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(CNN)   THIS JUST IN: BELLY FLOPS CAN KILL YOU* (*not really, the chance is so minimal it's ridiculous, but we're still gonna try to OOGY BOOGY you)   (cnn.com) divider line 41
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2013-07-23 10:29:56 AM  
"Hey man, didn't you know that belly flops can (in extremely rare cases with an undiagnosed cardiac condition and no one paying attention to fish you out of the water) kill you?"

"No, but I'm also jumping into a pool and that kills people on its own every day.  DILLIGAF?"
 
2013-07-23 10:38:28 AM  
storiesfrommyday.com
I've ate just about a whole bag in a day, hasn't killed me.

/yet
 
2013-07-23 11:16:41 AM  

dletter: [storiesfrommyday.com image 850x508]
I've ate just about a whole bag in a day, hasn't killed me.

/yet


came to say much the same

/good on ya
 
2013-07-23 11:18:17 AM  
but we're still gonna try to OOGY BOOGY you

Long as you don't try to UNGA BUNGA me.

/nttawwt
 
2013-07-23 11:19:23 AM  
 
2013-07-23 11:28:02 AM  
CSB:  When I was 18, I pulled a 15 year old 275 pound kid out of water who belly flopped.  A bunch of us were jumping off a 60 foot rock cliff feet first.  But this kid was a little uncoordinated and went in belly and face first.  He came up with his nose gushing blood and thrashing his hands.  I swear he was yelling but I imagine he'd probably lost his wind, so maybe he was gasping and wheezing for air.  I swam out and grabbed him and pulled him toward the rocks.  Of course he tried to pull me under and climb over me.  We lived.  But he may not have.  So again, belly flops can kill you!
 
2013-07-23 11:33:43 AM  
If that Buffarillo that fell out of the roller coaster the other day belly-flopped on somebody, I bet she'd have killed them! So, yes, belly-flops can kill.
 
2013-07-23 11:33:46 AM  
When I was about 13 years old, I did a belly flop, ACCIDENTALLY, off of a 20+ foot platform over a spring.  I actually had welts all over my stomach like someone whipped me with something.  Great fun, and I didn't die.
 
2013-07-23 11:35:32 AM  
"If the pain is persistent, or if you see blood in your urine or stool, you should see a doctor right away."


This is good advice for anything in life. Trust me on this one.

/not a doctor
/have played one
 
2013-07-23 11:36:55 AM  

HAMMERTOE: If that Buffarillo that fell out of the roller coaster the other day belly-flopped on somebody, I bet she'd have killed them! So, yes, belly-flops can kill.


Buffarillo.

/going to hell for laughing at that
//wait, no, I don't believe in hell
///carry on
 
2013-07-23 11:37:36 AM  
www.destination360.com

They need a sign reminding people to dive properly!
 
2013-07-23 11:38:45 AM  
Another hard hitting piece from American news outlets.
 
2013-07-23 11:38:54 AM  
What will make you wonder if you are about to die is having your diaphragm clinch up after an impact.  Water will do the trick, with sufficient mass and velocity.  (The product of which = force.)  You can no longer inhale, nor exhale.

/for a minute or so, you think you are seriously farked
 
2013-07-23 11:39:17 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: CSB:  When I was 18, I pulled a 15 year old 275 pound kid out of water who belly flopped.  A bunch of us were jumping off a 60 foot rock cliff feet first.  But this kid was a little uncoordinated and went in belly and face first.  He came up with his nose gushing blood and thrashing his hands.  I swear he was yelling but I imagine he'd probably lost his wind, so maybe he was gasping and wheezing for air.  I swam out and grabbed him and pulled him toward the rocks.  Of course he tried to pull me under and climb over me.  We lived.  But he may not have.  So again, belly flops can kill you!


Iirc from my lifesaving training,  specific pain can often interrupt the panic response enough to gain control of a struggling victim.  This is easily accomplished while executing a cross chest carry by pulling their armpit hair or tweaking their nipple.

So remember kids,  purple nurples can save lives.
 
2013-07-23 11:39:54 AM  
www.delish.com
 
2013-07-23 11:40:37 AM  

litespeed74: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4NPctt-_nE

Still makes me chuckle


Here's a nifty gif, for your chuckling purposes.
Link
 
2013-07-23 11:41:32 AM  

SoupJohnB: What will make you wonder if you are about to die is having your diaphragm clinch up after an impact.  Water will do the trick, with sufficient mass and velocity.  (The product of which = force.)  You can no longer inhale, nor exhale.

/for a minute or so, you think you are seriously farked


I did a face flop once (unintentionally) and thought it must've been like getting hit in the head by a dumptruck.  It was pretty horrible, but no long-lasting brain purple that I can tell.
 
2013-07-23 11:42:22 AM  
From a high-enough starting point, any diving/flopping position will kill you.
 
2013-07-23 11:43:04 AM  
So remember kids, just sit there on the couch with an intravenous infusion of quarter pounders and watch teevee.
 
2013-07-23 11:43:42 AM  
...and purple nurples hurt.
 
2013-07-23 11:45:20 AM  

SoupJohnB


What will make you wonder if you are about to die is having your diaphragm clinch up after an impact. Water will do the trick, with sufficient mass and velocity. (The product of which = force.)


No.

force = mass x acceleration

momentum = mass x velocity
 
2013-07-23 11:46:43 AM  
pi = 3 * r
 
2013-07-23 11:53:32 AM  

Cyno01: Nana's Vibrator: CSB:  When I was 18, I pulled a 15 year old 275 pound kid out of water who belly flopped.  A bunch of us were jumping off a 60 foot rock cliff feet first.  But this kid was a little uncoordinated and went in belly and face first.  He came up with his nose gushing blood and thrashing his hands.  I swear he was yelling but I imagine he'd probably lost his wind, so maybe he was gasping and wheezing for air.  I swam out and grabbed him and pulled him toward the rocks.  Of course he tried to pull me under and climb over me.  We lived.  But he may not have.  So again, belly flops can kill you!

Iirc from my lifesaving training,  specific pain can often interrupt the panic response enough to gain control of a struggling victim.  This is easily accomplished while executing a cross chest carry by pulling their armpit hair or tweaking their nipple.

So remember kids,  purple nurples can save lives.


that's a good tip.  wish I'd have known that then.  My swimming was terrible enough, I didn't need a flailing leadball to fight me the whole way in.  Belly flop damn near killed ME!
 
2013-07-23 12:04:55 PM  
If I can't get my spine and internal organs to burst out of my back along with a glorious fountain of blood then I shan't be bothered to belly-flop.
 
2013-07-23 12:11:55 PM  
Jumping into really cold water will kill you. Belly flops, probably not so much.
 
2013-07-23 12:35:31 PM  

Momzilla59: Jumping into really cold water will kill you. Belly flops, probably not so much.


Mammalian diving reflex for the win!!

To be fair though, it's probably not the water that kills you, but profound hypoxia and carbon dioxide narcosis.
 
2013-07-23 12:35:36 PM  

SoupJohnB: What will make you wonder if you are about to die is having your diaphragm clinch up after an impact.  Water will do the trick, with sufficient mass and velocity.  (The product of which = force.)  You can no longer inhale, nor exhale.

/for a minute or so, you think you are seriously farked


Yes...that about sums it up...and it seems to work for both belly and back flops  When I was in the Navy, we surfaced the submarine in the Caribbean one afternoon and went swimming, including diving off the fairwater planes (~30 ft up or so).  Just before I was about to hit the water, we hit a trough and I was suddenly another 10ft above the water.  I ended up landing flat on my back.

Felt like I maybe sunk an inch or so and had the wind totally knocked out of me.

Another guy did a belly and broke his nose.   We stopped diving off the planes from then on.
 
2013-07-23 12:36:54 PM  

LeroyBourne: litespeed74: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4NPctt-_nE

Still makes me chuckle

Here's a nifty gif, for your chuckling purposes.
Link


Good times.  I remember vivdly bailing on many-a-3-and-a-half when learning how to use a springboard in high school.
 
2013-07-23 12:44:34 PM  

LeroyBourne: lites


Between that gif and dramatic chipmunk I can make it through my workday.
 
2013-07-23 12:59:13 PM  

Momzilla59: Jumping into really cold water will kill you. Belly flops, probably not so much.


www.spscriptorium.com
 
2013-07-23 01:07:42 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: SoupJohnB

What will make you wonder if you are about to die is having your diaphragm clinch up after an impact. Water will do the trick, with sufficient mass and velocity. (The product of which = force.)


No.

force = mass x acceleration

momentum = mass x velocity


Thank you.  I posted in haste, and had disremembered the actual equations.  Still remember what it felt like to get slammed in the abdominal area playing sports, and having that diaphragm contract, though
 
2013-07-23 01:12:02 PM  

SoupJohnB


Thank you. I posted in haste, and had disremembered the actual equations. Still remember what it felt like to get slammed in the abdominal area playing sports, and having that diaphragm contract, though


Agreed - that is pretty unpleasant.
 
2013-07-23 01:15:54 PM  

SoupJohnB: Thank you.  I posted in haste, and had disremembered the actual equations.  Still remember what it felt like to get slammed in the abdominal area playing sports, and having that diaphragm contract, though


Could always be worse than getting the breath knocked out of you.

archive.ispub.com
 
2013-07-23 01:25:21 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: SoupJohnB

Thank you. I posted in haste, and had disremembered the actual equations. Still remember what it felt like to get slammed in the abdominal area playing sports, and having that diaphragm contract, though


Agreed - that is pretty unpleasant.


I may have first decided to take Physics (and Biology) a little more seriously back in high school, while riding a horse on a Western-style saddle.  The horse flushed a covey of quail in some tall grass, bucked and jumped, and nearly impaled me on the saddle horn.  I studied Religion very intently, while I waited to get my breath back!
 
2013-07-23 01:36:42 PM  
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2013-07-23 02:02:07 PM  
Am I the only one? CNN, why you no do news?

www.troll.me
 
2013-07-23 02:16:24 PM  
FTA: "Some experts believe that you can reach speeds of up to 40 mph diving from a 10-meter board (almost 33 feet)."

No. You can't. At least, not on earth.  Falling from a height of 10m will result in a speed of around 31 mph.  While you may gain some additional height from the board, you would need to jump up an additional 6 meters to reach 40 mph on the way down.  I'm curious what 'experts' they're talking to over at cnn that can't even figure out the equations for a falling body.
 
2013-07-23 02:47:14 PM  

Graveworks: FTA: "Some experts believe that you can reach speeds of up to 40 mph diving from a 10-meter board (almost 33 feet)."

No. You can't. At least, not on earth.  Falling from a height of 10m will result in a speed of around 31 mph.  While you may gain some additional height from the board, you would need to jump up an additional 6 meters to reach 40 mph on the way down.  I'm curious what 'experts' they're talking to over at cnn that can't even figure out the equations for a falling body.


Why would they even say "some experts believe" as if this was some controversial point? Last time I checked, gravity was uniformly accepted by everyone (whether or not you agree with it). In their defense, 31 mph is almost 40 mph for some definitions of almost.
 
2013-07-23 03:35:28 PM  
Ug. I "dove" (fell) off a diving board for the first time in like, 20 years.

I used to know, kinda, how to dive. I did a lot of swimming in the day, not competitve or anything.

Yea, I farked up all over the place. At one point I was right at the apex of the jump, forgot what I was going to do, and came in at about a 45 deg or whatever.

Not only did I get the belly flop with my 20+ year old beer belly, I also racked myself somehow - knocked my balls clear back up into my abdomen, I guess.

God that sucked.

Plus, I had to sack up (heh) and grin and bear it, cause I couldn't let the little 20-something lifeguard hottie know I was doing anything but being stupid on purpose.

farking getting old sucks.
 
2013-07-23 04:13:31 PM  

Jument: Graveworks: FTA: "Some experts believe that you can reach speeds of up to 40 mph diving from a 10-meter board (almost 33 feet)."

No. You can't. At least, not on earth.  Falling from a height of 10m will result in a speed of around 31 mph.  While you may gain some additional height from the board, you would need to jump up an additional 6 meters to reach 40 mph on the way down.  I'm curious what 'experts' they're talking to over at cnn that can't even figure out the equations for a falling body.

Why would they even say "some experts believe" as if this was some controversial point? Last time I checked, gravity was uniformly accepted by everyone (whether or not you agree with it). In their defense, 31 mph is almost 40 mph for some definitions of almost.


SO MUCH THIS.  Both of you.  I was so bothered by that statement I stopped what I was doing just to work out the math.
 
2013-07-23 05:36:56 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: pi = 3 * r


wat... wat the fark?...


\that's it, I'm out of here
 
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