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OMG holy hell This is next level
« on: May 07, 2010, 11:57:50 PM »
What can I say running across water
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe3St1GgoHQ
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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010, 07:13:41 AM »
WTF... I'm trying that.

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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 08:52:41 AM »
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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 09:03:00 AM »
Haha wow, I bet they're having a good laugh, us americans are so gullible!
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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2010, 09:47:07 AM »
If you're determined to go out and try to be Jesus, just remember to take a towel, you'll need it. 

Great video though, best fake I've seen in a while.
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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2010, 11:41:58 AM »
Seemed quite real to me...

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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2010, 01:09:13 PM »
damn this vid is exploding on the internet. anyway, a lot of people think it's a viral marketing video for "Hi-tec".. the clothing company they are all wearing. Just look at all their hats, jackets, and shoes, all Hi-tec. I don't know what I think, I'd like to think it's real, but there's no way of knowing

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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2010, 01:16:51 PM »
[...] but there's no way of knowing

... Unless you try ;) lol

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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2010, 01:53:02 PM »
When you try this, PLEASE make sure you video it, and post your failure for us all to see.


Tell me, umm, exactly why would the TOPS of the shoes need to be water repellant, to be able to "walk on water"? The rubber soles on all our shoes are completely water repellant. (That would be the part that hits the water while you are "running" on it.)

Look up these concepts: Surface tension. Weight distribution. Displacement. Angle of attack.


I will say, though, they did a great job. It was very entertaining.
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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2010, 01:56:53 PM »
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there's no way of knowing

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... Unless you try  lol

Or unless you have a basic understanding of how water's surface tension works.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface_tension  Simply put, unless you're a super light lizard with webbed feet, it's going to be really hard to pull it off.  Don't take my word for it though, go try.  Just remember the towel.
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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2010, 02:03:19 PM »
Just remember the towel.

And the video camera, please!
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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2010, 02:09:22 PM »
This is probably fake, unless you can run 70 mph and have webbed feet and weigh 4 oz. then you're not going to be able to do this. Look at it, see how they all fall at the exact same place, its probably a sunken boat dock or a couple weighted boxes.

I want to believe this is true, but the laws of physics say no.
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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2010, 02:19:04 PM »
i dont believe it and this is why:

Number one: There are 2 spots that he ALWAYS falls off at. a spot like 10 feet out and a spot like 30 feet out.

Number two: When you look at his feet, they arent like slowly sinking or gliding. He is pushing down and there is a sudden stop at his feet. You can see this easier when the vid is in slow motion.

Number three: People do fake vids that look amazingly real all the time. its called technology.

Number four: It goes against every law of physics there is lol.

While this is a really cool vid, i dont think its real.
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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2010, 03:57:40 PM »
what about that lizard that runs on water, if it can do it why can't we?

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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2010, 04:07:34 PM »
what about that lizard that runs on water, if it can do it why can't we?
Because he weighs 3 oz., has webbed feet, and can run a 4 ft. per second and create air pockets beneath its feet.   :P
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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2010, 04:27:48 PM »
Looks like a send up to me.

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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2010, 09:10:19 PM »
idk you never know :P

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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2010, 09:40:33 PM »
I got this guys, no problem.

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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2010, 09:19:58 AM »
This is fake but this is real
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YOfvzai-bM&feature=channel

just running on thin wooden planks but I guess that's as close as you can get :/

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Re: OMG holy hell This is next level
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2010, 08:44:59 PM »
Oh god I can't believe how many people took this seriously. I am laughing so hard right now.
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