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Debunking fake hacks & viral clickbait explained | How To Cook That Ann Reardon

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  • 123ev456
    123ev456 2 months ago +9992

    Ann at the start of the debunking series: "No, that won't actually make a meringue"
    Ann now: "No, that will literally kill you and anyone else nearby"

    • Supper-Girl 🍽
      Supper-Girl 🍽 3 days ago

      Haha true but she’s not wrong

    • SilinaCa
      SilinaCa 16 days ago

      About time!!!

    • Kimmi Comics
      Kimmi Comics Month ago

      Ann is the internet-mother we all need~!

    • SleepyCreepy-QuidProQuoJoe BeijingBiden
      SleepyCreepy-QuidProQuoJoe BeijingBiden Month ago

      thats how lifehacks evolved the last few years.

    • Jane Shadow
      Jane Shadow 2 months ago +4

      @Jefferson Fellows the US isn't wealthy. At least, not if you ask my home/paycheck ratio (3adults+3cats on less than 2k a month in a 1-room apartment) This is normal in USA

  • Suzanne Dargie
    Suzanne Dargie 2 months ago +883

    I am always horrified to hear about these perverted channels that show innocent visuals, but fill childrens' heads with disturbing stories! There's got to be a way to stop those channels from continuing. It absolutely sickens me. Thank you again, Ann, for warning people about these things!

    • Vernesha Jackson
      Vernesha Jackson 6 days ago

      Even though it may seem like it these videos aren't made for kids at all. There has been a rise of video content like this for adults. Interesting/shocking stories with calming slime and/or gameplay behind it. The problem is that the youtube algorithm isn't nuanced enough the accurately separate the two and unfortunately it ends up recommending them to kids which isn't the target audience.

    • JhadeSagrav
      JhadeSagrav 29 days ago

      Are these those "gov't regulations" i keep hearing about that fascists try to convince you means "tHeY'LL tAkE awAy mAh FrEEdUm o' SpEEcH" when really it means "stop evil people from taking advantage of everything and everyone around them"?

    • Quinn 78
      Quinn 78 Month ago +1

      @Brendalee Lydon If you're putting something on to listen to while cleaning, make sure it isn't one of those toilet cleaning videos!

    • Brendalee Lydon
      Brendalee Lydon Month ago +2

      What's even worse is, I've started getting ADVERTISEMENTS telling crazy stories! It's wicked gross! I'll put something on to listen to while cleaning or w/e; something I don't have to watch every second of (or at all) to follow along, & since my hands are usually occupied, I just let the ads play completely. Then outta nowhere, I'm hearing about people wanting to disalive themselves, cheating scandals, all kinds of crap! WTAF, Clip-Share??!!

    • MarioFanGamer
      MarioFanGamer Month ago

      @Quinn 78 I'd also add the fact that the comment is unfinished which isn't that common but still typical of copycat bots.

  • Star_Skaterr
    Star_Skaterr 2 days ago +41

    I love how this has evolved from debunking food hacks to debunking the entire internet

  • kimmi ann
    kimmi ann 2 months ago +1257

    Thank you so much for reminding parents to check in. You're the only content creator who really seems to care as well as use your platform for everything wholesome. 💖

    • garmtpug
      garmtpug Month ago

      @Austin Lucas There are a lot of wack jobs on the internet! Sometimes you wonder if they are drunk or high when commenting!

    • Austin Lucas
      Austin Lucas 2 months ago +8

      3 days later, "Black League" no longer has comments here. Well, in short, here's what happened:
      1: He accused Ann of "mooching off of Mr. Beast" unfairly, and without regard for safety. It also seems as though he didn't even watch the video.
      2: When I responded in *not one way that accused Mr. Beast of anything,* Black League didn't refute any of my arguments; he immediately acted like a wolf going for the throat, and he viciously insulted my dear and close to me hobby of playing guitar. This is not how you argue effectively, it's not an argument; it's only to destroy.
      3: Black League *still* owes me and himself an apology for going off the deep end.
      What, did Black League think I called Mr. Beast "a Nazi?" Does Black League lack reading comprehension? *No, I never called Mr. Beast a Nazi,* and I have not edited my initial comment.

    • Austin Lucas
      Austin Lucas 2 months ago +3

      @Black League Seriously though, what's with you? I even said "If 'Mr. Beast' makes rock-solid good content that can't harm anyone, fine, I hope he has a great career. But in this world, mistakes get made a lot." That's because there *is* evil content in the world that presents itself as "fun and wholesome," and sure, I don't know whether or not he's messing with that because I never looked into it. You still haven't made any good arguments to the contrary.
      I haven't edited my original comment. I admitted I don't know Mr. Beast in the opening paragraph, & your conduct is not giving me or anyone else reading a good impression that you have any quality are care for people you disagree with, but only angry insults of a hormonal 12 year old in the bad part of town. I didn't write my comment *against* you, I wrote it *for* you, whether you yet realize it or not.
      Insulting someone's hobby out of the blue, instead of refuting an argument, is not a means of quality living. You only made yourself look bad, and also made your perception of people who are attempting to care for you into a nightmare. And sure, I felt bad too *for a moment* because you insulted me for no good reason, but that moment has already gone.
      *You owe me and yourself an apology.* Your reply was meant only to hurt me, but this isn't my first rodeo. Not that I expect an apology to come from you, if you're still full of knee-jerk reactions (and maybe embarrassment.)
      "The fool shows his anger at once, but a prudent man conceals shame." - Proverbs 12:16
      "The fool vents all of his anger at once, but the wise man holds it back." Proverbs 29:11

    • Austin Lucas
      Austin Lucas 2 months ago +4

      @Black League "Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivers from death." - Proverbs 10:2
      What did you hope to accomplish by insulting my hobby if you have no way, means, or cause to refute my argument? Calling me a "nazi" too, and insisting that you're right... I hope you get out of that trap you're in before it's too late and it engulfs you, it ain't fun out there, I know.
      "The way of the wicked is as darkness; they have no idea what they're stumbling on."
      "A lying tongue is but for a moment, but the lip of truth lasts forever." - Proverbs 12:19
      "A man shall be commended according to his wisdom; *but he who's of a perverse heart shall be despised." - Proverbs 12:8
      Seriously, I don't know what terrible thing has its hooks in you, but you really need to get out and away from all of its evil effects and stimulants.

    • ana
      ana 2 months ago

      @luin ^ my thoughts exactly

  • caliiesgirl
    caliiesgirl 2 days ago +15

    When I was in the 5th grade, I wanted to surprise my grandma on Mother's Day with a sparkly clean house. It was my very first big solo cleaning project. I cleaned her toilet, not knowing mixing chemicals is a no no. Naturally, I mixed bleach and ammonia. Instead my poor grandma spent the day on the phone with poison control, running steamy showers, and talking me down from sheer panic. I was loosing my mind thinking that I had literally burnt my lungs because it was so hard the breathe.

  • Not Miles Prower
    Not Miles Prower 2 months ago +6213

    Can Ann Reardon just be in charge of the entire internet please?

    • Dixie Rae
      Dixie Rae 7 hours ago

      @ry hen I'm from Canada and I would be much more comfortable if Anne was responsible for the entire country. Imagine intelligence, honesty, fairness and most importantly common sense.

    • SemiRelatableSarah
      SemiRelatableSarah 13 hours ago

      Used to really enjoy Ann’s video .. and still do considering I’m still here but her sponsoring of Kamikoto knives (a pretty well known “scam”) left me feeling a bit dubious of her character..

    • Anastasia Beaverhouzen
      Anastasia Beaverhouzen 17 hours ago +1

      Just here to read the comments from people that take this seriously.
      I’m sure there will be more than a few very earnestly explaining why that won’t work..
      because we all know “in charge of the internet” is a real position . But if it was … she should be!

    • PinkBombshellcasing
      PinkBombshellcasing 2 days ago

      I love Ann, she’s like the grandma I never had, but the internet would be way less fun

    • Raquel Hernández
      Raquel Hernández 4 days ago

      @BewilderedCat yes!

  • duckideva
    duckideva 2 months ago +244

    What's so tragic is that we need, literally NEED Ann Reardon, a top food scientist, to try and save the world from youtube videos that should never have been allowed to stay up. Thank gods for Ann. Long live the queen of debunking.

  • TrueEnvy2
    TrueEnvy2 2 months ago +529

    My grandmother asked what we use to clean. I said just vinegar and water. She got confused and started mixing vinegar with other cleaning chemicals. Grandma was literally making warfare gases in the house and would just open windows…

    • Floyd Fluffnstuf
      Floyd Fluffnstuf 6 days ago

      People in this thread are just making stuff up. Mixing vinegar with amonia neutralizes both and isn't toxic.

    • SadNLonely WithoutMyDaughter
      SadNLonely WithoutMyDaughter 6 days ago

      @MossyMozart not me or animals or water

    • MossyMozart
      MossyMozart 6 days ago +1

      @SadNLonely WithoutMyDaughter - EVERYTHING is made from chemicals.

    • PeenPeen
      PeenPeen 29 days ago +3

      ​@SadNLonely WithoutMyDaughter Y'all this shit right here is why you learn chemistry and math in high school. School system is just trying to keep you from making a fool out yourself.

    • SadNLonely WithoutMyDaughter
      SadNLonely WithoutMyDaughter Month ago

      @Eclectic Hoosier yeah I learned the hard way a few times like the first being with bleach and ammonia 🤯 like a big dumb ass. Haha😂. At least I know an unintentional way to die so the insurance company will pay out if I get it before hand and know one will know the real truth🤔🧐🤯😂😂.. sometimes things are just so dirty and disgusting you are willing to do anything to disinfect to feel like it's cleaned. However people lived a lot longer back in the day before Amy chemicals were invented so water might just be fine🤔. Of course people back then had common sense and washed their hands after using the bathroom even if it was just in the creek

  • Dany B
    Dany B 2 months ago +475

    The salad thing is called "plasmolysis". You can condition salad by cold (or ice) water to get some crunch back, but you do not have to wait over night. If you left it allone for too long, the cell structure will burst and it will go way more mushy. Wash it, let it soak a little, drain and go with your favourite dressing. Lettuce rescue ;)

    • Riley Grey
      Riley Grey 7 days ago

      @Lindsey DeJesus As long as it was always used for that, does the container really matter? It's only gross if it was used for garbage and wasn't properly ( And completely ) bleached and sanitized before using it for the lettuce.

    • Brendalee Lydon
      Brendalee Lydon Month ago +1

      @Lindsey DeJesus Hmm, that's interesting! I chop greens for myself at home & keep them in a paper-towel-lined container in the fridge, since moisture seems to make the chopped greens go gooey faster (this works for whole heads of lettuce, which is where I 1st got the idea, as well as bagged green beans/sugar snap peas, heck, even my summer squashes seem to last longer if there's something in the bag to absorb excess moisture (condensation?).
      But now I'm wicked curious if keeping it in a container of water would work better? Need to replace my salad spinner to find out! 🤣🤣

    • Rando1.6180
      Rando1.6180 Month ago +7

      @Lindsey DeJesus I know what you mean lmao it was like that at the Wendy's I worked at but I'm pretty sure it's only ever for used for lettuce storage from the very beginning. It ain't pleasing to the eye, but it works!

    • Dany B
      Dany B Month ago +5

      @Lucie Kafkova exactly that mechanic. It works both ways... you can soak crops or refresh crops, it depends. Parameters are time and humidity

    • Lucie Kafkova
      Lucie Kafkova Month ago +8

      Plasmolysis is when a plant cell is losing water (for example by being in salt water or when wilting). Did you mean that the salad is undergoing plasmolysis and you are reversing it by giving it water (hypotonic solution)?

  • Lauren Ash
    Lauren Ash Day ago +2

    speaking in the lettuce ice hack: my family has been using ice water to plump wilty vegetables as long as i can remember... sometimes you cannot afford to throw out your supper...you just need to soak them in a vinegar water solution/clean them first, THEN use ice water (for 30min-1hr) and rinse/ wash again... honestly with food prices now I think the benefits outweigh the small chance of bacteria with correct precautions...

  • Karen Ramnath
    Karen Ramnath 2 months ago +3860

    “the truth is just not as clickable..”
    Ann basically summing up the modern societal problem.

    • zn4rf
      zn4rf 2 months ago

      "modern" ? You never picked up a paper in your life have you?

    • victinitron2000
      victinitron2000 2 months ago

      capitalism breeds innovation…..in lying and harming people

    • Loki Laufeyson
      Loki Laufeyson 2 months ago

      and her own channel

    • Hannah Walmer
      Hannah Walmer 2 months ago +3

      The thing is, is that, Mr. Beast is so popular, that he'd get the views anyways without the exaggeration. It's just a clear view and cash grab, and I'm not into that.

    • Wolfette Plays
      Wolfette Plays 2 months ago

      @Agent641 it worked better for the adpocalypse

  • BloodeyRose 8742
    BloodeyRose 8742 2 days ago +3

    When I was young, I accidentally created mustard gas by mixing bleach spray and an acid based toilet cleaner. I had put the toilet cleaner in the bowl, went to clean the brush, and sprayed it over toilet.
    Like five seconds afterwards, my eyes and lungs began to burn. I quickly finished, flushed it down. And let the bathroom vent for the rest of the day.
    Lesson here, don’t mix chemicals unless you know what your doing.

  • Onyx
    Onyx 2 months ago +113

    'How to cook that' should have a sister channel for debunks. How to survive that

    • Séa Emji
      Séa Emji 5 hours ago

      Alternate name : HAYNDT (How about not doing that)

    • stillnotstill
      stillnotstill 2 months ago +7

      Oh awesome, that's a great name. Unfortunately (as it's so sad that so many videos out there can genuinely get people killed.}

  • Pearl
    Pearl 2 months ago +102

    Honestly, Ann is too good for Clip-Share. Some creators gain popularity and never evolve or think critically about their privilege. Ann decided to use her platform to try and keep other safe, and save them money for the milder hacks. And frankly? It's refreshing. Clip-Share isn't going to clean up its act, so it's powerful to have someone try and do their part. Thanks, Ann, for the baking tips AND the safety warnings!

  • Rahul Dhargalkar
    Rahul Dhargalkar 7 hours ago

    Anne you are amazing. Thanks for making us aware of such content on yt. We shall report them when we come across

  • Marlene Outdoors
    Marlene Outdoors 2 months ago +1840

    As a professional cleaner, those "toilet cleaning hacks" are so dangerous. As Ann says, there´s a risk for toxic gas, but you also have no idea what happens if that gets in contact with your skin and eyes. I've had a coworker who needed to go the hospital after getting toilet cleaner on her skin as it led to a bad skin infection and sepsis due to that infection. Just don't effing do it
    Edit: make sure to always read instructions, most of the time cleaning products are supposed to be diluted before use

    • ferociousgumby
      ferociousgumby 2 months ago +2

      @DangerWrap I don't actually watch the hacks (except seeing them debunked!), so I just kept thinking: whaaaat? They're wasting all that cleaner (which is very expensive)? Then I thought, oh NO. I've accidentally unleashed ammonia fumes in my bathroom from mixing cleaners and had to run out of there coughing and choking. I also wondered if it was really a good idea to encourage small kids to put weird stuff in the toilet, no matter how pretty it looks. But then, I am definitely not up on all this stuff (a grandmother of four small kids who have been repeatedly warned NOT to mess around with the toilet!)

    • DangerWrap
      DangerWrap 2 months ago +1

      I watched those video too. People who enjoying this kind of video probably never did housekeeping before. The first rule of using cleaning chemicals is never mix with other cleaning product.

    • Just Looking
      Just Looking 2 months ago +1

      @Donut Chan
      Salsa will tend to be acidic. So acid and bleach are a big nono.

    • ferociousgumby
      ferociousgumby 2 months ago +1

      @zammmerjammer So this gives kids a whole new slant on how to make a mess in the toilet?

    • zammmerjammer
      zammmerjammer 2 months ago +1

      @ferociousgumby It's a video meant to appeal to children. Children already think it's fun to dump things into the toilet. So they made a video featuring lots of vibrant colours being dumped down a toilet. Of course the fact it's DANGEROUS doesn't matter to the psychos who make this kind of content.

  • deathmusa
    deathmusa Day ago

    amazing how youtube still condones the harm of 5 minute crafts and similar channels

  • Drip Mario
    Drip Mario 2 months ago +198

    Ann Reardon is quickly becoming my favourite Aussie creator. For so long traditional media has funneled certain celebrities onto our TVs, but only now through independent media do we have people like her finally getting some recognition. Clip-Share is both a blessing and a curse.

    • Emily2618
      Emily2618 2 months ago +1

      I always watch Ann. I watch Ozzy Man when I need to laugh or need a bit of cheering up 😏❤️

  • emmawlover
    emmawlover 2 months ago +240

    God, the baking videos with horror storytime in the background really terrify me. There really is so much out here that can be harmful to children. I'm not a parent, but knowing this would really give me lots of anxiety if I were. Thank you for making and sharing these fascinating and important videos!

    • Wishtelle
      Wishtelle Month ago +8

      theres SO many messed up videos out there that targets kids! A few months ago my niece came over and she was watching something on her ipad, i got curious and took a peek. It was some weird cartoon with a pregnant woman and she was yelling smth abt her water breaking?? i was so shocked that there are weirdos out there who make content like this 😭

    • Emma Bee
      Emma Bee Month ago +5

      I felt excatly the same... i got scared and I am 39.

    • Julian Laresch
      Julian Laresch 2 months ago

      they also steal stories from reddit, like AITA very commonly and they don't even finish the story have the time

  • BoyProdigyX
    BoyProdigyX 3 days ago

    We love these so much!!
    But man, those "True-crime story-time" vids, set to innocuous visuals, are SO DISTURBING! These shameless "creators" would sell their first born for a few bucks, so why would they care about our kids? Be too nosy Moms & Dads, it'll save your kids' lives one day!

  • Isabel Smith
    Isabel Smith 2 months ago +2092

    This is one of the only channels that I completely trust. I live how she not only debunks false videos, but also explains why they are dangerous or offers alternatives that will give a better outcome. She also goes above and beyond in her follow-through and really gives you a good reading of the whole story with sources, examples, recommendations from professionals, or warnings. She really does feel like a mother who wants to protect everyone watching her videos and I really appreciate that.

    • M L
      M L 2 months ago +1

      I totally agree! I showed my daughter this channel so she can safely see the dangers of these fake videos.

    • Anveta Flowers
      Anveta Flowers 2 months ago +3

      Well this time Ann is wrong with the lady with the cake (@Puds.Puds) it really works she didn't do what the lady did and that's why hers did not work. When she's debunking videos she have to do what the person did before she said it doesn't work. I have used this lady method all the time in my baking and it does work. You have to put a certain amount in each container that you're using IF NOT it will never going to work and that's what Anne did she didn't do what the lady did and that's why hers did not work.
      And I love you but this time you're wrong.

    • Isabel Smith
      Isabel Smith 2 months ago

      @Madeleine L You're right, no one should be idolized, especially if you only know them through social media. However, I don't think that trusting a channel like this to be as honest as possible is idolization, especially since she shows her research, comparisons, alternatives, etc. I completely agree with you about being careful who you put your trust into, and as far as Clip-Share goes, this is someone that a lot of people feel comfortable giving their trust.

    • Madeleine L
      Madeleine L 2 months ago +2

      No human is infallible and I'm sure she'd agree. Don't idolise people. Ann is smart and puts more effort into her videos than most, and she seemingly cares about truth and morality. But she's been wrong, like any human. No one person should be your only source and I don't understand how you could watch her videos and not see how the are a TESTAMENT to doing your own research...

    • Heather Germaine
      Heather Germaine 2 months ago +8

      @ProudTexasLady Amanda does nothing but complain about Ann's videos not being food related or for being clickbait in the comments, and constantly likes to bring mr beast up. Something tells me she's a crazy fan for him

  • Lucky Clover
    Lucky Clover 2 months ago +35

    That toilet cleaning "hack" reminded me of a KoTH episode, where Peggy is a columnist for a newspaper and she puts tips for cleaning, housework, cooking etc. The tip was you mix two chemicals so it can whiten the clean but it just ended up making a recipe for mustard gas.

    • Voidseeker
      Voidseeker Month ago +3

      Bleach+ammonia yields choramines, not mustard gas. It's not much better tho.
      Bleach+peroxide yields lots of hot oxygen, which can create violent fire hazard.

  • Liza Michelle Va
    Liza Michelle Va 2 months ago +73

    I am glad that my parents always told me even when I was little, that I must never mix two different cleaning products because that can lead to dangerous reactions! I was shocked when I learned that some of my adult friends don't even know that.

    • Voidseeker
      Voidseeker Month ago +1

      @Eclectic Hoosier well, surfactant will make bleach foam, which would increase it's evaporating surface area dramatically, which will result in more intensive bleach decomposition and forming of chlorine fumes. My throat and eyes hurt just as i think about it. It's probably not deadly yet, but i'd really prefer not to be where it is happening.

    • Voidseeker
      Voidseeker Month ago

      @Kathryn Hedges bleach slowly decomposes and fumes chlorine on it's own, especially when affected by light. This is where its distinguishable smell that irritate your eyes and lungs comes from.

    • Eclectic Hoosier
      Eclectic Hoosier Month ago

      @Kathryn Hedges Well, Dawn is just a surfactant. It won't react with bleach the way ammonia or an acid will.
      But if you don't know that, it's always better to err on the side of caution. So you did the right thing.

    • Kathryn Hedges
      Kathryn Hedges Month ago +2

      The grad student teaching assistants in a lab class mixed Dawn and bleach and then made fun of me when I smelled chlorine and yelled that we needed to evacuate.

  • MooshK97
    MooshK97 2 months ago +56

    I love how this channel went from "How to cook that" to "How to not die"
    Thank you for looking out for everyone

  • Monster Bash
    Monster Bash 2 months ago +52

    Hey Ann, love the content! Just wanted to say that single-celled bacteria are generally too large to be absorbed through the roots of a plant. Rehydrating wilted greens is pretty safe. Though, washing your produce before eating it is always recommended! Also, if there are any mushy parts of the leaf after rehydration, just cut that part away

    • Grace Foster
      Grace Foster 24 days ago +2

      Yeah I didn’t really get her logic with that one. If what Ann said was accurate, then how do you rinse your greens to clean them? Bacteria has also definitely gotten into the inner leaves too from the whole process of farm to kitchen so it’s not just the outer ones you have to worry about. You should be fine just rinsing your greens off with some water or eating greens that have been in sitting water for a bit. You’re likely not going to ingest a bacteria that will get you sick. Not every head of lettuce automatically has E. coli and some bacteria that will get you super sick. It’s just that if an outbreak of those does occur, than you just shouldn’t buy it or discard any that you recently bought because you likely won’t be able to rinse out the bacteria due to all the small grooves in your greens where bacteria will settle and avoid being rinsed off

    • hhiippiittyy
      hhiippiittyy Month ago +4

      @Kathryn Hedges
      The plants don't absorb the bacteria into their tissue. It remains on the surface.
      Leafy greens are bad because they have textures that are hard to completely wash and because people often don't wash them well enough.

    • Kathryn Hedges
      Kathryn Hedges Month ago +1

      @seffaflotus One of the reasons we keep having E. coli outbreaks related to lettuce etc. is that the plants DO absorb the bacteria from the soil. For example, if the farmworkers picking greens don't have access to a bathroom and do a #2 in the field (possibly because they *are* sick).

    • AschenDog
      AschenDog 2 months ago +10

      The recrisping segment could use a revisit/clarification.
      Yeah, uh, a significant amount of fresh produce sold in a large store is misted frequently, getting it wet at home doesn't magically make it contaminated. And working in a chain store subjected to health department rules, we do crisp greens like that on a regular basis. Slice the end, soak in cold water for an hour or two, and that's it. No one's telling you to soak clearly gone off or mushy greens, crisping is for like, mildly wilted or droopy cases. And you should be washing produce you bring home anyway.
      Many people today don't have the luxury of throwing out safe to eat but mildly ugly food.

    • seffaflotus
      seffaflotus 2 months ago +16

      I was looking for this comment. Thinking a plant can absorb bacteria in... I mean the plant would absorb them while still in the soil then.

  • Saphia
    Saphia 2 months ago +1005

    Ann has gone from a food channel to 'yes, I'll talk about food but first, safety" and to be honest, I absolutely love it

    • Cinnamon Roosevelt
      Cinnamon Roosevelt 2 months ago +5

      @DEFS80 It's . . . a figure of speech. That's like trying to correct someone for using a metaphor by saying "what do you mean you're melting, this sun isn't hot enough for you to melt!" or something.
      Unless you're being sarcastic?

    • Saphia
      Saphia 2 months ago +8

      @DEFS80 Idk, you.

    • DEFS80
      DEFS80 2 months ago +2

      To be honest? Who asked you to lie?

  • Older and Wiser
    Older and Wiser 2 months ago +152

    My goodness that bit about the horror stories being told along with kid friendly video is terrifying! Thank you for putting the word out about this and all the other dangerous lies you debunk for us!

    • Grace Foster
      Grace Foster 24 days ago

      Ann mentioned this in another video, but what’s scarier is that some of these stories end up with the person doing dangerous things, like getting into a stranger’s car, having a happy ending. It makes it seem like it was a good thing for that person to do something dangerous and it’s like they’re priming children to do things that will get them hurt. So scary that some people are priming children to be even more susceptible to be taken advantage of, I just don’t get it!

    • Richard Dickinson
      Richard Dickinson Month ago +4

      @Mattie I'm gonna use an example here: Let's say I go around a school selling vapes. Let's say the administration never catches whoever is selling them, despite there's plenty of trails leading back. Am I still to blame for the rampant addiction?

    • Mattie
      Mattie Month ago +1

      @Richard Dickinson maybe it does mean that. If this is your kid, then why let them be raised by an algorithm?

    • Richard Dickinson
      Richard Dickinson Month ago +7

      @Mattie Maybe. .but cakes and slime and whatnot? Why not use stock footage or animation? And, y'know, even though parents should check in with this kinda stuff, that doesn't mean creators can take literally no responsibility.

    • Mattie
      Mattie 2 months ago +5

      Adults and teens like to watch true crime stories along with meaningless visuals. It's essentially the same as listening to a podcast. Not everything is for kids. It blows my mind how many parents trust the internet to raise their kids for them.

  • james2529
    james2529 6 days ago +2

    That glass one made me scream in horror a little bit. I am a 35 year old man.

  • procrasti86
    procrasti86 Day ago

    you poor thing, you just wanted to make baking videos, but you ended up having to expose and fight chinese hackers trying to finesse passwords from kids
    and you're better than me at both, so keep going
    When it comes to visiting random qr links though, maybe hand those to someone who can use a burner phone or some other technology. You may get a virus or something

  • Anarchist_Parable
    Anarchist_Parable 5 hours ago

    Don't get cancelled out here telling truth, Ann 😂

  • zeze
    zeze  2 months ago +1641

    I love how she just jumps into the content; no unnecessarily long intros or pauses between hacks :D it's super jampacked with knowledge! love u Ann!

    • Ghost
      Ghost 2 months ago

      @Marilyn Addams Okay, re-watched the video. I forgot I saw him the first time. But she only talked about him twice, both for exaggerated titles and thumbnails, one could be considered misleading for a total of about forty seconds. The average person who doesn't know her but knows Mr. Beast would expect the video to be about calling Mr. Beast out for his practices which it is not. It's like making a video about meeting someone but the person is only there for a few moments. Mr. Beast's segment was just 5% of the whole video. Hope that helps this time around.

    • Ghost
      Ghost 2 months ago

      @Marilyn Addams Oh, I guess I'd rewatch the video then.

    • Marilyn Addams
      Marilyn Addams 2 months ago +1

      @Ghost Then you didn't watch the same video I watched. I saw him several times. I'm no longer going to argue about this with you because you didn't do the required reading.

    • Ghost
      Ghost 2 months ago

      @Marilyn Addams 5-Minute crafts is misleading, Mr. Beast is exaggeration.

    • Ghost
      Ghost 2 months ago

      @Marilyn Addams Misleading can be in the form of this video, I did not see Mr. Beast anywhere in the video. Like a video about something that's false or a thumbnail focusing on one of the least important parts of the video. Exaggeration is what some Clip-Sharers do, hype up what actually happened. Some people tend to overdo it tho. I hope I explained it well enough.

  • Kasia
    Kasia 2 months ago +83

    I really hope teachers are showing your videos to their students. Media literacy is such a life-saving skill!

    • Slann88
      Slann88 Month ago

      I can tell you as a teacher that my pupils love these videos

    • Meraid
      Meraid 2 months ago +1

      Agreed 100%

    • Tesh N
      Tesh N 2 months ago +2

      I second this!

  • estahbear
    estahbear  5 days ago +1

    Just as a reminder, that QR code is from the slime compilations that took the videos from Doujin. It's not sketchy, and it wasn't intended, but the stories they dubbed over slime compliations is pretty dodgy indeed.

  • Etienne C
    Etienne C 6 days ago

    Regarding the lettuce thing: dipping it 10 minutes before serving in cold water will make it crunchier.
    Of course the thing about bacteria is still true. But 10 minutes in ice water wouldn't make much difference in my opinion.

  • r0nflex2
    r0nflex2 5 days ago

    You don't have tu use special waxes to make jewellery
    The hard part of this "hack" is the metal casting part

  • Johanna Julén
    Johanna Julén 2 months ago +1707

    That story towards the end... "it was crazier to be alone on a strange road at night than getting into a car with a stranger" my brain just had a meltdown. The strangers are the reason that place is dangerous!!!

    • Kathryn Hedges
      Kathryn Hedges Month ago

      @Vee Uh, if you think police are safe, you either live outside the USA or you look like someone the police don't mess with.

    • yeti feti
      yeti feti Month ago

      @SioxerNikita Right, in the Western world it's obviously safer to get a ride with a stranger than with your mom, because statistically more kids are killed by their mothers than by strangers. Statistics like that aren't universal life advice, lmfao

    • SioxerNikita
      SioxerNikita Month ago

      @yeti feti Actually... You are... You are more likely to be harmed by someone you know that you randomly meet going alone down the street, than a complete stranger.
      Does depend on the country though, but I am sure we are mostly talking about the western world here.

    • yeti feti
      yeti feti Month ago +1

      @SioxerNikita Yeah, but you're not more likely to be hurt by someone you know than a stranger *when you're walking down a street alone at night.* Jesus people

    • yeti feti
      yeti feti Month ago

      @Alexandre Zani Have you heard of the Highway of Tears?

  • Parker
    Parker 2 months ago +36

    Anne Reardon feels feels like youtube’s only responsible adult supervision

  • NAINO!!ナイノ❕

    4:24 one of the examples of completely believing hyperbole. Even though it's just an exaggeration for emphasis' sake.

  • monke e
    monke e Day ago

    I have suspicion on text to speech source being from Chinese, but then it actually did, CCP is scared the heck out of me nowadays, with how much power they had over technology

  • SumireAo
    SumireAo 2 months ago +31

    I love that Ann started out as debunking fake baking or cooking hacks, to debunking the internet, guess she gone and went down the rabbit hole and what a grim place it is

  • Toni McC
    Toni McC 2 months ago +4135

    It scares me how much people let their kids sign up for when it comes to different apps. I saw toddlers, like 2 or 3 years old, scrolling through tik tok and Clip-Share but can't fully read yet. I worry about what to do for my baby when she gets here because parental controls on phones and tablets aren't the best.

    • ZealVD
      ZealVD 2 months ago

      Best parental app - parent does not give the kid the device

    • Jme Juniper
      Jme Juniper 2 months ago

      @Youmu Konpaku Not necessarily. Videos can be a great source of entertainment and learning for toddlers, so maybe just get on a website *specifically for* toddlers, and make that the only site they can go to. (just in case they accidentally navigate somewhere else, which is unlikely anyways)

    • Youmu Konpaku
      Youmu Konpaku 2 months ago

      the ideal parental control for a toddler using the internet is "don't give them a tablet"

    • Parker
      Parker 2 months ago

      @xxXHikariXx That kid is going to grow up with chronic insomnia. The blue lights on phones and tablets keep you awake.

    • Marida Aucamp
      Marida Aucamp 2 months ago

      @Chanice Lock Yes, my 8 year old still does not have a phone or tablet and will not be getting one anytime soon.

  • Jeff Stone
    Jeff Stone 2 months ago +38

    I can't thank you enough for doing these videos. I've got an 11 year daughter who is the prime target of these videos you mentioned. Luckily we don't allow unsupervised internet access. This video along with the electric wood burning video (and others you've debunked) have no doubt saved people's lives in more than one way. Thank you!

  • Fantasy Burst
    Fantasy Burst 3 days ago

    Ms.Ann as mom of Clip-Share PLEASE 🥺

  • aniimako
    aniimako 2 months ago +23

    when I was a kid I almost combined lots of cleaning products together once to make "the ultimate cleaning product". i did this with shampoos and body lotions so i figured, why not cleaning stuff? my parents had a lock put on the closet so I thankfully couldn't access anything and when they asked why I wanted acces to bleach they told me it was dangerous. i still wasn't convinced but i had no way to access and thankfully never did something dumb. when I got older i still felt the urge to mess around with it but never did because i kept in mind what my parents said about it being dangerous, despite not understanding why (i unfortunately was not the smartest teenager and didn't understand chemicals being even more dangerous when combined) i just left it. now I'm older and understand why it's dangerous and I'm very glad that I both never had access to it and that my parents sat me down and explained that cleaning stuff is not safe for me to play with. i feel like things could've ended differently with my curiosity but I'm glad it didn't. im also very glad you're talking about this, if I saw this when I was a teen i bet i would've stopped considering it way earlier than I did.

    • aniimako
      aniimako 2 months ago +2

      @stillnotstill me too! one thing i will absolutely be paying extra attention to is locking cabinets and putting cleaning supplies in safe spots. also soo important to tell kids why it's dangerous. "don't play with it" "why?" "because i said so!" would never have worked for me. kids are curious and stubborn!

    • stillnotstill
      stillnotstill 2 months ago +2

      Awesome comment. I love that, I'm so glad you were safe

  • wookie2222
    wookie2222 Day ago

    How about these ideas for good click bait video titles:
    Debunking 999 fake hacks in under 90 seconds!!!
    Baking 200 cakes in 2 hours!
    Dave drinks a gallon of nail polish and this is what happened next!

  • Azazel Victorique
    Azazel Victorique 2 months ago +681

    I was a stupid kid who liked making "potions" with forgotten shampoo and soaps, but even I knew not to mess with cleaning products, if I was encouraged by media I watched I probably would be a news story by now. Thank you for making these videos hopefully a someone like younger me will find your videos before doing something dangerous, hope this comment helps the al ✌️

    • nox5555
      nox5555 2 months ago

      @Mollydedog Reading and basic chemistry is both something everybody learns at school, the issue isnt cleaning products, its stupid people..

    • Alexandre Zani
      Alexandre Zani 2 months ago

      @Teresita Peregrina Well, strangers are generally nice. So I do disagree with her on that piece of advice.
      My point about cleaners is just a response to OP who seems to think it always had catastrophic consequences. It can. And it's a bad idea. But it's also an easy mistake to make and so people regularly make that mistake without very serious consequences. So there's no need to think you would have ended up dead or seriously injured if you had mixed cleaners as a kid. Again, don't do it. But no need to restrospectively worry about it.

    • Alexandre Zani
      Alexandre Zani 2 months ago

      @Mollydedog Yeah. Mixing cleaners is a bad idea. My point was: Don't do it, but also don't start imagining that you'd be dead if you had done it.

    • Alexandre Zani
      Alexandre Zani 2 months ago

      @Andre Darius Yes, I do drink milk past the expiration date. It's fine. Antiacids don't help with headaches. So no, I don't use them for that.
      I'm not advocating you mix cleaners together. That obviously presents an element of danger. However, people also exaggerate the danger. It's an easy mistake to make and so people make that mistake. (And stupid teenagers do it on purpose) Obviously, don't do it. But OP is wrong that they would have ended up in the news if they had messed with cleaning products as a kid. They might have. But much more likely, nothing would have happened or they would have had a bit of a scare and learned not to repeat it.

    • Andre Darius
      Andre Darius 2 months ago +2

      @Alexandre Zani it is in the label, do not mix with other cleaning products. so tell me did you also drink milk out of their expiration dates and drank an antacid for your headaches, because those are the same thing. I wouldn't say normal people mixes cleaning product and felt fine, but also commenting every comment of a video that talks about it like a cultist, but I guess that is your normal. Also, if you are trolling, have fun, and I understand you, that nothing in this world can satisfy you as much as spreading dangerous misinformation

  • Utatane Piko
    Utatane Piko 2 months ago +20

    I love how Ann's channel isn't just about cooking anymore. She's keeping the internet safe

  • Sally Alslay
    Sally Alslay Month ago +3

    it really upsets me that genuine youtubers who are true to themselves and care for their subscribers do not get the recognition they deserve. I really hope this changes and until then I will continue to support you Ann ToT

  • Keri P
    Keri P 2 months ago +11

    Thank you for pointing out those “story” videos. That absolutely terrifies me. I’m usually right near my 6 year old when watching YT. My 12 year old however does have her own device. I definitely need to be more diligent since filters don’t appear to block these

  • Linnéa Hovtun
    Linnéa Hovtun Month ago +7

    Watching all the way from Sweden! Thank you Ann for everything you teach us, I’ve learnt so much from you and I’ll spread the word to my friends and family 🥰🥰

  • Lelo Young
    Lelo Young 2 months ago +633

    Thank you for bringing up the "story time" videos. I've caught my 6yr old little sister watching those a lot because she likes watching the decorating parts, and she'd been complaining of nightmares. It's crazy how people are making those videos knowing little kids are going to be watching them. Thank you for bringing this issue up, showing some light on what's happening. Love you and your videos, keep up the amazing work!

    • Mika Rose
      Mika Rose 2 months ago

      Parents need to monitor what their kids watch, now more than ever.

    • Shawna F
      Shawna F 2 months ago

      ​@Emily Rasputin I watch cake decorating videos here on Clip-Share all the time and I've literally never seen this. I barely use tiktok so can't give any insight on that. I would say longer videos (i.e. not youtube shorts) are most likely ok especially if the parents only allow certain channels

    • Knave
      Knave 2 months ago +2

      @M water_moon ok, and? It's still your responsibility as a parent to monitor what they're up to, instead of letting algorithms raise your children

    • Emily Rasputin
      Emily Rasputin 2 months ago +3

      @M water_moon Yeah I don't have kids or plan on having them, but I'm grateful to all the people trying to raise the small humans in a positive way because it's very important

    • M water_moon
      M water_moon 2 months ago +4

      @Emily Rasputin Honestly, if you have little kids, just don't let them wear head phones, put the volume on low or they don't get a device and MONITOR what they watch. Toys and playtime is food for the brain and devices/ TV/ video games are like sugar, they should be given sparingly while parents monitor.

  • Error Fox
    Error Fox 5 days ago

    i used to be friends with a guy that tried to kill himself when his fiance left him, by dumping all of the cleaning products under his sink into the bathtub and shutting the door to trap the fumes.
    firefighters had to break the door down and he was in the hospital for a long time. he ended up being fine, thank god, because they got there like right after he passed out- but that shit is SO dangerous.

  • RipWitch
    RipWitch 16 hours ago

    Does the one with the cake hack not know you can just set aside the cake trimmings for yourself to snack on lol. No need to throw away the cake trimmings

  • Sugar
    Sugar 2 months ago +11

    I learned how to cook many things from Ann as well as the science behind cooking/baking... but I'd say a very important thing I've learned is not to trust 5 min craft type videos!! Thank you Ann

  • Tex
    Tex 3 days ago

    I hate those storytime videos and especially the "cleaning" videos where they mix a boatload of chemicals.

  • Anna Kleaber
    Anna Kleaber 2 months ago +442

    In a Julia Child cookbook, there's a tip for flat cakes: it says to tilt the baking tin to run the batter a little bit up the sides of the tin. I think it's supposed to work because of the surface tension of the batter.
    I never tried it because I don't bake layered cakes. Would you mind trying it out? I'm curious if it's a great hack that just got lost over time

    • Anna Kleaber
      Anna Kleaber 2 months ago

      I'm going to send a mail, thanks@Filip Popovic

    • Yoso
      Yoso 2 months ago +1

      If you haven't tried it, look up the reverse creaming method for cake mixing. It seems to make my cakes and cupcakes have flatter tops and I personally find it easier to do than regular creaming.

    • Amanda Green
      Amanda Green 2 months ago

      I do this with Nordicware Bundt pans. If you draw the batter up the sides of the pan, the cake doming is reduced.

    • Emi Taylor
      Emi Taylor 2 months ago +1

      Commenting for visibility- I want to see that tested!

    • Sarah Watts
      Sarah Watts 2 months ago +3

      Oh yes! I would love a video testing out several of Julia Child's techniques

  • lowkeyobsessivehighkeyimpressive

    Ann I get so damn exited when you post a new one of these. When I get stressed or scared at night I turn on your videos. You remind me of my mom a lot, and you're such a calming and steady person to watch. Thank you for making this content, youtube doesn't deserve you!!

  • Rana
    Rana 2 months ago +7

    Regarding the creepy story channels, on behalf of weird children everywhere I do want to remind parents that a lot of kids enjoy creepy content for the same reason that many adults enjoy horror, thrillers, and true crime, and if the stories are what they came for and you tell them to stop watching it without giving a reason, they might just start hiding it from you better! It's a much better idea to talk to them about why you're concerned and you'd prefer they not watch these videos (for instance, that something claiming to be a true story from another kid is probably lies written by an adult), ask what about it appeals to them, and then bring them to talk to your local librarian for recommendations for something that might scratch the same itch while being more age-appropriate... or at least having better ethical standards than Clip-Share clickbait that's trying to trick you into downloading shady apps.

  • Roschan Vargonay
    Roschan Vargonay 5 days ago

    What an idea to put a ring of easily breakable glas around your arm / wrist in close proximity to your arteries!

  • Starlit Reader
    Starlit Reader 2 months ago +4

    Love this series! Just a note on casting wax rings: there are actually multiple types of wax you can use, at least one of which is quite soft. My source is that I actually made a ring with soft wax when I was a kid, which my friend's dad, who is a jeweler, then cast into metal.

  • kind doe
    kind doe 2 months ago +806

    I remember watching an episode of 'detective conan' in the late 90s where it was explained that mixing different cleaning supplies could be deadly - and that episode has stayed with me to this day. Never mixed my cleaning supplies. So, thanks, Conan, I guess.

    • schattentaenzerin
      schattentaenzerin 2 months ago +1

      Oh my, I remember that case from the manga. It turned out so incredibly sad. But was, in hindsight, very educational. And a clever device to use for a killer. Many other cases made me wonder if you can just buy cyanide at every supermarket in Japan 😅

    • Fatima Isra
      Fatima Isra 2 months ago

      based Case Closed enjoyer

    • Jenny Munday
      Jenny Munday 2 months ago

      I had a science teacher in high school who really impressed it on me. He told the story of how after a long day of teaching he just left his chemicals by the sink to dispose of in the morning when he had more time. He had plans later that night to visit friends and didn't want to be late. So, one of the schools janitors. a man who was friends with this teacher, came in to do his last little check, empty the trash and make sure nothing messy needed to be cleaned before he left for the day. The janitor saw the chemicals and poured them all down the sink (even though it was against the school rules, he was trying to be helpful) and proceeded to head towards the door. He didn't make it. He died right there next to the sink in the back. My teacher was the one who found him the next morning. So my teacher told this story with tears in his eyes, and it made me tear up too. The teacher didn't get in trouble, but he also never left anything unattended ever again. He said whatever plans you have, or however rushed you feel is nothing compared to safety. He regrets that he valued his plans for the night over the lives of his coworker friends.

    • Vanessa Zee
      Vanessa Zee 2 months ago

      Was just about to comment that!

    • Star1412
      Star1412 2 months ago

      Detective Conan is so good! Always excited to find someone else who's seen it.

  • Patrick Anderson
    Patrick Anderson 5 days ago

    I never comment but because of your videos I'm going to be interacting more.

  • Andrew Huntington
    Andrew Huntington 2 months ago +4

    Education is really the best form of harm reduction. Thank you for everything you do Ann!

  • Jackie T
    Jackie T 2 months ago +8

    Thank you for being a force of good in this internet world when there is so much evil.

  • Andie Early
    Andie Early 20 hours ago

    so we aren't supposed to rinse lettuce? I don't understand. Ive known FOR YEARS to soak rinsed lettuce to plum & firm it. This is not new.

  • Lily Zhong
    Lily Zhong 2 months ago +346

    For the slime video, the QR code made me feel like the video footage of the slime was taken from the Chinese creator directly. Quai Shou is a Chinese short video app, and it is common for the video creater to link their own profile using the QR code at the end the video. Lots of these app requires you to download the app to view the video (so that has nothing to do with the content creater) and these apps do take a lot of your personal info as per Chinese internet safety law mandate. However, the original Chinese creater's video doesn't seem like it has these narration in the background. I'm not sure if that creator is associated to CoCo slime the Clip-Share channel, but it doesn't make sense to me that the Chinese creator will try to advertise their channel on Clip-Share, a website where their target user cannot use. So I feel like it is likely that CoCo slime took those video, added their own narration, and forgot to cut out the original creator's QR code? Just a theory though.

    • Teeny Verse
      Teeny Verse 2 months ago


    • Im in a cult
      Im in a cult 2 months ago +14

      A lot of story time short stories over satisfying videos creators just steal or reuse the original creators footage, sometime's the og creator it's tagged in the caption, but more often than not it goes uncredited.
      For the personal info thing, it reminded me of Instagram, they ask for e-mail, acces to archives on your phone, camera, microphone, location, phone numer, etc. unfortunately its data that social media platforms use and monetiza the most

    • Karen Blackburn
      Karen Blackburn 2 months ago +8

      After talking to a number of computer experts I have discovered that while many US and Chinese sites require much the same amount of personal information - including personal phone numbers, locations and all sorts of other bits and pieces that can be used to scam the person downloading the app - but that the regulations in China are much much stricter than they are in the US where the information apparently often ends up for sale on the dark web to anyone willing to pay the price. That is the reason many of the US internet sites can't get permission to be seen in China, the security measures they would have to take are far far more stringent that they are in the US, and they are simply considered too lax with their safety measures when it comes to keeping peoples personal information safe. And I have noticed that particularly recently with more and more QR codes that keep asking you to scan them in only for you to then have to download an app to read/use the information. Some of the personal details they are asking for (and they are plainly NOT sites from anywhere in Asia) is downright scary in the amount of information they want (far more than my own government wants on its official sites).
      If you must use these apps - and I can see why people want to - then ensure you have a fake identity handy with an email address used solely for this purpose, if you can afford it a throwaway sim/phone for a number you can use and, ideally, one of the credit cards where you have to put money on before you can use them to buy anything. I have heard of people filling in the details and then finding they have had their bank accounts emptied because - and it was something where enough had been affected for a public warning to be made over here - the details collected so you could use the app were sold on to whoever wanted to pay for it. With disastrous results. At least the only problem I have had is a dozen or so spam calls almost daily on the cheap sim I used for the phone number. So I know the phone numbers were sold on to others even if nothing else was.

  • Allen Hook
    Allen Hook 2 months ago +6

    Your debunking videos are some of my favorite to watch on Clip-Share! Keep up the good job exposing the fakers.

  • Bobby Boswell
    Bobby Boswell 4 days ago

    i highly highly recommend reporting those videos at the end just thinking about it it seriously sounds like a ploy to kidnap kids! think about it its targeted at young kids by the images and video but the audio ACTIVELY promotes and encourages kids to get into strangers cars and then flashes a link to an app that lets them take pics and vids that have their location on it!

  • LibraryDragon89
    LibraryDragon89 2 months ago +11

    Amazing video. 👏 Ann out here being an absolute legend with the citizen's Clip-Share crime watch. Thank you for carrying on this important work.

  • Asteri
    Asteri 2 months ago +3

    THANK YOU FOR COVERING THE CLEANING TREND. i watch so many cleaning and organizing tik toks and i start foaming at the mouth when people put so much cleaning products in one space. I also once watched a person but fabuloso in a HUMIDIFIER.

  • Silver Bryophyta
    Silver Bryophyta 2 months ago +26

    I've accidentally stumbled across those "story time" videos while flipping through shorts and let me tell you some can be describing the most vile and disgusting stories over videos of melting wax and icing cakes. What demographic are these people trying to get?! I'm glad I don't have to worry about monitoring my kids Internet useyet.

    • Gay Wizard
      Gay Wizard 2 months ago

      I think China is trying to poison the kids with this crap!

  • Horse Friend
    Horse Friend 2 months ago +2

    Ann, you're fighting a war against cash-grabbing stupidity. Keep up the good work.

  • Hoosier Friend
    Hoosier Friend 2 months ago +1

    Wow, Ann is uncovering national security risks with these "childrens" videos... CNN, FOX, ABC, take notes!!! Why don't we hear about this anywhere else? You are a treasure, Ann. Keep up the good work!!!!

  • Me
    Me 3 days ago

    I miss your videos on How too Cool That.

  • B14d3r11
    B14d3r11 2 months ago +3

    To further add to the wax thing, I use casting resin for some prints that is wax based/adjacent so it can burned out just as easily as wax.
    Its a little finicky at times to get it to print right but it is so much better than using say normal resin or filament to try and make a lost wax/plastic cast

  • Haley Carpenter
    Haley Carpenter 2 months ago +8

    I’m so grateful to have found Ann’s videos!!

  • TheSilveryew
    TheSilveryew 2 months ago +4

    The minute those cleaning videos started playing, my husband said he'd just seen those on Facebook hours earlier, really dangerous that they are mixing different chemicals! Thank you for what you do Ann I am sure you're keeping people from harming themselves with your content!

  • Jupiter Resident
    Jupiter Resident 2 months ago +5

    Your videos are so important, Ann! Thank you

  • Richard Duffin
    Richard Duffin 2 months ago +2

    I have a few questions, what about doing the lettuce hack in the fridge?
    Also, for the cake, what about a sealed lid to a certain height with holes in it to push the excess cake out, kind of like a hair trimmer leaves hair that you don't want to cut, but in reverse

  • Kathryn Harvey
    Kathryn Harvey 2 months ago +2

    Ann continuing to be the good side of youtube. I've always thought of myself as being reasonably skeptical but even I didn't think of the listeria risk with the lettuce one until she pointed it out.

  • imperfect mom
    imperfect mom 2 days ago

    You are amazing

  • It’s DIY Denise
    It’s DIY Denise 2 months ago +3

    You are an angel! Thank you for all the work and research that goes into these informative videos!! We love you!

  • Natalie Gray
    Natalie Gray 2 months ago +364

    True story: way back in the 60s, my grandmother decided on a whim to go visit her next door neighbor. The neighbor was cleaning the floors when she got there, and seemed very dizzy and weak. When my grandmother asked her if she was okay, the neighbor admitted she was cleaning with a mixture of ammonia and bleach. Apparently she didn't know this was dangerous. My grandmother opened up all the windows of the house and then dragged her outside until she revived. If my grandmother hadn't come over for a visit, her neighbor would have died that day.

    • Flora M
      Flora M 2 months ago

      I remember my grandmother mentioning she did this a long time ago. Luckily she noticed enough/was able to get herself out/etc

    • seigeengine
      seigeengine 2 months ago

      Vinegar and bleach does the same thing. It releases chlorine gas.

    • Jennifer Kay
      Jennifer Kay 2 months ago

      I ended up in the ER, mixing cleaning supplies, but not sure what they were. I know one was Comet, or Ajax, and I think the other was either Pine Sol, or a bathroom cleaner. I was cleaning the tub. Not sure what it was, but I couldn't breathe, and being mildly asthmatic, it affected me.

    • notconvincedgranny
      notconvincedgranny 2 months ago

      Creates chloramines. Small amounts are used for disinfecting and killing germs in water. Inhaling the gas can kill. It's a good idea not to mix bleach with anything.

    • CannonRaw
      CannonRaw 2 months ago

      That mixture is phosgene gas. It was used in ww1 and killed countless people.

  • Allison
    Allison 2 months ago +1

    Thank you for addressing the story time videos. I find it so strange when I come across someone doing something innocent, like a craft or baking, but are talking about something very horrific. Kids might not fully understand what's being said, but they shouldn't hear horrific stories.

  • Geetanjali Saha
    Geetanjali Saha 2 months ago +3

    Commenting for the algorithm ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Love you tons ANN ❤️❤️❤️

  • bizgx
    bizgx Month ago +1

    Absolutely love the direction that your channel is going in. Keep up the much needed guardian angel work on YT!

  • Sharron Mainor
    Sharron Mainor 2 months ago +2

    I just want to thank you so much for all your videos but, especially this one for the warning about the sneaky kid targeted videos! I have young grandchildren who will grow up soon and be exposed to these harmful influences. Kudos!

  • Aisadal
    Aisadal 2 months ago +641

    With every debunking video, Ann's voice for safer advocacy gets stronger and stronger; I wouldn't be surprised if someday she became the face of a new movement pushing for immediate changes and overhauls to Clip-Share's falling-apart system, given its past, and especially their recent and current, failings

    • Miriam Thie
      Miriam Thie 2 months ago

      @Amanda M
      So you like watching stupid, not working and dangerous Clip-Share videos.
      Please go and do them all.

    • Tami Meredith
      Tami Meredith 2 months ago

      @Amanda M Not everyone has seen every debunking video, so to assume they have seen her other videos would be presumptuous, & that is not Ann's style. She wants everyone to clearly understand what she is saying. (& I am presuming, I'm sorry Ann Reardon)

    • Miriam Thie
      Miriam Thie 2 months ago +2

      Ann for youtube president! 😉

    • guywithashirton
      guywithashirton 2 months ago +1

      @inmyworldkindagirl at least maybe we could admit we liked something but could change our mind about it? Better than mindlessly staying just cause you are attached to that personality ;)
      But it’s okay it was never about that at all! It’s about helping other out be safe with all this nonsense in the world

    • Mina Mina
      Mina Mina 2 months ago +1

      @Amanda M Clickbait is when you show something in the thumbnail and write something in the title of the video, that is not going to be in the video. Ann used Mr Beast in the thumbnail, because she talked about youtubers who clickbait a lot along with a couple of examples and how Clip-Share seems to favor such clickbait thumbnails & titles. She even showed him (in his videos). If she would have written in the title, that she would debunk together with him, then this would have been clickbait.
      As a side note: Using popular Clip-Sharers as an example for things you want to discuss is not necessarily to grab said youtubers audiences attention. It's also because everybody on this plattform knows Mr Beast or at least heard of him. Which also underlines Ann's point of clickbait being seemingly favored by the Clip-Share algorythms.

  • PortalDame
    PortalDame 2 months ago +2

    I'm actually kind of glad someone brought the knowledge of not mixing cleaning products into a more public sphere.
    At my old job, cleaning a gym, one of my coworkers often just added to my mop bucket instead of tipping it out and refilling it with whatever it was he used, and on multiple occasions that ended up with me unintentionally sealing myself in rooms with buckets of mustard gas.
    It wasn't until it caused me to throw up at work that I decided to be more careful about it, and it wasn't for another month until I realized why it was happening.

  • Rae
    Rae Month ago

    Thank you for doing these!
    I’ve learned so much from your videos!

  • Daviddo
    Daviddo 2 months ago +7

    Oh my, I thank Ann for ruining her viewing algorithm for us lmao, bless yu soooo much Ann, what an absolute LEGEND ❤❤❤❤❤

  • geeshta
    geeshta 2 months ago +7

    "The truth is just not that clickable."
    - Ann Reardon, 2022

  • Limmie Dee
    Limmie Dee 2 months ago +617

    what I appreciate most about H2CT is you don't talk down to your audience when explaining why something is dangerous or unethical or simply won't work. people always listen best when you speak to them like people.

    • Austin Lucas
      Austin Lucas 2 months ago

      Mr. Rogers did this sort of thing all the time, too. That is, the not talking down part. I haven't watched much of his wonderful show for a long time, so I don't recall all of it. He'd sometimes show documentary footage of things like bubblegum factories, but I don't know if he explained why some things are dangerous? Maybe he did, but as I said, I've not seen many episodes of his TV show for a long while.

    • Sharon
      Sharon 2 months ago +14

      Yes, Ann explains like we are smart enough but also so that we can learn. That's a hard balancing act.

  • Chris Dale
    Chris Dale 2 months ago +4

    I teach kids digital literacy and computer science. You’re doing really good work on your channel; it’s hard for folks to know the difference between reality and falsehood.

  • Shellsea The Mermaid
    Shellsea The Mermaid 2 months ago +2

    Ann, you're awesome. Thank goodness for genuinely good people in this world 🙌

  • xFoxyNinjax
    xFoxyNinjax 2 months ago +10

    As a celiac I'd be really interested in your doing a video on gluten-free baking and how it differs! Since I only got diagnosed a couple years ago I've had 30 years of total food freedom and now I'm still learning how to bake gluten-free. Do you have any advice or tips?
    Love the videos!

    • Thanos
      Thanos 2 months ago


    • Alex Noctum
      Alex Noctum 2 months ago +2

      My girlfriend has celiac, use plain sparking water when you bake. It makes stuff taste like “normal”.

  • Katetharsis
    Katetharsis 2 months ago +3

    The first one you mention (mixing cleaning fluids in the toilet) happens FAR too often and is obviously so dangerous. My grandmother did this once because she was using up two different products and according to family legend, blew up the toilet (this may be an exaggeration but we certainly all got the point - don't mix random chemicals!). The second story I know of personally is from when I used to work in a hospital - one of the cleaning staff put our usual cleaning fluid into the toilet. Unbeknownst to her, one of the nurses had brought in her own bleach from home because she felt like the hospital cleaning fluid 'didn't do a good enough job'. The member of cleaning staff ended up damaging her lungs and had to take time off work sick - all because of someone else 'trying to be helpful'! She was lucky the damage wasn't fatal or permanent.

  • orpheala
    orpheala 2 months ago +2

    Doing my part to feed the algorithm. Good content, as always! Those creepy videos are awful.

  • missTerning
    missTerning 2 months ago +3

    Thank you for taking the time to debunk these things!

  • Kassiddy Avery
    Kassiddy Avery 2 months ago +4

    I second Anne being in charge of the internet 🥺
    Such important message always