So I had some problems sleeping last night, which can often lead to some rather bizarre thoughts. I started thinking about triathlons. I saw over on another blogger’s site – where a comment was “I can’t swim.” So I began to think about how a non-swimmer could do a triathlon. (it was REALLY late at night ok? These things come to the sleep deprived mind.) Now mind you, I have no idea what the rules are in a triathlon, but it was where my mind went. So, what if someone could just RUN on the water? Now, I’m not super-genius – so I was pretty sure someone else had thought of this before (Turns out Leonardo Da Vinci did – and he WAS a super genius!! See the picture above for his initial sketch)
Well, It also occurred to me that anything a Genius can design – some idiot has tried. It turns out MANY idiots have tried this one. So today’s bizarre thing found out on the interwebs - Man’s Attempt to Walk on WATER!!!! Some of the examples I found – included walking sticks (such as seen in Leonardo’s drawing above) Which I would think would help resolve some balance issues – as well as spreading your weight out better. The interesting thing about the number of pictures of people successfully walking on water – is in reference to Myth Busters Episode #78 from the 2007 Season. The official quote from the Myth Buster’s Website is:
To test this myth, Adam tried various special shoe designs, including Mizu gumo, which were meant to increase the his surface area on the water or increase his buoyancy. However, the shoes either failed to keep Adam afloat or made too much noise as he tried to cross the body of water. Jamie then created a Non-Newtonian fluid from a mixture of water and corn starch, which made the water solid enough for Adam to run across unaided. However, it is unlikely that ninjas had access to large amounts of corn starch, so the myth was busted.
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