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Bak 2 Skool 6: Our Oceans

How does James Cameron keep popping up in this show??

It must have been really fun being in school with Dan Ryckert. Now we'll all know what it's like, for better or worse!

Sep. 17 2021

Cast: Jeff B.

Posted by: Jan

In This Episode:

Ocean

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the last video was great with that airplane production by Jan

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only vaguely related to the video, but Dan mentions having set glue traps.

Please, for the love of everything, DO NOT use glue traps. They are horrific devices.

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Ocean water isn't THAT salty
You're not supposed to drink it if you're thirsty because the salt in it just dehydrates you more

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The main thing I'm learning from this series is that Dan is only marginally more ignorant than Jeff but is 100x more aware of his own ignorance.

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holy LOL batman, that ending got me off guard. so good

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I'd absolutely take drifting in space vs. being deep in the ocean. Space is full of nice views, ocean is a dark terror and you're surrounded by weird things you can't see or imagine.

If anyone wants more cool underwater stuff in video games, check out Critical Depth on the PS1. It's Twisted Metal underwater with a damn good Singletrac soundtrack. Underwater cities, secret arctic bases, creepy alien stuff. It rules.

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oh my god that end, jan you beautiful bastard

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For one of the unanswered questions: drinking salty sea water kills you, because your organs don't like to be salty and they basically try to "flush" the salt away, using stored fluids. It takes more water to flush away a cup of salty water, than the amount of water that's in the cup. So if you only drink salty water, you are basically dehydrating yourself because your body is using fluids to get rid of the salt.

An easy way to see this demonstrated, is the fact that you feel thirsty if you eat something salty. It's basically your body telling you "give me some more water to get rid of the salt bomb you just gave me!" It's why places often oversalt food, to get you to buy more drinks.

If you are ever dying of thirst on a raft however, you can drink some sea water to sustain yourself for a bit longer. It might help you stay alive for a few more hours, which means you might be rescued in the nick of time. Perhaps you might suffer some organ damage, but that beats being dead.

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God, that little look Dan gives when he says " That's why we we call it the Blue Planet after all"....

edit: OK, he acknowledged it.

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I don't know why, but Dan looking at footage of a thunderstorm and going "Yeah! Fuck Yeah!" really cracks me up

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7 Miles? 7 Miles? Dan's said some crazy shit. But 7 Miles? Lord.

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I very dearly want Dan to just sit down and watch through Carl Sagan's Cosmos

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God damnit. The point is if you are dried out - sea water will not save you.

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The immediate effects of what Dan's asking about, if the oceans disappeared instantly, would be cataclysmic.

Weeks? We'd be fucked in MINUTES. The oceans not only occupy a vast amount of space into which air would then have to rush into, they keep an vast amount of pressure down on the tectonic plates and continental shelves -- there would be global domino effect 10.0 earth quakes and volcanic eruptions and other massive seismic activity and a violent vacuum effect at all of the former water fronts, a sudden air pressure drop globally that could possibly kill or severely debilitate all inland life and THEN we face the issue of no water to drink or fuel our weather systems.

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This series is becoming very frustrating. There are a number of people in this community holding a Ph.D. in various disciplines that could actually both educate and give better prompts for comedy. I realize the point is to have Jeff be the straight man to Dan's nonsense, but the ability to poorly comprehend a YouTube video that is somewhat fresh in memory is not a great foil for comedy--it just leads to Dan speaking to a slightly less intense version of Dan. Basically, the premise of this show is a lie because the educated person opposite Dan is a lie (Jeff is not dumb at all. However, watching a couple videos might create the ability to repeat, but it does not create genuine knowledge, and therefore the show does not really deliver on the premise).

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Love this show

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I'd like a Midnight Halal Zone shirt please and thank you

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Please do an episode about ska.

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This is possibly the best series Giantbomb has ever done

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Dan. Read a cookbook called Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. (there's a show, but I suggest the book)

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Watching Jeff not know how to answer Dan's questions is starting to make me wonder why I remember the answers to so many different science topics. I'm not a science person. I draw weird nonsense on the internet. But I know why the sky is blue.

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7 MILES!!??! lmao I burst out laughing for minutes.

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It's getting suuuuper frustrating to hear Bakalar spouting bullshit as an authority to Dan when he's super wrong. Definitely feels reminiscent of a lot of shit that's wrong with our education system.

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This series is just someone who doesn't really know anything about the topic regurgitating youtube videos they just watched to someone who doesn't know anything about the topic either. I thought the premise of the show was supposed to be common knowledge stuff. So far every topic I've literally taken courses on in school, but I still wouldn't expect the average person to know most this of stuff. This is literally just two people watching youtube videos together and rattling off postulations because they don't actually know the answers.

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Brilliant work Jan! Lol

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🎵His name is James, James Cameron

The bravest pioneer

No budget too steep, no sea too deep

Who's that?

It's him, James Cameron

James, James Cameron explorer of the sea

With a dying thirst to be the first

Could it be? Yeah that's him!

James Cameron🎵

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Jeff: "Let's learn about the oceans."

Dan: "What if aliens suck up all of our water, what happens next?!"

Jeff: "Well, that's not what we're going to learn about here."

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The savory discussion made me go insane

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Oh boy. Savoury ≠ food to savour. Delicious savoury chocolate cake!

Great vid though, and great work in post!

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Kendrick bit at the end destroyed me

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I hoped they would touch on the whole oxygen part. It's estimated that at least 50-80% of oxygen production on Earth comes from ocean life. Without the oceans we might not even be able to breathe!

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Dumb kid, D.A.A.N City

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Dan, the professional writer with over a decade of experience, displaying bewilderment that he managed to use the word myopic correctly.

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I am losing my mind at “the halal zone”

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@paul_tillich: Yep. I really think it would be funnier to bring in experts and have Jeff lead the discussion.

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I think there needs to be an entire episode dedicated to explaining what savoury/umami is to Dan.

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The people who get upset about this show because Jeff isn't actually educated on these topics maybe need to step back and see this show is about those moments on podcasts and previous content where he's blurted out some common sense thing he completely failed to grasp. That is what this is trying to make happen, because Dan has a way of expressing his ignorance in amusing ways. Don't get hung up on Jeff's lack of knowledge on the subject matter.

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@bathala: Seems like a comment more relevant for the last video then.

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Jan God bless you with this editing I love these so much

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Has Dan never been swimming in the ocean before? I guess I just take for granted the fact that I always lived in a coastal state, so ocean swimming isn't a foreign concept to me.

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@heatdrive88: Dude it needs to be explained to Bakalar. When he said that a hot dog isn't savory I nearly spat out my coffee.

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Pretty sure Jeff created his own problem by mentioning "Why the Sea is blue" himself without researching absorption and scattering first.

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Great episode as always. Shout out to Jan for that amazing ending

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Fun fact: Adding salt to a cooler with water and ice will actually result in drinks that get colder, faster!

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EVERY time I’m in the street

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Oh god, are they hinting at Paul joining this show hahaha

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Bakalar does a great job appearing as dumb as Dan this episode