While most scientists use animals to show that their hypothesis is true, this scientist risks his own life to prove his point in a breathtaking experiment.
Andreas Wahl, a physicist, took a big risk as he stands 3 meters away from a loaded gun, while submerged in a swimming pool, to prove fluid resistance. With a pair of goggles on for safety, he fired an assault rifle at himself using a string connected to the trigger of the gun.
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The video was made as part of a Norwegian science show. As it was explained on YouTube, “It’s harder to create movement in water than in air, because water molecules are closer together than air molecules. To show the difference in resistance, physicist Andreas Wahl puts himself in front of a weapon submerged in water and fires it—on himself.”
A whole film crew helped Wahl pull off the incredible trick. They used slow-motion cameras to make sure the effect of the bullet’s force on rippling water is captured.