What If You Were Swallowed by a Whale?


Something is lurking in the water. Do you see it? Close calls like this happen with whales more often than you might expect. And although the people in these videos got away relatively unscathed, there’s no denying that they were just meters away from being a whale’s lunch. If you’ve never seen a whale up close, it’s hard to comprehend just how monstrous they can really be. To put it in perspective, the blue whale is the largest animal on the planet! Its tongue alone weighs as much as an elephant, and it can fit anywhere between
400 and 500 people in its mouth. But we wouldn’t have to
worry about one of these guys swallowing us anytime soon, because their anatomy
makes it nearly impossible. Instead, we should be more concerned with their smaller cousins, sperm whales. In 1891, reports emerged that a man had
been swallowed by one of these whales, and although he lived to tell the tale, he would never be the same again… According to the story, James Bartley was swallowed
when a whale attacked his ship, and he wasn’t retrieved until the following day. When the crew found and killed the whale, they quickly brought it on
board their ship and cut it open, revealing an unconscious
but very alive James Bartley. His face and arms were bleached white, and he was blind, all thanks to the stomach acids of the whale. However, as the years went by, people started poking holes in this story and questioned whether James had
really been swallowed by a whale. I mean, wouldn’t the stomach acids do
more damage than just bleaching his skin? Well, with the power of science,
we took a closer look, and we quickly discovered that if
you get swallowed by a whale, coming back out with shiny white skin
would be the least of your worries. Okay, so the first thing
you’d have to worry about once you were swallowed would
be getting shredded to pieces by the sperm whale’s impressive set of teeth. Each tooth is approximately
20 centimeters long, that’s about the length
of an average chef knife, and whales have anywhere
from 40 to 50 of these. Let’s say you’re lucky enough
to make it past all of them, next you’d begin your descent down the throat. Not only would it be dark and slimy down here, but you’d also find it hard to breathe due to the lack of oxygen
and an increase in methane gas. As the whale’s throat muscles constricted
in and out to help force you down, you’d also start to feel hydrochloric
acid beginning to eat away at your skin. I know what you’re thinking, we just got into this whale, and James Bartley’s story
already seems pretty fishy. Well, you’re not wrong, but what
would be the fun in stopping now??? So, next you’d be dropped into the first, and largest, of the whale’s four stomachs. You’d probably be in there for a while, but the bright side is you might have some light in the form of a bioluminescent squid
or two being noshed on after your arrival; sperm whales love the neon flying squid. You’d better enjoy this
brief light show, because after this you’d just be tossed
from one stomach to the next, with the acids breaking
down almost all of your body until you’re just a bunch of bones being unceremoniously
ejected from the whale’s anus. So yeah, it’s pretty safe to say that there’s no way you could
be swallowed whole by a whale and live to tell the tale. Sorry, James. You may have been
able to fool people in the 1890s, but we’re on to you now. As vast as they are and as
monstrous as they might seem to us, whales actually have
no interest in eating humans. And if they could talk, they would
probably make a point of telling us that. But that’s a topic for another WHAT IF.

100 thoughts on “What If You Were Swallowed by a Whale?

  1. Yes a man called Yunus Prophet Yunus in the terms of Islam he was swallowed by a whale and lived to tell the tale since he survived in the stomach not only James whatever his name is but this was 20 century's ago so yeah.

  2. Half of these r technically hypothetical as far as the bioluminescent squids n shet!! Nobody actually KNOWS what it’s like to get swallowed by a whale… I mean except for that dude u mentioned I guess!!! So don’t expect to actually make it out alive, and for any of u knuckle head poop for brains people think that that’s the real size of a average human being inside of a whale example, ur retarded😂😂

  3. Whale has swallowed our prophet yunus peace apon him and he came out safely it was mericale from Allah. . Only Qur'an tells ♥️. Read the qur'an surat Yunus you can find all Information

  4. BUT in TOM And JERRY SHOW… jerry went into the stomach of Tom and spent some time there by lighting a match stick and them safely came out from there ……SOOOOO its possible then🤣😂♥️♥️

  5. Me: Was swallowed by whale

    Also me: Hey Jullie

    Whale: *sees a person near by*

    Person: sees whale

    Person: gives up

    Gets swallowed

    2000000 years later

    Gets swalowed again

    You are swallowed

    Humans in the whale: gets digested

    Whale HIPPITY HOPPITY UR BONES ARE NOW MY PROPERTY

  6. And yet an entire crew of eyewitnesses swore they cut this newly blind guys body out of that whale! For all you know that whale had a stomach anomaly. Not to mention he was blind for the rest of his life! We are too prideful in thinking we know everything. We assume far too much indeed. Tell me this why would an entire crew of grown men lie about something so incredibly insane? For kicks? The blind guy certainly isn't laughing! We assume too much. We assume because "normal" circumstances seem to exist that if anything we hear seems to go against that "normality" we automatically assume it must be some mistake! You see we know almost nothing about our reality even with all the advances in all the various fields of science! We barely understand physics! Scientists in most fields are split right down the middle and cannot agree! And when we don't understand something that we fear! So we fear our own reality! Humans fear the unknown yet we don't know much! We fear exceedingly because deep down we feel that the spiritual just might exist! Yet the spiritual cannot be measured by any physical or material means! The spiritual exists but "normal" is an illusion invented by man! Yet the spiritual exists it's not simply a mysterious word. God exists and I think most people know that. I think most people just hate God. Yet God loves us. Einstein believed in God and Jesus and spoke of God often in letters and interviews etc. Many famous Mathematicians believed as well. Sir Isaac Newton had a genius level IQ and he believed in God and the Bible so much that he spent years learning Hebrew to study it as close as possible. God loves you more than any words can adequately express no matter what you've done. Find Him seeker for better help you will not find. Jesus lives and is real. Jesus said: "I am the Way the Truth and the Life no one comes to the Father but through Me." He is the Doorway to God and even eternal life.

  7. Sperm whales. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  8. What if there's kids swimming. Kids are little, like a big fish. Would whales like humpback care to swallow a bigger one when having a meal of many small fish? Terror!

  9. Yes,I know one human he was swallowed by a very big fish….and he came out after a very long time …and his name is "jonah" ,"Yunus" and he was a prophet of Allah….🙂❤

    Edit:if you don't believe me than check this on wikipedia " who was Jonah/Yunus?"

  10. What if..u dint think.if d man that swallow has a knife into it?..cant u just imagine?..so he/she can live..push trought d.stomac with knife.

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