Can you cry under water?

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  1. sweety4you profile image39
    sweety4youposted 8 years ago

    Can you cry under water?

    1. Shadesbreath profile image82
      Shadesbreathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, let's explore this scientifically:

      Seventy feet below the surface, the water is cold but invigorating, your adrenaline coursing with the thrill of the dive.  You swim a few feet above a rough, rock formation, peering into its dark recesses, peeking in at glinting eyes that stare back at you above toothy grins or over pinching claws curled defiantly.  Sound is hushed down here, carrying from distances near and far.  The muffled thud of a stone tumbling down the rock face, crushing colorful sea stalks as it bounces and rolls in slow motion, sending out puffs of color with each rebound, clouding the water before the current obliterates the whirl into motes of things smaller creatures eventually will eat.

      A shadow passes over you, large and dark, like a police helicopter flying over your back yard.  You look up.  A shark.  Large and sinewy, its white belly almost invisible against the light far above.  It swims past, turns, half a spiral brings it to your level in the sea.  It swims towards you, forcing you to recede, sinking lower, seeking some protection in a large crevice in the rocks.

      An eel snakes it head out and grabs hold of your swim fins, its spiked teeth gripping like cleats, pining you to where you are.  The shark gets closer, it’s teeth saw blades grinning your malicious death.  You tremble and realize it’s suddenly warm inside your wet suit.

      Then, a crab the size of a Volvo scuttles around from the other side of the rocks, skittering towards you, it’s pointy feet stirring up white sand as it races towards you.  You realize it is one of the rare and dreaded breed of proctologist crabs, famed for probing claws the size of pianos.

      That’s when you discover there’s also a pair of jellyfish mating in your fancy rubber pants.


      Now, you tell me:  Can you cry under water?

      1. profile image0
        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        rubber pants? FANCY rubber pants? I may never cry again..  smile

      2. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol lol lol

    2. profile image0
      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      tears can come out, but I wouldnt recommend the "uh uh hhhuuhh" type sobbing that requires occasional deep breaths in...

    3. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's an interesting question. As Cags says, you can cry in the shower, but that is the same as crying in the rain, which apparently is quite a famous thing to do.

      Then Shadesbreath gave us a hub of a situation where you are underwater and there are sharks and things that bite and you might be very frightened, but would you cry?

      I think what might make me cry is seeing someone very close to me,like one of my children, getting eaten by a shark while we are both deep-sea diving (as if that is EVER going to happen!)

      Something like that would make me cry, but I don't know if it is theoretically possible underwater or not. Probably if you are wearing deep sea diving gear, but that might be dangerous in terms of being able to breathe, but if the water was shallow, you'd automatically go to the surface to cry, wouldn't you?

  2. goldenpath profile image69
    goldenpathposted 8 years ago

    I don't know, but it looks like we can in cyberspace!
    http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sad010.gif

  3. blondepoet profile image72
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    People are shocking I know they piddle in the water.
    I am sure they can cry too smile

    1. waynet profile image72
      waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah sorry about that, swimming pools just seem to relax the bladder!

      1. blondepoet profile image72
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I have never peed in the water for I am but a lady........ smile smile

        1. Misha profile image70
          Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You don't have certain body parts tongue

          1. blondepoet profile image72
            blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            LMAO .....still women let it out in their special ways. smile

            1. Misha profile image70
              Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Yeah, I am quite familiar with those ways and to tell you the truth do enjoy them quite a bit on occasion wink

              1. blondepoet profile image72
                blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Oh I better put up my brollie
                For it's raining golden showers,
                Oh I better put up my brollie,
                It's raining golden showers,
                Dee daaaa dummm deeeee.

  4. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    I know this isn't going to sound right, but the meaning is only for example purposes and I do not wish to offend, but to answer the question. smile wink

    Can you cry under water?

    The answer is Yes you can cry under water and the example would come from a women who has been abused(raped) and they run into the shower(turning it on extremely hot) to clean themselves from the dirt they feel, but while the whole time crying.

    If you are making reference to someone actually submerged under water, then I cannot think of a situation, that would put those two things together, at the same place, at the same time.

    Usually, when around water, which can submerge ones head, would be in a tub(reference similar to the above example) or in a pool or at a beach, the latter two are fun times..so you get the point.

    Just my thoughts on it. smile

  5. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    No need to cry - pass me the shell cracker, a diving knife and a tube of melted butter and this scenario is my own little piece of heaven.

    I saw Finding Nemo, sharks dont skurr me..but they are tasty Cajun and blackened

  6. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    Yes wear goggles wink

  7. blondepoet profile image72
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    Ok guys and girls DO NOT FEAR!!!!!
    I am about to embark in a perilious journey of under sea navigation to personally test all the above theories.
    If I don't come back....I may come head to head with a white pointer please engrave on my tombstone
    BP passed in the sea,
    Amongst the coral scenery,
    Do not mourn or cry a tear,
    Party on and have a beer.

    http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af145/exceedwetsuits/_DES6721.jpg

    1. Shadesbreath profile image82
      Shadesbreathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Poem and pic both made me smile.

      1. blondepoet profile image72
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Your smile has returned to me smile

    2. waynet profile image72
      waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ding dong!

      1. blondepoet profile image72
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I hear the sounding of the underwater starter gun.......SEEEEEEE YAAAA!!!!

  8. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    Maybe if the water was mixed with Raw Onions?

  9. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 8 years ago

    An ocean of tears....

  10. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I'll have to ask my mermaid friend, Lita.

  11. MikeNV profile image78
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    Can you pee underwater?  Of course you can.

  12. Tom Cornett profile image79
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    If a shark grabs a certain body part...yes!  yikes

    1. Paradise7 profile image83
      Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ouch!

  13. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Surely you know that lol

    1. blondepoet profile image72
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I know all about these things Mish....I mean after all being a nursey and all that I tend to become experienced in such matters lol. smile

  14. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Oh Deb, you got too serious yikes

    Enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfL8-AgWBf0

    lol

    1. blondepoet profile image72
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh wow Mish I want some of those to carry around in my hand-bag.
      Haha what a classic idea. smile

  15. M.s Fowler profile image39
    M.s Fowlerposted 8 years ago

    Yes but don't get upset if noone notices because they will think that the chlorine did that to your eyes!

  16. profile image53
    ryancoolposted 8 years ago

    yes you can cry under water but why woud you enyway

 
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