Walk across the water like this

by Mark R

The first time I saw this image of a man walking on the water, I just assumed it was a special effect.

There is a video of it after the jump, and it’s either a grandiose hoax or the next extreme sport. I can’t help but want to believe that it is the latter.

The video explains that this act of walking across the water is done without divine intervention from Jesus, but a combination of speed, plus water repellent shoes. Yes, apparently water-resistant shoes make some difference, but some of it is the angle that you approach the water.

It looks like every day these people push themselves to go further each time, like the skipping of a stone.

I think they are using the same method of running across the water as The Flash. In the comics, he is able to perform this super-feat, and I always just brushed it off as inferior comic-book physics. Who would have thought that it was rooted in actual fact?

Who also would have thought that people could run on water like this in reality? It really does make you believe in miracles, at least the ones that you can probably explain.

I suppose it won’t be long before one of these guys manages to run across a river or a lake. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of that.


7 reviews or comments

photoculteur Says: May 13, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Some animals can walk on water but humans cant: humans would be able to run at a very high speed because of their mass. Some simple physics prove it (i saw an article about this subject in the french edition of Scientific American).


hukiworld Says: May 14, 2010 at 1:42 am

I don’t need to run, I can walk on water like Jesus with no special shoes.

Wow Says: May 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm

You’re really not that dumb are you?

timmy Says: May 15, 2010 at 6:48 am

It has been done many times before. There is just a deck of some sort hidden below the water line. Seen it done in some outdoor plays.

Zero Says: May 24, 2010 at 6:50 am

Those shoes are B.S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MD Says: May 27, 2010 at 11:58 am

Why is this blog filled with such terrible writing and continuous inaccuracies, even hoaxes get posted as new.

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