Can Hanging Upside Down Kill You?

  • Опубликовано: 7 мар 2017
  • When you were a kid, did anyone ever tell you that your head would explode if you hung upside down for too long? Well... they might have been on to something.
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Комментарии: 1 184

  • Kim Chu
    Kim Chu 42 минуты назад

    Hey SciShow, real question here!
    I like to invert (hang upside down with gravity boots and a bar) to stretch out my back, do deep breathing, and some sit-ups and other exercises, but I don't go for more than 5 minutes, 10 at the most. Is this still healthy? I do not experience any eye pressure or heart stress. Just the sensation of blood going to the head, but that's it. Plus my back feels pretty awesome afterwards. What is the science behind short term inversion like this? Is it the kind of thing where it is healthy in low doses like 5 minutes a day?

  • AnimeBanz
    AnimeBanz 4 дня назад

    For a species that used to be arboreal (still quite adept at climbing trees) and has the grip to support their own weight at birth, that's very unimpressive.

  • Twisted Bacon
    Twisted Bacon 5 дней назад

    Prob because the demogorgon trapped Will and Will almost died?

  • Hazel Ault
    Hazel Ault 5 дней назад

    does that make inversion tables dangerous

  • MrAdminus
    MrAdminus 7 дней назад

    Great! Been wondering about this for a long time..

  • Quintix
    Quintix 7 дней назад

    I have a fear of falling
    gg self I win

  • Vanessa gymnast
    Vanessa gymnast 9 дней назад

    I am homeschooled and I use this channel for my science. Best science work ever! lol

  • Kendal K.
    Kendal K. 11 дней назад

    But why does she have to bounce up and down so much and move her hands so sporadically?? I can only listen to these videos, not watch, because it's just so distracting.

  • King Le
    King Le 14 дней назад

    This video increased stress in body

  • funmod gaming
    funmod gaming 14 дней назад +1

    you look like harry potter after a sex change please stop ruining these videos im sure you a nice person but im not here for your personality its all visual and it hurts please stop immediatly

  • Neko Neko
    Neko Neko 15 дней назад

    The vein(s) above your hair are not made to go up against gravity unlike vein(s) below your heart so it will be harder for the blood to go back to the heart which leads to too much blood in the brain. *THIS IS MY OWN HYPOTHESIS AND IF YOU THINK IT'S WRONG PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CORRECT ME*

  • Esther Majek
    Esther Majek 16 дней назад

    My son watched this while upsidedown

  • ღмιиʝσσ кιм 민주ღ
    ღмιиʝσσ кιм 민주ღ 17 дней назад

    That girl's style is so cute. Those glasses and the braids ❤

  • ღмιиʝσσ кιм 민주ღ
    ღмιиʝσσ кιм 민주ღ 17 дней назад

    I get so paranoid when I watch these videos but they are so addictive

  • Alex Couch
    Alex Couch 17 дней назад

    I think its a good exercise for them to learn how to compete which helps with survive. Searching for mates, jobs, homes, and friends which youll need to compete for

  • Matthew Farrelly
    Matthew Farrelly 25 дней назад

    Euuuuuuughhhahhahhhhhhhhahhhhaaaaaaa, something about this s so cringey

  • Vincy Mais
    Vincy Mais 29 дней назад


  • Derek S
    Derek S Месяц назад

    I've knocked myself out before hanging upside down before, I've never heard of anyone dying before. interesting

  • Sunny Wu
    Sunny Wu Месяц назад

    Wouldn't this be similar to what astronauts experience in space? More blood going to the brain, and the heart working harder... Can't be that bad.

  • William Palkow
    William Palkow Месяц назад

    That girl from Recess would be dead in reality.

  • TF Skeleton
    TF Skeleton Месяц назад

    St. Peter died from being upside down. Yes he was crucified, but he was upside down.

  • Kaleb Macias
    Kaleb Macias Месяц назад

    I just found a new method of killing myself

  • gumballwolf
    gumballwolf 2 месяца назад

    Did anyone else watch this upside down

  • Creeper Pro
    Creeper Pro 2 месяца назад

    It can't kill you because the earth is actually hollow

  • Molten Madness
    Molten Madness 2 месяца назад

    Doesn't this happen to fighter pilots when they pull negative G's

  • JACson
    JACson 2 месяца назад

    Why do things have aftertastes

  • Girl ThatIsAGirl
    Girl ThatIsAGirl 2 месяца назад

    Its weird to think how whenever you move around your organs are all just jiggling around inside you

  • Jeff Jr O.
    Jeff Jr O. 2 месяца назад

    How does a bullet to the head does damage to the brain?

  • Lego Bego
    Lego Bego 2 месяца назад

    Is it just me or does this girl's face look like a man?

  • Hy Jinx
    Hy Jinx 2 месяца назад

    Why does she bounce so much?

  • Ryan Noonan
    Ryan Noonan 2 месяца назад


  • Zac Dean
    Zac Dean 3 месяца назад

    This girl moves her hands and bounces WAYYY too much. It's hard to watch her videos.

  • Ëñçrÿptįøń
    Ëñçrÿptįøń 3 месяца назад

    Die lol

  • Liam Cullen
    Liam Cullen 3 месяца назад

    Did anyone else find that bleeding animation at 1:34 unnerving?

  • Sinjin Van Cliff
    Sinjin Van Cliff 3 месяца назад


  • LongLostWraith
    LongLostWraith 3 месяца назад

    It's simple, guys. Olivia wears big thick glasses, has a less than interesting face and wears plain sluggish cloths. In short, she's "ugly". Yet she's famous because of SciShow.
    I bet that the vast majority of people complaining fall into two categories:
    *) The guys who just can't stand ugly gals and will think of any reason to hate them
    *) Entitled bitches who can't stand that she's so ugly yet so famous. I believe this category is the majority.

  • Switch the Ghost
    Switch the Ghost 3 месяца назад

    why does everyone hate Olivia?

  • Weekend Randomizer
    Weekend Randomizer 4 месяца назад +1

    ive hung upside down for 2 whole days...
    get your facts right

  • kanishq ruhil
    kanishq ruhil 4 месяца назад

    Ask the upside down girl from recess

  • hedwig hammy
    hedwig hammy 4 месяца назад

    1K people liked this so much they risk the health of their phone/computer by hanging it upside down just to like the video again

  • George Henery
    George Henery 4 месяца назад

    Does anyone else have a problem with constantly ramping up contrast in their videos or is it just me?

  • Amanda Curry
    Amanda Curry 4 месяца назад

    But... what about yoga

  • Robert's Take
    Robert's Take 4 месяца назад

    what about using a teeter hang ups for a bad back ?

  • VictorKane115
    VictorKane115 5 месяцев назад

    Man, we are super easy to kill in simple ways.

  • BrklynBlackbelt
    BrklynBlackbelt 5 месяцев назад

    Question... why don't babies in the womb who are upside down have any problems?

  • Wanda Thomas
    Wanda Thomas 5 месяцев назад

    Her hand movements are giving me serious vertigo...

  • Sebastian Hernandez
    Sebastian Hernandez 5 месяцев назад

    Pffffftttt..... Screw gravity

  • Mahmoud Jimmy
    Mahmoud Jimmy 6 месяцев назад

    she just mooooves a lot while talking. However, very helpful.

  • vgman94
    vgman94 6 месяцев назад

    Once I held my breath for over a minute as a kid and felt a sharp pain right before I probably was going to begin fainting. Hurt like hell, did not feel normal for the rest of the day and did not attempt that again, ever.

  • Overlord Productions
    Overlord Productions 6 месяцев назад

    It's funny how I'm watching this video upside down as well as making this comment. LOL

  • Moepowerplant
    Moepowerplant 6 месяцев назад

    How did Ms. Gordon become an issue, people come here to know something new. I really find her great, tbh.

  • Pepper Conchobhar
    Pepper Conchobhar 6 месяцев назад

    One of her better videos.

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor 6 месяцев назад

    It must be safer hanging up-side-down than right side up. I mean, look at the number of people who have died hanging right side up! It's not an uncommon suicide method and had been used as a form of execution and "mob murder" for thousands of years.

  • Dominick Aldrich
    Dominick Aldrich 6 месяцев назад

    but why would I wanna do it for 28 hours???? I'd do it to straighten out my back for 20 minutes. you should have brought up the fact that short time spent upside down can be good for your back.

  • Monsoonjr99 Mapping
    Monsoonjr99 Mapping 6 месяцев назад

    Astronauts in 0G have health problems, and -1G can kill you. So does 3G take just as long as -1G to kill you, being the same difference?

  • TheSoloGamer
    TheSoloGamer 6 месяцев назад

    You get strokes when you hang upside down for a few hours.... sometimes many minutes too

  • Meadow.Starr
    Meadow.Starr 7 месяцев назад

    i watched 1000 ways to die and i saw this one where a man was robbing a house and somhow got hung upside down and died

  • Alexander Labis
    Alexander Labis 7 месяцев назад

    what if u Just Hang a second or to many times??

  • grfgg Baseball
    grfgg Baseball 7 месяцев назад

    what happens when you eat when you're upside-down?

  • Jazzy Jose
    Jazzy Jose 7 месяцев назад

    I do this everyday for 4 minutes on my bed lmaooo that's probably why my eyesight is shit

  • miloradvlaovic
    miloradvlaovic 7 месяцев назад

    DOesn't seem to bother the Australians tho, and they live upside down. Than again, everything is wrong in that isle, even the water plummets down the drains spinning in the wrong direction and otherwise harmless genuses of animals are deadly there...

  • WatercoloredSilver
    WatercoloredSilver 7 месяцев назад

    Short Answer: Yes, if for long enough.

  • Nick Dubois
    Nick Dubois 7 месяцев назад +1

    I did it for a minute I stoped

  • Pdot The Deterimed Pines
    Pdot The Deterimed Pines 7 месяцев назад

    It could take more work to get to your legs. it basically shuts down vein flow to your legs and when it's at your head it stays there slowly loosing all it's oxygen. your legs could give out and you would fall but other than that the rest of your body wouldn't get the blood that it needs shutting down vital organs and eventually the brain and the brain stem

  • June Lemon Girl
    June Lemon Girl 7 месяцев назад

    Hi Scishow, I would like to know if inversion table is actually bad for your health. After watching this video I'm not sure if my family should use it anymore. Thank you.

    • Firaro
      Firaro 7 месяцев назад

      since they said it takes hours i wouldnt worry unless they use it for hours at a time. no issues other than death seem to be permanent and if death were common we'd be hearing about all these cases of inversion table deaths. so long as they have a way to right themselves and dont try to go for hours they'll be perfectly fine

  • nosuchthing8
    nosuchthing8 7 месяцев назад

    good video

  • Andrew P
    Andrew P 7 месяцев назад

    Curious about this question after reading Shigurui. I guess I got the answer (Kind of).

  • Vatra
    Vatra 7 месяцев назад

    How she bounces for emphasis is so freaking cute.

  • Lala pirpara
    Lala pirpara 7 месяцев назад

    Thanks for telling us I could of died

  • Lala pirpara
    Lala pirpara 7 месяцев назад

    But I like hanging upside down

  • Claudia
    Claudia 7 месяцев назад

    girl..get that ring out of your nose cause of looks like a snot.

  • Jessica Sanchez
    Jessica Sanchez 7 месяцев назад

    Well that was sufficiently frightening. :-D

  • Eek the Fireuser
    Eek the Fireuser 8 месяцев назад

    Those poor Australians, not only the animals there want to kill them, but so does their orientation :(

  • Yangven
    Yangven 8 месяцев назад

    Most forms of hangings can kill you

  • DDaddySupreme
    DDaddySupreme 8 месяцев назад

    Is the sound only playing out of one ear for anyone else? This happens for me on a lot of scishow videos and I'm really getting tired of it

  • GraceAndGlory
    GraceAndGlory 8 месяцев назад

    My record is 2 hours

  • HappyHime
    HappyHime 8 месяцев назад

    Why can you taste things again if you burp?

  • The First Of All 52
    The First Of All 52 8 месяцев назад

    Was that nerd look on purpose ?

  • Followmybliss2013
    Followmybliss2013 8 месяцев назад

    I wish I was like SR Foxley and could afford to give my money away to this worthy cause.

  • catherine birch
    catherine birch 8 месяцев назад

    I used to hang upside down from the monkey bars in the playground when I was a kid, & it did me no harm.

  • Idman Q
    Idman Q 8 месяцев назад

    I used to do this when I was kid.

  • mian  fazle razik
    mian fazle razik 8 месяцев назад +1

    Hmm I've been fine but with slight headache

  • SpookyWatcher
    SpookyWatcher 8 месяцев назад

    Stop hopping while talking!!

  • Observing Rogue
    Observing Rogue 8 месяцев назад

    This makes me think about what effects high G forces have on the body, and how to strengthen the body for high if someone races extreme vehicles.

  • Reindeer Urf
    Reindeer Urf 8 месяцев назад

    why cant I drink alcohol after drinking my medications?

  • M Tolbert
    M Tolbert 8 месяцев назад


  • M Tolbert
    M Tolbert 8 месяцев назад

    ...which is called heart failure 😐

  • Morgenstern
    Morgenstern 8 месяцев назад

    Those hands made me hate this chicken

  • Rainbow Dash
    Rainbow Dash 8 месяцев назад

    hey, I remember camp lazlo that hanging upside down could make you super smart!~

  • Top 10 Awesome
    Top 10 Awesome 8 месяцев назад

    how do bats do it?

  • Charlie Hutch
    Charlie Hutch 8 месяцев назад

    I usually love this channel but this was plain bull shit.....
    she could have saved a lot of time and said 'I have no fucking clue why they die''
    but here's the real answer:
    An aortic dissection is a catastrophic failure of the big artery leading
    out of the heart. It can kill in minutes and requires prompt surgery if
    the patient is to have any chance, and even then half of all cases
    result in death. A common cause is inversion.
    Inversion tables can lead to death.. it is not a healthy position for a human...

  • Theldras Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    we shuld do experiments in this subject by suspending criminals upside down untill they die and constantly observe them with various equipment to see just what it is that kills them and why.

  • Angel Arroyo
    Angel Arroyo 8 месяцев назад

    Is she ugly Betty. ?

    KRIGBERT 8 месяцев назад

    Sounds like those kids are perfectly safe, though. I doubt a child will bother to hang like that for more than a few minutes

  • corbin davis
    corbin davis 8 месяцев назад

    i knew john jones was going to be mentioned...
    what was i expecting?

  • Eitan Amir
    Eitan Amir 8 месяцев назад

    as a 21 year old, hanging upside down challenges are frequent and competitive,

  • Dominic Manester
    Dominic Manester 8 месяцев назад

    So the act of hanging upside down could maybe give temporary vision problems and that's about it. Why not talk about the real danger of slipping and landing on your head and/or neck instead of giving the exact opposite of the impression that its even slightly dangerous?

  • LeMagicalPotato
    LeMagicalPotato 8 месяцев назад

    Is it just me or is here skin changing brightness? One moment it shines, then it quickly turns a normal peach color.

  • rinzleR R
    rinzleR R 8 месяцев назад +1

    Dislike bc Olivia.