Recognizing These Natural Disaster Warning Signs Will Save Your Life

Many of society's greatest natural disasters could have been avoided with a little forethought, funding, and observation. While it's largely up to the government to prepare communities for disasters, it's up to YOU to protect yourself in testing times. With the information on this list, you will be able to recognize, address, and react to numerous environmental and natural disasters all before it's too late...

Scratch Marks on Trees

Now, this can mean a multitude of things, but if you’ve ever been able to picture what bear claws look like in your mind’s eye, try and match that image with what’s on the tree. Great northern bears, typically black and brown bears, will scratch trees for similar reasons that cats scratch furniture, they’re honing their claws. If you find yourself seeing some of these markings in the wild, it’s best to turn around and walk back from where you came. You don’t want to run into a bear in any capacity. 


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The More You Know

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  • Nintendo was founded in 1889. Before it sold video games, the Japanese company specialized in playing cards.
  • The television was invented only two years after the invention of sliced bread.
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