They Call This Thing A Death Pool And For Good Reason -- This Is Too Much

SEPTEMBER 9, 2016  —  By Mike Cahill  
Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill

Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts.

If you're afraid of water, then you probably want to stay away from something called a death pool.

Sounds terrifying, right? Well, not for YouTuber ig: 8Booth. In a recent video, the adventurer goes toe to toe with a death pool in Laguna Beach, California, and comes out on the other side alive. You can check out his harrowing first-person footage in the video below.

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While the YouTuber might call these things death pools, other residents of Orange County, California, call them blowholes.

These unique formations allow sea water to flow under the rocks and rise as the waves come in.

The sensation of being in one of these is apparently quite amazing. You can choose to simply sit there or try to escape under them against the current.

(via Reddit)

As someone with a fear of water, these things look utterly terrifying. Still, I can imagine they're pretty fun for those who are strong swimmers.

 

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