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happygilmore 12:36 Tue Jun 20
Tourist Submarine missing
Not looking good.

The super rich pay €250k for being submerged in a tiny space under water for days. It wouldn't be on my bucket list even if free.

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gph 10:12 Mon Jun 26
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At least they are unbeatable World record-holders at sardines...

Mike Oxsaw 9:43 Mon Jun 26
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daveyg 8:08 Mon Jun 26

Absolutely.

In fact, when I got my golden redundancy handshake from BT, a trip on Concorde was at about number 5 on my bucket-list (I had some sort of see-how-many-countries-you-can-visit-in-a-month notion that I never followed through on).

I was in the 4th year of my OU studies and reluctant to give those up, so the notion got less and less traction.

Eventually I started my own business and that sort of thing - along with any social life at all - went right out of the window. I just didn't fancy one of those loop around the North Sea at Mach 2 for 30 minutes jobs.

When I got back into a state where I could fly on it, it had, by then, been retired.

zebthecat 8:59 Mon Jun 26
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That's before you get to the sheer heat generated by compressing all the air in the sub in a millisecond.

daveyg 8:08 Mon Jun 26
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Mike
You seemed like a nice boy then.
If 10 years later and you were given a ticket would you have gone on Concorde ?

Mike Oxsaw 7:58 Mon Jun 26
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David L 7:50 Mon Jun 26

Isn't that exactly the process fast food chains use to make tasty burgers out of cows' eye-lids & arse-holes?

David L 7:50 Mon Jun 26
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Apparently, the pressure of 6,000lb / in will cause the bodies to jellify and are extruded through the gaps in the hull.

Enjoy your meal.

Swiss. 7:47 Mon Jun 26
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The Carbon/Titanium shell is tough enough to withsatnd these extreme pressures. But it had flaws as in a bubble. Actually one big one containing 5 people.

They would have been crushed in milli seconds sanwiched together between the outer casing to 5cm thickness.

cholo 5:15 Mon Jun 26
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I'm fairly sure a few on here have paid good money to have their guts sucked out of their japs eye.

Figuratively speaking of course.

Nurse Ratched 4:36 Mon Jun 26
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"...it was a 1 way ticket to having your guts squeezed out your japs eye."


Lee Trundle is perhaps not the most sensitive of obituary writers, but he paints pictures with words.

Lee Trundle 4:29 Mon Jun 26
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I see it as a bit different as climbing a mountain.

You can at least make the decision to turn yourself back on a mountain and walk back down it. Once they were bolted in from the outside in that death trap, it was a 1 way ticket to having your guts squeezed out your japs eye.

Mike Oxsaw 4:10 Mon Jun 26
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Death or Glory, innit?

Matthew Holmes 4:03 Mon Jun 26
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Cheers MPI son

zico 3:51 Mon Jun 26
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Guess it's a bit like why would you potentially end up freezing to death just to climb a mountain? Not the same obviously but I am sure many of us have got on a rollercoaster or bungee jump whilst not after asking to see the latest safety certificate? In this case I suspect the fact that the owner/CEO whoever was also there it certainly places a false sense of security, but like others have said I certainly wouldn't have gone in that even if someone had paid me to.

El Scorchio 2:57 Mon Jun 26
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Or rather, reassurance of the illusion of safety.

El Scorchio 2:56 Mon Jun 26
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Nurse- I'm 100% with you. I think my survival instinct would kick in as well, and I'd just say 'no thanks'. I'm not particularly claustrophobic, but I am sort of risk averse, so I think not. Suppose most of those who went on are those who love risk- hence being so wealthy. Maybe just that mindset.

I reckon though, that there are factors why people would get in. Firstly the huge amount of money they paid, secondly the seeming size of the operation- you look at the ship and all the support staff (clearly why they charge so much to charter that lot) It LOOKS like a very professional and trustworthy outfit in that respect. There's also a certain amount of (misplaced) trust I guess, that the owner of the company wilfully goes in every trip and also that French guy- the expert who has been down loads- and of course the past times the sub did the trip would lead one to deduce it would be ok. It probably gives reassurance of safety.

Lee Trundle 2:52 Mon Jun 26
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I'm not sure anyone with an ounce of common sense would have stepped into that.

Going by the videos from the proper experts, and that YouTube guy just below, there's no way I'd have gone in there.

Nurse Ratched 2:40 Mon Jun 26
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"As an aside- fuck getting into that thing. Literally a cramped bean can underwater, and the bit when you're sealed in. Ugh. Like a coffin being nailed shut."

Scorch. Indeed. I wouldn't even come close to agreeing to do something like that.

I've been trying to work out if I'm an absolute craven coward, or whether the people who have ridden that submersible are lacking part of their survival instinct.

Far Cough 2:23 Mon Jun 26
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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe!

Albert Einstein

El Scorchio 2:22 Mon Jun 26
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Wow. That's nuts when you watch that video in the context of what happened a day or two afterwards. That bloke is so fucking lucky. Imagine how eerie it would be watching that video were he one of them, or i it was one of the five instead of this bloke (yes i know the footage from on the sub wouldn't be there, obvs, but still- all the lead up and the excitement with no-one knowing what's about to happen)

As an aside- fuck getting into that thing. Literally a cramped bean can underwater, and the bit when you're sealed in. Ugh. Like a coffin being nailed shut.

Irons10 2:05 Mon Jun 26
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Footage from the previous dive attempt.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-8U08yJlb8

Russ of the BML 1:48 Mon Jun 26
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Willtell 11:26 Mon Jun 26

Seems like suicide if you ask me. Crazy.

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