Feel What It's Like to Drown With This Terrifying Simulator

Forget coffee. If you're still in dire need of a little morning boost, we guarantee that nothing will be quite as effective as the adrenaline rush you'll get from swimming for your life in this online drowning simulator. This is not for the faint of heart.


The stress-inducing site comes courtesy of Sortie En Mar, a French sea-safety equipment company hoping to encourage life jacket use. And after going through the simulator just once, we can say this thing is pretty damn effective.

It all starts innocently enough; you, a Frenchman, are sailing the open seas with a buddy and nothing but blue skies. Then disaster strikes. You get knocked overboard, and your only hope for survival is to scroll like your (virtual) life depends on it. It's harder than it seems.

Head over here to try it out for yourself if you dare. We'll be staying on land for now. [A Trip Out to Sea via FastCo]


That "friend" is a jerk...

Also, this was more of a test of my co-worker's noise tolerance. I discovered that my scroll-wheel is extremely noisy.