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 • 1 238

  • Charmaine 2007
    Charmaine 2007 11 часов назад


  • That one Guy
    That one Guy 11 дней назад

    Im watching this upside down

  • yaoihunter
    yaoihunter 18 дней назад

    I heard it can help reverse hair loss

  • Deathscout 2345
    Deathscout 2345 19 дней назад

    Thanks for the info, I’ve been wondering that for a while now

  • tinman235
    tinman235 21 день назад

    Olivia I think you are a great host!! I can see that you understand what you are talking about and not just a script reader.

  • Litz Times7
    Litz Times7 Месяц назад

    I will never hang upside down thx for warning me 😱

  • Jelani Yaqoub
    Jelani Yaqoub 2 месяца назад

    Try hanging right side up!
    *its real fun*

  • Alyssa Rose
    Alyssa Rose 2 месяца назад

    If I'm on an inversion table even 10 seconds, my head feels like exploding. Also, if I bend forward at a certain angle with my head downward, pressure immediately increases and my hearing goes in and out. Is this normal?

  • Arutima
    Arutima 2 месяца назад

    Remind me of the guy that got trapped outside down in a cavern.

  • Kevin Benoit
    Kevin Benoit 2 месяца назад

    I saw the dislike ratio and thought “oh no! Did scishow get this topic wrong?!”
    Then Olivia came on and I was like “oh. Carry on :) “

  • Nazar Derkach
    Nazar Derkach 2 месяца назад

    Olivia, are you Jewish?

  • j Ward
    j Ward 2 месяца назад

    I was hanging upside down while watching this and writing this comment

  • Andrei Constantinescu
    Andrei Constantinescu 2 месяца назад

    I call this bs. People from southern hemisphere have been living like this for decades and I hadnt heard of any death..

  • Wolf Heart
    Wolf Heart 2 месяца назад +1

    Short answer: yes

  • FGV Cosmic
    FGV Cosmic 2 месяца назад +1

    Well hanging at all is deadly...

  • V3 Playz
    V3 Playz 3 месяца назад

    God dang it, 28 hours!

  • ramyiahb 07
    ramyiahb 07 3 месяца назад

    Who would hang upside down for a few hours?

  • Think outside #the box
    Think outside #the box 3 месяца назад

    I don't believe a thing

  • Jan Rosovic
    Jan Rosovic 3 месяца назад

    Pls change intro song

  • Phobepotatoegirl Pretty
    Phobepotatoegirl Pretty 3 месяца назад +1

    All the hair gurus got bashed

  • ANEW
    ANEW 3 месяца назад

    With the use of an body inverter for 5 to 10 minutes; your spine is supposedly decompressed. Any health benafits?

  • arodreth
    arodreth 3 месяца назад


  • Shane Kirby
    Shane Kirby 3 месяца назад

    Olivia is hot

    THIS CHANNEL IS NO LONGER USED! 3 месяца назад

    “Brain bleeding from upside down deaths” who else pictures that scene in Stranger Things season 1 where Eleven makes all the ‘bad people’s brains explode

  • princess yuji
    princess yuji 3 месяца назад

    will spider-man be ok?

  • Kim Chu
    Kim Chu 4 месяца 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?

  • Twisted Bacon
    Twisted Bacon 4 месяца назад

    Prob because the demogorgon trapped Will and Will almost died?

  • Hazel Ault
    Hazel Ault 4 месяца назад

    does that make inversion tables dangerous

  • MrAdminus
    MrAdminus 4 месяца назад

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

  • fuyuhikos right eye
    fuyuhikos right eye 4 месяца назад

    I have a fear of falling
    gg self I win

  • Vanessa TheTumbler
    Vanessa TheTumbler 4 месяца назад

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

  • Kendal K.
    Kendal K. 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад +1

    This video increased stress in body

  • funmod gaming
    funmod gaming 4 месяца назад +2

    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

  • sam minyoonki
    sam minyoonki 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    My son watched this while upsidedown

  • кιммιиʝσσ
    кιммιиʝσσ 4 месяца назад

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

  • кιммιиʝσσ
    кιммιиʝσσ 4 месяца назад

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

  • Alex Couch
    Alex Couch 4 месяца 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 5 месяцев назад +1

    Euuuuuuughhhahhahhhhhhhhahhhhaaaaaaa, something about this s so cringey

  • Vincy Mais
    Vincy Mais 5 месяцев назад


  • Derek S
    Derek S 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Sunny Wu
    Sunny Wu 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

    That girl from Recess would be dead in reality.

  • TF Skeleton
    TF Skeleton 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Kaleb Macias
    Kaleb Macias 6 месяцев назад

    I just found a new method of killing myself

  • gumballwolf
    gumballwolf 6 месяцев назад

    Did anyone else watch this upside down

  • Ancient languages and history
    Ancient languages and history 6 месяцев назад

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

  • Molten Madness
    Molten Madness 6 месяцев назад

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

  • JACson
    JACson 6 месяцев назад

    Why do things have aftertastes

  • Girl ThatIsAGirl
    Girl ThatIsAGirl 6 месяцев назад

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

  • Jeffrey [Equine Sanctuary]
    Jeffrey [Equine Sanctuary] 6 месяцев назад

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

  • jef the great
    jef the great 6 месяцев назад

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

  • Hy Jinx
    Hy Jinx 7 месяцев назад

    Why does she bounce so much?

  • Ryan Noonan
    Ryan Noonan 7 месяцев назад


  • Zac Dean
    Zac Dean 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Ëñçrÿptįøń
    Ëñçrÿptįøń 7 месяцев назад

    Die lol

  • Liam Cullen
    Liam Cullen 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Sinjin Van Cliff
    Sinjin Van Cliff 7 месяцев назад


  • LongLostWraith
    LongLostWraith 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад

    why does everyone hate Olivia?

  • Weekend Randomizer
    Weekend Randomizer 8 месяцев назад +1

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

  • kanishq ruhil
    kanishq ruhil 8 месяцев назад

    Ask the upside down girl from recess

  • hedwig hammy
    hedwig hammy 9 месяцев 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 9 месяцев назад

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

  • Amanda Curry
    Amanda Curry 9 месяцев назад

    But... what about yoga

  • Robert's Take
    Robert's Take 9 месяцев назад

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

  • VictorKane115
    VictorKane115 9 месяцев назад

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

  • BrklynBlackbelt
    BrklynBlackbelt 9 месяцев назад

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

  • Wanda Thomas
    Wanda Thomas 9 месяцев назад

    Her hand movements are giving me serious vertigo...

  • Sebastian Hernandez
    Sebastian Hernandez 10 месяцев назад

    Pffffftttt..... Screw gravity

  • Mahmoud Jimmy
    Mahmoud Jimmy 10 месяцев назад

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

  • vgman94
    vgman94 10 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 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Moepowerplant
    Moepowerplant 11 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 11 месяцев назад

    One of her better videos.

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 месяцев назад

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

  • Meadow.Starr
    Meadow.Starr 11 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

  • Its Me Alex
    Its Me Alex 11 месяцев назад

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

  • grfgg Baseball
    grfgg Baseball 11 месяцев назад

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

  • Jazzy Jose
    Jazzy Jose 11 месяцев назад

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

  • miloradvlaovic
    miloradvlaovic 11 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 11 месяцев назад

    Short Answer: Yes, if for long enough.

  • Nick Dubois
    Nick Dubois 11 месяцев назад +1

    I did it for a minute I stoped

  • Pdot The Deterimed Pines
    Pdot The Deterimed Pines 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 месяцев назад +1

    good video

  • Andrew P
    Andrew P Год назад

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

  • Vatra
    Vatra Год назад

    How she bounces for emphasis is so freaking cute.

  • Lala pirpara
    Lala pirpara Год назад

    Thanks for telling us I could of died

  • Lala pirpara
    Lala pirpara Год назад

    But I like hanging upside down

  • Claudia
    Claudia Год назад

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

  • Jessica Sanchez
    Jessica Sanchez Год назад

    Well that was sufficiently frightening. :-D

  • Eek the Fireuser
    Eek the Fireuser Год назад

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

  • Yangven
    Yangven Год назад

    Most forms of hangings can kill you

  • DDaddySupreme
    DDaddySupreme Год 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