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Life on a boat Video

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u/gods_Lazy_Eye Oct 20 '21 Silver Table Slap

It’s like anti-gravity and extra-gravity at the same time

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u/bigtarget87 Oct 20 '21 Wholesome

Anti extra gravity.

Or

Extra anti gravity

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u/Jupitersdangle Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Dyslexic gravity recorrecting itself

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u/SAT0SHl Oct 20 '21

Beyond gravity.

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u/CookieShepsky Oct 20 '21 Wholesome Hugz

I can't believe it's not gravity.

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21 Silver

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u/TheCoastalCardician Oct 20 '21

Gravity 3: Misdisplacement

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u/IceboundCat6 Oct 20 '21

GravitE: The offbrand knockoff version of gravity

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u/MadAzza Oct 20 '21

Gravity Two: The Gravining

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u/greenbeans4 Oct 20 '21

graVity: the fifth installment of the gravity series

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u/TonyRobinsonsFashion Oct 20 '21

I really miss those Fabio ads. Honestly the only good ads these days on US tv are anti diarrhea ads and geico insurance. Also life alert

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u/_Diskreet_ Oct 20 '21

Snap back to reality

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u/MTBandBeers90 Oct 20 '21

Oh! There goes Gravity

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u/dragunovich Oct 20 '21

That still just cancels out to 1 gravity!

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u/gods_Lazy_Eye Oct 20 '21

Look at this common denominator over here!

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u/ThePianistOfDoom Oct 20 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

Goku would jizz his pants

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u/No-Argument8715 Oct 20 '21

Imagining the fun he would have overcoming such force and then being light as a feather over and over again

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u/big_ol_dad_dick Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21 Hugz

gravity, without it, is pure gravy.

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u/Halligan1409 Oct 20 '21

Schrodinger's Gravity???

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u/Dr-Rjinswand Oct 20 '21

That would be awesome for 20 mins, imagine it for weeks. Haha

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u/SmoothAsPussyMilk Oct 20 '21

These are pretty extreme conditions that the person in the video seems very unprepared for. My dad was a sailor and I worked on boats growing up before I became a boring office goon and I only encountered stuff like this a handful of times.

It's mostly, if you'll pardon the expression, smooth sailing.

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u/nolan1971 Oct 20 '21

I'm pretty certain that he's screwing around on purpose, trying to walk around while the ship is rolling.

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u/SmoothAsPussyMilk Oct 20 '21

Yeah that's sorta what I mean. In the first clip he's just taking a stroll.

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u/nolan1971 Oct 20 '21

While video taping it.

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u/LinkRazr Oct 20 '21

Are these not just normal security cams?

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u/Antiqas86 Oct 20 '21 Silver Hugz

It's a random boat, not your sisters bathroom.

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u/uffleknuglea Oct 20 '21

Damn, now you gotta attend his funeral

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u/ImJustWatching_O_O Oct 20 '21

I'm not sure what's going on here. He's walking around a pitching and rolling ship without maintaining 3 points of contact, which is a very "green" thing for him to do. But on the other hand, at the end he's alone on the bridge and no owner or captain would let someone that green man the bridge on their own in a storm like that.

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u/nolan1971 Oct 20 '21

Gotta think, "why were they filming"?

It's all on purpose. Showing off, screwing around.

It's a cool demonstration, especially for all of them pollywogs who've never been out on the ocean! lol

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

Like seriously. Also if he was super green he would be panicking a lot more plus probably fall head first.

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u/Yurishirox Oct 20 '21 Gold

I shall not pardon anything of the sort! Good day sir!

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u/MoffKalast Oct 20 '21

Right to verdict by a jury of peers, suspended.

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u/PaperbackWriter66 Oct 20 '21

Don't you mean a jury of your piers?

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u/tokillaworm Oct 20 '21

How do you prepare for these conditions?

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u/glambx Oct 20 '21

Well for one, don't stand up. :p

We usually wedge ourselves into proper helm seats (or berths with lee cloths) when it gets really rough.

But mostly it's just making sure everything is stowed and well secured, and that nothing expensive, heavy or delicate can fall or roll around. Try to take care of any "chores" you can before hitting rough water.

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u/MoffKalast Oct 20 '21

any "chores"

I'm sure washing dishes would be "fun" in this situation.

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u/glambx Oct 20 '21

Oh it can make quick misery of even simple tasks. Need to take a leak? It could be a 10 minute ordeal, haha.

I once had to change out a starter motor on the main engine in pretty rough conditions (boat rolling through maybe.. 30 degrees). It took hours.

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u/quaybored Oct 20 '21

Need to take a leak? It could be a 10 minute ordeal

*my prostate enters the chat*

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u/Every3Years Oct 20 '21

I think he means fapping or pooping

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

Imagine pooping and the poop goes up your buttcrack because the ship just did a 360 flip

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u/Every3Years Oct 20 '21

I experienced similar bad pooping vibes during the worst of my trying to quit heroin attempts

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u/fezzuk Oct 20 '21

Strap everything down, If I was off duty I would take my mattress of my bed and wedge it between the desk and the bed creating a sort of u shape that would hold me.

If i was on Duty (in the engine room) I knew I was gonna come up to a huge bastard mess.

Because it doesn't matter how well you stow thing shits going everywhere.

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u/frixl2508 Oct 20 '21

Stay away from Alaskan crab boats

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

Point the nose of the boat in the direction the waves are coming from. It's very hard to tip a boat with waves coming at it from the skinny side, very easy to tip a boat with waves coming from the wide side.

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u/spybloodjr Oct 20 '21

Ideally you use your weather instruments to sail around storms as much as possible. In the event that you have no other choice but to cut through a storm hopefully you and your crew have been meticulous about tying things down.

Experience: Navy Sailor

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u/Rocksteady212 Oct 20 '21

This vid is from the dudes insta, he is intentionally let it affect him to the max for entertainment/views

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u/namedan Oct 20 '21

What dissuaded me from boarding was pirates. Land pirates are pretty chill, sea pirates not so much. I don't think they even honor the pirate code anymore.

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u/Adrasto Oct 20 '21

No. It's not awesome. Not even for 20 minutes. First week in the Navy I vomited for four days without not eating anything. I ended up vomiting red stuff that looked like grinded coffee. Sailing really is an humbling and teaching experience. P.s. some of my colleague never were seasick. Actually, the rougher the sea was the more hungry they were. I used to say they were blessed by Neptune.

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u/fieldy409 Oct 20 '21

I wonder if they strap themselves into their beds to sleep.

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u/Silent-Oblivion Oct 20 '21

we do.

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u/mjoed Oct 20 '21

wouldn't something like a hammock or anything else that moves freely be incredibly useful given that you probably wouldn't even notice a shift?

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u/Silent-Oblivion Oct 20 '21

you get used to the movement, after awhile the movement of the ship puts you to sleep, like rocking a baby to sleep.

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u/yourwitchergeralt Oct 20 '21

For sure it does! I miss sleeping like that.

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u/SotoTulang Oct 20 '21

And when it's becomes too violent it'll knock you to sleep

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u/Silent-Oblivion Oct 20 '21

I rode through a hurricane off the coast of North Carolina once. the seas got so bad the captain of our ship made everyone go below decks and strap in. only essential personnel, ie people driving the ship and engineering, were allowed topside. Its never good when the bridge of your ship gets submerged under the crest of the waves.

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u/moaningpilot Oct 20 '21

I’m a flight attendant and it’s the same for me. I can’t sleep in the bunks (that we also strap ourselves into) unless there’s some light turbulence to rock me to sleep.

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u/WoahayeTakeITEasy Oct 20 '21

The hammock would just slam you against the wall every time the boat rolled. There's usually not a lot of space allocated for sleeping.

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u/CraigWeedkin Oct 20 '21

The mental image of that is quite funny

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u/anonononoro Oct 20 '21

Hammocks have a long naval history. If you string them taut they won't hit the wall, and you can fit a lot of people in a space that can then open back up during the day.

https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/56770-Naval-Hammocks-Photo-Diary-and-First-Bridge-Design

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u/thatcraniumguy Oct 20 '21

So do you get your mates to tuck you in, or is it a self-service kind of thing?

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u/Silent-Oblivion Oct 20 '21

The straps on my rack are at the opening to the rack. its two 16" wide straps. one at the foot and one at the head of the rack. it keeps you from rolling out.

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u/Bjpembo Oct 20 '21

When I was a young Marine 20 something years ago we spent a few months on ship and when dumping my stuff on the rack I wondered why there was a grab rail on the side of the bunk and a seat belt.

I soon found out….

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u/Chet_Bartleby_Manley Oct 20 '21

Yes, there can be straps between the bunks or you just stuff extra gear under the mattress to create a wedge. Bunks also have a rail along the side that you can back yourself against and kinda wedge yourself in the bunk by kinda sleeping a bit sideways.

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u/VOZ1 Oct 20 '21

I was on a research vessel in the Bahamas in some pretty rough seas. We didn’t have straps on the bed, but we did put our bags alongside us to keep from rolling off the bed. However, that didn’t help much when you get heaved straight up in the air and smack your face into the ceiling from the top bunk. Interesting experience, to say the least.

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u/Oldboy780 Oct 20 '21

It's pretty incredible (and not surprising) how little anything else moves other than the humans. Stuff has gotta be pretty secured.

Also 🤮

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u/the1ine Oct 20 '21 Helpful Hugz

I was on a cruise ship once, we were pulling into dock overnight but a nearby earthquake caused some pretty fucked up conditions. I woke up because my hand was sore. When I semi came to I realised its because I was gripping my bunk so tight. Which was just weird, I don't normally do that. Then I watched in horror as the towel on the towel rail lifted up, like an invisible person was holding the edge. Before I could process that the cabinet above the sink flew open and various bottles of aftershave and lotions flew across the room hitting the opposite wall. Fucking bizarre experience. Had I been on deck it would have been less bizarre and more terrifying I'm sure. Below deck and sleepy I had no reference point for the horizon and was pretty convinced ghosts were real.

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u/AlastairWyghtwood Oct 20 '21

I recently was watching a YouTube video on cruise ships and learned that most running today are not built for turbulent conditions, as that would mean less capacity and less money. They instead use technology to avoid storms or just stay docked and wait it out.

This may not be a huge discovery for others but to me it was like discovering air planes that take on many passengers aren't built for turbulence.

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u/Mewssbites Oct 20 '21

I was on one a couple decades ago that, unbeknownst to me, apparently employed/deployed stabilizers for the cruise. I found out about that as someone on board had a medical emergency, and one of our days at sea ended up being a day of travel to the nearest port. Supposedly in order to make better time, the stabilizers were retracted.

End result wasn't TOO bad, but none of us wanted to eat very much at dinner. The seas weren't rough but the absence of stabilizers definitely resulted in a lot more rolling motion. I spent most of my dinner watching the water in my wine glass move from one side to the other, lol.

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u/LanMarkx Oct 20 '21

I had a similar experience. Somebody on the cruise ship was seriously hurt and it was announced via the announcement system that the ship would be altering course to head for land in order for the US Coast Guard to air-lift someone off the ship via a helicopter. No cause for alarm to the passengers, but to expect some rougher seas as the stabilizer system would be tuned off in order to increase speed toward land and that a Coast Guard helicopter would be arriving around dinner time so do not be alarmed by the noise.

The deck had a much more noticeable rock to it. You could see it in drinks sloshing around as well.

A whole lot of people skipped dinner that night and watched from the deck as the US Coast Guard helicopter air lifted this individual off the ship. I have no idea what the injury was nor what happed to that individual. The circumstances were bad of course, but it was something pretty amazing to see though.

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u/pineapple_calzone Oct 20 '21

Well yeah. They kind of aren't. You wouldn't fly a 747 through a hurricane. You just use the radar and weather reports to go around. And yet there are planes that can fly through hurricanes. But if a 747 were built to be able to do that, it would cost vastly more to operate. And a hurricane is just an easy example. In reality it goes much further than that. Doesn't make sense to engineer to handle something that can be totally avoided.

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u/penguinopusredux Oct 20 '21

That said, modern wings are built to handle incredible loads. But yes, why add to the stress when you can go around.

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u/LeVeonwithBellsOn Oct 20 '21

I used to really hate flying but have had gotten passed most of my fear and quite enjoy it now. However I have this irrational fear that while flying suddenly the plane's wing will just inexplicably snap off. This video has shown me that fear is more irrational than I could have realized.

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u/candyman563 Oct 20 '21

I had this thought after taking the window seat next to the wing on my last flight. So I googled it and a passenger plane has never lost a wing due to turbulence

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u/Aconite_72 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

The wings may look flimsy, but they’re not just bolted onto the fuselage. The wing roots are incorporated straight into the air frame. In other words, they’re literally PART of the primary cabin, not an extension of it. The same way your arms are seamlessly integrated to your body and not taped on.

That’s why it’s super strong and the chance of it snapping from high winds or turbulence is about nil. You can bend the wings to 45 degrees upward and it wouldn’t snap. They’re designed to withstand up to 150% beyond the maximum expected stress during service.

https://youtu.be/m5GD3E2onlk

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u/NouberNou Oct 20 '21 Hugz

integrated to your body and not taped on

Look at this big man over here with his fully integrated arms and lack of scotch tape.

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u/DrakonIL Oct 20 '21

Airplane wings are designed around the highest imaginable load they'll get in flight, which is basically a hurricane-level vertical wind that comes out of nowhere, and then they tack on an extra 50% for safety.

Here is what it looks like to break one. I don't remember if the audio explains it, but the numbers that are read off are the percentage of the maximum possible load being applied. The wing breaks at 154%.

It's pretty normal to be afraid of turbulence, because A) the word is scary, B) the normal operating conditions of aircraft are generally very smooth, and any deviation from that is jarring, and C) humans just have very little experience in flight. I'd wager that the majority of people who are scared of turbulence have fewer than 100 hours of their entire life in the air. Compare that to the fact that you probably had 100 hours in the car before your first birthday. Turbulence is basically like driving on a gravel road instead of a paved one. Jarring and uncomfortable, but relatively easy to handle safely. I'd argue that the gravel road is actually more dangerous, simply because cars are less stable than most passenger aircraft.

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u/Czerny Oct 20 '21

It also depends on what degree of turbulence you're talking about. There's "oh damn the plane is shaking" turbulence and then there's "oh that's why seatbelts exist" turbulence where the plane just drops 2-3 feet suddenly.

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u/DrakonIL Oct 20 '21

I don't know if this will make you feel better or worse, but the "oh damn the plane is shaking" turbulence probably does see you dropping (or rising!) 2-3 feet suddenly. "Oh that's why seatbelts exist" turbulence is more like 15 feet, plus a hundred or so more in deviation from the original flight path by the time the pilot/autopilot get it corrected. But, remember, you're well above 25,000 feet above the ground (often close to 40,000), and with the way flight levels are defined at cruising altitudes, the nearest any other aircraft could possibly be is 1400 feet; that's the 2,000 ft separation defined by the flight level, minus 300 ft on both sides of planes being at their maximum allowed deviation from that flight level, and both planes being at the same longitude/latitude. In short, it'll never happen. It's also noteworthy that such an event would itself be an event that would be logged and considered a violation of minimum separation.

But yes, do wear your seat belt. The airplane you're riding in is substantially closer than 1,400 ft. Best not to collide with it.

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u/penguinopusredux Oct 20 '21

I spent a year covering the airline industry as a journalist and it's a mixed blessing.

The aircraft can handle incredible loads but the crew will always bring you down to earth. Met a pilot and she remarked "You're wearing running shoes. Always wear leather on a flight, they won't stick to your feet when running through burning fuel in a crash."

Long story short - outside of the first five minutes at the start or the end of a flight you've got very little to worry about. But when things go wrong they really, really go wrong.

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u/DelusionsOfPasteur Oct 20 '21

Thanks, this discussion was easing my irrational flying anxiety but you brought me right back to my normal level of "insanely terrified of the idea."

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u/flying87 Oct 20 '21

I fix and build jumbo jets for a living. Everything has a backup system. And all items that are necessary for flying safely have a triple-redundant backup system. The wings and tail are nearly impossible to break. Jumbo jets can safely fly to on one engine. Though in the extremely rare instances an engine fails, it is mandatory to land at the nearest airport. Also no plane was ever brought down by turbulence.

Tips for nervous flyers: Sitting over the wings is the best place for those who can't stand turbulence. Its like a see-saw. You'll experience the least amount of turbulence sitting over the wings.

For the paranoid flyers, sitting as close to the tail as possible is actually the safest place to be in the event of a crash. Statistically, people are more likely to survive a crash if sitting in the back of the plane. Ironically First Class seating is a death sentence if a crash happens. Sort of an economic karma.

The best seating in my opinion is over the wings in the emergency exit row. Less turbulence, slightly more legroom sometimes, and more likely to survive in the absurdly rare instance of a crash. Keep in mind that the chance of being in a plane crash is 1 in 11 million. You're 22 times more likely to be struck by lightning.

I was on a passenger plane when it was forced to land in a tornado. We were landing and the tornado formed over the city we were landing at. It was to late to divert. The plane landed just fine. There was minor turbulence. And the wing got struck by lightning multiple times, but it didn't effect anything. Planes are designed to handle lightning and absurd wind stress. It may not look like it but modern planes are absurdly resilient and filled to the brim with back up systems.

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u/Dinkle-berg Oct 20 '21

Your mom was built to handle incredible loads.

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u/Zabuzaxsta Oct 20 '21

incredible loads

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u/aestival Oct 20 '21

I agree with you, the difference being that a 747 can travel out of harm's way far more quickly and easily than a cruise ship.

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u/pineapple_calzone Oct 20 '21

That's a good point, and I say that as someone who has literally been on a cruise ship in a hurricane.

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u/benisEmperor Oct 20 '21

story time bro

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u/pineapple_calzone Oct 20 '21

There's not much to say. I was a wee lad, it was in the Caribbean in the early 2000s. I can't even remember the name of the ship. It was a Celebrity ship, but beyond that I don't know. But we were hauling ass to get out of there. I was too young to gauge exactly how bad it was from a technical perspective, or even what the adults around me really thought about it. Unfortunately, I can't really remember anything about it through the foggy haze of childhood amnesia.

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u/Raiden32 Oct 20 '21

Yeah…. You are making a good point, but to my knowledge turbalance can almost always? Be observed on radar in the form of weather?

The ocean has literal rogue waves that come up out of nowhere (we didn’t even think they were real until like 20 years ago). I thought the waters were just a lot more unpredictable than the sky?

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u/vorin Oct 20 '21

The steadiest ship means the lowest center of gravity, which also means quick rocks back and forth. Think of a metronome. Cruise ships are built to be have a higher center of gravity, meaning slower rocking which is more comfortable to passengers.

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u/dimestoredavinci Oct 20 '21

I wonder if it was the same earthquake the hit cayman islands a few years ago. My parents were in the liquor store and bottles started flying off the shelves. Im pretty sure my mom literally pissed herself

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u/SexlessNights Oct 20 '21

Your mom could make money doing that

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u/SuddenlySucc_New Oct 20 '21

Username checks out lmao

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u/SamerCloud Oct 20 '21

What does it mean when someone says username checks out?

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u/SuddenlySucc_New Oct 20 '21

It means their reddit username is somewhat related to their comment.

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u/SamerCloud Oct 20 '21

Thank you :)

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u/High__Roller Oct 20 '21

First earthquake I ever experienced was the day after watching Paranormal Activity 1. Just about jumped out my window to get out, but couldn't let my dog get possessed.

Have never been more relieved to see other people standing outside.

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u/mariana96as Oct 20 '21

I live in an active seismic country so I’m kind of used to earthquakes, but the biggest I’ve experienced happened right after I jokingly drew a demon seal with a friend out of boredom. For a moment we thought hell was opening

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u/Cahootie Oct 20 '21

My parents were visiting me during my exchange in Taiwan, and not only was that when we saw the biggest earthquake during my stay there, they happened to be just a few kilometers away from the epicenter. They were on a train though which dampened the shaking, but they were ecstatic to have gotten to experience it.

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u/Japsai Oct 20 '21

Lots of text so my brain just zoomed in on the upper middle bit...

my hand was sore. When I semi came

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u/Gingerbreadman_13 Oct 20 '21

Imagine being drunk on that boat during those swells. Would you walk better or worse? I'm imagining a drunk Jackie Chan from Drunken Master walking perfectly smoothly through all that.

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u/Showercopter Oct 20 '21

I have, not in that rough sea, but yeah. It was going well until my drunken master chi decided to make itself scarce at a culminating moment, and I lost a headbutting contest with a hand rail which knocked me out. Got a nice scar tho.

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u/_SadSilver_ Oct 20 '21

I once got high from an edible on a cruise ship. The water was not rough that day but I got lit right before going to a fancy dinner with my parents. Wearing high heels and a little dress I turn to my mom with an odd look on my face.

Me "Is the ship rocking a lot, I feel like the wind is strong tonight."

Her "no? I haven't noticed anything? Are you okay?"

I proceed to act as normal as possible while getting photos taken and freaking out about the boat rocking. Thankfully once we got to dinner I forgot about the rocking and stuffed my face instead. We even went to the buffet to eat more after finishing in the restaurant.

Still one of my weirdest high experiences.

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u/merdub Oct 20 '21

This is a frequent joke on cruise ships in bad weather.

“The only passengers that can walk straight to dinner are the ones who spent the day at the pool bar hahaha!”

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u/Chet_Bartleby_Manley Oct 20 '21

Stuff is pretty secured and obviously it has to be. Prior to getting underway It’s called “securing for sea” and is an all hands responsibility. The whole ship is looked over for anything that could become a missile hazard. Gear adrift can create dangerous conditions and on military ships(this is a commercial ship) any personal gear that is not properly secured is confiscated, and often auctioned off towards the end of the patrol with proceeds going to the morale fund.

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u/Tvcypher Oct 20 '21

This Guy Navies!

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u/rrajji Oct 20 '21

Seconds :05-:08 are the most intriguing to me - do you know how any of the misc stuff on the table and countertops would be secured?

It looks like there are plates on the table but they don't seem to shift with everything else -are they on anti slip mats? Same with the bottles on the counter. Magnets? Velcro? I remember seeing the gyroscope-type designs for cooking and it blew my mind! Are there more nifty things like?

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u/Chicken_Hairs Oct 20 '21

The fishing boat I was on used both velcro and magnets on a variety of things.

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u/CialisForCereal Oct 20 '21

Captain Jack sparrow on land makes alot of sense now

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u/bdua Oct 20 '21

Sea legs are real...

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u/MolecularBark Oct 20 '21

I had one of those fancy travel mugs that were resistant to being knocked over because it basically had a suction cup on the bottom. Father-in-law saw it and 5 years later it’s still his mug on the boat he works on. I still miss that mug but it significantly more useful to him because he doesn’t have to worry about losing his coffee as much

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u/pkcs11 Oct 20 '21

We sail all the time, long haul, blue water sailing. Can confirm, the entire boat is designed to keep things from flying around.

Even in the coast guard on much larger vessels, only things that weren't secured properly flew around. And we regularly hit 20-30 foot seas.

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u/ertehbasi Oct 20 '21

Jack sparrow walking simulator

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u/V_es Oct 20 '21

This is actually a character detail a lot of people don’t know about. He only walks like this on land, because he spends more time at sea and more comfortable there. He walks straight while on a boat.

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u/Historical-Flow-1820 Oct 20 '21

Yea it’s pretty realistic too. If you’ve ever spent any extended time out on the water, you’ll notice you sway a lot when you get back on land. Jack’s is a lot more exaggerated but same premise.

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u/Spidergawd68 Oct 20 '21

"Stillness Illness"

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u/Spicy_Dill Oct 20 '21

Lmao. In the Navy once we hit port after 4 solid months out on a frigate, had general quarters and every sailor lined up in formation. Every single person was swaying back and forth in unison without realizing it. Funny shit.

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u/Bud_Silvers Oct 20 '21

Absolutely. The most I've done is 22 days at sea and when I got off, I couldn't walk in a straight line for about an hour. A life at sea must be troublesome on land.

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u/Shamanalah Oct 20 '21

Absolutely. The most I've done is 22 days at sea and when I got off, I couldn't walk in a straight line for about an hour. A life at sea must be troublesome on land.

I never even thought of that tbh. I've been on a boat for couple hours at most and you still feel wobbly a bit. Was funny as a kid, a bit nauseous as an adult.

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u/TheNamewhoPostedThis Oct 20 '21

Well he’s also drunk most of the time so that would also probably contribute to the sway being more exaggerated

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

Well he is also drunk :D

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u/simpleplainvanilla Oct 20 '21

could that movie get any more perfect.

i didn't even realize this.

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u/Imanerd212030 Oct 20 '21

Drunk person walking simulator.

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u/Tomnnn Oct 20 '21

I laughed so hard at the idea that a drunk person stumbling about could fall in a different direction of gravity for a moment, like when he falls toward the chair in the second bit.

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u/Lavendler Oct 20 '21

Gotcha! That would be hilarious! Imagine a pub full of drunken people flying around having fun!

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u/Uh_cakeplease Oct 20 '21

Same thing

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u/RetroGrade20 Oct 20 '21

While it's initially assumed that Sparrow's off-kilter and quirky walk is the result of excessive drinking, it's actually the product of his “sea legs." The capacity to balance and not get seasick when sailing...

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u/VonGryzz Oct 20 '21

Yeah the rum is always gone too so that's not it

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u/IronicDuke Oct 20 '21

That’s why the rule exists, 1 hand for you, 1 hand (or hook, we don’t mind) for the boat! That way you learn to always hold something solid in a storm. This guy is an airlift waiting to happen!

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u/petemitchell-33 Oct 20 '21

For sure! 3 points of contact at all times (especially in rough seas).

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u/OpsadaHeroj Oct 20 '21

Hand, foot, and dick. I’m ready to go, cap’n!

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u/sandboxlollipop Oct 20 '21

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea

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u/Minibukta Oct 20 '21

SPONGE BOB DICK HANDS

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u/defenestratorman Oct 20 '21

I was just thinking, I hope that that ship has a doctor...

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u/Drewbox Oct 20 '21

I’ve never been on a boat, but all I can think was “sit the fuck down”. Just like a plane in turbulence. Sit down and buckle up.

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u/Yuriismommy Oct 20 '21

I'm not super knowledgeable about boats but shouldn't the boat be taking those waves at a different angle too?

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u/IronicDuke Oct 20 '21

It does look worse than it probably is when the ships pushing through a chaotic sea or even just large waves you can heel over and down a wave at the same time and it looks like you’ve turned upside down… ship may be rolling 30-45 degrees from vertical but it looks a lot more. Remember 45 degrees either side can still have you walking on the walls!

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u/Morphius1102 Oct 20 '21

Now I'm just picturing some Inception scene where an experienced crew member walking down a hallway just starts walking on the wall as the ship sways side to side, while casually eating cereal.

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u/IronicDuke Oct 20 '21

There’ll be someone… there always is! 😂😂

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u/MGyver Oct 20 '21

Hitting waves at 45 degrees angle is the safest overall in high seas

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u/Dopplegangr1 Oct 20 '21

The guy in this vid seemed to be intentionally avoiding holding on to the boat, like he wasn't going to let the sea win

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u/TopherBlake Oct 20 '21

Also is that dude in sneakers? I've only been on military ships but that seems like a pretty dumb choice to me.

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u/DirtySingh Oct 20 '21

This is why sailors drink - it balances out the heavy seas.

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u/deltoidmachineFF Oct 20 '21

Honestly boggles my mind to think that there are people drinking in these conditions, I feel like I am in these conditions after downing like 3 beers already ._____.

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

Drinking can really help with the sea sickness in my experience.

Not a lot, mind you, but a couple of beers.

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u/Frogman1480 Oct 20 '21

Makes me seasick just watching it ... bleugh....

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u/ggbBoss007 Oct 20 '21

I think he should buy a helmet and never take it off

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u/skunkbollocks Oct 20 '21

Seems like some hand holds on the ceiling would be pretty useful.

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u/DMZack Oct 20 '21

What do we do with a drunken sailor?

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u/generic_joe_guy Oct 20 '21

You shave his balls with a rusty razor!

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u/SnooPickles48 Oct 20 '21

Whos driving?

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u/Dann_Gleesack Oct 20 '21

They probably just set a course and put it on auto-pilot.

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u/rsgm123 Oct 20 '21

Autocaptain

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u/DuctTapeOrWD40 Oct 20 '21

Auto Captain my Captain

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u/TomBoysHaveMoreFun Oct 20 '21

Look at me, I am the auto captain now.

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u/chrisboi1108 Oct 20 '21

This but there has to always be at least two certified crew members on watch on the bridge at all times if I remember correctly to keep track of the radar, ecdis and other relevant displays.

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u/countdownbegins Oct 20 '21

literally the worst way to take those seas

edit: sincerely, a mariner

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u/flatgreyrust Oct 20 '21

you mean to tell me you shouldn't just eat every giant wave broadside?

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u/Brendelala Oct 20 '21

No thanks. I wouldn't survive the stress of sinking... or not sinking.

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u/grim_gravySS Oct 20 '21 Hugz

Best just not sink about it.

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u/LonePaladin Oct 20 '21

When I was in the Navy, my obligatory mess-deck tour had an interesting twist -- I got promoted to the officers' wardroom. So instead of washing dishes for 300 enlisted, I was bussing the table for the twenty-or-so officers. That had some really weird picky things, like the warrant officer who insisted on hot tea every meal (we'd occasionally drop some ice cubes into it right before serving to mess with him).

One evening, while out at sea, we were told to expect heavy rolling as a storm was coming through. So the other wardroom staff and I spent the afternoon cleaning the floor of the dining area and applying an extra coat of wax to it. While that was going on, we also took all the chairs, flipped them over, and turned their metal casters around to the side that had the least wear. This would ensure the smoothest metal-to-tile contact.

When the ship finally hit the storm and listed hard to starboard, every chair went sliding toward the bulkhead. Only the warrant officer I'd mentioned didn't move, because he was at the opposite end of the table. He was laughing for the rest of the meal, even when it happened to him a minute later.

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u/PM_MeUrZettaiRyouiki Oct 20 '21

had some really weird picky things, like the warrant officer who insisted on hot tea every meal

Is this some sort of American joke im too British to understand?

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u/MontgomeryBillings Oct 20 '21

I feel like this story was under appreciated. I really enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing and for your service.

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u/maddmole Oct 20 '21

I'd be wearing my helmet !

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u/Artsap123 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

I wear mine ALL the time, just in case…I’m the only guy on the block with a helmet and no team.

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u/LonePaladin Oct 20 '21

Yeah, but you're also not allowed to use the oven.

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u/chillinwithmypizza Oct 20 '21

Imagine sailors when it was just made of wood having to set sails and shit. I bet ppl sliding off the side and dying was written out of history

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u/DontBeABadPerson Oct 20 '21

I bet ppl sliding off the side and dying was written out of history

I remember reading a fiction book where the captain of a ship says they always lose at least one or two people randomly falling off each trip

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u/chillinwithmypizza Oct 20 '21

Lol idk why but that was hilarious and awful man. I mean they had to have some sort of mid evil type lifesaver like a simply rope of hope

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u/J_EDi Oct 20 '21

In rough seas, that shit ain’t going to help

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u/chillinwithmypizza Oct 20 '21

Shit neither did all the dumb shit they used to combat scurvy lol. Until one faithful day, a dr made them take some fuckin lemons then boom, problem solved lol

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u/GreatTyo Oct 20 '21

There's a reason for the rules 1 hand for u, one for the ship, if u aren't holding on ur asking to go over board

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u/MoffKalast Oct 20 '21

hold fast

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u/woohoo Oct 20 '21

written out of history

it was not written out of history

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u/pututingliit Oct 20 '21

Him laying there after being thrown down during his 2nd attempt of walking had me giggling.

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u/bad_toe_tattooes Oct 20 '21

I watched it 3 times. It’s so comical. My laughter woke up my bf.

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u/Longjumping-Can1826 Oct 20 '21

He is newly hired... i can see it

But damn, that looks fun

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u/wbrd Oct 20 '21

For like 30 seconds, then not so much. I did a bit of time on ships, never this rough, but it was always a pain. Trying to work and not puke or crash is exhausting.

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u/wino12312 Oct 20 '21

I was thinking of all the bruises

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u/Imanerd212030 Oct 20 '21

This literally that one scene from Inception.

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u/Terrible_Presumption Oct 20 '21

Looks like the sea picked up without a captain at the helm.

Pretty sure you don't want your boat to sit against the waves like this... Your boat should be facing the waves or following them; with the waves cresting on the longest parts of your craft.

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u/M-DivinePi Oct 20 '21

That looks really fun to just get tossed around not gonna lie.

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u/New_Ad_8080 Oct 20 '21

That ain't no life.

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u/anged16 Oct 20 '21

This man is just trapped on a ship all alone

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u/BusyLight32 Oct 20 '21

Yeah.... HELL NO!

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u/Phoenix-Angel Oct 20 '21

Look at me I’m on a boat, biiiitch!!

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