11 thoughts on “You, too, can walk on water!”

  1. 10 Cents:
    I can do it too if I buy special French water from Blumroch. He calls it “eau de glace”.

    Tsk tsk. A) I’m no merchant ; B) It’s manufactured abroad so it no longer deserves to be qualified as French (except by e.u. cheaters who allow putting a false and deceptive local mark on (bad) products created through foreign slave labor) ; and C) you’re such a good f(r)iend I would give it to you for free. 😉

    Nice video. Yet, I would rather use this obvious simpler trick to walk on water (apart from being we-know-who, of course) :

    P.S. edit/fix : This nice, gentle and clean (darn, I can’t believe I’ve written these three adjectives) picture <sh|c>ould make smile a few people here :

    Jésus et l’Ecossais

    Oops, I forgot it was in French. Here’s a Q&D port of the story :

    A Scot would like to cross Lake Tiberias. The ferryman ask him a 200 dolleuros fee.
    — This is madness. This is really too high a price !
    — The fare may be expensive but please remember this is the place where Jesus Himself walked on water.
    — I don’t doubt it : with such an outrageous price, he found it better to manage the crossing of the lake by his own means !
    (the legend of the cartoon says : “This Jesus was probably of Scottish roots”)

    Note I do *not* know anything about the site *supra*, just discovered a few minutes ago. Anyway, I don’t like the name, chretiensdaujourdhui, “christians of today”, for people who are supposed to think of eternity. 😉

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  2. Here are some other things you can do with a non-Newtonian fluid.

    You can crush it with a hydraulic press:

    Make worms out of it:

    Smash it with a pneumatic ram:

    Blow it up with dynamite:

    Attack it with a jackhammer:

    Hit it with a baseball bat:

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  3. Blumroch wrote:

    C) you’re such a good f(r)iend I would give it to you for free. 😉

    Corrected

    C) you’re such a good f(r)iend I would give it to you for f(r)ee. 😉

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  4. 10 Cents:
    Blumroch wrote:

    C) you’re such a good f(r)iend I would give it to you for free. 😉

    Corrected

    C) you’re such a good f(r)iend I would give it to you for f(r)ee. 😉

    Nope. Witty but wrong : I believe in evil free gifts such as “eau de feu”, “eau de glace”, Trojan horses and freewares. “Timeo Danaos…” as Signorita Dona Ferentès said it in Spanish. 😉

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  5. @Mr Walker : Thanks for all these videos *supra*, Sir. Until know, I thought Prince Rupert’s Drop was the maximum fun science could bring ! Once again, thanks to you, I know I was wrong. 😉

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  6. Blumroch:
    @Mr Walker : Thanks for all these videos *supra*, Sir. Until know, I thought Prince Rupert’s Drop was the maximum fun science could bring ! Once again, thanks to you, I know I was wrong. 😉

    Thanks!

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  7. Blumroch:

    10 Cents:
    Blumroch wrote:

    C) you’re such a good f(r)iend I would give it to you for free. 😉

    Corrected

    C) you’re such a good f(r)iend I would give it to you for f(r)ee. 😉

    Nope. Witty but wrong : I believe in evil free gifts such as “eau de feu”, “eau de glace”, Trojan horses and freewares. “Timeo Danaos…” as Signorita Dona Ferentès said it in Spanish. 😉

    Blumroch, I didn’t realize you were so evil-gelical. I did know you were gratuitous. 🙂

    The Trojan horses come from the G(r)eeks, right?

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  8. 10 Cents:

    The Trojan horses come from the G(r)eeks, right?

    Yep, hence the “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes” from Virgil’s *Aeneid*. I’ll always remember our Latin teacher, an extremely competent and severe master of Classical Letters, pronouncing the two last words with a Spanish accent — the second of the two jokes she ever made, I think. Here’s her first one : at our very first class, she introduced herself saying “There are two great University scholars for Latin and Greek. The other one is dead.” (later, I learned she had not invented the formula, though *she* had the right to pronounce it).

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  9. Roxie:
    The following tends to be less successful and is not recommended:

    Roxie had an unfortunate  typo…

    It is DEFINITELY recommended and please post a video here when you do!

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