Heights and drowning are two of the top four fears listed by Americans (sandwiched between public speaking and bugs/snakes/animals), so it’s little wonder that regular folk would be hesitant to step off the 10-meter (33 feet) diving platform.
Still, with a little bit of coaching, BuzzFeed Blue was able to get three of its human guinea pigs overcome their vertigo and take the plunge.
[fusion_title size=”4″]TEN METER TOWER[/fusion_title]
In the 2016 documentary Ten Meter Tower, sixty-seven study participants in Sweden were filmed as they contemplated jumping from the 10-meter platform. The video provides a fascinating glimpse into human behavior, especially with respect to overcoming (or succumbing to) fears.