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Thank you so much now I can swim in syrup 🥰
Mythbusters did an entire episode about this years ago. They also came to the conclusion of it's the same but they actually tested it for real by filling up pools with syrup and swimming in it.
The difference tho is that swimming through a higher viscosity uses more energy so you tire out faster. That’s why the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 that happened in Boston was so tragic.
Swimming through a more viscous liquid would require more effort / energy. The Mythbusters did an episode on this at human scale
Honestly i would rather swim in water, because (ignoring the mess after) i don’t think i would be able to breathe as well, and i don’t quite have as much torque as that turtle apparently.
This man answers questions I didn’t even know I had
We saw mythbusters years ago, this is a good reminder of the good 'ole days.
"I made this syrup.."
This actually brought memories back for me. This was in an episode of Brainiac where the host swam in a pool of syrup.
I’m a competitive swimmer as I think that with good technique (meaning you swim with little resistance and have a good catch) because of how much easier it would be to get a more solid and powerful catch you could go faster in the syrup
Turns out that this scales up too. You can swim approximately as fast in a vacuum as you can in solid rock.
But the fact that the pushing force is doubled means you need more energy and strength to keep pushing yourself forward
I love the experiments that you show on your videos. It's such a nice break from all the sad stuff we are constantly viewing. 🙃
I would be interested to see how hydroplaning would work . Seeing as how some competitive swimming techniques (fly) require lifting yourself on top of the water as much as possible. Probably doesn't make a difference, but still.
I'd like to see a larger scale test with robot swimmers. A 12" run isn't exactly definite.
For a moment there I thought he was going to swim in syrup to test the theory 🙂. Surprising result though .
I feel like you'd get tired quicker in syrup, therefore directly affecting how fast you can swim when you have a set amount of stamina
also, forward motion will be inconsistent in a viscous fluid. See how the turtle wobbles. That line represents the swimmers spine strength. So you’ll bê disoriented when trying to swim
"Hey son, can I borrow your bath toys?"
They did this on mythbusters, gotta say, it was much more entertaining to watch Jaimee Hyneman suffer through it though