Historically speaking, where was the nastiest, most disgusting disease-filled water located? I mean water that if you were unfortunate enough to be caught in its toxic deluge would sicken or maybe even kill you, how did such water come to be so foul, and how did the local people deal with it?
Any indian river
If your best friend falls into one of these, the correct thing to do is walk away
Dude, seriously… don’t be a pasty. Open sewage treatment is not great, but hardly all that bad you abandon someone. We have this thing called soap that fixes the problem. Try it sometime.
There's more than just shit in there... you'll die trying to save them
There should be
well, what's in there? Cthulhu?
Decaying discarded pig parts, placenta, dead pig fetuses and piglets, etc. A viscous pink swamp of death.
> you'll die trying
No you won’t
> Decaying discarded pig parts, placenta, dead pig fetuses and piglets, etc.
And not one of those things will kill you. You can actually eat and thrive eating every one of those things if you are brave enough. You are also allowed to clean yourself if that’s too displeasing. I stand by my first comment.
Dive in and take a video for us then
I don’t prove negatives. Link me the news article on one person who fell in and died
Why isn't there a fence around it?
Makes it easier to climb out if you fall in
The Thames was the worst. Raw sewerage outlet. Under London bridge there is a little nook where all of the rotting bodies dumped in the Thames would drift into.
Londoners didn't do anything about it. It's still a toxic brown sludge. Brits dump raw sewerage into their oceans and IIRC there were some stats that came out last year that 25% of British swimmers got seriously sick from swimming in the ocean.
Chicago slaughterhouse creeks
I guess you could call that a literal bloodbath LOL
Lake Karachay definitely,
There are also the ponds that formed over former mine sites which are full of arsenic, lead, mercury etc. Migrating birds land in them and never take off again.
my toilet bowl after i take a fat shit
There's a lake not far from me that's full of "forever chemicals" and the fish are mutant or something. There's signs all over warning you not to eat anything you fish from it, if not warning you to not fish at all. It's damn sad. The water looks clear and healthy to my uneducated eyes too. Nice wetlands around it too. Motherfuckers.