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WCGW walking the mossy staircase with phone.

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No-Quarter-3032

372 points

2 months ago

This is why you should explore the world at a young age, so you know that wet green stuff typically is slippery

ChezMirage

71 points

2 months ago

Aye. When I was 7 I explored a wee break wall at the beach. Found some wet green stuff myself. Slipped n cut open my whole forehead. Had stitches for weeks

Monk1e889

681 points

2 months ago

Monk1e889

681 points

2 months ago

Especially in converse. Might as well be walking on greased glass.

MamieJoJackson

118 points

2 months ago

Right? It's almost suicidal at that point.

killerkadugen

43 points

2 months ago

Roller skates dipped in butter

fangelo2

454 points

2 months ago

fangelo2

454 points

2 months ago

People who don’t live around water

radicalelation

115 points

2 months ago

Alternative phrasing: People who die around water.

ImpressionHot3939

112 points

2 months ago*

Happened to me when i was younger. Slipped and fell into an old moss covered net. It cut into my leg and i had to get stitches. Also how I found out im allergic to moss and algae!

Scared_pencil

105 points

2 months ago

My ass felt this footage for some reason.

DrewB0i

84 points

2 months ago

DrewB0i

84 points

2 months ago

You haven’t lived long enough if you don’t know not to step on this seaweed.

mi_turo

227 points

2 months ago

mi_turo

227 points

2 months ago

algae is actually the slipperiest shit on the planet. it's genuinely impressive. walking on it at all will never go well

Paarrthurnax

94 points

2 months ago

Still dont know why people continue to walk on that shit. Its litterally like a cartoon banana. If you touch it, your ass it hitting the ground.

SharrkBoy

19 points

2 months ago

Comes from inexperience. I imagine if I was from an urban area and not around the water much I wouldn’t think twice about it lol

friendigan4

32 points

2 months ago

1000%. For people who’ve never felt it, it’s slicker than goddamn oil! Do NOT attempt to stand up on that shit.

TheLinuxNative

20 points

2 months ago

Especially in Converse.

FoundBeCould

68 points

2 months ago

This stuff is the slippiest shit on the planet. I owe a broken wrist to this lubricated nature quilt.

1stRoundDraftPick88

56 points

2 months ago

I mean.. what actually was they tryna accomplish here..?? It seems the outcome was the only possible outcome. Mf wasn't gonna walk on water or nothing.. 🤦‍♂️

Holiday_Body8650

54 points

2 months ago

Some sort of new ocean moss huh?

SimianSasquatch

39 points

2 months ago

Just gonna say these people don't live near ocean do they

oldbushwookie

49 points

2 months ago

Mossy staircase…ok

nocoben

43 points

2 months ago

nocoben

43 points

2 months ago

I feel like it’s normal to underestimate how ridiculously slippery a wet, mossy staircase is.

BigDrunkenMistake

40 points

2 months ago

As if this person has never experienced moss before

young-pepo

41 points

2 months ago

the swamp monster got him

WordleMaven

46 points

2 months ago

The video survived. Doesn’t that mean the phone did too?

Systonce

14 points

2 months ago

Or the SD card

gyarnar

38 points

2 months ago

gyarnar

38 points

2 months ago

I don't understand how some people make it to adulthood.

loveyourdickmate

40 points

2 months ago

This shit is slippery as fuck.

I went on a canoeing adventure with my friend in a gorge in the middle of nowhere and slipped on a mossy rock and face planted shallow water narrowly missing a rock. Could have ended much worse

0xAC-172

39 points

2 months ago

isn't that called algae?

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Ok_Astronaut_3711

35 points

2 months ago

Where were they walking to exactly?

RTrent6

23 points

2 months ago

RTrent6

23 points

2 months ago

These stairs take you directly to the lost city of Atlantis. The reason no one has yet to actually see it is because they are always defeated by the moss on the first few steps

CoolHedgehog7567

16 points

2 months ago

Venice perhaps?

King_CurlySpoon

39 points

2 months ago

This and banana peels are among the most slipperiest things in the universe

Life_Tax_5907

35 points

2 months ago

The stress level in my body increases moment I see him take that step

Any_Maize_3195

36 points

2 months ago

How dumb can you be lol

I feel like it's common knowledge not to walk on wet rocks/stone and algae??

Tenchidono

38 points

2 months ago

Hate the way they confidently put their foot down when they damn well shouldn't.

PentagramJ2

30 points

2 months ago

You make this mistake once in your life. For me it was in a river camping (while in river shoes!) and getting the wind knocked out of me

ihatetexas-oo7

29 points

2 months ago

Rocking the all-stars is like ice skates on a frozen lake

Some-Elderberry4604

31 points

2 months ago

Today they learned algae is slick

Seraphina1711

30 points

2 months ago

Never step on wet green stuff on a rock, whether it's moss or algae.

Eightyone_Yeets

29 points

2 months ago*

It’s algae

Tj5885

27 points

2 months ago

Tj5885

27 points

2 months ago

I feel this video in my back

[deleted]

25 points

2 months ago

No matter how carefully you step on wet moss on rock, you’re going to fucking fall. Dummy.

Grimbart95

29 points

2 months ago

Broke my wrist as child because of that. The ocean is a coldhearted mistress

kittyblanket

25 points

2 months ago

Idk what's slipperier- mossy stone w water or ice but I know they have to be close contenders.

theprofoundnoun

27 points

2 months ago

In Chucks too. Those things slip on dry grass

dabbingwithknives

28 points

2 months ago

Broke my tailbone doing this while holding two beers… the beers survived at least

darkwinter95

26 points

2 months ago*

At first I was expecting the stairs to collapse from being rotten.

Also this person's foot: r/mypeopleneedme

ljanus245

30 points

2 months ago

Waiting for the mash-up with this beginning followed by, "Hey you. You're finally awake."

moshake_

31 points

2 months ago

God i felt that

Richard_AIGuy

27 points

2 months ago

Algae covered stairs might as well be KY coated glass. You're not remaining upright.

MythofSecurity

30 points

2 months ago

Traction OFF

wezmo_

26 points

2 months ago

wezmo_

26 points

2 months ago

every backrooms story beginning

LennieBriscoe1

26 points

2 months ago

But why walk there in the first place?!

nonsense_inspector

20 points

2 months ago

Probably an attempt at a melodramatic Instagram post about walking into the darkness or some shit like that

ToonSciron

29 points

2 months ago

I wonder if they never walked on moss before

SorryUseAlreadyTaken

27 points

2 months ago

I may be wrong, but I think that video was taken at San Feliciano, Italy. I live there and those stairs and the colour of the water is the same. Only thing is, if that's actually San Feliciano this video must be at least 3 years old, since the algae have gone down

Infolife

28 points

2 months ago

This is how I almost fell into the Grand Canal in Venice thirty years ago. I didn't see the algae, and having never encountered it before I didn't think to look. I merely stepped out two steps to get a photo down the buildings and my foot shot out from the second step. As I was going in, one of my friends thought to grab my camera strap which I usually put under one arm and around my neck, and held me. I put my now wet foot back on the good stair and stepped back on solid ground and never did that again.

Manic_Depressing

25 points

2 months ago

The concussions will continue until traction improves.

CrabmanGaming

27 points

2 months ago

Converse, the most slippery shoes ever.

Luxanna_Crownguard

80 points

2 months ago

Why is everyone saying moss when this is clearly algae I feel like Im taking crazy pills

DogsAreAnimals

31 points

2 months ago

Pretty sure moss people don't know the difference

TwiceAsGoodAs

15 points

2 months ago

And as anyone who ever lost at using a boat ramp knows, that kind of algae is one of the most slippery surfaces possible. I would walk on icy steps before these steps 100/100

J3553G

25 points

2 months ago*

J3553G

25 points

2 months ago*

I broke my toe doing this in Venice. People (I guess stupid people like me) don't realize how slippery that shit is.

Itsjakefromallstate

24 points

2 months ago

What other outcome was he or she expecting?

Arthurjim

24 points

2 months ago

Went just as expected.. lol

Quicksilver-27

23 points

2 months ago

What did they expect, kept the phone in hand though 🍻

rostov007

22 points

2 months ago

Someone has never explored tide pools before

ithinkimightknowit

23 points

2 months ago

Nothing went wrong it's exactly what I would expect to happen.

MarryMeDuffman

23 points

2 months ago

If things went right, what was the destination? The water?

FlavorTownUSSR

24 points

2 months ago

As soon as they took that first, heavy step I knew what I was in for.

Alarming_General

23 points

2 months ago

Looney tunes?

RedditorWithClass

109 points

2 months ago

What was the end goal here?

Even if he managed to walk down without slipping, he's still walking into that disgusting water.

Odd_Vampire

22 points

2 months ago

I can almost feel the bruises from that.

medforddad

23 points

2 months ago

I can feel the slipperiness of the step followed by pain of falling on concrete and then the soaked shoe/pant leg in this video.

AlterEdward

21 points

2 months ago

I've done this before. Difference is I was 6.

softteall

21 points

2 months ago

I can feel the concussion through the screen

Calboron

22 points

2 months ago

My dream five mins into sleep...any shrink here.

Jake52212

19 points

2 months ago

I'm almost positive I've seen this video from a different perspective

Aggressive_minivan

22 points

2 months ago

WCGW walking the mossy staircase in white pants.

chessboyy

22 points

2 months ago

Notice how the bottom step doesn't have shoeprints? That's why!

Auregira

19 points

2 months ago

This is so obviously the only outcome it must have been on purpose

SpaghettiSandwich

58 points

2 months ago

I swear it's like some people have never been outside.

psychedoggo

40 points

2 months ago

I grew up in boy scouts and did a lot of camping and backpacking. I don't usually recognize how much I learned until I see videos like this.

Realistic-Gear-1613

19 points

2 months ago

I wouldn't even go near that, every time I'm near a murky waters edge I always imagine some eldritch horror pulling me under. Everyone tells me this is irrational, that's exactly what Cthulhu wants.

UnaCabeza

19 points

2 months ago

Holding a phone over water in general gives me anxiety.

Uncle_Gru

18 points

2 months ago

my back hurts just watching this

TheBirminghamBear

14 points

2 months ago

They did exactly what you're never supposed to do when stepping on a slipper surface. Plant the foot firmly and slightly forward from your center for gravity. It all but ensures the forces applied will push the foot forward on the slippery surface and then you will tumble.

I lived in very cold climates most of my life and I think that I take for granted how instinctually I'll move on slippery surfaces. The key is shuffling, and never placing too much weight on one foot or leg.

Old_Geezy

20 points

2 months ago

In Cons too, those things have zero tread

TopOfTheMorning2Ya

17 points

2 months ago

Good luck getting out of that water

[deleted]

18 points

2 months ago

Anything that goes in the water becomes property of SpongeBob SquarePants.

FunchPalcon

20 points

2 months ago

Anyone going to transition this into the Skyrim opening scene?

MiSsiLeR81

19 points

2 months ago

"yay green snow! let me just walk over it real quick."

Zealousideal_Court15

19 points

2 months ago

And converse! That’s just doubly stupid as those things have zero traction on wet.

Mattrockj

175 points

2 months ago

Mattrockj

175 points

2 months ago

Moss is slippery man. It’s funny how many people don’t realize “Step on green, broken spleen.”

Fickle_Math4926

15 points

2 months ago

its not moss its algae/seaweed

JDMultralight

17 points

2 months ago*

Spikes or felt bottoms - everything else is useless when it comes to serious slipperiness on ocean rocks. This scenario required spikes.

Edit: try split toe japanese spiked or felt tabis. They’re super agile, soft soled, thin so they prevent stumble fall. Also prevents slip-fall because your foot conforms to the rock and therefore maximizes contact.

NRS makes a similar split toe product.

KommKarl

18 points

2 months ago

And Converse shoes

pyryniemi

18 points

2 months ago

What I see when I'm about to fall asleep

SilentDustAndy

18 points

2 months ago

Where exactly were they going?!

uptownjuggler

18 points

2 months ago

Atlantis

ElectricMeatPuppet

20 points

2 months ago

My tail bone hurt before it even started playing.

Redmarkred

18 points

2 months ago

Ah yes, water moss

ScaryTerry069313

19 points

2 months ago

Hmmm, algae not moss. For what it’s worth.

AE86fujiwara

18 points

2 months ago

Seeing the green thingy I know what will could go wrong

l4WAYSTOPl

17 points

2 months ago

What are you trying to prove by stepping on algae? Don’t mess with algae especially stepping on it you could end up in a body bag in some cases.

jdk_3d

17 points

2 months ago

jdk_3d

17 points

2 months ago

That ending sploosh sound is very satisfying.

TheLastChip1nTheBag

17 points

2 months ago

Shot on iPhone

tehsquishmeister

17 points

2 months ago

So that's why they call it Moss Landing 🤔

IamKingDoge

19 points

2 months ago

Doesn’t look like it went under

DigbyChickenZone

18 points

2 months ago

I knew exactly what was going to happen, and it still made me gasp

Pigeonbreadboi

16 points

2 months ago

People make fun of me but four wheel drive is a much more efficient method of movement on stairs :/

prozaker

17 points

2 months ago

Some people dont know but this green build up is extra slippery. Never attempt to climb or stand on anything that's this color that's near water. You'll slip for sure

fatObsceneDong1776

15 points

2 months ago

That stuff is slick as eel shit

ContemplatingPrison

16 points

2 months ago

Chuck Taylor's are slippery on just wet cement haha hilarious they tried to walk on moss

ArmiRex47

16 points

2 months ago

That's the kind of mistake you make once in your lifetime. One day you step on moss and see how ridiculously slippery it gets when wet, and I guarantee it will be the last time

dextroz

14 points

2 months ago

dextroz

14 points

2 months ago

Even before it started playing, I felt my coccyx crack.

IEATMOUSETURDS

16 points

2 months ago

My tail bone hurts

R4y3r

15 points

2 months ago

R4y3r

15 points

2 months ago

Natural selection

Jack_Johnson_Trades

16 points

2 months ago

With chucks on to top it off.... the worst slip resistant shoes ever made behind smooth leather sole boots.

BiodieselBuck

17 points

2 months ago

Is this Venice?

Dave-1066

21 points

2 months ago

Yes. His girlfriend also filmed him from street level. Idiot was holding a coffee in the other hand.

BiodieselBuck

14 points

2 months ago

Yup, grew up in Venice they teach us as children not to step on that lol

Crixxxxxx1

16 points

2 months ago

Seaweedy stairs

BernieTheDachshund

14 points

2 months ago

The green stuff is slippery even without the phone.

xomns13

16 points

2 months ago

xomns13

16 points

2 months ago

I bet that was painful.

Bettajune

15 points

2 months ago

Aaahh, the confidence of youth…

JustaNormalRedditorL

16 points

2 months ago

Step 1 Step 2 Step 4

dr_van_nostren

14 points

2 months ago

Splish splash I was takin a bath 🎶

The-Devils-Advocator

43 points

2 months ago

Ah yes, moss, the famous ocean plant.

Zonerdrone

46 points

2 months ago

The move is to take off your shoes and turn your socks inside out. They're more textured on the inside and you won't slip so much. Barefoot is worse than with shoes

DeadlyKitte098

11 points

2 months ago

But my socks

undeadalex

12 points

2 months ago

What are you trying to accomplish inside out sock person?

Even_Lychee4954

15 points

2 months ago

With converse, famous for its lack of treads 😂

TehKudo

14 points

2 months ago

TehKudo

14 points

2 months ago

protect your coccyx!

Jo3yD

14 points

2 months ago

Jo3yD

14 points

2 months ago

She fucked up by wearing Converse lol.

I love my Chucks but they are slick as shit sometimes

Aselleus

14 points

2 months ago

Having recently slipped on stairs wearing socks and still feeling it, my butt twitched watching this.

00DJC00

13 points

2 months ago

00DJC00

13 points

2 months ago

Predictable results

Someone should edit this together with the POV of the man fighting off the great white shark in the harbour

Chaos-Pand4

15 points

2 months ago

That’s not moss.

Lykan_

14 points

2 months ago

Lykan_

14 points

2 months ago

Some people are oblivious to any surface that isn't carpet or tile.

phoenixemberzs

14 points

2 months ago*

You can precisely time the moment of slippage

dingos8mybaby2

15 points

2 months ago

There's a road junction near my house where if you're making a right hand turn from one street you cross through a drain path that tends to grow moss. When it gets built up that thing is so slick you either need really good tires or you need to barely touch your pedal or you just spin in place.

JONNy-G

15 points

2 months ago

JONNy-G

15 points

2 months ago

To be fair most videogames only warn you about ice

HemkinLemongrab

14 points

2 months ago

This shit is all over my street, not sure why but it's like 10m from the beach, my neighbor broke his back slipping on this stuff it is NO JOKE.

mikeythecreature

15 points

2 months ago

I've never wanted a video to have sound more in my life haha

thering66

13 points

2 months ago

That mossy stairs really snuck up to you.

pekkaAlone

14 points

2 months ago

1st step is always the hardest

becausecow

14 points

2 months ago

"This only happen in cartoons"

ServeInfinite

45 points

2 months ago

As a Canadian, I thought black ice hidden by a very thin layer of snow was the most slippery substance on the planet until I started sailing

jigre1

40 points

2 months ago

jigre1

40 points

2 months ago

Mossy? It's called algae.

KlerWithoutACause

40 points

2 months ago

It’s algae

7LeagueBoots

43 points

2 months ago*

That’s not moss, that’s algae (and for anyone who says, “that’s seaweed,” seaweed is algae, but a specific type of it)

genericuser_qwerty

13 points

2 months ago

If we’re seeing this, they got the phone back?

dobydobd

10 points

2 months ago

It doesn't look like they ever dropped it

MochiKillMochi

13 points

2 months ago

My tail bone tingles

DarthDoobz

12 points

2 months ago

In converse too, nonetheless

AydenTheFox_15

12 points

2 months ago

he saved it tho

retardwhocantdomath

13 points

2 months ago*

Where was he even going

Inevitable_Fuel9037

12 points

2 months ago

My coccyx felt that

Ninja-Nikumarukun

13 points

2 months ago

Algae powns another victim

Tabsau

12 points

2 months ago

Tabsau

12 points

2 months ago

Walking on ice: I sleep

Walking on moss: R E A L S H I T

SignificantRun4855

13 points

2 months ago

0 - human 1 - mossy staircase

Big_Individual2905

12 points

2 months ago

Looks like nori to me. Slippery af!

badumtsssmd

12 points

2 months ago

You don't need a phone for something to go wrong walking down those stairs.

RABC_2009

12 points

2 months ago

You have fallen, and became one with

The moss.

Arsnicthegreat

13 points

2 months ago

Having worked in a greenhouse where a few low spots tended to grow algae, even a small film can royally fuck your day up. Narrowly avoided knocking my head off a bench once.

The_Scyther1

12 points

2 months ago

That slime is every bit as slippery as it looks.

Battlecrashers12

12 points

2 months ago

Why no handrails?

Wassuuupmydudess

21 points

2 months ago

…they didn’t think anyone would walk down it straight into the ocean?

cyllibi

12 points

2 months ago

cyllibi

12 points

2 months ago

Saved the phone though. Respect.

Huge_UID

13 points

2 months ago

I felt that in my back.

gummybear_0_

13 points

2 months ago

How did the phone not get soaked? Magic!

fifadex

36 points

2 months ago

fifadex

36 points

2 months ago

I work on boats and small docks, most people who come to train there do this once only.

Rivka333

34 points

2 months ago

Walking down it, period. People don't realize how slippery mossy areas next to water can be.

BlankImagination

10 points

2 months ago

I don't understand why they didn't even try to avoid stepping on it. They could've stepped on the part with the concrete they could see.

Imaginary-Risk

31 points

2 months ago

Stepping on mossy stone gives me fucking anxiety

Lovethrust2112

36 points

2 months ago

I knew that was going to happen

freethefoolish

11 points

2 months ago

With zero inhibition.

[deleted]

12 points

2 months ago

I don’t get what the end outcome was meant to be? We’re they going to walk into the ocean in shoes?

OKFine133

12 points

2 months ago

Did anyone else’s stomach turn on that slip? Ouch

Old_Passage_5670

12 points

2 months ago

Might have a little leak down here?

generalsleephenson

11 points

2 months ago

In some Chucks, too.

WorldEaterProft

11 points

2 months ago

This hurts me. Mostly because I broke my elbow last Month so any fall makes me cringe harder

Floxi29

11 points

2 months ago

Floxi29

11 points

2 months ago

Totally expected that

marker8050

11 points

2 months ago

That's a lesson they're forever going to remember LMAO.

Admirable-Dot-8535

11 points

2 months ago

I feel like you ignore wet floor signs..

roraima_is_very_tall

10 points

2 months ago

I'm pretty sure I saw this on reddit a few weeks ago, but recorded from someone else's phone.

inf_mushroom

11 points

2 months ago

The price of the content for Instagram.

ExistingYou8495

11 points

2 months ago

This reminds me of a spot on Lake Erie...that's all.

BarryMcCocknerrr

10 points

2 months ago

Done that before, on a boat ramp at a boat basin. Made a fool of myself Infront of everyone haha.

lLikeToast1

12 points

2 months ago

As soon as I saw their foot going towards the moss I said "slip" made it 10 times more funnier to me

Shnazzyone

53 points

2 months ago*

Such a confident step exactly where they shouldn't be stepping. Like they've never seen algae in their life.

IgotCharlieWork

12 points

2 months ago

Moss is worse than ice

Janymx

10 points

2 months ago

Janymx

10 points

2 months ago

I... dont't think the phone is the problem here.

mrbossmajor

9 points

2 months ago

Bad form 2/10

Zestyclose-Search-21

10 points

2 months ago

And if you don’t know, now you know, neighbor!

puntmasterofthefells

10 points

2 months ago

r/watchpeopledie

Slip, crack head open, drown.

Excellent-Number7784

10 points

2 months ago

I think I saw another POV of this on reddit xd

Grey_Woof

9 points

2 months ago

Lol dumbass

inkhunter13

10 points

2 months ago

I remember when I was younger and i’d try to run down boat ramps at my local lakes. This, every time.