The Sound Of Water Being Poured Down A 164-Foot Well

March 23, 2018


This is a video of a tour guide at the Nuremberg Castle in Bavaria, Germany demonstrating what it sounds like to pour water down the castle's 50-meter (~164 foot) well. The sound it makes isn't all that crazy (it sounds like peeing directly in the middle of a toilet bowl for max splash), but what's trippy is how long it takes from initial pour to splashdown, then from the pour's stop to the splashing to stop. Fascinating stuff. Now, are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Does it involve peeing off the top of your office building?" I'll start chugging coffee.

Keep going for the video while I speculate what it would sound like to throw an enemy down there. Also, enjoy the video while you can, because it's all over the second we ride up Troy's bucket.

Thanks to Carsten, who thought the whole purpose of a well was to use its water, not add water to it. Ha, shows how much you know!

  • GeneralDisorder

    I kinda wonder what the terminal velocity of poured water is. Unfortunately I don't wonder enough to actually look it up.

  • mvgc3

    Google says the terminal velocity of water is about 9-10m/s. The sound of the poured water hitting the bottom of the well starts are just about 6 seconds. Without doing all of the actual math, that seems to add up (about 1 second to reach terminal velocity, somewhere between 4-5 seconds to travel the remaining distance, which would be more than 40m and less than 50m - the remaining difference could just be speed of sound, about .15s to travel 50m)

  • Beard


  • Andyman7714

    Is that a "well" or medieval shit chute?

  • Bling Nye


  • AtomicMountain

    Great. Now I gotta go to the bathroom.

  • Trever Burhans

    Like watching a martial arts movie.

  • Closet Nerd

    Well.... that was interesting

  • Geekologie


  • Closet Nerd

    WELL..... WE'RE WAITING....

  • Geekologie

    well I'll be damned

  • Closet Nerd

    Well[sh] people are from Whales....

  • Actually it's Wales.
    So, not so well.

  • Richard H Sanford

    This convo is going well...

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