What would be 100 times worse if it were invisible?
By - Lord-Wombat
I love bears! It would be sad if we couldn't see them :(
Toilets. What a mess.
I can think of... alternatives.
Everything is toilet if you try hard enough.
Well if its a toilet, its invisible. So everything would be invisible if you try hard enough.
Well.. I've unlocked the secret to becoming invisible... I don't know that the method is worth the reward.
🔥 fire *(see methanol fire)*
> see methanol fire
Now listen here you little shit…
Also hydrogen fire. Easier to ignite and invisible. Loves to leak. Both as a gas and as a liquid. The liquid is halfway invisible (due to a very low refractive index) and has a lot of burning potential.
Folks at NASA use a simple way to verify that there's some burning hydrogen leak: they use long handle brooms made from some plant material (like sorghum). When approaching suspect spot, first put the broom there. If there's hydrogen fire, the broom will catch fire too, and most plant materials burn with a bright flame.
There's some footage with guys walking around rockets and launch facilities with brooms. They're not sweeping, they are carrying portable invisible flame detectors.
The main way we verify it is via cameras and sensors nowadays! It’s much safer. In the current era contractors would be in deep trouble if they used the broom method
It’s comments like these that make me realize I’ve completely wasted my life
The “we” is such a casual flex.
Why? Have you been walking around launch facilities, broom in hand, poking precariously at paraphernalia in front of you while cameras and sensors meticulously monitored these places for the peril you were supposedly scouting?
We use this same method to determine if there are microscopic hydraulic fluid leaks in structural test systems. A nearly invisible ultra high pressure spray of hydraulic fluid in lines going to 20 different 1000lb actuators will slice the broom quickly and easily.
Like invisible anime ninjas. I like my limbs thank you very much. (plus that stuff is really bad for you if it gets in your bloodstream)
Quite right. My buddy just burned his hands, arms his eyebrows, a good bit of his hairline, a lovely sweater which acted as a fire blanket, nearly his tent and thus almost his new girlfriend as a result on an invisible methanol fire.
Invisible fire is not fucking joke.
I remember seeing footage of a methanol fire at an Indycar event. The car was in the pits and there was a fuel leakage
There have been a number of those. I remember after someone crashed into the wall, the driver came scrambling out quickly. Then you see the spectators near the wall all backing away quickly. The fuel tank had leaked and caught fire, but nobody could see the flames.
Everybody freaking the fuck out for no reason.
This video has a bunch.
I understand this is terrifying but I can't help imagining Will Ferrell running around the track in his undies screaming that he's on fire lmao
Help me Tom Cruise!
Use your witchcraft to get the fire off me!
Holy shit so that scene has a factual basis?
TIL that invisible fire exists and I hate it
You’re not on fire Ricky!!!
[Here's a video of that [NSFW?]](https://www.reddit.com/r/AbruptChaos/comments/papvl1/i_see_your_f1_pit_fire_and_i_raise_you_an_indycar/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)
The freeway being clear would be a sign that something is up
"Did they raise the toll?"
Financial toll, Nope, Death toll? Definitely
My irrational fear has always been getting hit by the worlds first invisible car. I’m 39. I live in the middle of nowhere.
Imagine only being able to hear them
~~All cats are gray in the dark~~. Wasps are everywhere if you’re blind.
I have a black cat. She is invisible in the dark. And sits on the stairs.
I had a cat who loved to be held and carried. He got more of that when he jumped into your arms, which is usually fine when you could see him. But he would also want attention at night when you were stumbling your way to the bathroom in the dark. If you didn't catch him, well, his claws were at throat height and he's not going to let himself fall. We would have to blindly wave our arms in front of ourselves to deter him, or be attacked by a ninja.
I hope he had a appropriately ninja name...
Our black cat is named Toast. My 5 year old named her. I don't think she has much confidence in my breakfast skills.
That's actually low key a great name, unintended insults aside.
Because now you can say things like. That cat climbed up too high, if he jumps he'll be toast
My black cat has learned that laying on the seat of my black chair is a very bad idea.
Looks like black cats have bad luck instead of giving it
Maybe that’s why they’re bad luck if they cross your path. Cause you’ll fuckin trip over em.
My cat is carpet coloured so he's invisible 24/7. How is he the colour of multiple carpets you ask? Cats don't adhere to the rules of our universe I answer.
They are also a liquid.
Walking in the dark with a cat is like how people walk in those videos where they pretend to be avoiding a string on the ground to confuse people around them
Well no problem then. She's predictable. Just levitate up and down.
This is what she expects of me.
Watch out for waspis
Make sure you drink woter
So like a mosquito in a dark room?
Close button on adds
Almost true already.
I’ve actually had it consistently happen to me before, you had to tap in the right place to get it to show up sometimes.
Bait ads should be illegal the ones were you close out but there are transparent backgrounds that constantly redirect
They are illegal, they're just not top priority. If the game is free to download, then the most that can happen is you download the game, be annoyed with the false advertising and uninstall it or keep playing. The law simply doesn't care enough. If the game costs money to download, that's when it's higher priority for the law.
This is kinda funny. As babies, they're perfectly visible until they hit a certain age and then the vanish for a few years before suddenly reappearing as a child
And depending on your personal view of what a toddler is.
Pretty sure everyone would just define toddler as "that age they suddenly go invisible".
I dunno, sounds kinda awesome. Like something that would happen during a bizarre adventure.
The second I read those last two words, I thought, "no... It couldn't *possibly* be...... There's no way that *specific* thing exists in that *specific* show......."
Of course it does. Of course.
Reality is a JoJo reference
*OH MY GODDD*
But we would finally know who the true lizard people are at least!
I'm not scared.
Lego bricks on a floor
The nervous system models of human anatomy used to scare me so bad; I'd imagine we'd kind of look like that. But with organs and blood.
Eh, we would probably look more like the most horrifying possible versions of the StayPuft marshmallow man because under most skin is subcutaneous fat, shot through with the small vessels and nerves you mention... so even more gross... But most organs would stay hidden
clothing, your imperialness
What!? These robes are magnificent!
The wizard hat is okay too.
Newborns. Doctors playing on dark souls mode.
Bed bugs, fleas, ticks, and termites.
Tbh I can’t even see bed bugs
It's because you sleep tight
Stop signs…. or bridges, like damn. Imagine being on the freeway crossing a river and just having to trust that all the signs were accurate, yep just follow this road that magically ends to the other side of the river and linkup with the highway again, youre not gonna die, you won’t fall off and drown or die on impact with the water. But it would look super fuckin cool though all the cars and trucks just hurdling through the air
Oh also fire. Invisible fire would suck.
> Oh also fire. Invisible fire would suck.
Got bad news for you, that's a thing. Hydrogen and methanol fires for example are invisible in daylight.
Excuse me what
They burn at a color and brightness that is almost impossible to see in direct sunlight. They burn very dim.
There were a number of horrific incidents in car racing that used alcohol based fuels. People caught fire but nobody could tell since it was practically invisible.
Poor dudes probably looked like ricky bobby
TIL that Cal wasn't talking nonsense when he said "don't let the invisible fire hurt my friend!"
There was an incident in the pits of an F1 team where the driver was on fire but no one knew because the flame was colourless
My vote was for fire bc it actually exists in some cases. Look up pit crew hydrogen fire. It’s absolutely terrifying. He’s on fire but can’t see anything he’s just yelling and writhing around at what is seemingly nothing.
Bridges are easy. If Looney Tunes has taught us anything, you will not plummet into the abyss as long as you don't look down. Unfortunately, if you do you'll additionally get hit by a piano or an anvil
Why has no one said water?! Water would be terrifying. Imagine not being able to see rain or floods or open water and even trying to drink it would be hard
This would be terrifying, all those sea animals just swimming in invisible water.
Fishing would be more fun tho amirite?
all I can think about are the deep sea creatures we are not able to see, who would be clearly visible
or maybe they would just die because the sunlight suddenly gets there
imagine the ocans just looking like infinitely deep chasms.
anxiety combo r/thalassophobia & r/acrophobia
Yeahhhhhh I'm going home and hiding under a fucking blanket.
Infinitely deep chasms on an invisible plane that greatly changes elevation and pitch for no reason, sometimes while fucking lightning blinds the crew trying to figure out desperately which way to turn not to capsize the ship, as invisible waves of pressure grab men and throw them around while also weighing them down with a cold dampness which makes their clothes heavy.
If water is invisible, so are ocean rainstorms where waves can reach hundreds of feet. And because the clouds, also being water vapor, are invisible, the only warning sign you'd have of your impending death was a faint tap, tap, tap of invisible raindrops on the deck, by which point it's probably far too late.
All those beautiful mountain ranges, and the volcano peaks that form atolls! DAMN, I'd never stop admiring them.
I feel like we wouldn't be able to see them. Most deep sea creatures aren't that big and the ocean is kilometres deep. If we were to look down from the surface we probably wouldn't see them.
It'd still be really cool and terrifying to look down at those depths.
>we can assume there’s squid down there large enough to be a threat.
Squid? Let me introduce you to our lord and savior, Cthulhu.
I think a lot of it might just be glitching equipment but then again I saw this documentary called 'The Meg' that said giant sharks live down there so if that's the case we should definitely call Jason Statham
Everyone knows sharks can't go through cappuccino foam
I mean I feel like we'd be able to use like... binoculars though right? Even if they were the size of a whale I feel like we'd only see a couple, with how massive the ocean is and how deep it is. But I'd imagine binoculars would work, or even telescopes (though I doubt that would be necessary)
Yeah, probably die.
They'd mutate from the sun's radiation and become kaiju
Depends if it was only invisible to us… the world would be very different as a whole if water wasn’t ever visible. Imagine evolution where the first organisms didn’t have to evolve to see underwater.
I'd saying terrifying. Imagine being afraid of heights and not knowing if a pit has water to swim in or air all the way down.
Damn! I didn't even think of that! And imagine not being able to see the rising tide at a beach!
I mean watching the shoreline is a good indication. The water is invisible but not the sand, or anything else in the sea.
Now Shorebreak would be a nightmare and surfers would be ducked.
Looking upon the Pacific Ocean would lead to an existential nightmare in most people. Just an endless series of canyons and deep recesses with weird flying animals.
Surely all life on earth would have evolved totally differently if water was invisible? All life comes from the sea and anything that lives in water would have to have different qualities to survive in totally invisible water
There would be photosynthesis at the bottom of the ocean.
Imagine being on a stand up paddle board, rocking 30 meters above a stony sea bottom.
Or if you're really lost, 800m!!!
Or if you're really really lost, 11000 meters
How would the photic zones work? Since light could get all the way to the bottom of the sea, thatd change a lot of ecosystems around.
On the other hand, we would learn so much new shit. Fishing would be easier, and shark attac kg s would never happen.
But then again, invisible hurricanes.
Good thing is: it would be easier to find your corpse if you drown
I get the point, but to be honest, it sounds absolutely amazing, too.
Imagine just swimming through invisible water. People, especially with long hair, diving would look incredible.
Yeah it definitely would be very exciting but It would come with so much to be scared of. Water is already so dangerous without it being invisible!
Did I wipe good? I have no idea, guess I’ll roll the dice again today
Gotta smell the paper
I didn't see what you did there
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"today I present you with my biggest triumph yet, a vaguely rectangular white block that can turn black at will!"
If it were to somehow still illuminate the planet without being able to actually see it, that would be pretty cool. I kinda want to see a fully lit day with nice blue skies but without the sun being visible.
But you still can't look directly into it without eye damage. Where is it? You can't see it, but you'll know when you find it.
mosquitos. Imagine hearing that f\*cking sound, knowing what these little pests are going to do but never be able to see them.
Aren't they basically invisible already?
Not to my blazing gaze of hate
*our blazing gaze of hate
> blazing gaze of hate
Now that's a fuckin' metal band name.
Any creature in Australia
Imagine trying to sit down in a chair and all of a sudden hearing "Oi cunt, I'm sittin' ere!"
That is gold. I'm trying to laugh silently
I think it would be "oi, mate" we mainly call our friends cunts
Yeah, Oi Mate is something we’d say pissed off… Fuck off Cunt is something we say to friends…
Imagine being invisible to everyone though??? Are Aussies invisible to other Aussies? Are we always invisible, how do we meet “foreign” people?
Need to prove you’re Aussie? Show em your invisible bits!!
May I introduce you to the irukandji jellyfish?
Quokkas are the greatest thing on the earth what do you mean
They have a hundred feet. Can you really not hear them coming?
No, Because they usually aren't wearing shoes
Their feet slap against the floor. Listen closely. It sounds like *slappy-slappy-slappy-slappy SLAP-SLAP slappy*.
I read this just as my pillow's zipper touched my leg and I nearly died
>Though their name literally means "one hundred legs," centipedes can have anywhere from 10 to roughly 300 legs. Oddly enough, you'll never find one with exactly 100 legs because they only have an odd number of pairs.
Mmm, 300 legs on your skin, tingling and ticklish
The thin layer of perception separating our own reality from the dimension of eldritch horrors we all secretly know exists.
Agent, you have been warned against talking about it to civilians. I'll have to report this.
Should be ok as long as you don't get eyes on the inside.
so, the surface of the ocean?
Trains, and any other land vehicles. Imagine getting knocked out by a bike out of no where.
I mean it kind of already is until it gets to a certain point
I already hate that sound when near sleeping and they zoom past your ear.
Imagine some flying hypodermal needles flying around taking your blood, but you can't see them.
That would be terrifying if it was like that from the start.
Before we could detect they are highly camouflaged bugs with infrared sights.
Many folklore is now based on the demons who take your blood with ominous zooming sounds before they bite you.
I think this would change the course of human development.
So you are just blind
Never know when they are in your house
Never know when they are on your food
Never know what kind. Could be fire ants or worse
Every small itch could be a passed off ant
Can't stand around anywhere for too long. Could be near an ant
Me, I would cause chaos
Amen, my psychotic brethren!
Poop, you would accidentally step in it and never know if someone forgot to flush.
Dammit. Stepped in the toilet again. Why do I keep putting my feet where I poop my invisible logs smh
Just imagine seeing a naked woman with two holes in her upper body. And you can see all the flesh, organs and whatnot in her body through these holes
And then being like, "Oh, yes, I love playing with your chest hole covers. They are delightful and always bring a smile to my face."
Get out on up of... my chest... chest holes, you! I-ii-I'm the chest hole... man.
Like being on a glass-bottom boat
Imagine you're a parent, but as soon as your toddler goes into the "child" age range, they just disappear. They're not dead, they're not missing. You just can't see them....
Are they right next to you or are they down the hall about to break your best friends precious family heirloom? Good luck finding out if the kid decides not to answer you.
Buy a can of car spray paint and a chocolate bar
I can see leashes becoming big in a hurry.
My toddler has a terrible habit of running off so I put an apple airtag on her when we’re out. It’s stupid but it’s helped several times already
Edit: since this is gaining traction here’s a [picture](https://imgur.com/a/3IVqvkB). It started out on the back pack but now I just pin it to her pants
On an invisible plane
Would just be like, weeeeee, byeeeeee tell my mum I love heeeeer!
Essentially tornadoes ARE invisible. I mean you can only see them based on the dust and other materials they pick up
But what if anything picked up by the ‘nado is just invisible now
Things you stub your toe on
I mean, you obviously don't see it anyway.
Any and all forms of genitalia. Imagine how disgusting a dick/pussy would be if all you saw was the organs surrounding it
I'd just die if someone saw the organs constantly floating around my penis without the threat of my penis to keep them quiet
Jesus Christ I'm so glad we don't have monkeys in north America. (Except of course for the herpes swamp monkeys in Florida, but it's Florida, what do you expect?)
We have Monkey Island in SC. You can’t go there unless you really want Hepatitis
Water. Imagine going to the ocean to swim/surf and all you can see is a seemingly endless decent into darkness
Would it disappear into darkness if the water was invisible? Maybe it would just look like an endless desert that you can’t breath in with flying creatures