I'm curious how many of my fellow io9ers are already familiar with this ghoulish safety short from the early 70's. Lonely Water (Aka Dark and Lonely Water) was a 90 second PSA designed to teach children about the dangers of playing around deep water. It may or may not have been effective at reducing the number of accidental drowning deaths in the UK, but it certainly helped produce more than its fair share of budding young hydrophobics.

For those of you who haven't seen the short before, yes, that is Donald "Blofeld" Pleasence providing the voice of the sentient holocaust cloak that just wants you to hurry up and fall into some damn water already.