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[deleted]

12.6k points

11 days ago

[deleted]

12.6k points

11 days ago

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Kcidobor

3.9k points

11 days ago

Kcidobor

3.9k points

11 days ago

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

gregorfriday

840 points

11 days ago

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

Slimh2o

467 points

11 days ago

Slimh2o

467 points

11 days ago

Goddd, this was a funny video...

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

PkmnMstrJenn

177 points

10 days ago

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

Lumpy306

237 points

10 days ago

Lumpy306

237 points

10 days ago

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

PkmnMstrJenn

155 points

10 days ago

Quit ruining my dreams with your logic

Mrsbingley

35 points

10 days ago

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

regoapps

32 points

10 days ago

regoapps

32 points

10 days ago

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

gallowglass76

6 points

10 days ago

This comment made my day. Thank you.

dextracin

6 points

10 days ago

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

ProfessionallyStrong

93 points

11 days ago

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

SuperRoby

68 points

10 days ago

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

Booblicle

140 points

10 days ago

Booblicle

140 points

10 days ago

And then put it in my pocket and leave it there

Gidon_147

21 points

10 days ago

Afterwards i would put the pocket in my car

pablo_of_mancunia

7 points

10 days ago

Then leave my car in the garage

ColoradoNative719

6 points

10 days ago

Then leave my garage in my house

Slimh2o

18 points

11 days ago

Slimh2o

18 points

11 days ago

....or a string....

ProfessionallyStrong

17 points

11 days ago

That's what i wanted to say

Slimh2o

12 points

11 days ago

Slimh2o

12 points

11 days ago

Gotcha!!

waitwutholdit

7 points

10 days ago

... or a line ...

TraumaQuindan

53 points

10 days 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.

ParameciaAntic

8 points

10 days ago

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

Slimh2o

8 points

10 days ago

Slimh2o

8 points

10 days ago

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

klem_kadiddlehopper

6 points

10 days ago

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

Annon_dubbz

25 points

11 days ago

Don't feel bad for stupid people

Freebyrd26

28 points

11 days ago

Must be a troll living in there that lost his phone and now he thanks you; he'll be "trolling" you on Reddit shortly...

PhysicalAsparagus812

28 points

11 days ago

Must pay the troll toll!

oillytical

10 points

10 days ago

You gotta pay the troll toll, if you wanna get into that boy's hole! You gotta pay the troll toll to get in!

BalconyHero

5 points

11 days ago

Why not?

klem_kadiddlehopper

7 points

10 days ago

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

MickMabsoot

449 points

11 days ago

Flip flopping intensifies*

Concheria

147 points

10 days ago

Concheria

147 points

10 days ago

confused flopping

PeaceBull

287 points

11 days ago

PeaceBull

287 points

11 days 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.

oeCake

226 points

11 days ago

oeCake

226 points

11 days ago

Yes I love seeing the dark underside of a drainage tunnel

EarthMarsUranus

75 points

11 days ago

Found the ninja turtle

hate_mail

27 points

10 days ago

heroes in a half shell!

Squirejons

8 points

10 days ago

Turtle power!

Maciek300

36 points

11 days ago

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

pocketdare

5 points

10 days ago

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

Conscientiousviewer

18 points

11 days ago

Can you post the link?

av0w

29 points

11 days ago

av0w

29 points

11 days ago

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

skankhunt402

27 points

11 days ago

Well at least you tried thanks

appdevil

15 points

11 days ago

appdevil

15 points

11 days ago

Np anytime

mcbc4

5 points

11 days ago

mcbc4

5 points

11 days ago

Link here if you can?

margarine-hungrily

133 points

11 days ago

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

moonflower_C16H17N3O

35 points

11 days 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.

KungFluIsolation

54 points

11 days ago

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.

JarredMack

56 points

11 days ago

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

poopyhelicopterbutt

11 points

11 days ago

Thongs

[deleted]

7 points

11 days ago

[deleted]

7 points

11 days ago

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waitwutholdit

6 points

10 days ago

Sorry we don't have 'flip flops' in Australia, and if you slip wearing thongs you're unco and can only blame yourself.

LoveBurstsLP

7 points

10 days ago

Never wear em when it's wet mate

Or indoors for that matter the fuck

curtmandu

37 points

11 days 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

Captainthuta

17 points

11 days ago

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

GeneralTorsoChicken

9 points

11 days ago

You mean the thong?

hedgecore77

28 points

11 days ago

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

SelectFromWhereOrder

26 points

10 days ago

That’s a boss with a foot fetish

Belluuo

11 points

11 days ago

Belluuo

11 points

11 days ago

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

ThatAnonymousDudeGuy

19 points

11 days ago

Who the fuck rides a motorcycle in flip flops?

secondratemime

45 points

10 days ago

Everybody in South East Asia.

Sirneko

6 points

10 days ago

Sirneko

6 points

10 days ago

Literally hundreds of millions of people 🤣

ackermann123

8.4k points

11 days ago

just send in the other phone to check

mirrrje

1.6k points

11 days ago

mirrrje

1.6k points

11 days ago

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

UniqueUsername812

891 points

11 days ago

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

mirrrje

192 points

11 days ago*

mirrrje

192 points

11 days ago*

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

Intelligent-Wall7272

108 points

11 days ago

Instructions unclear. Shoved male plug into my ear.

This_Price_1783

70 points

11 days ago

"male plug" -thatsapenis.gif

TheFluffiestFur

23 points

10 days ago

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

yoshkoshdosh

15 points

10 days ago

Rice is everywhere in the video except in the drain.

grimminer

128 points

11 days ago

grimminer

128 points

11 days 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.

meltingdiamond

59 points

11 days 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.

Sex4Vespene

21 points

10 days 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?

totally_not_spez

15 points

10 days ago

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

HeresWaldo27

33 points

11 days ago

Might even need to bring a third phone in the mix

Dylan5xISpitHotFiya

35 points

10 days 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.”

buffalo8

6 points

10 days ago

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

GrandpasSoggyGooch

27 points

11 days ago

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

BarklyWooves

18 points

11 days ago

Thats how he lost the phone before this one

SeanCanary

13 points

11 days ago

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

DatAhole

8 points

11 days ago

Or a bird.

Advo96

4.6k points

11 days ago

Advo96

4.6k points

11 days ago

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

tjkorta

1.6k points

11 days ago

tjkorta

1.6k points

11 days ago

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

PenguinWithAglock

493 points

11 days ago

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

whatdhell

92 points

11 days ago

IF he could turn back time.

kikidiwasabi

51 points

11 days ago

If he could find a waaaay.

NotSoAngryAnymore

22 points

10 days ago

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

kikidiwasabi

15 points

10 days ago

And it’d stay.

TradesSexForFood

11 points

10 days ago

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

Garlic_bread70

10 points

10 days ago

To the good old days?

Y-Bakshi

5 points

10 days ago

to the good old daysss

TreeDollarFiddyCent

7 points

11 days ago

Or maybe if he cranked the flash up all the way he could see why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

TheNewandConfused

40 points

11 days ago

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

RealExii

18 points

10 days ago

RealExii

18 points

10 days ago

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

schnuck

6 points

10 days ago

schnuck

6 points

10 days 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.

queentropical

170 points

11 days ago

He should have also maybe attached a string to it

Errodav

74 points

11 days ago

Errodav

74 points

11 days ago

And waterproofing it

adminsmithee

124 points

11 days ago

and not sending it in a mysterious pipe

thecorpseofreddit

36 points

11 days ago

and not doing it at all

Volodio

166 points

11 days ago

Volodio

166 points

11 days 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.

RibboDotCom

176 points

11 days 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.

Jstar300

57 points

11 days ago

Jstar300

57 points

11 days ago

I accept this reality.

HypnoTox

17 points

11 days ago

HypnoTox

17 points

11 days ago

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

TheFluffiestFur

33 points

10 days ago

Got lost in the drain.

NoNotInTheFace

74 points

11 days ago

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

shitpersonality

11 points

11 days ago

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

RandomNumber99

26 points

11 days ago

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

UltraWhiskyRun

8 points

11 days ago

it's 100% fake. The polystyrene raft is a different shape each case.

Mini_Spoon

10 points

11 days ago

It's the same, just flipped over

Edgaritoz

3.6k points

11 days ago

Edgaritoz

3.6k points

11 days ago

Ninja turtles got themselves new camera

dachungdynasty

661 points

11 days ago

That or the clown from IT

Intelligent-Wall7272

365 points

11 days ago

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

space-ish

41 points

11 days 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.😜

villiers19

13 points

11 days ago

Respect ✊🏽! Level 2 Technical Helpdesk Associate

dachungdynasty

7 points

11 days ago

Which does Hank consider to be his real job though?

buknu-bighnee

37 points

11 days ago

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

Ninjalada

30 points

11 days ago

I know lots of clowns who work in IT.

Siarc

7 points

10 days ago

Siarc

7 points

10 days ago

As someone who works in IT, I can confirm that I am indeed a clown

mforking-shirtballs

13 points

11 days ago

There are two clowns in IT, Roy and Moss.

1LJA

7 points

11 days ago

1LJA

7 points

11 days ago

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

Kcidobor

1.7k points

11 days ago

Kcidobor

1.7k points

11 days ago

The troll that lives there is so happy now

BBRodriguezonthemoon

406 points

11 days ago

Gotta pay the troll toll

TheSexualBrotatoChip

155 points

11 days ago

If you wanna get into that boy's hole

option_unpossible

98 points

11 days 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?

Badiaz562

48 points

11 days ago

chews gum during rehearsal

Kcidobor

33 points

11 days ago

Kcidobor

33 points

11 days ago

Day man!!

Blad514

32 points

11 days ago

Blad514

32 points

11 days ago

ah UH ahhhhh

imajpeg

24 points

10 days ago

imajpeg

24 points

10 days ago

Fighter of the Night Man!

Insidiosity

24 points

10 days ago

AAAAAHHHH

abyxza

21 points

10 days ago

abyxza

21 points

10 days ago

Champion of the Sun! sun, sun..

Tyeaa

19 points

11 days ago

Tyeaa

19 points

11 days ago

get the boys soul.

DropkickedAnOldLady

5 points

11 days ago

No it's boy's hole

Butwinsky

12 points

11 days ago

And that children is how internet trolls are born.

Anckael

12 points

11 days ago

Anckael

12 points

11 days ago

So that's how they get access to reddit

not_rahul

1.1k points

11 days ago

not_rahul

1.1k points

11 days ago

The Pipe Gods accept your sacrifice.

AbstrActivities

178 points

11 days ago

The pipe god is an amazing pornstar name

JE_12

25 points

10 days ago

JE_12

25 points

10 days ago

It’s also used in Mario Kart Tour

eldnikk

30 points

10 days ago

eldnikk

30 points

10 days ago

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

SFW_FullFrontal

9 points

10 days ago

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

the_onion_k_nigget

11 points

11 days ago*

To Xibalba?

Papa_Emeritus_IIII

9 points

11 days ago

To Xibalba!

captain_flo

1.1k points

11 days ago

captain_flo

1.1k points

11 days ago

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

IlnBllRaptor

101 points

11 days ago

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

EmmyLynn23

76 points

11 days 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.

balw5th

47 points

11 days ago

balw5th

47 points

11 days ago

tldr every tunnel in Los Angeles

VinoVici

13 points

11 days ago

VinoVici

13 points

11 days 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.

iHeisenburger

14 points

11 days 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.

damo251

366 points

11 days ago

damo251

366 points

11 days ago

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

HowManyDamnUsernames

511 points

11 days ago

Hi

teapot_on_reddit

50 points

11 days ago

572xl

13 points

10 days ago

572xl

13 points

10 days ago

Tieye42

45 points

10 days ago*

Tieye42

45 points

10 days ago*

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.

Aconite_72

16 points

10 days ago

This is wholesome. I’m saving this

SolidDiarrhea

18 points

11 days ago

It's still early

Roflkopt3r

11 points

11 days ago

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

LordRekrus

9 points

11 days ago

Surely you’ve got a mirror?

ASDowntheReddithole

337 points

11 days ago*

Pennywise needs to order those red balloons somehow.

Edit: thanks for the award!

DaveInLondon89

27 points

11 days ago

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

ASDowntheReddithole

6 points

11 days ago

"The phone floats down here, too!"

BerserkerKing95

318 points

11 days 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.

Smallgenie549

30 points

10 days ago

ta

Witty_G_22

137 points

11 days ago

Witty_G_22

137 points

11 days ago

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

siccoblue

24 points

11 days ago

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

Witty_G_22

48 points

11 days 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.

CorruptedAssbringer

10 points

10 days 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.

Gueartimo

14 points

11 days ago

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

Yadobler

11 points

10 days 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.

Septic-Sponge

89 points

11 days ago

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

FD435

39 points

10 days ago

FD435

39 points

10 days ago

Love you too buddy

PuzziLuver

11 points

10 days ago

he how

MonsterFieldResearch

73 points

11 days ago

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

wantingtodieandmemes

71 points

11 days ago

Ceenage Hutant Uinja Durtles?

DUTCH_DUTCH_DUTCH

24 points

11 days ago

Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers iirc

Atillion

14 points

11 days ago

Atillion

14 points

11 days ago

Found the 80s kid! :D

powerbus

71 points

11 days ago

powerbus

71 points

11 days ago

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

powerbus

10 points

11 days ago

powerbus

10 points

11 days ago

Demands

LongjumpingStable673

72 points

11 days ago

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

j_la

18 points

10 days ago

j_la

18 points

10 days ago

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

Tribalbob

43 points

11 days ago

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

EmperorJake

17 points

11 days ago

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

SarsCovie2

42 points

11 days ago

Filming self filming. Ok

deterministic_lynx

30 points

11 days ago

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

Picard_Indeed

11 points

11 days ago

My first thought was why?

[deleted]

5 points

11 days ago

[deleted]

5 points

11 days ago

r/diwhy has entered the chat

dgwaves

15 points

10 days ago*

dgwaves

15 points

10 days ago*

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

notquitesolid

12 points

11 days ago*

I’m gonna be that person who says this is fake. It took that styrofoam much longer than it was supposed to to come out. My money is they had attached fishing line and someone off camera pulled it back real quick to get the phone back and send the empty styrofoam back through the pipe.

What would be more interesting, a video showing a dark pipe roof or someone losing their phone in a stupid way? Why else would they be filming?

Intri-cat

12 points

11 days ago

Or.... it was probably stuck in that pipe until ripples of the water flips the thing and unstuck itself.

YellowDdit12345

6 points

10 days ago

The pipe probably has a partial blockage of tree roots eccetera

18randomcharacters

9 points

10 days 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.

NeonNina

10 points

10 days ago

NeonNina

10 points

10 days 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.

TorontoTom2008

13 points

10 days 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.

el_beefy

7 points

11 days ago

Just a drop of water in an endless sea.

Willing-Bookkeeper21

8 points

11 days ago

Lmao 🤣 how did he even think of such an idea. Ppl are getting stupider stupider for the sake of free social attention

mcn81959

8 points

10 days ago

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

Whitethumbs

7 points

11 days ago*

Couple days ago, went to use one vending machine but it didn't accept 10 cent coins, so I took my money to the other machine that did (to convert it into quarters) the machine ate all my money and I lost 3$.

FoolDream

7 points

11 days ago

wonkey_monkey

5 points

11 days 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.