r/dankmemes You asked for a flair and got this . . . You're welcome Jan 21 '22 Silver 26 Gold 1 Helpful 24 Wholesome 23 Take My Energy 2 This 1 Spit-take 1

"Don't worry guys I'm fine!" it's pronounced gif

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u/CochLarq Jan 21 '22

He can physically recover from this, but not financially recover from THAT.

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u/illmarrytheeborislow Jan 21 '22

call an ambulance, but not for me?

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u/Kryptosis Jan 21 '22

For my wallet

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u/BigPackHater Jan 22 '22

Cause its hemorrhaging cash

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u/AuraPianist1155 Jan 22 '22

Bot too

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u/Impossible-Cod-3946 Jan 22 '22

Nice job. Unfortunately this account already posted a scam.

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u/ganibattlebear h Jan 22 '22

This was literally the title of my essay on ambulance bills in freshman year of college

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u/LostInRedditsCheeks Jan 21 '22

As a fellow American, I laughed my ass off .

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u/7888790787887788 Jan 22 '22 Wholesome

Imagine waking up in a hospital bed, then when they ask your name and address(clipboard in hand), you pull the IV out and channel your inner Conor McGregor, knocking out both the nurses with straight lefts and saying "not today bitch" as you run past the doctor and straight out the door

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u/LostInRedditsCheeks Jan 22 '22

“Channel your inner Conor McGregor”

WHO DA FUCK ARE YOU LOL

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u/a_r_y_a_n_ Jan 22 '22

channel your inner Conor McGregor

Ya wife is in me dm's yeah baby

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u/bikwho Jan 22 '22

Just a few broken bones. Not worth to go into massive debt for, just let it heal natty bro.

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u/UsedDragon Jan 22 '22

Rub some Tussin on it and get the hell out of there

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u/The_Good_Constable Jan 21 '22

lmao, that woman right there couldn't have cared less.

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u/TolerateButHate Jan 21 '22

Welcome to rock climbing 😂

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u/mjosiahj Jan 21 '22

Those pads are pretty generous, but watching someone fall lead climbing, those pads just aren’t the same. Make you hurt deep down.

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u/RightMarker Jan 21 '22

He's bouldering not lead climbing

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u/mjosiahj Jan 21 '22

That’s why I said those pads a pretty generous?

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u/JegMarka Jan 21 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

Who uses pads lead climbing, you can’t take them with you on a multi pitch, and if it is a single pitch and your belayer is letting you fully hit the ground/pad on the first clip you need a new belayer

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u/TheRidgeAndTheLadder Jan 21 '22

Obviously no one brings crashpads up a multi.

We hauling mattresses baby

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u/Retbull Jan 22 '22

If you are climbing with that much aid, just take your shirt off.

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u/binaryplayground Jan 22 '22

Bold of you to assume I would wear one while crushing pebble /s

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u/didgeridoodady Jan 22 '22 Wholesome

what the fuck are you people talking about

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u/gsel1127 Jan 21 '22

Who tf is falling on pads sport climbing? Your gym just have a bunch of poor belayers and the staff are like “oh damn there’s the 4th ground fall today… wild”.

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u/cllick EX-NORMIE Jan 22 '22

Yeah there’s one section with jus rocks on the bottom at my gym

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u/Erzbengel-Raziel Jan 22 '22

I think it’s for bouldering.

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u/rgbking Jan 22 '22

I've gone rock climbing quite a bit and you'd be surprised how much of a fall those pads can protect against. It's very possible that kid was perfectly fine after that.

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u/[deleted] Jan 21 '22

When I used to go rock climbing. That’s a very common reaction. Or lack thereof

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u/Maleficent-Read1710 Jan 22 '22

thats the face of a woman who has boys and probably watched all of this predictably unfold and just sighed because she knows young boys need to learn the hard way almost always.

source: young boy that learned the hard way

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u/ImpressivePickle6 Jan 21 '22

I love that calling an ambulance is a threat. Like "imma break your legs then guess what? Imma break your bank account mf"

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u/Bikouchu Jan 21 '22

Calling an ambulance is a bigger threat 🤣

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u/rane1606 Jan 22 '22

I love that calling an ambulance is a threat

#justamericanthings

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u/Dboy777 Jan 22 '22

Where health care is only for the rich

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u/FuzzButtonz Jan 22 '22

As a someone who has done very well for himself financially….I also don’t want to spend $3k on an ambulance

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u/ScotchIsAss Jan 22 '22

Just incapacitate them so they get charged a new mortgage just to wake up and get the bill with no actual health issues. That way they can’t even claim disability and gotta get back to work.

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u/Hellokeithy3 Jan 21 '22

I’m gonna break your legs then call an ambulance

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u/MadgoonOfficial Jan 22 '22

That would be such a fucked up thing to do. Break someone's legs and then call an ambulance for them while they can't escape lmfao. I hope Satan isn't taking notes.

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u/le_din Jan 21 '22

Good god. I was laughing five minutes straight. I might woke my neighbors

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u/jackchickengravy Jan 21 '22

This was me last summer.

Was in a car accident where I had very minor burns from the airbag going off, and when I was talking to the police, they said "an ambulance is on the way right now", and I was all "NO, NO!!!!"

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u/EvoStarSC Jan 21 '22

How did it end? Did they still make you ride in the ambulance or did you run away screaming? I know what I would have done lol.

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u/jackchickengravy Jan 21 '22

They don't make you get in, they just send it over as part of their usual response procedure. No hassle or bill in the end, I just had to sign a form saying that I refused so they wouldn't be liable for whatever happened to me later if my injuries were worse than I initially thought.

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u/Haberdashers-mead Jan 22 '22

Yeah the one time Injured myself snowboarding I couldn’t walk and ski patrol had an ambulance already there. but my dad was like, can you sit up? And I said well yeah. Then he just drove me down to the hospital.

Haha he just loaded me up right next to it.

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u/NoNotHimTheOtherGuy Jan 22 '22

Did the same thing when my brother broke his arm. Nothing sticking out so wasn't going to let my parents catch an 8000 transport bill. Just tossed him in the back seat drove him to hospital.

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u/ProfBacterio Jan 22 '22

I'm sorry, what? 8000$ for an ambulance ride? You guys need universal healthcare ASAP.

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u/skratudojey EX-NORMIE Jan 22 '22

Noooo thats socialism or communism or smthg >:(

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u/infinitude Jan 22 '22

They probably appreciated it tbh. Less bs to wade through.

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u/Mostlymycreepacc Jan 22 '22

It would be amazing (albeit tragic) if someone refused the ambulance and then an Uber pops up and they shout “see ya there!”

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u/RedMatxh Jan 22 '22

Bruh i know it's a serious issue but it's hilarious. Here in germany or back in turkey, ambulances are called for even the stupidest stuff. Still i don't understand how a "first world country" doesn't have free healthcare

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u/Soracaz Animated Flair Rainbow [Insert Your Own Text] Jan 22 '22

This is so fucked.

Aussie chiming in here; every ambulance I've ever been in (and it's been a few) has always been free. Not subsidized by insurance... free.

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u/eamono360 Jan 22 '22

I’m probably wrong here but isn’t that them doing you a favour? I thought you could get exempt from the ambulance fees if you were not the one to request or call them in the first place?

This thread has me tripping out hard, in Australia it’s $50 a year for ambulance cover, super grateful I’ve never had to hesitate to call for one in the handful of times I needed one

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u/Successful-Engine623 Jan 22 '22

Depends on the area you are in. Most people have no idea till they get the bill. It’s either free or 1-2k. Kinda dumb. Where I live my county figures it into property taxes so it’s free. Where I grew up it was 2k ish. Insurance may help but unless you hit the deductible you are SOL

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u/Autismo_Incognito Jan 22 '22

my county figures it into property taxes so it’s free

This used to be how where I lived work, but then I guess they sold their rescue team/department or outsourced it? and now it's expensive as fuck.

Go figure.

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u/ezrpzr Jan 22 '22

And I’m sure taxes went down to adjust for the loss of the previous service, right ?

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

bruh it gonna cost like 2K for a 15 min wee woo ride

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u/kilogttam Jan 22 '22

That's like 4x the price of a 15 minute wee wee ride

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u/Reader-29 Jan 22 '22

My husband got hurt at work twice in the past few years .It's at least $500 minimum each time. Our insurance didn't pay anything either time and the second time we had to argue with his employer to pay for so long that they took it out of our tax return so we had to wait even longer get reimbursed .

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u/wandering-monster Jan 22 '22

Lol. Yeah no in America it's all paid by whoever gets in the ambulance, and it's $2500-$??,???? owed.

If you're lucky your insurance will decide the ambulance was "necessary" after the fact, and if not you owe the cost because of your "unnecessary" treatment.

We're a shithole country, don't move here if you can help it.

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u/S9CLAVE Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

Always always always take the god damn ambulance after an accident. Unless it’s clearly your fault then I guess use your judgement. But if someone hits you, assume it is a terrible injury and take the emergency bus to the hospital even if you are apparently okay. You gotta build that pain and suffering case to milk the insurance company for every fucking penny you can. If you refuse that ambulance it is a harder effort to prove your pain and suffering

Because at the end of the day at court, the attorney for the insurance company is going to ask why “if your pain was so great or your injuries so severe did you wait x hours x days to get it looked at and treated” and when you have to reply, it wasn’t bad enough to justify potential costs. It’s gonna be really hard to sell a jury on your pain

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u/Alexander-of-Londor Jan 22 '22

I really wanna find something to dislike about your comment and then I reread it and while I disagree it isn’t inherently wrong. Just sounds kinda scummy

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u/rickiwwefan Jan 22 '22

i was in a car accident when i was 17, they wouldn't let me deny the ambulance due to my age but i didnt wanna cost my parents that amount of money so i called my dad and told him to pick me up (i was fine just a little cut above my eye from the airbag)

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u/SpiderGyan Jan 21 '22

'Tis but a scrach

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u/Dboy777 Jan 22 '22

Your arm's off!

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u/baqqel Jan 22 '22

No it’s not!

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u/elaborinth8993 Jan 22 '22

Then what’s that then?

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u/shaodynasty808 Jan 22 '22

Tis but a flesh wound

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u/VigilantDog1007 Jan 21 '22

Laugh in european

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u/AntiSaby Jan 22 '22

Laughs in Canadian

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u/real_dea Jan 22 '22

I got a bill for 45$ for using the ambulance in Toronto right before Christmas. FORTY FIVE DOLLARS. Seriously though I think the fee is just to prevent abuse, also it was a workplace accident so I don’t have to pay it.

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u/macnau Jan 22 '22

In Germany we have to pay 10 bucks for an ambulance as a symbolic price. Pretty neat.

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u/Glockspeiser ☣️ Jan 22 '22

I live in NY, I just looked it up and it seems an ambulance is around $550.

The real problem is when you get to the actual hospital. A hospital bed is about $1000 per day I think.

I actually have health insurance through my office, but I still have a $7500 deductible, so I avoid medical expenses like the plague.

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u/Pgrol Jan 22 '22

It’s actually footage from Denmark 😄

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22

Sus

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u/RustyShackleford543 Jan 21 '22

$15,000 per mile....

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u/genasugelan Jan 22 '22

Is...is this real?

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u/superior-cat Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

No, it's around 1k.

Edit: for the entire trip it's not per mile that's stupid.

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u/Tony8987 Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

You must have good insurance or kind local laws. Had a friend take a 10 minute ambulance ride for a nice $3,500

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u/A_Random_Guy641 Jan 22 '22

My municipality has it free for residents.

Seriously if y’all care about it vote in your local elections. They matter the most.

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u/amthehype Jan 22 '22

In India, I had to transport my dad to a different city 900 km away for a procedure. He's on oxygen support. We took a road ambulance since rules around oxygen in commercial flights are iffy. It cost us $800.

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u/s4shrish Jan 22 '22

Damn, that's around 0.88$ per KM, pretty good I guess.

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u/amthehype Jan 22 '22

It's decent. $800 dollars is a pretty big amount for us considering the PPP. It's almost 70% of my monthly salary. But still, it doesn't feel like the ambulance operator was fleecing us.

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u/Slazman999 Jan 22 '22

Probably without insurance. The only time I had to get transported was $1,500 and that was with insurance and about 3 miles. Most ambuli in the US are private companies looking make as much money as possible.

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u/MadgoonOfficial Jan 22 '22

"Most ambuli in the US are private companies looking make as much money as possible."

That's the entire healthcare system.

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u/kitddylies Jan 22 '22

"Most ambuli in the US are private companies looking make as much money as possible."

That's the entire US.

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u/sla13r Jan 22 '22

I got mail from the hospital 2 years after being picked up by the ambulance for some torn tendons. It was 10€!!!! I was astouned that I had to pay for my ambulance in Germany.

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u/polite-1 Jan 22 '22

Ambuli?

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u/Slazman999 Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

Ambulances. Too many syllables and I don't like it.

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u/KodakKid3 E-vengers Jan 22 '22

You’re an innovator

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u/Cavaut Jan 22 '22

Innovi*

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u/McBurger Jan 22 '22

Ambulopodes

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u/jsears124 Jan 22 '22

I don’t even remember what mine was because I was 16 but I know it was at night and a 20 mile drive. It wasn’t a emergency transport though technically so maybe that affects price

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u/AbbiAndIlana Jan 22 '22

I was charged $3k for a wee-woo ride. I have insurance.

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u/AGoodDayToBeAlive Jan 22 '22

My grandma fell and broke her hip about 12 years ago. It was about 15 miles to the hospital. Ended up getting billed for something around $11,000 from the ambulance corporation.

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u/infinitude Jan 22 '22

non-US are hilarious about this. Not saying it's not bad, but no... it's not 15k per mile...

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u/Agitated-Ad-627 Jan 21 '22

uhh question

How did that kid survive?

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u/crazilogan Jan 21 '22

That yellow floor is squashy

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u/Agitated-Ad-627 Jan 21 '22

Oh ok

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u/pandadogunited Jan 21 '22

Even if it wasn’t, people can survive a fall from pretty high up if they’re relaxed.

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u/JorjEade Jan 21 '22

So all I got to do when I'm falling to my death is relax got it

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u/AlmightyBracket Jan 22 '22

I mean basically yeah. Obviously beyond a certain height you're dead no matter what but if falling from any height just relax, tuck your chin and spread your arms out like he did to disperse impact.

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u/Victernus Jan 22 '22

There have been people to survive falls from terminal velocity. So y'know, it's always possible to get very, very lucky.

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u/samson55430 Jan 22 '22

Didn't they hit trees to slow their fall

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u/Zebra-Ball Jan 22 '22

One lady fell on a ants nest and the adrenaline from the ant bites kept her heart beating

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u/thegooniesquad Jan 22 '22

I know he didn’t have time to fall “properly”, but I disagree about spreading your arms out. Bouldering, I was always taught to roll onto your back and keep your arms in. A fall from that height, you should be more concerned with snapping an arm than dispersing impact.

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u/Agitated-Ad-627 Jan 21 '22

Thats the best way

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u/[deleted] Jan 22 '22 edited Feb 19 '22

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u/ABAxStorm Jan 21 '22 edited Jan 21 '22

Truth, I've seen a show about someone who got violently thrown and knocked out from a tornado, slammed on the ground and ended up being fine as their body was relaxed from being knocked out. Bones just flexed instead of breaking.

EDIT: His name was Matt Suter.

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u/Joanisi007 Jan 21 '22

What the fuck that's not how bones work

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u/TheLawandOrder Jan 21 '22

It is. I remember how when I was building a shed I forgot to beat the logs first and they warped because they were still asleep.

Always make sure to hit the tree with an axe a few times so it knows it's being attacked before you build with it

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u/Agitated-Ad-627 Jan 21 '22

Well if it is a show, so that means it might be true or not. Idk. Anyways, if it was true, it would be physically impossible for your bones just to turn into jello

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u/BLitzKriege37 r/memes fan Jan 22 '22

Also his body was spread out when he hit the floor, the force was spread out evenly along his body, not allowing one area to be under too much stress to break something.

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u/blitzkrieg564 Jan 22 '22

The LD50, or lethal dose for half of the population, for fall height is about 48ft (14.8 meters). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1460408616689807

Which is pretty dang high if you think about it!

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u/EvoStarSC Jan 21 '22

squashy floor best floor

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u/RagdollAbuser Jan 22 '22

I've seen them tear out those mats from my climbing gym to replace them and Jesus Christ they are gigantic, you don't realise their a few feet in depth but I guess it's needed to prevent falls like this being dangerous.

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u/Big_J_69 Jan 21 '22

Bro the best part about rock climbing as a kid was falling off the top.

I was a weird kid.

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u/Agitated-Ad-627 Jan 21 '22

Well hey, i wont judge. We have weird stuff inside of us as well

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u/HotF22InUrArea Jan 22 '22

Best part as an adult too tbh

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u/DangerousUpstairs3 Jan 21 '22

What is squashy

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u/fractallyweird Jan 21 '22

made of squash, thats why it's yellow

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u/PbNewf Jan 22 '22

This is bouldering. You never go more than ~20ft high and the entire floor is crash pad. It's a super fun version of climbing that requires a lit less prep, knowledge, gear, etc.

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u/Agitated-Ad-627 Jan 22 '22

So basically its like terraria but the max limit is 20 ft but this is real life so the logic here is the place is terraria but max limit falling from it is 20 ft.

God damn it Re-Logic

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u/PbNewf Jan 22 '22

I have no clue what your talking about but it seems like your getting it...good chat!

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u/Im2oldForthisShitt Jan 21 '22

pure embarrassment keeps him alive

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u/D3ATHfromAB0V3x Jan 22 '22

Step 1: Be a young teenager

Step 2: Squishy floor

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u/Glass_Mousse_9218 Jan 21 '22

He bounces off the floor when he lands on it, floor is trampoline which is why he bounced, therefore he fell on a trampoline and took no fall damage.

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u/Agitated-Ad-627 Jan 21 '22

Dam i wish this happened in games :c

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u/eekozoid Jan 22 '22

Padding under climbing walls is crazy thick. Like two feet of foam, sometimes, and you might even put another crash pad on top of it. I've taken much worse falls, and been fine.

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u/OptimusMagnus Jan 21 '22

This is just a regular part of bouldering. He fell and landed properly. The floor's designed to take the fall.

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u/MeMoses Jan 21 '22

Even for bouldering that is a hard fall. The wall looks like it's 4 m or higher and the kid falls flat on his back, that's going to take the wind out of most peoples sails for sure.

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u/[deleted] Jan 21 '22

my biggest fear for a fall like that would be to bite my tongue...

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u/EthicalBisexual Jan 22 '22

And accidentally swallow it when you jolt in pain

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u/MeMoses Jan 21 '22

Depends. It's better than landing on an extended arm but landing on your feet with slightly bent knees is generally better. This does not look like a controlled fall though so then the best course of action is just landing in a way to not hurt yourself.

Trying to land flat on your back can go very wrong very quickly if you overrotate and land more on your shoulders/neck or not rotate too little, land on your lower back and give your neck a bit of a whip on impact. And it'll knock the wind out of 9 out of 10 times.

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u/Hopafoot Jan 22 '22

I was taught to land feet first w/bent knees, then shift onto your butt, and then lay on your back. Though generally only the first step is needed if you down climb most of the way.

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u/INeedToQuitRedditFFS Jan 22 '22

Sure. But if you spend enough time bouldering, and actually try hard, you're gonna take some weird falls. Generally as long as you don't fall onto an outstretched limb, or roll your ankle weirdly, you'll get the wind knocked out of you at worst.

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u/kro3q Jan 21 '22

when i was 13 i fell just like that from like 3 meters on concrete covered in thin layer of hay

i couldnt take a breath for about 30s and it felt like hours

i tought i was dying there and was frightened as fuck

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u/supernasty Jan 22 '22

If his foot got caught he’d be landing straight on his head. Squishy floor or not, landing on your head from that height is not going to be fun

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u/solaway Jan 22 '22

He did not fall properly, but it also wasn't the worst fall I've seen or taken.

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u/vole_rocket Jan 22 '22

Suppose to land on your feet, squat to your butt, tuck your neck and arms in and roll back. Basically land into a ball and roll backwards.

That said, there's so much padding unless you land on your neck or just with a limb in a really funky position you'll be fine.

Indoor climbing is actually much safer than things like soccer because it's such a controlled environment.

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u/solaway Jan 22 '22

Taking repeated landings that aren't ideal has a cumulative effect on your joints over your lifetime. I should have lead with that.

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u/JorjEade Jan 21 '22

It wasn't the floor I was worried about..

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u/eazygiezy Jan 22 '22

He definitely did not fall properly. You should Land feet first, drop your hips, and gently roll onto your back. You should NOT land directly on your back

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u/Noobbula Jan 21 '22

Damn, that kid is definitely riding off adrenaline

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u/TolerateButHate Jan 21 '22

The floor is a big crash pad

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u/Noobbula Jan 21 '22

Still, the experience of losing your grip and falling can get the heart going

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u/Doffledore Jan 21 '22

not if you climb often

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u/eddi401 Jan 22 '22

"FUUuuuck!" - Me when I slip off when trying a route

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u/Vesuvias Jan 22 '22

Hah exactly. Every time I’m look ‘Ooh I can totally dyno that next jug….nooooooo”

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u/Alert-Supermarket897 Jan 21 '22

„Uhh not again…“ the kid while falling

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u/JorjEade Jan 21 '22

You're a big crash pad

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u/incendiaryraven Jan 22 '22

Your face is a crash pad

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u/JewishNazi62 ☣️ Jan 21 '22

The girl in the back was solid as a rock

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u/Alarmed-Ask-2387 Jan 22 '22

Makes me wonder if that's a cardboard cutout...

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u/theeibok1 Jan 21 '22

The video is reversed, obviously

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u/NoMos_lol Jan 21 '22

We have Life Flight insurance for $100 a year for Family (ambulance and helicopter) where I live so the cost won’t kill us. I need to get it. As our hospital is very eh and and I heard of someone breaking their leg in several places and they had to get flown the next state over (with the insurance) it saved their ass)

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u/Duowithng Jan 21 '22

He acted like gta character after diving head down from a height and still have 1 HP left

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u/mind_of_luminesce Jan 21 '22

I worked at a rock climbing gym and a 15-20ft fall on the mat is very common and pretty much painless as long as you spread the fall on your back like he did.

Also looking at his form it looks like he was well aware he was going to fall before the actual drop

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u/kuburas Jan 22 '22

Ye, made the mistake of falling on my feet once and it felt like my knees were gonna tickle my lungs. Was told to fall on my back right after it happened.

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u/Studerson_the_4th Jan 21 '22

Repost, original post Bomboo

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u/Talexis Jan 21 '22

It’s dank cause it’s true!

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u/Mol10Lava Jan 22 '22

That’s a rock climbing gym, those pads are very good, he’s probably not hurt

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u/proletaire Obamasjuicyass Jan 21 '22

This meme line is gold!

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u/Unable_Toucan custom flair Jan 22 '22

You know the healthcare system is bad when calling an ambulance is a threat

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u/YeahMarkYeah Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

I’m dumb.

Why America?

When would someone “threaten” to call an ambulance?

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u/Mrdumba Jan 22 '22

Gotta pay loads of money since we don’t have universal healthcare.

And I guess people hate the ambulance since it transports you to a place where you lose 2k-10k for a simple flesh wound

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u/YeahMarkYeah Jan 22 '22

Lol

Yeah. I mean I live in the US. I guess that makes sense.

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u/bingo_bin-laden Jan 22 '22

Y'all always think this is a joke, but my girlfriend collapsed in an Einstein bros once and a nurse practitioner happened to be there and said something along the lines of "your life is worth more than the cost of an ambulance ride" while insisting on calling an ambulance. My girlfriend laughed and got up insisting she was totally fine and then I drove her to the ER myself lol.

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u/gofigure85 Jan 22 '22

"I'm good! I severed a nerve and don't feel a thing!"

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u/Tron08 Jan 22 '22

For real though, I once passed out from a (small) cut/blood pressure drop. My wife tells me the only thing my unconscious self was able to blurt out was "no ambulance" and "blue cross blue shield" (referring to my insurance provider, meaning don't take me anywhere that doesn't accept it). At the end of the day she took me to the ER and I got a single stitch that cost $900.

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u/Reklov66 Hello dankness my old friend Jan 22 '22

Its funny because people die

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u/jwillsrva Jan 21 '22

I’m gonna need life threatening injuries before I let anyone call the wee-woo wagon.

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u/ballstickles Jan 21 '22

I've done that at the bouldering gym more than a few times, honestly you get used to it

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u/Slazman999 Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

I'm terrified of slipping and being knocked unconscious. I would have no way to refuse a $1,500 ride to a hospital. Just let me die or come to and find my own way to medical attention.

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u/jdog37590 Jan 22 '22

What the hell is with all the people standing around under the wall? Step back off the mat so people don't fall on you!

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u/zumsieg121 Jan 22 '22

You see he is a product of a long term forced evolution program. We breed poor people to be stronger and more durable by putting them in constant fear of going into finical medical debt, weeding out all the weak poor people or find new weak rich people.

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u/Mr-manmanson Jan 22 '22

Funny thing seeing as it’s from Norwegian News

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u/KeegieB-Dubs I have crippling depression Jan 22 '22

I heard it was 4k to start the engine of an ambulance and 20k to start a helicopter

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u/NahImGoDIThink Jan 22 '22

Dont you fucking dare! I hate ambulances! They've bankrupted people for a while.

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u/Prajay013 Jan 22 '22

Health care has grown worse and corrupted

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u/misocontra Jan 22 '22

*T H R E A T E N S A M B U L A N C I N G L Y*

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u/carpeicthus Jan 22 '22

I once passed out and got so angry when I found out my girlfriend called an ambulance. That IV cost me $5,000. 9 years later I’m still salty.

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u/samson55430 Jan 22 '22

I mean this is bouldering, that floor should be heavily padded and he fell more or less ok

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u/DynamicResonater Jan 22 '22 edited Jan 22 '22

I work at a university and saw a student wreck on his bicycle, dislocating his jaw and breaking it to where bone pierced through his skin. I was shocked he was still conscious - after I called the UPD and them having called an ambulance, he refused it because he knew the cost and we all watched him walk off with bone sticking out of his face. I told him to let me take him home or wherever he needed to go, but he wouldn't let us. If we had a decent national health care system he would have went, I know it.

Edit; I just have to add I'm disgusted with our greedy, profit-above-all-else, country. Just disgusted. And don't give me any of your bullshit about "leave it if you don't love it" bullshit - my family's been here since before it was the USA and fought in every war.

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u/BuccellatiExplainsIt Jan 22 '22

Question for Americans: what happens if you get brought to a hospital without ID? If you don't say who you are, how do they bill you?

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u/sweetbabycoconut Jan 22 '22

my coworkers called while i was unconscious and when i woke up i said i was gonna take an uber so they waived my ride. guardian angels fr

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u/blehmann1 Comrade Valorum Jan 22 '22

Homie just went splat.

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u/Single_Camera2911 Jan 22 '22

My MIL drove to urgent care and they said she needed a special scan from the hospital. Wouldn’t let her make the 5 min drive herself and forced her to take an ambulance boom $3,600.

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u/AccurateGoose Jan 22 '22

We should make all ambulance rides free.

Just start there and see if the entire health care system collapses. Then move forward

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u/Tatonica CERTIFIED DANK Jan 22 '22

I work at a soup kitchen on the weekend and this lady there started passing out over and over again, like, she hit the floor, started to wake up, went out again. Of course, we were all freaking out and I said I was going to call 911, only for her to wake up long enough to say, “no ambulance, too much money,” before going back to blacking out

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u/conjunctivious Jan 22 '22

I really wish this wasn't true, but y'know us Americans, the land of the free and the $5000 ambulance rides.