r/NatureIsFuckingLit 12d ago Helpful 6 Silver 5 Wholesome 6

🔥Sinking perfectly at a lake edge in the wilderness

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u/AmazonianChicana 12d ago

This looks like an Old Spice commercial lol

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u/ArcticIceFox 12d ago

Do it in a boat coming toward land and boom, he's captain jack sparrow

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u/Nosexuskitty 12d ago

Quite possibly the worst pirate I’ve ever seen.

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u/Ill-Chemistry2423 12d ago

But you have heard of seen him

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

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u/Bleezze 12d ago

Is "heard" a bad word now because of Amber?

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u/DopeBoogie 12d ago

She who must not be named

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u/gokumono 11d ago

She who must not be heard

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u/hibikikun 12d ago

This is the tale of Captain Jack Sparrow

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u/wackywoowhoopizzaman 12d ago

Pirate so brave on the seven seas

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u/snakeskinsandles 12d ago

Reverse it

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

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u/lovingmama1 12d ago

That part with the horse til this day breaks my heart and in 40yrs old

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u/uniworkhorse 12d ago

Just heard the theme in my head lol

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u/Jennyfaemfc 12d ago

“Aahhhhhh!!!!” While flexing his pecks

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u/SharpEvolution 12d ago

Taking the elevator down to leech therapy.

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u/Vik-Vinegar 12d ago

I was thinking chiggars

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u/playerIII 12d ago

you want to be itchy for WEEKS?

slaps roof of chiggar nest

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u/RangerActual 12d ago

You don’t belief how many bites you can fit in this bad boy

slaps self in face

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u/jf0001112 12d ago

Hey! It's Rich Brian now.

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u/5kp0phyru7e 12d ago

WTF you can't be saying that word!!!

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u/musicalVIRUS 12d ago

I always thought it was a pretty strange name for a biting insect.

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u/SheetMetalCocks 12d ago

Dude, fuck leeches

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u/1UMIN3SCENT 12d ago

I'd rather not 😬

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u/LEGITIMATE_SOURCE 12d ago

Fun fact: Leeches explode when they mate. At least the one I fucked did anyway.

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u/JesterOfDestiny 12d ago

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u/as_a_fake 12d ago

My risky click of the day, here.

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u/goahnary 12d ago

Is it worth it?

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u/wi5hbone 12d ago

ALWAYS! AT LEAST $3.50 IN VALUE

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u/itsmymedicine 12d ago

Dammit, monster, I ain't givin you no treefiddy!

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u/tsukubasteve27 12d ago

Later virgins

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u/Laptraffik 12d ago

Yep yep yep sunk into deep mud like this one time and came out with 7 or 8 leeches on me.

Now I have a nasty phobia of leeches. This thread was a mistake.

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u/Educational-Grab4050 12d ago

I was canoeing in Northern tier Canada, too afraid yo go waste deep anywhere near the shore. 20seconds in the water and one of these buggers was on ya. I was far more afraid of the mosquitoes though. If you weren't in your tent by dusk say goodbye. So many out there I thought I was listening to an Indy race close up

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u/leeljay 12d ago

I hear the mosquito is the unofficial state bird of Alaska, so there’s that

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u/Mulligan275 12d ago

Don’t forget the black flies too.

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u/PM_ME_DOGS_NO_SLUTS 12d ago

This world is cursed

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u/skinte1 12d ago

Leeches are very rare in Scandinavia and in the north where this vid is from there aren't any.

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u/potandskettle 12d ago

That's just what they want you to believe. Lulling you into a false sense of security.

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u/skinte1 12d ago

That's just what they want you to believe.

The Leeches or the Scandinavians ? :D

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u/Thedrunner2 12d ago

I’d be afraid I couldn’t get unstuck

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u/andysaurus_rex 12d ago

Reminds me of this guy nearly getting stuck in a bog while walking in a straight line across Norway.

You won’t catch me fucking with no bogs. Nope.

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u/NeverBeenToSweden 12d ago

He didn't realize at the time just how dangerous of a situation he was dealing with, but said that viewers reached out afterwards and basically told him how unbelievably stupid and risky it was to walk into those bogs.

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u/redditisacesspool11 12d ago

Isn't that how we end up with well preserved fossils? The animal gets trapped in a situation like that and just ends up buried?

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u/andysaurus_rex 12d ago

IDK about fossils, but "bog bodies" are definitely a thing and probably the best preserved bodies from the iron age or even earlier. See more info here on bog bodies.

Crazy to me that they can look at these people and say yeah they were stabbed twice, hit with the blunt end of an axe, and garroted" when their bodies look like an old piece of leather. Some of them, like Tollund Man are just incredibly well preserved though. To me it seems like it was common practice to just toss bodies of the dead into a bog. Doesn't seem like any of these people died naturally and a few of them were clearly executed.

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u/Espresso-Kun 11d ago

Yes, due to the anoxic conditions at the bottom if i remember my historic geology correctly. Preserves some features but mainly keeps the bones undisturbed and complete.

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u/XenithShade 12d ago

If there wasn’t a video we would never know. Holy shit

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u/Jack__Squat 12d ago

Why would you wear camo doing something like this? I would think you'd want to be easily found if things went south.

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u/andysaurus_rex 12d ago

He’s doing a “straight line challenge” where he walks in a straight line across the whole country, so sometimes there’s a little trespassing involved. They also probably keep him pretty safe from brambles.

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u/Sasspishus 12d ago

One time walking across a bog I fell in a random hole up to my waist that was invisible because it was covered in moss, like all the rest of the bog. I was working on my own and had a big rucksack on, and continuing to sink. Threw off the rucksack to safety then managed managed haul myself out. Awful

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u/unwantedposterboy 12d ago

"What is it?"

"It's PEAT!"

*sighs* "What is it, PETE?!"

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u/Lonely_Set1376 12d ago Silver Gold

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u/ChillyBearGrylls 12d ago

The Lad of the Lake, his arm clad in the purest shimmering leeches, held aloft the trunks from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to wear the trunks. That is why I am your king.

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u/sixfootoneder 12d ago

Well I didn't vote for you.

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u/csrgamer 12d ago

I'm a KING you don't vote for kings!

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u/chocolatecows88 12d ago

I am being oppressed

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u/Dense-Beyond 12d ago

Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

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u/nanomolar 12d ago

If I went around saying I was Emperor just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they’d put me away

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u/rofltide 11d ago

Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system!

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u/Whaines 12d ago

How Canadians are born.

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u/ptolani 12d ago

Was looking for this, thanks.

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u/WailingOctopus 12d ago

This is exactly what I thought and hoped it would be, and am utterly delighted by it

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u/TheGogglesDo-Nothing 12d ago

Is this the same dude from the video where he dives headfirst into that shit?

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u/Fluke365 12d ago

I've fallen thru something similar was a lil scary for a few seconds, thankfully the current was going the way it was or I could have been pulled under the island

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u/skinte1 12d ago edited 12d ago

He's not stuck since he's not sinking into mud. He's simply standing on a floating piece of grass/ moss which start to sink because of his weight.

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u/Blueguerilla 12d ago

This is a really good way to drown yourself.

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u/Stickybeebae 12d ago

Yeah. I’ve worked in bogs. Don’t mess around with that shit.

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u/RyVsWorld 12d ago

What is so dangerous about them?

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u/TormentVI 12d ago edited 11d ago Helpful

In a swimming pool you can see quite easily, and your hands and feet cut through the water with not much effort.

In a bog, it's like trying to swim in a bowl of spaghetti. The density and semi-solid nature of the material makes it far harder to move easily. You expend much more energy just trying to stay above the surface.

Soil, roots, mud, clay all that stuff can wrap around you, and start to catch a joint which is now no longer providing you the ability to tread water, now you're down to three limbs, you're expending even more energy, your head starts to dip below the surface where if you go under you can't see the surface as easily since the bog closes up around you, and then you're on your way to never coming up again.

As you can see in the video, a floating mat of vegetation can easily be pierced at its thinnest points by a person. Like falling through ice over a frozen lake, except, this stuff isn't solid enough to grab onto, or push off against, it's a rubbery, springy mat that will close back over you.

EDIT: Oh I forgot to add, if you start to go under the surface even for a moment, swallowing/aspirating some of the bog is not like getting crystal clear pool water in your mouth that you can cough out easily. It's like sandy oatmeal that will stick in your throat and lungs and clog them, now you can't breathe, and you start to tire even faster.

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u/bruised__fruit 12d ago

Holy shit, bro. Nice job unlocking a new phobie for me. Yeeeeesh ☹️

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u/dinosaur_pajamas 12d ago

Ever heard of bog bodies? You could be a scientific discovery in a few centuries or millennia

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u/AtmosphereHot8414 12d ago

Tell yourself this little tidbit while you wait to die while drowning

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u/Eat-A-Torus 12d ago

I thought most of them got murdered

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u/LordFirebeard 12d ago

There's a dude on YouTube, GeoWizard, who's done some straight-line missions (trying to cross a country on foot in a completely straight line). He got caught in a bog in Norway, and was very lucky he was able to grab some grass on the edge to pull himself out.

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u/nemesissi 12d ago

Is this the British dude? Those trips are compelling, wish he did more.

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u/NotClever 12d ago

Wait, is that the dude that I watched walk through Wales in a straight line while being constantly afraid that a farmer would shoot him for being on their property? That was a random video recommend by YouTube years ago that was way more interesting than it had any right to be.

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u/bodebrusco 12d ago

Yep, he almost killed himself in that bog incident. After that, in any "straight line missions" he just go "fuck bogs" and walks around them.

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u/TormentVI 12d ago

Well good news friend, Billy Mays here for DC Bog Treader Boots!

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u/TransBrandi 12d ago

A good analogy for the bog mat would be like falling into a tarp over a pool and getting wrapped up in it.

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u/Eat-A-Torus 12d ago

Don't a shit ton of people actually die from that too?. falling into a tarp covered pool?

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u/savvyblackbird 12d ago

While some of the ancient people found preserved in bogs were purposely buried there sauce, others just walked in the wrong place and got pulled under.

The article I linked said since the 18th century hundreds of bog bodies have been found in Northern Europe. That’s not counting all the known instances of people going to bogs and never coming back.

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u/gonephishin213 12d ago

This was a mini horror story. Holy smokes, I'm terrified now

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u/TennisLittle3165 12d ago

Rubbery springy mat is a good description

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u/skwbw 12d ago

I've actually sunk to a swamp once. On a field trip in school we were walking around and suddendly one my legs is waist deep in the ground. We needed 3 strong guys to get me out of there. Almost lost my shoe, too! :(

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u/eojen 12d ago

Like most things in this world, it can be harder to get up than go down.

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u/anubis89 12d ago

You can tell because of the way it is.

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u/hereforthereads123 12d ago

Some people don't think it be like it is, but it do

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u/WubLyfe 12d ago

How neat is that?

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u/CyberTukker 12d ago

I think because it's of the peat

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u/toxcrusadr 12d ago

I think it’s more the boggishness of it.

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u/a_concerned_cat 12d ago

That's pretty neat

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u/TheButtChewks 12d ago

Isn't that neat!

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u/BarbarianDruid 12d ago

It’s easy to get bogged down like that

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u/SharpCookie232 12d ago

You don't want to get mired in that type of trouble.

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u/Lochcelious 12d ago

Also literally the meaning of the word

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u/SharpCookie232 12d ago

It's a quagmire of synonyms.

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u/juicejohnson 12d ago

FYI. for hikers, mountaineers, rock climbers, this does not apply. Scariest moments of my life (twice) have been when I over estimated my ability to go up vs my ability to get back down.

Sometimes the view isn’t worth the climb.

Genuinely think about this when outdoors.

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u/aguirre1pol 12d ago

Oh, it is still much easier to go down, but that's exactly the problem...

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u/braidenshere 12d ago

flashback to when my niece crawled up onto a coffee table to appreciate the view or whatever, then screams realizing she'd made a big mistake

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u/smithers85 12d ago

It’s not the falling, it’s the stopping.

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u/MyrddinWyllt 12d ago

As a hiker, up is easier for me. Got some tendinitis in my knee and I have to be super careful going downhill or I end up in excruciating pain

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u/spykid 12d ago

for hikers, mountaineers, rock climbers, this does not apply

I would say it still applies.

Source: I do all those things

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u/NookNookNook 12d ago

Imagine being buried alive and drowned at the same time.

The more you struggle to get out the deeper you dig yourself.

Even when neck deep water isn't involved its a terrifying feeling. You slip in instantly but then its almost impossible to move. The suction created around your legs is enough to pry boots loose.

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u/andysaurus_rex 12d ago

The moss on top is just floating (as it appears). It’s soft and does not offer much support. So you can fall through it or off of it and there isn’t an easy way to get back up, because it might just fall apart as you’re grabbing at it. So then you’ll have to get to the edge (not a huge problem at this particular location). You also don’t know what’s under the moss. Could be something pointy or a big rock.

Many bogs are far muddier than this. This is more like a pond. Watch this to understand why bogs are dangerous.

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u/Dick_Thumbs 12d ago

DAMN imagine if the edge of that would have been 6 or 7 feet further away? Fuck me that would be the worst way to go.

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u/foolishnun 12d ago

I watch all these guys videos, so this bit took me by surprise when he got there. It properly haunts me. Also not the only time he's taken a stupid risk on one of the missions. I feel like his damn mother sometimes yelling at my computer screen

That said, he so entertaining to watch. His straight line missions are some of my favourite things on YouTube.

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u/SpacecraftX 12d ago

The thing that surprised me most was his not having a paper map and compas when the GPS went out. Such a rookie error for such an experienced outdoorsman.

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u/goingbananas44 12d ago

Wow, that video is short and extraordinarily intense. It goes from a casual hike to a near death experience in seconds. You were certainly right in that it illustrates perfectly the dangers of a bog.

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u/andysaurus_rex 12d ago

Yeah it’s a “highlight” of one of his liver videos. Crazy how fast it goes from “this is gross” to “oh shit oh shit oh shit”

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u/savvyblackbird 12d ago

If you get too deep, turn around and go back. He was hitting bottom for a bit. I grew up at the beach in salt marshes and explored all the time with my brother. The mud was never this deep, but if we found a bad spot, we would turn around and go back. You know your footprints were safe places to step.

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u/wrestlenomicon 12d ago

I’d imagine it’s because you’re essentially being buried alive if you slip into the soil completely, which is definitely a risk here.

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u/gubbins_galore 12d ago

It's like wet quicksand.

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u/Stickybeebae 12d ago

Quicksand is wet.

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u/CleanSunshine 12d ago

You’re thinking of wet sand

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u/Stickybeebae 12d ago

Nah. Quicksand is hyper saturated sand.

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u/moonknight8794 12d ago

So more like quick mud?

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u/PolarisC8 12d ago

Sucking mud. Muskeg doesn't let go and pulls you right in. Every attempt to free yourself creates a little pocket into which you sink further.

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u/purplenurple24 12d ago

Quickersand

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u/immadee 12d ago Wholesome

They can really bog you down.

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u/WingedLing 12d ago

...its not a pun if it's the meaning of the word.

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u/SharpCookie232 12d ago

This part of the thread is a morass of pedantry.

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u/doodman_ 12d ago

Reminds me of beyonce rhyming “left” with “left” and “minute” with “minute” in her hit single Irreplaceable.

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u/Glorious-gnoo 12d ago

Those words were simply irreplaceable.

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u/goodolarchie 12d ago

Imagine trying to swim in something that is all entangled with grassy, muddy stuff that is competing to take up the space where your breathing orifice is. And it never tires but you're in a panic after just 20-30 seconds of struggle.

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u/honest-miss 12d ago

It's been a real minute, but if I correctly recall what my natural sciences professor told us, it's that some bogs have deep water under them where vortexes can form. The water goes underneath the boggy surface, hits land, and keeps circling. You go under, get lost in the moving water, lose sense of "up" because the bog blocks light, and there you go. You're the next Bog Mummy.

This was a course specifically about Michigan, though, and I think it's been said this video was taken somewhere in Europe. So there might be different water flow or depth or what-have-you.

EDIT: Also if anyone who knows better wants to call me out, please do. It truly has been a minute.

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u/Sacrifice_Starlight 12d ago

Being stuck inside thousands of pounds of muck while underwater

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u/ateaseteas 12d ago

From personal experience, it feels like the ground is swallowing you whole. My country has a lot of bogs and we are taught early on about the dangers of them. People get trapped and panic and end up dead.

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u/ripestrudel 12d ago

There def looks like there is a current where he's going in. NEVER underestimate a current. No matter how tame it looks.

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u/infamousantler 12d ago

Yep, I got stuck in one only up to my ankles once. It was very enlightening

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u/Murdocksboss 12d ago

That's more of a Fen.

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u/swampscientist 12d ago

So it kinda is, kinda isn’t. Most folks will call this a quaking bog. It’s a floating “bog mat” on a less acidic, groundwater fed system (pond or lake) as opposed to a true raised bog that’s fed primarily by rain water.

So not really a fen or a bog but the term quaking bog is what’s used mostly.

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u/chickpeaze 12d ago

It's terrifying.

I stepped in a very muddy river bank once, my legs immediately sunk in pretty deeply and I was convinced I was going to die there. This has the same feeling.

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u/CC-5052 12d ago

Did this wayyy back in the woods while fishing with my girlfriend. Stream was maybe a foot and a half. Solid bottom for a good mile and all of the sudden it was gone. Luckily there was a log nearby and I only had one foot in. I played with my weight a little and could tell it kept going. Crazy to think if I was by myself and had both feet in nowhere near a tree I would have disappeared and no one would have a fucking clue.

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u/TheEyeDontLie 12d ago

You missed out on being found perfectly preserved by archaeologists five thousand years in the future.

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u/Panicsferd 12d ago

Had a similar experience myself when I was duck hunting in my early teens and while we were walking the river bank with waders at first walking it was pretty solid ground but then after awhile it was getting real muddy when my right leg got stuck and it was like quicksand. At first wasn't sure how I was going to get out. Luckily I was with my dad and he was able to help get me out. Now I always be careful when we are hunting a river for ducks.

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u/Daykri3 12d ago

This instantly made me think of a tragedy that happened to a local family some 30 years ago. Three children and their babysitter died getting bogged down in a lake.

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u/FroggyUnzipped 12d ago

That’s why he kept his head above water

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u/stratys3 12d ago

I don't think that was an active choice he made, LOL.

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u/MangoesDeep 12d ago

Idk he looked pretty heckin confident doing it

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u/BillyBean11111 12d ago

I would imagine a lot of corpses died pretty confident

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u/edcu12 12d ago

he knows* he is gonna go down slowly, just not how deep he is gonna actually go

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u/--Muther-- 12d ago

Aye, I've known people who died as a result of this

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u/2duhzen 12d ago

That water is prob cold as fuck!

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u/Gorthman 12d ago

Wim Hof Method

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u/henry-snow 12d ago

This guy obviously hasn’t seen The Never Ending Story

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u/dcjano 12d ago

Too soon

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u/abletofable 12d ago

it will always be too soon

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u/YepItsKacee 12d ago

Artax :(

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u/eyehate 12d ago

Please, you’re letting the Sadness of the Swamps get to you. You have to try. You have to care. For me. You’re my friend. I love you.

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u/THEsolid85 12d ago

just the other day my coworker told me she watched this with her 12 year old son (his first time) and she FAST FORWARDED THROUGH THE SWAMP OF SADNESS. I literally screamed at her on the zoom call.

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u/eyehate 12d ago

That is insanity.

If you are a kid and you are invested in the movie, this is a real introduction to the power of cinema. You are with Atreyu, pulling on Artax's harnesses. You are with him and trying to plead for your best friend to move.

So many life lessons.

And it is a wonderful moment for parents to discuss loss and death in a safe and tangible way.

I would have screamed too!

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u/oneupsuperman 12d ago

You actually just gave me a whole new outlook on this film. I used to really dislike it.

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u/MagNolYa-Ralf 12d ago

Fight against the Sadness

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u/CherryCherry5 12d ago

Poor Artax!!! 😭😭😭😭

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u/wolfgeist 12d ago

You ever read the book? The Artax scene felt so much less impactful. But also everything that happens in the movie happens like 1/3 through the book. Also Michael Ende who wrote the book absolutely loathed the movie which is sad because it was one of my favorites as a kid and holds a special place in my heart.

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u/eyehate 12d ago

What is dead may never die.

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u/Mewmep 12d ago

But rises again harder and stronger.

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u/fantollute 12d ago

No Terminator thumbs up as he's sinking? What is the world coming to?

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u/wolfgeist 12d ago

What is the world coming to?

You'll find out on August 29th, 1997.

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u/InnateKnight 12d ago

I bet he’s itchy

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u/buttholefold 12d ago

The leeches will take care of that

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u/the_YellowRanger 12d ago

Isnt this how you become a bog body?

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u/Hojie_Kadenth 12d ago

It's perfect.

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u/GomerP19 12d ago Silver

A Reverse Capt Jack Sparrow

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u/MoffKalast 12d ago

That's gotta be the worst pirate I've ever heard of

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u/chaichop 12d ago

What is he sinking about?

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u/hoskymx 12d ago

Dude, https://youtu.be/yR0lWICH3rY I looked this up this morning cause I needed a quick laugh.

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u/Wiskey-Tango-3825 12d ago

Muskeg is so friggin creepy

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u/urnextadventure 12d ago

Ahh, underwater elevator.

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u/n0tmos 12d ago

Some say he still sinking

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u/BlasterMittens 12d ago

A gentleman's way of diving. Excellent form.

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u/Chateau-d-If 12d ago

Where is this?

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u/Svenningen 12d ago

It's in Norway. Somewhere southeast-ish

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u/zenos_dog 12d ago

Later shitlords

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u/Nine_9er 12d ago

Take the stairs next!

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u/DustNtheWin 12d ago

And you’ll forever remember this as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow!

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u/celesticaxxz 12d ago

I will go down with this ship

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u/Samanntha910 12d ago

This is the quicksand I always feared as a kid.

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u/trousersnauser 12d ago

He’s not sinking, the leeches below are consuming him.

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u/g0l3m7 12d ago

Pirates of the Carribbean theme tune noises intensify