A couple of weeks ago I came across an interesting channel on YouTube, it’s fairly new and it’s already got upwards of 100.000 subscribers. Meet Arnold puts the main character in different situations some people might find themselves in at times, or not. What really impresses me is the amount of attention to details they give each video, they only have five so far but that doesn’t seem to be a liability.
The videos have a deep message and actual useful tips to help you in different scenarios you might come across like being stuck in quick sand or jumping out of a plane without a parachute. Some of these do seem a little unlikely to happen, like spending a nanosecond on the sun. All in all it does get the point across and that’s all that matters.
One of the interesting things they mention in their quick sand video is that quicksand holes are rarely deeper than 0.5 meters or 1.5 feet, which seems legit. I did some digging around and it’s mostly true, but there are some holes which can have even a few feet in depth, which might still be dangerous. Seeing Arnold submerge into the ground made me think, is quick sand really all that dangerous or is it just a glorified sandbox? Nearly all of them are waist deep at most, however there are exceptions and let’s say you wouldn’t wanna be stuck in one of them.
In reality, quicksand is very rarely more than a few feet deep, making it more of a messy nuisance than a life-threatening hazard.
You can check out the article on quick sand by DamnInteresting.com here. Possibly even poke around a little more on the matter by yourself, what’s the worst thing that could happen? You’d get stuck in quicksand?! DamnInteresting describes the way quick sand is formed and why it is a dangerous hazard to not only people but the environment itself, wild life and more. The biggest risk when it comes to this wet sand hell hole is exhaustion, which will eventually get you killed.
Don’t forget to stay calm, analyze your surroundings and then slowly try to get out, panic will get you nowhere but to the bottom of that pit.
Another interesting approach to be noticed is the “How Long Can You Survive in -89ºС?” video, it takes place after Arnold successfully lands and survives a 30,000 feet fall. It describes how after a while in the freezing cold you start feeling warm, of course that is a fake feeling your body gives off in order to protect your main organs from cold. Once hypothermia has settled in, Arnold has a hard time doing anything half rational and soon starts hallucinating that leads to his inevitable loss of consciousness.
As for the video, you can checkout Meet Arnold on YouTube. Credit goes to their rightful owners.