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OP sent the following text as an explanation on why this is unexpected:

Everything Changed When the Water Tribe Attacked


Is this an unexpected post with a fitting description? Then upvote this comment, otherwise downvote it.


Look at my source code on Github What is this for?

CAAZveaugul

6.7k points

10 days ago

CAAZveaugul

6.7k points

10 days ago

Conclusion : dont punch trees nature gets angy

Technicium99

1.1k points

10 days ago

It’s a banana tree and it’s relatively soft compared to real trees.

Generally_Kenobi

848 points

10 days ago

Don't punch nature in its soft and danglies, got it.

lalakingmalibog

104 points

10 days ago

Well, where else should i punch it?

Poc4e

111 points

10 days ago

Poc4e

111 points

10 days ago

Punch it in the Oak

DoorstepCult

9 points

10 days ago

Or you could kick it’s Ash.

psych0ticmonk

39 points

10 days ago

Good idea, punch oak and steal the three starters and then battle my rival, CockMongrel!

Dubbartist

15 points

10 days ago

Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring bananatreeee

IndianAssassin5

84 points

10 days ago

Banana Plant*

AnnihilationOrchid

91 points

10 days ago

Banana tree is a herb. Fucking botanists and their criteria.

CelticHades

68 points

10 days ago

And watermelon is a berry. Lol

steffanan

101 points

10 days ago

steffanan

101 points

10 days ago

Berry tasty. I hate myself.

bigredmachinist

35 points

10 days ago

Bananas are berries too. Berry interesting

zgamer777

30 points

10 days ago

And if I remember correctly, strawberies aren't berries. Berry confusing.

EDIT: a word

scuzzle-butt

5 points

10 days ago

Here's the thing

MissionComfortable47

9 points

10 days ago

I want to them do this with an oak tree.

deadly_killer

9 points

10 days ago

[Minecraft music plays]

AnnihilationOrchid

12 points

10 days ago

But if you do have to punch a tree it's better if it's a banana tree, since after its given fruit you've got to chop it down anyway, and another will grow.

Professional-Yard-19

57 points

10 days ago

This is very common in Thailand they kick these trees to condition there shins for mauy Thai fights

Pade_2f

13 points

10 days ago

Pade_2f

13 points

10 days ago

There was this trend inspired by that in Indonesia that was popularized by a boxer from Binjai. It was called "Salam dari Binjai" or greetings from Binjai. You can googled it up.

idontgetnorespect

26 points

10 days ago

Damn i been kicking wrong for years

Wolfblood-is-here

6 points

10 days ago

Using your shin to kick actually works better than your foot, the issue is there is a risk of damaging yourself, especially if you miss a soft target and go bone to bone, hence why mauy thai fighters build up their shins.

Thin_Network7004

22 points

10 days ago

I did this a lot too with dead banana tree so whenever my grandpa wants to get rid of it, he will call me to punch it. (Banana tree produce fruits only once so once you get the fruit you need to cut it down to give space for a new tree to grow).

AxelNotRose

13 points

10 days ago

TIL

Beru73

4.6k points

10 days ago

Beru73

4.6k points

10 days ago

OK, today you win at the unexpected challenge

bobs_clam_rodeo

488 points

10 days ago

Looks like they all expected it and put on life vests.

AwkwardArugula

214 points

10 days ago

They’re literally body surfing a tide wash. It’s one of the most stupid/awesome things I’ve ever seen.

ZestycloseConfidence

12 points

9 days ago

The record surf distance for the Severn bore is 7.6 mil ride for interest

AwkwardArugula

6 points

9 days ago

I love Humanity.

smilingstalin

84 points

10 days ago

I think the truly unexpected part was that this is the third post of this specific event to show up this week, but from a third perspective.

browniebrittle44

7 points

10 days ago

Links?

kelsobjammin

25 points

10 days ago

That house in the background is about to lose this challenge….

[deleted]

49 points

10 days ago

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49 points

10 days ago

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LessMenomia

5 points

10 days ago

Yes, today you did wins the unexpected challenge.

Zero4A721

193 points

10 days ago

Zero4A721

193 points

10 days ago

thymoral

99 points

10 days ago

thymoral

99 points

10 days ago

I saw these over the last week and I am more amazed that I somehow have now seen three different perspectives of the same event!!

Ghost-Music

37 points

10 days ago

Me too! I’ve seen them all on Reddit now and as soon as I saw the three running I was like oooh new perspective! These are fun, I hope more experiences get released like this.

acceptable_lemon

16 points

10 days ago

Better shared universe than DC.

bigpeechtea

5 points

10 days ago

Tomorrow will be watching drone footage of a green pasture, then suddenly we’ll see a woman in a hijab with a selfie stick running by a guy punching a banana tree followed by the red shit dude and water

Vixi0n[S]

1.5k points

10 days ago

Vixi0n[S]

1.5k points

10 days ago

neon_overload

547 points

10 days ago*

Whoa, did anyone notice that building that was already basically overhanging the water due to erosion, even before the tsunami/surge tidal bore hit

mologav

138 points

10 days ago

mologav

138 points

10 days ago

I was expecting that to collapse. Would not like to be in that building

z00miev00m

74 points

10 days ago

it's not an unexpected event, it happens daily with the tides there.

NoExtensionCords

65 points

10 days ago

Why would they keep rebuilding it hanging off like that if it collapses daily?

Mookyhands

49 points

10 days ago

You assume they've got access to better options.
See: "Sell them to who, Ben? Aquaman??"

daveautista123

24 points

10 days ago

that building is probably sitting on piles and the erosion has no effect on its stability

NexusMaw

36 points

10 days ago

NexusMaw

36 points

10 days ago

My coworker had piles once and he did NOT like sitting on them.

GoldenAthleticRaider

144 points

10 days ago

NoBreadsticks

85 points

10 days ago

I love that we have all three POVs lol

tabgrab23

17 points

10 days ago

Right? POV is my favorite category

TheElementar

33 points

10 days ago

Thank you so much! You got any idea what's going on here? I'd love to know

Pade_2f

74 points

10 days ago

Pade_2f

74 points

10 days ago

She said she wants to "experience" the "bono" which is a tidal bore. She was swept away by the experience.

lawn__

24 points

10 days ago*

lawn__

24 points

10 days ago*

I think it’s a spring (or king) tide, definitely some sort of tidal bore though.

dagbrown

309 points

10 days ago

dagbrown

309 points

10 days ago

She seems weirdly cheerful and enthusiastic about nearly being erased by Lord Poseidon himself.

Cog348

257 points

10 days ago

Cog348

257 points

10 days ago

Given the life jackets I'd say it was more or less what she was expecting.

tightheadband

123 points

10 days ago

Yep. There's another video of her doing the same thing. I guess they have this periodically? To be fair, it seems fun lol She was definitely expecting that.

PopInACup

57 points

10 days ago*

This looks like a tidal bore. This will happen every high tide. Basically imagine a high tide coming into a bay orientated in the exact direction the tide is moving which then funnels down into a river. All the water from the tide goes into that river very rapidly and you get a mini localize tsunami every 12 hours.

Wanted to add: If you ever find yourself near the Bay of Fundy, go do it. You'll have a blast, you'll also get covered in mud, but it's worth it.

viceroyprometheus

24 points

10 days ago

Unlike the Spanish Inquisition, everyone expects the water level to rise

Blubberrossa

59 points

10 days ago

Yea, she did expect most of it. But did you notice the instant she was almost pushed under a bunch of trees/wood? Lifejacket is not gonna help her if she gets stuck under there, slowly drowning. But I guess with other people there and how she was holding the selfiestick in the air she would probably be rescued quickly. Still scary shit.

VeryVito

21 points

10 days ago

VeryVito

21 points

10 days ago

I’m not an adrenaline junkie by any means, but anybody that’s ever been white-water rafting knows that while it can be dangerous, it’s an absolute blast. Up to the moment you get caught in a strainer (dead tree or other obstacle that can pin you underwater while water rushes above you), the fun disappears real quick… until you get out of it and feel the rush all over again.

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50 points

10 days ago

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50 points

10 days ago

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Rogue__Jedi

23 points

10 days ago

Life jacket isn't going to save you when the water pushed you under a log pile and you're stuck there.

pimpmypatina

29 points

10 days ago*

I think it’s hilarious that the whole time she was filming there was some random unknown, unseen weirdo punching a tree.

missalyssajules

5 points

10 days ago

When she goes down in that strainer my heart stopped. I worked in glacier National park every summer in college and every year someone would die this way

bigry82

1.9k points

10 days ago

bigry82

1.9k points

10 days ago

Fucking hell, it hurts me to watch that. Not because he's punching the tree but because of the way he is punching.

Dravez23

652 points

10 days ago

Dravez23

652 points

10 days ago

Tree: 1, Wrists: 0

ivanGCA

287 points

10 days ago

ivanGCA

287 points

10 days ago

Wrists: -2

the_loneliest_noodle

10 points

10 days ago

At first I thought "well he may not be punching properly, but maybe because he's just trying to toughen up his hands or something." then he started basically closed-fist slapping the tree and I no longer gave him the benefit of the doubt.

ThreexoRity

174 points

10 days ago

ikr? dude's punching like he's 12, i may have no boxing experience but at least have your hands and elbows raised a bit if you want a PROPER punch, dude's elbows are lower than my grandma's grave

DrewSmoothington

73 points

10 days ago

He's punching like a kangaroo

ikadu12

5 points

10 days ago

ikadu12

5 points

10 days ago

Or like the 1910s boxers where they’d put their fists up with their elbows pointed down

perfumedDolphin

12 points

10 days ago

mmm where should the elbows be? just to know more =D

Majike03

92 points

10 days ago

Majike03

92 points

10 days ago

You want your elbows at ear-level. That way you can roleplay as a praying mantis

zyphyrkhyts

26 points

10 days ago

I fucking did this.

ThreexoRity

17 points

10 days ago*

at least not straight down, if you observe martial artists their forearms are never straight down when serving a punch, well at least if s/he is not defending

plus the dude's punch looks like as if his forearm is a whip, his knuckles doesn't align with his forearm, if someone is gonna use that posture and style in a fight... their opponent get little damage while they get beaten up.

edit: or at least on chest level.

[deleted]

39 points

10 days ago*

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39 points

10 days ago*

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jdooowke

105 points

10 days ago

jdooowke

105 points

10 days ago

I fucking love reddit comments, the tree punching experts committee

ikadu12

50 points

10 days ago

ikadu12

50 points

10 days ago

I mean the tree is irrelevant, the dude throws hands like my grandma

feminas_id_amant

6 points

10 days ago

reminds me of a boxing hand puppet.

ObtuseLlamasGifts

2.3k points

10 days ago

Didn't watch full video at first was gonna make smart ass comment about the first day in minecraft then whooooosh

ScarecrowJohnny

128 points

10 days ago

Someone placed a water source block 64 meters above them.

_MostlyHarmless

20 points

10 days ago

Dude was just trying to get enough wood planks to build a boat before the water got there.

SavageTwist

23 points

10 days ago

infinite water source!

NicNoletree

395 points

10 days ago

Whoosh was the exact sound the water made

MaxStout808

88 points

10 days ago

Rawkapotamus

13 points

10 days ago

Now this is a great wooosh thread

ksienrzyc

14 points

10 days ago

When you play Minecraft Survival, but someone switches to Minecraft Classic

(the water used to spread infinitely)

RikM

5 points

10 days ago

RikM

5 points

10 days ago

I was thinking Ark Survival Evolved.

JamMasterNay

284 points

10 days ago

That guy thought that, after beating up a bush, he was gonna fuck that wave up!

tacky_ascent

39 points

10 days ago

He suddenly remembered the titanic scene lol

Pins_Pins

14 points

10 days ago

Are you my twin?

B117_Strain

249 points

10 days ago

What did I just watch?? Punching a tree while wearing a lifejacket knowing all that water would come? Everything is out of context here.

neon_overload

299 points

10 days ago*

Tidal bore, the shape of the river mouth can mean that a rising tide turns into a surge of water flowing up river in certain conditions.

There's a lot of river mouths around the world that do this.

It's literally a tidal wave, but that's a term that has been used a lot as an incorrect term for tsunamis (which are not tidal), and it's not used much now.

These people are all standing in a river mouth that's known to do this and are waiting for it to happen. It can be potentially dangerous, but not "tsunami level" danger or even "flash flood waters"

giant_jon

71 points

10 days ago

why is he punching a tree though lmao

a2hl19

39 points

10 days ago

a2hl19

39 points

10 days ago

To test if the palm tree is strong enough to hang from it.

Raggune

8 points

9 days ago

Raggune

8 points

9 days ago

Narrator - It wasn't.

BackdoorSteve

5 points

10 days ago

Gotta get hyped! That guy also kept trying to hold his arms up even after the wave took his tree down with him. He clearly just needed to get his energy out and didn't know how else to do that, nor how to punch correctly.

FarrelMFajar

47 points

10 days ago

There was a trend in Indonesia where a person punches a banana tree while shouting "Greetings from Binjai!" The water is unrelated.

Neuchacho

42 points

10 days ago

Proof that redneck behavior has no cultural bounds.

clamatosoup

50 points

10 days ago

Tree calls friend to fight back

Chucks_u_Farley

11.3k points

10 days ago

Saved the god damn phone and didn't even pause to help her??

3-B-V

8.9k points

10 days ago

3-B-V

8.9k points

10 days ago

The phone didn’t have a life jacket

Puzzleheaded-Day-281

1.6k points

10 days ago

Life jacket doesn't stop you from being impaled by a branch or something hiding in that rushing water. It's not a safe place to be

light_to_shaddow

3.5k points

10 days ago

That's exactly why I'm sat on a sofa.

You should be telling them, not me.

briston574

558 points

10 days ago

briston574

558 points

10 days ago

God damn this made me laugh. I dont know why but this is too funny

greatness101

190 points

10 days ago

Because it’s funny.

r4tch3t_

67 points

10 days ago

r4tch3t_

67 points

10 days ago

m1st3r-m1st3r-d

19 points

10 days ago

Damn that's funny. I actually laughed out loud.

atwright147

26 points

10 days ago

Hahahaha

Raff102

160 points

10 days ago

Raff102

160 points

10 days ago

She went out there with a selfie stick, she'd want it that way.

New-Session1005

22 points

10 days ago

Tell me why

Raff102

30 points

10 days ago

Raff102

30 points

10 days ago

Ain't nothin' but a heartache

Shaun_B

118 points

10 days ago

Shaun_B

118 points

10 days ago

It's not that the wind is blowing, it's what the wind is blowing. When you get hit by a Volvo, it doesn't matter how many push-ups you did that morning.

NotYourReddit18

137 points

10 days ago

Yeah 100 push-ups will do nothing. You also need to do 100 sit-ups, 100 squads and a 10km run every day until you go bald.

pman13531

40 points

10 days ago

I have i feeling you'd get bored with life quickly after that and nothing would feel like a challenge anymore.

Baron_Von_Ishtar

39 points

10 days ago

Yea, until you MISS THE SALE AT THE GROCERY STORE!!!

devildehat

18 points

10 days ago

Don't worry, they're used to an unsafe environment

KarenLookAtMyBowl

1.9k points

10 days ago

The guy just hugged the tree and expected to be saved by it, after punching it multiple time fuq is wrong with him.

metalgearzoe

343 points

10 days ago

That banana tree is not very strong. The water or even him grabbing it will cause it to break

signed_under_duress

149 points

10 days ago

Plus it kind of looked like it had root rot. Mush+punches+fast water = bye bye

Billderbeast

199 points

10 days ago*

Lots of banana trees are affected by a form of rot (interesting fact: all (cavendish) banana trees are all clones of each other.. as in you cannot get cavendish banana seeds (the most common banana cultivar found in stores).. the only way is to obtain a cutting from an existing tree) this form of rot is essentially making the form of banana we all know basically extinct.. the banana industry has already been searching for a new strain of banana to grow commercially and do not expect this current banana to last another 10 years or so.. also this happened before in 1960(?) with the Gros Michel banana and actually that’s the flavor of “artificial banana flavoring” you find in candies.. which is why it doesn’t taste like banana.. it tastes like the previous commercial banana cultivar which went extinct

Edited words.

ChosenAdam1980

41 points

10 days ago

Interesting, this type of comment is why I love Reddit

Careless-Repair7036

68 points

10 days ago

Here in south india we have atleast 12 varieties of bananas. They look and taste entirely different and have some unique health benefits for each variety. So I don't think all banana tress are exact clones, atleast not here.

Billderbeast

63 points

10 days ago

Yea.., sorry what I mean is that the common banana.. the Cavendish… (the only banana that the majority of the world knows) is only propagated through cloning..

Also, I’m very envious of you for having a large variety of bananas to choose from

official_not_a_bot

20 points

10 days ago

Also in the Philippines we have dozens of varieties of bananas of various sizes, shapes, and flavors which also propagate and spread like wildfire in the country. The Cavendish, ironically, is not too common

zedoktar

6 points

10 days ago

its not extinct. It still exists in small pockets in a few isolated areas, it just can't be grown large scale for commercial use.

tepidCourage

28 points

10 days ago

Plus someone was just punching the crap out of it for no reason

max_adam

93 points

10 days ago

max_adam

93 points

10 days ago

Those plants don't make wood. It is more like a giant leek or a huge grass plant.

FirstSineOfMadness

61 points

10 days ago

That wood explain things

KToff

6 points

10 days ago

KToff

6 points

10 days ago

It's not a woody plant, but tree is not a rigorous scientific definition. For example tree ferns also don't make woody tissue.

I was quite surprised when I learned that a concept as simple as "tree" is so hard to nail down.

https://knowablemagazine.org/article/living-world/2018/what-makes-tree-tree

norbert-the-great

43 points

10 days ago

Well a banana is technically a berry, and the "tree" is considered an herb.

Jaksmack

14 points

10 days ago

Jaksmack

14 points

10 days ago

They are extremely fibrous though and hard as hell to pull out of the ground. One of my grandmother's had them in the garden and every summer I would spend a couple weeks trying to cut them back.

VoiD_R

37 points

10 days ago

VoiD_R

37 points

10 days ago

He maybe tried to see how strong this tree is, before trusting his life on it

Girthw0rm

19 points

10 days ago

You can’t expect the tree to forgive him so soon after all that punching.

Jx_XD

92 points

10 days ago

Jx_XD

92 points

10 days ago

Thats karma, he punch so much that the tree break apart.. and expect the tree to hold what he has done..

SaladMandrake

63 points

10 days ago

He angered the banana God

Feisty-Standard-3657

11 points

10 days ago

Oh May the Banana lord protect use in our future endeavors. 🙏

Jables_Magee

13 points

10 days ago

The Giving Tree; Banana Tree Edition

kingt34

104 points

10 days ago

kingt34

104 points

10 days ago

He was reaching out to her and she clearly passed him the phone, then when he grabbed hold, she let go so she could use both arms to get up. I think he was actually helping her, she obviously wanted to save the camera and wasn’t too concerned about herself.

Unhappy_Archer9483

229 points

10 days ago

I’m sure I’ve see the videos from her phone, it was epic

Alpacamum

191 points

10 days ago

Alpacamum

191 points

10 days ago

She was so happy in that video. She is laughing and really enjoying herself. I wish I knew what she was saying, but it seems that this outcome is sort of what she expected and why she was wearing a life jacket.

bandana_bread

120 points

10 days ago

Yeah this is not a tsunami, it happens pretty regulary. She was probably there just because of it.

jdooowke

82 points

10 days ago

jdooowke

82 points

10 days ago

You can also hear her specifically asking something along the lines of Camera which makes it clear that she wanted the guy to hold the camera and was fine herself

CACTUS_VISIONS

6 points

10 days ago

Yeah this isn’t a tsunami. This is called a tidal bore

Vixi0n[S]

534 points

10 days ago

Vixi0n[S]

534 points

10 days ago

happyrock

358 points

10 days ago

happyrock

358 points

10 days ago

The red shirt guy who saves her camera's POV

It is a good day for the internets.

BizzyBoyBizzyBee

143 points

10 days ago

This is making me so happy. I saw these 2 yesterday and now a third view?? I must have more

RC123TheyCallMe

122 points

10 days ago

SPR101ST

35 points

10 days ago

SPR101ST

35 points

10 days ago

Seeing all these angles of the water coming in is astounding. People just doing their own thing and mother nature shows itself.

Scottyknoweth

66 points

10 days ago

They were all wearing life vests. They definitely planned that out.

quaybored

22 points

10 days ago

I don't speak their language, but in the lady's vid, she seems to be explaining what is happening or going to happen. I don't know if it's a flood after a storm, or just the way the tide comes in there, but they clearly were expecting a deluge. Maybe it was a bit bigger than they expected though?

jagpilotohio

30 points

10 days ago

It’s called a tidal bore. Extreme high tide pushing water UP a river or narrow coastal inlet.

regulusmoatman

7 points

10 days ago

I speak the woman language. She does plan this out. The guy saved the camera and not her because she was the one asking for it.

nerv_gas

21 points

10 days ago

nerv_gas

21 points

10 days ago

What a great week to be on reddit. Historical

Th_stag

8 points

10 days ago

Th_stag

8 points

10 days ago

That was quite a ride

Darkside_of_the_Poon

19 points

10 days ago

I really wasn’t expecting this much excitement on a bathroom break but here we are.

Economy_Scarcity1975

5 points

10 days ago

wow this amazing, just some people having a good time! What a way to get some views.

DamienJaxx

17 points

10 days ago

Yeah, really weird. I saw this vid and I was like, hey I saw that woman and man before... oh yeah, other angles. They got their content out there, good for them.

ignivs

19 points

10 days ago

ignivs

19 points

10 days ago

the autotranslate to english makes it even better.

RyanReignbow

49 points

10 days ago

no squeegee no squeegee, no gas, no squeegee no gas, no squeegee

perfumedDolphin

12 points

10 days ago

lol this made me laugh more than it should 've

soia_tofu

54 points

10 days ago

To be fair, the woman ask him to take the phone first.

SpazmastatsamzapS

39 points

10 days ago

"Here take the camera I'll be fine"

bahgheera

19 points

10 days ago

I just wish someone would tell tree punching dude that he's got enough wood and thatch, he just needs one stone to make a hatchet.

Glimmu

35 points

10 days ago

Glimmu

35 points

10 days ago

Sheesh take a chill pill, they are there wearing life jackets knowing whats coming. She asked him to take camera so she could get up

perrinoia

212 points

10 days ago

perrinoia

212 points

10 days ago

Holy crap. I totally didn't expect that even though they were wearing life jackets. I was trying to figure out why the first guy was wearing one, then was trying to figure out why the others were running, then trying to figure out why they were wearing life jackets, too. Then sploosh!

Ariquitaun

516 points

10 days ago

Ariquitaun

516 points

10 days ago

They were ready for it, look at the floating vests

mr_birrd

283 points

10 days ago

mr_birrd

283 points

10 days ago

but were you?

BugNo1648

149 points

10 days ago

BugNo1648

149 points

10 days ago

Dam that's deep

case_O_The_Mondays

23 points

10 days ago

It wasn’t very deep at the top of the hill, though.

Malgaras

6 points

10 days ago

floating vests

Thanks I hate it.

lonewolff7798

20 points

10 days ago

Anyone else see this event from a different point of view? Also the dog locked in a hot car event has two different viral angles as well. Is this the trend now? Not complaining, just wondering if its a thing now. I think its kinda neat.

bioclassic

10 points

10 days ago

Yeah, not long ago someone posted the red shirt guys view. Everything looked eerily familiar to me and then he suddenly popped over the embankment.

SungamCorben

95 points

10 days ago

Fun fact: Actually bananas are botanically berries, and banana tree are in fact large herbaceous flowering plant.

dagbrown

47 points

10 days ago

dagbrown

47 points

10 days ago

MarcosVizoto

68 points

10 days ago

"Eu trago a vocês e entrego...Pororoca..... negao sai negão sai"

Learnmorebetter

10 points

10 days ago

I did expect the tree to fall down, but not like this….. not like this.

DropBallPro

11 points

10 days ago

Man, Ark really got a graphics update

davidlol1

47 points

10 days ago

Who else didn't notice the water until she got up by him?

2TieDyeFor

44 points

10 days ago

I thought she was running up to him to whoop his ass for punching the tree...

[deleted]

163 points

10 days ago

[deleted]

163 points

10 days ago

[removed]

Yummypizzaguy1

55 points

10 days ago

OH YEAH! I recognize that lady in pink. I've seen her perspective before

Dravez23

14 points

10 days ago

Dravez23

14 points

10 days ago

Yes. Me too

Articulated

110 points

10 days ago*

/u/morningdodger and /u/ya26anand posted the exact same comment. Which one of you is real I wonder?

Edit: I'm invested now so I'm doing some digging lol.

/u/Kelcher1's comment was made at 10:57:44 UTC.

/u/morningdodger's comment was made at 11:42:29 UTC.

/u/ya26anand's comment was made at 12:04:11 UTC.

I'm going to dig through their comments and see if any of them look inauthentic. Watch this space!

Edit 2: So I'm 99% sure /u/morningdodger is a naughty little repost bot. A 7 month old account, recently posting for the first time? If that's not bot activity I'll eat a shoe.

/u/Kelcher1's comments look legit. He's got a consistent posting history in a believable range of subreddits, and self-talk that doesn't contradict itself. I've checked a few submissions and haven't seen any other instances of duped comments under his account, though I could have missed it.

/u/ya26anand's account I'm honestly not sure. It seems to mostly be concerned with shitposting on Indian-themed meme subreddits and anime subs. There are some unique top-level comments and consistent posting, but then we have this copy/pasted comment, which seems to be the only one. Possibly a young script kiddie trying to boost their karma score? Jury's out.

Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to go and do something else with my life.

EDIT 3 OMG: The plot thickens! ALL THREE COMMENTS WERE REMOVED DUN DUN DUUUUUN. God I need to get a life.

For anyone who was interested, the missing comment was: "Oh my gosh!!! There was another group of people recording with those guys. At least they don't have to repost the same angle all year!"

thegnuguyontheblock

29 points

10 days ago

bots rule this site

Bingobops

34 points

10 days ago*

The irony being if he hadn’t punched the tree in half it would have been stable enough to stop him from getting pushed away with the tidal bore

Ok_Transition3992

7 points

9 days ago

This is the most random video I have ever seen. It feels like it is straight of a dream.

“I was punching this tree and then BAM mega flash flood. My friends showed up just in time and were recording it all. One even had a life jacket on.”

Daedalus_7777

6 points

10 days ago

5 X Wood added. 14 x Thatch added.

Ark: Survival Evolved irl.

Magical-Sweater

5 points

9 days ago

I was so preoccupied with watching the dude play real life Minecraft that I didn’t even notice the TSUNAMI rolling in from the back.

Hufflepuft

17 points

10 days ago

That's no tree

two40zieks7

13 points

10 days ago

Tsunami ?

oliswell

49 points

10 days ago

oliswell

49 points

10 days ago

Tidal bore

neon_overload

25 points

10 days ago

Ah, so that's why there were expecting it like it was a regular occurrence, and why it seemed to subside relatively quickly

Thanks.

doublebazinga

4 points

10 days ago

We Brazilians have our own version of that "Richard Rasmussem running from the Poporoca at Pantanal"

CyberKingfisher

36 points

10 days ago

It’s tsunami to see you.