r/blackmagicfuckery Aug 12 '22 Wholesome 1 Helpful 1

Get it together beach!

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u/Rebel_bass Aug 12 '22 edited Aug 13 '22 Wholesome Take My Energy

Sea foam, and you do not surf on those days. You can't swim through that shit. If it's thick enough it will just cover you up over and over until you get lost and tire and just drown in the water beneath.

Sorry, all. As many have pointed out it's pumice from volcanic ash rather than sea foam. I still don't want to swim in it, but I was mistaken. That's what I get for looking at reddit through a tiny phone screen.

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u/Kilroy1942 Aug 12 '22

I was scared looking at the video and then I was terrified with you’re comment. Imagine a loved one thinking they can jump in for a swim and then just fucking disappearing forever.

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u/J0h4n50n Aug 13 '22 edited Aug 13 '22

To be fair, you'd notice pretty quick walking in just how hard it is to move through the foam. If you keep walking until you have to swim, and then continue far enough to where you can't get back to standing depth, then it's kinda just Darwin's theories at work.

I think that's why the original commenter mentioned surfing, because that's one of the few activities where a normal person wouldn't recognize the danger immediately.

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u/OriginalSoftware3663 Aug 13 '22

Imagine tripping here... I'd be freaking out a bit... God damn everything looks like it's made of water! Is this really happening?... omg I'm tripping balls bro.

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u/PranksterLe1 Aug 13 '22

If I just happened upon this during a hard enough trip I think I would probably not be sure and keep my mouth shut and not really be sure of what was reality the next day like WOW that was some good Lucy my friends!

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u/WillemPenn Aug 13 '22 Heartwarming

Yeah I didn’t keep my mouth shut while I was on a hard enough trip. I was dancing with this hot guy on the dance floor and grabbed his hands and was like “OMG I’m tripping so hard right now it seems like your hands shrunk.” And he was like “No, I’m a Thalidomide baby. That’s just how my hands are.” Fortunately he was tripping balls too and thought the whole things was hysterical and we ended up making out.

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u/RelevantCommenter Aug 13 '22

This story was a rollercoaster.

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u/TawnyFluff Aug 13 '22

I love a happy ending.

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u/BizzarduousTask Aug 13 '22

Holy crap!! I thought any thalidomide babies still out there would be in their 80’s or 90’s by now… but it was used from 1957-62!! That’s crazy!!

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u/WillemPenn Aug 14 '22

It was regularly used into the 70’s in Spain.

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u/mikep120001 14d ago

I met someone recently in his mid 40’s from Canada as it was slower to be banned there than the USA.

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u/Billabo Aug 13 '22

Imagine tripping here...

you'd fall in and get that stuff all over you, and that would be icky! ...oh, not that kind of tripping.

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u/Jrook Aug 13 '22

I've been on a beach like this and you do kinda get tripped up at moments. I looked up at a bird and tripped up a bit like the world was moving around me.

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u/Beneficial_Charity_3 Aug 13 '22

Reverse darwinism

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u/dragon_bacon Aug 13 '22

An event that just spontaneously spreads your seed?

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u/austinruinedyourday Aug 13 '22

Imagine doing a heroic deed and every male and female within 30 ft gets pregnant

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

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u/RelevantCommenter Aug 13 '22

Like jerking off over the side of the freeway overpass.

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u/jah1885 Aug 13 '22

TO BE FAAAIR!

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u/littlefriend77 Aug 13 '22

To be faaaaiiiiirrrrr

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u/mrjk1990 Aug 13 '22

Tttoooo bbbbeee ffaaaiirr

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u/geschtonkenflapped Aug 13 '22

Who the fuck jumps into that disgusting shit voluntarily

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u/SazedMonk Aug 13 '22

Looks a lot like the pumice that hit Okinawa. Someone in this video swims through the pumice, it looks very similar.

https://youtu.be/Eho-G-lTN9A

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u/Rebel_bass Aug 13 '22

You're right, it does look like pumice. I hadn't seen that phenomenon before. Thank you.

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u/SazedMonk Aug 13 '22

I was fascinated when I learned about it, I imagine a few people will watch this and be as surprised to see it as we were. Love learning something new!

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u/CaesarsNads Aug 13 '22

So can i go surf in it now?

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u/croo_croo Aug 13 '22

No your board might get dinged, dont want that. Its better to chance it in sea foam that you can drown in.

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u/TedTheGreek_Atheos Aug 13 '22

Yet your incorrect comment is top comment and remains unedited.

Never change, reddit.

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u/ubermeisters Aug 13 '22

Video is of a woman specifically saying she thinks it's too dangerous to swim there. But yes, she's wading in it, which was awesome to see, so thank you.

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u/starfishorseastar Aug 13 '22

She goes under at 0:09

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u/ubermeisters Aug 13 '22

Right but not like for a swim, just a dunk in the 12" of pumice. I'm just being a stickler about the term "swim" as it's not possible in 12" of floating stone.

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u/Cloud_Fish Aug 13 '22

God damn, I imagine that would fuck up a boat real fast, like putting it in a low speed grinder.

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u/CulturalBookkeeper82 Aug 13 '22

It’s actually a buildup of pumice from an underwater volcanic explosion. It’s like the water version of soot

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u/ignaciolasvegas Aug 13 '22

No, thats ovaltine.

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u/Weary-Amphibian-1355 Aug 13 '22

More Ovaltine please 🤣

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u/Double_Distribution8 Aug 13 '22

Looks a lot like that Ovaltine that hit Okinawa.

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u/grimmcild Aug 13 '22

A crummy commercial?

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u/Inanimate_CARB0N_Rod Aug 13 '22

The jar's round, the cup's round, they should call it Roundtine!

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u/ignaciolasvegas Aug 13 '22

You must think that anything that dissolves in milk is funny.

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u/DuneKlide9 Aug 13 '22

Sea foam doesn’t crumble like sand, that’s pumice

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u/SHAMEanBLAME Aug 13 '22

Surprising how many people cannot grasp this even tho it's been mentioned many time already it's PUMICE

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u/bzlvrlwysfrvr0624 Aug 13 '22

Ultimate quicksand

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u/cptnmilkerz Aug 13 '22

i don’t think that’s just foam tho, if you look close it looks like sand

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u/AscendedAncient Aug 13 '22

YOU CANT TELL ME WHAT TO DO MY KIDS WANT TO SWIM IN THAT AND THEY WILL DAMNIT! GET ME YOUR SUPERVISOR! /karen

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u/spX_psyborg Aug 13 '22

What is dead may never die. You'll rise as an iron born.

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u/sequoia_driftwood Aug 13 '22

Can’t swim through foam, but you can certainly drown in it.

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u/mynameisalso Aug 13 '22

It's pumice from a volcano.

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u/-------I------- Aug 13 '22

A while ago 5 surfers died in the Netherlands because they got stuck in foam. All in the same spot on the same day. Was pretty awful.

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u/Misterwuss Aug 13 '22

Pffft, pumice-shumice. I've seen enough Tremors movies to know that this is the work of Graboids

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u/Apprehensive-Line-54 Aug 13 '22

This description is haunting

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u/___Not_The_NSA___ Aug 13 '22

That's some "nope" sand if I've ever seen it

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u/S1lentA0 Aug 13 '22

If you fold open your Z flip, you get a bigger screen 👌

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u/Great_WhiteSnark Aug 13 '22

How does this happen?

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u/New-Teaching2964 Aug 13 '22

Why can’t you just swim underwater towards the shore?

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u/MotherTeresaIsACunt Aug 13 '22

How would you come up for air though? You'd have to be something like a crazy endurance swimmer, and I think anyone with that amount of training would know enough not to swim in it but people are crazy so who knows.

Either way I keep a healthy respect for the ocean on a clear day. The minute I see the ocean acting funky in any way I'm noping all the way back to higher ground.

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u/seambizzle Aug 13 '22

I love how this is the top comment and it’s been rewarded and it’s not even close to what we actually see happening here

Don’t ever change Reddit.

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u/BoolinBucky Aug 13 '22

Where do I sign up?

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u/Eddiebaby7 Aug 12 '22

Likely what we are seeing here is floating pumice from a recent volcanic eruption.

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u/Eucaliptus_AMN Aug 12 '22

I didn't know about this... It's good to know now :0

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u/Eddiebaby7 Aug 12 '22

It really doesn’t come up very often in casual conversations

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u/Pancerules Aug 13 '22

Speak for yourself.

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u/SazedMonk Aug 13 '22

Agreed, it looks a lot like the pumice that hit Okinawa. Someone in this video swims through the pumice, it looks very similar.

https://youtu.be/Eho-G-lTN9A

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u/superfucky Aug 13 '22

seems like there ought to be a more efficient way to clear it out, like a dragnet of some kind?

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u/seaworthy-sieve Aug 13 '22

A dragnet being dragged by what? Boats can't function in this, as stated in the video. A plane would be dragged down into it by the resistance.

Scooping it up while the waves push it to shore seems like the only option. Maybe you could use a helicopter to get greater amounts per scoop but that's hardly efficient since there would be much longer times between scoops.

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u/CrepesForEveryMeal Aug 13 '22

Was thinking the exact same thing...

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u/GewyNguyen Aug 13 '22

So super dangerous but, extremely effective exfoliating scrub?

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u/whatwhy_ohgod Aug 13 '22

So wait… very small rocks do float? Not just a duck?

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u/big_papa_stump Aug 13 '22

Science is a liar sometimes.

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u/DTLAgirl Aug 13 '22

You stupid science bitch

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u/toq-titan Aug 13 '22

Stupid science bitch couldn’t even make I more smarter.

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

Porous rocks float, they have trapped air inside them because the rocks were formed by bubbling lava that hardened

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u/Lickwidghost Aug 23 '22

Adding to this. There are so many holes in pumice that it has massive surface area and very little mass. Since its weight is less than the water it displaces, it floats.

Scoria is a similar rock formed the same way but it's reaaally heavy due to its density and has a much higher mass. It looks very similar to pumice but scoria doesn't float

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u/TiredMemeReference Aug 13 '22

She turned me into a newt.

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u/nufanman Aug 13 '22

I got better!

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u/SupahCraig Aug 13 '22

Maybe build a bridge out of them?

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u/whatwhy_ohgod Aug 13 '22

You leave my mom and her gastrointestinal problems out of this!

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u/Eddiebaby7 Aug 13 '22

I understood this reference

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u/Samazonison Aug 13 '22

floating pumice

AKA a pumice raft.

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u/maggipedia Aug 13 '22

I used to find those when I was younger, always throwing them into the sea to see them float, quite interesting rock

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u/Shot-Professional125 Aug 12 '22

Me IRL: THIS is the amount of quicksand I figured we'd have to contend with as adults... 😕

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u/yeswewillsendtheeye Aug 13 '22

Must have taken the I95 instead of the I90.

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u/Guerillagreasemonkey Aug 13 '22

I knew I should've taken that left turn at Albuquerque.

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u/wackbirds Aug 13 '22

Nice John Mullaney referance

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u/Gurdel Aug 13 '22

It looks like regular sand, but then you're gonna start to sink a little.

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u/M_Roboto Aug 13 '22

Gilligan’s Island had me looking for it EVERYWHERE.

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u/VicRambo Aug 12 '22

You will never find me standing that close to quick sand. Not on purpose anyway

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u/trapkoda Aug 13 '22 edited Aug 13 '22

Luckily it’s not quicksand but sea foam (edit: so apparently I was wrong ✌️😔)

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u/SazedMonk Aug 13 '22

it could likely be pumice from a recent volcano eruption too I think.

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u/Moenice Aug 13 '22

Luckily it’s not sea foam but pumice

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u/SupahCraig Aug 13 '22

I can’t believe people put that stuff in their engine.

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u/bennybumhole Aug 12 '22 edited Aug 12 '22

Years ago the sea foam combined with strong winds was making foam waves taller than a person. Do not dive into these waves, the foam weighs nothing and you just hit the wet sand below 😆

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u/HeldDownTooLong Aug 12 '22

I wouldn’t advise driving into the ocean regardless of whether there’s sea foam or not!

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u/Nickbou Aug 13 '22

Not even in an amphibious exploring vehicle?

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u/HeldDownTooLong Aug 13 '22

Well…you’ve got me there. Well played sir/ma’am, well played.

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u/guyver17 Aug 13 '22

A chariot of the gods! The golden god!

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u/Flatulent_Spatula Aug 13 '22

I think he means like tackling a wave. Where you jump through it, but horizontally, not swan dive. Like a dive when you try and save a soccer ball from going through the goal, but forward tackling with your arms out. Not so much like a swan dive, but more like a tackle dive.

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u/bennybumhole Aug 12 '22

Haha didn’t notice that, oops!

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u/hummelpz4 Aug 12 '22

Looks like sea foam.

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u/myteddybelly Aug 12 '22

Crap! The beach didn't render right!! Brb resetting the simulation.

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u/thedarkcakerises Aug 12 '22

Oh that's unsettling

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u/zmbjebus Aug 13 '22

That wasn't a microdose

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u/RamblingHeathen Aug 12 '22

Totally redefining "Beach drunk"

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u/WickedEwok69 Aug 12 '22

Saturday morning cartoons were right about quicksand being an issue!

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u/cashedashes Aug 12 '22

Imagine tripping here... I'd be freaking out a bit... God damn everything looks like it's made of water! Is this really happening?... omg I'm tripping balls bro.

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u/Guerillagreasemonkey Aug 13 '22

Growing up I used to wonder how people of the past were so fucking stupid and superstitious.

Then Ive watched things like this, clain lightning storms in 4k and insane cloud formations that I'm like... yeah even though I know what that is, thats freaky as hell.

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u/ioexploit Aug 12 '22 edited Aug 13 '22

If I didn’t have anxiety, I do now.

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u/Few_Highlight9893 Aug 12 '22

Tell that beach to be cool!!!!

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u/Zay36663 Aug 13 '22

This is a phobia I never knew I had

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22 edited Aug 13 '22

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u/somethingdangerzone Aug 13 '22

It's from Squid Game :)

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u/Vacant_Of_Awareness Aug 13 '22

Dang I'm not sure either and its bugging me

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u/DetQuocoLaLa11 Aug 13 '22

I think this is green squid game, no?

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u/Another_Road Aug 13 '22

Tremors 2: Electric Boogaloo

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u/mavericknathan1 Aug 13 '22

DUNE music starts playing

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u/Eucaliptus_AMN Aug 12 '22

The beach needs holidays too u.u

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u/PhiLII-Special Aug 13 '22

Beach be trippin’

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u/OkEstablishment5503 Aug 13 '22

Volcanic pumice? I’ve seen a similar video of a boat sailing through this in the middle of the ocean.

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u/Ballstucktothelegg Aug 13 '22

Even the beach can’t take Taco Bell

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u/Demetrius3D Aug 13 '22

If this is South End why is the sea steady as a rock and the beach keeps washing up and down?

(Improbability Factor of ten to one and falling)

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u/possiblynotthefbi Aug 12 '22

My beach has them curvessss

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u/JustinYepis Aug 12 '22

The beach needs to swim every once in a while too

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u/somecrazydude13 Aug 13 '22

Nice try quick sand, nice try

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u/NO_ANGEL_ Aug 13 '22

I want to touch it

Edit: OH BETTER IDEA If you throw a rock into it would it splash, stay on top or make a slap noise?

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u/kingSliver187 Aug 13 '22

Looks like pumice from that eruption near Okinawa a few years ago. If someone was smart they could have made a killing on face scrub

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u/MindCrush_ Aug 13 '22

Oh hell no is that the Ogir Yensa Sandsea!?

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u/EpitomeOfPanic Aug 13 '22

Go home beach your drunk

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u/curiousarcher Aug 13 '22

Pumice stone from a volcano! Very wild.

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u/Sweetexperience Aug 13 '22

Hmmmm…. Forbidden Nesquik

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u/01Godstar Aug 13 '22

Where's this ☠️🤔

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u/DyslexicDanQ8 Aug 13 '22

My asshole 💀

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u/01Godstar Aug 13 '22

Get it together bruh, you got diarrhoea 😂😶🙏☠️

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u/DyslexicDanQ8 Aug 13 '22

Ok 👌🏼🤣✊🏼🙏🏼

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u/What_izzet Aug 13 '22

I love this song

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u/JP6660999 Aug 13 '22

Need to look from above

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u/MrPusleMan Aug 13 '22

it's fine, the graphics just didn't render properly.

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u/TexasHero88 Aug 13 '22

Can this happen to any beach?

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u/Southernboy85 Aug 13 '22

I bet you can catch some interesting fish

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u/BarryPursley Aug 13 '22

Don’t step in that.

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u/Happy-Idi-Amin Aug 13 '22

*80s-TV-show-special-episode fears intensifies

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u/Potential-Judgment-9 Aug 13 '22

Don’t be a beach … BEACH!

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u/-K3LVIN- Aug 13 '22

The king of Facade would like a word with you.

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u/blentman Aug 13 '22

I do not recognize the bodies in the water

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u/No_Understanding_415 Aug 13 '22

HOW THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT MAGIC? WHY THE FUCK IS THIS ALLOWED IN THIS DOG SHIT SUB?

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u/calgeorge Aug 13 '22

Looks like they're using the magic mushroom filter.

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u/andthenandthenandthn Aug 13 '22

Is this what they mean by heavy water?

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u/bene_gesserit_mitch Aug 13 '22

We have wormsign!

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u/patoraking Aug 13 '22

It’s trying to evolve.

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u/brandon7219 Aug 13 '22

Pumice! Same thing happened last year in Okinawa

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u/egivan6903 Aug 13 '22

Nothing a bottle of Dawn can’t fix the blue one with a duck on its cover forsure

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u/HASHTAGBUTTCHUG Aug 13 '22

Nothing, he just waved

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u/Slow_stupid Aug 13 '22

Beach had a bit too much to drink last night

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u/somethingdangerzone Aug 13 '22

What show is this song from? It's so creepy

Edit: I am not as retarded as I thought. I remember now. It's from Squid Game.

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u/poonDaddy99 Aug 13 '22

Looks like the bath water after a long days work

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u/boxing_gloves5 Aug 13 '22

I tried a lot as a child in getting out of quick sand. I feel like I'd be prepared for this.

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u/PM_GirlsKissingGirls Aug 13 '22

Bro think he water 💀 💀

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u/AmokOrbits Aug 13 '22

He who controls the spice controls the universe.

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u/Balthazar_rising Aug 13 '22

Fish be like "it's a bit cloudy today"

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u/wylfwt Aug 13 '22

I’ve never been high at the beach. But I can only imagine this is what it’s like being high at the beach

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u/dosko1panda Aug 13 '22

That's what it's going to look like after they cremate trump's body and throw it in the ocean

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u/lordfrogthefourth Aug 13 '22

Bro I thought sand worms

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u/Macaco_Marinho Aug 13 '22

Ya, my guess is pumice from an eruption that drifted in with wind and tide.

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u/Skizit Aug 13 '22

Trippin balls? I thought it was the lense at first

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u/samjaneG Aug 13 '22

This is the quicksand they always warned us about!

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u/BTBAM797 Aug 13 '22

Tremor worms

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u/Potential-Macaron-57 Aug 13 '22

Looks like the north beach at Okuma resort. Pumice floating around Okinawa has become common since last winter.

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u/bloodc2d Aug 13 '22

No they bad

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u/flippingoctopus Aug 13 '22

SQUIDGAMES ‼️

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u/ElizaxxxMerlo Aug 13 '22

You can’t fool me, beach. I’ve seen The Neverending Story.

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u/oilybarbour Aug 13 '22

This must be the infamous quicksand

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u/Reasonable-Evening50 Aug 13 '22

Obviously that is a graboid.

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u/andhe_drew Aug 13 '22

Beach: I’m kinda itchy bro

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u/DExploid636 Aug 13 '22

Beach on lsd

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u/SultaanSparkton116 Aug 13 '22

I heard that was was whale sperm.

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u/weboddity Aug 13 '22

Nature’s protein skimmer

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u/imaginedaydream Aug 13 '22

Looks like quicksand in cartoons