Close calls with whales happen more often than you might expect. And although the people in these videos got away relatively unscathed, there's no denying that they were just meters away from becoming a whale's lunch. But what would happen if they hadn't been so lucky? Could a human body survive being swallowed by a whale? Has it ever happened before?Transcript and sources: https://insh.world/science/what-if-you-were-swallowed-by-a-whale/Tweet us your what-if question: https://twitter.com/WhatIfScienceWatch more what-if scenarios: Planet Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-HhCwYD7rc&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJCzxwmCq0NNpYq9N9wyb2lThe Cosmos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfuJyVkMH_g&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJno6oFF9nLGuwXNGYHmE8UTechnology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS3bBO05fpU&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTIeRY3JtgXgoGqSEB7kDdKOYour Body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmXR46TrbA8&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJNsV9FFeNAKl2ySsHj8GZOHumanity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdCDQIyXGnw&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTIFnvmOeWbv-Mt8zFxSCSvZWhat If elsewhere: IG: https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatIfScienceFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/What.If.scienceSuggest an episode (detailed): http://bit.ly/suggest-whatifT-shirts and merch: http://bit.ly/whatifstore"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere." — Carl SaganWhat 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.