Twitter has discovered the magic of non-Newtonian fluids!
If you thought that only Jesus could walk on water, then … you’re right. But there’s another type of walking on water that, thanks to science, all of us can do.
Twitter recently discovered the magic that is non-Newtonian fluids, with a video from TechInsider of people “walking on water” that’s going crazy on the web this week.
But what is a “non-Newtonian fluid” and how does it help us accomplish this superhuman feat?
Non-Newtonian fluids are substances that are both liquid and solid because their viscosity (the rate at which they flow) is affected by the amount of pressure applied to them. In the video below, a simple example of this has been made by mixing water and corn starch, and the effect is that the mixture becomes a solid only when the pressure of someone’s foot is being applied, effectively allowing the person to walk on water!
This substance lets you walk on water pic.twitter.com/iIalFP8AJW— Tech Insider (@techinsider) January 7, 2018
If you haven’t had any childlike fun in awhile, you can even make a mixture like this yourself at home, and don’t forget to check out the video above to see non-Newtonian fluids in action.