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Date: 03/10/09 05:55 PM

61 Responses to How To Escape a Car Sinking in Deep Water

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    Link: How To Escape a Car Sinking in Deep Water - When your car nosedives into a mass of water and you`re left to drown, remember this video and thank I-Am-Bored later.
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    Powernuke Male 13-17
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    March 10, 2009 at 6:17 pm
    Good information.
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    snottydyck Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    watch this teddy kennedy!!
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    That was actually informative!! I`m surprised!
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    iPirate Male 13-17
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    March 10, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    "watch this teddy kennedy!!"

    Ohhhhhh damnnnn

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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    let me guess, wait for the interior to fill up with water and do something drastic...like open the door? is that complicated? it really wouldnt be hard to hold your breath long enough for said event.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    i woulda been much more of a smart ass in this.
    "if you`re not sure which way is up, your a drating dumbass."
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    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    So I would make it out without pants or heels but with my self composure? Hmpf - a man def made this.
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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    that shall be forever helpful... if im not unconcious before i hit the water first
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    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    what part of this wasnt obvious?
    as soon as you hit the water roll down your window and get out.
    if you cant manage to remember something that obvious then you dont deserve to live.
    but if you still want to, break the window.
    if you cant manage either then i highly suggest you give up on life.
    let the car fill with water, feel it covering you completely. doesnt the cool water feel good?
    no? then just open the door
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    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    March 10, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    ultima, it may seem obvious and rational, but panic rarely leads to rationality
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    aero Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    "what part of this wasnt obvious?
    as soon as you hit the water roll down your window and get out.
    if you cant manage to remember something that obvious then you dont deserve to live.
    but if you still want to, break the window.
    if you cant manage either then i highly suggest you give up on life." (cut-off due to space)

    Panic is a powerful thing, things that seem obvious in a calm state aren`t so obvious in a calm state. Like if someone held a gun to your head and said they would kill you unless you told them what 7x5 is in less than five seconds, you just might not make it.

    Also, Mythbusters did this, and they have some counterpoints I believe. Such as if you don`t have a glass breaking tool and can`t open the window beforehand, don`t waste your breath by exerting yourself and trying to open it. Just try and get calm, and try the door handle every so often. It may not open right away, so don`t panic when if that happens either. Just wait and check to see

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    aero Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    my post was cut off...

    Also, Mythbusters did this, and they have some counterpoints I believe. Such as if you don`t have a glass breaking tool and can`t open the window beforehand, don`t waste your breath by exerting yourself and trying to break it open with an elbow, that will require more air to breath and you`ll be able to hold your breath for a shorter amount of time. Just try and get calm, and try the door handle every so often if you do end up submerged. It may not open as soon as the car seems submerged (and you are too), so don`t panic if that happens either. Just wait and check to see that the door`s not locked and try it every so often, it will open eventually and you`ll be able to swim to safety. If you are waiting for the pressure to even out, you could always take notice of which way any bubbles are traveling when you`re still stuck in the car, too, to prevent panic once you exit the car and are running out of breath.

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    IAB is always so relevant, this happens to me at least 3 times a day, thanks!
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    DrRitchie Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    "Panic is a powerful thing, things that seem obvious in a calm state aren`t so obvious in a calm state. Like if someone held a gun to your head and said they would kill you unless you told them what 7x5 is in less than five seconds, you just might not make it."

    dude, it took me longer than five seconds to figure out wut 7x5 was, and there isnt a gun to my head.

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    JimboH Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    Well, my car turns into a submarine (a la James Bond), so it`s no biggie for me. Just the push of a button, really.
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    fillemorte Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    ..um who the hell said windshields weren`t breakable? I know for a fact they are..
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    SlowestMe Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 8:09 pm
    What if my car is in another car?
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 8:09 pm
    NO. I DO NOT WANT ANY CRISS ANGEL FACTOIDS.

    *pauses*

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    Luistom Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    The windows of modern cars are all laminated and really strong so you won`t see a fist shattering the glass like in the movies.. Especially submerged.
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    router52000 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 9:05 pm
    how bout if you dont drive your car in the water to begin with?
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    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    CAR SUNK? TAKE OFF YER PANTS AND POGTFO.

    Next time I drive into a body of water, I`ll be prepared.
    Thanks, Howcast. :/

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    DeeCache Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    i drive with no pants anyways
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2009 at 9:16 pm
    > fillemorte
    > who the hell said windshields weren`t breakable? I know for a fact they are

    Not only ARE they, they are deliberately made to be EASILY breakable, so that (a) you can get someone out of a car in a crash, and (b) people don`t drive around with hundreds of obscuring stone chips in the windscreens.

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    this_be_me Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 10:09 pm
    It`s just means that the windshield would be much harder to break with something in your car, so don`t waste your time with it.
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    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2009 at 10:26 pm
    what the frack did he think i was going to do? really? open windows? wow.
    oh, and remove seatbelts BEFORE attempting to exit the vehicle. this guys a bleeding genius.
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    im2short2die Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    "Not only ARE they, they are deliberately made to be EASILY breakable, so that (a) you can get someone out of a car in a crash, and (b) people don`t drive around with hundreds of obscuring stone chips in the windscreens."

    Yeah, but what would be easier, breaking through the windshield that has plastic in the middle, (this is so it doesn`t shatter when rocks hit it), or the side window, with no plastic in between. Yeah, that`s what I thought..

  28. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2009 at 11:00 pm
    > im2short2die

    Read (b) again. Windscreens are DESIGNED to shatter when a rock hits them.

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    insanmonster Male 18-29
    291 posts
    March 10, 2009 at 11:19 pm
    so here is the deal...
    The front windshields on a car crack just as easily as the side windows however they don`t shatter because they have a sheet of laminate melted in between two sheets of glass. Soooooo this means that trying to break the front windshield would be more difficult because you would have to crack the window and then push through the laminate...So it actually is easier to get out of the side window
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    cman7721 Male 18-29
    618 posts
    March 10, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    DONT WAIT FOR THE PRESSURE TO EQUALIZE!!! they disproved that theory on top gear. search it on youtube, just GET OUT!
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    jamesuyt Male 13-17
    680 posts
    March 10, 2009 at 11:31 pm
    Okay, now where`s the sequel:

    "How To Get Your Whole Family Out of a Car Sinking in Deep Water"

    Yeah... that sounded better in my head.

    P.S. Will probably come in handy, cars should be sold together with one of those window-breaker things, seems like a good idea.

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    March 10, 2009 at 11:42 pm
    "Okay, now where`s the sequel:
    "How To Get Your Whole Family Out of a Car Sinking in Deep Water""

    And the sequel to that "How to collect life insurance"

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    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2009 at 12:48 am
    Will this work if you drive your car into a bowl of soup?
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    ometatherion Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2009 at 1:01 am
    yeah, sure, break the window with your elbow, that will work
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    Codmily Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 1:45 am
    Good to know... so I don`t die.
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 1:56 am
    Pfft. My car has flippers.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 2:08 am
    primetimekin. I`d actually like to see those ones. this video was kinda logical and straightforward, but i`d like to see a video which tells me how to choose which person to save first lol :-P
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 3:56 am
    wehn making an exit from a sinking car say your prayers this will hopefully cause you to experience god one last time before youre swimming with the fishes
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    dreddloxx Male 70 & Over
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    March 11, 2009 at 4:01 am
    Excellent advice there,but you are still screwed if you can`t swim...:(
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    boogersunite Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2009 at 4:26 am
    by far the most practical thing learned today cause quadratics sure won`t help when i drive into lake
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    Morteyur Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 5:37 am
    Yay criss angel did that...shame he didnt drown. hes a drating douche. Seriously.
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    fknloser Male 30-39
    418 posts
    March 11, 2009 at 7:02 am
    a 15 year old girl in my town went off road after big rain into a drainage ditch 2 days ago. she called her mom and friends and police saying the water was rising and she was stuck. Cops didn`t find her car for an hour. Obviously she didn`t make it
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    Backfat Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2009 at 8:00 am
    Myth Busters proved all of this information to be 100% correct.
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 8:14 am
    "you are still screwed if you can`t swim"
    If you can`t swim, you would have never lived a full life anyway.
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    rodrigorenzo Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 8:30 am
    THANX IAMBORED I WOULDNT THINK ANY ONE THESE BY MYSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    tomahawkjam Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 9:18 am
    hmm, lets see, open window or door, and get out. will i be able to remmeber that...
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    speedsta Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 9:27 am
    thank you iab, i salute you
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 9:53 am
    "Myth Busters proved all of this information to be 100% correct."

    I would never have guessed that to escape from a sinking car you would need to actually get out!

    All those wasted years playing escape the room games taught me to collect as many items from under the seat and ashtray to later assembly them into a tool to help me escape, who knew it was this easy!

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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    March 11, 2009 at 10:12 am
    Driving in sttiletos?
    And thanks, IAB, this information will probably save my life countless times XD
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    srgkoala Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 11:21 am
    Great, now if we could only get a similar video explaining how to get fancylad to stop displaying the contents of his hard drive.
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    CaptainHoogu Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    "I would never have guessed that to escape from a sinking car you would need to actually get out!"

    oh wow, I lol`d so hard

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    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
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    March 11, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    Don`t aim for the center of the side window... THe bottom two corners are the shatter points
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    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    one of the many reasons i want to drive a motorcycle

    1. you look awesome (or a douche depending)
    2. you dont have to climb out when submerged in water.
    3.you get thrown from the wreckage (joke)

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    DVLDRVR666 Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm
    Criss Angel is a douche
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    March 11, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    Screw Chris Angel.
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2009 at 9:39 am
    "Don`t aim for the center of the side window... THe bottom two corners are the shatter points"

    This is something that bothered me as well.

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    OMGPWNT Male 13-17
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    March 12, 2009 at 11:40 am
    why would u aim for the bottom corners...there is a good amount of window u can`t see thats inside your door, and since the window curves it makes no sense to put force on the edges, when the center would be the easiest to break
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    OMGPWNT Male 13-17
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    March 12, 2009 at 11:41 am
    brb going to test it...
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    0shivers0 Female 18-29
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    March 13, 2009 at 12:15 pm
    This makes me feel a lot better. I have nightmares about being in a car sinking in water all the time so I`m really paranoid about it. D:
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    March 16, 2009 at 12:31 am
    I learnt this years ago. I was a huge nerd and bought and read all those Survival Handbooks. You learn so much from those, I love them. How to get out of quicksand, how to collect water, how to basically dodge a bullet, how to kick down a door, run from a mob, get out of a trunk, even how to control a runaway camel.
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    520 Male 13-17
    431 posts
    April 20, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    this will come in handy..
    the mob is after me.
    Thanks IAB!

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