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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Caution. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Caution so important!

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Top 10 Caution facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Geoffrey de Charny, a French knight, veteran of the Hundred Years War, writer of Book of Chivalry, dedicated parts of his book to preventing psychological trauma from warfare, and cautioned his comrades that “when they would be secure from danger, they will be beset by great terrors”.

  2. Before his death, Lenin published a testament that stated Stalin should be immediately removed from power as Lenin was "not sure if he can be trusted to use authority with sufficient caution"

  3. During prohibition in the US, merchants sold "bricks" of grape concentrate with a packet of dried yeast. These would come with a "warning label" cautioning not to mix the brick, yeast, water and sugar in a pot and then seal it for seven days, or else "an illegal alcoholic beverage will result".

  4. In a 1986 interview, Jackie Gleason said he considered suing Hanna-Barbera for The Flintstones being a copy of The Honeymooners, but passed when his lawyers cautioned, "Do you want to be known as the guy who yanked Fred Flintstone off the air?".

  5. The Reverse Tinkerbell Effect, an expression that stipulates that the more people believe in something, the more likely it is to vanish; If more people view cars as being safe to drive, the less safe they become as more people tend to drive without caution.

  6. Andrew Jackson, face of the $20 bill, made it the goal of his administration to destroy the National Bank. He even cautioned the public about paper money in his farewell address.

  7. Because of Aboriginal avoidance laws, Many Australian television programs and films include a title card warning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to "use caution viewing this film, as it may contain images or voices of dead persons"

  8. Yellow and red cards in football were invented in 1966 by Ken Aston, an English referee, who was frustrated due to the language barrier during the World Cup. Driving down Kensington High Street, he took a look at the traffic lights and found them a useful metaphor for caution and stopping play.

  9. Most octopuses are cannibalistic and have to exercise extreme caution while mating

  10. Antarctica is rated Level 2 on the US Travel Advisory Scale, which says you should 'exercise increased caution' while travelling there.

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According to a congressional report there are an estimated 2.4 million cases of unnecessary surgery sold and performed on the public every year. Lucian Leape, a former surgeon and professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, a renowned patient safety expert cautions

Many Australian films include a warning that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to should exercise caution when watching a film as it may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

More than 100 years ago, engineer Frank Shuman harvested solar power by building a huge solar plant in Egypt. He cautioned engineers to work for “the eternal welfare of the human race” and not for profit. The plant was later dismantled mainly due to the availability of cheap oil.

Welsh footballer John Charles was never cautioned or sent off during 715 appearances.

The 1917 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia cautioned against consuming too much meat because it is some how linked to diseases like cancer.

One of Ireland's most formidable kings was named Art Óg mac Murchadha Caomhánach, the British were extremely fearful of him as he made his Kingdom of Leinster a deathtrap for British colonists and soldiers. Due to their caution the crown granted the King an amnesty in 1409

Marcus Terentius Varro of ancient Rome cautioned against building a community too close to a swamp, with his reasoning containing a clear demonstration of harmful microscopic creatures.

A 1972 study found certain lab rats used in cancer research, when sourced from different suppliers, had significant variation in their incidences of some types of tumors. The authors expressed extreme caution is needed in evaluation of carcinogenicity studies which employ such rats.

The small round tactile tiles indicate stairs and other areas of caution for the blind.

Essential oils extracted from yarrow are often used in treatment of influenza and common cold. These oils need to be taken with caution because they may trigger severe allergic reactions on the skin and even induce miscarriage in pregnant women.

On Sept. 2, 2015, the FDA tweeted that IV glutathione was being used as a skin lightener. It restores the skin to the color of early childhood. It is not approved for use here in the United States and the FDA cautioned that the products from outside the country were being confiscated.

Hitler having been voted to power of the Nazi Party, by just a single vote, is a canard that is usually dug up during the times of elections to caution people about the power of their vote, and what a difference it can make.

The Australian Flying Spider doesn't use its wings to fly but to impress females like a peacock. [Caution: Tiny cute spider. Yes, really tiny and cute.]

The first time the warning "Caution: Cigarette Smoking May be Hazardous to Your Health" appeared in cigarette packaging was in 1966; the US was the first country to require such label be included in the packaging.

Caution is needed boiling water in the microwave as when you take the vessel out of the microwave, the slight jerk or movement of the superheated water causes rapid formation of vapour bubbles. These bubbles rush to the surface of the water and cause the 'bursting' effect.

The small round tactile tiles indicate stairs and other areas of caution for the blind.

It’s ‘Err on the side of caution’ not ‘Air’. Also this is common knowledge.

Andrew Jackson openly opposed paper money, instead preferring gold and silver coins as currency. In his farewell address he cautioned the public on the national bank. Ironic that his portrait has lived on the $20 since 1928, replacing Grover Cleveland.

Caution calling your insurance company to discuss a claim. Even if they don't pay, they still nail you :(

The two officers in charge of lifeboat evacuation on the Titanic, being untrained, erred on the side of caution and did not fill the lifeboats to capacity. One of the two thought he was to evacuate women and children only. Had the process been managed correctly, 500 more could have been saved.

Cautioning Signs That Your Teen is Using Drugs at Home

During prohibition in the US, merchants sold "bricks" of grape concentrate with a packet of dried yeast. These would come with a "warning label" cautioning not to mix the brick, yeast, water and sugar in a pot and then seal it for seven days, or else "an illegal alcoholic beverage will result".

Oxfam cautioned “The combined wealth of the richest 1 percent will overtake that of the other 99 percent of people next year unless the current trend of rising inequality is checked.”

Before settling on Amazon as the company name, founder Jeff Bezos debated calling the company "Relentless", but was cautioned against it as it sounded a bit too sinister. Relentless.com redirects to Amazon.com to this very day.

President Obama, on the day of the Boston Bombing, offered word of caution to FBI investigators on releasing suspect photos to the public: "Be certain that these are the right suspects before you put the pictures out there"