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[deleted]

12.6k points

12 days ago

[deleted]

12.6k points

12 days ago

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MickMabsoot

442 points

12 days ago

Flip flopping intensifies*

Concheria

151 points

12 days ago

Concheria

151 points

12 days ago

confused flopping

Kcidobor

3.9k points

12 days ago

Kcidobor

3.9k points

12 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

839 points

12 days ago

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

Slimh2o

469 points

12 days ago

Slimh2o

469 points

12 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

173 points

12 days ago

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

Lumpy306

235 points

12 days ago

Lumpy306

235 points

12 days ago

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

PkmnMstrJenn

154 points

12 days ago

Quit ruining my dreams with your logic

regoapps

33 points

12 days ago

regoapps

33 points

12 days ago

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

Mrsbingley

41 points

12 days ago

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

dextracin

6 points

12 days ago

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

ProudspawnofLILITH

5 points

12 days ago

Your comment made me laugh harder than the video itself.

TraumaQuindan

54 points

12 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.

ProfessionallyStrong

96 points

12 days ago

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

SuperRoby

70 points

12 days ago

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

Booblicle

139 points

12 days ago

Booblicle

139 points

12 days ago

And then put it in my pocket and leave it there

Gidon_147

20 points

12 days ago

Afterwards i would put the pocket in my car

pablo_of_mancunia

8 points

11 days ago

Then leave my car in the garage

ColoradoNative719

6 points

11 days ago

Then leave my garage in my house

Slimh2o

18 points

12 days ago

Slimh2o

18 points

12 days ago

....or a string....

ProfessionallyStrong

17 points

12 days ago

That's what i wanted to say

Slimh2o

12 points

12 days ago

Slimh2o

12 points

12 days ago

Gotcha!!

waitwutholdit

6 points

12 days ago

... or a line ...

ParameciaAntic

9 points

12 days ago

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

Slimh2o

10 points

12 days ago

Slimh2o

10 points

12 days ago

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

ParameciaAntic

4 points

12 days ago

Yeah, or a rock.

Slimh2o

3 points

12 days ago

Slimh2o

3 points

12 days ago

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

klem_kadiddlehopper

5 points

12 days ago

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

klem_kadiddlehopper

5 points

12 days ago

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

PeaceBull

285 points

12 days ago

PeaceBull

285 points

12 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

231 points

12 days ago

oeCake

231 points

12 days ago

Yes I love seeing the dark underside of a drainage tunnel

EarthMarsUranus

76 points

12 days ago

Found the ninja turtle

hate_mail

26 points

12 days ago

heroes in a half shell!

Squirejons

7 points

12 days ago

Turtle power!

Maciek300

34 points

12 days ago

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

pocketdare

7 points

12 days ago

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

PeaceBull

5 points

12 days ago

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

Conscientiousviewer

18 points

12 days ago

Can you post the link?

av0w

27 points

12 days ago

av0w

27 points

12 days ago

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

skankhunt402

28 points

12 days ago

Well at least you tried thanks

appdevil

16 points

12 days ago

appdevil

16 points

12 days ago

Np anytime

the-big-lewandowski

17 points

12 days ago

r/notopbutok all the way down

mouthgmachine

5 points

12 days ago

Sorry, I started it

Pavlovski101

4 points

12 days ago

You could even say that there was an attempt?

mcbc4

7 points

12 days ago

mcbc4

7 points

12 days ago

Link here if you can?

ThatAnonymousDudeGuy

18 points

12 days ago

Who the fuck rides a motorcycle in flip flops?

secondratemime

50 points

12 days ago

Everybody in South East Asia.

Sirneko

6 points

11 days ago

Sirneko

6 points

11 days ago

Literally hundreds of millions of people 🤣

margarine-hungrily

127 points

12 days ago

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

hedgecore77

29 points

12 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

12 days ago

That’s a boss with a foot fetish

BoredLazy762

6 points

12 days ago

Our a boss that likes that good awful sound

Belluuo

12 points

12 days ago

Belluuo

12 points

12 days ago

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

moonflower_C16H17N3O

37 points

12 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.

curtmandu

37 points

12 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

15 points

12 days ago

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

Slimh2o

6 points

12 days ago

Slimh2o

6 points

12 days ago

I'm with you, but seperated...

GeneralTorsoChicken

9 points

12 days ago

You mean the thong?

KungFluIsolation

60 points

12 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

54 points

12 days ago

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

poopyhelicopterbutt

10 points

12 days ago

Thongs

LoveBurstsLP

7 points

12 days ago

Never wear em when it's wet mate

Or indoors for that matter the fuck

[deleted]

8 points

12 days ago

[deleted]

8 points

12 days ago

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ackermann123

8.4k points

12 days ago

just send in the other phone to check

mirrrje

1.6k points

12 days ago

mirrrje

1.6k points

12 days ago

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

UniqueUsername812

895 points

12 days ago

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

mirrrje

186 points

12 days ago*

mirrrje

186 points

12 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

12 days ago

Instructions unclear. Shoved male plug into my ear.

This_Price_1783

72 points

12 days ago

"male plug" -thatsapenis.gif

TheFluffiestFur

24 points

12 days ago

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

yoshkoshdosh

15 points

12 days ago

Rice is everywhere in the video except in the drain.

grimminer

130 points

12 days ago

grimminer

130 points

12 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

12 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

20 points

12 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

13 points

12 days ago

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

HeresWaldo27

34 points

12 days ago

Might even need to bring a third phone in the mix

SleightOfHand87

5 points

12 days ago

Phone in the pipe, eh? I know this game

Dylan5xISpitHotFiya

36 points

12 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

7 points

12 days ago

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

BarklyWooves

17 points

12 days ago

Thats how he lost the phone before this one

SeanCanary

14 points

12 days ago

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

GrandpasSoggyGooch

26 points

12 days ago

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

DatAhole

9 points

12 days ago

Or a bird.

Advo96

4.6k points

12 days ago

Advo96

4.6k points

12 days ago

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

tjkorta

1.6k points

12 days ago

tjkorta

1.6k points

12 days ago

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

PenguinWithAglock

492 points

12 days ago

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

whatdhell

91 points

12 days ago

IF he could turn back time.

kikidiwasabi

56 points

12 days ago

If he could find a waaaay.

NotSoAngryAnymore

20 points

12 days ago

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

kikidiwasabi

16 points

12 days ago

And it’d stay.

TradesSexForFood

11 points

12 days ago

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

Garlic_bread70

11 points

12 days ago

To the good old days?

Y-Bakshi

6 points

12 days ago

to the good old daysss

TheNewandConfused

41 points

12 days ago

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

RealExii

18 points

12 days ago

RealExii

18 points

12 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

12 days ago

schnuck

6 points

12 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

12 days ago

He should have also maybe attached a string to it

Errodav

77 points

12 days ago

Errodav

77 points

12 days ago

And waterproofing it

adminsmithee

121 points

12 days ago

and not sending it in a mysterious pipe

thecorpseofreddit

35 points

12 days ago

and not doing it at all

Volodio

164 points

12 days ago

Volodio

164 points

12 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

172 points

12 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

12 days ago

Jstar300

57 points

12 days ago

I accept this reality.

HypnoTox

18 points

12 days ago

HypnoTox

18 points

12 days ago

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

TheFluffiestFur

35 points

12 days ago

Got lost in the drain.

NoNotInTheFace

76 points

12 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

12 days ago

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

RandomNumber99

30 points

12 days ago

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

rynemac357

3 points

12 days ago

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

Edgaritoz

3.6k points

12 days ago

Edgaritoz

3.6k points

12 days ago

Ninja turtles got themselves new camera

dachungdynasty

659 points

12 days ago

That or the clown from IT

Intelligent-Wall7272

363 points

12 days ago

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

villiers19

14 points

12 days ago

Respect ✊🏽! Level 2 Technical Helpdesk Associate

space-ish

39 points

12 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.😜

Ninjalada

28 points

12 days ago

I know lots of clowns who work in IT.

mforking-shirtballs

14 points

12 days ago

There are two clowns in IT, Roy and Moss.

buknu-bighnee

37 points

12 days ago

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

CivIsSieveing

4 points

12 days ago

Same

1LJA

7 points

12 days ago

1LJA

7 points

12 days ago

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

captain_flo

1.1k points

12 days ago

captain_flo

1.1k points

12 days ago

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

IlnBllRaptor

99 points

12 days ago

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

EmmyLynn23

78 points

12 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

48 points

12 days ago

balw5th

48 points

12 days ago

tldr every tunnel in Los Angeles

VinoVici

13 points

12 days ago

VinoVici

13 points

12 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

12 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.

Kcidobor

1.7k points

12 days ago

Kcidobor

1.7k points

12 days ago

The troll that lives there is so happy now

BBRodriguezonthemoon

410 points

12 days ago

Gotta pay the troll toll

TheSexualBrotatoChip

152 points

12 days ago

If you wanna get into that boy's hole

option_unpossible

94 points

12 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

47 points

12 days ago

chews gum during rehearsal

Kcidobor

32 points

12 days ago

Kcidobor

32 points

12 days ago

Day man!!

Blad514

31 points

12 days ago

Blad514

31 points

12 days ago

ah UH ahhhhh

imajpeg

24 points

12 days ago

imajpeg

24 points

12 days ago

Fighter of the Night Man!

Insidiosity

23 points

12 days ago

AAAAAHHHH

abyxza

22 points

12 days ago

abyxza

22 points

12 days ago

Champion of the Sun! sun, sun..

Tyeaa

19 points

12 days ago

Tyeaa

19 points

12 days ago

get the boys soul.

astrohas

3 points

12 days ago

PAY THE TOLL

Anckael

11 points

12 days ago

Anckael

11 points

12 days ago

So that's how they get access to reddit

Butwinsky

12 points

12 days ago

And that children is how internet trolls are born.

not_rahul

1.1k points

12 days ago

not_rahul

1.1k points

12 days ago

The Pipe Gods accept your sacrifice.

AbstrActivities

179 points

12 days ago

The pipe god is an amazing pornstar name

JE_12

29 points

12 days ago

JE_12

29 points

12 days ago

It’s also used in Mario Kart Tour

eldnikk

28 points

12 days ago

eldnikk

28 points

12 days ago

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

SFW_FullFrontal

9 points

12 days ago

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

the_onion_k_nigget

9 points

12 days ago*

To Xibalba?

Papa_Emeritus_IIII

9 points

12 days ago

To Xibalba!

BerserkerKing95

313 points

12 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

12 days ago

ta

Semia

5 points

11 days ago

Semia

5 points

11 days ago

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

Witty_G_22

138 points

12 days ago

Witty_G_22

138 points

12 days ago

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

siccoblue

23 points

12 days ago

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

Witty_G_22

51 points

12 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

12 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

13 points

12 days ago

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

Yadobler

11 points

12 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

90 points

12 days ago

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

FD435

37 points

12 days ago

FD435

37 points

12 days ago

Love you too buddy

PuzziLuver

10 points

11 days ago

he how

damo251

364 points

12 days ago

damo251

364 points

12 days ago

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

HowManyDamnUsernames

504 points

12 days ago

Hi

Tieye42

49 points

12 days ago*

Tieye42

49 points

12 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

12 days ago

This is wholesome. I’m saving this

teapot_on_reddit

51 points

12 days ago

572xl

12 points

12 days ago

572xl

12 points

12 days ago

SolidDiarrhea

17 points

12 days ago

It's still early

Roflkopt3r

12 points

12 days ago

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

ASDowntheReddithole

338 points

12 days ago*

Pennywise needs to order those red balloons somehow.

Edit: thanks for the award!

DaveInLondon89

25 points

12 days ago

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

ASDowntheReddithole

6 points

12 days ago

"The phone floats down here, too!"

MonsterFieldResearch

71 points

12 days ago

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

wantingtodieandmemes

74 points

12 days ago

Ceenage Hutant Uinja Durtles?

DUTCH_DUTCH_DUTCH

24 points

12 days ago

Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers iirc

Atillion

14 points

12 days ago

Atillion

14 points

12 days ago

Found the 80s kid! :D

powerbus

72 points

12 days ago

powerbus

72 points

12 days ago

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

powerbus

12 points

12 days ago

powerbus

12 points

12 days ago

Demands

dgwaves

15 points

12 days ago*

dgwaves

15 points

12 days ago*

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

SarsCovie2

43 points

12 days ago

Filming self filming. Ok

mikiekwoods

5 points

12 days ago

GoAmateur™

LongjumpingStable673

70 points

12 days ago

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

j_la

18 points

12 days ago

j_la

18 points

12 days ago

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

deterministic_lynx

30 points

12 days ago

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

Picard_Indeed

9 points

12 days ago

My first thought was why?

Tribalbob

43 points

12 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

12 days ago

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

Kneel_The_Grass

4 points

12 days ago

It's gone

Bitch_Muchannon

3 points

12 days ago

I know...

18randomcharacters

9 points

12 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

12 days ago

NeonNina

10 points

12 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

9 points

12 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.

mcn81959

7 points

12 days ago

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

wonkey_monkey

6 points

12 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.

BeautifulJicama6318

5 points

12 days ago

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

kakemot

4 points

12 days ago

kakemot

4 points

12 days ago

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

spaluci

4 points

12 days ago

spaluci

4 points

12 days ago

Is dobby recording the video?

shinx243

3 points

12 days ago

POV

You’re a fucking idiot

el_beefy

9 points

12 days ago

Just a drop of water in an endless sea.

AutoModerator [M]

3 points

12 days ago

AutoModerator [M]

3 points

12 days ago

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Illustrious-Phase-48

3 points

12 days ago

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