What If You Jumped Into a Pool Filled With Human Saliva?

Why do we find other people's saliva so gross? We each produce about two bathtubs of the stuff every year, so why do we freak out when even a drop of someone else's saliva comes near us? Getting the odd splash of saliva from a "spitty talker" isn't going to kill you, but what if you were submerged in a large volume of it? What kind of dangers would you be exposed to? Transcript and sources: https://insh.world/science/what-if-you-jumped-into-a-pool-filled-with-human-saliva/ Watch more what-if scenarios: Planet Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-HhCwYD7rc&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJCzxwmCq0NNpYq9N9wyb2l The Cosmos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfuJyVkMH_g&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJno6oFF9nLGuwXNGYHmE8U Technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS3bBO05fpU&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTIeRY3JtgXgoGqSEB7kDdKO Your Body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmXR46TrbA8&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJNsV9FFeNAKl2ySsHj8GZO Humanity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdCDQIyXGnw&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTIFnvmOeWbv-Mt8zFxSCSvZ Tweet us your what-if question to suggest an episode: https://twitter.com/WhatIfScience What If elsewhere: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/what.if.show/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatIfScience Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science Suggest an episode (detailed): http://bit.ly/suggest-whatif T-shirts and merch: http://bit.ly/whatifstore Feedback and inquiries: https://underknown.com/contact/ What If is a mini-documentary web series that takes you on an epic journey through hypothetical worlds and possibilities. Join us on an imaginary adventure — grounded in scientific theory — through time, space and chance, as we ask what if some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence were different.

Why do we find other people’s saliva so gross? We each produce about two bathtubs of the stuff every year, so why do we freak out when even a drop of someone else’s saliva comes near us? Getting the odd splash of saliva from a “spitty talker” isn’t going to kill you, but what if you were submerged in a large volume of it? What kind of dangers would you be exposed to?

Transcript and sources: https://insh.world/science/what-if-you-jumped-into-a-pool-filled-with-human-saliva/

Watch more what-if scenarios:
Planet Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-HhCwYD7rc&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJCzxwmCq0NNpYq9N9wyb2l
The Cosmos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfuJyVkMH_g&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJno6oFF9nLGuwXNGYHmE8U
Technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS3bBO05fpU&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTIeRY3JtgXgoGqSEB7kDdKO
Your Body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmXR46TrbA8&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJNsV9FFeNAKl2ySsHj8GZO
Humanity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdCDQIyXGnw&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTIFnvmOeWbv-Mt8zFxSCSvZ

Tweet us your what-if question to suggest an episode: https://twitter.com/WhatIfScience

What If elsewhere:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/what.if.show/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatIfScience
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science

Suggest an episode (detailed): http://bit.ly/suggest-whatif
T-shirts and merch: http://bit.ly/whatifstore

Feedback and inquiries: https://underknown.com/contact/

What If is a mini-documentary web series that takes you on an epic journey through hypothetical worlds and possibilities. Join us on an imaginary adventure — grounded in scientific theory — through time, space and chance, as we ask what if some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence were different.

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Why do we find other people’s saliva so gross? We each produce about two bathtubs of the stuff every year, so why do we freak out when even a drop of someone else’s saliva comes near us? Getting the odd splash of saliva from a “spitty talker” isn’t going to kill you, but what if you were submerged in a large volume of it? What kind of dangers would you be exposed to?

Transcript and sources: https://insh.world/science/what-if-you-jumped-into-a-pool-filled-with-human-saliva/

Watch more what-if scenarios:
Planet Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-HhCwYD7rc&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJCzxwmCq0NNpYq9N9wyb2l
The Cosmos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfuJyVkMH_g&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJno6oFF9nLGuwXNGYHmE8U
Technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS3bBO05fpU&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTIeRY3JtgXgoGqSEB7kDdKO
Your Body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmXR46TrbA8&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJNsV9FFeNAKl2ySsHj8GZO
Humanity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdCDQIyXGnw&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTIFnvmOeWbv-Mt8zFxSCSvZ

Tweet us your what-if question to suggest an episode: https://twitter.com/WhatIfScience

What If elsewhere:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/what.if.show/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatIfScience
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science

Suggest an episode (detailed): http://bit.ly/suggest-whatif
T-shirts and merch: http://bit.ly/whatifstore

Feedback and inquiries: https://underknown.com/contact/

What If is a mini-documentary web series that takes you on an epic journey through hypothetical worlds and possibilities. Join us on an imaginary adventure — grounded in scientific theory — through time, space and chance, as we ask what if some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence were different.

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