Watch a freak wave launch a body boarder 20 feet into the air


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/26/watch-a-freak-wave-launch-a-bo.html


#2

E-ticket ride :question: :exclamation:


#3

You humans nothing but tiny insignificant ants.

xoxo,
Earth


#4

Nope.

Nope nope nope.

Man i could go to the beach right now…


#5

Another good one from Reddit


#6

That was rad


#7

“Fortunately, he suffered only from a burst lung”

Hmm, does your dictionary have a different definition of the word ‘fortunate’ compared to mine? Granted it’s not an injury I’ve ever heard of, nor know the severity, but it sure dun’t sound good.

(ETA: as always with these kind of incidents, I know it could have been much worse )


#8

Yes, Fortunately…


#9

Eat it, ants.

\m/,
Moon


#10

Boom!
Wrong place, wrong time.


#11

ONLY was the word in that sentence that stood out to me.


#12

Apparently it’s when you try to hold your breath and the air finds a way out anyhow; you overpressurize your lung by accident. Divers get a version when ascending too fast (‘the bends’). Thanks, Wikipedia!


#13

More info on bursting a lung. Doesn’t sound particularly pleasant.


#14

In Australia, everything is trying to kill you.


#15

While Australia is the undisputed screaming death capital of the planet, I don’t think we can give them credit in this one. The ocean is trying to kill us all, all the time, everywhere.


Watch this giant squid latch onto a guy's paddleboard
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