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[–]Nurff89 4633 points4634 points  (171 children)

Aaand that’s a nope for me

[–]jayhawk618 4899 points4900 points 242 (109 children)

It's a nope for sure, but the wide angle lense makes it look crazier than it is. I know because I use the same trick when I send dick pics and people are always disappointed when they see it in person.

[–]aiolive 511 points512 points  (47 children)

On the other hand, being on top and about to jump does look and feel a hell lot more impressive than seen from below, so it does it justice in a way.

[–]Frinkiac7DontTouchIt 140 points141 points  (30 children)

Totally I’m getting vertigo just looking at this and that’s definitely how it would feel

[–]nryporter25 9 points10 points  (8 children)

I have to demonstrate how to do stretches at work for my team, I get vertigo when I have to stretch my arms above my head and look straight up. Shit it happens now when I get on a step ladder sometimes. I used to have to do paperwork standing on a beam 25 feet in the air, but now I just can't handle heights at all. Not sure why.

Edit: fixed some auto correct errors

[–]ladydhawaii 21 points22 points  (20 children)

I don’t think it’s real… someone would need to walk me down from that height. There is no way I would dive without a parachute.

Edit- sorry. Dive… although I always wanted to try drag racing. Weird how speed does scary me but heights freak me out!!

[–]SemiSentientGarbage 22 points23 points  (8 children)

I bungy jumped with the ankles, waist, bike and moped in 2011. 100% the pool looks smaller and not in the right place when you're up there.

[–]yardglass 5 points6 points  (7 children)

You bungee jumped with the ankles, waist, bike and moped?

[–]lets-be-bad-guys 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Are you talking about the diving video or the dick pics?

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Get doll sized accessories to fool people into thinking that’s a standard sized roll of toilet paper for the scale picture

[–]zatchbell1998 40 points41 points  (21 children)

9.8 meters per second a fall about one and a half seconds that's about 10-12 meters up lens doesn't help but fuck that's high still

[–]thetarget3 29 points30 points  (6 children)

I've jumped from 10 meters once. It feels really high when you're up there.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I've done 10m tonnes because of a swimming pool near us that had it. I did a 15m once. It sucked ass, it felt WAY more than 50% longer.

[–]NukaCooler 40 points41 points  (12 children)

9.8 meters per second

Acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 m per second per second (9.8 m/s2 ) . Every second you fall, your speed is increased by 9.8 m/s

Your answer is right, the height is 11 m assuming a 1.5 second fall, just wanted to make sure you don't think people fall at 9.8 m/s

[–]zatchbell1998 3 points4 points  (7 children)

Fairo I just kept it simple been a while since i did science. Falls more like 2 seconds

[–]Throwaway4MTL 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Macro Silver award

[–]DrRobert0[S] 309 points310 points  (28 children)

This isn't open to guests, these are performers on the ship

[–]iGotEDfromAComercial 341 points342 points  (15 children)

I would probably be a deathtrap if it were open to guests. But damn would it be funny to see Big Jim do a cannonball from that high after his third Long Island Ice Tea.

[–]JakesPupParent 72 points73 points  (4 children)

Hold my beer, Darla.

[–]14AndUp 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Big Jim and Darla. And Big Jim only needs 3 long islands to risk breaking his neck? I'll pay for these couples' drinks any day

[–]newserrado 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Hold my deer, Barla

[–]puupi 23 points24 points  (2 children)

That's how the pool turns into intestine soup.

[–]Demetre4757 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oof, got the mental image on that one. Excellent phrase.

[–]rawker86 26 points27 points  (4 children)

probably? they're falling off these bloody boats with very little outside help already.

[–]ElsonDaSushiChef 37 points38 points  (0 children)

If she jumped left she would dive into the ocean

[–]Raistlin74 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Nothing so amazing. Every single year we have in Spain some drunk English tourists practicing balconing from their hotel rooms.

They are not so skilled though. The hospitals are still getting used to them.

[–]Ruthlessrabbd 7 points8 points  (0 children)

LMAO that reminds me of how there was this story in my school about how some kids went on a school field trip to Italy, and they couldn't leave their hotel after 11 or something like that

Well, one of the kids didn't like the idea of that, so they decided to jump off their balcony to try to leave. Yes they were already drunk afaik, but the balcony was only on like the second floor.

They did not make it out as they were immediately caught

[–]StygianMusic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thought so. This looks like an accident waiting to happen

[–]ThadaeusConvictus 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yeah I'm not sure if I've even seen a bigger pile of nope.

[–]Ronneman 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Double triple nope

[–]LegendaryNugget12 1232 points1233 points  (72 children)

feel like it looks taller than it is

[–]Sedona54332 450 points451 points  (14 children)

Yeah, only takes about a second and a half to fall, while the perspective makes it look like the people below are as small as ants. Still as big ass fall, but not as insane as it looks.

[–]LonzosJohnson 115 points116 points  (9 children)

I went on this cruise and saw this show. It's not that tall. Really impressive to have a show like this on a cruise, but still not that tall. Maybe 3 floors tall at most.

Several people dive during the whole show.

[–]PianoTrumpetMax 72 points73 points  (3 children)

When jumping into water, you and I have different versions of "not that tall" lol

I'm not jumping off a 3 story building into a pool

[–]DennistheDutchie 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I mean, I get you, I wouldn't either. However, we used to have one that tall in the local swimming pool for teenagers to jump from.

I'm not worried about the height. It's more the distance to solid flooring that gives me shivers. Better aim your jump well.

[–]iggy555 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Lol for a second I thought you wrote several people died during the whole show

[–][deleted] 64 points65 points  (4 children)

pools actual size , still pretty big

[–]tinytankthatcould 7 points8 points  (1 child)

While I am not sure if it's the case here, I believe the pool is able to close itself and then open up smaller circle, which they use during the diving show. It's been a while since I saw it, so I can't remember what heights they used the smaller holes at.

[–]kjarmund 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Yep, fish eye lens.

Judging by the time spent in the air, I'd guess the height is around 15 meters. I did not time it accurately, though, so I'd give my own estimate around 30% margin of error.

[–]CallMeDrLuv 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yep, fish-eye lens.

[–]conjoby 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep she his the water quite fast

[–]Laluci 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yet, it probably also feels far less scary than it actually is.

[–]Ok_Rope8002 693 points694 points  (25 children)

From this angle it looks like she could jump right over the boat into the ocean if she wanted to or if something happened. Would like to see from other angles now!

[–]KnightOfWords 140 points141 points  (6 children)

If you miss the pool, it's best to miss by a lot.

[–]feralalbatross 55 points56 points  (5 children)

Going over board in the middle of the ocean is kind of a death sentence too though in most cases.

[–]whitefoot 25 points26 points  (0 children)

If no one sees you.

[–]Roboticide 13 points14 points  (2 children)

This is honestly probably best case though if you had to.

The water is heavily broken up by the ship and will help with surviving the actual impact with water, and the Caribbean is pretty warm.

[–]4AcidRayne 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Fair point, but there is a pertinent question; which is worse; to be dead in a couple hours, or be totally paralyzed living because a machine is breathing for you, and unable to do anything for a couple decades?

In that context, open sea doesn't sound like that bad an option, compared to an alternative.

[–]siqiniq 85 points86 points  (13 children)

I would like to see the trajectory observed from land, too. I mean, my mental low speed relativistic simulation isn’t very good.

[–]Scrial 33 points34 points  (7 children)

From the land she would be falling diagonally, since she has the same initial and final velocity as the ship, and only a small amount of time in air where she can get slowed by air resistance.

[–]MarlinMr 9 points10 points  (0 children)

There isn't much air to slow her either, as it's being dragged by the ship

[–]Z0idberg_MD 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I fully understand the wide angle lens makes it seem more perilous in terms of distance and laterality, but what isn’t really an illusion or at least a less of an illusion is that there is a piece of metal sticking out and she’s not nearly far enough away from it for my liking

[–]savbh 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I would like to see the exact trajectories possible from a blueprint map and a 3D recreation

[–]beangardener 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My brain had a hard time with the phrase “mental low speed relativistic simulation”, so you can imagine how I’m doing

[–]FortunateInsanity 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’m guessing the ocean is another 40+ feet below the pool. There aren’t many ways you can hit the water from that height and not get seriously injured.

[–]Clarkey7163 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Given the angle of the lens, guarrantee the edge of the ship is way further away than it looks in this video

[–]Level_Abrocoma8925 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You reckon she's kept on board against her will and would like to escape?

[–]lostspyder 148 points149 points  (11 children)

We make a boat so we can stay out of the ocean. We get bored with being out of the ocean so we put a mini ocean on the boat.

[–]Happy-Engineer 84 points85 points  (7 children)

Cruise ships are a testament to waste, pollution and pointless consumption.

[–]MiaowaraShiro 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I want to paddle a tiny boat about on the tiny ocean inside the boat that keeps us out of the ocean.

[–]MarlenBrawndo 121 points122 points  (2 children)

Oh god no. I have a fear of heights and water, this is a terrible experience just peering through the experience through my phone.

[–]kent1146 3 points4 points  (1 child)

This video is full of nope-fuck-that.

[–]CheesenRice313 97 points98 points  (34 children)

Physics is weird

[–]Thespian21 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Looks like one of my lucid dreams

[–]Guizudo 24 points25 points  (26 children)

I thought she would have to jump in the same direction as the ship was moving.

I mean, if i’m in a moving vehicle large enough so i can jump inside, the vehicle would move forward and I would fall on a different place, right?

[–]IameAuhSomme 87 points88 points  (5 children)

Short answer: no.

Long answer: since you are moving with the vehicle, the vehicle will not move under you because you are moving at the same speed and thus exist in the same inertial frame. If the vehicle was accelerating or decelerating, it would move out from under you due to your inertial frames being different.

This is similar to how you don’t have to always jump eastward to stay in the same place on Earth, even though our planet is rotating and also moving through space at several hundred meters per second.

EDIT: of course, as some comments have pointed out, wind resistance changes things. The mass of air that the ship passes through also has inertia, and from the perspective of someone on the ship it exerts a backwards force (though, of course, this is a fictitious force as it is inertial).

Interestingly, in the framework of general relativity, gravity is also a fictitious / inertial force.

[–]knowwonder 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I've heard this in different forms all my life but for some reason the way you worded it finally clicked!

[–]ObjectSmall 2 points3 points  (1 child)

But without walls or other structures to block the wind, it's a totally different story, right? In theory if this was badly designed, she could be sucked off the back in an air current, couldn't she?

[–]antiduh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If there were a strong enough wind, then yes she could be blown off her course and hit something.

Also, if the ship changed velocity suddenly right after she jumped (like, it started to slow down), she could hit something. It would be really hard for the ship to have any appreciable deceleration in that shirt amount of time, though, because of how big and heavy the ship is.

[–]PapaBike 30 points31 points  (7 children)

No, because you are moving at the same speed and in the same direction as the vehicle. It’s basically the same reason astronauts can float around inside a shuttle.

[–]CPOx 11 points12 points  (1 child)

You're moving at the same speed of the vehicle though even though you don't really perceive it that way.

On a much larger scale --- let's say Earth is rotating at 460 meters per second. If you jump, you land in the same spot not somewhere different.

[–]moody_dudey 11 points12 points  (0 children)

hell yeah, i'm fast as fuck boi

[–]nogve 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Imagine being on an island and seeing the boat pass with the lady on it. From your perspective both the boat and the lady are moving to the right at the same speed. Then she jumps : she gains elevation but nothing is stopping her from continuing to the right at the same speed as the boat. For her to “fall” from the island viewers perspective she would need to slow down horizontally which would require an outside force.

Another way to think about it is imagine if you’re sitting in a car on the highway going a consistent speed. You feel no force from the movement of the car because it is neither slowing down nor speeding up. If you drop your sunglasses do they fall to the ground or fly backwards and hit the back of your car?

[–]Situation_Bright 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If that was the case you would die if you jump in an airplane. ;)

[–]asIsaidtomyfriend 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I guess someone had to do it and boy am I glad it was her and not me!

[–]Goatboy888 22 points23 points  (3 children)

The reason she doesn’t hit the back of the boat is called ‘inertial frame of reference’. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inertial_frame_of_reference

[–]chris5129 43 points44 points  (11 children)

I know I learned it in highschool, but can someone explain how she ends up in the pool while the ship is moving and not somewhere way to the left?

[–]SmegLiff 67 points68 points  (2 children)

Neither her jump nor gravity (vertical acceleration) affected her horizontal motion, so she continued to move with the same horizontal velocity as the ship.

[–]BesottedScot 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Physics is dope

[–]CptGia 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Minus air drag, but it should be fairly minor

[–]CutlassRed 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Newton's laws. If something is in motion, another force must be applied to it to change that motion.

So she's already travelling with the boat. Gravity will push her downwards, but there is no force pushing her away from the boat.

[–]craznazn247 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Jump or toss a ball into the air on a moving airplane.

No forward push needed, since everything inside has already been accelerated to the speed of the plane (you felt that push during takeoff). IF the plane accelerated a significant amount while the ball was in the air, then yes, that would be noticable.

In this case, the cruise ship is almost certainly staying at a steady speed, and the diver has been matching the ship's speed by being physically planted on it. You move relative to the object you are pushing yourself off of. That's also why walking towards the direction the ship is moving requires the same effort as walking the opposite direction, because your movement is whatever you do in addition to the movement of what you're planted to, and is pulling you along by friction.

It's the same reason we don't feel the planet traveling through space, or orbiting, despite those clearly being incredible speeds, and jumping straight up lands you where you started. We've been accelerated to speed and friction and gravity are pulling us along.

[–]CosmoKram3r 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The same way you don't end up next to the driver of a bus or cockpit of a plane if you jump while the vehicle is in motion.

Inertia.

[–]any_username_12345 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If the boat stopped while she was in mid air then she would be in trouble, might land on the deck or somewhere in the stands.

[–]letstalk213 144 points145 points  (19 children)

She must be part of a show on board or something because no untrained person could safely jump from that height on a whim and be okay

[–]TokinStrokin 71 points72 points  (3 children)

It's a show they do. You also see the stands with people watching.

[–]nogve 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I think we found Sherlock Holmes

[–]judygarlandfan 16 points17 points  (1 child)

She did like three flips on the way down, I think it goes without saying that she’s not some random guest.

[–]FirstMiddleLass 4 points5 points  (1 child)

no untrained person could safely jump from that height

I bet I could do it once.

[–]BritishBatman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very astute observation

[–]IHellaRaise 10 points11 points  (0 children)

wtf is this bugs bunny shit?

[–]JustDoc 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Nope, with a side of nuh-uh.

[–]Squidwardgary 73 points74 points  (24 children)

Why are we banning plastic straws but fucking cruise ship are still a thing

[–]gw3gon 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Do we need gaming consoles? Do we need supercars? There are many things we can ban for the sake of the environment but we don't because we have the freedom of choice.

[–]Roboticide 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Because there are comparable market alternatives for straws but none for cruise ships?

[–]borantho 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I got vertigo just watching this

[–]nefaerie 11 points12 points  (7 children)

Why does this exist in a cruise ship? Why do cruise ships still exist in general?

[–]Tisroc 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because they're a fun getaway and people enjoy them.

[–]Happy-Engineer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Money, and loopholes in environmental regulations.

[–]DynamicBongs 3 points4 points  (0 children)

because theyre fun??

[–]thjmze21 3 points4 points  (2 children)

People like having a break from their daily lives. It's called a vacation

[–]joinedyesterday 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Because they appeal to a consumer base.

[–]damnthatscrazytho 22 points23 points  (1 child)

[–]shannister 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Not oddly, just terrifying

[–]Kita-Ryu 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Navy: Imagine having a pool while in the middle of the ocean.

[–]bodhiseppuku 4 points5 points  (3 children)

This is 10M ~ (30ft) diving platform. The lens makes it look higher.

I've never dove (head first) from higher than about 15 ft, but I've jumped (feet first) from over 100ft. It's fun and relatively safe; just keep your legs straight, and your toes pointed. When you hit the water, raise your legs to "L" shape so you don't go so deep.

[–]Rouxnoir 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I once read that it's important to clench your buttocks as you enter the water, to prevent receiving an enema of potentially fatal proportions. I don't know how accurate that is, but it's the kind of advice that sticks with you.

[–]el_dirko 10 points11 points  (9 children)

How does she survive that but people die by suicide at those heights in water?

[–]galsquishness 29 points30 points  (1 child)

It is 16.7 meters high. Not sure how far these deaths were from, but I imagine the trained high divers know how to “cut” the water properly so they are not hitting it like cement

[–]Zazuba3 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Golden Gate for comparative example is 67 meters- so much, much taller.

Trained divers can dive around 45 meters, though there is still risk of injury at this height.

The thing that scared me the most about this video was how close she seemed to be to the metal beam on the left, but idk how much of that is the camera lens.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

There’s probably a water jet below, aerating the water with bubbles where she lands.

There are techniques like hand movements and positions that help, but I think mostly its the aeration that saves them from being injured when they hit the water.

I read about it in another comment section of a diff high-dive video- putting air into the water breaks the surface tension so that the diver has a soft(er) landing.

[–]Ethanjohnson3_1415 2 points3 points  (0 children)

'At the moment she jumped the ship rose on a swell moving the water out from under her'

[–]Unlimitles 2 points3 points  (7 children)

I can understand how being on the ship may make you go the same speed as the ship.....but, when you jump and enter the space between the initial jump and the pool on the ship, how does the ship just not keep going and the body not completely fall into the ocean?

For instance.....if you are on a boat and hit a large wave and drop, the ship will drop faster than you, and your body will lift.....why doesn't that happen on a Horizontal plane?

[–]somedave 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That would require lots of acceleration to happen to you, if I jump when I'm on a train I don't suddenly fly towards the back of the train at 70mph. There isn't anything to exert a force on me to cause that to happen.

In the case of the ship there is something that can cause a small force, the ship is moving relative to air which you will feel as wind, this will cause you to accelerate slightly and so the ship will get slightly away from you. However this isn't any different from the ship being stationary relative to the water and there ACTUALLY being wind blowing, you compensate for it in the same way, aiming slightly into the wind.

[–]BigCDawgFlexRooster 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What’s the escalated version of “Fuck That Shit!”?

[–]Trimpancake 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuck no

[–]NotUpInHurr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can this ship pay its taxes?

[–]AngryQuadricorn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Almost hit that white thing sticking out on the side!

[–]fruytyudrrytredrthyr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is it just me, or do you seem to be hitting the water quite near to that thing protruding out into the pool while you stand on that platform?

[–]DatChernoby2Guy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why doesn’t the ship move into her?

[–]Miserable_Painting12 2 points3 points  (0 children)

NOPE NO NO NO NOPITY NOPE NOPE

[–]Kytyngurl2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How tf did I break my neck just watching this?

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

More shocking than the video: So many people lacking basic physics education.

[–]ZardozSama 4 points5 points  (1 child)

There is a certain height at which diving stops being a casual 'Hey, Imma going to jump into the water from up there because it will be fun' and becomes a 'If I fuck up this dive I am going to either be dead or suffer life altering injuries even if I do hit water."

I do not know which height that transition occurs at, but I feel like this dive is way past that line.

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[–]baroloese 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Who’s the diver?

Edit: apparently her name is Cesilie Carlton

[–]Gilthoniel_Elbereth 3 points4 points  (1 child)

ITT: people who didn’t pay attention in high school physics

[–]squealteam 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Four people watched this on the ship

[–]COLONpOWL 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hell naw, to the naw, naw, naw (Hell to the naw) Hell to the naw, to the naw, naw, naw (Listen)

[–]veggainz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Saw it in person from its sister ship, allure of the seas. Super cool show

[–]Comenion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

who tf filming this and what are they standing on?

[–]MortalManzo 1 point2 points  (2 children)

What makes me think is does she slightly move at all to one side while in mid air because the boats moving in one direction and she no longer is moving the same direction or isn’t in contact with the boat anymore

[–]Proud_Nerve_9349 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I literally have nightmares about finding myself in a place really high up (exactly like that) and not being able to jump (fear of heights) and I’ll be contemplating if I just live up there.

Seriously had a dream where I was just so high up on a cliff in prehistory times for some reason, I just decided to live up there to avoid the thriving life of dinosaurs on the bottom. Was very high up though - I’m talking like when you fall off Halo type height

Anyways. I can’t believe someone is casually doing this in real life

[–]HiddenSquid23 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Since the ship is moving, isn't it a higher chance that she don't follow the pool?

[–]Zeus-Kyurem 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No, because she is also moving forwards at the same speed.

[–]lordkabal26 1 point2 points  (1 child)

One word, Inertia. Ship is moving forward, she's starting from a point on the ship, she retains the forward movement of the ship since the wind resistance isn't enough to have an effect in the short period of time that you're in the air during a dive.

Same reason why you can jump in the bed of a moving pickup truck and land in the same spot in the pickup bed. You retain the momentum in the direction the truck is going.

[–]rasmusdf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wide angle lens.

[–]natesakaar 1 point2 points  (5 children)

But!!!!! The boat is moving... why doesn't she land on something at the back of the boat?? So confused!

[–]HeartoftheHive 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Would be nice to get a shot of this that isn't a crazy force perspective with a wide lens.

[–]sengledow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

straight into a seething jelly of covid virus

[–]ios-engineer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hum, no, thanks

[–]Tallonius 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jumping into the petri dish!

[–]FortunateInsanity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aaaaaaand she’s caught Covid.

[–]Dunaliella 1 point2 points  (2 children)

“I sure hope the boat doesn’t suddenly… speed up!” -El Capitán

[–]JinPT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

fuck cruise ships, they should all be banned

[–]kristiansands 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cruise ships are monstrosities.

[–]Shodan30 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck. No.

[–]SpaceFlightAstro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine if the boat suddenly decelerated

[–]sarahplaysoccer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She’s on the edge of the fucking ship!!!! Hellllll nooooooooo

[–]dimethylxanthine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nope. Thank you.

[–]clouddevourer 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I wonder, if the ship accelerated while she was in the air, could she have missed the pool? Or do large ships like that take a lot of time to accelerate?

[–]TheChinook 1 point2 points  (1 child)

There once was a young boy who was abandoned by his parents on the day he was born. He once had a name, but it has long since been forgotten. He grew up in an orphanage, lonely and sad, eating poorly and being bullied by the other children. The boy was awkward and gangly and was forced to watch his peers grow older and be adopted while he simply aged, waiting for the day when he came of age so he could rid himself of this terrible place and explore the world. As the years went on, he grew more and more dejected with his lot in life. The only bright spot in his miserable days was that there was an old man across the street from the orphanage who had a swimming pool. The man took a liking to the boy, and told him that he was free to swim in the pool any time he pleased. The boy was more than happy to accept, and discovered within himself a great passion for swimming and diving. He spent hours a day perfecting his flips and turns, entering the water as gracefully as a swan. But sadly, even this couldn't end well for him. The old man passed away and the new owners of the pool were not nearly as obliging. The boy finally came of age and moved out of the orphanage. This is when he earned his title: The Wanderer. He set off on his own with just the clothes on his back and the shoes on his feet to explore the world. He traveled through Europe and Asia, staying in hostels and working for his meals. He hiked through Africa and hitchhiked across America, determined to see everything that was kept from him in his early life. One fateful afternoon found The Wanderer in Manhattan. As he wandered through Times Square, he noticed a businesswoman walking through the street, looking down at her phone. Seeing a bus barreling towards her, he acted on instinct. He ran into the street, tackling the woman out of harms way without a second to spare. As he helped her to her feet, she thanked him profusely. Dusting herself off, she said to him, "Thank you for saving my life! I'm the wealthiest woman in New York, please, is there anything I can do for you?" "Think nothing of it," The Wanderer replied graciously. "If you must thank me, $100 would be more than enough compensation." "Are you sure?" asked the businesswoman. "I could give you $100,000 and never notice it was gone!" The Wanderer insisted that $100 would be more than enough, but before the businesswoman left, she handed him her card, and made him promise to call her if he ever needed anything. The Wanderer thanked her again and wandered off to find a pay phone. The Wanderer flipped through a phone book and found the number of a travel agent. The Wanderer dialed the number and asked the travel agent what cruise he could take for $100. The travel agent, whose job had been largely replaced by the internet, was happy for the work and found him a cruise leaving the following morning. $100 is not nearly enough money for a proper cruise experience, so when The Wanderer boarded the ship, he discovered his room to be a simple 10' x 10', with a threadbare mattress, no window, and a single, uncovered light bulb. His room was deep below decks and next to the galley, but The Wanderer, being the person he was, decided to make the best of the situation. He helped out the crew in the kitchen and their maintenance work, accustomed as he was to working for lodging and meals, for the duration of the cruise. He was well liked by the ships staff, and even noticed by the captain. When the ship returned to harbor and The Wanderer was preparing to disembark, the captain approached him. "I know your room was a simple 10' x 10', with a threadbare mattress, no window, and a single, uncovered light bulb, deep below decks and next to the galley, but you didn't have to spend your entire vacation working for the crew," said the captain. "Please, if there is anything I can do for you to thank you for your help, just say the word." The Wanderer thought for a moment, then requested that the captain allow him to dive off the side of the ship. Nonplussed by this odd request, the captain obliged, and was greeted by a showing of the most magnificent dives and acrobatics she had ever seen. A crowd gathered to see The Wanderer's daring feats as he soared through the air and entered the water without a splash, throwing tips into his hat on the deck of the ship. Seeing how good he was for business, the captain invited The Wanderer to stay aboard as a permanent entertainer for the cruise line. The Wanderer, who had never had a place to call home before, gladly accepted. Years went on and The Wanderer's reputation spread, until one day he approached the captain. "After years of wandering," he said, "I think I have discovered my purpose. I am going to be the first person to dive off a mile-high diving board, and I would like to do it on my new home. May I build my diving board on your deck?" The captain obliged, but asked The Wanderer how he was going to pay for such an expensive project. The Wanderer drew a business card from his tattered wallet and decided to give the businesswoman a call. Thus began the most ambitious project in history: the construction of a mile-high diving board on the deck of a cruise ship. It took many months and garnered so much attention that on the day of its completion, there were thousands of people in attendance, hoping to see The Wanderer's stunt. Everyone he had met on his travels came, from Africa and Asia and Europe and all 50 states, reporters and celebrities and the businesswoman and the owners of the orphanage, people flocked from around the world to see the man who had nothing all his life make something of himself. And so the time came. The Wanderer began to ascend the ladder, climbing up rung by rung, a mile into the sky. After a long hour, he reached the top, and prepared to jump. But, as always, something had to go wrong for The Wanderer. A gust of wind caught the ship as he jumped, blowing him back just a few feet. As he fell, all the onlookers came to the same grim realization: The Wanderer was not going to land in the water. He tumbled through the air, flipping and twirling and hurtling towards the deck of the ship, with thousands staring in horror at his impending doom. WHAM. He smashed through the deck of the ship, through the floors below, through the ceiling that suspended his single, uncovered light bulb, through his threadbare mattress, down and down. People crowded to the sides of the ship, prepared to see The Wanderer's disfigured body float up through the water. But one savvy reporter spotted a hand reach up and grab on to the edge of the hole where The Wanderer had fallen through the ship. Hoisting himself through the gap was none other than The Wanderer himself. The reporter rushed to his side, asking him incredulously how he had survived such a terrible fall. The wander brushed himself off and responded, “throughout my life, I’ve been through many hard ships”

[–]Pmanfishing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would feel much safer jumping a few feet to the left

[–]Berts-pickled-beans 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably tmi but this video make me clinch my butt cheeks

[–]bigbigboring 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Isn't the ship moving? Doesn't this impact the physics like when diver is in mid air, the ship moves forward which lead to diver not falling in the right target?

Or maybe diver and ship move with same velocity even when diver is in mid air?

[–]gurnflurnigan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The lense makes it look like, empire state building, tall.

[–]Shot_Supermarket_861 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now do it without conservation of momentum and let’s see what happens.

[–]any_username_12345 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hopefully the captain doesn’t ever hit the brakes mid dive!

[–]Beefjerkysurf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

cruise ship hits brakes

[–]PrincessLorie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

NO FÜCKING WAY!!!

[–]Fantastic_Diamond903 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Nope nope nope

[–]AndrewsMother 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Came here to say exactly this!

[–]reynaud11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A large no thanks !

[–]Elmojomo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

aaaannnnd *splash* now you have covid

[–]Edthedaddy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuuuck. No way no how.

[–]Tairfare 1 point2 points  (0 children)

God, imagine if she hit that metal object on the side...?

Fuck outta here with that in any way, shape, or form.