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Otherworldly Sounds of Skating on Thin Ice

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This small lake outside Stockholm, Sweden, emits otherworldly sounds as Mårten Ajne skates over its precariously thin, black ice. “Wild ice skating,” or “Nordic skating,” is both an art and a science. A skater seeks out the thinnest, most pristine black ice possible—both for its smoothness, and for its high-pitched, laser-like sounds. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #Skating #ThinIce About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Black ice is recently frozen, and can be as thin as 2 inches and still support the weight of a skater. Like a dome or arch, the support comes from the sides rather than the top, and the water underneath prevents the ice from breaking. But, experience and careful advance planning are key. Factors including temperature, atmospheric conditions, and even satellite images of the Earth’s surface are considered. It’s complicated, but appealing to mathematicians like Ajne. Even with preparation, there’s a risk of falling in… So it’s best done in groups, for safety. Read about the science behind Nordic skating in "How Skating on Thin Ice Creates Laser-Like Sounds" https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/activities/winter-sports/skating-thin-black-ice-creates-sound-nordic-spd/ Hear the Otherworldly Sounds of Skating on Thin Ice | National Geographic https://youtu.be/v3O9vNi-dkA National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo

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SuicideBunny6 : That's the sound of fish fighting an underwater light saber battle

Bad_Sir Baux : Thin ice ASMR.

Bianca Aletti : All I hear is the sound of DaNgER

Jack : The wave-like movement of the ice is so evident at 1:44 wowwww

Supreme Leader Smeagol : *chuckles* I'm in danger

Green Bill : It’s very relaxing how you can fall through at any given moment

Szr7zMix5kcV6F3 : he must have a very low BMI since the ice supports him and his massive balls

NOSTALGIC : Jesus is like..."hold my wine"

Mia : Me trying to kill myself before i show my grades to my parents

Snoopy.Diz : Thick and blue, tried and true. Thin and crispy, way too risky.

Sorabh Pant : Ice is paid actor.

Anonymous A : Parents: You’re skating on thin ice! Me when I’m young: 😰 Me when I’m older: 0:01

Pol Gabaldon : 1:40 you can actually see the ice moving!

Chad Christopher : It's dangerous to skate on thin ice, so make sure you bring a lot of people out there with you.

Odd Ragnar Deng Lerstøl : If our world is making these otherworldly sounds, imagine what sounds other worlds can make.

Thunder Melo : Ok YouTube recommendations, a random one indeed but I did watch this.

Gabriel Antonio : When th me teacher says your on thin ice 1:57

Joe Lavigne : If you skip rocks over icey ponds or lakes it makes the same noise.

A A : There’s a Star Wars battle going on down there

Chris Axberg : The ice we skate is getting pretty thin. The water's getting warm so we might as well swim.

Norris Jinglewilly : How can the ice handle the weight of his balls

Pip Pipster : Next up: Swimming with ice skates on ...

Mariam A King : i like the part where he's skating on the ice

Hildy van Hefeweizen : As an ice fisher, I can confirm that ice does make that sound! We fish on foot thick ice though...and I freak out a little every time I hear one of those pings!

romeo yang : Next thing you know ice age squirrel moment happens and the lake cracks in two lol

Ghosts Graves : Next video "Hear the unworldly sounds of someone screaming as they fall through thin ice"

Perch P : ASMR has joined the chat.

しずえ : friend: what music do you like me:

suboT : #201978 Episode of Why is this in my Recommendation

StrongPowerThankYou andHeartbreaker : "So it's best done in groups for safety." Shows guy skating on the ice alone.

James M : I’ve fallen through ice when skating on ponds and lakes before. If you fall through, you should turn the way you were coming from, put your upper body on the ice, make your body parallel to the ice and kick your feet to propel yourself up onto the ice. If it keeps breaking, keep swimming and break the ice in front of you with your arms if you are close to land (Moving towards the land, obviously) If you cannot kick and propel yourself on to the ice, then rest your sleeves on the ice, and hopefully they will freeze onto the surface and you will be able to pull yourself up. But really make sure you turn around and try to get onto the ice you were on before you fell in, because you know it’s solid and it most likely won’t break. If there is a strong current, do not panic, and try to keep part of your body above water and hold on to the ice. It will be difficult to hoist yourself up so hopefully you have some friends around. If not, don’t panic and try to get yourself on top of the ice. Be patient. It’s very surprising when it happens, and it is VERY fast. You fall straight through. So decisions must be made quickly, no room for panic.

Slure : I wouldn't do that cuz i once tried a 15cm thick ice and it cracked soo much

28th OMS : Not sure how thick the ice is in a NHL rink, but you see the painted logos on the concrete through it and they drive cars on it during intermission at times.

crmlla : Look, I've watched this 3 times already. STOP recommending me, Youtube.

Joe Joe : Wait...so all those time I've been told I was "skating on thin ice"...I really was able to?

Kyle Pollina : I enjoyed the lack of narration in this. Just hearing the lake sounds was all that was needed

Anna Vajda : The perfect sport for suicidal lunatics.

PartialViewmusic : "even with preparation, there's a risk of falling in... So it's best done in groups, for safety." Yeah, well, and there's people like apetor. Go check his channel out, a crazy drunk norwegian Ice skater who admittely seeks out thin ice but who wants to go through. Search up apetor ;)

LunarGalaxy : So if u love math and skating, perfect 4 u

19thHour : Black ice didn't land on the road! The road landed on black ice!

Zubb : Legend says he still out there skating

Rasco B : it's good but it's certainly not Apetor!

Curtis Caudle : Seems risky...

WeeWeeJumbo : Just watching this made me anxious. I need a Xanax

Tyler : They're shooting the next star wars movie under the ice obviously

Luiza H. C. Braga : With the heat of 51 ° that is here in Brazil, I would even skate on a recent ice !!! OMG !!! lol

James : Dude has a death wish. Totally though the video would end with him going under the ice

Lucas Munro : Sounds like a Stockhausen composition

crystalheckman : This gave me so much anxiety. Thank you YouTube recommendations.