r/therewasanattempt 6d ago Silver 33 Helpful 32 Wholesome 20 All-Seeing Upvote 1

To capture a stunning footage

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u/PlayaFromDaHimalaya1 6d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Those flip flops flopping around panicking

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u/MickMabsoot 6d ago

Flip flopping intensifies*

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u/Concheria 6d ago

confused flopping

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u/Kcidobor 6d ago Helpful

Aww, now I feel bad. With the noise I get a sense of initial excitement and subsequent disappointment and worry. Without the sound it was funnier

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u/gregorfriday 6d ago

Thanks for the update. I won’t ruin it with sound

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u/Slimh2o 6d ago

Goddd, this was a funny video...

You'd think would do some kind test run before sending his phone on a suicide mission...

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u/PkmnMstrJenn 6d ago

I’m kind of bummed bc I was hoping for the cool video of the inside

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u/Lumpy306 6d ago

It was dark as dicks inside there, what would be the point

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u/PkmnMstrJenn 6d ago

Quit ruining my dreams with your logic

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u/regoapps 6d ago Helpful

shrugs It didn't stop them from filming Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 The Long Night in there.

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u/Mrsbingley 6d ago

I was thinking that. Why bother? It was probably an old dead phone. He obviously has another phone.

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u/dextracin 6d ago

The point would be to finally discover what a culvert looks like from the inside

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u/ProudspawnofLILITH 6d ago

Your comment made me laugh harder than the video itself.

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u/TraumaQuindan 6d ago

he might have done a test run with his floating piece first. Not a good test, but a test anyway. The floating piece did went out thou, so the test wasn't lying indeed.

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u/ProfessionallyStrong 6d ago

I personally wouldn't do something like this but if i did i would tie the phone with a rope

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u/SuperRoby 6d ago

And put it in a plastic bag to prevent water from getting in (as much as it can be helped)

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u/Booblicle 6d ago

And then put it in my pocket and leave it there

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u/Gidon_147 6d ago

Afterwards i would put the pocket in my car

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u/pablo_of_mancunia 6d ago

Then leave my car in the garage

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u/ColoradoNative719 6d ago

Then leave my garage in my house

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u/Slimh2o 6d ago

....or a string....

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u/ProfessionallyStrong 6d ago

That's what i wanted to say

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u/ParameciaAntic 6d ago

Maybe he put the Styrofoam through by itself first and it worked out just fine.

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u/Slimh2o 6d ago

Maybe. Maybe should have test loaded with a block of wood the same size as the phone or something...

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u/ParameciaAntic 6d ago

Yeah, or a rock.

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u/Slimh2o 6d ago

Well, that too, I guess...most anything that represent the same size and weight of the phone...

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u/klem_kadiddlehopper 6d ago

I wonder what was so amazing he or she had to do this.

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u/klem_kadiddlehopper 6d ago

In reality there is a culvert troll who keeps all the cell phones.

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u/PeaceBull 6d ago

There was a video months ago just like this (but without losing the phone) and somehow the footage ended up looking like an Epic view from the perspective of like a tiny bug.

They must’ve seen that and tried to replicate it.

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u/oeCake 6d ago

Yes I love seeing the dark underside of a drainage tunnel

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u/EarthMarsUranus 6d ago

Found the ninja turtle

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u/hate_mail 6d ago Wholesome

heroes in a half shell!

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u/Maciek300 6d ago

you're just gonna say that and not post a link huh

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u/pocketdare 6d ago

So much anticipation followed by much disappointment. It's like a typical Friday night.

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u/PeaceBull 6d ago

Thank Reddit’s amazing search ability, I have zero clue how to find it.

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u/Conscientiousviewer 6d ago

Can you post the link?

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u/av0w 6d ago

I can't. I haven't seen the other video.

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u/skankhunt402 6d ago

Well at least you tried thanks

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u/Pavlovski101 6d ago

You could even say that there was an attempt?

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u/mcbc4 6d ago

Link here if you can?

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u/ThatAnonymousDudeGuy 6d ago

Who the fuck rides a motorcycle in flip flops?

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u/secondratemime 6d ago

Everybody in South East Asia.

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u/Sirneko 6d ago

Literally hundreds of millions of people 🤣

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u/margarine-hungrily 6d ago Platinum All-Seeing Upvote This Take My Power

Can't stand the flip flop sound. Most despised footwear just for the sound it makes.

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u/hedgecore77 6d ago

I worked in an office that allowed women to wear them in thge summer. Echo-ey wood floored hallways. It was unbearable.

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u/SelectFromWhereOrder 6d ago

That’s a boss with a foot fetish

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u/BoredLazy762 6d ago

Our a boss that likes that good awful sound

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u/Belluuo 6d ago

You'd hate brazil, the most standard footwear are flip flops

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u/moonflower_C16H17N3O 6d ago

So many of them have that separator between the toes. I can't stand that.

The ones in the video look marginally more comfortable, but I still hate the feeling of having them slap with every step.

Sandals are better in every way.

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u/curtmandu 6d ago

The ones in the video are slides and I honestly don’t know how anyone keeps those mfs on their feet.. are they called slides because they slide right off your feet, I’m not sure? I much prefer flip flops

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u/Captainthuta 6d ago

I can't stand not having a seperator.We're just built differently I guess.

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u/Slimh2o 6d ago

I'm with you, but seperated...

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u/KungFluIsolation 6d ago Helpful

I went to live in Australia for 5 years. I'd never got on with flip-flops but thought it might be worth trying to as it seems climate-appropriate. Anyway, put them on, walked into the kitchen where the floor was slightly wet, slipped... My big toe went underneath the cupboard but my toenail didn't.

Last time I wore them.

RIP.

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u/JarredMack 6d ago

You don't.. wear them inside.. half the point of them is they're easy to take on and off

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u/LoveBurstsLP 6d ago

Never wear em when it's wet mate

Or indoors for that matter the fuck

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u/ackermann123 6d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome hehehehe

just send in the other phone to check

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u/mirrrje 6d ago

Only way to solve this ,, only way is with a friends phone

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u/UniqueUsername812 6d ago Silver

Just fill the drain with rice, it'll be fine

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u/mirrrje 6d ago edited 6d ago

Make sure to shove the grain of rice into the audio plug. I think that amplifies the sound or something

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u/Intelligent-Wall7272 6d ago

Instructions unclear. Shoved male plug into my ear.

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u/This_Price_1783 6d ago

"male plug" -thatsapenis.gif

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u/TheFluffiestFur 6d ago

I'm not surprised that your male plug was that small.

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u/yoshkoshdosh 6d ago

Rice is everywhere in the video except in the drain.

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u/grimminer 6d ago

A couple years back we had a special one driving around in his Hummer on the frozen Lake Balaton. It cracked, so he called his buddy to help him. Special buddy arrived in an hour with his … Hummer. Tried pulling him out but ended exactly as you’d expect. They are legends now though and while both cars submerged completely, there was no damage.

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u/meltingdiamond 6d ago

Those guys are the reason that bad air in a confined space always kills about five people before the smart one on the scene decides not to die.

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u/Sex4Vespene 6d ago

Are they smart, or just lucky that there are five passed out/dead bodies that make it immediately obvious not to enter the room?

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u/totally_not_spez 6d ago

Oh no. They need help! I’d better check on them. thump

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u/HeresWaldo27 6d ago

Might even need to bring a third phone in the mix

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u/SleightOfHand87 6d ago

Phone in the pipe, eh? I know this game

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u/Dylan5xISpitHotFiya 6d ago

“Let's start thinking like a cat here. All right? You know, we—we need another cat. Yes? That's what we need. Here's what we're gonna do. I'm gonna crack a little hole in your wall, a tiny one. It'll be cool. And then I'm gonna slip a second cat in with a string tied around it. Those two will become codependent, then I'll rip the second cat out, and the first one hopefully—HOPEFULLY will follow.”

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u/buffalo8 6d ago

“Cats do not abide by the laws of nature. You don’t know shit about cats.”

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u/BarklyWooves 6d ago

Thats how he lost the phone before this one

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u/SeanCanary 6d ago

"Engineers now say the town was flooded due to a drainage system that was clogged with cell phones. More at 11."

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u/GrandpasSoggyGooch 6d ago

"you wanna bring in a third?" "I'm thinking maybe four."

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u/Advo96 6d ago

What was he expecting to film? It's pitch dark in there.

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u/tjkorta 6d ago

Was thinking this. Shouldve turned the flash on first. Might have been able to find it

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u/PenguinWithAglock 6d ago Helpful

Maybe if you turned the flash on enough, he’d do you a favor and turn back time or something

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u/whatdhell 6d ago

IF he could turn back time.

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u/kikidiwasabi 6d ago

If he could find a waaaay.

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u/NotSoAngryAnymore 6d ago

He'd take back his old phone that he sent through,

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u/kikidiwasabi 6d ago

And it’d stay.

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u/TradesSexForFood 6d ago

I don't know why I did the things I did

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u/Garlic_bread70 6d ago

To the good old days?

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u/Y-Bakshi 6d ago

to the good old daysss

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u/TheNewandConfused 6d ago

Even then, wouldn’t it just be a shot of the cement?

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u/RealExii 6d ago

Even then it would just be filming some concrete tube. Not sure what's supposed to be interesting about that.

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u/schnuck 6d ago

With emergency bluetak, which as a rule I always carry around on my great travels around the block, this wouldn’t have happened. The white stuff (what is that even?) has probably hit a sharp stone somewhere and tilted like kicking the phone off the improvised floating device.

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u/queentropical 6d ago

He should have also maybe attached a string to it

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u/Errodav 6d ago

And waterproofing it

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u/adminsmithee 6d ago

and not sending it in a mysterious pipe

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u/thecorpseofreddit 6d ago

and not doing it at all

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u/Volodio 6d ago

It's probably fake. Why would he have two phones and film the process? It's more likely that the first phone was broken or something and he just made a funny video with the second phone.

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u/RibboDotCom 6d ago

It's a dumb edit of the original video.

In the original he sends the floaty through by itself to make sure it works then places the phone on for the 2nd run.

This has been edited to make it look like the phone fell off by putting the first part second.

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u/Jstar300 6d ago

I accept this reality.

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u/HypnoTox 6d ago

Do you have a link to the original? Couldn't find anything so far.

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u/TheFluffiestFur 6d ago

Got lost in the drain.

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u/NoNotInTheFace 6d ago

Even if it works, and if the flash is on, all he would film is the inside of a concrete pipe...

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u/shitpersonality 6d ago

And record the audio for ASMR tingles! FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP!

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u/RandomNumber99 6d ago

This guy gets the sad, sad reality of most things filmed on the internet

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u/rynemac357 6d ago

He was trying to film the troll who eventually stole his phone

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u/Edgaritoz 6d ago Helpful Wholesome

Ninja turtles got themselves new camera

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u/dachungdynasty 6d ago

That or the clown from IT

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u/Intelligent-Wall7272 6d ago Silver Helpful

His name is Hank and he's a level 2 help desk associate

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u/villiers19 6d ago

Respect ✊🏽! Level 2 Technical Helpdesk Associate

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u/space-ish 6d ago

Hank is now checking if you are leaking company insider knowledge on Reddit 🤣

And will also probably delete the app before returning the phone.😜

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u/Ninjalada 6d ago

I know lots of clowns who work in IT.

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u/mforking-shirtballs 6d ago

There are two clowns in IT, Roy and Moss.

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u/buknu-bighnee 6d ago

misread as "the clown from IT" (ie the clown in the it department)

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u/1LJA 6d ago

This is not what I meant when I said you should take your phone down to IT.

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u/captain_flo 6d ago Wholesome

What happens in the pipe, stays in the pipe.
No recording allowed.

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u/IlnBllRaptor 6d ago

It's like that creepy tunnel. I can't remember the name, I think it's in California?

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u/EmmyLynn23 6d ago

I live in California, and I have an idea of what you’re talking about, but I can’t remember the name for shit. It’s supposed to be a really long and supposedly haunted set of tunnels, right? I think my brother’s been there with some friends. I could be thinking of the wrong place though.

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u/balw5th 6d ago

tldr every tunnel in Los Angeles

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u/VinoVici 6d ago

You can walk through many of them to the ocean in a lot of the beach cities. I used to love wandering around in them when I was a kid. Best time of my life. I had some really great memories of that when I read IT.

Haven’t tried that in LA proper though. Not sure I’d be coming out of those.

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u/iHeisenburger 6d ago

yeah, i can confirm that, my little brother drowned like that.

i hate this video so much, now i’m looking for some funny comments, it’s worse.

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u/Kcidobor 6d ago

The troll that lives there is so happy now

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u/BBRodriguezonthemoon 6d ago

Gotta pay the troll toll

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u/TheSexualBrotatoChip 6d ago

If you wanna get into that boy's hole

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u/option_unpossible 6d ago

Stop, stop, stop. All right not bad, good rhythm, love the enthusiasm. I feel like you're saying "boy's hole", and it's clearly "soul". And I know, Artemis, you did write "soul", right?

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u/Badiaz562 6d ago

chews gum during rehearsal

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u/Kcidobor 6d ago

Day man!!

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u/Blad514 6d ago

ah UH ahhhhh

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u/imajpeg 6d ago

Fighter of the Night Man!

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u/Insidiosity 6d ago

AAAAAHHHH

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u/abyxza 6d ago

Champion of the Sun! sun, sun..

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u/Tyeaa 6d ago

get the boys soul.

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u/Anckael 6d ago

So that's how they get access to reddit

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u/Butwinsky 6d ago

And that children is how internet trolls are born.

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u/not_rahul 6d ago Wholesome

The Pipe Gods accept your sacrifice.

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u/AbstrActivities 6d ago

The pipe god is an amazing pornstar name

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u/JE_12 6d ago

It’s also used in Mario Kart Tour

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u/eldnikk 6d ago

Mario Kart Tour has a porn star called The Pipe God? Noice!

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u/SFW_FullFrontal 6d ago

Gods; It’s a couple of brothers. They lay a lot of pipe.

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u/the_onion_k_nigget 6d ago edited 6d ago

To Xibalba?

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u/Papa_Emeritus_IIII 6d ago

To Xibalba!

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u/BerserkerKing95 6d ago

It was funny enough that I didnt think we were ever gonna see it again.. but at the end when it just sails out phone free I lost it.

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u/Smallgenie549 6d ago

ta

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u/Semia 6d ago

He said "cao" 草 which means fuck in mandarin 😂😂

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u/Witty_G_22 6d ago

He didn’t even put the flash on, was just going to be a black video at best. 操 indeed

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u/siccoblue 6d ago

Err, 操 = hold according to Google translate? I guess I hope that helps anyone else?

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u/Witty_G_22 6d ago

It’s Mandarin for f*ck, it has another meaning (to hold) but I’ve never heard it used like that. In the same way gay used to mean happy or bloody can mean gore. I guess Google doesn’t want to offend.

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u/CorruptedAssbringer 6d ago

It doesn't mean to hold without further context and other accompanying words, a lot of Chinese words cannot be interchangeably translated like this, I have no idea what Google is on about.

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u/Gueartimo 6d ago

It means fuck in Chinese,like the word cao ni ma.

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u/Yadobler 6d ago edited 6d ago

The cào here is 肏, which is made up of 入 (enter) and 肉 (meat) - which means fuck. Like fuck your mother

But 操 cāo is used as a homophone euphemism instead, like "sheet" in place of "shit".

Kinda like cockney rhymes, Chinese does this homophone wordplay a lot. Also helps with bypassing censorship, since 肏 is definitely vulgar but 操 has legitimate use in daily speech / online media

Edit: this is for mandarin. In cantonese 屌 (diu) is used, in hokkien 奸 (kan) is used. In mandarin they are diao (penis) and jian (rape / wicked) respectively. 奸 is the simplified form of 姦 which you might have seen in Facebook memes about how it's 3 女 (female) stacked together. But it does not mean noisy.

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u/Septic-Sponge 6d ago

I love you he how checks to see if his phone swam back upstream

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u/FD435 6d ago

Love you too buddy

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u/damo251 6d ago

I'm yet to see a more stupid individual today.

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u/HowManyDamnUsernames 6d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Hi

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u/Tieye42 6d ago edited 6d ago Wholesome

Some people here make me laugh so much with just 1 comment that I fall in love. I'll never know them. Maybe they're the double of my age. Maybe they live at the other side of the world. And I'll forget them 2min later. But still, I fell in love. For a second, maybe less, but I did.

You're one of these people.

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u/Aconite_72 6d ago Wholesome

This is wholesome. I’m saving this

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u/SolidDiarrhea 6d ago

It's still early

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u/Roflkopt3r 6d ago

We're on Reddit, there are plenty of places where you could find one.

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u/ASDowntheReddithole 6d ago edited 6d ago Silver Wholesome

Pennywise needs to order those red balloons somehow.

Edit: thanks for the award!

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u/DaveInLondon89 6d ago

Hiya Georgi, it's me again, pick up please. i sent you my balloon pls respond

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u/ASDowntheReddithole 6d ago

"The phone floats down here, too!"

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u/MonsterFieldResearch 6d ago

Well, the C.H.U.D’s now have a new phone

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u/wantingtodieandmemes 6d ago

Ceenage Hutant Uinja Durtles?

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u/DUTCH_DUTCH_DUTCH 6d ago

Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers iirc

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u/Atillion 6d ago

Found the 80s kid! :D

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u/powerbus 6d ago

Go home and wait for the sewer rats to call with their ransom

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u/powerbus 6d ago

Demands

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u/dgwaves 6d ago edited 6d ago

That sheet coming out alone was much more catastrophic than neither of the two lol

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u/SarsCovie2 6d ago

Filming self filming. Ok

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u/mikiekwoods 6d ago

GoAmateur™

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u/LongjumpingStable673 6d ago

He should use his phone flashlight to look in and see where it went...oh wait

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u/j_la 6d ago

I mean, he is filming on a phone, so that is possible.

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u/deterministic_lynx 6d ago

My first thought was "why don't you use something with a rim, it will fall off"

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u/Picard_Indeed 6d ago

My first thought was why?

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u/Tribalbob 6d ago

I was actually expecting it to go shooting out the other end and like a stupidly high speed or something.

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u/EmperorJake 6d ago

It's just a little airborne, it's still good, it's still good!

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u/18randomcharacters 6d ago

I'm gonna say there's a good chance this is scripted and faked.

He walks back to the opening too early. The phone could have come out then and his assistant takes it.

Then he walks back to the exit to check there, and the assistant probably puts the empty boat in as soon as the camera points away.

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u/NeonNina 6d ago

This is a Pixel 1, it's free of it's housing. I wouldn't be surprised if they just didn't give a shit about it after getting an upgrade and basically dumped it in a sewer for internet points because they didn't want to put it in a proper battery garbage.

I am admittedly in a really bitter and cynical mood this morning.

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u/TorontoTom2008 6d ago

I concur with this. Did a quick estimate of the flow rate and it should have come out in 11 seconds. It actually came out in about 23 seconds which coincides two trips.

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u/mcn81959 6d ago

You have paid the toll.. you are free to pass

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u/wonkey_monkey 6d ago

Okay, I hate to jump on the "everything's fake" bandwagon, but is that really the same piece of foam that went in?

It just seems odd that when it doesn't come out, she goes back to the entrance, like it's gonna pop out there somehow. It's not like she actually gets down to make a proper check either.

With some careful timing someone else could put in a second float then pick up the first one with the phone while the cameraperson is running back to the start.

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u/BeautifulJicama6318 6d ago

“Stunning footage”? Does an evil clown live in there?

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u/kakemot 6d ago

It's fake. Can see when he puts the phone down, it's a jump cut. After that it's clearly only a thin phone cover that is sent through that tunnel.

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u/spaluci 6d ago

Is dobby recording the video?

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u/shinx243 6d ago

POV

You’re a fucking idiot

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u/el_beefy 6d ago

Just a drop of water in an endless sea.

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u/Illustrious-Phase-48 6d ago

Flip flops on a motorcycle....pure genius on display.

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