Top 10 INSANELY DANGEROUS Places to LIVE

Top 10 INSANELY DANGEROUS Places to LIVE


Top 10 INSANELY DANGEROUS Places to LIVE 10. The Anomalous Lake Maracaibo In Venezuela While there are other lightning activity hotspots
in the world, they tend to be more spread out, or only during certain seasons. By far the highest concentration of lightning
in one place in the world, goes to the bizarre lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. In this spot, on most nights, you can essentially
see lightning flashing over and over again. In the area around the lake, there are roughly
250 lightning flashes per square kilometer a year. During the right time of year, when a storm
is really going, you can see up to 28 lightning flashes per minute. When the lightning flashes are going they
can be seen as far as 250 miles away, and some say sailors from long ago used it as
a navigational beacon. Interestingly, experts are unsure as to why
this particular area is a hotspot for lightning. Some suggested uranium in the bedrock, others
suggested wind patterns or other similar ideas. Right now, there is no solid theory to explain
what is happening that anyone is willing to stake their reputation on. 9. The Coldest Inhabited Village In The World The village of Oymyakon, in Russia, is the
coldest known inhabited city in the world, and is easily one of the most extreme environments
you can choose to live. The temperature averages -58F during the winter,
something most of us cannot even imagine dealing with. When asked how they deal with the cold, the
locals responded with typical Russian humor, and credited vodka to their ability to deal
with the cold. Walking outside for a few minutes, even when
properly equipped, can cause glasses to become stuck to your face, and cars that are turned
off in the cold will not turn back on. Being outside for just a few minutes without
the proper gear could quickly lead to frostbite or death, depending on how little gear you
have. Indoor plumbing is pretty much nonexistent
due to the frozen ground, so people use outhouses. Locals mainly consume raw meat and fish, washed
down with liberal amounts of vodka of course. 8. The Colombian Village Where Children Zipline
Across A Canyon To Get To School Some young people will complain about taking
the bus to school, and how annoying it can be to sit with the other children. Some parents will half-joke about walking
uphill both ways to get to school when they were a small child. However, in some places in the world, getting
to school is actually quite a real chore. In some poorer countries, kids walk miles
every morning so they can learn, but one small village in Colombia has them all beat. As seen in the video above, these children
are actually ziplining across a canyon every morning so they can get to their school quickly
from their village. While it may look kind of fun, the average
child or adult would be absolutely terrified, especially at how little safety equipment
they are using. It just goes to show that if you truly want
something, you will brave almost anything to get it. 7. Honduras, The Murder Capital Of The World When most people hear about immigrants coming
to the United States to seek shelter, whether they do so illegally, or attempt to seek asylum
officially at our borders, they think of people coming from Mexico. However, there are many other South American
countries from which people are fleeing to the United States. One of the chief of these is Honduras, often
called the murder capital of the world. Honduras is plagued by the worst kind of gang
activity. Those who do have money live in extremely
tightly secured houses, with private security, that may as well be fortresses. Most people live in fear, and many people
have to join the gangs in some way or simply be killed. Many young people end up killed by gang violence
regardless of what choices they make. Hundreds of young people die in the gang wars
every year, and less than ten percent of the cases are even investigated at all — the
resources simply aren’t there. This allows the murders to continue unabated. 6. Flint, Michigan — Known For Lead Contaminated
Water And Sky High Murder Rates Flint, Michigan has been in the news recently
because of the lead contaminated water. The governor appointed emergency city managers,
and the one in Flint forced through a water change to a cheaper source that hadn’t been
properly vetted. Even though the governor and the manager were
warned by the EPA and others, they did not listen and went ahead. The water was not only contaminated and poor
quality, but the change caused corrosion damage to the already old infrastructure, worsening
the contamination. However, this was only the most recent of
Flint’s problems. Even before the water crisis, Flint was starting
to fall apart in terms of wealth, infrastructure and pretty much everything else. They were once a bustling manufacturing town,
but once the industry left, the jobs were gone and most who were stuck there fell into
extreme poverty. In recent years Flint has either been the
murder capital of the USA, or been in the top three to five. With gang activity ramping up, jobs continuing
to disappear and the water problem not going anywhere, Flint may be the most dangerous
city in America. 5. Life In A Submarine Is Definitely Not Fun Many movies have romanticized submarines,
especially classics like The Hunt For Red October. However, in truth submarines are an absolutely
wretched place to live in, and those who work in them often do essentially live in them
long term. If severely damaged during wartime, submarines
may have some survivors, but in many cases it would be the end. More to the point though, even in times of
relative peace, living in a submarine is a terrible prospect. They are incredibly cramped spaces with no
view, no fresh air, and no variation in meals. There is nothing to talk about, no up to date
television or news and nothing from the surface apart from occasional command updates. Many people start to go insane due to the
extreme feeling of isolation and loss of personal space, as everyone has to sleep in tiny communal
areas, and no one has their own personal bed except the command staff. While it is unlikely in peacetime for you
to die on a submarine, having a bout of temporary insanity is not at all uncommon. 4. Astronauts Always Come Back From Space With
Numerous Health Problems Being an astronaut and going up into space
sounds like an incredibly cool job to have. Some people spend their entire lives aspiring
to it and never get there. To even be considered, you have to have a
masters degree or higher in a relevant field, have several years of experience, be of near
perfect physical fitness, have the right height and weight range, and preferably have military
experience, especially if you want to be considered for a command position. If you are interested in being a pilot, you
also require a lot of experience flying. Even then, they will only select a handful
of people to consider when they are looking for more, and only a few of those people will
be trained. However, the truth is that all of this stringent
selection is done because being in space is incredibly taxing on the human body. Just being up for a few months will eat away
at the structure of your bones. The general rule of thumb is that for every
month in space you are going to need two months to recover your bone density. It can also give returning astronauts serious
low blood pressure for some time, and can cause permanent damage to vision due to the
strange way low gravity effects pressure on the eyes, among other effects. 3. Working And Living On An Oil Rig Is Incredibly
Dangerous When people hear about a disaster like Deepwater
Horizon, they think of the horrible environmental impact. As the oil continued to flow into the ocean
unabated, and it took what felt like way too long to stop it, the loss of life was mostly
forgotten in the media. The loss of marine life was talked about,
but not much went into the fact that eleven oil rig workers went missing that day and
were presumed dead — they were never found. Working on an oil rig is an incredibly dangerous
job, and when safety precautions are ignored — and they have been many times in the past
— it is the workers who suffer first. Life isn’t much safer for oil field workers
either, and especially in North Dakota’s oil fields, things are not in good shape. The federal authorities are investigating
safety standards, after reports that there is roughly one accidental death every six
weeks. 2. Any Of The Alleged Cancer Villages That Are
Spread All Over The Country Of China If you ask the Chinese government, there is
no such thing as a cancer village. For the longest time, they even denied the
pollution clouds surrounding their major cities, until the international visits during the
Olympics made it impossible to deny to the entire world any longer. Anything that may make them look bad, or pressure
them to tamp down on industry, is swept under the rug. Unfortunately, this is causing great harm
to many Chinese citizens. All over China, the country is dotted with
what some call “cancer villages”. They are so dubbed because within these villages,
generally everyone knows a minimum of one person who has serious cancer. These villages are always way too close to
industrial plants, and often have strange particles very visible in the air. Even living there for years, the citizens
never get used to it. One journalist who risked going to these villages
to talk to people found himself coughing up strange brown sediment after being there only
a short time — and people were angry about it. Despite the Chinese government’s policy
of crackdown against dissent, these people were upset enough that they were willing to
speak out about it to outsiders. 1. The Island That Is So Overrun By Snakes Hardly
Anyone Dares Set Foot The island known as Ilha da Queimada Grande,
is owned by Brazil and within close enough distance that it would normally be put to
more use. However, the issue is that the island is overrun
by golden lancehead vipers, an insanely venomous variety of lancehead only found on this particular
island. They evolved with too many other snakes, and
too little of their regular prey, forcing them to evolve incredibly strong venom to
take out more difficult foes. This venom can kill a human in under an hour,
and that is from just one good bite. Some reports estimate that this island has
as many as one snake per square meter. This essentially means that in any given part
of the island, you could look in any direction, and see at least one snake a few feet away. Legends say the lighthouse was once manned
by a small family, who died when the snakes slipped through the cracks and murdered them. While that particular story is hard to verify,
there is an old lighthouse on the island, that is now automated and is maintained once
a year by the Brazilian Navy — hopefully they bring flamethrowers when they visit.

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100 Replies to “Top 10 INSANELY DANGEROUS Places to LIVE”

  1. The air in a submarine (nuclear) is freshly generated. A buddy told me that after patrol, when they cracked the hatches the "stink" of the city overwhelms them.

  2. I don't believe using the word murder to describe a venomous snake killing a person with its bite is either accurate or fair. However, in the alledged case of the lighthouse keeper and his family dying of snake bites, I think a charge of negligent homicide could be made against whoever hired him and placed him and his family on the island. Only humans murder.

  3. My Daddy trained and was certified (if that's the correct word) as a submariner while serving the Asian Station in the late 20s. Later, after Pearl Harbor, he was conveniently in Panama and participated in the recommissioning of 3 WWI submarines, to one of which he was assigned. The boat was used to guard the Canal from attack. It was a safe job that saw little action; however, he applied for a transfer to a surface ship because as a career Navy man he wanted to actually be IN the war. Years later I asked what it was like on a submarine and he replied "they didn't call them pig boats for nothing, Sis.". So, I guess it was bad cause as an officer he had his own quarters, but I am imagining a hot, smelly, narrow walk in closet kind of thing. That said, I know he loved his Navy days and missed them forever when he retired. He served for 32 years.

  4. Please stop using these proxy Americanisms. I'm British- I don't know what-58 Fahrenheit is – and what is "swoth"? Do you mean "swathe" with a long "a" sound?

  5. I'm quite sure, 99&44/100 sure, that the city officials in Flint were aware of the encroaching problem. What their real crime was that they ignored it long enough to inflict the problem on the rest of the state.

  6. Psychological emergency competes with accidents for the top reason to prematurely end a submarine crew commission.

  7. The little girl and possible her mother are amazing people, riding over that cliff is dangerous but they do it.

  8. Hahaha sorry dude, but your portuguese is terrible. I'm brazilian and dindn't understand a word 8:30. A hint: in portuguese "i" have the sound of "E" in english

  9. being on smaller ships can also be a miserably cramped life, we had air and sky, but generally not-so-fine cuisine. and stunk. bad. fully 1/3 of the crew didn't get the opportunity to shower for a week, due to watch rotation and "water hours". saw a sign on a head door aboard a british destroyer: "officers shall bathe at least weekly as an example to the ratings." eww.

  10. Flint Michigan is a majority minority population so the people in Lansing don't care about or outright hostile to them

  11. I was born in Lackawanna, N.Y. (suburb of Buffalo) at the time when Bethlehem Steel was at full production. If the wind was just right off of lake Erie, sometimes, you could smell the sulfur dioxide from the stacks 30 miles to the east.

  12. I served on a fast boat, you have no idea what it’s like, and there’s no way to convey what it’s like to live and work in a long tube for a couple months at a time, and bc of the way shifts work, you will only ‘socialize’ with the same 1/3 of the crew for chow every 6 hours. Its an 18 hour “day” instead of 24, 3 shifts of 6 hours. Work, maint/drills, off. But with bodily functions taking some of the last 6 hours, you end up sleeping 4 hours every 18, unless something comes up and you miss that window. As far as sleeping quarters, most have to hotrack, so named bc you share it and when it’s your turn it’s still warm from last body in it. I lucked out, bc I snore so loudly I was banished to the torpedo room on a temp rack on one of the empty torpedo slides used for riders. Its always lit and has frequent visitors, but I could sleep anywhere so actually got my own private rack that way. 😉

  13. It's strange how Flint is so bad but you go a few miles away and in any direction and You would have no idea how bad it is there

  14. But Simon the Van Allyn radiation belt exists now and humans cannot go past low earth orbit….or they would die…not sure why this didn't kill any of the dozens of astronauts who did go through them in the past, but they sure seem to keep us from doing so now….

  15. No disrespect to those poor souls who lost their lives on the Deepwater Horizon, but being an offshore oil worker, I feel that the Piper Alpha, where 167 men lost their lives, would have been a more impactful example.

  16. Should gather up all the thugs in Flint and put them in a Warehouse with all the thugs in St Louis, then lock the doors.

  17. If there are that many snakes on such a small island – what do they all eat? Surely, there must be a stable food source (of what?) that must be able to reproduce rapidly enough to overcome the combined predation from so many snakes. What is also remarkable is that this (almost symbiotic) balance of infestation of both predator and prey, must be so finely balanced to allow each to survive successfully as a species in such a small area.

  18. Royal Navy submarines have periods where you can make calls and have wifi, and some have gyms on bored and other stuff to keep moral high

  19. U.S. Navy submarine cooks get training at world class culinary schools and restaurants. Some go on to work at the White House.

  20. The reason some of those countries are dangerous is because of them and their culture. That's why the US doesn't need more trouble makers.

  21. Honduras is not in South America.
    One small mistake in hundreds of hours of content isn’t so bad. I always enjoy learning and you do a great job.

  22. Mexico and Honduras are not South American countries. Mexico is North American. Honduras is Central American.

  23. When you have to many north american pavement apes in a small area it turns into a jungle, the smart people know the root of causes and aren't afraid to say it.

  24. Think I’ve lived the easy life. My second job was as a contract shooter living in outback Northern Australia my third was in a steel mill at port Kembla with the odd bit of security and bodyguard work before starting work in law enforcement with the riot and dog squads before medically retiring. Really would to have gone to school on a flying fox. Life should always be exciting.

  25. OK, just stop for a second. …Zip Lining to School every day?? Seriously?? No one has thought of just Zip Lining the books and teachers to the safe side??

  26. It's really too bad that that fat UGLY, self righteous, greedy, niggardly, hypocritical, socialist fool, Michael Moore wasn't murdered during HIS time in Flint Michigan.

  27. I worked in the offshore drilling industry worldwide for over 30 years and loved it, sure it can be dangerous but so is crossing the street

  28. I served four years on a US Navy submarine. If there was a severe casualty aboard we expected to die. Never thought we’d be rescued

  29. This was poorly researched. It's legal to cross the US border to seek asylum. Political opposition to the entry of migrants into the US falsely labels assylum seekers as illegal.

  30. I've got to call you on #5; I spent 24 years in submarines and you are terribly wrong about many things, not having fresh air – we make our own oxygen, scrub out CO2, and burn out hydrocarbons, we take movies and get news updates daily, now days we even occasionally get emails from home.  The mental screening to even be considered for submarine duty, is extensive and in 24 years, only heard of one incident of a mental breakdown.  "Hot bunking" (sharing a bunk) is only done when carrying extra people and then usually only the most junior have to do it. Get your facts correct.

  31. I like your videos but the ceaseless requests to "like and subscribe" (like yours) from almost every youtube video is now insufferable, well to me anyway. If it is about the money I'm informed that Google only pays on the number in the views counter. If it is about being popular, well, being pushy isn't popular.

  32. Simon: I love your videos and the content, but
    I have trouble hearing you. You start your sentences clearly and prominently enough, but you trail off at times in the middle and almost always at the end. I can only hear you if I’m watching on the TV and crank up the volume.

  33. I live in flint only a small part of it is that bad flint is huge and most of it is colleges and industrial areas the inner city is really bad but its a small area that doesn't leak out often

  34. As a submariner, I wish this guy would get his facts straight. Though subs are cramped and dangerous places to live and work, we had a collection of movies, music entertainment system (similar to that on airlines) in every bunk, a library with books, games, and any number of activities to keep us busy and entertained. We had great food. Though fresh vegetables quickly ran out, we had every sort of rolls, pastries, and other baked goods that were always fresh baked. We occasionally had lobster and steak, and on an ordinary day had food that was very satisfactory and plentiful. I believe we ate better than most of the navy. While the miseries of sub life he described may have been true in the 30s, they haven't been true in a LONG time. Sub service was one of the highlights of my life, and was far from miserable.

  35. im starting to work on a oil rig in norway next week, but they are not dangerous there. because we have such strict safety systems.

  36. Interesting. One comment: One of the most-repeated comments I heard in my Navy career was that all the best cooks and the best food went to the ballistic missile submarines (aka "boomers.") I can't pass judgment on the rest of the piece on subs, but apparently the crews eat pretty well.

  37. Regarding #5 on your list. As a former Navy wife of a submariner in the early 1980’s, he did 5 patrols on a “boomer” & I kept the home front going. Proud of his service. He came home smelling like the tin can. A Bible he took with him, if you open it up wide enough down to the spine, you can still smell the boat. His ongoing joke was “how the screen door was always broken”. He swam out in the middle of the Atlantic while the Captain was armed up in the sail watching for sharks. Then the stories of “half-way night”. How he did it, I will never know.

  38. Heh i worked in the oil field in ND. There was a nearby rig that caught on fire and someone died. You also had to worry about H2S.

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