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9 Hilariously Bad Pieces of Advice You Shouldn't Follow

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By    |   Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:44 PM

There's good advice and there is bad advice. And then there is terrible advice that you should never follow. Like hugging a bear to avoid being attacked. Why? Because they cannot scratch their stomachs — or so that was the reasoning behind the tidbit given to @roseveleth, Reader's Digest noted. There are tons of other bad tips out there that have been passed on by well-meaning people who may not have even realized they are in fact sharing some of the worst advice ever. Read on for a few laughs.

  1. Get rid of a pimple. Apparently bacon is the best way to treat pimples. That is what one person was told by her grandma. So she grabbed a piece of bacon and put it on her pimple. The result? "It grew," she said, according to Bored Panda.
  2. Drive offensively. There is nothing more annoying than drivers who refuse to keep a safe distance between themselves and cars in front of them, but Karlen Stephensen's father knows how to solve the issue. "When I started learning how to drive, my dad, completely serious, said to me, 'Always weave a little, and all the other cars will stay away from you,'" Stephensen said, per Reader's Digest. Nobody said It was good advice.
  3. Pass the blame. Why own up to your mistakes when you can pass the blame? This is one piece of bad advice an unnamed father told his child. "If you do something bad, make sure there is someone around to blame," he said, according to Awesome Inventions.
  4. Light Up to train your lungs. When Joe R. Johnson of Santa Maria, California, was a rookie fireman, his older and more experienced colleagues told him exactly how to prepare for the smoky conditions of a fire: start smoking. "They said it would help acclimate my lungs to the smoke in a building fire," he said, according to Reader's Digest.
  5. Freeload off your folks. The best way to build up decent savings is to avoid living costs, which ideally means staying at home with your parents for as long as possible. "My aunt gave me this advice when I had just graduated high school and lived my whole life up to that point in a one-stoplight farm town," Megan from Baltimore said, according to Ladders. "I didn’t follow her advice."
  6. Vodka for an upset stomach. Helga Pataki's grandmother has a few ideas on how to settle an upset stomach. Vodka is one of them. "Had a stomach virus and asked my granny what would help settle my stomach," she said, according to Bored Panda. "She said vodka."
  7. Things not to do after chopping jalapenos. This one may not necessarily count as bad advice so much as obvious advice, but it is still funny. In an article by Awesome Inventions, which looked at some tips fathers have shared with their children, one unnamed father told his son not to have sex after chopping jalapenos.
  8. Go for the credit card. A friend who is in debt is probably the last person you want to take advice from. Especially when they are encouraging you to follow in their footsteps. "'Just open another credit card; it's free money.' That gem came from my friend, who is thousands of dollars in debt and has no idea she will eventually have to pay that off," user "BaconAficionado8" shared, according to Reader's Digest.
  9. Speed limits are guidelines. Brothers are always full of bad advice that they cannot wait to share. This was the case for Avery Thorpe, whose brother told her that speed limits were just suggestions. Needless to say, when she was pulled over by a cop for speeding, this piece of information did not hold up.

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