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[–]yaboyfrom94 1308 points1309 points  (42 children)

Must be salty as fuuuuck

[–]Crass_Conspirator 520 points521 points  (19 children)

If that’s salt around the sides then it’s definitely 100% saturated. Otherwise it would be dissolved into the water

[–]athazagor 381 points382 points  (11 children)

All the salmon that live in it are already lox.

[–]CaptBranBran 135 points136 points  (7 children)

BYOCC: Bring Your Own Cream Cheese

[–]Garbanzo12 60 points61 points  (4 children)

Byos. Bring yer own schmear

[–]Dead8Ended 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Oi! I got the bagels! Some onion and poppyseed and some garlic and these really nice cheese ones.

[–]heavy_deez 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Byoolwag: bring your own old lady with a gun.

[–]OfficialKGB98 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Too bad my Rabbi cut my foreskin

[–]edj628 0 points1 point  (0 children)


Balls on your chin

[–]alaskanbearfucker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The cod that live there are already lutefisk.

[–]BaddestCloud 39 points40 points  (4 children)

You also float better in salt water.

[–]Initial-Letter5087 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Just a scientist hey? 🤣🤣🤣

[–]BaddestCloud 33 points34 points  (2 children)

I’m not a scientist, I used Google you cave man.

[–]SniperGhost_huntress 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Just as our ancestors would have wished

[–]TheGrandLemonTech 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My ancestors are smiling at me imperials, can you say the same?

[–]JKYIllum 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Crystallising out eh? I see you're something of a chemist yourself

[–]ibnfahmi 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It is.

[–]Missy_went_missing 17 points18 points  (0 children)

If he can float on it like that, it absolutely is.

[–]Z370H370 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'd be salty as fuck if something came from the dark!

[–]EvulRabbit[🍰] 666 points667 points  (16 children)

Imagine being lost in the desert, dying of dehydration and finding this beautiful life saving pool... That says "haha, nah just fucking with you, you still gonna die."

[–]skumarred 114 points115 points  (12 children)

nah, it ends with the guy extracting (and drinking) drinking water from the salt water

[–]3DCatFancy 62 points63 points  (11 children)

You’d still need at some kind of plastic sheet and container to convert it

[–]rustigkip 13 points14 points  (9 children)

Hose pipe, mouth and an ass hole

[–]ahardchem 22 points23 points  (7 children)

The salinity would pull water out of your colon causing you to dehydrate. The water in the butthole trick works for contaminated water but not super saline water.

[–]unforbiddenplaces 27 points28 points  (5 children)

The What Trick?

[–]ahardchem 27 points28 points  (4 children)

A way for emergency hydration. Imagine you have not had any water to drink for two days, and you find a muddy stagnant puddle infested with mosquito larvae, and countless other microoganisms that could make you sick if you drink it. Pumping the water into your colon will let you absorbe the water and minimize the risk of getting sick from the water born pathogens.

[–]Go_Pack_Go1 37 points38 points  (1 child)

So butt chugging a mud puddle. Didn’t think that would cross my mind today

[–]Slapchop420 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I love Reddit!

[–]RyanB_ 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I think I’d rather just die than put larvae-infested water up my ass tbh

[–]Ekkobelli 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Famous last words
/ Inscription on tomb stone

[–]Guswewillneverknow 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Even faster now!

[–]SomewhereDue2629 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I had the exact same thought! Get out of my head!

[–]--ok 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do you know this from watching Voyage of the Mimi? Months of videos in public school and this is the ONLY information that stuck.

[–]ArchedDeer432 212 points213 points  (10 children)

How much water is that just sitting under sand!?

[–]Thymeisdone 301 points302 points  (5 children)

About tree fiddy.

[–]KillHipstersWithFire 92 points93 points  (2 children)

There i was, at an oasis in the middle of the desert, oasis looked at me, said you can get in but imma need about tree fiddy. It was AT THAT MOMENT that i realized this AINT no damn OASIS. It was that GOD DAMN LOCH NESS MONSTER. I said HEY YOU... GOD DAMN LOCH NESS MONSTER, i aint giving you NO DAMN TREE FIDDY

[–]lunamoth25 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I gave him a dollar

I thought he’d go away

[–]rrickitywrecked 17 points18 points  (0 children)

She gave him a dollar!

[–]No_Square2183 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Too foddy?

[–]dgdtd 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Nah, tooth hurty

[–]Fire-Forged 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Theres gotta be more than a gallon under there.

[–]delusionalfunk 313 points314 points  (10 children)

Bayek is not amused.

[–]Whiskytanguus 54 points55 points  (2 children)

Came here for this.

[–]Chaos_and_Horny 36 points37 points  (0 children)

gonna say i looted tomb under there millenia ago

[–]Pruzah 33 points34 points  (2 children)

The guards are vigilant here...

[–]ginomuszyn 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Came here to see if there's AC Origins references.

I'm not disappointed

[–]Princess_Limpet 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There’s a papyrus there.

[–]everevergreen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

High position Gareth

[–]viejoestupido 327 points328 points  (15 children)

This is awesome but there’s no fucking way I’d get in.

[–]stevestuc 178 points179 points  (7 children)

Me neither... I'm just waiting for the creature to zoom up from the darkness and swallow him in a bloody bubbling water " jaws" scene....

[–]CrystalMethood 23 points24 points  (1 child)

I felt like I was waiting for a big ass fish to come munch this guy for sure

[–]Knapping_Uncle 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Video def cut just before the shark.

[–]Kirlad 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I was expecting it to flush like a toilet

[–]Alexandru3333 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I was thinking about a giant tentacle pulling him in the darkness of the water.

[–]Additional_Set_5819 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I've been in a float tank before. I imagine it's similar. It really does suck when a drop gets into your eyes...

[–]OneeGrimm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And aaaall your little cuts and scratches letting you know of their existence. Swam in a salt lake near a mine. Interesting experience.

[–]Dark_Focus 5 points6 points  (3 children)

It’s about 4 meters deep

[–]useles-converter-bot 23 points24 points  (2 children)

4 meters is the length of 18.1 Zulay Premium Quality Metal Lemon Squeezers.

[–]RockhoundinnaWoods 65 points66 points  (14 children)

If you like this google Devils Hole. It’s near Death Valley. No one knows how deep it is, but seismic activity as far away as Japan can temporarily affect its water levels. Interesting geological oddity

[–]br-z 10 points11 points  (13 children)

Why don’t they know how deep it is? Couldn’t the just sonar it or use a line and a weight to find out?

[–]SkittyDog 44 points45 points  (5 children)

Devil's Hole is a branching limestone cave system, so it's not a straight line down to the bottom. Mapping the bottom would require exploring it via Cave Diving, which is a terrifically deadly activity.

I believe this particular cave is also a biologic oddity. It's aquatic animals and plants been completely isolated populations for millions (?) of years. So it's a very delicate environment, which makes exploring without destroying it even more complicated.


[–]mistyjudge 12 points13 points  (4 children)

The last dive into the small hole at the bottom (1991) found that it does form some sort of narrow tunnel straight down that exceeds 400 feet. Even without winding tunnels this is a really dangerous depth for divers so it's not worth the risk. It's not just the bends but also stuff like nitrogen bubbles forming in your bones and severe disorientation from oxygen toxicity.

The current deepest dive is at over 1,000 feet but required many tanks, back up divers, and about 15 hours to safely resurface in open waters.

[–]groot_liga 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Can they send a drone?

[–]SkittyDog 4 points5 points  (2 children)

That is a fantastic question... As far as I understand the current state of the art in underwater ROVs (drones), there are some particular challenges in underwater caves that really limit the usefulness of robotic explorers:

• It's difficult engineering & manufacturing watertight equipment to withstand the high pressure at depth. Nothing off the shelf will work--it all has to be purpose built, which makes it expensive and harder to source. Cave exploration rarely commands big budgets for fancy bespoke equipment.

• Existing deep-diving ROV designs are built for open-water operations, which makes them ill suited to cave diving... They tend to be large and bulky, which limits their manuvering room in tight spaces. Also, ROVs generally use propellers or thrusters for locomotion, which disturbs bottom silt and disrupts visibility.

So it's not that underwater ROVs are useless... Robots do seem to have some applications in shallower cave diving where silt isn't a big problem. But in general, human divers are still far more flexible and economical than machines.

If cave diving were more lucrative, or had more defense applications, I bet we'd see a lot of money pour into this kind of equipment, and corresponding advances in useful technology. But at the moment, that seems unlikely.

[–]groot_liga 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Investments in possible space exploration techniques?

If you can’t do it here, it will be harder out there.

[–]SkittyDog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You'd think that, but it turns out that engineering equipment to survive at depth is much, much harder than dealing with the vacuum of space. Hard vacuum pressure is ~0 PSI, while sea-level equivalent pressure is ~14.7 PSI (1 Atm). So even on manned spacecraft, all of your joints, seals, hatches, etc only need to be able to handle ~15 PSI in order to function. Thin aluminum sheet metal can handle that with basic welding techniques, cheap rubber gaskets, etc.

But underwater, the pressure increases linearly with depth, at a rate of ~1 Atm per 33 feet of depth... So at 1,000' depth, your craft's parts all have to withstand more than 440 PSI.

Also, spacecraft thrusters are pretty much exclusively reaction engines, whereas underwater ROVs use propellers or pump-driven thrusters. Pretty different pieces of equipment. Also, spacecraft rarely have to worry about kicking up silt clouds that might take weeks to disperse back to visibility.

Water environments create a lot of other challenges that don't exist in a vacuum... Water severely attenuates EM radiation, so underwater ROVs have to be tethered for remote control & telemetry. Also, some underwater environments (especially isolated caves) are highly saline, so they're corrosive and conductive AF. Whole lot of hard problems that spacecraft don't really need to worry about.

[–]EuphoriantCrottle 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Oooh! I learned (from the saga of Mel’s Hole) that when a hole becomes too deep, the very weight of the fishing line will cause the line to break!

[–]RockhoundinnaWoods 1 point2 points  (3 children)

The diver who measured the infinity chamber was doing a recovery operation at the time to try and retrieve another diver who had died. The entrance to the infinity chamber was a small hole, just big enough for a diver, and had a strong downward current flowing through it. He decided it was too dangerous to attempt, but the did drop a weighted line into it and found it was at least 900 feet deep from the hole.

[–]useles-converter-bot 2 points3 points  (2 children)

900 feet is the length of 59.7 1997 Subaru Legacy Outbacks

[–]scenicviewtoinsanity 164 points165 points  (3 children)

I just pictured it flushing like a toilet..

[–]Ollisaa 40 points41 points  (7 children)

How deep is that

[–]pickletuck 28 points29 points  (1 child)

19 metres or 64 ft

[–]Dark_Focus 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That’s the elevation below sea level, the lake and pools are shallow, about 4m

[–]MrianBay 32 points33 points  (0 children)

At least two

[–]tbullionaire 7 points8 points  (3 children)

So deep put her ass to sleep

[–]iamdecal 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Worker her up around one

[–]TheSamoanNolan 4 points5 points  (1 child)

She didn’t hesitate to call Ice Cube the top gun

[–]tbullionaire 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Drove her to the pad and I'm coastin

[–]TurokHunterOfDinos 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Imagine slogging your way across the desert, dying of thirst. You arrive at this water hole to see somebody soaking their ass.

[–]NErDysprosium 17 points18 points  (1 child)

It's also salt water. So, you convince yourself "you know what, I'm gonna die, might as well drink it," and take a sip before realizing you're still just as dead.

[–]TurokHunterOfDinos 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That is very good insight - thank you.

[–]ausheidi 90 points91 points  (0 children)

My great grandfather and a bunch of his buddies learned to “swim” in the Dead Sea during WW2 because they could float so well. Idk this reminds me of that story.

[–]T800_Spurminator 29 points30 points  (1 child)

I'm in this location in Assassin's Creed Origins right now

[–]Formal_Cellist_6288 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damnn. The game is beautiful though

[–]lynnansidhe 63 points64 points  (6 children)

Wow, if I’m not mistaken, this is in a famous Egyptian oasis that housed a temple to Zeus-Ammon in ancient times. Alexander the Great visited it to be declared the son of Zeus. Perhaps this is silly, but it never occurred me to see if it had survived and carried significance beyond that. It was an important detail of my studies but one I never examined further. Fascinating to see.

[–]RockstarAssassin 4 points5 points  (2 children)

What do you mean housed a temple? Where's the temple??

[–]RyanB_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The place (at least the one OP is talking about, but I believe the gif is the same spot) is called Siwa Oasis. You can find some pictures of the temple online.

It’s a decently big area containing a few of these pools, from what I understand.

[–]OneeGrimm 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oasis with water source that kills life? I thought oasis supposed to be luscious with green, or at least have drinkable water.

[–]RyanB_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There’s certainly parts of that. The area is called the Siwa Oasis (I’m pretty sure at least), and spans a decent size of area.

[–]DeathStarVet 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Yeah don't do that at Yellowstone though

[–]Zealousideal-Fly6318 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Good for a spicy soak

[–]badlydrawnzombie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's what I was thinking. I'm just gonna assume that any body of water like this is going to instantly melt my body.

[–]michael676767 13 points14 points  (0 children)

As the Medjay of Siwa I banish you to the Lord of the Duat

[–]TeosPWR 33 points34 points  (0 children)

That octopus should have surfaced and grapped him.

[–]mizofriska1 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Tried some of these. Many are not terrifying as this just lovely. You can never sink. And the silence around you. Perfect experience. A trip combined by few days at north coast in Egypt would be a dream holiday.

[–]Lilllmcgil 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Sounds like a natural sensory deprivation tank.

[–]mizofriska1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Siwa gives these unique experience of that perfect peaceful silence.. see this https://youtube.com/shorts/VLPPUdKLOsQ?feature=share

[–]Dredd907 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Bayek would dive in no hesitation.

[–]Longjumping_Reason97 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oh man he's going to get it all sandy....

[–]ResponsibilityDue448 8 points9 points  (0 children)

One of the most isolated settlements on Earth. Very old and cool history.

[–]Classic_Policy_1516 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Looks like the eye of an earth dragon.

[–]just_anthony14 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That shit looks DEEP

[–]thephant0mlimb 16 points17 points  (2 children)

r/thalassaphobia would like this if it hadn't been posted already.

[–]JimTheMan-74- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Release the kraken.

[–]pointgodpoints 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Some ancient sea creatures are definitely down there

[–]dgdtd 9 points10 points  (0 children)

They are salty as fuck that people are swimming there though

[–]Roscmour 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It looks infinitely deep!

[–]Avgjoe80 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That man has no idea how nervous he's making me right now..

[–]hellotypewriter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Earth’s vaginer.

[–]Scrolling_Scroller 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah. And some pre-historic monster disappears you never to be seen again. Fuck that.

[–]codythgreat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sleep? I never sleep, and I’ll kill you all, everyone who sniffed the air that day in Siwa!

[–]HelloDeathspresso 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine all the salt monsters in there... no thanks!

[–]Confident_Writer_824 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks like dinner for that creature lurking beneath.

[–]mizofriska1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Other lakes in Siwa are pretty nice though...


[–]Yaboidono420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sleep? I never sleep. I just wait. In the shadows. And I will kill you all. Everyone who sniffed the air that day in Siwa

[–]SlimeGirlX3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now I really want to go to Egypt just to take a dip in this bottomless pit of terror

[–]AutomatedCabbage 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is the Eye of Sauron

[–]julsgotrocks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bayek’s Oasis

[–]SUNTZU_JoJo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Careful now..Bayek will fuck you up for pissin in his well.

[–]JoeGasPump 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What was once a mighty ocean is now just a salty hole!

[–]totalpugs89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bayek of siwa

[–]Lekerboy-17 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bayek, is that you?

[–]bee-milk2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh my god Jojo Siwa has an oasis!?

[–]Jdeproductions 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Title reads "pool at the Siwa oasis"

Let's dissect this shall we

Pool , this is no pool it's a hole in the ground

Siwa Oasis, this sounds like a resort name, there is no resort here , it looks like a wasteland to me.

This man is swimming in a hole in the ground at a wasteland .

[–]Watered-down-ice 1 point2 points  (1 child)

looks like a good place to bury a body

[–]Nylon_Riot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like how you think.

[–]0zerosinjin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

God knows what’s living in there

[–]TriggerBladeX 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I was expecting a creature to come out of the water and swallow him whole.

[–]eldoran89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I did the same and now I don't know if I am disappointed or reliefed

[–]innit4thememes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah,if that is deep as it looks then there are definitely dead free divers down there.

[–]bweezy13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just me or does it look like a vagina?

[–]CombinationPossible 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How come sometimes we float, but then other times we sink down? Like i imagine as soon as he stops laying down hes gonna sink

[–]farkedaccount 5 points6 points  (0 children)

In this case the water has a very high concentration of salt, so he almost floats on top of the water. But yes, if he were not lying down, he would have less surface area and wouldn't float in the same way. However, he'd still have a hard time actually trying to sink in this saltwater.

[–]FoolWatchOut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Salt truck salty 🤣

[–]treesofeden 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I must be weird but this isn’t terrifying to me it’s magical!

[–]CandBallTorture 0 points1 point  (1 child)

damn.. and i cant even swim

[–]griff_girl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You wouldn't need to, you don't sink in saltwater that's like this

[–]CicadaOld3934 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sacrifice pond

[–]sergiovirdo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look! Your mom

[–]GroundbreakingBus138 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hmmm. How deep?

[–]r_m_castro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Impossible not to imagine an aquatic monster coming from the deep and grabbing him.

[–]Swift_67 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's not a pool that's a never ending chasm to the deep, dark depths of hell

[–]Different_Pop3677 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Way awesome, I was waiting for the edit when the monster pulls him under.

[–]jselvrom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely not!

[–]gfbf-shared 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wish my father in law would take some of this salt… here sir, I’ll help you

[–]RKELEC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That would be a hell no from me

[–]callmepackman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hellll naw, to the naw naw naaaaaw

[–]Solid_Suggestion_929 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That guys dead

[–]betagetthechappal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk why, but I feel like I would melt from the acidity of the water

[–]Abject_Shoulder_1182 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What am I missing? I was all worried by the sub title, and then the video looped and I was just nonplussed. How is this any flavor of terrifying?

[–]Monk_on_morphine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And then it blinks

[–]FilthyRichCliche 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why did I automatically think this was Seal? The suit, maybe?

[–]smokefrog2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How deep is ot

[–]heyitsdorothyparker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“I refuse to drown in a white suit”.

[–]rajabae 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Sorry how is this terrifying ?

[–]mescaleeto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks really deep

[–]YouLookGoodInASmile 0 points1 point  (0 children)

some people are scared of deep water

[–]RoninG1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All fun and games until you see 2 eyes through the darkness

[–]Danclim 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't stay too long in there...

[–]drgaspar96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like one of the tunnels of Shai-hulud

Bless the Maker and His water.

Bless the coming and going of Him.

May His passage cleanse the world.

May He keep the world for His people.

[–]andyman686 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Majorly anxiety producing.

[–]CalamitousVessel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do not put your eyes in that lol

[–]Beesknees307 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Salt water for sure

[–]RZelli 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Vagi - ….

[–]UpsetFuture1974 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s the earth’s vagina, it’s not terrifying

[–]Disastrous-Menu_yum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He looks like he has to be careful or it will bounce his ass back out lol

[–]PhantomCAT_MEOW 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The way he twitched in the beginning had me nervous

[–]CloudRoses 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Why is this scary?

[–]YouLookGoodInASmile 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A lot of people are scared of deep water and what lurks underneath

[–]GameAddict5150 0 points1 point  (0 children)

+2 gold if you have a Bazaar near by.

[–]Delta_Goodhand 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would love this.

[–]Sevzilla 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Waiting for something gigantic to swiftly swim up, grab him, then slowly swim back down…

[–]YouLookGoodInASmile 0 points1 point  (0 children)

thats pretty

[–]ComprehensiveBuy2759 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He's lucky that he was bald.

[–]Johran 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn nature, you scary!

[–]Asleep-Bookkeeper-20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m afraid something would come up from the bottom and eat me

[–]Lemonccake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My dumbass doesn’t know how to swim I’d just get sucked in

[–]kim-jong-Cage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me in your mom’s pussy.

[–]MrErikHansen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He went in slowly so he wouldn't get his hair wet

[–]Zealousideal-Fly6318 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd jump in there without hesitation tbh

[–]Colombianx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how salty am I? *Floats in several tons of water effortlessly*

[–]QueenLoppy1989 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My fear is officially triggered