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Is Swimming In Syrup Faster or Slower?

  • Am 10 Jan 2022 veröffentlicht
  • I show you on odd effect of swimming in syrup vs water

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  • Magical
    Magical Vor Tag +13

    Thank you so much now I can swim in syrup 🥰

  • zack phy
    zack phy Vor Tag +9

    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.

  • Anime by the Hour
    Anime by the Hour Vor Tag +214

    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.

  • coleeto2
    coleeto2 Vor Tag +1

    Swimming through a more viscous liquid would require more effort / energy. The Mythbusters did an episode on this at human scale

  • Mortomi Cinnamonbun
    Mortomi Cinnamonbun Vor 19 Stunden +726

    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.

  • Filippo Gotta
    Filippo Gotta Vor Tag +16

    This man answers questions I didn’t even know I had

  • Brandon Huber
    Brandon Huber Vor 21 Stunde +218

    We saw mythbusters years ago, this is a good reminder of the good 'ole days.

  • pls don't ban me again you libtards

    "I made this syrup.."

  • MilkMan
    MilkMan Vor Tag +206

    This actually brought memories back for me. This was in an episode of Brainiac where the host swam in a pool of syrup.

  • hfrf The Gremlin
    hfrf The Gremlin Vor 14 Stunden +4

    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

  • Chris
    Chris Vor Tag +15

    Turns out that this scales up too. You can swim approximately as fast in a vacuum as you can in solid rock.

  • The Senate
    The Senate Vor 19 Stunden +40

    But the fact that the pushing force is doubled means you need more energy and strength to keep pushing yourself forward

  • Devon Lockwood
    Devon Lockwood Vor 14 Stunden +1

    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. 🙃

  • Quandris
    Quandris Vor 19 Stunden +2

    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.

  • firebirdude2
    firebirdude2 Vor 4 Stunden

    I'd like to see a larger scale test with robot swimmers. A 12" run isn't exactly definite.

  • Rama Chandra
    Rama Chandra Vor Tag +2

    For a moment there I thought he was going to swim in syrup to test the theory 🙂. Surprising result though .

  • Harloichii
    Harloichii Vor 12 Stunden

    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

  • guilherme siqueira
    guilherme siqueira Vor 19 Stunden +1

    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

  • Vibing3301
    Vibing3301 Vor 12 Stunden

    "Hey son, can I borrow your bath toys?"

  • Emily An
    Emily An Vor 7 Stunden

    They did this on mythbusters, gotta say, it was much more entertaining to watch Jaimee Hyneman suffer through it though