Hear the Otherworldly Sounds of Skating on Thin Ice | National Geographic


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  • National Geographic
    National Geographic 3 months ago +2482

    Black ice is recently frozen and can be as thin as 2 inches! Do you think you want to try Nordic or wild ice skating? Make sure to try in groups if you do!

    • Boxhead 71
      Boxhead 71 3 days ago

      Kian Nielsen far less?
      About 5.8mm less. But yes, 45mm is less than 2".

    • Noble Puker
      Noble Puker 7 days ago

      Dratini, of course you could do this in minnesota. You can do it anywhere it freezes ponds. All about the right weather. Research it online first, then find a good pond, and monitor it for new ice during early winter. You'll score the perfect day. 2" black ice with frosted shores just like the one in this video. This could've been filmed in MN it's so similar.
      This is hobby is high risk. Some would call it extreme... so be careful.

    • langweiliges profil
      langweiliges profil 22 days ago

      Back ice seems dangerous.I woud stay away from.....

    • Parmod Kumar
      Parmod Kumar 28 days ago

      National Geographic hhghvigjvhkov

  • suicidal.banana
    suicidal.banana 2 hours ago +1

    One of the coolest sounds of winter, that brings back childhood memories. Wish we'd still have a few weeks of natural ice during winter over here in the Netherlands, but global warming sorta ruined it.

  • Tom Brown
    Tom Brown 3 hours ago

    Watching this video gives me really bad anxiety!!

  • 187Ares
    187Ares 7 hours ago

    Half life

  • Downzy2019
    Downzy2019 13 hours ago

    I wish this was the sound my girlfriend makes when im on thin ice

  • Don Sexton
    Don Sexton 18 hours ago

    Otherwordly? So far this phenom only distinct to Earth

  • Bussa Blanche
    Bussa Blanche Day ago

    is there any way to get these sounds in 24bit/96khz audio? i want to make music with it

  • Aris Kolaretakis

    You're on thin ice mister

  • Shrade
    Shrade Day ago

    It sounds like whenever I throw a rock on thin(ner) ice here in Canada

  • Sicao is dead
    Sicao is dead Day ago

    no words

  • Isabel Martinez
    Isabel Martinez 2 days ago

    That's awsome.

  • Tilda Härold
    Tilda Härold 2 days ago

    Two inches is thicker than 45 millimeters, which is what he measured in the video

  • boothegoo pc
    boothegoo pc 2 days ago

    No thought for the poor guy that has to jump in and save you. Ever heard of roller skates?

  • Kim Fishe
    Kim Fishe 2 days ago

    too dangerous for people with common sense to do though

  • Cheerah C
    Cheerah C 2 days ago

    Aw he accidentally made a heart in the ice

  • Fredrick Hight
    Fredrick Hight 2 days ago +1

    Gives new meaning to "Skating on Thin Ice!" Rejoice my Dearly Beloved. Amen.

  • Chet Carlson
    Chet Carlson 2 days ago

    my mom used to tell me i was skating on thin ice

  • Sentient Music
    Sentient Music 2 days ago

    Let the beat drop

  • Gummix
    Gummix 2 days ago

    Sounds like the steel cable sounds used in the Mustafar scenes in Star Wars Episode 3

  • finnycharles27
    finnycharles27 2 days ago

    Sounds like horror movie bg score..... I can use this sound...

  • Steve Fortuna
    Steve Fortuna 2 days ago

    Always skate with a micrometer. It's the winner's secret.

  • Dokter Roetker
    Dokter Roetker 2 days ago

    What surprises me the most, is all the comments of people who never heard this sound before... But then again, we don't all live in Holland, so maybe it is something special

  • Bronghus Phidalski
    Bronghus Phidalski 2 days ago

    brb sampling this

  • Rolling Stones
    Rolling Stones 2 days ago

    This gave me huge anxiety

  • big chungo
    big chungo 3 days ago

    Sounds like a sample Death Grips would use

  • colly beans
    colly beans 3 days ago

    Every lake in the world sound like that if the ice is thin and you throw a stick on it.... just saying.. every lake does that so why you trying to oversell it?? i mean it's very cool but now you ruined it...

  • Owen Harris
    Owen Harris 3 days ago

    Sounds like the globe becoming flat... Your days are numbered. We are coming for you.

  • James McGrath
    James McGrath 3 days ago

    How many people had to drown to make this?

  • Rainbow
    Rainbow 3 days ago

    How does he not sink when he has such big balls? I would be so scared!

  • Naresh Rajandran
    Naresh Rajandran 3 days ago

    SMALL lake

  • H恵美子
    H恵美子 3 days ago

    ASMR for a horror movie.

  • Brian G.
    Brian G. 3 days ago

    Loot Lake.

  • Great!
    Great! 3 days ago


  • fzedd
    fzedd 3 days ago

    Take me there :(

  • C. Alex
    C. Alex 3 days ago

    ahhh, that sound brings back memories...

  • RubenPieterMark
    RubenPieterMark 3 days ago

    Totally normal in the Netherlands. If the ice creaks, it's usually a good sign.

  • 420 ASMR
    420 ASMR 4 days ago

    it sounds like wind through tension wires on hydro poles

  • Michael J McCurdy
    Michael J McCurdy 4 days ago

    Fish be like, "Dude! I'm trying to sleep!" ok, that really wasn't even funny. I haven't had coffee yet but have decided to comment anyway.

  • minibeast21
    minibeast21 4 days ago

    This guy has a death wish

  • Stuart M.
    Stuart M. 4 days ago

    There's a wonderful German saying that goes something like, "If things are going too well for the donkey, the donkey starts dancing on ice." It means the donkey (a favorite animal to depict stupidity in German stories) is not content with just being happy, so it tempts fate by doing something very dangerous. Sorry, no skating on thin ice for me.

  • WaterProofBread
    WaterProofBread 4 days ago +1

    i too like to live dangerously

  • ItzNoxinity
    ItzNoxinity 4 days ago

    just don’t fall

  • Richard Goldman
    Richard Goldman 4 days ago

    Animal cruelty! The fish do not appreciate, nor need this abuse.

  • junglechick13
    junglechick13 4 days ago

    Jethro Tull anyone?

  • iam J-FIC
    iam J-FIC 5 days ago

    I wonder what the fish hear.

  • Angel Sparkles
    Angel Sparkles 5 days ago

    i dont know about u, but thats the sound of anxiety to me

  • ComputerNoises
    ComputerNoises 5 days ago

    "laser-like sounds"
    Lasers do not produce sound loud enough for humans to hear. Perhaps you meant "40's-alien-movie-style-laser-sound-effects"

  • Chris Daldy-Rowe
    Chris Daldy-Rowe 5 days ago

    Yes Jane skates good

  • Mike Hunt
    Mike Hunt 5 days ago

    I dislike this video and for one reason only because I was the 1000th person. I thought the video was quite remarkable actually really enjoyed it.

  • Nimuë Deschacht
    Nimuë Deschacht 5 days ago

    Most interesting video of the day tbh

  • Jerker Rave
    Jerker Rave 5 days ago

    Ure walking on thin ice my dude

  • Ciel x
    Ciel x 6 days ago

    Så coolt~~~

  • Frostbyte
    Frostbyte 6 days ago

    Props to director for choosing not to do narration.

  • Theo Elias
    Theo Elias 6 days ago

    So I guess the rods are to help make sure he doesn't fall in if the ice breaks.

  • JezzaHeart
    JezzaHeart 6 days ago +1

    Yo, someone needs to edit the sound of this video to a StarWars battle scene...

  • Jordan Su
    Jordan Su 6 days ago

    skating on any thin ice makes those noises....

  • Fortified Mentality
    Fortified Mentality 6 days ago

    He's braver than I am..

  • Souperfro
    Souperfro 6 days ago

    Just learn from your mistakes lolllllllll

  • T â t ë r T ø t t š

    the fish beneath are having a battle star wars style

  • SingleDad61
    SingleDad61 7 days ago +1

    You're on thin ice pal!

  • Shina Mashiro
    Shina Mashiro 7 days ago +1

    Probally because of the water? That make it sounds like that(sorry im bad at english)

  • Zulu Armand
    Zulu Armand 7 days ago

    40 millimeters is a little bit more than 2 inches if I'm doing the math right

  • Decay is headed your way!

    This was interesting and held my interest the entire video. Tom

  • Lorenzo Lo Dico
    Lorenzo Lo Dico 7 days ago

    Sounds like a Star wars space battle going on down there

  • Julious Bass
    Julious Bass 8 days ago

    only this fool is doing this.

  • Nort h Sout h
    Nort h Sout h 8 days ago

    isn't it dangerous on such a thin ice?

  • Debshree Basu
    Debshree Basu 8 days ago


  • John Rhobie
    John Rhobie 8 days ago

    It sounds like a dubstep song...

  • Wow,
    Wow, 8 days ago +1

    I like black ice tea.

  • Knappa22
    Knappa22 8 days ago

    How many secretly wish it just cracked and he fell in?!

  • Vkookies & hoshi carat

    sounds like a train from a far distance coming down on the tracks

  • LudicrousKid
    LudicrousKid 8 days ago

    Sounds like space invaders or an old 80s arcade game.

  • Omar Beno
    Omar Beno 8 days ago

    Sounds like that video where they transferred Earth's virbrations into sounds. Anyone?

  • Cooperqwerty
    Cooperqwerty 9 days ago

    You skating on thin ice buddy

  • Steve Barrett
    Steve Barrett 9 days ago

    I hear those sounds all the time playing pond hockey. Not “otherworldly”

  • XxLOL9xX
    XxLOL9xX 9 days ago

    If you listen closely, you can hear it saying that “Yuna Kim got ROBBED in Sochi 2014.”

    NEON NYAGIC 9 days ago

    Aaahhhh the sound of storm troopers trying to hit you

  • Yvette de Ruijter
    Yvette de Ruijter 9 days ago

    Kraak ijs is geen breek ijs

  • Parents
    Parents 10 days ago

    Sounds like whale calls

  • musicalcacti
    musicalcacti 10 days ago

    "If you should go skating..."

  • jonathan l
    jonathan l 10 days ago

    Guy skates on thin ice ....loneliest whale in the world " finally whats up bro "

  • Musettelover
    Musettelover 10 days ago

    It has always been on my bucket list to skate with those long blades type skates on a perfectly frozen lake in the wild hearing the magical like sounds from the thin ice. Can't imagine how peaceful it must be. Could also be done with beautiful music in the earbuds.

  • a paradoxal mess
    a paradoxal mess 10 days ago


  • All Around Flat
    All Around Flat 10 days ago

    "If the ice is too thin theres a possibility you could fall in...so Skate in GROUPS recomended !?!? 🤣😂😅

  • 5TA1KR
    5TA1KR 10 days ago

    Under ice Gloria Borger is filming PewNews. Pew pew pew pew

  • HelloBoy Mysurname
    HelloBoy Mysurname 11 days ago

    Imaginr him falling through it as he skates

  • Jon Jon
    Jon Jon 11 days ago

    I just dropped my basket of carrots. This is terrifying

  • CRA_55
    CRA_55 11 days ago

    Which Brian Eno song is this

  • Ronin Yama
    Ronin Yama 11 days ago

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  • Airwipe
    Airwipe 11 days ago

    Imagine doing a hockey stop on that ice lol you’d probably break the whole river

  • Yudi Seda
    Yudi Seda 12 days ago

    Black aiss is not THICC

  • Rune Pettersen
    Rune Pettersen 12 days ago

    One of the most famous athlete in Norway, Ivar Formo, olympic champion 1976, did the same. And that was the last he did...

  • Brandon Covington
    Brandon Covington 12 days ago

    Sounds like laser tag.

  • Jess taunton
    Jess taunton 12 days ago

    No ones going to explain why it makes that noise? 🤔

  • tempac91
    tempac91 12 days ago

    The great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandson of Floki from Vikings.

  • Knuvoba
    Knuvoba 12 days ago

    The ice we skate, is getting pretty thin

  • Igli Toci
    Igli Toci 13 days ago +1

    T H I C C

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    elleisrandom★ 13 days ago


  • Kitty Kitty
    Kitty Kitty 13 days ago

    Sounds like cable cords or something

  • Tomás Oberti
    Tomás Oberti 13 days ago

    Stranger things upside down alike