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We all stroll through life believing we'e invincible. But we actually are in danger in every second we draw breath. And there are certain moments that we can't help but take a second and acknowledge that this may actually be.... THE END. How we deal with that reality varies in a myriad of degrees.

Redditor u/fahbsshakeit was hoping some would fess up to... Reddit at what moment in your life did you stop, chuckle, and think to yourself 'I'm in danger'?


Duck and Cover. 

In Iraq in 2004, my unit was tasked with pushing from Hit to Fallujah in order to find and destroy Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army. In one of the cities we cleared, we were about to assault a 5-story building that intel had informed us was defended by more than 100 insurgents.

We were stacked up outside a medium-high wall that surrounded the building, and I was carrying my SAW (~20lbs machine gun). I got a boost over the wall and immediately fell into, and got stuck in, a thorny bush. I remember thinking, "Oh, man, what a stupid way to die" as I waited to start getting shot at.

Turns out that this insurgent stronghold was actually a school with 2 friendly dudes in it. 0311

Sleep is Perilous! 

About 19k feet (5.7km) up in Tanzania. Felt incredibly drowsy while taking a rest and started dreaming. Guide slapped me on the arm. "Don't sleep. You die."

The chuckle and "I'm in danger" came when I realized I felt so awful I might choose sleep. nanooka_nono

The body will survive! 

When you digest a meal, a significant amount of your blood is diverted for that task. This is why under normal conditions, eating a large meal makes people a little sleepy, or if it's cold that chilliness in the air will be more noticeable (because instead of warming your extremities the blood is busy collecting nutrients). When you are at high altitudes, your body cannot afford to redirect that much blood for non-essential functions, not because you have less blood but because the blood has less oxygen in it. So I think your body made the right choice. pixel_and_sticks

No crack! 

A homeless girl grabbed me from a bar and said she needed an ambulance because her friend had ODed. I followed her and started phoning one, she led me into an abandoned building. All that was going through my mind was "someone needs help" when she led me to some stairs and said we need to go up them, my brain finally kicked in and realized it could easily be a trap. Even if it wasn't I was about to walk into a crack den and was far enough into the building where escape wasn't easy.

Luckily my friend had followed us in and appeared. So I phoned the ambulance and we left. McAnalSandwich

You gimme FIRE.... 

I leaned over a candle and set my t-shirt on fire. I thought it was really interesting and turned to my friends saying "Hey, look everyone. My t-shirt's on fire." Fortunately one of them had more presence of mind than I did and put it out. Chickpea123uk

Gut Instinct is everything! 

When a car jumped the median and was barreling right towards me doing well over 70. Luckily horse power saved me from death, my first instinct was to floor it. At least have them hit the rear door/panels instead of the driver side door (I was only one in the car). Rycin

Kids are rough!

When I was 7 I was playfully pushing a sheep and he pushed forward. Next thing i know i am against a wall, sheep head on my chest and 5 seconds later i realize he is too strong for me. I literally thought i was going to die right there. SirSnipesAlots

Collect all the keys!! 

A crackhead got out of prison and went to visit his girlfriend. She moved out about 2 years earlier, and I moved in.

So at 1am there's a clearly drunk and high nutjob trying to break down my front door while my wife and kids are asleep (somehow). I hadn't put the bolts on the door yet as I was only just on my way to bed when he turned up. I still got the cricket bat out just in case. generic_brand_cola

Pay attention to the exit tutorial! 

There was this time on a school bus, we had a new driver.

The area is pretty hilly, and in this route, had this steep 50' drop off where the bus turned around with a 3 point turn.

But the bus driver kept backing up. Closer and closer, we almost went of the cliff. I'm sure that if we measured, it was within a foot.

I started looking at exits, how fast I could run to the front, or the side exit. Man, we were all screaming in terror. Good times.

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I'll never ski again! 

I took an out of bounds ski trail that looked fun (by myself, because intelligence is my strong suit). Came upon a tall cliff with a flat landing that I knew I couldn't make on skis but I had come too far to hike back to the main path. Took my skis off, tossed them over and climbed down. Hurt my legs, but nothing serious. Continued on.

Several minutes later came upon a sign pointing towards a 20km bike trail ending God knows where. It was around that time I realized I could end up lost in the back country of a ski resort with no cell reception. Decided to hike in the opposite direction the sign was pointing since it was uphill and seemed more likely to take me back to the main trail. After several whispered swears and a good half hour of hiking uphill (and across a sketchy looking wooden bridge) through deep snow in ski boots holding my skis, I arrived at a populated ski run. I now make sure to have someone with me for all back country related adventures. That way if I die, I can bring them down with me. SelfAwareOstrich

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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