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Tonne of water . . . !

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I've tried to push one of these...my friend on the left didn't really help.
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I've tried to push one of these...my friend on the left didn't really help.
Crack the glass, let it drain, then push the water around with an oar or something. Geeze it's not a hard puzzle.
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This is clever. I remember an Ad by the RNLI that simulated drowning in a similar way, people really underestimate the power of water.
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Cool idea/concept but couldn't they have written it in a consistent font rather than in a dozen different ones?
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Cool idea/concept but couldn't they have written it in a consistent font rather than in a dozen different ones?
I think it's supposed to reflect the boardwalk/carnival atmosphere found in some seaside towns.
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Cool idea/concept but couldn't they have written it in a consistent font rather than in a dozen different ones?
Also, reading something in a hard to read font forces you to think about it in a way reading it in an easy to read font doesn't.
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It looks like a domino's box.
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Well I take your point on the font, but am shamelessly hijacking this comment to (hopefully) save lives.
If caught in a current sweeping you out to sea, do not swim against it. Instead, swim along the coast at the quickest pace you could comfortably maintain for a few minutes. When you are no longer being carried out from land by the current, gently swim to shore.
Basically, the flow of water you would be pointlessly tiring yourself against is relatively narrow - but possibly quite long.
If you already know this then good for you - but every year I read tragic stories of people who should have been told this but for some reason were not.
So please pass this message on.
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Doesn't matter. I swam in the pool a couple times as a kid when we stayed at a hotel ... and I'm fucking great at it.
What-ever this stupid sign says ... currents don't mean shit to a fantastic swimmer like me.
Seriously though ... the dumb-asses that tend to get swept out to sea have probably been told this 20 times and their eyes just glaze over ... or their ego takes hold when they get a toe in the water ... or worse they just assume the lifeguards are going to rush out to save them when they do get into trouble.
edit: just remembered that funny australian rescue show. A couple times they end up rescuing the same idiot like 2 or 3 times in a row, pretty insane ... and somehow the lifeguards manage to keep a semi-cool head about it all ... forget the name but you guys should try and catch a couple episodes on youtube. It's pretty good.
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The Scottish like their words like they like their alcohol. Splattered inconsistently on the side of a wall.
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esus it reminds me of those ridiculous"good shit" emoji filled comments people write on me_irl posts.
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I prefer it like this over a monotonous wall of text.
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They're going for that small pub/microbrewery vibe that's in right now.
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Yes. The Victorian fairground feel is definitely off putting.
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Think it's also a reference to the tennents glass that came out last year.
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This reminded me of something!
I worked on an island last year, and my friends would take me out for sails on sunfish whenever we had free time (they're small sailboats that fit ~2 people). One such time, my friend and I decided to try and sail all the way around the island. Note that I have no idea how to sail, and the friend I'm going with only learned the year before on this same island, so he's not the most experienced. It takes us about 40 minutes to get up the west shore because of how much tacking we had to do, but then we get to the east shore and we are just flying.
It's choppier on this side of the island too; I mentioned that this friend was less experienced with sailing--well, what he lacks in experience he makes up for with enthusiasm. Specifically, the kid loves white caps and living on the edge. So we're flying and the hull is constantly at at least a 45 degree angle. Obviously this means that were taking on a lot of water. We'd been talking about how he skinned a squirrel the year before or something weird like that, but the more water we took on, the slower we went, so when it got really noticeable we started talking about the mass of water. 1g/ml means 1 cubic meter of water is a tonne! Isn't that insane! There's probably at least 300 kg of water in this boat right now! Meanwhile, I'm holding on for dear life, talking about the mass of water in an attempt to distract myself from my crippling fear of water (only when I'm in boats--I'm good with swimming and everything) leaning back as far as I can to keep us from tipping, and he's just howling into the wind having the time of his life.
We made it back alive and it was a super fun experience, just absolutely bizarre as well.
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This reminded me of something!
I worked on an island last year, and my friends would take me out for sails on sunfish whenever we had free time (they're small sailboats that fit ~2 people). One such time, my friend and I decided to try and sail all the way around the island. Note that I have no idea how to sail, and the friend I'm going with only learned the year before on this same island, so he's not the most experienced. It takes us about 40 minutes to get up the west shore because of how much tacking we had to do, but then we get to the east shore and we are just flying.
It's choppier on this side of the island too; I mentioned that this friend was less experienced with sailing--well, what he lacks in experience he makes up for with enthusiasm. Specifically, the kid loves white caps and living on the edge. So we're flying and the hull is constantly at at least a 45 degree angle. Obviously this means that were taking on a lot of water. We'd been talking about how he skinned a squirrel the year before or something weird like that, but the more water we took on, the slower we went, so when it got really noticeable we started talking about the mass of water. 1g/ml means 1 cubic meter of water is a tonne! Isn't that insane! There's probably at least 300 kg of water in this boat right now! Meanwhile, I'm holding on for dear life, talking about the mass of water in an attempt to distract myself from my crippling fear of water (only when I'm in boats--I'm good with swimming and everything) leaning back as far as I can to keep us from tipping, and he's just howling into the wind having the time of his life.
We made it back alive and it was a super fun experience, just absolutely bizarre as well.
Glad you're alive. This post would have gotten weird real quick if you had died.
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This reminded me of something!
I worked on an island last year, and my friends would take me out for sails on sunfish whenever we had free time (they're small sailboats that fit ~2 people). One such time, my friend and I decided to try and sail all the way around the island. Note that I have no idea how to sail, and the friend I'm going with only learned the year before on this same island, so he's not the most experienced. It takes us about 40 minutes to get up the west shore because of how much tacking we had to do, but then we get to the east shore and we are just flying.
It's choppier on this side of the island too; I mentioned that this friend was less experienced with sailing--well, what he lacks in experience he makes up for with enthusiasm. Specifically, the kid loves white caps and living on the edge. So we're flying and the hull is constantly at at least a 45 degree angle. Obviously this means that were taking on a lot of water. We'd been talking about how he skinned a squirrel the year before or something weird like that, but the more water we took on, the slower we went, so when it got really noticeable we started talking about the mass of water. 1g/ml means 1 cubic meter of water is a tonne! Isn't that insane! There's probably at least 300 kg of water in this boat right now! Meanwhile, I'm holding on for dear life, talking about the mass of water in an attempt to distract myself from my crippling fear of water (only when I'm in boats--I'm good with swimming and everything) leaning back as far as I can to keep us from tipping, and he's just howling into the wind having the time of his life.
We made it back alive and it was a super fun experience, just absolutely bizarre as well.
I thought you meant you would literally sail on a mola mola that was basking near the surface.
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It looks like they took the design idea from a chipotle cup...
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It looks like they took the design idea from a chipotle cup...
Exactly what I thought. I'm surprised this isn't higher up, it really looks like they went with that design
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