Dipublikasikan tanggal 5 Mei 2019
Kerosene Creek is a natural hot spring near Rotorua, on the North Island of New Zealand. And there have been official warnings for years: don't put your head under water. It turns out that "brain-eating amoebas", naegleria fowleri, are a real, if rare, thing.
Thank you to Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles! Here are some of the references used for this video:
Bonifield, J. (2019). Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot. Retrieved from edition.cnn.com/2018/12/07/he...
Hermelingmeier, K., Weber, R., Hellmich, M., Heubach, C., & Mösges, R. (2012). Nasal Irrigation as an Adjunctive Treatment in Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. American Journal Of Rhinology & Allergy, 26(5), e119-e125. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2012.26.3787
Piper, K., Foster, H., Susanto, D., Maree, C., Thornton, S., & Cobbs, C. (2018). Fatal Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection associated with improper nasal lavage. International Journal Of Infectious Diseases, 77, 18-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.09.013
Yoder, J., Straif-Bourgeois, S., Roy, S., Moore, T., Visvesvara, G., & Ratard, R. et al. (2012). Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis Deaths Associated With Sinus Irrigation Using Contaminated Tap Water. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 55(9), e79-e85. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis626
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I checked, and "amoebas" and "amoebae" are both valid plurals for "amoeba".
2 weeks ago... Ok.
💕♥️💓💗 amoeBAE 😍💞♥️❤️
You make the most interesting videos I've seen in my life
"hey amoebae come over" "can't, i'm starving" "i have brains"
Had a brain eating amoeba once, poor fella died of hungry
Haha, the typo really sells the joke here. Proving that, at the very least, the amoeba will have variety in its diet. ;)
Should’ve spelled it “Hungary”
Clockwork Kirlia Little known fact, diagramming comedy actually makes it 10 times funnier.
@Noah Hall I'm not quite sure I get what you mean. :P Diagramming in what way? If it was a subtle jab at my over-analysis, I just like to point out if there's something specific about a joke that really ties it off. The moment had long passed anyway. :P
A moment of silence for the brave cameramen who gave their lives for those underwater shots.
They used a stick m8.
Maybe they shouldn't have used a GoPro to film those shots.
@DIO'sNotDead the comment was joking tho
“Keep your head above water.” No, thanks. I’ll just keep my whole body away from the water.
This might be a dumb question, but with all the mist in the air from the waterfall, wouldn't there be amoebas in the floating droplets? And couldn't you get them from just breathing through your nose? Maybe the floating droplets are too small for amoeba to be suspended in them. Idk.
ScottCantDance Your nose has filters, maybe it helps
Its really cool though
I've been in these pools. They're very nice.
I'll at lease wear a rain boots
Okay, the risk might be insanely low, but the nope-factor of the phrase “brain eating amoeba” is off the charts. Heck, “Kerosene Creek” even sounds like something from The Simpsons.
Might as well be called poisonous pool
@Will Bourner V the not worth it river
Id recommend Lake Mead in the US if you REALLY want to get aquainted
PUT IT IN H
*Whys* it even named kerosene??
"keep your head out of the water" Brother there literally is a brain-eating microorganism in there, i'll keep my whole damn body meters away from the water
Me too. I wouldnever swim in water like this. I guess most of the people dont even know it?
Sneaklone if you watched the whole video you would know that actually getting infected is really rare
@Cokémon oh we all know, it's such a little chance of catching it that you're in more danger driving on the road to get there, than actually catching the bug while there. All the locals have been jumping off that waterfall for generations, just pich your nose it's all good.
@Kuzari T water gun? More like pressure washer. They can rip the skin open.
@Darndiddlyarn went there last year and swam through the waterfall and dove down to grab rocks
Rest in Peace Adam and Ben 😔
i see i'm not the only one that came back to this video
At least they weren't making cheese
@Spaghetti_Code Gee am I glad they weren't
The last case could have been 1000 years ago and I would still never step foot in that water.
I go to Kerosene Creek all the time, im fine.
Even the name “kerosene” doesn’t exactly feel like the kind of river I’d take a swim into
yet you step into a metal box with wheels everyday that has a higher chance of death than most things in life
@High on life Because we have to, to go to work, the grocery store and whatnot...
Tom: There's a questionable smell here. Researcher: It starts with a change in the sense of smell. Ummmm... 🙄
Nah its because all around Rotorua it smells like farts due to the geothermal activity
Rip Tom scott
@idyegrassgreen hehe fart
Shes talking about the symptoms
@Patrick Now we know who's 12 here
Ok so despite how rare this is and me living far from any geothermal pools and never flushing water up my nose, the pure concept of a brain-devouring amoeba terrifies me. So. Much.
Honestly The idea that simply getting water in your ear/nose/mouth will result in a non-zero chance you will not live to see the end of the month is almost enough to turn me hydrophobic (almost)
@Martyr oh aren't you so edgy
OhHi Mark I’m soooo edgy for telling people to not live their life out in fear and take risk. Do you know what edgy means? Rethink your comment.
I'm so glad I'm not eating cheese at the brain-eating amoeba-filled thermal wonderland
Why r people talking about cheese I need an explanation
@AnAsianBoi (Flying Springbok) In the show jet lag: the game, where pairs complete in a travel-based competition. one side went to make cheese while the other went for a swim at kerosene creek and said "i sure am glad i'm not making cheese"
I’m just imagining someone shoving their friends head underwater as a joke and killing them
Every time we drove past the region on a trip we'd visit this and enjoy it. I dont remember ever not putting my head under, haha. It's not the most deadly thing in the region apparently, a few years back an american tourist family had their kid climb over a bunch of railings and such to fall into a boiling mud pool. It's just full of tourists now unfortunately and they tend to litter
or just splash some water in their direction
I was going into this video thinking it would be about some horrible stream in Florida or something, thinking to myself "haha I live in NZ safe from this sort of thing-" then he mentioned Rotorua. I am now terrified of every water source I see.
100% my reaction too
Oh Florida… 😂😂😂
Lmao ikr- You never think the danger's in NZ O_o'
preying for you, actively avoiding NZ because of this..
@Eden Jay Collins I mean, that's a really small side effect- New Zealand is still a great place to live in- (in my opinion :))
Tom, you demonstrated 'British understatedness' perfectly. "A questionable smell in the air" is probably the nicest way anyone has ever described the pungent aroma that surrounds Rotorua. Why anyone was travelling along and thought "I know, this place that smells of rotten eggs will make for the perfect location for a town" is beyond me.
Each town/stop in NZ is located about a day on a horse apart.
Free heating and cooking ovens is a big plus when you're living in the 19th century and before. Or maybe they just really liked the smell of eggs, who knows?
My family calls it Rottenrua because of the awful smell.
French Lick Indiana, in a nutshell as well.
I miss 2 minutes ago when I didnt know this existed
Cant stop the reality train, underailable.
Too bad the video lasts for 3 minutes and 42 seconds.... which means you still get to know at least a minute and 42 seconds of the whole thing
Vizman216 did this just get recommended
If only Jet Lag The Game watched Tom Scott...
Pool: *Has amoeba that will literally eat your brain* Humans: *Swims in it for fun*
Chuck it was literally said in the video, that the chances to catch it are extremely small. You have a higher chance to get tetanus or some other infection after getting a scratch while hiking. I think stupidity is much more about not being capable to get information from the source and make a weighted conclusions based on it, combined with an inflated ego, than swimming in the pool, where the last case of the infection was around two decades ago.
Humans do all sorts of crazy stuff though. Some people stick weird rigid sticks to their feet and literally fall down the side of a snowy mountain. Heck, some people literally jump off sheer cliffs for fun.
Kassidy Farrell clorine pools don’t have it
It's evolving but backwards.
So it is true... Guess the Jet Lag team didn't know expect that!
I would probably stay clear of any lake called kerosene anyway.
Can the water go mac 20 ?
Meanwhile, people go visit the devils cooking pot, just down the road, every day!
9/11 likes makes sense since it's plane fuel
ive swum in there
"it's common where ever there warm untreated water" Kinda glad I live in England where everything is cold and sad now
god save the water
try going north to scotland it's worse
**nervously laughs in Texan**
Thankfully that means the amoebas are cold and sad too!
Conceivably you could find these brain eating amoebas in British ponds and lakes in the summer. We have them in Canada even. That’s why I prefer ocean swimming even if it’s freezing.
“Go for a swim, Keep your head above the water” “Swish the poison in your mouth, Just don’t swallow it.” Same logic. Like why bother, go swim somewhere else.
"Go for a drive, just don't crash your car"
TessHM Without a seatbelt.
Listerine: Originally used as surgical antiseptic and a floor cleaner. Has 'poison' in the ingredients. Humans 'Swish' it in their mouth. Why? Because they want to.
But the water is nice warm and cozy!
@Promiscuous Crab the "seatbelt" is keeping your head above water.
I don't care if infection is rare, I can't believe people would get in. I have a fear of brain conditions like this, rabies, Alzheimer's/dementia, etc.
Go to the ocean
Do you like a cold can of Coke?
Rabies is most fun of them
The question I have is, how rare even IS infection? Cuz if you're saying its rare among the entire population, then yea, thats because 99.999% of people arent swimming in those waters. Id like to know how common it is among people who actually DO swim there, and even more so, how common it is for anybody who puts their head under water. There is a big difference between like, 1 in 100 million, vs like 1 in 1000, vs like, 1 in 10 if you put your head underwater. The actual odds matter, and the fact they werent given in the video is weird.
Heads up: Siouxsie Wiles was just awarded New Zealander of the Year for her work!! What an amazing guest!
congrats to her!
Aye that's awesome!
@William's Biking no u
Gee, I sure am glad I'm not making cheese right now.
This video sponsored by Tourism New Zealand: We're still safer than Australia.
Hey, at least you can see most of the things that will kill you in Australia!
Amoebic meningitis also happens throughout Australia, I remember a number of cases when I was a kid. Here it also occurs in lakes, water holes, pools without sufficient chlorine... not just in geothermal springs. Yay!
@fanta Thank you fot telling me not to go down the equator 🙄🙄🙄🙄
@G M The brain-eating amoeba is north of the equator so there's no escaping it :) This is why I just avoid swimming in any warm freshwater, period
Where does it say its sponsored by tourism new Zealand??
God, I’d feel uncomfortable being anywhere NEAR a body of water that I knew had brain-eating amoebas in it
Then you should stop using tapwater to bath , cause as it said they and other deadly amoeba are common in uncooked water
Its in amy water unless its drinking water
@Vamxie tap water is drinking water.
@Star Gazer Not everywhere
I swam in here as a kid Being a kid, i obviously put my head under without knowing why it was bad. Never realised until now that it was as deadly as it is.
『I'mnot Kenツ』 idk, locals swim in it all the time... I have no idea, just dumb luck maybe?
same dude, there were no signs there, only a local told me not to. now I know how lucky I was I guess? or its probably not as likely to happen as it seems.
Justsomerandomguy there's a very low chance of getting it
i went there last week, and i wasnt worried about the microbes, but the safety of our car, which was broken into. kerosene creek is one of the most sketchy places for that reason
why is it so rare?
Hello, Nebula gang. It's a really good thing Ben and Adam didn't dunk their heads in the creek.
Hope the cheese didn't get infected
I was looking into this and apparently it's super similar to meningitis which is fairly common. It's also very difficult to test for and the only times it's ever tested for is typically after the patient is already dead. So there is a large chance that it's not 97% fatal it's just the sample is biased because you only know you have it if you're dead.
Maybe you're right. Maybe a large amount of people were cured and we simply don't know that
yea maybe our organism prevents them from doing much damage
Something like 5% of the population actually has antibodies in warm countries with poor water control. Antibodies does not actually guarantee immunity from amoeba, but it does offer good protection. There is a hypothesis that infection by amoeba becomes dangerous when the type of antibody produced by the body targets the wrong part of the amoeba!
oh god the jet lag sign was for real
"The good news is that the change in your sense of smell and taste isn't COVID-19. The bad news, however..."
They should just ban any use of this lake
@Xavier it's like banning people from going outside without car because of lightning strike
@Noname thats a stupid comparison.
Better Comparison: it’s like banning people from standing under trees in case they fall on their head and kill them
Just wear a mask. Should be good.
“Keep your head above the water” sounds like a creepypasta
You do not recognize the bodies in the water.
What happened to site 13?
"My town has a strange rule about the creek"
@Fhearrbod wait how did I end up on r/nosleep
We can all sleep well, knowing Tom Scott is there to fuel our nightmares.
I sure am glad that I'm not having to chill at the thermal wonderland - Toby, 2023
This video is going to get a spike in viewership in about a week.
wtf how'd you know
@Patrick Canham adam and ben :(
aye a nebula user I presume?
I sure am glad I'm not making cheese right now
I heard you can kill them by submerging your head in a pot of boiling water for five minutes.
I cant believe i actually thought that was true for a sec
@YouTheMe I wasn't referring to you as a dense person. 😅 I understand that you meant your immediate reaction to the OPs words, which is very human...
Don't worry, with ideas like that these amoebas will have nothing to eat in your head anyway
It would actually kill them though... among other things too...
This is gonna get a spike in viewership on Wednesday when the new Jet Lag episode hits youtube
Tom: There’s a weird smell in the air Expert: One symptom of brain eating amoeba is a change of your sense of smell ( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉)
goodbye Tom it was nice watching you
It smells sulfur in Rotorua.
Ben and Adam were lucky asf
Well, I'm not taking any chances in the water. I've heard of the case of N. Fowlerii from Disney world and it's honestly terrifying. But neurodegenerative diseases scare me because they damage conscious and disallow me to, well, be me anymore because of neural breakdown. That's also why I'm terrified of prions - they're everywhere and they'll kill you. I ate dirt as a kid. I'm somehow not dead yet. Also, don't look prions up please. So that you can sleep tonight.
Dude you know how rare that is
I'm sure glad I'm not making cheese
I can feel my last 10 brain cells running for their lives from that.
If you can write this with only 10 brain cells, then imagine what millions could do... :) 9000 IQ!
look at smartypants here with a while 10 brain cells! this a funny joke pls no hate
Half of them are already eaten by some brain eating amoebae.
@Bjorn Roesbeke probably autocomplete...
When I was younger, I was very interested in this specimen. One time I went swimming in a river and began to have a headache, a little bit of research later, and remembering the brain eating amoeba research I did weeks ago, I became terrified. The river I went swimming in had a case a bit back. I spent a few days absolutely convinced I had it. I must have been 10 or so, maybe younger. Always a fun tale to tell.
I watched that video 3 years ago but I know why most of us are here now Gee, I sure am glad I'm not making cheese right now...
I must have missed something -- what does all the cheese have to do with any of this?
@Brendon Green I have no idea, but would like to know too. I'm here because my recommendations brought me here.
@Confused Turtle it's because of the YT-show Jet Lag: The Game, where they travelled across NZ and visited this place as well.
Been there, done that. Quite literally. I visited the place when I was a kid and, being a kid, stuck my head under water because I was told not to. I didn't contract brain-eating amoebas but it did make me ill for a few days.
There was an episode of House MD where a patient had this infection, from a leaky water pipe connected to an exposed overhead tank that had the parasite. Really scary episode but thankfully seems like a very rare thing in real life.
Seems ultra rare, I mean consider his many people swim in likes and such every year
wow, picking my nose could kill me, thanks Tom!
bruh guess what I was doing when I clicked on this video and scrolled down...
I've lived a good life.
@lowlize You're probably right.
@Turn it off! haha "it's all a matter of PROBABILITIES" + "you're PROBABLY right" ahahaha idk why that was funny to me. I'll leave now. :|
*"It turns out, Kerosene creek is full of brain-eating amoeba"* -- Wise Jetlag Editor
I watched this 3 years ago and forgot about it. Now, 'JetLag the show' reminded me of it. I wonder how many people watched this now in 2023 because of that.
Close enough, it's Jet Lag: The Game.
Gee, I sure am glad I'm not making cheese right now
@Prakriti Senpai ya dont get it
I think I remember reading somewhere that part of the reason it has such a high fatality rate is that it usually isn't diagnosed until after the person is dead or it is too late to do anything.
Glad Ben and Adam didn't put their heads down
I was in new Zealand, and i’ve actually been in this exact water... WITH my head under water. There was NO signs in sight, so Why would i ever Think that there would be brain eating amoebae? I then Saw the sign when i returned to my car, but it was too late of course. I had had my head underwater quite a lot, and my dad Got sick in the following Day, which we were afraid would be Because of this.... But it wasn’t, and nobody was harmed.
We should put more signs up, I guess all the locals know not to put your head under and Ive told tourists not to as well! T
It was mentioned it was very very rare to actually get
scuti but if they can test the water and see that they are there then if you get water up your nose, chances are you’ll get it.
@Hoos AS the warning signs there were removed because of how rare it is to actually catch it even when going underwater so
Most waterholes in Australia have similar bacteria. Thankfully I didn't catch any bacteria, and haven't been to any water holes since I was 10. Thanks mum and dad. (Yes they knew but didn't believe it)
Naegleria is a protozoan parasite, not a bacteria.
@Laura F oh, thank you.
@MetalheadAndNerd depends if they're having a chilled time or not
Tom Scott's brilliant, he gets the travel the world, see and do and film all kinds of interesting unique things and then, gets to edit it all down into a 3-5 minute video (Which let's face it, he might not even do himself anymore at this point). Absolutely brilliant.
A mate and I went here just this year. It was so nice. I'd say the water at the base of the waterfall was between 36° and 38° celsius and shallow enough to sit in. There were literally other people diving and putting their entire heads underwater 😂
There used to be another one at matamata (about an hours drive away from this video) and they had a hotspring that could cause meningitis. They never closed it off. Just abandoned the road and it became all overgrown. But if you know the way, it's so easy to get there
"There's also a strange smell in the air, but that doesn't come across on camera." Not one minute later... "The disease starts sometimes with a change in your sense of smell"
> Kerosene Creek > Cold morning air w/ warm waters > Questionable smell > Brain Eating Amoebae "Let's swim in it."
What could possibly go wrong?
Just the person in the water can die😂
A symptom of having the brain eating amoebae is a change in smell, tom must have it
Didn't the symptoms of the brain eating amoeba start with affecting the sense of smell? I'm worried about Tom's health
@Xexer a symptom of having rabies is headache, 4 million people must have it every day...
I swam in there with friends and read about the amoebae afterwards. After 3 days of existential angst and wondering how much water I got into my nose the thing that finally calmed me down was, that even if you'd snort that water up your nose and it contains the amoebae there's still only a 0.1% chance of contamination/death
Loved Dr. Wiles's humour and detail delivery, excellent guest!
I live in north NZ and have just learned of this, Thank you Tom Scott for informing the general populous of this local danger
Same. I have been to Rotorua on multiple occasions and never had I heard of this horror.
As a kid I used to swim in rivers in Tōrere with my cousins, this video shocked me as I know that brain-eating amoebas exist but I didn't know that they were present near where I used to swim.
I'd definitely not go bathing there. At all. Not ever.
What about picking your nose? Especially after touching a cat (may be a few hours before, which you've forgotten about)?
Me too mate :v
Eh, I've been there twice. The water's really nice, definitely worth risking very unlikely death.
New Orleans has brain eating amoebas in the tap water. Can’t go a month without a boil advisory. Do a video on that.
Wtf, really?? I keep hearing so much about american tap water being contaminated... how does that even happen?
W H A T
Tastes Like Trash yes flint is still having problems
Tastes Like Trash wow, if that happened in the uk, I'd be only using bottled water, even in the bath
Come to Scotland, we have great natural water :) heck, we should, it rains 24/7 too
I've heard of these several times before. It was on 1000 ways to die and I read about it in several news articles years ago. In more recent news, it is apparently becoming more common due to climate change as they like warm waters.
The water park at Disney was above the lake slightly and the water was filtered then drained back into the lake so the water was separate in the pools. It was very rare as they had one case of that and the park kept running for another twenty years without another case. It closed mostly due to economic downturn after the attacks and then bigger water parks being built at Disney.
Ben and Adam sure were lucky
Oh jeeesus Imagine just not knowing Or being splashed
"got you! Hahahaha"
top 10 funniest pranks
Sounds like something Jake Paul would do...
@Yanis Lahtal and then Logan would film it
In Hawaii I did a hike with my family but whoever was in charge of getting water and food (because it was a long hike) got a single peanut butter energy bar for each person as well as a single half size water bottle for each person so.....after doing 3/4 of the hike I was so thirsty I filled up my empty half water bottle with water from a river known for having a brain eating bacteria but I was SO thirsty. That was 6 years ago so I haven't died yet
You don’t get it from swallowing the water.
Genuinely interesting how the symptoms for the amoebas and Covid-19 are almost exactly the same. I wonder if the correlation could have any actualt medical significance, in that maybe understanding this parasite could broaden our understanding of Covid-19.
Who just came here from Jet Lag?
I didn't know i was capable of feeling this uncomfortable. Cold sweat and beating heart. Thanks, Tom. I learned something about myself today.
I remember reading on the newspaper years ago about a kid in Alappuzha who died of this very cause. He went for a bath at a local pond as usual and he fainted afterwards. He was rushed to the hospital, but died several days later. He be in peace.
Wow! Imagine what chaos would ensue if an entire city's water was infected with these brain eati- Oh. Oh. Oh no.
So, entire city's water is untreated?
@Karras Bastomi Lake Jackson.
Lake Jackson Tx
2020 let's not
It's damn near an annual event here in Louisiana. "Which parish found brain-eating amoebas in the tap water this year?"
I've swum at Kerosene creek many times (though not in years now that it's become popular with tourists) - it's fine as long as you pay attention to the warnings, and the water is at a rather nice temperature.
Fun Fact, when i was visiting NZ we were at this spot, unfortunatley we completely missed out on the warning signs, which is nealry impossible but we didnt read them and did not expect any of that. We behaved like this was a normal space of water where you slide and jump in, dive and all of that. We only found out later, nothing happened to any of us but boy, i that was scary.
came here from jetlag, happy ben and adam aren't dead
"So this water contains bacteria that will go up your nose, cause your brain to rot, and then kill you" "But I can still swim in it, right?"
Amoebae aren't bacteria. For one thing, they're eukaryotic, while bacteria are prokaryotic.
@sauercrowder Thats what makes them so hard to kill/deadly. Because guess who else is made up of eukaryotic cells.
@Simo Hayha Human beings. That's why it's so deadly. What you use to kill it also kills the person. It's like if they found you with stage four pancreatic cancer that spread everywhere. There is not a lot that can be done.
Naegleria fowleri are also not true amoebae! Also, at some point since I was in school the kingdom Protista has been deprecated, because better understanding of how evolution diverged showed it doesn't make sense anymore--animals are closer to Amoebae than either is to plants, for example.
Who's here after seeing Ben and Adam from jetlag taking a bath there?
Loss of smell, headaches, vomiting, fever... Good to see we're in a brain-eating-amoeba-simulator pandemic this year.
I got every symptom by just looking at your pfp
@TheSpecter🇷🇺 Thanks for taking the time out of your day to tell me. I'd go get tested though, you don't know where I've been
@NoodleCollie I know where you've been. Thank you for taking your time to at least eventually become worm food and compost.
I remember going there and putting my head below the water a few times as a kid, only to have my family scare me with stories of brain eating amoebas. fun times
I've seen the amoebas warning signs posted all over the far southern USA and I've read travel guides for central America mentioning the issue .
Here in Texas with the floods they had a tap water contamination breach last year and discovered it later. We didn't see the warning ironically until right after a shower. Once infected you have around a week or so left to live
"There is... also a questionable smell in the air, but, fortunately, that doesn't really come across on camera." Indeed, it does not, but I've been to Rotorua, and I know how the whole place stinks of H₂S, hydrogen sulphide, the smell of rotten eggs.
Bruh. I was in NZ 3 years ago and tons of locals recommended this place to me, not one of them saying anything about brain-eating amoebas… I swam here with no issues and definitely put my head under and had a wonderful experience though, 10/10 would again
Nice try amoeba!
Maybe rename it to something less enticing? Like "Brain eating parasite creek. Now with kerosene foam , and broken glass on bottom."
oh my god I just saw this, I went there about 3 years ago and treated it like a normal swimming pool
@Olliekay then you are the lucky 1%
@Janus Ceasar more like lucky 99%
That sounds like an advert for that place
Thanks Tom now I'm scared of washing my face with tapwater
Do you snort the water?
@necrom no but good idea
Strategossable my dude the chances are so damn low it’s like saying you’re scared to be in a car because you can die from a car accident. Or like being terrified of eating food from restaurants because it could be poisoned.
It all depends on your cities water quality if you really are scared you can pull up a chart like i did. I found that my cities tapwater had 0 colonies of E.coli so you can infer that they probably dont have N. Floweri either
Chlorine will usually kill it. The only time tap water would be dangerous is it's been sitting in the pipes for a while or if you have a water source with no chlorine or very low chlorine. If this was an issue, people would be getting this every day from taking a shower. They really don't. AFAIK there are a total of 0 cases from people taking a shower with normal chlorinated tap water. You are much more likely to die from a car crash or from falling off your bike.
I was bought up this area, my scouts group was part of the kerosene creek group. This is part of the Taupo volcanic zone, the last eruption here was the Hatepe eruption, 180 AD the eruption ejected some 120 km3 (29 cu mi), of which 30 km3 (7.2 cu mi) was ejected in a few minutes. The resulting ash turned the sky red over Rome and China.
Watching JetLag and thought "I have heard of this before" oddly this video was recommended to me just the other day but I watched it when it came out.
So here's something I don't understand: growing up in the Southern US, you learn about N. fowleri. We were all told that it lives in stagnant pools and swamps and that it can't survive in waters with currents or tides, so major rivers and brackish bayous are generally safe. But in this case, it's very clear that the pool in question is part of a stream with a small waterfall so why would anyone ever get PAM from swimming in this pool?
just swam in Kerosene Creek last week, my gf and I were having a discussion about whether we should put our heads under the waterfall or not, couldn't remember why we shouldn't... glad this came up in my recommendeds a bit too late 😂😂😵
Thanks, Tom, for yet another horrifying image. Brain bugs from tap water. Great.
The bugs aren't in tap water, unless your tap water is warm for some reason.
ᅚ there’s only chlorine in the water some places
I drink tap water though
ᅚ For example the shithole scandinavia. We just have very clean tap water
This reminds me of the time on Stargate Atlantis when Rodney got an alien amoeba from water on a Wrath planet - looks like this is where the idea came from! High five to other Stargate fans 🙌
"Brain-eating amoebas" is one way to describe roughly 90% of content creators on ID-tv. (but not you, Tom! I love your channel!)
I took a group of teens to Kerosene Creek in 2003. Despite explicit warnings i think half put their heads underwater. There is the same risk at the Welcome Flat Hut on the South Island. It is just a 20 km hike to get there.
You realize how rare this actually is
I live in Hamilton, but when I was on my school camp at Taupo we stopped in at this particular swimming spot (our last day was spent white water rafting in Rotorua) and legit everyone there was sticking their heads under the water. Other than myself who had actually listened to other people expertise and instructions.
Watching these videos literally give me panic attacks thinking about how fast the rare diseases can kill you, I got so scared I literally felt like I had a fever
I've been there! Back in 2011 and I remember seeing the signs and being absolutely terrified! Rotorua is an amazing place if you can get past the incredible rotten egg smell that is literally everywhere you go!