Floods, besides being remarkably destructive natural disasters, are dangerous simply because most people don't realize how treacherous an overabundance of water can be.

One of the many fun facts that can make the difference between life and death is being aware of the amount of flowing water takes to wipe someone off their feet – as little as six inches. We found this out by looking on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's website. The rider above clearly did not read the same bit of helpful information. Otherwise, he probably wouldn't have attempted to traverse the flood-strewn areas on his motorcycle (maybe he'd have gotten a hovercraft, like these three idiots).

The video, which comes from disaster-stricken, flood-strewn Boulder, Colorado, shows what appears to be some of the area's seriously washed-out roads. That doesn't stop our would-be hero, though. Take a look below to see just how dangerous and fast-moving floodwaters can be, and see how this poor fool is lucky to have only learned a tough lesson. If you're equally impatient, feel free to fast-forward the video to about 45 seconds in.


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      Boredinmin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those few moments he waits hesitantly before pushing forward into the flood waters? That's common sense trying to tell him something important. Next time, I bet he listens to what it has to say.
        S.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Boredinmin
        Common sense was calling...went straight to voicemail. Hah
      Alex Ellsworth
      • 1 Year Ago
      I know the six-inch rule, and I grew up in a city with numerous flood crossings where people tried to drive through and got swept away every time it rained. Still, I can see how maybe it didn't look that bad to the rider from his point of view before driving into it, especially if he had no prior experience with floods or fast-moving water. I'm not going to criticize someone for his misfortune by calling him a "fool" - a lesson learned is a lesson learned, and who among us hasn't made a split-second bad decision we regretted?
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Definitely asking for it.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      CoffeeJones
      • 1 Year Ago
      Even if it was just standing water - There's your friend and mine, good old hydrolock.
      bullitt2605
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mama always said stupid is as stupid does.
      Big Squid
      • 1 Year Ago
      He was actually doing pretty good at the beginning, there.
      DawgByte
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stupidity knows no bounds! Of all the routes he could have this numb nut decides to go through the deep end. He got what he deserves.
      Seal Rchin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Two simple words say it all. Charles Darwin.
      keith
      • 1 Year Ago
      What an idiot. Definitely doesn't know how to ride as well
      Mikeman
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm sure his insurance agent is going to love the video! Haha. Actually, it might help him explain why he's making a claim, but has no idea where his bike is...
      Fitycent
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would say the stupidest thing he did was post this video on the internet. He just gave all the evidence needed for the insurance company to denied his claim if they wanted to.
        fuzzyfish6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Fitycent
        Umm, he almost drowned. Losing a bike and maybe having the claim denied is pretty damn good in comparison.
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