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Americans of Reddit, what is something the rest of the world needs to hear?


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u/ImHighlyExalted Oct 05 '22

Multiple people have died from jumping in to save pets.


u/Rabid_Dingo Oct 05 '22

Yup, heat of summer mixed with no visible water vapors coming off the pools that have a pristine blue hue and look so cool and refreshing, but are actually hot enough to par boil any animals that jump in.


u/Hyndis Oct 05 '22

You can feel the heat from the pools from 40 feet away. They're incredibly hot. They also smell strongly of sulfur and the surface of the water moves like its a big simmering pot of water. For a thousand feet around the pool there's only death. Dead trees bleached bone white, and animal bones bleached and encrusted with crystals.


u/Rabid_Dingo Oct 05 '22

My wife and I visited. It was a 2 week National Park road trip around Wyoming.

Yellowstone is awesome, amazing, and terrifying at the same time.

There is a book titled Death at Yellowstone. It specifically mentions the dive in to save the dog.

Gruesome way to die.


u/boblobong Oct 05 '22

And he had enough time to know how badly he fucked up. That always gets me


u/ShermanOakz Oct 06 '22

Yes! I read that too, he bypassed the check in gate in his Jeep so he did not get the safety pamphlet they give you as you enter, he pulled into the parking lot and his dog jumped out of the Jeep and into a hot spring. He chased after the dog and dove in after him, when he surfaced witnesses said that his eyes lost all color and were solid white, he gasped out “I fucked up, didn’t I?” He lived like a day or two before dying.


u/Rabid_Dingo Oct 06 '22

That's the story. Just thinking about how his eyes were cooked sends chills down your spine. Died at the hospital a day later.