.
Shooting for the Stars
Once upon a time, plane hijackings were a common occurrence. With the increase of airport security, both domestic and international flights are much safer now, and the last major occurrence of hijacking was back in 2016.
Although that is relieving news, there’s still something that “Epain1212” needs to tell you – if you’re in a plane that has been hijacked, you could be blown up by the government. Obviously, the US government probably would only use it as a last resort – so don’t fret about it too much!
Aviate, Navigate, Communicate
Here’s a harsh truth – at the end of the day, commercial airlines do not care about their passengers, and neither does the pilot. Sure, they provide amazing service as part of their job, but the main task of the pilot is to protect the plane.
According to this Redditor, in case of emergencies, the pilot would always try to get the plane to safety first, even if it means hurting passengers in the process. Luckily, though, saving the plane often means saving the passengers as well – so don’t worry about the pilot ditching you!
What a Treat
Let’s take a break from all the dark, daunting secrets hidden inside airplanes and take a look at one of the more wholesome ones! Flight attendants, like many service workers, often seem invisible to passengers, so it means a lot to them when anyone shows them the littlest of affection.
As you can see in this Reddit post, even a simple “thank you” can make their day, and you are rewarded with small treats as a bonus!
Whilst flights absolutely don’t wait for passengers to show up, the same cannot be said for the staff. In the United States, there must be one flight attendant for every 50 passengers, which means any one of them not showing up could land the airline company in legal trouble.
However, flight attendants love to party, as mentioned in this Reddit comment, and sometimes, the flights are called off at the last moment. As annoyed as the passengers are for the delays, the airplanes wait until a replacement is found.
Snakes on a Plane
When you try to list movies that are so bad, they are good, Snakes on a Plane, is probably one of the first that comes to mind. The action movie, featuring venomous snakes set loose on a plane, is quite exaggerated, but it’s not exactly unrealistic.
The Redditor “valeriefixit” shares her knowledge on airplane cargo, and it turns out – small creatures such as arachnids and snakes are transported in flights all the time. Let’s just hope the movie is not recreated in real life any time soon!
Flight attendants hold the key to many secrets, especially since they have to know the plane as well as the back of their hand. So, if you’ve been vaping in the bathroom secretly, you can trust crew members like “ukulelelehey” when they say that they know.
The Redditor also has another interesting piece of information. The use of hairspray in the bathroom can set off smoke alarms and can lead to passengers panicking. You might want to be aware of that the next time you travel.
We’ve already mentioned that airplanes pilots have an immense amount of power, which gives them the capacity to arrest people. They might not be willing to use it normally, but if you’re disobeying the crew or causing mayhem, you can be sure that they would use it against you.
As this Reddit comment indicates, the instructions are provided to ensure the passengers’ safety, and if they fail to abide by them, not only do they risk legal troubles, but also physical injuries such as cracked vertebrae as well.
Not only does flying affect your paychecks and stress level, but it determines your lifestyle choices as well. If you’re someone who donates blood frequently, being a flight attendant might be a big no for you, because you won’t be able to donate blood anymore.
As this Reddit comment indicates, at higher altitudes, the air pressure causes your blood cells to grow differently, which can be problematic for the receiver.
People who go through flight attendant training probably imagine a life of enjoyment – traveling through cities around the world and checking in at the different airports. However, the reality is much bleaker, especially for attendants who are just starting out.
As Redditor “WorldNewRadio2” explains, newly hired attendants have to be on probation for the first six months, during which they have to follow a rigorous set of rules and regulations in order to make it into the industry. Not everything is as pleasant as it seems on the outside.
Beware of Curses
When flight attendants say that they have the power to kick you off the plane, they are not kidding. You probably won’t be kicked off mid-air, but you might be forbidden from boarding the plane or, in more severe cases, kicked out after an emergency landing.
While many people curse in general, be wary not to curse the people who have the power to kick you out – because as this Reddit comment points out, some flight attendants are sure to use it against you.
No, we are not talking about the popular men’s deodorant brand Axe here, and even if we were, you would only be allowed to carry 100 ml of it. However, pilots, on the other hand, must keep an axe in the cockpit.
Don’t jump into conclusions just yet – most pilots aren’t secretly dangerous. The ax is kept inside the aircraft as a firefighting tool – to cut away parts of the airplane if an electrical fire occurs.
The pay in the airline industry is not very decent – it’s just enough to get by for most flight attendants. Besides, as Reddit notes, most airline crews are not paid for flights when they are canceled.
While the cancelations are sometimes inevitable (such as for bad weather), it also means that flight crew would be more reluctant to cancel flights for everything. So, some people can abuse the system and not report threatening situations, as this means the employees will lose their pay as well.
You’d be surprised to learn what flight attendants get in trouble for! As per this Reddit comment, flight attendants are legally required to tell you to wear seatbelts, conduct safety procedures, have updated manuals, and carry certain items with them.
Before the flight begins, there is a long list of ordeals flight attendants have to go through, so the next time, maybe don’t get mad when they don’t serve drinks right away. Chances are, they are not ignoring you – they just have other things to deal with right now.
Rewards for Decency
Airlines have to cater to a diverse range of people, but it’s not always possible. However, politeness goes a long way as the story of this Redditor shows. For example, the airlines this Redditor worked for did not offer gluten-free meals.
Although there were no gluten-free meals available, the flight attendant still managed to get some food from them because they were nice about it. This just goes on to show that the flight crew has a lot of power, and they use it for your benefits only if you show them the same kindness.
Not everyone decorates their home the same. Still, some things come down to more than just a stylistic difference. There are times that you might walk into someone’s house to see something that strikes you as particularly weird or unsettling. These people all took the time to share weird things they’ve seen in someone else’s home.