Can Hanging Upside Down Kill You?

  • Опубликовано:  3 месяца назад
  • 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: 1 081

  • BrklynBlackbelt
    BrklynBlackbelt 4 дня назад

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

  • Wanda Thomas
    Wanda Thomas 4 дня назад

    Her hand movements are giving me serious vertigo...

  • Sebastian Hernandez
    Sebastian Hernandez 12 дней назад

    Pffffftttt..... Screw gravity

  • Mahmoud Jimmy
    Mahmoud Jimmy 27 дней назад

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

  • vgman94
    vgman94 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

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

  • Moepowerplant
    Moepowerplant 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

    One of her better videos.

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor 1 месяц 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 1 месяц 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 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

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

  • Meadow.Starr
    Meadow.Starr 1 месяц 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 1 месяц назад

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

  • grfgg Baseball
    grfgg Baseball 1 месяц назад

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

  • Jazzy Jose
    Jazzy Jose 1 месяц назад

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

  • miloradvlaovic
    miloradvlaovic 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    Short Answer: Yes, if for long enough.

  • Nick Dubois
    Nick Dubois 2 месяца назад

    I did it for a minute I stoped

  • Pdot The Deterimed Pines
    Pdot The Deterimed Pines 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    good video

  • Andrew P
    Andrew P 2 месяца назад

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

  • Vatra
    Vatra 2 месяца назад

    How she bounces for emphasis is so freaking cute.

  • Lala pirpara
    Lala pirpara 2 месяца назад

    Thanks for telling us I could of died

  • Lala pirpara
    Lala pirpara 2 месяца назад

    But I like hanging upside down

  • Claudia
    Claudia 2 месяца назад

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

  • Jessica Sanchez
    Jessica Sanchez 2 месяца назад

    Well that was sufficiently frightening. :-D

  • Eek the Fireuser
    Eek the Fireuser 2 месяца назад

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

  • Yangven
    Yangven 2 месяца назад

    Most forms of hangings can kill you

  • DDaddySupreme
    DDaddySupreme 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    My record is 2 hours

  • HappyHime
    HappyHime 2 месяца назад

    Why can you taste things again if you burp?

  • Abhinav Varma
    Abhinav Varma 3 месяца назад

    Was that nerd look on purpose ?

  • Followmybliss2013
    Followmybliss2013 3 месяца назад

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

  • catherine birch
    catherine birch 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    I used to do this when I was kid.

  • mian  fazle razik
    mian fazle razik 3 месяца назад

    Hmm I've been fine but with slight headache

  • SpookyWatcher
    SpookyWatcher 3 месяца назад

    Stop hopping while talking!!

  • Observing Rogue
    Observing Rogue 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    why cant I drink alcohol after drinking my medications?

  • M Tolbert
    M Tolbert 3 месяца назад


  • M Tolbert
    M Tolbert 3 месяца назад

    ...which is called heart failure 😐

  • Morgenstern
    Morgenstern 3 месяца назад

    Those hands made me hate this chicken

  • Rainbow Dash
    Rainbow Dash 3 месяца назад

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

  • Top 10 Awesome
    Top 10 Awesome 3 месяца назад

    how do bats do it?

  • Charlie Hutch
    Charlie Hutch 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    Is she ugly Betty. ?

    KRIGBERT 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    i knew john jones was going to be mentioned...

    what was i expecting?

  • Eitan Amir
    Eitan Amir 3 месяца назад

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

  • Dominic Manester
    Dominic Manester 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Myles H
    Myles H 3 месяца назад

    Dislike bc Olivia.

  • スポポビッチ
    スポポビッチ 3 месяца назад

    @1:33 Who is responsible for that horrifying background graphic

  • Rocwell Edwards
    Rocwell Edwards 3 месяца назад

    orrrrr maybe, you could hang upside down to push your body as a workout and make your heart grow stronger! :D

  • Obvxously True
    Obvxously True 3 месяца назад

    Well she mentions That U cna die Hanging Upside down WHADa BOUT BATS They Have no idea......What's gonna happen💭💭💭💭 :( Poor poor Bats

  • Mel Tee
    Mel Tee 3 месяца назад

    I was always told that it was dangerous because the jugluar vein in your neck doesn't have any valves to stop blood from backwashing (since the vein is always effected by gravity, it doesn't seem to need the same valves as the rest of your veins have), so hanging upside-down can cause too much blood to pool in your brain.

  • Noel Blackketter
    Noel Blackketter 3 месяца назад

    I'm assuming this has something to do with why astronauts' vision gets messed up in space.

  • jackfavvv
    jackfavvv 3 месяца назад

    Wait, then how come Bats can hand upside down for a long as they want?

  • loret Biget
    loret Biget 3 месяца назад

    why are you jumping ?

  • Parker Raines
    Parker Raines 3 месяца назад

    Are you sure teachers say "Your head might explode" or is that youthful imagination changing "you might fall on your head and neck" to that?

  • ann Biedenbender
    ann Biedenbender 3 месяца назад

    Olivia! I bet you are a beautiful woman if you would show it! Please start thinking about how you present yourself to the world, keep those sexy glasses maybe just a smaller more square frame. Bet you would make a very sexy librarian. You could be very pretty if you didn't hide behind glasses, big sweaters and pulled back unkempt hair. Maybe people would like your bouncing around then too! Think about it, no offense best of luck on sci show! PS: LIPSTICK

  • Darian :/
    Darian :/ 3 месяца назад

    Imma post the 1000th comment just because

  • PooleParty24/7
    PooleParty24/7 3 месяца назад

    1000th comment.

  • Lil' Yeti
    Lil' Yeti 3 месяца назад

    The video finished in about 40 sec...

  • Jadesprite
    Jadesprite 3 месяца назад

    this episode was a lot more morbid than i thought it would be!!! :o

  • iiAliya
    iiAliya 3 месяца назад

    I need wanna be upside down..

  • HalfMuffin
    HalfMuffin 3 месяца назад

    A young lion prince is born in Africa, thus making his uncle Scar the second in line to the throne. Scar plots with the hyenas to kill King Mufasa and Prince Simba, thus making himself King. TheKing is killed and Simba is led to believe by Scar that it was his fault, and so flees the kingdom in shame.

  • Shibashish Mahapatra
    Shibashish Mahapatra 3 месяца назад

    Where is Hank?

  • AmaranthAngel
    AmaranthAngel 3 месяца назад

    For the eyesight disturbances was it still after a rather prolonged amount of time upside down? And in general is there evidence of negative effects from shorter amounts of time?

    great vid as always =)

  • kiles7
    kiles7 3 месяца назад

    olivia es una jeva

  • Karina Guerra
    Karina Guerra 3 месяца назад

    Amy Farrah Fowler :: The Big Bang Theory

  • Galaxy Swift
    Galaxy Swift 3 месяца назад

    So a tall person wont have as much pressure on their eyes.

  • Meme Machine
    Meme Machine 3 месяца назад

    Il stick to hanging myself the proper way

  • Isabelle May
    Isabelle May 3 месяца назад

    [homestar runner voice] the blood is rushing toooo my headdd, blacking out, blacking out, blacking ouuuut.........

  • Lefl
    Lefl 3 месяца назад

    she is so cute :3

  • Kate Parker
    Kate Parker 3 месяца назад

    But isn't being upside down good for you in small doses - a few minutes at a time? I always heard that inversions in yoga are great for your circulatory system because your heart doesn't have to work so hard to pull blood out of your legs. I do aerial yoga twice a week, which involves a fair amount of hanging upside down, because it's supposed to improve circulation and lower blood pressure. Thoughts on this, people more scientifically and medically knowledgable than me?

  • harm wikkerink
    harm wikkerink 3 месяца назад

    don't let kids play some dumb game. don't let them hang upside down, don't let them fight with sticks. what's next don't run you could fall?

  • Myna Detail
    Myna Detail 3 месяца назад

    Like seriiioously, its not even that its an anoyyiing way to speeeak, its just that it sound really patroniisiiing, like literaallyyy, oh em gee.

  • BenTDT
    BenTDT 3 месяца назад

    I'll have a try!

  • srwapo
    srwapo 3 месяца назад

    But Batman sleeps upside down in the 1989 movie. Are you saying Batman is unrealistic???

  • user123456789
    user123456789 3 месяца назад

    I disliked because of the morbid topic and not because of Olivia..

  • Kino Uy
    Kino Uy 3 месяца назад

    I really like her :)

  • Tomarty
    Tomarty 3 месяца назад

    What about astronauts in 0g? do they half-die?

  • Nameless Nom
    Nameless Nom 3 месяца назад

    why so many dislikes?
    I don't get it

  • Da Cashman
    Da Cashman 3 месяца назад

    Can hanging kill you?

  • Brady Schwabach
    Brady Schwabach 3 месяца назад

    Turn "night mode" on and go to full screen. The girl goes completely white.

  • Miguel Hernandez
    Miguel Hernandez 3 месяца назад


  • jobriq5
    jobriq5 3 месяца назад

    Why are there kids hanging upside down from my anus?

  • G3NOS
    G3NOS 3 месяца назад

    Kids these days don't even go outside. They have nothing to worry about :)

    • Celina k
      Celina k 3 месяца назад

      Black Knight +

  • BunnyKitKat
    BunnyKitKat 3 месяца назад

    Why do some people have lazy eyes?

  • James Whitlock
    James Whitlock 3 месяца назад

    Miss jazz hands is back

  • Weicheng Siah
    Weicheng Siah 3 месяца назад

    What about handstands? Could you suffer any damages from doing a handstand for too long?

  • Andrew Edwards
    Andrew Edwards 3 месяца назад

    What about yoga inversion poses that encourage body positions in which the head is below the heart and sometimes legs are above the heart for up to 5 minutes at a time? Is it a short enough period of time to not be of concern? Or are even these lengths of time actually detrimental instead of beneficial to the long term health of your circulatory system?

  • Mr. Azure
    Mr. Azure 3 месяца назад

    Are you Sheldon's girlfriend from the Big Bang Theory

  • Tom
    Tom 3 месяца назад

    if... could...may... lot of talking for nothing really being said

  • Turun Ambartanen
    Turun Ambartanen 3 месяца назад