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People Floating In The Dead Sea

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Popular wisdom is that no one can drown in Dead Sea because they'll float in super-salty waters. That's wrong, but it's true that drowning in Dead Sea is different from drowning in ordinary waters. Dead Sea Straddles Border Of Israel And Jordan. Although name 'Dead Sea' doesn't promise good time, it's fairly popular tourist destination. Concentrated saline is said to be cure for number of health conditions, and resorts and medical facilities crowd around sea's edge. Tourists are encouraged to swim its waters. There's no fear of sharks. Almost nothing lives in water. Dead Sea Is Landlocked And In Lowest Valley On Earth. All minerals of surrounding countryside get washed in one pool, which in turn gets baked in sun. This concentrate salts so much that Dead Sea is 10 times as salty as ocean. All this salt has contributed to myth that people cannot drown in Dead Sea. It's true that they can't drown in conventional way-slipping below surface of water. More salt is in water, denser it become. Objects in water stop when they displace mass of water equal to their body mass. In unsalted water, that means large amount of body is underwater-all of it for particularly dense people. In dense, salty water, little body displaces lot of mass, and most of body stay out of water. It's hard to drown person when most of their body is floating on top water like cork. Article On ABC News Site Even Mentions That It's Impossible To Drown In Dead Sea, Saying You Can't Drown In Dead Sea Even If You Try. It's so heavy with salt, it's difficult to put your foot on bottom. And yet in 2010, 21 people had to be pulled from sea by life guards. Dead Sea Was Second Most Dangerous Place To Swim In Israel. One big problem is exactly what's described in ABC article. It's hard to get foot on bottom. Floating on their backs, person's face is lifted clear of water. If they turn over, or if they trip on their way into sea and fall face down, then entire back of their body is clear, but their face is pushed into sea. Anyone who has been in pool knows that, in regular water, easiest way to lift your head up and out of water is to force your feet and lower your body down. Easy in water, or in relatively saltless ocean. It is harder when water forcing every part of body up. Because water dense, it's hard for person to push their arm into it and turn their body over.

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Thanks for another great post. Your warnings that water will burn eyes and that you should fall backwards is sound advice. However, most people do not expect to start drifting as they wade into water, and as you start losing footing, falling forwards is natural. And, as you forwards, you naturally start splashing to prevent falling face first into water. Of course, means you do get some water into your eyes, and it burns horribly. However, this burning is nothing compared to looks of disgust you get from those who were peacefully drifting around you-and into whose eyes you are also now splashing water., Perhaps one should consider walking backwards when first entering this sea. And when do fall backwards, dont splash. You will drift on top water, rather than in it. It is indeed magical feeling!

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