The Most Dangerous Fear Factor Challenges

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    Doctor MikeDoctor Mike

    Fear Factor was one of my favorite shows growing up. With Joe Rogan as the host, contestants would compete in a series of horrifying challenges to win money. God bless America. I decided to take a look at the classic show, as well as the revival on MTV hosted by Ludacris, to see whether these challenges were actually dangerous to the contestants health. Turns out they were, and you should never attempt any of these challenges on your own! Today we discuss bull testicals, scorpions, super worms, holding your breath and almost drowning in a swimming challenge, falling off a helicopter, grabbing electric eels, being shocked in an electric chair, getting buried alive, covering yourself in bees, drinking hot sauce, swimming with leeches, walking on glass, and so much more. Are there other scenes you'd like me to react to? Let me know!

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queenofcrows
queenofcrows

Beekeeper here! Co-owner of an apiary (bee farm) on the wet west coast of Canada. Your enthusiasm about honey is delightful, and the concerns you raise about the FF bee challenge are valid. I’ll try to respond to your concerns and any follow up questions here - STINGLESS BEES? Nope. There are 30,000 different kinds of bees in the world, but these look like your common honeybee, stingers and all, the same girls we have in our hives. EATING BEES… …is not recommended. There may be some discomfort. Bees sting when they’re trying to defend their hives or themselves. Being bitten or swallowed would definitely cause them to sting. It would be really foolish for a production company to make someone do that, because even if someone weren’t allergic to bee venom, such a swelling inside the esophagus would threaten the ability to breathe and *you* know how that would go. Even if the person killed the bee by biting it, dead bees can still sting. The stinger and venom are still there, and if you squish a dead bee the wrong way you’ll get zapped. A dead bee is like a loaded gun that no one is holding - if you pick it up wrong, you get hurt. I’ve been stung by more dead bees than live ones over the years :P BUT HE ATE IT!?!? The closeup shows a drone (male bee). Drones don’t have stingers. Female bees have stingers; drones have…boy parts. The anatomy is very similar, but even if you were to somehow entice a drone to “sting” you, it wouldn’t do anything because there’s no venom. I’ve handled lots of drones; they’re quite dim-witted and docile, rather like tiny fat puppies. (That said, I wouldn’t eat a puppy, or a live bee, for entertainment. That’s cruel and pointless.) COVERED IN BEES CAVEAT: Do NOT try this unless you are experienced in working with bees and familiar with their behaviour and how they express anger/upset/calmness. Being able to “read”/“hear” the bees’ language is of utmost importance. Someone else in the comments suggested this was a swarm. Their description of a swarm is accurate, butttt you can’t entice a swarm to land on a person like that. What they’ve done here is similar to “bee beards” that used to be common in county fairs and such. The bees in a colony are bonded to their queen by smell (pheromones). The queen has been put in a tiny cage and strapped to the person - all that queen’s comrades gather around her. The producers may have also sprayed the person with sugar water or queen pheromones to get the bees to spread around on the person instead of forming a clump. I do not advocate for this kind of practice. It’s manipulating the bees for no purpose other than entertainment, and the bees can be injured or killed by this practice. Many times I’ve stuck my bare hand into a clump of ~30,000 bees for fun, but the bees were already in a clump, I didn’t “put them there”, and no one - not me nor bees - was injured or killed. I know how to tell when bees are calm or angry; the average non-beekeeper doesn’t. Don’t do this. And please don’t manipulate the bees into “being clothing” for photos or entertainment; it’s pointless and bees can get stressed, hurt, or killed. TAKING OFF THE “SUIT OF BEES” Honeybees die when they sting (it disembowels them), so they only sting when they’re defending their hive or queen or when they’re overtly “attacked” (e.g. you pinch one by putting your hand on it or it gets stuck in your clothes). So as long as the person stays calm and still, doesn’t hold their breath or move jerkily, and doesn’t pinch any bees in their armpit or something, there’s relatively little chance of getting stung. The impact of the person hitting the ground knocked 90% of the bees off. (Watch that moment closely - instead of the bees just flying off her, you’ll see the bees fall to the ground, *then* fly up - it’s super cool and funny to see bees “fall down” in person when you knock them off a piece of beekeeping equipment ;) ) The queen in her cage was likely removed just before this, or immediately after. The remaining bees could be removed with a shop-vac, water hose, or leaf blower, and as long as the queen is still nearby, all those bees flying around will find her by smell and will all gather around her within 20 minutes. And one more thing that’s just a technicality that “bugs” me - 100,000 BEES That number’s likely made-up to sound cool on television. An average domestic honeybee colony has 35,000-65,000 bees, so 100,000 bees would be a really massive colony - and no decent beekeeper is going to subject their biggest colony to this kind of shenanigans. (And no, they wouldn’t have used two colonies on one person - that could result in a big angry brawl between bees from different colonies, with a nearly-naked person in the midst of them.) TL/DR: Eat honey, yes - eat bees, no. Wear sunscreen, yes - wear bees, no.

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queenofcrows
queenofcrows

@CHTech Industries The ones on the lady aren't drones; they're workers which have stingers. Your idea of collecting drones from different hives wouldn't be practical; there's only about 100 drones in a hive, and there's tens of thousands of bees on that lady. And it's not possible to "remove stingers" from bees without disemboweling them. Yes, bees sometimes sting and not leave their stinger behind. A stinger has hooks/barbs on it, like a fish hook, which is what snags in your skin and results in the bee getting disemboweled when it tries to pull the stinger out of your skin. But if the bee doesn't shove its stinger in deep enough, you just get the point of the stinger not the barbs, so the bee can pull the stinger out of your skin. But that's a random occurrence, not something you or the bee can control. I've had it happen lots of times, usually when I've noticed the bee and flicked it away just as it's starting to try to sting me.

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CHTech Industries
CHTech Industries

Maybe they were all drones frome multiple hives so they can’t sting? Or the stingers might have been removed, this show seems cruel enough to do that. And while I dont know for a fact, I heard that its possible, albiet rare, for the stinger to not get left behind, preventing the bee from being disemoweled. Then they can sting again, and the odds of that happening to them twice…

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Ethanmcbloons
Ethanmcbloons

@chloe woods nerd is not a insult at least in my opinion i know that your trying to be nice but it was most likely sarcasm

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queenofcrows
queenofcrows

​@Andi Fels Per usual, Australia gets all the cool stuff ;) Many of the ~30,000 species of bees around the world actually don't sting. The 'stingless' bees common in Australia are of the Meliponini tribe. Western honey bees, on the other hand, are their cousins in the Apini tribe - specifically, Apis mellifera.

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Andi Fels
Andi Fels

In Australia, we do actually have stingless bees. However, they look much different to "normal" bees, and are much smaller.

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Taylor Carluccio
Taylor Carluccio

My old elementary school teacher was on Fear Factor and wound up coming in like, 2nd or 3rd place, but she said they made the show look more dangerous/disgusting than they really were. Production asked everyone to exaggerate their reactions, etc. She didn't say much because of an NDA, but I'm genuinely curious if it's expired by now.

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Benjamin Raponi
Benjamin Raponi

Joe Rogan had said in the pass that they didn’t have good safety protocol and he felt scared for the contestants All the time

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shecutie ♡
shecutie ♡

that makes total sense. entertainers (tv producers and the like) strive to perform and present their product- they’re not inherently sadists lol

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BPM Gaming
BPM Gaming

As someone who's suffered from panic attacks before, he got it right. The face tingles, your breath is rapid, logic fails completely and your heart wants to leap from your chest. They're truly terrifying, and can be brought on by the littlest of things. Something like a coworker asking why your hands were a little shaky might cause you to think about how you were already worrying about it, and before you know it, you're sobbing with all the aforementioned symptoms to boot.

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ACE TELETUBBIE
ACE TELETUBBIE

this is kinda an unrelated story but the worst panic attack i've ever had was when i was putting up LED lights in my room (near the ceiling) and the string ripped. there were little plastic pieces to connect them but they weren't working. also since the project was near the ceiling my arms were getting tired and i was standing on a chair. eventually i got so frustrated with trying to fix it i started crying and that escalated into a panic attack. i became lightheaded, i couldn't take in a full breath, all logic and common sense left my brain and the only thing i could think about was accusing myself of overreacting. i sat on my floor in the middle of my room, sobbing and panting, for at least 10-15 minutes before i calmed down. and a little something that made it worse was that i texted 2 of my close friends but neither responded :/ anyway my lights are still broken and i have no intention of fixing them anytime soon

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Nienke de Vries
Nienke de Vries

I haven't had one in years thank god, but they are truly my worst memories ever.

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margot l
margot l

its so comforting seeing another person who suffers from panic attacks.

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Cassie
Cassie

though, can't do that. They're longer in general and have a rounder face with oval-shaped ears.

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BLACKOUT
BLACKOUT

Mike has a good point with the recoil of the bungee sending her into the blades. What if when she was falling the helicopter moved up a bit? that would cause more tension on the bungee, hence, sending her higher.

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BLACKOUT
BLACKOUT

@uuh4yj The helicopter moving is my intire point. Did you read the comment?

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uuh4yj
uuh4yj

i think they were counting on physics not allowing for this, since you cant bounce higher than the height you dropped from, tho if the helicopter moved it could have happened i guess

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Joker Maguire
Joker Maguire

@chinnt 12:10 for reference.

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Joker Maguire
Joker Maguire

@chinnt his vomit

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chinnt
chinnt

what is Mike drinking

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Lina
Lina

Hey now, as a former rat owner, I'm going to have to correct you here Mike. The domesticated rats, as those used in the show, aren't the ones carrying the diseses, your classic "sewer" rats, or more commonly known as brown rats, are the ones you wanna watch out for. Rats are really clean animals actually, and make for great pets, and they can be super intelligent, and it's partially because people think that they carry diseses that they are often overlooked as pets. I mean, I can't really blame the people way back when, that didn't see the fleas on the rats that were the actual carriers of the black plague, it wasn't the rats, it was the FLEAS who really spread the plague, get your black plague facts right Mike! So rats get a bad rep. The only bad rat is a snitch ;)

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Katherine KD
Katherine KD

Glad to see this one!

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Chaotic Changeling
Chaotic Changeling

@professorbutters The first part I agree with though, lol.

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Chaotic Changeling
Chaotic Changeling

@professorbutters I'm not sure where the SW is, but I'm in Canada. Never had an issue with wild rodents, even been bitten but no issue (I also know how to treat a bite, and am always up to date with my shots as I rehabilitate cats), and you never pick up a deceased animal with bare hands?? That's just common sense, I would hope. 🤨 We'd pick them up with shovels and put them on the compost pile.

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professorbutters
professorbutters

@Chaotic Changeling I love the rats in Encanto. I have a book on rats that points out that they live around people because they like the same things people do: they’re social, they like warmth, they like to eat, and they’re probably smarter than a lot of humans. Wild rodents in the SW do sometimes carry fleas with plague bacteria, so if you have been picking up those animals, especially dead ones, and you start getting those giant buboes in your armpits, you should go to the doctor or the ER right away. Antibiotics will take care of it.

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Shan Shan
Shan Shan

@Catmom2004 oh no

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It’s Another Crystal
It’s Another Crystal

I love how Mike blinks furiously when he is concentrating hard while reacting 💀💀💀

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Lexy Thomas
Lexy Thomas

Oh, like at 9:40+ lol he never blinked once

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Tony Hardy
Tony Hardy

I know...he should be careful in case his eyes STAY like that!!!

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Brian Morgen
Brian Morgen

*inhale* 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀💀

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Tristan Appleton
Tristan Appleton

Ho ho he definitely does

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allshookup1640
allshookup1640

I have had friends that were tear gassed in protests and it is BRUTAL!!! Seeing them AFTER they were still messed up. I can’t even imagine the pain during but from their description it is absolutely horrendous.

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allshookup1640
allshookup1640

@opzz xsin ummm buddy, I think you might have responded to the wrong comment there 😂

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opzz xsin
opzz xsin

shenanigans. (And no, they wouldn’t have used two colonies on one person - that could result in a big angry brawl between bees from different colonies, with a nearly-naked

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Keeilah Diss
Keeilah Diss

4:35 Thats a "bite suit" she's wearing, what you said was pretty spot on, you dont get punctured but if the dog comes at you with enough force, pressure/pain and bruises are in your future. Honestly though I was more worried about the dog; decoys in suits are trained specifically to work with the dogs momentum so they dont injure themselves coming in for a bite. The last thing you need is your dog getting hurt doing something it loves. I haven't personally seen anyone break bones in the suit, and never because of a dog bite but have heard of collarbones and arms being broken from the falls. Which are very rare, and often not even a result of a dog, as an example heard of someone tripping on their way out of the field and landed funny breaking their wrist(?) or something in the wrist. Anyway.... thats enough of me nerding out about dogs. (p.s. we love Bear!)

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Cassie
Cassie

efforts.

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Lets all appreciate the amount of effort this man puts in his videos, amazing. Keep grinding bro, I love the video

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Raid Shadow Legends Spokesperson
Raid Shadow Legends Spokesperson

6:59 electric eels can produce up to 600 volts. There are very few cases of people dying from them. But that was mainly caused by drowning because of the shock. From what I understand electric eels disable prey through stunning then use their teeth. 8:27 in medieval times that was a form of torture. Several rats were placed in a bin on the human body and the top was heated so the rats wanted to go down into the human.

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Because I feal like it 0.0
Because I feal like it 0.0

My dad is allergic to bees and he drank one out of his soda, on a hot summer day. He almost died it stung him in the esophagus, and they actually had to change policy at a hospital in our area because they had the receptionist relay the message to the nurse. If the nurse had know how severe the reaction really was they would have taken him. Now a licensed nurse has to be notified, and put on the phone.

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Ruthie Cole
Ruthie Cole

@Inky Stars I think I was trying to alliterate. Inject is true, tho.

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Ruthie Cole
Ruthie Cole

@Inky Stars inject, they inject.

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Inky Stars
Inky Stars

@Ruthie Cole bees don't bite

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Liamplaysgames
Liamplaysgames

Omg I hope your dad is ok

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mangantasy
mangantasy

0:48 totally agree. That's pretty much what I always think in shows like that. Have pity for the poor arthropods (or snakes, very popular in these too) that are put under stress for some humans doing wird challenges. I bet if we could ask their accord they would happily decline to partake... And yass for your comment about the aliens. Or they would fear that this level of ???why??? could be a contagious illnesse, and avoid our planet.

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weibo coiu
weibo coiu

efforts.

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aswer huio
aswer huio

I don't know why anyone, including myself, ever enjoyed watching Fear Factor back in the day. These people are insane and the challenges were the most disgusting and hor

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Mystery
Mystery

Exactly. We enjoyed watching them do these crazy challenges.

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Matias
Matias

Just want to clarify on the bungee comment, you can never go higher than the height you fell from, it's a principle of conservation of energy, the max height of return would be in ideal conditions without any external force acting on the body, would be the height she fell from. therefore, no way she can hit the blades. unless of course the heli changes altitude rapidly while she falls.

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minij hooi
minij hooi

Hey Mike, I have a question what triggers a reaction such as looking at something surprising, or getting scared, or even video games, hurt and others?

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date
date

I'm honestly impressed by the time and effort you put into these videos, Keep it up!💛

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Tj Javier
Tj Javier

I think I saw this exact same comment by the exact same account on another video.. EDIT: I just confirmed that he did post the exact same thing, on a Deathbattle video. I wonder what the point is. It's weird lol

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norzone
norzone

u forgot to delete the videos that the channel's seller uploaded

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person
person

like farming.

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Rodd Boward
Rodd Boward

@skedzer you're talking to a bot

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Joanna
Joanna

Lets all appreciate the amount of effort this man puts in his videos, amazing. Keep grinding bro, I love the video

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bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu

wasn't about facing fears, but to cause harm to everyone that comes in contact with the show.

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kit cat
kit cat

I have helped my grandpa with his bees since I was like 10 (when I started getting interested) my grandma became allergic to bees I don't know if the story she told is 100% true because I was either not old enough to remember or even alive but she said that a swarm of bees got knocked down on top of her by a ladder so hundreds if not a couple thousand angry bees got knocked on top of her and she had to be rushed to the ER now each time she gets stung she needs to take Benadryl because now she is mildly allergic to bee stings

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genderqueer peer
genderqueer peer

For some reason, my dad was hooked on watching that show recently, so that is what interested me in this video. I can't believe actually how dangerous most of the eating things were. I mean, the stunts are dangerous, but if done correctly, no harm done. Otherwise, I feel very bad for all the contestants on the show. I never realized that the host guy actually did something harmful to himself, that is funny. Most of the show reminds me when school kids would pick on others and force them to do terrible things. This show wasn't about facing fears, but to cause harm to everyone that comes in contact with the show.

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Xaviero Wright
Xaviero Wright

Hey Mike, I have a question what triggers a reaction such as looking at something surprising, or getting scared, or even video games, hurt and others?

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Ellen Karlsson
Ellen Karlsson

Fear Factor was the weirdest show. Watching this now, as a conservation biologist, I fear to imagine how big of a negative impact the show has had on wildlife conservation efforts.

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Ellen Karlsson
Ellen Karlsson

@Mark Kellett The people who consented to be on the show and can opt out at any moment? No, I don't care about them.

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mayappa
mayappa

you can use stronger language than that its ok

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RUEZ
RUEZ

Ok?

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Forensics in Your Cup
Forensics in Your Cup

I read this as "conversation biologist" and I was really confused.

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mikoy huio
mikoy huio

Hey Mike, I have a question what triggers a reaction such as looking at something surprising, or getting scared, or even video games, hurt and others?

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The Beehive Sys
The Beehive Sys

8:45 fun fact, those are actually fancy rats, not wild rats, so assuming they were held in decent conditions (they don't seem sick but i obviously cant tell from just this clip) they wouldn't really have any diseases to pass on. fancy rats are suseptible to respiratory issues and tumors, but generally don't actually have any diseases they could pass on, especially to humans. also i don't know much about mice but they tend to be generally smaller, have slightly different proportions, a different head shape and different behaviour

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Meadow Leeanne
Meadow Leeanne

Coming from a person who has worked in dog sports involving bitework, (more specifically IGP) bite suits are barely puncture proof themselves, only being made up of thick fabric and sometimes leather, and you can feel a LOT of the pressure, even with the sleeve, spring, pad, and shirt. The dog shown is a Belgian malinois, a Belgian herding breed with an approximate bite force of 195 psi. Being bitten by one is NOT fun if you're not prepared or experienced. It took me about 2 months to get used to the Belgian malinois alone. Even if you are used to it, bruises and lacerations are normal and virtually not preventable. I feel like letting contestants get bit is not only dangerous but setting the dog up for failure, setting up improper decoy and "catching" of the dog. That alone can cause broken bones, open bites, etc.

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Christoffer Österma
Christoffer Österma

hello doctor mike, i just wanna point out that in the "electrocution" scene you said voltage matters, honestly voltage never matter only in absurd amount, but they would never get there, the dangerous part is the Ampere aka current, you can die from 12v but with a high current, so in tasers and other "self defense" things, the voltage is usually 50000 volts, so even if its 200000 volt its still safe if the current is super low. but sure people with weak hearts or some birth defect can or could potentially be in danger. or older people.

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Lors Carbonferrite
Lors Carbonferrite

Current isn't the dangerous part either. What actually causes damage is the overall energy transfer, which is proportional to voltage, current and time. A very high current but strongly voltage limited supply won't be lethal, since the voltage is too low to actually drive a current flow within someone. A very high voltage but current limited supply won't be lethal because the overall energy transfer is too low. Similarly, a very high voltage, very high current pulse that is extremely short will also not be lethal, since the energy transfer is too low. Mehdi Sadaghdar aka Electroboom has some pretty good videos that explain this better than I can, if you want to look into it more.

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Nibit
Nibit

As a former rat owner, a fun fact about domesticated ones like those in the challenge is that they are much cleaner than cats. Shocking, right? They clean themselves after eating, being touched, drinking, sleeping, playing, and pretty much after every activity they take part in. Licking and nibbling people or other rats is a sign of affection and trust as well. Also, the difference between rats and mice is that mice have rounder ears and flatter heads. They can squish their skulls to fit through tight places, it's pretty weird. Rats, though, can't do that. They're longer in general and have a rounder face with oval-shaped ears.

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Ruthie Cole
Ruthie Cole

@GhostBearGames Yeah, I feel a certain kinship with the Rat, cuz I was born in the year of the Rat! Rats also don't puke, (I try not to), which makes it harder to kill them with rat poison. My mom fed me poison. Perhaps trying not to puke helped me too. I hope I stayed on subject enough.

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Mickenzie Tucker
Mickenzie Tucker

Yeah for me, that wouldn't be a challenge, that's a dream come true 😄

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Renata D
Renata D

the scary music and reactions are so dumb to me, it's like a box of puppies lol if anything i feel bad for the rats for being in a stressful situation

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Nibit
Nibit

@Sakuragi_Hanamichi I'd think so! They're extremely empathetic animals and they are as clean, if not cleaner, than cats. The cleanliness varies between rat though.

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Jennifer
Jennifer

I've raised rats for years (for a very personal reason), and I can tell you right now, that size isn't the only difference. They have a completely different metabolism from other rodents. Yes they are scavengers, and will even resort to cannibalism if food is scarce. But they are also one of the most intelligent animals on the planet. They learn extremely quickly, they have human emotions, and are easier to train than a dog. They are extremely playful, and love exploring. They have extremely inquisitive minds and need stimulation. But they are also prone to medical issues such as bone problems, respiratory problems, and even things such as diabetes. They don't live long (2-3 years on average) but they love hard.

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Jennifer
Jennifer

@BlueFox The Cutest Unfortunately, yes. Three years if they're cared for properly.

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uuh4yj
uuh4yj

both insect challenges are absolutely insane, even if you are not allergic or the venom is weak you could get enough bites that you would go into anaphylaxis anyway, which is how most people attacked by africanized bees die, now european bees are not aggressive and have weaker venom but still it could have gone very wrong with that amount of bees. and the same can be said about the scorpions since even weaker venoms can cause cardian and neurotoxic symptoms in great enough quantity... just make them eat dead bugs its still shocking but not as dangerous

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IdolPlatformer
IdolPlatformer

Yes that body suit is puncture proof. My dad did training like this when he was in the military and he definitely did come home bruised from the shoulder down

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CC B
CC B

Bees are generally so docile, not to mention they're extremely essential to the environment and are endangered. I can't believe they got away with having people eat them for TV.

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Mabel Green
Mabel Green

Not only is it dangerous for the people involved but it also is incredibly cruel for the animals. Many types of scorpion are solitary animals that partake in cannibalism and this will be incredibly stressful for the creatures which will make them more likely to sting or pinch, and although from the size of the pincers we can tell they are not very venomous it is still not a good experience for anyone involved, I don’t understand why if they need shocking challenges they can’t think of something that won’t use animals that don’t want to be involved and will only effect humans. Using animals in a cruel way that is unsafe and stressful for them is completely unfair. I know this was filmed a while ago but there is still no excuse. Same goes with the electric eels and rats. Rats are INCREDIBLY intelligent animals that can get very stressed easily, they are also capitalising off demonisation of animals such as rats and scorpions which just adds to the stigma that surrounds them that ends in uneducated hate towards these incredibly interesting and important species!

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Alan Durham
Alan Durham

A very interesting note

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x y
x y

I love this show.

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666SpringsAnimations666
666SpringsAnimations666

@♤uwu◇ yeah, its really bad

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♤uwu◇
♤uwu◇

yeah that's why I dont watch the show I feel bad for all the animals...

Vor Monat
Victoria
Victoria

@Severine The Panda I was thinking these were domesticated rats. This makes it even worse. Those poor babies

Vor Monat
Kristina
Kristina

among all of that challenges I've watched the only one where I wouldn't die from fear and disgust is the one with rats, because I find them cute and even had one of my own. The other ones are just unbearable for me cause I have insectivophobia and claustrophobia 😬

Vor 5 Tage
1ST Choice Tax
1ST Choice Tax

Normally I watch to learn new medical terminology but the commentary from Dr.mike has me crying laughing 😂

Vor 15 Tage
M K
M K

Love how Dr. Mike is more scared about the challenges than us

Vor 10 Tage
Ashley Jones
Ashley Jones

A number of questions, Doctor Mike, regarding Magesium: does it do the following amazing things: Relieve insomnia? Protect your heart? Combat Asthma? Reduce high blood oressure? Imprives digestion and alleviates Constipation symptoms? Protects against diabetes? Reduces stress and anxiety? Just curious as many of these affect me on a day to day basis, so if good, how woukd you recommend getting sufficient magnesium into one's diet??? Is essential for mental health?

Vor 27 Tage
Chris
Chris

From my experiences, magnesium does help with sleep and relaxing. I have an auto immune thyroid disorder, and drs. around me have been of no help just wanting me to take thyroid meds which end up making me feel worse. There's several different types or forms of magnesium, and you need to research them; some absorbed better than others. I have a pill form with magnesium citrate I use or a collagen powder with magnesium bisglycinate. I take it with some calcium, zinc, and vitamin D about 1/2 hour before bed. And, I am usually out cold within 5 mins of my head hitting the pillow. Ever heard people say try an epsom salt bath before bed? It's relaxing because of the magnesium in it. Haven't used it for constipation, but I know some of the meds for that out there contain it(Milk of Magnesia comes to mind). Can't speak about the benefits for the other stuff, but it's definitely an important mineral we need. Any vitamin or mineral out of whack in the body can cause all kinds of problems which look like diseases. Good luck and hope you feel better!

Vor 18 Tage
serry ciok
serry ciok

efforts.

Vor 23 Tage
Separikakku
Separikakku

I remember reading they use leeches in some surgeries to reduce swelling in extremities or when blood flow is impaired like if you get tip of your finger reattached they put leeches on the tip. It's pretty interesting how some old treatments actually work today too

Vor Monat
professorbutters
professorbutters

If you watch Botched, using leeches is pretty common in rhinoplasty and boob jobs. There’s a danger of the blood flow not being good enough and the tissue becoming necrotic, so medical leeches are used in specific circumstances.

Vor 8 Tage
paulthesavage_21 YT
paulthesavage_21 YT

Recently I had been through some trauma with lightning which causes me to be triggered at even the sound of lightning. So I decided to go on a run during a thunderstorm and it seems to have helped me because since then thunder hasn't triggered anything once

Vor 10 Tage
Aubrey J
Aubrey J

I used to watch this show as a kid. As an adult I’m shook that this show even existed 😱😱😱

Vor Tag
Josh maltese
Josh maltese

Only been watching few weeks.. you just got a new subscriber. You do some great videos doctor mike

Vor Monat
Bárbara Mota Pinto
Bárbara Mota Pinto

Hi Dr. Mike. I wanted to point out what you said about rats. It is absolutely correct that wild rats carry zoonosis BUT the rats used on the show are domestic rats a.k.a pet rats or even lab rats. Those rats are not wild animals therefore they do not carry zoonosis other than ringworm and mites if handled improperly. I'm sorry for being that kind of person on the comment section, it's just that pet rats have such a bad reputation and I try to raise awareness as much as I can. If you read this, thank you for your time ❤️ I love your videos

Vor Monat
Merel van den Hurk
Merel van den Hurk

@Shiba Dawn sweet chaos potatoes is my new favorite way to describe rats XD

Vor Tag
Shiba Dawn
Shiba Dawn

No need to apologize, you said it in a polite way after all. It's actually very important to remind people that pet rats are just sweet chaos potatoes!

Vor Tag
Tiger in the lilys
Tiger in the lilys

Plus! Rats have been blamed for the bubonic plague since forever, when it was predominantly spread through hamsters that caught a ride on wagons from travelers. We know that mainly through just the time around that it started was actually when there were more hamsters breading than rats.

Vor Tag
Merel van den Hurk
Merel van den Hurk

I'd jump in that rat box immediately, I love rats! I'd just be surrounded by furry little besties

Vor 5 Tage
LokiLovers Edits
LokiLovers Edits

My ratties thank you for this comment!

Vor 14 Tage
“Sorry, can you repeat that?”
“Sorry, can you repeat that?”

Chest compressions HURT when you’re fully awake. During COVID my brother and I were chilling in the den when Doctor Mike went “Chest Compressions, Chest Compressions, Chest Compressions!” and I was laying in the couch and Mikhail had just given instructions on how to do them… my brother stands up, and does full on chest compressions on me. It knocked the wind outta me.

Vor Monat
maigle. 413
maigle. 413

I remember my brother liked to watch this show and one day he decided to watch it while we were having lunch. The episode consisted of something like eating a wedding cake and puking it and then eating the puke. I almost threw out my lunch, that episode still gives me nightmares.

Vor Monat
Mo Chann
Mo Chann

There aren’t many things that make me feel nauseous, but while watching this I wanted to gag multiple times. The hot sauce chugging was disgusting

Vor 2 Tage
Katie Bug
Katie Bug

Dr Mike gagging after thinking about flies trying up our food is literally me🤮😂

Vor 25 Tage
Chickens And Horses
Chickens And Horses

"If aliens were ever to come down to earth and see this [being covered in scorpions], they would feel pity on us" ~ Mikhail Varshavski, 2022

Vor Monat
gnarth d'arkanen
gnarth d'arkanen

Either that or call off the invasion they've been planning to hole up on the other side of Jupiter. We're obviously too stupid to survive too much longer on our own. ;o)

Vor Monat
Bananayea
Bananayea

lol 😆

Vor Monat
Edvard
Edvard

When we talk about damage from electricity, we also need to talk about damage to nerves, muscle damage from cramping and chemical reactions that can happen in your body. Know this. A person who had electricity go through them, if they develope a sudden and intense thirst, don't give them water it could LITERALLY KILL THEM.

Vor 26 Tage
Shiro
Shiro

One of the contestants who had to remove the leeches and by extent eat them had it worse because one of the leeches latched on to someone's throat. It caused him to cough up the leech, along with a fair amount of blood.

Vor 27 Tage
Human DaHuman
Human DaHuman

I feel like I’d be able to do the chained up in a box one pretty easily. I do not have claustrophobia at all and would probably take a nap or something to get my mind off it, and do just dandy.

Vor Monat
Mentally-ill-seal
Mentally-ill-seal

I like how you can se that the dog is wagging it's tail so people can see that it means *EXCITEMENT* , not happiness. I'm sure if more ppl knew this there would be much less dog attacks.

Vor 18 Stunden
Kalakbar
Kalakbar

So when I was like 4, my brother and I were watering in the garden and acidentally watered a mud wasp nest. We each received 50-100 stings ( I got a quite a few more, including some in my throat / nose) and still, at 38, have a huge inflammation response to stings. Frickin' terrifying. Years later, I got stung on the lip at one point after and it swole until it burst.

Vor Monat
Sarah Verner
Sarah Verner

@Xnoob Speakable oh my gosh ahahah

Vor Monat
DrMudshorts
DrMudshorts

@Est Robart shutup, don’t be that guy

Vor Monat
Linus Hallgren
Linus Hallgren

You should be really glad you survived, people have died from fewer wasp stings. Sounds really horrifying to have skin just swell untill the it gives up and bursts. My condolences.

Vor Monat
bruno sousa
bruno sousa

ouch 😬.🥵

Vor Monat
Cat_WithAJellyHat
Cat_WithAJellyHat

Oh God, that sounds painful. You would need to be VERY careful. :(

Vor Monat
SpacedOut . . .
SpacedOut . . .

7:12 Eels deliver the electric shock through their chins, it tends to be not as serious when submerged in water because the charge from the shock will dissipate, however, outside of water it is more serious since it goes directly through its victim.

Vor 18 Tage
Whispp
Whispp

I like how other reality shows in other parts of the world are cute things like finding out if some objects are chocolate, but over here we have torture.

Vor 5 Tage
LH productions
LH productions

I used to spend friday nights at my grandmothers with my younger sister. I was very young when the show was originally airing with Rogan as the host probably about 6-8. My grandmother who loved us very much was horrified at our viewing selections that it wasn’t princess movies but THIS 😂😂😂

Vor Monat
Frank Castle
Frank Castle

7:30 some electric eels can deliver shocks that can easily stop a human heart! Maybe not these little guys, but some absolutely can!

Vor 19 Tage
Kristin
Kristin

Duuuuuuuuuuude Mike reacting to these things is sooooooo hysterical 😂 During Halloween, have Mike go through a haunted house!!!!!! I totally think it would be awesome! I'd love to see his reactions to a real life scare!

Vor Monat
Kris
Kris

@Jackie Or with Pam😄

Vor Monat
Animal lover
Animal lover

YES! he should visit that ghost school with jordan matter

Vor Monat
WhiskeyRivers
WhiskeyRivers

@Jackie Omg yes! I just recently been watching their stuff! They need to do a collab!!! And then of course Dr Mike giving us some medical background about something also! Like what being scared does to your body or something!

Vor Monat
Avery Warren
Avery Warren

best. idea. ever.

Vor Monat
Danielle
Danielle

Oh yes !!!

Vor Monat
PixieoftheWood
PixieoftheWood

The difference in size between mice and rats is big enough that you'll never have a 'big mouse' that's the size of a rat. A mouse weighs about an ounce, maybe less, where ever rat I've had weighed over a pound. It would be like being concerned that you wouldn't be able to tell a house cat from a cougar. There are other visible differences as well, like the thickness of the tail in proportion to the body which might help you determine if you have a baby rat or adult mouse, but the most obvious difference is size. Also, the rats they had for the show were from a breeder, so presumably wouldn't be carrying the diseases you typically see in wild rats.

Vor 3 Tage
Daisy Baldwin
Daisy Baldwin

I have a terrible fear of bees wasps and hornets after being attacked by a hornet nest when I was 11 for simply walking past, I ended up with around 15 stings. I am now so terrified of them if a wasp is flying near me and won't leave I will cry. Being covered in that many bees would kill me, probably not an exaggeration either I would go into such a panic

Vor 9 Stunden
zoiu tooi
zoiu tooi

second disgusting challenge! It really makes me wonder how much they payed those people to be willing to go through this.

Vor Monat
XAY-XAY
XAY-XAY

Dr Mike, everything they do on Fear Factor makes me either want to throw up or get so much protection because these challenges are so overwhelming to watch and I also have anxiety so it's worse

Vor Monat
Lillyen Sellers-Parris
Lillyen Sellers-Parris

Fun fact I have claustrophobia, and that started when I did this dumb idea where I went inside a closet that only opens on the outside with no one around, I was there then I wanted to get out, so I banged on the door hoping someone would hear me, then no one came, I yelled and said " Hey can anyone open the door " as loudly as I can, no one came then I started screaming and crying an yelling my friends names on the top of my lungs, and I finally got out, till this day when I remember that moment my heart starts beating fast, it sucks having claustrophobia, but when I told my best friends I have claustrophobia they think it's funny to try to lock me in the school bathrooms, but I usually ask a teacher to come with me so it doesn't happen

Vor Monat
Dat Brocco
Dat Brocco

As someone allergic to bee’s i felt so much unexplainable emotion during the bee eating one.

Vor Monat
SweetFoxGirl
SweetFoxGirl

bees* not bee's

Vor 23 Tage
koriw1701
koriw1701

I just watched electric eels kill a full sized alligator! In my view, that was the most dangerous challenge. As for my opinion, I don't care how much you offer me, there is nothing this show could award would make me do *any* of these challenges. Not for $1 million dollars!

Vor 18 Tage
Rex Klint
Rex Klint

6:55 I have a tattoo. Took me 7 hours. I'd say 95% of it didn't hurt at all. Most of it actually felt kinda good. I'd still say i'm quite sensitive to pain though :D

Vor 21 Stunde
Big Ginger
Big Ginger

The dog bite video was interesting to watch. I used to be a handler and even though those suits are designed to be puncture proof, it is scary to have inexperienced people catch a dog in a suit because they can actually harm the dog during the initial bite. On a brighter note, some of the higher end suits also are lined with kevlar to prevent tooth puncture however you still feel all the force of the bite. I ran a dog for years and would come home with bruises from dog bites just from the pressure. It was some of the most fun times I have had lol.

Vor Monat
Sonicz Forever
Sonicz Forever

Gotten a dog bite it was terrible have q dog phobia now

Vor 11 Tage
ClashElement
ClashElement

Last summer, I got “attacked” by my cousin’s giant English Mastiff, and luckily got out with nothing more than a small gash on my forearm that didn’t even need stitches.

Vor Monat
Big Ginger
Big Ginger

Usually dogs are trained to bite and hold on the arms and legs. Unless you have one that has bad habits of rebites or "typewriting" the hands and feet are usually safe. I caught dogs in a suit for years and it was a blast

Vor Monat
Olivia Sellman
Olivia Sellman

Also it looked like their hands were hanging out of it at one point which is a recipe for a severed finger

Vor Monat
Monique Writes
Monique Writes

Would like to see Doctor Mike on Jimmy Kimmel this summer. How do we make this happen?

Vor Monat
Marvin Pollock
Marvin Pollock

Only really inaccurate thing in this video: Since when do authorities try to avoid using tear gas? I always carry around something to help people when covering any protests etc. Last time I had to take care of literal children that got fired at with tear gas and control grenades. And it was not even an "extreme" protest. Completely legal, completely peaceful.

Vor 9 Tage
katthefantastic
katthefantastic

I was in my 20's when this show was on and omg it was so crazy how much they got away with.

Vor Monat
Oikawas flat ass
Oikawas flat ass

“Most people don’t even cut their feet…” sir I have 6 scars from from stepping in broken glass.

Vor 2 Tage
Kelsey Bergen
Kelsey Bergen

As a surgical nurse, the leeches intrigued me the most. I have used them in wound care for reattaching fingers and toes, as well as for flaps that aren’t getting the best blood flow. The trick to getting them to attach to the dying tissue if they won’t (they sometimes squirm out of your hands and try and squirm to an area of better circulation) is you use a lancet for checking blood sugar, poke the skin at the most distal portion where you want the leech, then it’ll attach. Works every time! If you’re using more than one leech I do most distal and then near the attachment site.

Vor Monat
NecrochildK
NecrochildK

@V To keep tissues healthy yes. Maggots are used in other types of procedures as well. Leeches are no longer used for blood letting procedures though, also known as therapeutic phlebotomy, it's done the same way as donating blood.

Vor Monat
NecrochildK
NecrochildK

That's rather cool to learn. Thank you for sharing that. XD They still gross me out, but I still find all sorts of medical stuff fascinating. My Dad was a veterinarian and I've been through my own medical hell of half a lifetime of health problems, so I've got a strong grasp on a lot of these things and a deep interest.

Vor Monat
John Lucas
John Lucas

@V Because it helps to get blood flowing to a region where it is needed for regeneration(?) of tissue. Saw this on tv maybe more than a decade ago. Like getting water to very dry land.

Vor Monat
Mārtiņš Markss
Mārtiņš Markss

@V Yes, leeche's therapy is pretty good tough not on all people they do magic wonders but they can cure people as well! Also bee sting therapy works good too

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Mia_caracal _/
Mia_caracal _/

Ok I will not doing the bees

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CHTech Industries
CHTech Industries

So, heres something; while dangerous, elevrtic eels can be touched, especialy if your grounded by, say, a rubber mat. Then, if you discharge them, it takes a while for them to fully charge, so the shocks would be weaker. Also, they’re fish, not eels

Vor Tag
Mr Moon
Mr Moon

My best friend has rats as pets (10 in total atm and he always has them out and about; running around his room, his bed, his couch, etc. So I’ve grown a tolerance for them over the years and do not mind touching them). Anyway, the rats on the show aren’t sewer rats/wild rats, they’re most likely from a pet store or breeder, so bathing with them is harmless munis the little scratching and nibbling here n there (oh and they do tickle. A. LOT!

Vor 2 Tage
ConcernedNoise (ಠoಠ)
ConcernedNoise (ಠoಠ)

Hi Mike. Veterinary student here with a special interest in exotics and pocket pets. While, mice and rats are both rodents. There is a pretty big difference as they are different species. In fact, things like normal gut flora that is present in rats can make a mouse very sick or even kill it. Also they can't be housed together as rats will predate mice. The diseases that wild rats carry are quite different from the ones that are used in labs or as pets. Domestic rats have been bred since the 1700s, so they're quite far removed from their wild cousins. Some common diseases that domestic rats can carry are generally not zoonotic. However, there are a few that are. Rat bite fever is the most common, But it usually occurs when there is poor husbandry or poor living conditions or an infected rat has been introduced to a non-infected population. Hantavirus can happen but it's generally quite rare. Most zoonotic diseases that domestic rats can carry are usually contracted from exposure to wild rats or rats kept in poor conditions.

Vor Monat
JudgeReg Do'Urden
JudgeReg Do'Urden

Won me over with this one, love these reactions of yours

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Engineer02
Engineer02

I would actually love to try escaping that underwater box. Im a scuba diver and one time the first stage of my regulator must have frozen up at around 15m. Had to swim up to my partner and give him the sign, and he immediately gave me his regulator before grabbing his secondary. Even though this was kind of a dangerous situation, we managed it like we were trained, which made it a strangely rewarding experience. The most important thing is to stay calm. The more you think, the more air you use. The other "Challanges" tho... No thanks. They are just tests of courage and/or how much pain you can endure. Just pointless torture to me.

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Nishitani
Nishitani

I FR HAVE SO MUCH RESPECT FOR YOU MAN

Vor Monat
scubageek17
scubageek17

@Engineer02 or you can be like me when I was young and dumb and dive through it anyhow 😬 I now have really crummy hearing at certain pitches, but for some reason, after blowing both eardrums (not at the same time), I can clear my ears much more easily underwater 🤷🏻‍♀️

Vor Monat
Engineer02
Engineer02

I think the pain on the ears is a big misconception about diving. Divers don't endure the pain, they equalize the pressure. If you can't do that, because your eustachian tube is blocked, you simply can't dive. Otherwise you risk serious injury. Listen to your body. I equalize pressure just about every 3m.

Vor Monat
elis lovley paradise life
elis lovley paradise life

that's actually really cool

Vor Monat
Kay Davis
Kay Davis

I almost had a panic attack watching that clip. But I also had a bad experience as a kid, so might be a contributitor.

Vor Monat
RiverLea25
RiverLea25

reba mcentire has said in many interviews and her book that since she grew up on a huge functioning cattle ranch that got tons of bulls often, her family would’ve starved if they didn’t have mountain oysters… for those not sure on what that is they are also called lamb fries and are made when you castrate a bull, take the testis, slice them super thin and fry them. she said they taste like fish

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FireandFeathers
FireandFeathers

The rat scene was a lot less worrysome than one may think. Im a rat owner myself, and those rats were domestic, tame sorts, and thus, wouldnt be carrying all those diseases as long as they were brought up in a safe environment! If theyre well acclimatized with people too, your worst fear would be a gently exploratory nibble or a bit of scratches from their claws. Probably the least problematic of the bunch!

Vor Monat
HaveABreakHaveAKitKat
HaveABreakHaveAKitKat

Aliens: what are the humans up to now? Fear factor: Aliens: wow they really did not think this through

Vor 13 Stunden
Hrp Drp
Hrp Drp

I have only a single gripe with what you said about rats Rats were not the ones spreading plague, it was the fleas, could have been any animal that carried the fleas, but rats were the ones more prevalent as hygiene and trash disposal back then was really bad. Also, those rats are clearly domestic, they wouldnt hurt anyone, and they definatly don't have any spreadable disease. However, they DO constantly pee, Wich can cause other health issues, but for both the human, AND the rats, especially in an enclosed space like that with that number of rats. (I've had pet rats all my life, they actually are really nice animals, and cleaner than what most people think, a domestic rat is about as clean as a house cat, they constantly groom themselves and can be trained to use a litterbox, but the constant peeing is the only thing that can't be helped, they do it cause they are nearly blind and explore their world through mostly smell)

Vor Monat
Oscar V
Oscar V

The fact that he pukes when he sees flies on food yet he's a medical doctor and has seen many injuries throughout his career makes me laugh. 😂

Vor Monat
NgaPham ThangDao
NgaPham ThangDao

@RedRanger science🤓

Vor Monat
RedRanger
RedRanger

@NgaPham ThangDao MY BRAIN HURTS STOP IT

Vor Monat
ClashElement
ClashElement

Exactly what I was thinking

Vor Monat
WWE Hulk
WWE Hulk

@Emanuel Rojas well they shouldn't, they always see much worse XD

Vor Monat
Mr opappa
Mr opappa

5:56 you can see the disappointment on his face it cracks me up 😂

Vor Monat

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