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Places that are great for swimming pools

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Places that are great for swimming pools

Places that are great for swimming pools

Places that are great for swimming pools.You can probably think of lots of places that are great for swimming pools the beach even comically small inflatable pools. But in this video I’m going to tell you about 20 places where you should absolutely under no circumstances ever swim. Why. Because I’m trying to keep you safe. Also they’re super weird and interesting.

Number 20.

like Cara J. Lake Cara J. A lake in the southern Ural mountains in Central Russia has been called the most polluted place on Earth during the 50s when the Soviet Union didn’t really care that much about being super safe with how they dealt with their nuclear waste. Some of that was just dumped into this lake. Some parts of the lake are so radiated that they would kill you in an hour if you stuck around. The Russian government has begun filling up the lake with concrete. So if you still want to go swim there even after hearing this you better get there while you still have the chance.

Number 19.

the Ganges River. If you ever find yourself in India looking for a place to swim you better avoid the Ganges River. The Ganges has become so polluted due to India’s rapid industrialization that over 600 kilometres of it equivalent to 372 Miles are ecological dead zones where life cannot sustain itself. Try not let that life be you human and industrial waste is pumped into the river at a disturbing rate in places. The river has over 70 times the safe limit of toxic chemicals and 3000 times the safe amount of fecal coliform. The Ganges is not only home to a ton of industrial pollution but is also the final resting place for about 40000 cremated bodies every year. So you’d essentially be swimming in a sort of sludge made partially out of dead people. Overall research confirms this causes a greater rate of cancer and gastrointestinal disease among people living by the river. And worst of all since the river is religiously sacred. People disregard the warnings believing that swimming in it cleanses themselves of past sins.

Number 18.

the boiling lake the boiling lake in Dominica is probably what you think it is based off the name a lake that is straight up boiling all the time. This is because underneath the water is red hot magma. Another thing which like boiling water does not sound like it would be fun to touch. While the lake actually looks kind of appealing like it would just be a nice hot spring. In reality the water is roughly 90 degrees Celsius or a hundred and ninety degrees Fahrenheit.

Number 17.

JACOBS Well. JACOBS Well in Texas unlike boiling lake it sounds like it would be a pretty nice place to swim actually. And for the most part it is this spot is known for its crystal clear water allowing you to look straight down and see way further than you would in any other lame Lake. The dangerous part has to do with the spring series of underwater caves and tunnels that lay underneath inexperienced divers who don’t fully understand the risk and specialty equipment needed for cave diving in places like this have underestimated the challenge of Jacob’s well at their own peril. And there have been eight deaths at the site.

Number 16.

the now river the now river is dangerous really even though in the Prince of Egypt everyone is just chilling in there and leaving babies around. Yes in reality the Nile is full of now crocodiles who use the clouded water to hide from their prey. Every year hundreds of people are attacked by now crocodiles in sub-Saharan Africa. For reference there are only 16 shark attacks a year in the United States. So to avoid ending up like a wildebeest on the Discovery Channel you should probably just stay on land

number 15.

on a copy. Beach Hana KPI beach in Hawaii is absolutely not where you want to go on your vacation. It may look like any other pristine Hawaiian beach where you can go surfing and wear a grass skirt and whatever. But this is a trap. Underneath there are very strong rip tides that have led to 80 confirmed deaths. The beach is so dangerous that there’s even a sign with a death toll marked on it to scare potential swimmers away.

Number 14.

Bubbly Creek Bubbly Creek sounds like a pretty nice place. It reminds me of something that would be in the Lord Of The Rings but in the shire not more door or in reality Bubbly Creek is the worst part of the Chicago River. The nearby Union stockyard dumped blood manure urine and various body parts into the river for over 100 years. The bubbles are a result of the decomposing meat since the river’s other population has made sure that there’s little life in the river to decompose things. One study found that the layer of animal remains at the bottom of the creek is three feet thick.

Number 13.

same as in whole the same medicine hole has been described as a black silty hole of death. It is the deepest diving site in the Gulf of Thailand with a depth of 280 feet. If you really want to dive into this black silty hole of death you’re going to have to deal with strong currents. Oil tankers passing through poor visibility and barracuda. The U.S. Navy also used to use the site as an ammunition dump. So there’s always the possibility of bumping into the wrong thing and just blowing yourself up.

Number 12.

Eagle’s Nest sinkhole. If you were to stand next to Eagle’s Nest sinkhole in Florida you would probably think that it was just a pond. However if you were to actually dive down you would see the chef. At least to underwater passages and rooms bigger than football fields. The deepest point is three hundred and ten feet below the surface. In 1999 it was actually closed due to 10 deaths. It reopened in 2003 because some people just cannot stop themselves from diving into underwater caves. The caves are home to this now infamous and genuinely spooky sign.

Number 11.

Hebrew falls. While I would like to be able to warn you about the specific dangers of who falls in Hawaii it is actually not known what they are. Several people have drowned there but nobody actually knows why. Witnesses reported people swimming perfectly normally and then suddenly panicking and going under. Their bodies weren’t seen until they were pulled up from the bottom dead. Some have blamed the mystic water spirit move. Others speculate that there’s just a whirlpool of some kind.

Number 12.

the Amazon basin. There are so many reasons you shouldn’t go swimming in the Amazon basin. You’ve got anacondas which can stay under water for 10 minutes. You’ve got red belly piranhas which could tear you to shreds. You’ve got electric eels which can shock you with 600 volts which for reference is five times stronger than what you would get from the standard U.S. wall socket. While you’ve probably heard of those things you may not have heard of candy brew which are tiny fish that swim up your urinal tube. What more reason do you need to never set foot in this water people.

Number 9.

Lake Victoria Lake Victoria in Africa looks like what you would expect a lake to look like. But this is one of the most dangerous bodies of water on the planet with an average of 5000 deaths every year. Lake Victoria is so deadly because it has its own mini climate which causes the weather to change from Pleasant to severe in a very short amount of time. Local people have few options other than to try to make a living fishing on the lake and the unpredictable weather often capsize as boats leaving them with miles of storm between themselves and the shore

number 8.

Horseshoe Lake. It’s not the water itself in Horseshoe Lake California that makes it so dangerous. But you’d be able to tell that something was up way before you ever get to the shore because you notice that the lake is surrounded by a hundred acres of dead trees. A series of earthquakes in 1989 and 1990 caused dangerous levels of carbon monoxide to escape from the Earth’s surface and into the air. The area is actually for the most part safe. However the levels of gas can fluctuate without warning and there have been several asphyxiation fatalities.

Number 7.

Rio Tinto RIO TINTO in Spain at least looks as dangerous as it actually is. The water is blood red due to 5000 years of mining pollution. So hopefully you’ll be scared off before you even dip your toe in it. The river is extremely acidic and in fact is such a strange environment that scientists study it because it is thought to be similar to the conditions on Jupiter’s moon Europa.

Number 6.

gains by gains by South Africa didn’t get the nickname Shark Alley for nothing. Obviously you should not be swimming anywhere that is called Shark Alley unless you are a crazy person. They have so many sharks there in fact that it’s become a tourist destination for the only semi crazy activity of cage diving with the sharks. If you’re looking for sharks clearly this is the place to be. While the United States only has point two shark attacks per every million people South Africa has point fifteen for every million

Number 5

Hoover Dam. You definitely shouldn’t go swimming in any dams to begin with swimming at places like the Hoover Dam is actually a jail offence so your swim could end in you getting arrested. But the more serious reason is that there are super strong currents because it isn’t a normal body of water. It’s a body of water that people made to make electricity. Does that sound like a safe place to swim do you. Just a few months ago a Welsh tourist Aaron Hughes was arrested for swimming across the Hoover Dam. Authorities said he was the only person they knew of that survived such a swim as others have been sucked into intakes. But there’s other things you can get sucked into as well like Bell mouth spillways don’t those just look like a fun ride.

Number 4.

serum river the serum River in Indonesia is one of if not the most polluted river in the world. This is largely because five million people happen to live in its basin and people tend to produce waste. Imagine what would happen to a river that ran through your room that you’ve been avoiding cleaning for the past year for instance nearby textile factories. Also consider the river to be a great place to dump large quantities of toxic waste leading the river to become filled with lead mercury arsenic and other toxins.

Number 3.

Blue Lagoon The Blue Lagoon in Buxton Derbyshire has a P H level of eleven point three which probably doesn’t mean anything to you unless you’re a chemist. Well the fact that bleach has a P H level of twelve point six should be a big warning sign on top of being a body of water that’s closer to being released than it is being something that would come out of a tap. It has an idea like blue color from caustic chemicals in the surrounding stones. Despite signs warning people of the danger people could not help themselves from taking a dip in its beautiful waters. It got so bad it had to be dyed black to try to discourage people from swimming in it. If you think about it that’s actually a pretty great idea that a lot of other places on this list could take a note from the lagoon is also home to abandoned cars dead animals and human waste. So yeah dyeing it black was a good decision.

Number 2.

Reunion Island Reunion Island a French territory in the Indian Ocean famed for its surfing has recently become the shark attack capital of the world. Remember back when I said that South Africa had lots of shark attacks because it had point fifteen attacks per million people. Well Reunion Island has eight point twenty eight attacks per million people. The island has seen a record number of 39 attacks 19 of which were fatal while no one exactly knows why the island has become such a hotspot for sharks. It has been speculated that it was due to the creation of a Marine reef that attracted more fish resulting in more food for the sharks. Before I reveal the most outrageous example in this list I’d like to remind you to subscribe to be amazed. We upload amazing fact filled videos every day so don’t miss out on learning some amazing new information. Also hit that Bell icon for notifications on more amazing fact field videos.

Number 1.

the string and the string in Yorkshire may just be the most picturesque place on this list and the least threatening looking it looks like it belongs on a postcard.

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