How To: Walk on non-Newtonian fluid

Walk on non-Newtonian fluid

You may remember the recipe for a basic non-Newtonian fluid from grade school science experiments (one part water to one and one third part corn flour or cornstarch), but those trials probably stopped at squeezing the mixture in your hands. While a regular fluid's viscosity wouldn't allow you to walk on it, a little bit of technique and the magic of physics will have you walking on a non-Newtonian fluid as well as Jesus. This video science experiment shows how to use 50kg of corn flour/cornstarch to make a enough fluid, that is both liquid and solid, depending on how it is treated, to fill a tub. By jumping up and down or running in place, the non-Newtonian fluid reacts to the pressure of your weight to remain solid enough to keep your feet from sinking into the Oobleck goo. Don't believe it? Check this video science lesson out yourself. Try it out at home even, following the step-by-step instructions in the video, and learn how to walk (or run or jump) on a Non-Newtonian fluid.

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