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Bodies , Children, and Climbing: Drowning in real life looks nothing like in the movies, and in fact many parents actually watch their children drown, having no idea that it's happening Ultrafacts.tumblr.com faikitty: mermaibee: ultrafacts: According to the CDC, in 10 percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch the child do it, having no idea it is happening. Drowning does not look like drowning—Dr. Pia, in an article in the Coast Guard’s On Scene magazine, described the Instinctive Drowning Response like this: “Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. The respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is the secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled before speech occurs. Drowning people’s mouths alternately sink below and reappear above the surface of the water. The mouths of drowning people are not above the surface of the water long enough for them to exhale, inhale, and call out for help. When the drowning people’s mouths are above the surface, they exhale and inhale quickly as their mouths start to sink below the surface of the water. Drowning people cannot wave for help. Nature instinctively forces them to extend their arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface. Pressing down on the surface of the water permits drowning people to leverage their bodies so they can lift their mouths out of the water to breathe. Throughout the Instinctive Drowning Response, drowning people cannot voluntarily control their arm movements. Physiologically, drowning people who are struggling on the surface of the water cannot stop drowning and perform voluntary movements such as waving for help, moving toward a rescuer, or reaching out for a piece of rescue equipment. From beginning to end of the Instinctive Drowning Response people’s bodies remain upright in the water, with no evidence of a supporting kick. Unless rescued by a trained lifeguard, these drowning people can only struggle on the surface of the water from 20 to 60 seconds before submersion occurs.” This doesn’t mean that a person that is yelling for help and thrashing isn’t in real trouble—they are experiencing aquatic distress. Not always present before the Instinctive Drowning Response, aquatic distress doesn’t last long—but unlike true drowning, these victims can still assist in their own rescue. They can grab lifelines, throw rings, etc. Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are in the water: Head low in the water, mouth at water level Head tilted back with mouth open Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus Eyes closed Hair over forehead or eyes Not using legs—vertical Hyperventilating or gasping Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway Trying to roll over on the back Appear to be climbing an invisible ladder So if a crew member falls overboard and everything looks OK—don’t be too sure. Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look like they’re drowning. They may just look like they are treading water and looking up at the deck. One way to be sure? Ask them, “Are you all right?” If they can answer at all—they probably are. If they return a blank stare, you may have less than 30 seconds to get to them. And parents—children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you get to them and find out why. Source/article: [x] Follow Ultrafacts for more facts! BOOST FOR THE SUMMER. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. Can I just say thank you to OP for putting such a detailed description on this? I’ve been a lifeguard for 6 years now and of all the saves I’ve done, maybe two or three had people drowning in the stereotypical thrashing style. And even those, like the save I made last weekend, it was exactly like OP describes where the person’s head is going in and out of the water but it isn’t long enough to get any air. Mostly you recognize drowning by the look on someone’s face. If someone looks wide eyed and terrified or confused, chances are they’re drowning. That look of “oh shit” is pretty easily recognizable. And even if you can’t tell for sure: GO AFTER THEM ANYWAY. I’ve done “saves” where a kid was pretending to drown and I mistook it for real drowning, but that’s preferable to a kid ACTUALLY drowning. Also please remember that even strong swimmers can drown if they have a medical emergency, get cramps, or get too tired. If your friend knows how to swim but they’re acting funny get them to land. And even if someone can respond when you ask them if they need help, if they say they do need help? GO HELP THEM. However . If the victim is a stranger, I can’t recommend trying to get them. Lifeguards literally train to escape “attacks,” because people who are drowning can freak the fuck out and grab you and make YOU drown as well. If you do go in after someone, take hold of them from the back and talk to them the whole time. IF YOU ARE GRABBED: duck down into the water as low as you can get. The person is panicking and won’t want to go under water and should release you. Shove up at their hands and push them away from you as you duck under. Don’t die trying to save someone else. Please guys, read and memorize this post. Not all places have lifeguards. Being able to recognize drowning is such an important skill to have and you can save someone’s life.
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Animals, Bad, and Bodies : It was kind of a dick move to create animals that require air, then confine them to the If you are talking about dolphins they used to be wolf like creatures that due to scarcity of food they had to hunt in water so they slowly evolved into water mammals, dolphins still have claw bones but they are unnecessary and dolphins will get rid of them with time and will develop abilities to breath under water (This also partially applies to whales) actuallyjuststealingmemes They were what now? hey quick question why are you making other people ook at this? like why did you think this was a necessary thing to show aryone else ether than yourself? please keep this horrible thing locked away as your little secret for the rest of time. thanks Mother Nature, come out here I just want to talk @elodieunderglass horrible things with legs? Thank you so muchilll Ancestral creatures are Gorgeous, Valid, Perfectly Reasonable things with legs. In regards to the first comment, most things in the ocean perform gas exchange anyway so it isn't that bold of a move in some respects it's kind of a fool's move of terrestrial animals to leave the saline bath hat life started off in, since we now have to lug our dumb bodies around, full of carefully our cells are just Like That regarding the second comment on this thread, dolphins are probably fine mostly as they are, and I would not expect them to lose attrib utes to demonstrate their "evolving/progress- ing away from their origins." People think that evolution is like an unstoppable escalator that either kills you or forcibly moves you from primitive things to sophisticated things, but it isn't. Things don't become More Thingish with Time, that's not how evolution works There is no particular evolutionary pressure on dolphins to lose traits that suit their lifestyles perfectly well, Most of the high-pressure challenges that wild dolphins face today-fishing activities, pollution, habitat destruction, food network disruption and climate change are not going to exert evolutionary pressure on remnant bones; and the act of breathing appears to be as natural to dolphins as, well, breathing. For example, being able to breathe surface air means that dolphins and whales can move through water that has very low quantities of oxygen (such as highly polluterd water) where fish cannot survive, because there is not enough oxygen diffused in the water to maintain a constant supply for fish; whales and dolphins can simply surface to take a gulp of air With enormous lungs that are adapted to holding breath for incredibly long periods of time, whales and dolphins can essentially scuba-dive to areas of the ocean that other animals cannot access, as well as eying up things above the surface of the water, Ina rapidly changing environment, with food/ climate/water all doing things they ve NEVER done before, this offbeat mammalian funk- iness may even be the key towards sticking around and surviving a weird period of history Anyway, these are Valid Historical Legges and evolution is not a straight line from Bad Animals to Good Progressive Animals. As evidenced by how excellent and powerful these ancestral beasties are. They may be ancestral but they are MAGNIFICENT pictured: a good girl, valid and perfect in her- self, a stage of someone else's evolution but also perfectly complete in herself, somebody's daughter and somebody's ancestor but also just somebody in her own right, perhaps not as good at swimming as the cetaceans of the future, but perfectly acceptable in her moment of history, and in all other moments Thank you for this articulate obliteration of the teleological madel of evolution and its associated messed-up ideology. This thing about dolphin evolution cropped up in my feed today.
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Feminism, Girls, and Movies: LA VIR PARISIENNE sous LA GLACE SERVEE La Parisenne deviendrait elle looeese Ou yit beaucoup mokes de yantaleus, cette asnie t finkspiration: kendrene: yamino: gay-and-disorganized: flukeoffate: nestofstraightlines: feminism-is-radical: snowwhite638: captain-snark: derinthemadscientist: chimericaloutlier: lemonsharks: qglas: startrekrenegades: knivesandglitter: discursivetacenda: belovedtraveler: newvagabond: This will always remain my favorite vintage lesbian art… Do I even have to break it down for you? I just thought it was a mermaid trapped under ice the caption says “Are Parisian women becoming more thrifty? Seeing a lot of different types of panties this year!”presumably half those girls are commando or wearing thongs. this is totally lesbian pinup ads. If it were just a mermaid trapped under ice, there would be no reason all the skaters above the ice are wearing skirts and are presumably women. also look at that mermaid’s smile she knows what’s up. I feel the need to correct the French translation, primarily because I’m garbage, but also because the actual translation has a significantly different meaning than what is written above.  The French says, “La Parisienne deviendrait elle économe ? … On voit beaucoup moins de pantalons, cette année ?” “Are Parisian women becoming thrifty? Seeing much fewer pant(ie)s this year!”  I know I’ve reblogged this 5000x before but 1. Never with that corrected translation and 2. I don’t care this is a great ad but how is she smoking under water? Lesbian mermaid magic The cigarette indicates it’s sexual too. Although I agree that it being usable underwater is a baffling detail I think the cigarette is to make damn sure you know it’s sexual. Cigarettes were often used in movies and art to indicate that that woman is a lesbian! Also see how she has 2 fins not one? It symbolises trousers instead of a skirt, another way to hint at the woman being a lesbian in artwork at the time. I’m just incredibly relived for the corrected translation, the nonsensical-ness of ‘thrifty = more pants’ has troubled me for a while now. GUYS. Although it is made to look like a cigarette–look at the box next to her. It’s a sardine box. She is holding her last sardine like a cigarette. So it actually makes more sense than a cigarette under water…. (Obviously the sexy cigarette imagery is still there, it’s just a clever way to work around the water bit) this post is just the gift that keeps on giving. I can’t even imagine being SO STRAIGHT that I’d think this was “just a mermaid trapped under ice” smh @lesbian-sorceress @clexcallysto I’m obsessed with this painting, I have it hanging in my house, and I never realized it was a sardine she had in her fingers before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I’m SHIVERED
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