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    I am going to post an article for people like me who saw that horrific video(if you saw it, you know what I mean). It answers alot of questions you have or at least I have about it.

    If you want to see the Video you can simply just google "guy's face splits in half".

    Although, I strongly recommend to read the article first as it tells you the reported side efects of watching this Video. Now, there is no "Violence" in this video,but, just a really terrible accident.

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    I am looking for translators to translate this post into Hebrew, Greek, Macedonian, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Lithuanian, Estonian, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, German and Chinese. Email me if you are interested.

    This post has been translated into French as Visage Fendu dans Accident de Plongeon (en FranÁais), into Portuguese as Video Acidente de Mergulho Rostro Dividida Ao Meio (em PortuguÍs ), into Spanish as Video Accidente de Clavadista con Cara Partida (en EspaŮol), into Finnish as Sukellusonnettomuus (on Suomen), into Serbo-Croatian as Ronilačkih Nezgoda Sa Licem Podijeljen U Dva (u Srpsko-hrvatski ) and into Italian as Incidente Di Tuffo Che Divide Il Viso In Due (traduzione in Italiano).

    Bad reactions to the video including nausea, vomiting, dry heaves, paleness, shivering, shaking, spinal chills, headache, rapid heartbeat, nightmares, inability to stop thinking of the video and pain in the face, have been reported. Adverse reactions have lasted up to three days. Please exercise caution in viewing the video.

    This is one of the latest viral videos going around. It actually appeared on the Net around the third week of July, but itís only started going viral in a huge way around the second week of September. In general, it never has a name. It first appeared on Arabic and Turkish sites, and finally found its way around the Net.

    Itís just referred to by some description of the event like, Horrible Diving Accident, Bridge Fail, Worst Diving Accident, Horrific Diving Accident, Awesome Diving Accident, Disgusting Diving Accident, Jump Accident, Cellphone Horrific Diving Accident and Diving Accident. I named it Dive Fail since I could not think of anything better.

    Thereís really no ďviolenceĒ in this video. Itís just a video of a horrible accident.

    A teenager, a 16 year old boy, dives off the seaside promenade in Beirut and slips before the dive. The slip causes him to miss the ocean and instead hit the concrete slab below where fishermen fish. He hits the concrete face first, then goes into the ocean. In a short while, the ocean for yards around has turned red with blood. There are people and boats in the water trying to help the guy, and girls are screaming all over the place.

    The scene then shifts to a hospital where the poor guy is being overseen by a team of doctors and nurses. His face has been split clear in two down the middle vertically!

    He is still alive and conscious, heís still breathing, and his tongue is still moving around. He appears terrified. The doctor a couple of times takes the sides of his face and pushes them together to make a whole face again. The doctor supposedly says, ďWhere do I begin?Ē a few times in Arabic.

    People are wondering how he could survive such an injury, and the front part of his brain may have been injured, but others are saying that it appears to be intact. At any rate, basic things like breathing are done by the brain stem. The brain stem appears to be intact.

    People are also wondering about pain. The brain has no pain receptors. On the other hand, the damage to his face must be very painful.

    There are a lot of rumors saying that this video is fake, but apparently it is a real video. We know this because people in Lebanon are reporting it. Some had friends who were at the Promenade that day, others said it was reported in the Lebanese press and others say that they were aware of stories on the street about the video. There is an article in Arabic from the Lebanese press online proving that this event occurred, but itís in the archives, and looking through the archives costs money.

    This event occurred in Beirut in the second week of June 2009. The teenager and his brother were showing off their diving skills by diving off the Manara Promenade (photo), which is right across from the American University on the shore of Beirutís harbor.

    This part of the Promenade is called Al-Rawsha, and itís long been popular with divers, although officials have always frowned on it. In fact, like the Golden Gate Bridge, itís also long been popular with suicides and attempted suicides.

    Itís a long way off the Manara Promenade to the ocean, over 40 feet. The first part of the video shows his brother making a successful dive. He and his brother had made several jumps before and everything had gone fine, but this time he slips, and disaster unfolds.

    This part was shot with a Nokia cellphone which shoots dark in the afternoon. This segment was shot by a girl at the scene who can be heard screaming, ďOh my God! Oh my God! Someone call the Civil Defense!Ē in Arabic. People are saying that the video is fake because his friends would not shoot him diving, but the girl filming is just some girl who was there filming the divers. Lots of people film them with cellphones when they dive.

    This actually is not the original video from Lebanon. In Lebanon, there were two videos, the first one of the diving accident. Itís apparently two different videos spliced together. This one started going around Lebanon later in the day after the accident. The second video reportedly was shot in the hospital and started going around later. In the original Lebanese video, there is no fade out after he hits, for one thing. The original video from Lebanon is not currently available, but we may be able to get it soon.

    The second part of the clip is the same kid in the hospital, but was shot with a different cellphone so it looks different. The hospital staff is definitely speaking Lebanese Arabic. This part of the clip was shot in the brightly lit ER of the American University Hospital, which is only ľ mile away from where the accident took place. Thatís why things are so much brighter in this part of the clip.

    People are saying that there is no way that such a clip could have been shot in an ER, however, in the Developing World, it is quite common for family, friends, etc. to be present in the ER right next to the patientís bed as the staff hovers around them.

    Itís also not uncommon that they have a cellphone on them and record the goings-on. That would probably be pretty weird in the US, but in the Arab World, no one thinks anything of it.

    As you can see in the hospital footage, they have him intubated, which is an excellent idea. However, he is not on a ventilator, nor are there any signs of monitoring equipment such a pulse oximeter. Also they did not put him in C-Spine precautions (C-collar, backboard, strapped down).

    The physician is focusing on holding his face together, possibly in order to protect the airway. Critics are saying that the doctor is ďplayingĒ with the face, and no doctor would even do that, but I donít think is playing with it. I think heís trying to fix it.

    Medical personnel in the US were saying the video is fake because apparently he is not receiving proper medical care. Keep in mind that this is Lebanon. He is getting reasonable medical care, but I think it is safe to say he is not receiving the best of medical care.

    All the surgeons could do was to stitch up his very deep and severe wounds in his face. Although some clinicians on the Net have said that a good ENT could patch this kid up good, this poor guy could not be saved. But all they were able to do was to keep him alive in the ICU for two days before he died. Other reports from Lebanon say he only lived for one hour and then died. Death was reportedly due to internal bleeding.

    The city of Beirut has tried to stop such nonsense by putting up railings and barbed wire where people like to dive, but teenage boys and even young men in their 20′s keep on diving off the Promenade in very risky circumstances. Before this accident, there were a number of other horrible diving accidents in this area, all involving teenage boys and young men.

    There is a recent post that details a different video that supposedly proves that this video is fake. In the other video, the hospital footage is said to be of a failed 9mm suicide. However, no way can a 9mm do that kind of damage to your face.

    Furthermore, in a longer video version of the ER scene, the two doctors are said to be discussing in Lebanese Arabic how he landed ďon a rockĒ when he jumped into the water. This dialogue would not exist in a gun suicide video.

    In addition, some are saying that the victim in the failed gun suicide video had a similar injury that differed from this one in certain ways, in particular, this one has a dichotomy of the jaw at the chin and the other did not.

    There are claims that instead of a 9mm failed suicide, this is a shotgun failed suicide. However, there are many photos of shotgun suicides on the Web, for instance, at Rotten.com . In general, shotgun failed suicides do not neatly clove oneís face in two in the way that this injury did.

    This is all very confusing, and there is no proof one way or the other at the moment. If itís really a failed gun suicide, why are they speaking Lebanese Arabic just like they are speaking during the dive accident?

    Sources in Lebanon who were there at the promenade and witnessed the dive accident claim that the word on the street in Lebanon is that the second half was shot in the hospital and is footage of aftermath of the diving accident. In addition, the young man in the hospital at the end is wearing swim trunks, just as the diver wore. What are the chances that a video of a failed shotgun suicide by a young man wearing a bathing suit occurred and was filmed in Lebanon around the same time of this accident?

    Many people have questioned the nature of the wound. It does not seem to be possible to hit a concrete slab and split your face vertically like he did. However, if you look at the dive footage, there is steel casing around the concrete slab that he hits. The concrete slab has worn away and a lot of the steel casing is exposed. The steel casing runs parallel to the shoreline. Even then, hitting the steel casing would seem to be a horizontal hit.

    However, look at the way that the boy is flailing wildly in the air. In his dive, he is twisting and turning like the wind. With such a flailing dive, and probably curving to try to avoid the concrete, itís possible for him to him to turn the 90 degrees he needs to turn to hit the sharp edge of the steel casing vertically instead of horizontally, which would result in the injury we see later.

    There is another theory suggesting that the hospital footage is not even real Ė itís faked using special effects. I find this dubious. Looking at the cheap quality of the video especially and the fact that faking something like this is the terrain of motion picture studios with huge budgets, I think it is clear that the guy in the hospital suit is not ďsome rubber thing.Ē One problem is that the hospital guy is quite pale, while the jumper is a typical brown-skinned Arab. This is possible is the diver lost a lot of blood.

    Another suggestion, perhaps not as odd as it sounds, is that he is already dead on the ER table. The body can make a few involuntary movements after death, there are death rattles, and the breathing is said to have been artificially forced by the tube.

    But why tube a dead man? And if you look closely, you can see that his tongue is moving, and his chest is going up and down. He appears to be gasping for breath. A funeral director on the Web felt that he was still very much alive. She also said gun suicide injuries never cleave the head so perfectly. Only accidents can do that.

    But until can sort this out, this video will remain somewhat mysterious.

    At the end of the day, it really doesnít matter if the video is ďfakeĒ or not, because it isnít. The dive footage is real, and the kid really did die from the dive two days later. The hospital footage is of a real person, apparently one who died soon afterward. Does it matter if itís of the diving kid or of some kid who tried to blow his brains out?

    No, it doesnít matter. When we watch a scary Hollywood movie, do we all scream, ďFake!Ē? Of course not. What matters is if a movie is scary.

    And this video is downright terrifying, whether the two vignettes, one on the promenade and one in the operating room, are connected or not. They are both real footage, and it doesnít matter if itís the same person or not. Itís scary like Saw or Hostel is scary. At the end of the day, thatís all that matters.

    There is something really creepy about this video that I canít quite put a finger on.

    From the very amateurish trilingual warning at the beginning (Arabic, French and English, suggesting once again it was made in Lebanon) to the horrible screams after he hits, to the blood-red ocean spreading in a large area around the 20-30 people gathered in the water to help him, to the absolutely terrifying scene in the hospital where the poor kid, incredibly, has a face split clear in two.

    The labored, terrified breathing of the victim combined with what appears to be a the look of horror on whatís left of his face is something that really stays with you.

    Throughout the video, there is some weird, cheesy, hard to describe instrumental music going in the background for some strange reason that really adds to the fear. This music is actually the soundtrack to a medical show on US TV that may or may not be on anymore. Itís either the soundtrack to ER or Chicago Hope.

    The amateurish cellphone footage that jumps around jerkily also in some way makes the video even scarier. I think maybe the frightening thing about all this amateurishness of the video is that it makes it seem so real (i.e. Ė itís not just a Hollywood movie!)

    I was traumatized for several days after watching this thing, and Iíve watched a lot of nasty stuff.
    this happened i believe last july or two july's ago.

    i suggest reading the comments as well.
    http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2...ccident-video/
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    That is the most fucked up thing I have ever seen man! I hope to God that video is fake and no kid ever had to go through something so horrific like that!

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    Quote .40 Cal Flakes wrote: View Post
    That is the most fucked up thing I have ever seen man! I hope to God that video is fake and no kid ever had to go through something so horrific like that!
    i know it's brutal. but,it just goes to show why you shouldn't showboat.

    it's truly,truly ugh...it has me at a loss for words.
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    This coincidently happened around the time of another, way more fucked up, video I happened to watch in full yesterday with a couple friends.. I won't give the name, because it's something you really don't want to see.. Though, it really convinces me that this is real.

    A lot of crazy things happen in the world, and just jumping off of it in general was a bad idea.. It reminds me of a scene in The Basketball Diaries, where the main characters jump off of a cliff into the Harlem River.. It's not an uncommon thing to see, so hopefully this incident persuades people not to attempt these types of things.

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    Quote Ryan_1523 wrote: View Post
    This coincidently happened around the time of another, way more fucked up, video I happened to watch in full yesterday with a couple friends.. I won't give the name, because it's something you really don't want to see.. Though, it really convinces me that this is real.

    A lot of crazy things happen in the world, and just jumping off of it in general was a bad idea.. It reminds me of a scene in The Basketball Diaries, where the main characters jump off of a cliff into the Harlem River.. It's not an uncommon thing to see, so hopefully this incident persuades people not to attempt these types of things.
    never ever will i ever dive of a cliff or even jump off a cliff again.

    i'm not sure you can get more f'd up than this. cmon let us know what it was about at least.
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    never ever will i ever dive of a cliff or even jump off a cliff again.

    i'm not sure you can get more f'd up than this. cmon let us know what it was about at least.
    Okay, 3 guys 1 hammer. All I have to say, you can decide for yourself.

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    Quote Ryan_1523 wrote: View Post
    Okay, 3 guys 1 hammer. All I have to say, you can decide for yourself.
    that doesn't count, that's somebody brutally murdering someone and just filming it. who the hell watches that?I refuse to watch that because that technically makes you associated to murder techniacally.

    btw, the most f'd up is hatchet vs. genitals guy is hacking away at his thing like there's no tommorow just crunching and munching it. until there is no way to reatatch it.
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    You'd be surprised how many people have watched that.. In what way does it make me associated with murder? That page has been up way too long, it wouldn't be too hard to take it off of the internet, yet it remains. The Wikipedia page describes the video pretty much step by step, maybe they're associated with murder too. It looks no worse than a movie would, tbh.

    You're judging me for watching that, and then you go ahead and talk about some guy mutilating his genitalia.. This is no where near the worst There's more messed up things on the internet than you'd believe, I also recently found out from the same friends, something called guro.. There's no way you can beat that, I'd never watch a video on it, but apparently my friend did by accident from a tinyurl.. Not a pretty story, I have it blocked from my memory..

    Either way, the world is fucked up; Just because you're curious of how bad, or in what ways the world is fucked up, doesn't put you in the same category, or anywhere close to the actual person behind it.

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    Quote Ryan_1523 wrote: View Post
    You'd be surprised how many people have watched that.. In what way does it make me associated with murder? That page has been up way too long, it wouldn't be too hard to take it off of the internet, yet it remains. The Wikipedia page describes the video pretty much step by step, maybe they're associated with murder too. It looks no worse than a movie would, tbh.

    You're judging me for watching that, and then you go ahead and talk about some guy mutilating his genitalia.. This is no where near the worst There's more messed up things on the internet than you'd believe, I also recently found out from the same friends, something called guro.. There's no way you can beat that, I'd never watch a video on it, but apparently my friend did by accident from a tinyurl.. Not a pretty story, I have it blocked from my memory..

    Either way, the world is fucked up; Just because you're curious of how bad, or in what ways the world is fucked up, doesn't put you in the same category, or anywhere close to the actual person behind it.
    easy there cowboy. i said technically. i wasn't accusing you of jack shit or judging w/e i don't care i'm just saying and if you want to see a messed up video but it's for an important cause: typ in "swiss animal protection /EAST international" watch it.

    i don't blame anybody for being curious but some of these videos you just have to know your limits. I mean what is the point of watching somebodys murder someone with a hammer, i mean there's thse unbeleivbale videos where you have to see it to believe it and then there's just someone being murdered on tape. there's a fine line
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    Okay, I'm really done with arguing.. It's not that fun anymore, and yes, you said technically, twice. I was just proving my point, that in no way does that make me 'technically associated with murder', so I was trying to get an explanation to how in your opinion that it did.

    You're being hypocritical, again; Just read your last paragraph, murder and self mutilation.. I don't see how anyone would watch that, but to each his own. That's all I'm trying to get at.. Everyone has a different level of fucked up, these people murdered 21 people, so I see a reason for watching that video. To see what the hell is going on with these people.. Maybe you can find the same in someone taking a hatchet to his genitals, I don't. Therefore, I don't see why anyone would watch that. I know my limits, and if I was alone.. I couldn't have finished watching it, but there was a test of endurance among us as we stuck it out.. I see no problem with that, I don't plan on watching it again, I thought it was disturbing.

    There's someone chopping off his own genitalia, then there's someone murdering someone on tape. Where is the line. I would never watch the first one.. That is where we're different, I have no curiosity about that at all. It's okay.

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    Quote Ryan_1523 wrote: View Post
    Okay, I'm really done with arguing.. It's not that fun anymore, and yes, you said technically, twice. I was just proving my point, that in no way does that make me 'technically associated with murder', so I was trying to get an explanation to how in your opinion that it did.

    You're being hypocritical, again; Just read your last paragraph, murder and self mutilation.. I don't see how anyone would watch that, but to each his own. That's all I'm trying to get at.. Everyone has a different level of fucked up, these people murdered 21 people, so I see a reason for watching that video. To see what the hell is going on with these people.. Maybe you can find the same in someone taking a hatchet to his genitals, I don't. Therefore, I don't see why anyone would watch that. I know my limits, and if I was alone.. I couldn't have finished watching it, but there was a test of endurance among us as we stuck it out.. I see no problem with that, I don't plan on watching it again, I thought it was disturbing.

    There's someone chopping off his own genitalia, then there's someone murdering someone on tape. Where is the line. I would never watch the first one.. That is where we're different, I have no curiosity about that at all. It's okay.
    i enjoy arguing and could do it all day.

    and you are calling me a hypocrite which i can agree upon but without you realizing you are being a hyporcrite as well.

    you're done arguing, but you go on to argue with me. look i don't know what your problem is and why you seem to be getting upset i did not intend to po anyone.

    besides, you did start it by saying i've seen a more f'd up vidoe which i went on to say i've seen an f'd up video too and then you seemed to have gotten all angry at me.

    it's all in good fun.

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    all were saying is well since there's no other way to put it then i guess like youtube or itunes suggests "if you enjoyed this" "you might also enjoy".
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