Arizona November 22, 2015
10 Terrifying Things In Arizona That Can (And Just Might) Kill You
It seems that no matter how much we tell people to use their common sense when visiting the Grand Canyon State, visitors just don’t listen. So instead of the usual “top 10 reasons to visit Arizona” article you will find on other websites, here’s a look at some reasons why you might want to avoid the state if you can’t handle these 10 things.
1. Okay, let's start this list on the right foot. One of the first and most obvious thing that could kill you when visiting Arizona are all the cuddly creatures like this guy.
See, his curled tail is just itching for a hug. I can't stop you from doing it though.
2. Or maybe one of the packs of roving chihuahuas that you’ll find in west Phoenix.
No, really, they exist. Spay and neuter, folks!
3. With most areas of the state clocking at least 160 sunny days each year, all that delicious vitamin D could kill you.
An overdose of vitamin D causes a build up of calcium among other health problems so play it safe, New Yorkers: stay put.
4. With all the sun and relatively mild temperatures found throughout the year across the state, exhaustion from all that hiking can be a terrible thing.
This person isn't jumping for joy; they're trying not to die.
5. Another side effect from all that sunshine? A large chunk of Arizonans forget how to drive on an average rainy or snowy day.
6. Here's another side effect to driving and rain: The vast majority of Arizona roads are rural and even dirt, so trying to drive on a muddy road isn't the best experience.
At the very least, you might get stuck in the mud. But you could also get swept away by flash floods or find yourself stranded from help for days. Maybe you should just stay home.
7. As someone who loves to eat, encountering bad Mexican food is a true, horrifying tragedy.
Maybe if the snowbirds stayed put, we'd have fewer bland options to avoid.
8. Fry bread is a delicious, delicious thing but is ridiculously unhealthy; it's literally fried white bread.
Put it down and I'll sacrifice my health by eating it for you. Don't forget to drizzle it with honey before handing it over.
9. We always hear people talking about someone with looks that could kill. Well, what about landscapes?
Yup, dead now.
10. Cactus plugging is both illegal and dangerous to your health.
Cactus plugging, for those who don't know, is the act of damaging or destroying a cactus for the heck of it. The usual targets are saguaros, which are state-protected. In 1982, a man at Lake Pleasant was killed while shooting a saguaro at close range and one of its 500-pound arms crushed him. Karma, perhaps?
What other threatening thing in Arizona you would add to this list? Share your contribution in the comments below.